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post #171 of 887 Old 02-01-13, 11:17 PM
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Laptop usb outputs aren't always putting out the right voltage either. Using a powered hub may help those.
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FYI USB 2.0 spec calls for a max 5 meter cable length due to round trip signal timing limitations, a longer cable may time out on you, why they make cables that do not conform to the spec is any body's guess.
Indeed, the repeater cable is certainly no cure-all, seems to work in some cases and not others. With audio data streaming in one direction, it seems to be more forgiving.
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Is there a need to get a separate SPL meter if I plan to use the UMIK1 for REW purpose? I remember reading somewhere that UMIK1 has built in SPL meter function, unlike other mics (UMM6).
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Is there a need to get a separate SPL meter if I plan to use the UMIK1 for REW purpose? I remember reading somewhere that UMIK1 has built in SPL meter function, unlike other mics (UMM6).
Yeah I read that as well. The spl meter in REW uses sensitivity data from the provided calibration file so based on what I read you don't need any additional spl meter.

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That is correct.
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MiniDsp advised they have shipped my UMIC-1 today. I also picked up 25 ft HDMI cable.

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I have mine coming as well. With the calibration file, is it good down to 5hz?
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I have mine coming as well. With the calibration file, is it good down to 5hz?
Yeah read that as well. With a calibrated mic I should be able to trust the measurement results and spend my time finding the best dual sub locations and optimal speaker positioning. Once completed I will then focus on any required EQ'ing. I have already installed the majority of my room treatments.

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MiniDsp advised they have shipped my UMIC-1 today. I also picked up 25 ft HDMI cable.
Being nosey here. You didn't pick up a 25 foor HDMI cable for the UMIK-1 connection to your computer, did you? Because the UMIK-1 uses USB. Plus USB can not go 25 feet without running into timing problems.
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My laptop has HDMI out so I can use HDMI to connect my laptop to my Onkyo preamp. I chose HDMI since I read there are problems with USB over longer distances unless you use a repeater. Of course I will use the usb cable provided to connect laptop to the UMIC-1

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