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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

As I understand it, Cross Spectrum recalibrates it, supposedly more carefully than the factory.
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Can someone elaborate on the differences between the UMIK-1 offered by miniDSP and the one offered by Cross Spectrum?
An accurate calibration file that you can actually trust... speaking of CSL of course.
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Thanks. I'd assume that the extra $20 is worth the improved calibration....
...but since CSL is out of town until next week, I'll sit on my decision and pull the trigger at that time.
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An accurate calibration file that you can actually trust... speaking of CSL of course.
+ 1 absolutely correct.

When you might be EQing, accuracy is extremely important, don't want to eq something that might not be there.
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Thanks. I'd assume that the extra $20 is worth the improved calibration....
...but since CSL is out of town until next week, I'll sit on my decision and pull the trigger at that time.
Extremely small price to pay for accuracy and great customer service.
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Agreed. I will be EQing and will order the Umik from CSL. Its got to be accurate or EQing is a waste of time.

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OK, I haven't read this entire thread, but am aware of the problems. I finally got around to opening my mic (#700-0161) and realized that my calibration file has changed. The new one doesn't go below 20 Hz.

I didn't save the first one, just the numbers on an MS Notepad. Previous calibration went to 4 Hz. I can't use a mic that only goes down to 20 Hz. Any suggestions before I try to return this?

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Any idea how much variations there are between calibration from from files?


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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

First Cal:
4.6758 1.231 -3.57
20.396 -0.3124 -0.81
31.4549 -0.1217 -0.84
40.7919 -0.1468 -0.77
97.0201 0.0938 1.03
1006.5565 0 -3.31
10442.738 -0.1356 -30.22
19152.066 -1.4403 -60.94

Second Cal:
20.396 -0.260969317
31.4549 0.578932595
40.7919 0.588880754
97.0201 0.868686606
1006.5565 0.000160291
10442.738 3.815920532
19152.066 0.117766008

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I didn't save the first one, just the numbers on an MS Notepad. Previous calibration went to 4 Hz. I can't use a mic that only goes down to 20 Hz. Any suggestions before I try to return this?
Personally I wouldn't waste time and contact MiniDSP, time is of the essence.

I thought they had a deadline to return these mics, but if you explain.
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