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post #791 of 887 Old 09-23-14, 11:41 AM
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Cross Spectrum will ship the UMIK-1 to addresses in and out of the US. They only ship the UMM-6 to US addresses. I don't know why. Parts Express doesn't seem to have the same restriction on the UMM-6 but only includes the one 0į calibration file AFAIK.
Alright, and performance-wise? Is there any reason why the UMIK-1 is a better mic than the UMM-6 for REW, or is it much of a muchness?

Is it true that these mics are plug and play for REW? No real tinkering of settings to get them to work properly? I guess I just want to know if there are any drawbacks to the UMIK so that I can make a more informed decision.
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Much the same depends on calibration.
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UMIK was plug&play for me. I couldn't say on the UMM-6.

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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

I am using the latest REW via hdmi and the cross spectrum umik-1. I don't have a spl meter. I am trying to measure my subs max output and REW gave me an overhead error when my MV above +5. Can someone help me to be able to measure above +5MV with accurate measurement? Thanks.
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I am using the latest REW via hdmi and the cross spectrum umik-1. I don't have a spl meter. I am trying to measure my subs max output and REW gave me an overhead error when my MV above +5. Can someone help me to be able to measure above +5MV with accurate measurement? Thanks.
Turn down the input volume setting on the UMIK.
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^^ thanks john. I assume the measured graphs still have accurate spl readings? Thanks.
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Yes, if you have the UMIK selected as the input device and Microphone (or similar) selected as the input and the cal file has the sensitivity figure as the first line.
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^^ great. Thanks. I have all that.
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After Audessey calibration, I ran sweep at reference MV and got about 105db average from 10-200hz for my subs. What is wrong as I suppose to get 115db at reference 0MV? I have a cross spectrum umik-1 and use REW hdmi4 output. Thanks.
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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

Does your calibration file(s) have the sensitivity entry at the top like this:


The top line should start with '"Sens Factor ..."'. If it doesn't go to the MiniDSP site and download their Calibration file using the serial number from your mic. Copy and paste the first line of that file to the top line of COPIES of ALL the Cross Spectrum supplied files. Use Wordpad, not Notepad, as the files don't like Notepad for some reason.

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