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post #1 of 17 Old 11-21-14, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Help what to buy and how to connect REW

Hi all,

looking for a budget REW setup. I already have a old SB X-fi 5.1 (SB1090) usb sound card at home. My plan is to buy the Dayton EMM-6 mic, but I'll need some kind of phantom power pre- mic amp.

Will I be able to use the X-fi and still get the timing reference loopback feature? If I want to measure the delay and phase and delay for multi subs and room phase. If it work, should the pre-mic amp be connected to the mic in or the line in on the X-Fi?

If the X-Fi will not work, may I use the Beringer UM2, it's a cheap usb sound card? If not, may you please help me pick another one from the site thomann .de/se/cat.ht ml?gf=usb_ljudinterface&oa=pra
I live in Sweden and this site offer many alternatives at good pricing.

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Re: Help what to buy and how to connect REW

I doubt you can find a separate mic pre amp w/ phantom power that will be cheaper than the UM-2, so I’d go for that. From what I can see it looks like it should work. However, if you want to be absolutely safe you should get one of the sound cards recommended in our REW Sound Card Database.

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post #3 of 17 Old 11-22-14, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Help what to buy and how to connect REW

Thanks Wayne, will look in to that thread again.

I misunderstood the shipping cost from Parts-express to Sweden, It's $10 more than the actual mic. So I will probably not buy that one. A Behringer ECM8000 may be an better option, however, it is not calibrated.
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Re: Help what to buy and how to connect REW

Have you looked here for a mic?

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post #5 of 17 Old 11-22-14, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Help what to buy and how to connect REW

Yes, the total price including shipping will be same as the Dayton from Parts-express.

But thanks =)
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Re: Help what to buy and how to connect REW

I just tried rew with a simple mic that was connected to the mic port of my laptop. It was not calibrated but for creating DRC curves calibration is not a MUST. Try it and you will see a major improvement in sound.
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post #7 of 17 Old 11-23-14, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Help what to buy and how to connect REW

Sorry but DRC curves=?
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Re: Help what to buy and how to connect REW

I mean the equalization filter that you can then use in Foobar2000 or miniDSP.
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I mean the equalization filter that you can then use in Foobar2000 or miniDSP.
Okay, then I understand. Thanks.

Just ordered a Dayton EMM-6 from Amazon, still expensive shipment but a lot cheaper compared with Parts-Express.

Think I go with the Behringer UMC22 $87, but not sure yet.
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Check out Umik 1. I talked with the guy who developed REW he said this will work fine.
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