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post #1 of 15 Old 11-17-08, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Alternative mic to RS SPL?

Very new to REW. Wondering what's some of the experienced users of REW are using as a reliable mic vs a RS SPL?

Thanks everyone!

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post #2 of 15 Old 11-17-08, 05:38 PM
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Re: Alternative mic to RS SPL?

Most use the Behringer ECM8000 and associated preamp, along with the calibration file we provide on this site. Read and become familiar with REW Cabling Basics and the REW HELP files.

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post #3 of 15 Old 11-17-08, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Most use the Behringer ECM8000 and associated preamp, along with the calibration file we provide on this site. Read and become familiar with REW Cabling Basics and the REW HELP files.

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The Behringer looks perfect. I'm actually using the calibration file for the RS Analog meter. I think it's working ok but I can't be sure if I'm getting accurate measurements. I posted them if you feel like checking them out.

What preamp should I purchase with the Behringer?
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Re: Alternative mic to RS SPL?

I have had great success using the Behringer ECM8000 and Xenyx 802 mixer. The 802 has great support by brucek. He is very helpful if you have any questions trying to use this set-up.

http://www.behringer.com/802/?lang=ENG

They are great for highs and lows. Probably the next best thing would be to have the ECM8000 professionally calibrated.
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What preamp should I purchase with the Behringer?
See the cabling link I posted above...........
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See the cabling link I posted above...........
Got it.. So is the Behringer over the Galaxy SPL a better choice?
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So is the Behringer over the Galaxy SPL a better choice?
But remember that you still require an SPL meter when using REW to set the level in the room and for general speaker level matching.

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Re: Alternative mic to RS SPL?

So how about just using the Galaxy SPL for calibration and measurements? Will that be a better option than a mic? or the RS SPL I currently use?
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So how about just using the Galaxy SPL for calibration and measurements? Will that be a better option than a mic? or the RS SPL I currently use?
Yes, if you do get a Galaxy and do not get the Behringer ECM8000 then you must go with the Galaxy 140. The 130 does not have a line out that is required to connect to REW.

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post #10 of 15 Old 11-29-08, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Alternative mic to RS SPL?

So it looks like my local Guitar Center has both the Behringer mic/amp and the Galaxy 140 SPL. Price for either is pretty close... What do you think would be the better choice?
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