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post #11 of 16 Old 03-26-13, 01:25 PM
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Re: Is the RS meter "good enough"?

You should get one of these

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Re: Is the RS meter "good enough"?

That would work.

The Q502 includes phantom power and a USB interface, eliminates the need for the UCA222, gives a much cleaner setup.

The ART USB dual pre is another good, simple option.
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Okay, thanks! Yet another toy I have to purchase .

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OK thanks. I suppose the q is when is an rs meter is not accurate enough for sub eq? Possibly this is a how long is a piece of string question. Do they drift at all?

Are there any issues with running a USB mic over a long (10m) cable? I have a feeling USB is limited to <5m or so.

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OK thanks. I suppose the q is when is an rs meter is not accurate enough for sub eq? Possibly this is a how long is a piece of string question. Do they drift at all?

Are there any issues with running a USB mic over a long (10m) cable? I have a feeling USB is limited to <5m or so.

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Here is one way of looking at it. Many home theater enthusiasts are looking for smooth subwoofer response, but not necessarily flat subwoofer response. Many home theater setups end up with subwoofer frequencies emphasized some amount above the rest of the frequency response curve as a matter of personal taste. The import thing is that it is done in a smooth, controlled fashion.

The RadioShack SPL meter with our generic calibration curve will do a good job of helping you achieve smooth response, which is definitely the main priority for good-sounding bass. Then you can adjust the amount of bass somewhat for personal taste by playing with the target curve in REW during the EQ process. If flat response is also a priority for some reason, or if there is a specific known target curve you want to achieve closely, then you need an individually calibrated measurement mic or SPL meter for that.

USB cable lengtht: 5 m is about the limit. Some devices, USB mics included, can work reliably with a buffered USB cable for extra length beyond that.
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Here is one way of looking at it. Many home theater enthusiasts are looking for smooth subwoofer response, but not necessarily flat subwoofer response. Many home theater setups end up with subwoofer frequencies emphasized some amount above the rest of the frequency response curve as a matter of personal taste. The import thing is that it is done in a smooth, controlled fashion.

The RadioShack SPL meter with our generic calibration curve will do a good job of helping you achieve smooth response, which is definitely the main priority for good-sounding bass. Then you can adjust the amount of bass somewhat for personal taste by playing with the target curve in REW during the EQ process. If flat response is also a priority for some reason, or if there is a specific known target curve you want to achieve closely, then you need an individually calibrated measurement mic or SPL meter for that.
that makes sense. Part of the reason I'm thinking about this is because I've recently seen what looks like audyssey producing a flat response that my spl meter measures as flat but +5-6dB higher (i.e. it looks a bit like a step down at 80Hz). I know there are various issues in measuring what audyssey has done with REW but it still looks quite odd.
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