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  1. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    I've gone ahead an read a lot of the FAQs and threads on REW and the miniDSP UMIK-1. I've also googled some sources but am having difficulty trying to get answers on some aspects that are glossed over that I am not certain I understand. Its likely because of being an outsider to audio...
  2. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Still learning this stuff, so appreciate any basic "rules of thumb" when buying a receiver, especially now that I own Polk RS60i and RC65i in-walls. Their specs: •frequency response 60-20,000 Hz (-3dB) •8-ohm impedance •sensitivity 89 dB •handles up to 100 watts What do these specs mean for...
  3. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    I thought I would sit down with you and talk a little bit about wire. I work doing lighting and other electrics in the live entertainment business. So learning about the capability of the wiring has been important throughout my career. -- Wire Type -- There are 2 basic types of wire Solid - A...
  4. REW Forum
    Hi there, I'm new to REW, have read the basic help + tut's and trialled the software but having a little trouble getting any results. Basically, I'm having trouble joining the dots and would like input from anyone spell out the steps to set eq filters in a second software app via a plugin Lets...
  5. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    I need to calibrate my Tascam 122 MKII. Looked at the diagram a few times now. Here is what I have done. USB goes from soundcard to laptop. RCA goes from line input to line output. Is this all I need to do before I spin up REW and calibrate the soundcard, or do I need to make another...
  6. REW Forum
    The way I read the help section, in order to calibrate the sound card is to connect the input to the output and click on the calibrate button on the sound card preferences window. When I do I get an error message which states that I don't have a SPL meter in the circuit. What dont' I understand?
  7. Pro Audio
    So here's a quick rundown of the basics in digital audio interfaces... Let's say you are trying to record a source (guitar voice whatever). You need a MIC, that mic will need to be amplified by a preamp. Once the mics signal has been amplified by a preamp it can be plugged into an audio...
  8. Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Howdy: EDIT - See about 5 posts down for the actual eBook posted here!! While there are some great hardware guides out there for selecting the right components for a DIY DVR, the information on how to put it all together is either scarce or scattered. To that end, I've put together the first...
  9. Pro Audio
    Howdy: EDIT - See about 5 posts down for the actual eBook posted here!! While there are some great hardware guides out there for selecting the right components for a DIY DVR, the information on how to put it all together is either scarce or scattered. To that end, I've put together the first...
  10. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    My HT is 22 long, 10 wide and 7 high. I have an Onkyo 705 in the box and SVS mains and sub. Also have an Epson 6100 in the mail. I bought Avia II which is in the mail as well. The front wall and front 1/2 of the theater will be smothered in OC 703 fiberglass panels. I cannot make any sense...
  11. REW Forum
    As per title really, Ive got the 2D graphs clocked and can make adjustments for that. I'd like to fully understand the rest of the program now but I'm going to need help I think. I dont get what the waterfalls are all about, I know its time domain stuff but thats about as far as my understanding...
  12. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    Hi Folks, In the above thread for the ECM8000/Xenyx 802 combo, I am intrigued that both input and output connections to the PC sound card are on the RH channel. Whilst I can understand this for the input, I would have expected the PC sound card output to be on the LH channel, which was then...
  13. Home Theater Projectors
    Projectors are more and more invading Home theaters. In fact this is mainly due to both the decrease in price we are living nowadays and the big improvements in picture quality they are now capable of delivering. Actually I couldn't allow myself to dream to own a 1080p projector at home only 3...
  14. Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    Click here to jump to the full post on REW Connection and Cabling Basics . :) brucek
  15. SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    REW Cabling and Connection Basics This thread is a quick reference that covers the basics of connecting cables and SPL meters (or microphones) to Room EQ Wizard software (a.k.a. REW) in order to take audio measurements of any home theater, stereo system, or studio. Additional details and the...
  16. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    In my quest to learn as much as many here and prepare for building my first SUB I've been encouraged to just ask, ask, ask. This will begin a series of questions that I hope everyone will chime in and help a newbie become converted to a DIYer. Question: I noticed that when building and tuning...
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