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  1. Is there a method for trying out speaker placements

    REW Forum
    Hey, I am about to continue with my work on REW and I am wondering if there is a method or a strategy when it comes to moving speakers around and changing the location of the LP. My guess would be pulling it out/ farther from the wall would be a good starting place. And possibly toying with toe...
  2. Problem with TSP calc -> mass method but REM assumes sealed box

    REW Forum
    First of all: 1000 Thanks to the authors of the great tool REM! I am exploring the functionality of REM and got stuck in computing the Thiele Small Parameters. I've made the following measurements: free air: +10g The result is then the following: That is odd, since fs is clearly lower...
  3. MATT instead of the freq sweep method?

    REW Forum
    An old friend came by who used to be in the studio room treatment business. He tells me I should not be using frequency sweeps in REW because steady state tones do not give a good representation of real music (which of course is not steady state). He said I should use the Music Articulation Test...
  4. New Construction - Best method for surround sound

    System Setup and Connection
    Hey all, I am working on my house, new construction, and I am really starting to realize how little I know when it comes to running wire for surround sound. :yikes: I am wanting to run any speaker wire that I will need now before I start drywall. I was going to run 5.1 surround for my master...
  5. MMM Moving Mic Measurement Method

    REW Forum
    John: Wouldn't it be simple to implement a timer function in the RTA to support this (below)? A countdown timer - like now is in the measurement panel - so the operator can click GO and have X seconds to get in place. And a duration timer that stops the RTA after Y seconds - up to several...
  6. TSP: REW asks for added mass while using closed box method

    REW Forum
    Hello everyone, First I would like to say thanks to the author of REW. Life has become a lot easier for DIY enthusiasts compared to a decade ago, when I started building loudspeakers and such great tools were not readily available. I have measured the impedance of some 6.5" and 15" drivers...
  7. Inverted Listener speaker placement method

    Home Audio Speakers
    Has anyone ever tried this? Comments? http://www.higherfi.com/speaker_position.htm
  8. Dayton DATS testing method query!

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Im 99% ready to purchase a dayton DATS tool to test various drivers but have seen many people complaining of inconsistencies in measurements. My question is, should drivers be measured on their backs as ive seen 'most' do, or should they be measured when vertical? I figure the weight of the...
  9. preferred method to connect HT speakers?

    System Setup and Connection
    What is the preferred method to connect speakers to a home theater system? My room is prewired but the wires just terminate in the box in the wall. I really want to install some cover plates for the front 3 speakers with banana jacks (keep a nice clean look) but then what should I do to...
  10. harman multisub method

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi, guys. I've recently moved house and have a new cinema room in the making. Been pondering sub placement for a while, and the old Harman multiple sub whitepaper surfaced in my mind. I have a great opportunity to try this placement with two or four subwoofers in they (near) ideal theoretical...
  11. Useful Method Of Comparing Acoustic Devices

    Home Audio Acoustics
    I'm wondering if there is a method of comparing two broadband absorbers, for example, against one another using REW? Will the measurements actually give me relevant data? As an example, I recently measured two broadband absorbers against each other, and took more measurements with no absorbers...
  12. A quick method to mount your projector.

    Home Theater Projectors
    This guy has put a lot of thought into the quickest way to mount a projector. http://thereifixedit.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/129070851826799682.jpg
  13. Method to the Madness "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" Blu Ray review

    Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    The new Blu-Ray of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is a slight improvement over the standard edition version but considering the style of photography this picture needs all the help it can get so I recommend it as the best this movie is capable of looking. The 5.1 stereo re-mix is okay in...
  14. HT Wall Construction Question

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I am considering building my home theater with the room within a room method. When constructing your framing/stud walls of your home theater, and one or more walls are along or next to a concrete basement wall, what recommendations do you have for what to do for the side of the stud wall that...
  15. method to identify room modes

    REW Forum
    Hi all...been reading & researching for a year & a half now, and just recently finished the basement so I've started calibrating my subs...i'm in the process of trying to identify my room modes so that I can place the subwoofers in best locations for minimal eq necessary with the BFD and to...
  16. Subwoofer Issues - Zu Mini Method

    Home Audio Subwoofers
    Hi All, I have been having some issues with my Zu mini method subwoofer. I absolutley love this sub but the crossover does not seem to be working properly. I am sending a full frequency signal via RCA from my squeezebox to the RCA Input of the Mini. I set the Crossover on teh Mini to 40Hz...
  17. Zu Method or Mini Method

    Home Audio Subwoofers
    Anyone using one of these subs in their system? I'm looking for a sub for my Zu Druids but with such little information from actual users on these subs I'm a little scared to pull the trigger with out hearing them first. My short list now is: JL Audio Fathom f112 Martin logan depth Zu Mini...
  18. Alternative Bass EQ Method

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    I have been using my Behringer DSP1124P and REL Strata 3 to great effect, but I have found that in my 2 channel setup it has some disadvantages which affect the overall frequency response and transparency of the system. In order to surpress my room peaks (caused by the main speakers), I have to...
  19. New CEA 2010 method for measuring true subwoofer performance

    Hi all (I'm reposting this for those who may not have seen it the first time) For those who haven't heard yet...ALMA and CEA have introduced a new method to gauge subwoofer performance. This is very good news indeed...as it will standardize things a bit and really levels the playing field...
  20. Method to dim DSP1124P LEDs

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    I just noted in Otto's post on "Rack Ears" a comment about using window tint to dim the front panel LED's. I just finished a new method (new at least to me!) that may interest others. If someone else has already posted this idea, please forgive my redundancy. If you remove the left rack ear...