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  1. Mic Orientation

    REW Forum
    I just received a UMIK-1 Mic and want to use it with REW to smooth out my low-end response from my dual subs and mains. I've done a lot of reading including the REW Help file, the MiniDSP site instructions, and the AVSForum REW guide. One thing that's noticeably absent or even conflicting are...
  2. HSU sub & Audyssey - Phase switch orientation?

    Audio Processing
    I set my sub up when I first got it for music... and what was best for it's still current location was the phase switch set to 180... I've ran Audyssey and haven't even bothered switching it back to 0 and was just reading some material that said to make sure the sub is set to 0. How important...
  3. Help With Choosing Room Orientation based On Room Dimensions as a Start

    REW Forum
    Hi, I am, of course, trying to get the best readings I can from my room. I have played with the distance of my speakers and as I move them further apart, my bass readings get better; however, I seem to have a huge null of about 15-20 dbs from about 50hz-70hz, that I can't get rid of. I...
  4. Umik-1 orientation

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    Hey guys, I have a seemingly dumb question to ask. I'm wondering if I should situate my umik so it's straight up. My focus right now is measuring my subs, in room at my LP. Being omni directional, makes me think this is right. Fwiw, I've been using my rat shack meter. (With cal file) p.s. At...
  5. Woofer orientation and Delay question??

    Home Audio Subwoofers
    If you had 2 Subs, one next to each L,R main ( equal dist to MLP ) ...one is front firing and the other is down or side firing, would the delay time be the same ??
  6. Corr. Orientation of ECM8k & RS mic/meter

    REW Forum
    Can anyone tell me the correct orientation of the microphone and the RS 33-4050 meter for testing purposes? I originally had the mic vertical and was using the RS horizontally and was told that this is incorrect. So, can someone tell me the correct setup? Thanks, Bob
  7. REW first-timer: orientation of ECM8000 mic?

    REW Forum
    Hi all A quick (and I think simple!) question from a first-time REW user. I want to use REW with a Behringer ECM8000 mic and no SPL-meter to check the speaker/room response of my home-audio system. This will be with a view to adding some room-treatment solutions, such as bass-traps and dealing...
  8. Mic orientation

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    Hello Shackers, i read a lot in this forum and learned really so much. Now its time to get active:gah::heehee: I just tried the actual cal file (below) from the ECm8000 from the download section. My question is: is this file calibrated from horizontal or vertical avareging? I would like to buy...
  9. Speaker Orientation, Surrounds??

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    I'm installing a 5.1 setup in my parents living room. Their couch is all the way up against the back wall and they want in-ceiling speakers for the surrounds. These too will be more or less against the back wall and probably over the arms of the couch or just a little wider. I purchased the...
  10. Epik Conquest Orientation

    Home Audio Subwoofers
    I am considering adding a Conquest to my system. Picking a location in the room due to its size is an issue. I saw a post either here or on AVS about laying it on its side, but did not understand why that would make a difference. Does having the driver closer to the floor extend LF output...
  11. ECM8000 Orientation and Cal Files

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    I don't usually link to other forums here, but here's a discussion about the ECM8000 mic and cal file over at DIY Audio: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=119164 What it comes down to is this: 1) if you use the ECM8000 cal file posted here at the shack, be sure to use...
  12. Subwoofer orientation?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I have been working on the design of my new theater, and I was wondering if anyone had any input as to sub woofer orientation/placement. The room is appx. 18.5' W x 23' D x 9' H. I will be using 32 sealed 18" woofers. I have 3 options that I am entertaining. I am wondering which option should...
  13. ECM8000 cal file and mic orientation

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    My research indicates that for room correction it is best to take room measurements with the mic pointed at the ceiling. Would the latest ECM8000 cal file posted in this sites download section be suitable for use with the mic pointed at the ceiling? I am thinking that the calibration labs...
  14. ECM8000 orientation

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    I feel kind of stupid asking this, but what's the correct way of positioning the ECM8000? Should it point toward the source or toward the ceiling? I.e. horizontal or vertical? Thanks!
  15. RS SPL orientation - horizontal or vertical

    SPL Meters | Mic's | Calibration | Sound Cards
    Can't find any refernece to this, but should the RS SPL be mounted vertically or horizontally, and if horizontal should it be pointed at the speaker or at the centre point between speakers. I guess the question really is - what orientation was used for the RS SPL callibration testing?