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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
If I recall correctly ...you need a mixer for the Behringer :huh:
 

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That's correct. The mixer/preamp is about $60.00 and the mic is around $50.00. So combined, about the same price as the Galaxy 140
Yes but you still need an SPL meter on top of that or you wont know what 75db is.
 

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How much of a difference would it make to have the ECM8000 professionally calibrated vs. using the listed correction file? Has anyone used the correction file for a while, then decided to have theirs pro calibrated and re-did it to find a significant improvement?

Along those same lines, how close are all of our uncalibrated microphones likely to be that the correction file is going to bring them all closer to where they should be? Isn't it more likely that they've drifted in different directions from unit to unit?
 

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We created the ECM cal file from a professionally calibrated meter and once completed we tested several ECM mics against it and they were very consistent between units. Certainly within reason for home theater use.

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