Bag pardon, you clearly know what you are doing, sometimes you see someone's comment and you're not sure. Just being thorough.:T
Well, I ordered a UMIK-1 yesterday and it shipped today, at least today my time which is Eastern time in the US, or tomorrow morning if you're on Hong Kong time. Reading back to the earlier posts in this thread there was some concern about prompt email replies from miniDSP, it's easy for those of us in the US to forget how far out of sync we are with Asia time wise, Hong Kong is 13 hours ahead of me in the Eastern time zone. Several years back when I was working for a global corporation I helped transfer products to the US from Asia and when I would send Emails I would often not hear a reply until the next day due to the time difference, you had to plan ahead and time your messages to make sure you got timely responses. From what I have seen from other responses to the forum and my order so far they seem to be a very customer oriented company and my order shipped out promptly, so I'm optimistic so far.
I also ordered a Beringer UCA202 primarily so that I can get both digital and analog line outs from the older laptop I plan to use, I have no confidence that the headphone out from the on-board sound will give me a flat response, plus it will give me another way to interface the laptop to my 2 channel music system.
So, I'm looking forward to getting things hooked up and start doing some measuring once I receive everything, I'll plan to post my results and I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions for the forum coming in the near future.
Great thanks, just ordered a minidsp. Figured I would get the mic to sence the shipping was the same amount. Didn't really want to spend another $20 if I decided to get it in the future!If your interest is addressing the low frequencies the RS meter is fine. UMIK-1 is a good option if you need full range measurements.
I am following your question closely as I have not yet received my Umik-1 and expect it has similar calibration issues.Anyone notice that the calibration file format on the new batch has changed? The recent batch of UMIK's only has calibration file values down to 20.1Hz and then it just ends... in addition about half of the UMIK's in this batch apparently experience a large step going from 802Hz to 812Hz, the other half don't exhibit any such 'step'. Anyone know why that is? Was the calibration procedure changed? and why do the half of these new UMIK's, the one's exhibiting this large jump, happen to be between the exact same two adjacent frequencies (always between 812Hz and 802Hz)? Could it be due to different calibration 'test beds' possibly being used and one is messed up? Then there is the question of, if the UMIK is spec'd at +/- 1dB from 15Hz-20kHz then where are the 15-20Hz correction factors in the file? I've asked these questions on the manufacturer's forum and am still awaiting a response. Anyone here have any answers? Hopefully there is just some simple explanation...
Follow the link I just added to my earlier posting above to see specifically what I'm talking about.I am following your question closely as I have not yet received my Umik-1 and expect it has similar calibration issues.
If you look at the miniDSP forum you'll see that they are holiday from Monday to Wednesday and you should expect responses to e-mails and inquiries starting Thursday.Did you check out some of the other serial number files from the new batch? Like 7000277 or 7000274 or 7000270... these are particularly bad... the worst in that decade of serial numbers (270-279)
Still no official word at all from the DevTeam over at the miniDSP forum... surely they've seen the thread over there. It should now be almost 2 o'clock Tuesday morning in Hong Kong by my calculations, so they had all Monday to see the posting and respond. Maybe they are sooo busy no one had the time to look at the forum on Monday OR maybe they are checking into it, which would not be a good sign because it means there's not a simple explanation and thus most likely no quick easy solution. The longer it takes to get a response from the DevTeam, the more worried I will become as to what kind of resolution might come out of this.
Thanks for that!!! I didn't notice it... this eases my mind a little knowing that there still might be a simple, easy answer to all this speculation. So hopefully we can expect an offical response by Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.If you look at the miniDSP forum you'll see that they are holiday from Monday to Wednesday and you should expect responses to e-mails and inquiries starting Thursday.