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Good evening all ,

Sorry if my question seem redundant but i have serch this forum without much success.

I have the Behringer ECM-8000 mic with the Eurorack B802 amp and downloaded REW .

I read REW help file but the instructions are aimed at using the Radio Shack sound meter.

Is there any guide that explain how to use the ECM8000 along with REW and the 802 amp to measure and calibrate a home theater?

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You can find a connections diagram here:

REW Cabling and Connection Basics

After that, its used like the SPL meter for subwoofer measurements. For full range measurements things are a bit different; get back to us here if that's your intent.

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Wayne
Hi Wayne I downloaded the the connection diagram........Thanks. I have read the REW help file which explained how to calibrate the REW to the reading of the spl meter but how do i achieve this with the ECM8000?. my system is Onkyo TX-SR706 i have run Audyssey already so i would like to use REW and BFD to do a full range to clean things up unless the recommendation when used with audyssey is to mesure sub only?

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...calibrate the REW to the reading of the spl meter but how do i achieve this with the ECM8000?
Not sure exactly what you mean by "calibrate the REW to the reading of the SPL meter." Do you mean loading the calibration file for the meter into REW? If so, you load the calibration file for the ECM8000 mic instead. It's available on the same page you got the SPL meter file. Unless you have a mic with a custom calibration file, in which case you would use it instead.

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Connect you ECM to REW with whatever preamp/power you're going to use. Click "calibrate" next to REWs SPL readout. Select the appropriate tone based on which speaker you're using. Turn up the volume until the SPL meter reads 75dB. Tell REW the signal it's getting is 75dB. Now REWs SPL is calibrated to the ECM and whatever gain you have set on the preamp.
 

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Not sure exactly what you mean by "calibrate the REW to the reading of the SPL meter." Do you mean loading the calibration file for the meter into REW? If so, you load the calibration file for the ECM8000 mic instead. It's available on the same page you got the SPL meter file. Unless you have a mic with a custom calibration file, in which case you would use it instead.

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Thanks now if i want to perform a full measurement how do i need to proceed?
 

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Connect you ECM to REW with whatever preamp/power you're going to use. Click "calibrate" next to REWs SPL readout. Select the appropriate tone based on which speaker you're using. Turn up the volume until the SPL meter reads 75dB. Tell REW the signal it's getting is 75dB. Now REWs SPL is calibrated to the ECM and whatever gain you have set on the preamp.
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First set up your mic at the listening position, aimed towards the speaker you want to measure. It's best to have a stand for it, but if not hold it at arm's length during the measurement tone. For full range, it’s best to measure one speaker at a time.

1. Prepare to run the Check Levels routine (Settings icon, Soundcard tab) selecting Check/Set Levels with Subwoofer in the Levels pull down box.

2. Change Input Device Input and Output Device Output from Default to USB Audio, or the name of the soundcard, if that option is available, and Speaker for output, and Line In for input.

3. Begin the Check Levels routine. Ensure the REW output VU meter is at -12db and the Sweep Level at -12dB. If those fields are blank, check the two Control Mixer Volume boxes.

4. Set the Wave Volume at 1.000 and the Output Volume about ~0.500. (If those fields are blank,).

5. Adjust your receivers volume control so the actual standalone Radio Shack SPL meter reads ~75db at the listening position. Then adjust REW Input Volume to end up with -18dB on the REW input VU meter.

6. Still in the Settings section, run the Calibrate SPL routine (in the Mic/Meter Tab) to match REW's SPL meter to the real SPL meter to ~75dBSPL. Make sure the “C Weighted” SPL meter is checked (if you’re going to use the meter to make the measurements).

7. Close Settings window. Run the Set Target Level routine (Target Settings icon to left of screen), which will set the target to ~75dB. Make the Speaker Type selection for what you want to measure – subwoofer, full range, etc. For subwoofers and bass-limited full range measurements, also, set the Cutoff, which is the crossover frequency you’re using

8. Run the Measure routine.

9. Using the Graph Axis Limits icon, set the vertical scale to 45dB to 105dB and the horizontal scale for subs to 15Hz to 200Hz.

10. To save the graph, select Graph from Menu Bar, then Save Graph as JPG. Use 600 size setting.


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Wayne
 
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