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The issue I am having is that my subwoofer output is now very low with the miniDSP inline. Even adjusting the AVR gain from +2 to +10 it is very low. I am sure I just boogered up a setting somewhere. Any ideas?
 

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It looks loud in your measurement with the minidsp active, are you really running the sweep at 100dB or are you not SPL calibrated?
 

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Not SPL calibrated. Was thinking the new Umik-1 did not need SPL but I obviously messed something up. Figured the FR graph is still relevant though.
 

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The UMIK is a calibrated mic, so as long as you are loading the calibration file into REW then REW is showing you accurate dB SPL! What exactly is the problem you are having?
 

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The UMIK is a calibrated mic, so as long as you are loading the calibration file into REW then REW is showing you accurate dB SPL! What exactly is the problem you are having?
Pretty sure I pressed the calibrate button on the spl function, which probably messed up the spl calibration. Maybe if I reload the calibration file it will readjust itself? Will be a week from Tuesday before I have time to play with it again.

Pretty sure I made it much harder than it needed to be.
 

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Thanks Wayne, good chance that could be it. I only remember one area where there was a lot of eq added. Might raise the target and adjust the eq settings.
 

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You are hitting on the same issue I have with the MiniDSP/UMIK-1. Even with NO filters, it reduces the sound too much. I have tried a lot of things including a Bump Box to change the voltage, opened up the MiniDSP to change the sensitivity jumpers, but regardless the output is diminished too much for me to use the MiniDSP. I did manage to get the curves flat with the MiniDSP at reference volume, but then bass is completely missing for movies…just gone. This is a subject that has been explored and is somewhat complex to tackle. Search these forums on MiniDSP gain samson s-convert.

Unfortunately, I have my MiniDSP sitting on the bench permanenly because of this.
 

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You are hitting on the same issue I have with the MiniDSP/UMIK-1. Even with NO filters, it reduces the sound too much. I have tried a lot of things including a Bump Box to change the voltage, opened up the MiniDSP to change the sensitivity jumpers, but regardless the output is diminished too much for me to use the MiniDSP. I did manage to get the curves flat with the MiniDSP at reference volume, but then bass is completely missing for movies…just gone. This is a subject that has been explored and is somewhat complex to tackle. Search these forums on MiniDSP gain samson s-convert.

Unfortunately, I have my MiniDSP sitting on the bench permanenly because of this.
blitzer, I'm curious. Are you using MS or OSX?
 

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I tried OSX and REW was not working right at all. I kept getting very different curves and it crashed a lot. You have to do some weird monkeying just to get it to work with the MAC to begin with. I was very disappointed. I switched to Windows and boom - it just worked. It has been my experience that software is just a lot more mature and tested on a PC.
 

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You are hitting on the same issue I have with the MiniDSP/UMIK-1. Even with NO filters, it reduces the sound too much. I have tried a lot of things including a Bump Box to change the voltage, opened up the MiniDSP to change the sensitivity jumpers, but regardless the output is diminished too much for me to use the MiniDSP. I did manage to get the curves flat with the MiniDSP at reference volume, but then bass is completely missing for movies…just gone. This is a subject that has been explored and is somewhat complex to tackle. Search these forums on MiniDSP gain samson s-convert.

Unfortunately, I have my MiniDSP sitting on the bench permanenly because of this.
I will run it without filters to see if it reduces output.
 

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I have version A, .9Vrms Max, with the 2 way Advanced 2.1 plug in. I cleared all eq and it still cut the subwoofer output in half. Also, had a noticeable stutter while playing the sweep for REW instead of a smooth sound.
 

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So I finally got some time to play with REW again today. The miniDSP is still benched as I did not get around to trouble shooting my output issue with it today. However, I feel this may have been a blessing in disguise, as I made what I felt were big gains with an unusual setup. I place my old, vastly inferior sub, a Polk PSW110, nearfield, did some phase adjustments, and ended up with the following results with no eq. Included the Polk graph just to show how whimpy it is...flat 38-60 Hz lol. All graphs are 1/12 smoothing, no EQ, and SPL obviously not calibrated.
 

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SPL is working properly now with the Umik-1 and REW. I did not have 5.01 downloaded. When I updated, it asked if I was using the Umik-1, asked for the calibration file and seems to be working properly now, with sweeps occurring at 75 dB or so.
 
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