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post #30001 of 30013 Old 06-21-2017, 03:49 PM
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honestly I forget, went out and bought a minidsp and fv25 and just waiting to go thru hell again with rew
I feel your pain. Can't tell you what a relief it was to finish getting my FV18s configured with REW and a UMIK-1. Don't want to have to do that again very soon.
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my new fv25 ships on monday...so however long that takes
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I feel your pain. Can't tell you what a relief it was to finish getting my FV18s configured with REW and a UMIK-1. Don't want to have to do that again very soon.


Still can't figure out how to use REW.


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Not that this has anything to do with Rythmik - but for my Rythmik family I thought I’d post....

Got my 2 Micca M-8Cs setup today, wire run through ceiling/walls/etc. Excited to change amp config and rerun Audyssey. The top rear right speaker was super low - something not right. Audyssey tells me phase issue. I check the amp and AVR, all is fine. So I take the speaker down and there it is staring me in the face like an F on a test back in high school, black in red and red in black. I carefully take it down and as I am holding it with one hand and pushing down the wire clamps with the other, SNAP! The freakin’ connection board snapped on me. Completely ruined my night. Worked a good 3 hours today to run all those wires and set everything up only to have this. Only good news is that it’s a cheap $41 speaker and with Amazon Prime ill have another here on Sunday. It’ll be a quick install since the wire is already right there. But man what a downer!

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Still can't figure out how to use REW.
Check out Omnimic. REW can do so many things, but the learning curve is high for some. Omnimic is a very capable system that's easier to master for most.

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check out omnimic. Rew can do so many things, but the learning curve is high for some. Omnimic is a very capable system that's easier to master for most.
omnimic ??
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omnimic ??
It's $399.99
http://www.daytonaudio.com/index.php...nt-system.html

While Room EQ Wizard is free and easy to learn especially with the REW forum on here with the creator of the software.
Free help from others who know this FREE software well
Simplified REW Setup and Use (USB Mic & HDMI Connection) Including Measurement Techniques and How To Interpret Graphs
The mic is only $75 https://www.minidsp.com/products/aco...urement/umik-1

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omnimic ??
Yup, Omnimic. And it's not $399 either.

REW has tremendous capabilities - and the fact it's free is very impressive - but it's not the easiest to setup or use. There's less of a learning curve with Omnimic, it comes as a complete set (so no need to buy a separate mic or download frequency files) and it offers a lot of features. That combination is appealing to many people.

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Still can't figure out how to use REW.
Learning REW is an accretive process. Despite its rather steep learning curve, I recommend it over any of the configuration solutions that you have to pay for. The now very long REW thread is very helpful. Highly recommended! REW is free but you would have to buy a good mic if you don't already have one. Many of us, including me, use the UMIK-1. Mastering REW well enough to properly configure subs requires some effort but is far from impossible.
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For those familiar with display calibration, REW is like ColorHCFR and Omnimic is more like CalMAN (or ChromaPure or Lightspace). For me, the the savings with REW is worth it.

(However, I do own CalMAN and used ColorHCFR before that and Jim is right that the premium software often has a less steep learning curve and less initial setup required (more plug in and play).)

However, Jerry and Markus in the REW thread are very helpful and knowledgeable with REW and audio measurement/optimization in general. Once you get into it, it's not too difficult for most typical uses like FR measures and sub PEQ.
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the biggest challenge for me using rew is after getting initial results...ok, have a frequency response with dip/null at crossover of 80hz and lets also say 30hz...now what? start reading, asking ?'s and down the rabbit hole I go trying to fix something I really never knew how to fix in the 1st place weekend over lol.

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Audyssey or Dirac (automated room correction software) can do most of the hard work after placement/room treatments are optimized. For the sub, do the sub crawl except put the mic where your ears would go and measure frequency response (FR) and then use the location is has least serious peaks and nulls, especially deep/wide nulls/dips that EQ can't fix. Also, check subjective SQ at best 2-3 spots since things like tactile response and smoothness of response throughout listening area matter too (not just center of MLP FR).

IMO, the real pain is moving around the subs/speakers... measuring is not too bad unless if you are trying to integrate multiple subs manually (like CitSur did before getting Audyssey). Or handling bass management without an AVR or AVP that does it automatically.

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the biggest challenge for me using rew is after getting initial results...ok, have a frequency response with dip/null at crossover of 80hz and lets also say 30hz...now what? start reading, asking ?'s and down the rabbit hole I go trying to fix something I really never knew how to fix in the 1st place weekend over lol.
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