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So originally I had a xv15. Was going to buy another but found a xs30se for 750. So I purchased that it will be here Monday.

Do you suggest keeping the xs30 nearfield or the xv15?

I ordered a mic and I am waiting for it still. Will be a rew first time for me
Nice price, I'd love to add a second XS30se for $750!

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Thanks. Hoping that I can get it to blend well with a xv15 though.

Tom was sold out of Umk so I am waiting for him to get some more. But also have to wait until Monday for my sub.

Sort of scared dipping into REW and scared of the results I might see
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Sort of scared dipping into REW and scared of the results I might see
Honestly, think of the measurements as a guide. You can spend your life chasing after a flat graph or you can spend it enjoying an audio system that sounds good to you.

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Be afraid.....be VERY afraid.



J/K, REW ain't all that bad....if I can figure it out, I think most guys on here can.

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Hey Tom mentioned that I can use my Audyssey mic with REW. How do I do that? Also I need to see if I can even use REW with my computer.

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^^^

Well....you can use the Audyssey mic, but should you...? IMO, no. There is no calibration file for it so any measurements you get will be essentially useless.

Does you computer have HDMI out? If so, you're good...if not, you can still use the "Legacy" connections - line out or headphone out.

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Well I just looked at REW system requirements and unfortunately my old computer won't work.

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Wow...it must be REALLY old.

I bought a laptop for $250 that runs REW just fine.

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^^^

Well....you can use the Audyssey mic, but should you...? IMO, no. There is no calibration file for it so any measurements you get will be essentially useless.

Does you computer have HDMI out? If so, you're good...if not, you can still use the "Legacy" connections - line out or headphone out.
1)he can plop the audy mic a couple feet in front of the V1500 run a sweep and just do a visual trnasfer function. Will it be +/- 0.5dB? Doubt it. And I guarantee the U MIKs won't be either.. But I bet he would be within say +/- 2dB. Good enough for a general overview.

2)It is common IME for new REW-5 users to decide they aren't going to spend the time to learn REW-5 within a day or to of diving into it. This would at least allow him to find that out before spending $100 on the U MIK.

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I posted this in Nathien's thread - update time

I received my 3000i on Monday but didn't get a chance to start setting it up until last night. After a couple of hours of "playing",(as my wife calls it) I got it sounding pretty good with music using various cds and MJ's "This Is It" (not a fan but can't argue with the quality of the sound track). Put in WOTW and it was not very impressive. Plenty loud but not very visceral. Too early to worry though, more play time needed. I did move my old sub, Servo 15, to the back of the room and now I see why the dual sub mantra is repeated so often. Second sub just adds something that is hard to describe but is way into the cool factor!

Spent more time today trying to dial the new sub in and made major progress. Started out by adjusting the gains (old sub too) down so that as an end result the subs level were -6, bumped them up to -2, took my time and played with the delay feature on the 3000i until is sounded louder(nothing drastic) and more "right", tweaked positioning (slightly), put the room size back to large (room is 2700 cu/ft, sealed dedicated space), again put in WOTW and BINGO - impressive & visceral. Had the wife been in the room, she without doubt would have called me insane and probably a few more colorful adjectives. I'm sure that I'll try some more minor tweaking but it is sounding good.

I've played around with raising my crossovers from 50 to 70 on music and think (you know how that goes) that I like it. Final thought for this post and I'm not sure what I believe, but it seems like the new sub is sounding better with more playing time, as in there is more separation between bass notes and transients are crisper. I could just be nuts though !
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Wow...it must be REALLY old.

I bought a laptop for $250 that runs REW just fine.
Yep. 6 years old! I really need a new one but all these HT upgrades are taking up all my $!

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latest still yet to do sub tweak.,,cause me wants to watch a movie

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Ya I smell a lawsuit against Tom coming. He is draining people's bank accounts
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Ya I smell a lawsuit against Tom coming. He is draining people's bank accounts
No grounds when people are actual happy with the $ spent! Unless making a product that is far superior to most is against the law....
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Question about powering ON/OFF

I've got dual XV-15's and I leave mine powered ON 24/7. How many of you out there do the same? How many switch them off when finished using them? Tom V., if you are reading this, what do you recommend???

I've wanted to ask this question for over a year and finally remembered to post this evening...
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Mine have been set to auto on from day 1. That is over 2 yrs on 2 of my subs and 1.5yrs on the other. You are fine...

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I keep my xs30se on auto since I got it.
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I turn mine on and off each time I use them, for some reason the auto on feature was glitchy and I am too lazy to troubleshoot. Also I have a sort of OCD about seeing the green light turn on, not sure why lol
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Just watched iron man 1 and iron man 2. My xv15 was putting out some nice bass. Wondering how they would sound when my xs30 is here as well
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