Originally Posted by fatbottom
antimode 8033 Cinema, run it, and that's it. No need to mess around with hours, with complex software calibrated mic, then fiddle with presets.
I believe the Antimode costs more, and delivers less. If one wants a device that does the work for them, and only has one sub, it's a reasonable choice, but if one wants to learn a lot, and they don't mind doing the work, and they want a lot more adjustment capability, the Minidsp, measurement mic, and REW can't be beat. For the record, I'm running 3 subwoofers.
Here is a list of things I can do with the Minidsp and REW, that probably can't be done with an Antimode:
1. Control up to 4 separate subwoofers including time delay and phase.
2. Easily level match all of them.
3. Check for the best phase on each sub on the fly.
4. Generate ghraphs to be able to see just what is going on in the room, and for before and after measurements.
5. Set the exact target window in db's I want to try and achieve.
6. Set the maximum boost the eq can do.
7. Create a house curve, final eq.
8. Generate any test tone frequency, or pink and white noise (which is useful for other things).
9. I can eq each sub individually or any combination of them together.
There are probably other things I can't think of at the moment. Again, from what I understand the Antimode works pretty well, and for some, that don't like doing testing and measurements (I actually find it pretty fun and interesting), only has one or maybe two subs, it's an option for sure. But, that's not really the point, because even if one uses an Antimode, it is still supporting my main point, and that is tools such as these are actually more worth while than just sub selection alone, and I think these types of tools should be a much more under consideration than just which subwoofer to get, and the price isn't that high to be able to get the most out of whatever subs are chosen.