Originally Posted by The Bogg
You mentioned previously that you could save individual speaker measurements so that you could later import them and not have to remeasure those particular ones - can you elaborate? I know how to save the measurements as a group but didn't see how to do it selectively.
thanks again. I'm excited to finally get to this point with the Datasat!
Let's assume, for example, that you know in 4 months you are going to replace your height speakers.
So you would do two sets of Dirac measurements. One for all of your base level speakers (and save it with a name you can remember), and then another for the height speakers (and save with an appropriate name).
After doing the first set of measurements, move them into, for example, slot 1. After doing the 2nd set of measurement , also move them into slot 1 as well.
When you set up the Dirac run, you will, of course, need to identify the number of speakers that you are creating filters for and then change the names and numbers as necessary in the list that Dirac will give you.
Then, in 4 months, rerun Dirac (with only the height speakers) and when it is time to place them filters into slot 1, move the height speakers that are in slot 1 to the trash and put the new ones into slot 1.
The most important piece of this for me is the bass. But, I do 4 different sets of measurements: (1) LCR's because I can put the mic in positions that are not blocked by seat backs. And as far as I am concerned, getting the measurements right take some experimentation (multiple Dirac runs) and they are, IMO, the most important (along with the LFE). To keep from having Dirac create filters with peaks that are too extreme (which might be audible), I spread the measurements out further than I do with the other groups of speakers; (2) Surrounds because, I need to concern myself with different mic positions than the LCR's; (3) Height because I AM going to be swapping them out as soon as I buy in-ceiling speakers; and finally; (4) LFE since it take so, so much experimentation to extract the very, very best from subs. I probably have run over 100 sets of Dirac runs to get these to be what I want. But with only two "speakers", it takes a very short amount of time.
This may be as clear as mud!!