Originally Posted by Archaea
Cool, use mic stand, and make sure you are well behind the Mic and out of the sound field for the measurements. It's interesting to see how much the real-time FR capture changes by moving your body or the Mic slightly or moving a chair back or any change.
Ahh yes, the infamous bio-bass traps. The variables you describe plus microphone accuracy and position, noise floor, humidity, moon phase and others (
) all go into the graphs. That's why I find measurements interesting but unreliable unless from an experienced, trusted source and even then, they only tell you about those speakers, in that room and that point in space. I like reading Beasts comments about his new Danleys giving goose bumps and his excitement in describing the sound. That is much more interesting and entertaining that his room response graphs IMHO.
My benchmark has always been my ears and the local IMAX (a real one, not the strip mall variety). If my system can sound as good or better than that, then I'm happy.
BTW, the super bowl was two weeks ago and the best team lost. The score today will be the boring Broncos 17, Seachickens 28 (love the QB for his guts and smarts, Lynch is the best RB in the NFL, Sherman is fine with me but I hate the coach)