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Six months ago I had never owned anything audio related more than a boom box. Now I own a Denon 1910AVR with a 5.1 system that includes a BIG diy subwoofer. I realize now that I need to get into measuring and equalization to tune my system in my theater.
3 questions come to mind immediately.
1) What measuring equipment do I need?
2) What inexpensive equalizer would meet my needs?
3) is REW the correct software to use for this purpose?
Of course I am probably not the first to ask these questions so a link to other threads addressing these issues would be great.


I don't know if my room specs and equipment will help at this point but I will post them just in case.






Avr- denon 1910

Subwoofer- DIY lilmike's F-20 with Bash 300 amp
LR fronts. Behringer Truth 2030p
Center- OLD paradigm center ( i know, i know, it should match...)
LR rears-wharfedale wh2

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Six months ago I had never owned anything audio related more than a boom box. Now I own a Denon 1910AVR with a 5.1 system that includes a BIG diy subwoofer. I realize now that I need to get into measuring and equalization to tune my system in my theater.
3 questions come to mind immediately.
1) What measuring equipment do I need?
2) What inexpensive equalizer would meet my needs?
3) is REW the correct software to use for this purpose?
Of course I am probably not the first to ask these questions so a link to other threads addressing these issues would be great.


I don't know if my room specs and equipment will help at this point but I will post them just in case.






Avr- denon 1910

Subwoofer- DIY lilmike's F-20 with Bash 300 amp
LR fronts. Behringer Truth 2030p
Center- OLD paradigm center ( i know, i know, it should match...)
LR rears-wharfedale wh2

You can use your Denon's Audyssey capability first. If you are not satisfied, get receiver with Audyssey XT32 like 3312.
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-11-2012, 11:25 AM
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I need to get into measuring and equalization to tune my system in my theater.
3 questions come to mind immediately.
1) What measuring equipment do I need?
2) What inexpensive equalizer would meet my needs?
3) is REW the correct software to use for this purpose?
Of course I am probably not the first to ask these questions so a link to other threads addressing these issues would be great.

To measure, you need an SPL meter or proper microphone to do the readings, and then something to write down the readings. You can write things down manually on paper, or in a spreadsheet on a computer, or use software like REW to do this for you much better and faster

You should go read up about REW. Here are some links to get you started:

http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...on-basics.html
http://www.hometheatershack.com/roomeq/
http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/rew-forum/

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1) Here's a list of the equipment I purchased to get REW up and running:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post20592129

Hope that helps, and good luck!

2) MiniDSP is a good solution for EQ'ing. I'm not sure which version you'd need to do your entire system, or if it's even useful to use one in that way. But, it is a great and inexpensive solution for EQ'ing your sub(s).

3) REW is the correct software, yep!
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