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post #11011 of 11036 Old Yesterday, 09:19 AM
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Yes I had aux input selected, master volume at -20 and no I didn't hear anything when I ran the mic.

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What "output" do you have selected in the REW Preferences?

1=FL
2=FR
3=CC
4=LFE
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For output device I only get speaker as a choice.

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You need to select ASIO under Drivers.
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Not to be a smarta**, but you have read Austin Jerry's awesome guide, right?
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Ooops, just notice you're using the "legacy" connections....not covered in the guide.

You'll want JAVA under Drivers, not ASIO.

Describe exactly how you have your computer hooked to your AVR.
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Alan, have you read the guide? Non-HDMI connections are covered.
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No problem. I've gone though the guide about 3 times and still can't get sound through my speakers.

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Alan, have you read the guide? Non-HDMI connections are covered.
Been a long time since I read the guide...sorry about the mis-information!
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You still didn't tell us how you have the laptop connected to your AVR...? Are you using the headphone jack on your laptop?
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I'm using 3.5 mm the headphone jack on your laptop. Looks like my computers jack is bad going to brought my friends laptop. Got it to work on my laptop had to play around with it and now I'm getting sound thanks.


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Glad you got it sorted and looking forward to some measurements! Probably a dirty headphone jack.
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No problem. I've gone though the guide about 3 times and still can't get sound through my speakers.
OK, I assume that since you are not using HDMI, that either your laptop or your AVR doesn't support HDMI, correct? So let's walk through the non-HDMI configuration.

1. You should have a cable plugged into the headphone-out jack on the laptop. It should be a 3.5mm Stereo mini-plug on one end, and two RCA connectors on the other end (red for right, white for left). You should have a Y-cable connected to the red RCA plug on the cable from the laptop, and the other end of the Y-cable should be connected to the AUX IN left and right RCA connectors on the front of the AVR.

2. Your AVR output should be set to AUX IN (or AUX1, depending on the brand of your AVR). In the AVR Input Assign menu, the front panel AUX IN should be configured for ANALOG input (not HDMI).

3. On your laptop, before starting up REW, check the Windows audio settings for the laptop. Level should be 100%, Enhancements should be disabled, and Advance setting should be 48000Hz.



4. After loading REW, check the Preferences tab. Driver should be Java, Sample rate 48kHz, Output device Speaker, Input channel right, and Control input mixer/volume unchecked.




With these settings, you should be able to open the Generator tool, select something like Sine wave, and play a tone that comes out your main speakers. If still no sound, my first thing I would do is swap out the cables between the laptop and the AVR. I just set this up myself, and had a bad cable, which resulted in no sound, obviously.

BTW, you posted some measurements back in July, so REW must have been working then. What changed between July and now?
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I was using someone else's computer and mic to test my KEF speakers. Now that I got my own stuff, would like to learn how to use REW. I got it to work but my wife's at home and making a lot of noise.

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OK, I assume that since you are not using HDMI, that either your laptop or your AVR doesn't support HDMI, correct? So let's walk through the non-HDMI configuration.

1. You should have a cable plugged into the headphone-out jack on the laptop. It should be a 3.5mm Stereo mini-plug on one end, and two RCA connectors on the other end (red for right, white for left). You should have a Y-cable connected to the red RCA plug on the cable from the laptop, and the other end of the Y-cable should be connected to the AUX IN left and right RCA connectors on the front of the AVR.
Jerry, I thought you determined a while ago that the mono signal was output to both L and R RCA plugs so the Y cable wasn't necessary? This is how I've been doing my latest set of measurements and I haven't noticed any difference. Did something change?
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I was using someone else's computer and mic to test my KEF speakers. Now that I got my own stuff, would like to learn how to use REW. I got it to work but my wife's at home and making a lot of noise.
Whoa! After the help we have given you, don't you think it would be appropriate to share with us how you got it working, and what you were doing wrong?
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Jerry, I thought you determined a while ago that the mono signal was output to both L and R RCA plugs so the Y cable wasn't necessary? This is how I've been doing my latest set of measurements and I haven't noticed any difference. Did something change?
TBH, I don't remember. I don't use the Java hookup enough to know one way or the other. If it works either way, that shouldn't prevent the OP from getting his setup working properly.
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TBH, I don't remember. I don't use the Java hookup enough to know one way or the other. If it works either way, that shouldn't prevent the OP from getting his setup working properly.
No worries...I just re-read v3.7 of the Guide and you removed the reference to the Y cable for legacy connections (presumably as a result of discovering the mono signal was output to both jacks).

EDIT: Looks like rev3.5 implemented the change as a result of this feedback from batpig

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Look at post 11021. I just play around with the headphone jack on my computer and it worked. Looks like I could have a bad input on my computer.

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Look at post 11021. I just play around with the headphone jack on my computer and it worked. Looks like I could have a bad input on my computer.
Sorry, it looks like I missed a couple of posts while I was crafting my response. Moving forward now...
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No problem will still need your guy's help later on when I get going with REW.

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Just orderered the Calibrated Dayton UMM-6. Vintage REW entailed me using my music stand with duck taped 1.5' tripod on end Worked pretty well actually. You guys see any real detriment to measuring? I have solid basment floor with tile. Seems to me they're all fairly simlilar to my duck tape solution
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Should be fine JW as long as you can orient the mic correctly (90 degrees) at ear level in the MLP.
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Just orderered the Calibrated Dayton UMM-6. Vintage REW entailed me using my music stand with duck taped 1.5' tripod on end Worked pretty well actually. You guys see any real detriment to measuring? I have solid basment floor with tile. Seems to me they're all fairly simlilar to my duck tape solution
Also keep in mind that a proper boom mic stand can be purchased from places like Musicians Friend or Guitar Center for less than $30. Being able to easily place the mic makes repeated REW measurements much easier. Try the music stand, but know there are inexpensive, but better, options.
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Also keep in mind that a proper boom mic stand can be purchased from places like Musicians Friend or Guitar Center for less than $30. Being able to easily place the mic makes repeated REW measurements much easier. Try the music stand, but know there are inexpensive, but better, options.

Haha. Very true. Thanks so much guys. CANNOT wait to get reorientated with REW with a proper mic as opposed to the RS meter of old. Also have the ole DTS 10...always room to improve on taming that beast Interesting looking at my old graphs. Modal ringing showing the inherent "54hz ringing" with the decay yet the freq. chart was relatively tame. ...finally going to be able to get this right This time I'll pay the proper respect to the waterfalls. TY!!
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SOOO tempted to pull out all my treatments (including the "super chunks that were considered benchmark) and properly do this right this time around. Will probably just be defeated after looking at the DTS 10 and imagining moving this thing all over again
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