Originally Posted by ahblaza
Yeah I might be, but before John M. advised that all you had to do was change the Mic input gain in Windows I went inside my UMIK and changed the gain from 18 to 12. I don't think I damaged anything as I did test it against REW's and my RS's SPL meter and it was within 1dB. I just thought I would ask about the blue LED................
Jokes aside, when you say you went "inside" UMIK you mean just changing the 90deg file that you use with REW, correct? that will not damage anything.
As long as your measurements do not look completely off I think you are fine. If it is mechanical, mic would probably just stop working.
As for the joke part about how much are we REWing and when to just let go and enjoy. I come from different philosophy, lets say compared to Jerry, I enjoyed tweaking the system last 2-3 months,but is not something I would do week and and were out.
Going back to my measurements in previous 5-10 posts after listening what Audyssey did vs Antimode only, although in graphs one looks better then other , in real world , to my ears , I can not discern any noticeable difference. So, I chose to keep Audyssey on with the latest repossess whereI do have max range 6Hz between highest and lowest points of curve in 20-100 Hz range, big dips at 130 Hz and peak at 175 Hz are modal frees of my room and unless I make my room look like overstuffed bear with more acoustical treatments I will not get rid of those, or spend loads of money on expensive PEQ processors.
More importantly, my HT sounds INCREDIBLE,despite above "imperfections". After I spent last 7 days listening to lots of the music material I love and know and watched whole Hobbit trilogy, Les Miserables, WoW, Interstellar, Saving private Ryan, Das Boot and comparing it to my setup in my first HT( without separate subs) that was in mix use open basement setup.
Now, in separate dedicated space I am sure that me, along with you Jeff and some of the peeps here on these forums have setups that, likely have better sound ( and picture) then most commercial cineplexes , and all of the "non-hobby" population with HTIB setups and similar.
I might decide to add third sub (SVS SB-2000) in the back of the room to smooth the response more and add a touch more headroom. After that I will not touch my setup until something breaks , or until we move and my space changes.