Originally Posted by Karn
Perfect I was planning to use it with REW so it's great to hear that it works well. Do you see any benefit to going with their calbirations besides the basic one? Like could I load in their polar response and noise floor calibration files into REW as well or can you just load in the basic 0 degree frequency response calibration? Right now I'm just looking at doing frequency response for placement and to see what I'm dealing with but I want to get into some room treatments eventually which is different measurements so I'm trying to figure out how useful they would be.
I did not consider the other calibrations; in REW you can only load one mic cal file at a time anyway. My use was for subwoofer measurements (FR and waterfall), so the off-axis calibration was of no interest to me. But, if you think you may need the extra ones in the future, best to get them now.
By the way, the calibration file shows that the un-cal mic is several db off at both the bottom and top of the freq response curve. So, if you want accurate measurements, the calibrated one is the way to go.
Remember that you have to have a mixer to provide the 48V phantom power to the mic as well as gain for your sound card. I bought the Behringer Xenyx 802 and it works fine.