Alright, I don't mean to change the subject but I need to pick at someones brain for information. I finally ordered a Captivator yesterday from Jeff!
WOOT! I can't wait to get this thing! Yes, he is the best person and company that I have ever dealt with bar-non!!! I'm pretty sure this is in a different thread but I don't care and I would like peoples' input from this thread in particular due to all of the other post information that I have read; which leads me to believe that I have been in the right place from the get go.
Archaea, the Son, mojomike (who has already steered me in the right direction, thank you) I need info on how to calibrate one of these. I know this might seem elementary to most of you but I've never done this before. Therefor, since most of you already own one of these monsters you'd be helping me out. . . BIG TIME!
Using a Radio Shack SPL meter, which I don't possess yet, what do I need to do? Is there a certain decibel level I need to hit at a certain distance? Please explain this process to me. My receiver is a Pioneer VSX-53 Elite that has the calibration mic with it. I prefer to use my calibrated ear:p to fine tune the EQ more to my personal likings, which I have already done. I'm all about movies and some music. Not sure if that's necessary or not I don't understand attenuation, Q, etc. that the program has built into it. I can Google that info to further educate myself down the pike I guess.
Second, this is just as important, are any of you guys using an XLR cable that is being adapted to RCA? If so have you had any negative experience? My Pioneer doesn't have the XLR connection for the sub. I plan on purchasing a Blue Jean 15ft XLR belden 1800 cable. Then I've had my eyes on a Cardas XLR to RCA adapter. I've been torn between buying the expensive Cardas adapter or just buying an el cheapo adapter from guitar center. I can't believe those guys here in Wichita, Kansas. I was asking them if they had an XLR cable that had a 75ohm and 110ohm, analog and digital capable cable right. Now I know what a deer looks like starring into those bright head lights just before impact!!! Man, that got me nowhere!
I invite anyone with higher technical experience in these matters to chime in. This will be my first time to actually tweak the settings that I've paid for instead of just a plug-and-play system.