Originally Posted by Ricci
I gave up on Holm. It just lacked so much functionality that I want. Also yes Rew is limited by its gating function and interface for full range use but I suspect John will improve it soon enough. Especially if you get enough people to bug him about it. Arta is my go to for many things.
For pure speaker measurement there isnt anything cleaner and easier then HOLM (see my HOWTO for using HOLM). I can understand why REW might work for you because you are not building main speakers. I fully agree that if subwoofer measurements are the only thing going on then REW is very impressive.
No one I know building speakers is measuring with REW (many are using HOLM). Even Geddes posted that HOLM is the only measurement tool that made him switch for the first time in almost 20 years.
ARTA has the extra functionality for doing analysis AFTER the measurement but it costs money if you want to save anything. The free version is a full version minus saving.
FWIW, John and I had a good discussion on what is lacking in REW for full range design. Gating, summed response, THD (Noise, 1st through 5th). Zero position setting for AC measurement delay accuracy.
HOLM is pretty much dead these days on the improvement front and REW has a strong backing so I see REW improving to the point where it will be better then HOLM. Either way I spent $200 now to move onto real measurement/design software since it not only does impulse measurements but it also will give me my impedance measurements. This also means I have a WT3 software package if anyone wants it