Originally Posted by Warpdrv
This unit was on display at Cedia, Mark Seaton saw it there and was the one who told me about it when I was down at his place picking up my Submersive. He seemed to think it would be a worthwhile investment for its simplistic nature and ease of use... Maybe he can chime in on what they had said about
I also got some info from Parts Express sent to me, they mailed it to me, so I would likely have to scan it, I haven't taken much time to look at it....
Originally Posted by KyleLee
I highly recommend this product. Bill put a lot of time and effort into the design and there is really nothing like this for this price. Its extremely easy to use so even for a total beginner that just wants to be able to accurately measure his/her system, its an easy choice.
I hope to have some time to play with this system as soon as it's available, but I agree with Kyle, and he might have actually played with it.
You can argue the price of REQW or similar free software all you want, but many (most?) won't get the system up and running or simply don't have the interest or patience to sort out all the quirks of each computer. There is a HUGE need for this sort of system, where XTZ appears to be the only other option at similar price, but much more to ship. I haven't seen the full interface for XTZ, but what I did see of the OmniMic package looked quite clean and simple. Hopefully real use follows suit.
At CEDIA I was given the impression that each mic would be calibrated with a cal file, but we should wait for confirmation on that from someone at Parts Express.
The attraction is simple... Plug the USB cable into the back of the mic and go. My main complaint is the short cable. Assuming it proves reasonably simple to use, I am actually considering offsetting the cost of the OmniMic system to some customers purchasing multiple speakers/subwoofers and larger systems as I see it helping greatly for them to get maximum performance in their home and aid in troubleshooting when needed. For some enthusiasts $300 will be a significant investment, while others will spend more in shipping of a few components and not hesitate for something with significant return.