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post #301 of 2086
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Originally Posted by stgdz View Post

I'm confused on this thing looking at the PE page.

The mic plugs into the USB on the computer, but how does it output the tones. I see there is two discs there so I would hazard a guess that one is for the drivers and the other is an output of test tones like soho's dvd.

Correct or no?

Yeah, I think that is a fairly big weakness in terms of using this product for speaker design.

HOLM, has great settings for doing the sweep, different drivers need different starting frequencies. Also Zeroing the starting point for doing driver measurements requires a software package that has the sweep controlled by the software.

Something like ARTA has many, many ways to create a measurement sweep. many parameters, options to explore. I love ARTA alone for just generating constant Pink Noise (Fs 88200, FFT 18384) I set the plot to Exponential Average and I can EQ my bass in room to how I like it seeing the changes on the fly on the screen.

I wonder what people will use as their frequency sweep choice??
post #302 of 2086
Thanks for the tip on screenhunter Penn, works real nice


LL
post #303 of 2086
cool
post #304 of 2086
Thread Starter 
Yeah, if your running Win7 - it has a new built in thing called snipping tool....
You can just type snip in the start bar - search.....
Works very nicely....
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w.../snipping-tool
post #305 of 2086
even better, Thanks Warp!
post #306 of 2086
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Originally Posted by penngray View Post

Its not really important to have the same software, what is important is that everyone understand what properties should be used (ie. Smoothing, Axis values, etc).

Lots of the pros use Praxis, SoundEasy, etc already and its not hard to see a plot from any piece of software.

As for capturing/posting charts. You can always use free screen capture software like Screenhunter (its easy and free). You save the file as a jpeg and upload it.

I agree that having everyone use the same properties is important. But using the same mic and software is a step towards simplification which is what many of us are shooting for.
post #307 of 2086
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Originally Posted by penngray View Post

even better, Thanks Warp!

Oh forgot that comes with vista as well.
post #308 of 2086
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Originally Posted by t6902wf View Post


I agree that having everyone use the same properties is important. But using the same mic and software is a step towards simplification which is what many of us are shooting for.

It would only seem logical that this program if written properly should be able to be saved as a file and reopened by anyone running the program.
post #309 of 2086
Yep, I did it after you posted....lmao, I have had Vista for years now and never knew that existed.
post #310 of 2086
Ah, yeah I was just gonna say I use the snipping tool but I guess if one were on an XP machine or a Mac you may not have had it available. It's great though if you do have Win7. I recently used it in this thread to post the manual screens. Good stuff.
post #311 of 2086
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Originally Posted by Warpdrv View Post

It would only seem logical that this program if written properly should be able to be saved as a file and reopened by anyone running the program.

It should be like others, they all can save .FRD files. Those who own it should confirm what files it can save.

That way you can import the .FRD into REW or ARTA.
post #312 of 2086
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That would be a freakin awesome implementation, as imported into REW and then have REW plot a solution for EQ on just about any EQ - like the DCX - Oh ya got me thinking now...
post #313 of 2086
It should really be able to do that, they all do.

Taking what it measures and using REW to create the EQ will be awesome.
post #314 of 2086
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Originally Posted by penngray View Post

If you want just Freq resp. and you want it cheaper then the new Dayton mic then why not use HOLM??

Its probably the easiest tool I have used for getting a frequency response.

I just assumed it was another free but twaeky tool that I wouldn't want to mess with.

Thanks, I'll look into it.

Does it run on Windows 7?
post #315 of 2086
I recently got (free) MWSnap 3 and love it.

You can snap any window and save as a jpg (oe whatever) or just print it either vertically horizontally (great for maps).

http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/mwsnap.html
post #316 of 2086
I recieved my shipping notice this morning.

Are we going to start a new thread for the measurements or does everyone plan on dropping them in this one?

James
post #317 of 2086
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Originally Posted by exojam View Post

I recieved my shipping notice this morning.

Are we going to start a new thread for the measurements or does everyone plan on dropping them in this one?

James

Ditto.... I think they had a backlog of products that were not shipped because of the holiday...

I think for a while we should concentrate our updating this thread with screen shots, capabilities and some measurements until we are familiar with the software and it will give people a chance to see what its all about...
post #318 of 2086
Warp,

Sounds good. Thanks.

James
post #319 of 2086
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Originally Posted by Warpdrv View Post


Ditto.... I think they had a backlog of products that were not shipped because of the holiday...

I think for a while we should concentrate our updating this thread with screen shots, capabilities and some measurements until we are familiar with the software and it will give people a chance to see what its all about...

I haven't had a chance to take measurements yet, but I'm simply amazed that this is up and running on my netbook.
post #320 of 2086
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My plan is to rip the test tone cd to my server and play them through my popcorn hour instead of having to load up a cd in a dvd player or lack there of in my secondary system... That should make things easier...
post #321 of 2086
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Originally Posted by Gooddoc View Post

I haven't had a chance to take measurements yet, but I'm simply amazed that this is up and running on my netbook.

Sounds like someone who has fought with REW. I had a love hate thing with REW. For the price it is amazing. I joined HTS because I thought so much of someone producing and sharing that for free.
post #322 of 2086
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Originally Posted by t6902wf View Post


Sounds like someone who has fought with REW. I had a love hate thing with REW. For the price it is amazing. I joined HTS because I thought so much of someone producing and sharing that for free.

The beauty of this is simplicity. The drawback of this is simplicity. I will compare the two and see if what I gain in simplicity with the Dayton outweighs what I lose in functionality with REW.
post #323 of 2086
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Originally Posted by Gooddoc View Post

The beauty of this is simplicity. The drawback of this is simplicity. I will compare the two and see if what I gain in simplicity with the Dayton outweighs what I lose in functionality with REW.

Cool lets get too it, eager to learn.

I wonder if there will be software updates/improvements as the product matures.
post #324 of 2086
I got a shipped notice today too but looking at the tracking # it did ship on Monday, looks like PE is just slow to get the notices out.

They used Fed-Ex smartpost though as I opted for the free shipping so delivery is estimated to arrive by Monday.
post #325 of 2086
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Originally Posted by Gooddoc View Post

The beauty of this is simplicity. The drawback of this is simplicity.......

My sentiments exactly. I believe I was up and running in maybe 60 seconds,..no kidding. There's really nothing I've found so far that I don't like, but my exploration has been limited. This weekend, I plan to do two things; watch NFL playoff football, and really dive into this thing.

So far for me, it's a $300 SPL meter
What I have done with it so far, has really only been monitoring of our playback SPLs while enjoying movies. The metering in that regard is very nice, with various damping characteristics and both a digital read out, and a faux d'Arsonval meter bouncing around. It also records the highest spl, highest peak, and also lowest spl,...which was disheartening. My noise floor in the family multi-media room is obscenely high.

I'm looking forward to exploring everything it can do. Yes, it appears you pay for the wonderfully convenient install. But I'm sure I'll enjoy the simplicity of this thing long after I've forgotten about the cost. I really like it. It's simple, and I'm a simple guy.


More to come.
post #326 of 2086
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Originally Posted by FOH

My sentiments exactly. I believe I was up and running in maybe 60 seconds,..no kidding. There's really nothing I've found so far that I don't like, but my exploration has been limited. This weekend, I plan to do two things; watch NFL playoff football, and really dive into this thing.

So far for me, it's a $300 SPL meter
What I have done with it so far, has really only been monitoring of our playback SPLs while enjoying movies. The metering in that regard is very nice, with various damping characteristics and both a digital read out, and a faux d'Arsonval meter bouncing around. It also records the highest spl, highest peak, and also lowest spl,...which was disheartening. My noise floor in the family multi-media room is obscenely high.

I'm looking forward to exploring everything it can do. Yes, it appears you pay for the wonderfully convenient install. But I'm sure I'll enjoy the simplicity of this thing long after I've forgotten about the cost. I really like it. It's simple, and I'm a simple guy.

More to come.
Yup, they definitely hit a home run from a simplicity standpoint. Prior to getting the kit I couldn't figure out how they could possibly have this thing work on a netbook with their notoriously bad sound cards. As soon as I saw the kit though, I knew how they did it.
post #327 of 2086
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Originally Posted by FOH View Post
So far for me, it's a $300 SPL meter
Can you set it to RTA to capture the spectral content (if that's even the right function for that)?
post #328 of 2086
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Originally Posted by noah katz

Can you set it to RTA to capture the spectral content (if that's even the right function for that)?
There is some type of oscilliscope function. Not so sure what that does or if that's the same as RTA?? There is nothing with that name in REW, so your guess is as good as mine.
post #329 of 2086
I am going to derail this thread real quick and I hope no one minds but I know a lot of new tech types are reading this thread (and other places on this forum do not show allot for what I am looking for).

Does anyone know of a really good universal remote app that can be used on an ipad? I looked at a few but I was wondering if anyone here uses one they could recommend. You can always shoot me a PM if you choose. Thanks.

James
post #330 of 2086
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Originally Posted by exojam View Post
I am going to derail this thread real quick and I hope no one minds but I know a lot of “new tech” types are reading this thread (and other places on this forum do not show allot for what I am looking for).

Does anyone know of a really good universal remote app that can be used on an ipad? I looked at a few but I was wondering if anyone here uses one they could recommend. You can always shoot me a PM if you choose. Thanks.

James
James, start your own thread for this.... but I have seen the Irule app... natively works with Ipad
http://www.iruleathome.com/gallery/gallery.html

I can add more info from some of the things I have seen, or search for Irule - there has been alot of discussion about the Ipad for remote....
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/gtsea...%3Ff%3D88#1012
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