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post #4501 of 5250
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Originally Posted by armstrr View Post

Anyone renting or selling a recent pro kit? preferably with a licence for the denon x4000. Please pm

are there other x4000 owners intersected in cost sharing or.renting if I spearhead this?

the license good per serial number or per model number?
I've had several folks get together and buy a kit from us to "share". AS long as you trust everyone to take good care of the mic and kit, it's a great way to save. The license is per MAC address. That is the "serial number" of the network card in the unit. So one license required per unit to be calibrated. That license is "lifetime" for the unit. Note also that someone in the group has to be the one to handle processing the payments for the licenses, and generating the keys. You generate a "key" for each unit when you want to calibrate it. The "key" is free with the license, but only lasts for 30 days. So you have to work out how to be able to generate (or regenerate) the keys for all as needed.
post #4502 of 5250
Quote:
Originally Posted by armstrr View Post

Anyone renting or selling a recent pro kit? preferably with a licence for the denon x4000. Please pm

are there other x4000 owners intersected in cost sharing or.renting if I spearhead this?

the licence good per serial number or per model number?

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1346723/the-audyssey-pro-installer-kit-thread-faq-in-post-1/4470#post_23461790
post #4503 of 5250
I also recommend checking eBay regularly as I just purchased a brand new Pro Kit for $233 + $15 for shipping and it was not only brand new but also came with an unused license!!

So for a total of $250 I got a new Pro Kit AND the license!! Another way of looking at it is that I bought the license and got the Pro Kit for $100!

I saw a Pro Kit go for under $150 on eBay several months ago, but at that time I passed and regretted it ever since until I bought this one two weeks ago.

I do have a few questions. Although the kit is new, when I logged on to the Audyssey Installer portal and started reading I found reference to an old model kit and a newer one.

How do I know which one I have?

Also, I've heard reference to the Pro Kit coming with a tri-pod which is totally unusable IMO so I didn't even take it out of the bag, but then I discovered the mic/mic holder (I HATE that thing BTW) that came with the kit doesn't fit my standard mic stand (old) or my newer one I purchased from Amazon for the regular Audyssey mic (the one in the FAQ - I also purchased the adapter) so since I wanted to play with my new toy I figured using the tri-pod was better than having nothing to hold the mic.

When I took what I thought was a tri-pod out of the Audyssey bag, I found it is in deed a very nice mic stand!

Now the only thing is that lousy and flimsy adapter it comes with for the mic. I cannot get the mic to stay in position and therefore I cannot standardize and recreate my mic positions for testing with REW.

Has anyone found an alternative? I like the mic stand that comes with the Audyssey Kit better than I like either of my other two stands, even though I also found it was FULL of grease and I got grease all over me! (Has anyone else noticed this?)

I simply need adapters so I can choose to use my UMM-6 mic, the Audyssey Pro mic, and the regular Audyssey Mic with this stand.

Thanks,

--J
post #4504 of 5250
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Originally Posted by jevansoh View Post

I also recommend checking eBay regularly as I just purchased a brand new Pro Kit for $233 + $15 for shipping and it was not only brand new but also came with an unused license!!

So for a total of $250 I got a new Pro Kit AND the license!! Another way of looking at it is that I bought the license and got the Pro Kit for $100!

I saw a Pro Kit go for under $150 on eBay several months ago, but at that time I passed and regretted it ever since until I bought this one two weeks ago.

I do have a few questions. Although the kit is new, when I logged on to the Audyssey Installer portal and started reading I found reference to an old model kit and a newer one.

How do I know which one I have?

Also, I've heard reference to the Pro Kit coming with a tri-pod which is totally unusable IMO so I didn't even take it out of the bag, but then I discovered the mic/mic holder (I HATE that thing BTW) that came with the kit doesn't fit my standard mic stand (old) or my newer one I purchased from Amazon for the regular Audyssey mic (the one in the FAQ - I also purchased the adapter) so since I wanted to play with my new toy I figured using the tri-pod was better than having nothing to hold the mic.

When I took what I thought was a tri-pod out of the Audyssey bag, I found it is in deed a very nice mic stand!

Now the only thing is that lousy and flimsy adapter it comes with for the mic. I cannot get the mic to stay in position and therefore I cannot standardize and recreate my mic positions for testing with REW.

Has anyone found an alternative? I like the mic stand that comes with the Audyssey Kit better than I like either of my other two stands, even though I also found it was FULL of grease and I got grease all over me! (Has anyone else noticed this?)

I simply need adapters so I can choose to use my UMM-6 mic, the Audyssey Pro mic, and the regular Audyssey Mic with this stand.

Thanks,

--J

 

J- in big hurry to go meet my daughters for lunch - but this is what you need:

 

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/audio-technica-at8410a-shock-mount

 

Will hold Pro mic very nicely. I too hate that thing that Audyssey provides!

 

 

This will be in FAQ as soon as I get a round tuit.

 

K

post #4505 of 5250
As folks that follow the REW thread may know, I don't use Audyssey regularly as through careful room construction, speaker/listener placement, and appropriate surgically applied room treatments I have a pretty perfect response from 20hz - 20khz +/- 3db from 300hz on up and even +/- 5db in the bass range, although I do use an external PEQ (Behringer DSP1124p) for the bass range to smooth it out even more and create a house curve) but this is only achievable (for me - so far, at least) for the main L/R speakers and subs.

So I decided to purchase the Pro Kit when I found the deal of a lifetime ($250 shipped WITH a license!!) because I DO want to use Audyssey for all the other speakers.

I'm using the first AVR that had MultEQ XT and it was also the first AVR that had Pro. It's the Denon 5805CI and due to its quality and configurability I'm honestly in no rush to change it.

I've seen people refer to a mode called L/R bypass and decided that would obviously be PERFECT for me as I'd be able to get unadulterated 2-channel response and this is a must for me since I've spent so much time and money on my room/treatments yet have Audyssey correct for the other 5 speakers.

However, upon further reading and from the manual for my very own 5805 it seems that L/R bypass isn't actually a BYPASS at all!!

In fact, my 5805CI calls it "Front" and explains that while it doesn't EQ the L/R speakers, it does EQ all the other speakers to match the measured response of the L/R speakers.

This isn't good and isn't what I want at all!!

So I figured since my 5805CI was the first one with XT and Pro things probably changed, since I now see this "feature" being referred to as "Bypass" instead of what my AVR calls it, which again, is "front" but now I'm not so sure.

In reading on the Audyssey help desk site, I saw Chris mention (Sorry, don't have a link handy) that the bypass (on ALL models not just my old one) does exactly what my 5805CI claims to do and in fact shapes all the other speakers to have the response of the Front L/R.

Can anyone confirm this? While my response is very good for the L/R, I do have a bit of a dip at 1khz and one pesky peak at 173hz. Other than that, it is pretty much perfectly flat just with placement and room treatments, but that's enough for me to not want all 5 other speakers to try and be "shaped" by Audyssey to that response.

Comments or suggestions are welcome.

Thanks,

--J
post #4506 of 5250
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by jevansoh View Post

I also recommend checking eBay regularly as I just purchased a brand new Pro Kit for $233 + $15 for shipping and it was not only brand new but also came with an unused license!!


So for a total of $250 I got a new Pro Kit AND the license!! Another way of looking at it is that I bought the license and got the Pro Kit for $100!


I saw a Pro Kit go for under $150 on eBay several months ago, but at that time I passed and regretted it ever since until I bought this one two weeks ago.


I do have a few questions. Although the kit is new, when I logged on to the Audyssey Installer portal and started reading I found reference to an old model kit and a newer one.


How do I know which one I have?


Also, I've heard reference to the Pro Kit coming with a tri-pod which is totally unusable IMO so I didn't even take it out of the bag, but then I discovered the mic/mic holder (I HATE that thing BTW) that came with the kit doesn't fit my standard mic stand (old) or my newer one I purchased from Amazon for the regular Audyssey mic (the one in the FAQ - I also purchased the adapter) so since I wanted to play with my new toy I figured using the tri-pod was better than having nothing to hold the mic.


When I took what I thought was a tri-pod out of the Audyssey bag, I found it is in deed a very nice mic stand!


Now the only thing is that lousy and flimsy adapter it comes with for the mic. I cannot get the mic to stay in position and therefore I cannot standardize and recreate my mic positions for testing with REW.


Has anyone found an alternative? I like the mic stand that comes with the Audyssey Kit better than I like either of my other two stands, even though I also found it was FULL of grease and I got grease all over me! (Has anyone else noticed this?)


I simply need adapters so I can choose to use my UMM-6 mic, the Audyssey Pro mic, and the regular Audyssey Mic with this stand.


Thanks,


--J

J- in big hurry to go meet my daughters for lunch - but this is what you need:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/audio-technica-at8410a-shock-mount

Will hold Pro mic very nicely. I too hate that thing that Audyssey provides!




This will be in FAQ as soon as I get a round tuit.

K

Keith, I love you so much, man!!

You crack me up. Before I even get done with my second post re a different topic, you already respond with the perfect answer!

It's like we're on an instant chat or something! biggrin.gif

You're awesome!

BTW, do "you" have this? Does it also work for the UMM-6 and the regular Audyssey Mic? I LOVE the idea of only having to have ONE device (that I can have connected at all times) to hold all 3 mics and be able to get rid of the other two mic stands!

Thanks,

--J
post #4507 of 5250

Based on my experience, the reason some people might view the mic holder that comes with the kit as being unstable is because the weight of the cable can pull on the mic and affect its orientation.  I have recommended several times a simple fix.  Simply wrap a small piece of masking tape towards the end of the mic boom and use this to secure the cable next to the boom, thus providing a "stress relief" for the cable.  Do this, as well as use some care when you move the mic stand around, and you can complete an entire calibration keeping the mic at the proper height and orientation.

 


 


Edited by AustinJerry - 6/30/13 at 7:09am
post #4508 of 5250
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jevansoh View Post

I also recommend checking eBay regularly as I just purchased a brand new Pro Kit for $233 + $15 for shipping and it was not only brand new but also came with an unused license!! I do have a few questions. Although the kit is new, when I logged on to the Audyssey Installer portal and started reading I found reference to an old model kit and a newer one.How do I know which one I have?

That's a great deal. An old kit is the same as the new kit irt hardware. What version software is on your Audyssey Pro disc? If it is anything starting with a 3 (current is 3.6) there is no upgrade charge for the older kit. If it's not a 3, then inquire about it when you contact Audyssey to give them the kit # so the kit can be registered to you. There can be a software upgrade charge from earlier 1. or 2. versions. I guess you'll also inquire about the unit license to confirm it's unused and if so, if it's transferable.


Also, I've heard reference to the Pro Kit coming with a tri-pod which is totally unusable IMO so I didn't even take it out of the bag, ...When I took what I thought was a tri-pod out of the Audyssey bag, I found it is in deed a very nice mic stand!...

It's a very nice industry standard standard stand. But some folks prefer a much short stand so all hardware is completely out of the way for measurements. I found that the Pro stand is easily modded by cutting about 6" off the inner upright alum tube. That shortens it just enough to keep the top of the stand and boom below tweeter level.
see above
post #4509 of 5250
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jevansoh View Post

...In reading on the Audyssey help desk site, I saw Chris mention (Sorry, don't have a link handy) that the bypass (on ALL models not just my old one) does exactly what my 5805CI claims to do and in fact shapes all the other speakers to have the response of the Front L/R.
Can anyone confirm this? While my response is very good for the L/R, I do have a bit of a dip at 1khz and one pesky peak at 173hz. Other than that, it is pretty much perfectly flat just with placement and room treatments, but that's enough for me to not want all 5 other speakers to try and be "shaped" by Audyssey to that response.--J
Ah, the old "front" setting is different than the newer Bypass L/R.
Here's a post by Chris on this:


Originally Posted by Lordoftherings
"Audyssey" : This adjusts the frequency response of all speakers to correct the effects of room acoustics.
"Front" : This adjusts the characteristics of each speaker to the characteristics of the front speakers.
"Flat" : This is the frequency response of all speakers flat.


"The "Front" setting is as you describe it. However, it has been removed from Denon receivers about 2 years ago at our recommendation. It was simply the wrong idea. It has been replaced by "Front L/R Bypass" that turns off MultEQ for the front L/R speakers and uses the standard Audyssey correction for all the other speakers. I don't find it particularly useful, but some people do." http://www.avsforum.com/t/795421/official-audyssey-thread-faq-in-post-1/12990#post_16074750
Dude, you need to upgrade your processor, and now. wink.gif The Pro kit cannot offer you Bypass L/R as that feature is imbedded in the newer Denon processors.

If I were you, the very first upgrade I'd do is get a processor with XT32 as it delivers a much better result. You'll likely not worry about the feature you want now, Bypass L/R, once you hear XT32. You could then decide whether to license the new processor for Pro. But they won't transfer a license used on the 5805 to a newer unit. With a new Denon Bypass L/R would be available if you still wanted to do exactly what you currently describe-applt Audyssey to all but the FR/L matching each speaker to the target curve, not to the fronts.
Edited by SoundofMind - 6/30/13 at 7:01am
post #4510 of 5250
Hi Folks,
Just bought the pro kit and ran into some setup issues.

I have an Integra DHC 80.1 that was already pro-calibrated a couple of years ago, but now since I changed speakers/amps etc, I would like to recalibrate.The OS I am using is Win7 Enterprise SP1.
The Integra DHC 80.1 is connected to the laptop using the RS232C port in the DHC 80.1 into the USB port on my laptop. For product selection, only the Integra DHC80.3/DTR80.3 and DTR70.3 are listed. The DHC 80.1 is not listed. I tried choosing the DHC 80.3 and Integra AVR interface 2. In both cases it asks for another input (IP and Port number) 192.168.0.10, port number 60128 connect ethernet LAN dialogue with apply. I was already connected, but I still tried the ethernet connection. On all cases I get the error "Connectioon timed out, please make sure device is connected and try again". Any help will be appreciated. Please let me know if the DHC 80.1 is supported by the latest version. If not, what are my options? When I connected the DHC 80.1 to the laptop it installed smoothly and didn't ask for a driver for the RS232 to USB. Is this the reason?
Thanks,
-Jai
post #4511 of 5250
I am a Denon owner, and I was under the impression that only Denon and Marantz equipment used the USB/Serial connection. Doesn't the Integra connect using the network? Is your AVR connected to the network?

Edit: From the Installer Web site--Integra AVR Interface 2 is for network interface AVRs which include: DHC-80.1, DHC-80.2, DTR-70.1, DTR-70.2, DTR-80.1 and DTR-80.2.
post #4512 of 5250
Quote:
Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

Based on my experience, the reason some people might view the mic holder that comes with the kit as being unstable is because the weight of the cable can pull on the mic and affect its orientation.  I have recommended several times a simple fix.  Simply wrap a small piece of masking tape towards the end of the mic boom and use this to secure the cable next to the boom, thus providing a "stress relief" for the cable.  Do this, as well as use some care when you move the mic stand around, and you can complete an entire calibration keeping the mic at the proper height and orientation.

 


 

 

You strain relief tip does greatly help I agree, Jerry, and I always use it. But that thing they give you with the Audyssey mic is an abomination. I can see why they include it - a better solution such as the one cavchameleon linked us to is at least $50 ($80 in the UK) so it's not likely it would be included in the kit. Despite using your tip and also using great care when moving the mic stand around, I invariably have to fiddle with that swan neck thing several times during each calibration. Maybe I'm, not as careful as I think I am ;)

post #4513 of 5250
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Originally Posted by jevansoh View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by jevansoh View Post

I also recommend checking eBay regularly as I just purchased a brand new Pro Kit for $233 + $15 for shipping and it was not only brand new but also came with an unused license!!


So for a total of $250 I got a new Pro Kit AND the license!! Another way of looking at it is that I bought the license and got the Pro Kit for $100!


I saw a Pro Kit go for under $150 on eBay several months ago, but at that time I passed and regretted it ever since until I bought this one two weeks ago.


I do have a few questions. Although the kit is new, when I logged on to the Audyssey Installer portal and started reading I found reference to an old model kit and a newer one.


How do I know which one I have?


Also, I've heard reference to the Pro Kit coming with a tri-pod which is totally unusable IMO so I didn't even take it out of the bag, but then I discovered the mic/mic holder (I HATE that thing BTW) that came with the kit doesn't fit my standard mic stand (old) or my newer one I purchased from Amazon for the regular Audyssey mic (the one in the FAQ - I also purchased the adapter) so since I wanted to play with my new toy I figured using the tri-pod was better than having nothing to hold the mic.


When I took what I thought was a tri-pod out of the Audyssey bag, I found it is in deed a very nice mic stand!


Now the only thing is that lousy and flimsy adapter it comes with for the mic. I cannot get the mic to stay in position and therefore I cannot standardize and recreate my mic positions for testing with REW.


Has anyone found an alternative? I like the mic stand that comes with the Audyssey Kit better than I like either of my other two stands, even though I also found it was FULL of grease and I got grease all over me! (Has anyone else noticed this?)


I simply need adapters so I can choose to use my UMM-6 mic, the Audyssey Pro mic, and the regular Audyssey Mic with this stand.


Thanks,


--J

J- in big hurry to go meet my daughters for lunch - but this is what you need:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/audio-technica-at8410a-shock-mount

Will hold Pro mic very nicely. I too hate that thing that Audyssey provides!




This will be in FAQ as soon as I get a round tuit.

K

Keith, I love you so much, man!!

You crack me up. Before I even get done with my second post re a different topic, you already respond with the perfect answer!

It's like we're on an instant chat or something! biggrin.gif

You're awesome!

BTW, do "you" have this? Does it also work for the UMM-6 and the regular Audyssey Mic? I LOVE the idea of only having to have ONE device (that I can have connected at all times) to hold all 3 mics and be able to get rid of the other two mic stands!

Thanks,

--J

 

LOL!  Happy to be of service, J. I have ordered the device but not yet received it.  The spec for the mics it will hold are:

 

Minimum Microphone Diameter: 0.66 inch (16.8 mm)

Maximum Microphone Diameter: 1.13 inch (28.8 mm)

 

So you be the judge... I believe it will hold both my Audyssey Pro mic and my UMM-6 - the latter appears to measure exactly 25mm, although I don't have my calipers to hand to get a totally accurate measurement, but I doubt if my ruler method will be almost 4mm out. 

 

It does look like an awesome solution.

post #4514 of 5250
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmcomp124 View Post

Hi Folks,
Just bought the pro kit and ran into some setup issues.

I have an Integra DHC 80.1 that was already pro-calibrated a couple of years ago, but now since I changed speakers/amps etc, I would like to recalibrate.The OS I am using is Win7 Enterprise SP1.
The Integra DHC 80.1 is connected to the laptop using the RS232C port in the DHC 80.1 into the USB port on my laptop. For product selection, only the Integra DHC80.3/DTR80.3 and DTR70.3 are listed. The DHC 80.1 is not listed. I tried choosing the DHC 80.3 and Integra AVR interface 2. In both cases it asks for another input (IP and Port number) 192.168.0.10, port number 60128 connect ethernet LAN dialogue with apply. I was already connected, but I still tried the ethernet connection. On all cases I get the error "Connectioon timed out, please make sure device is connected and try again". Any help will be appreciated. Please let me know if the DHC 80.1 is supported by the latest version. If not, what are my options? When I connected the DHC 80.1 to the laptop it installed smoothly and didn't ask for a driver for the RS232 to USB. Is this the reason?
Thanks,
-Jai

 

The 80.3 uses a network connection not a serial connection. I would think it was important to select your specific unit (80.1) from the listed options. If it is not listed, are you sure you have the correct version of the Pro software?

post #4515 of 5250
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmcomp124 View Post

Hi Folks,
Just bought the pro kit and ran into some setup issues.

I have an Integra DHC 80.1 that was already pro-calibrated a couple of years ago, but now since I changed speakers/amps etc, I would like to recalibrate.The OS I am using is Win7 Enterprise SP1.
The Integra DHC 80.1 is connected to the laptop using the RS232C port in the DHC 80.1 into the USB port on my laptop. For product selection, only the Integra DHC80.3/DTR80.3 and DTR70.3 are listed. The DHC 80.1 is not listed. I tried choosing the DHC 80.3 and Integra AVR interface 2. In both cases it asks for another input (IP and Port number) 192.168.0.10, port number 60128 connect ethernet LAN dialogue with apply. I was already connected, but I still tried the ethernet connection. On all cases I get the error "Connectioon timed out, please make sure device is connected and try again". Any help will be appreciated. Please let me know if the DHC 80.1 is supported by the latest version. If not, what are my options? When I connected the DHC 80.1 to the laptop it installed smoothly and didn't ask for a driver for the RS232 to USB. Is this the reason?
Thanks,
-Jai

DHC 80.1 does not use the RS232 connection. You need to set static ip on the Integra and connect your laptop/computer to your LAN
post #4516 of 5250
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockydj View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmcomp124 View Post

Hi Folks,
Just bought the pro kit and ran into some setup issues.

I have an Integra DHC 80.1 that was already pro-calibrated a couple of years ago, but now since I changed speakers/amps etc, I would like to recalibrate.The OS I am using is Win7 Enterprise SP1.
The Integra DHC 80.1 is connected to the laptop using the RS232C port in the DHC 80.1 into the USB port on my laptop. For product selection, only the Integra DHC80.3/DTR80.3 and DTR70.3 are listed. The DHC 80.1 is not listed. I tried choosing the DHC 80.3 and Integra AVR interface 2. In both cases it asks for another input (IP and Port number) 192.168.0.10, port number 60128 connect ethernet LAN dialogue with apply. I was already connected, but I still tried the ethernet connection. On all cases I get the error "Connectioon timed out, please make sure device is connected and try again". Any help will be appreciated. Please let me know if the DHC 80.1 is supported by the latest version. If not, what are my options? When I connected the DHC 80.1 to the laptop it installed smoothly and didn't ask for a driver for the RS232 to USB. Is this the reason?
Thanks,
-Jai

DHC 80.1 does not use the RS232 connection. You need to set static ip on the Integra and connect your laptop/computer to your LAN

 

I have also found (with my Onkyo 5509 which is effectively an Integra 80.3) that I have to follow a strict switch-on procedure to guarantee a connection first time, every time:

 

  1. Connect all leads
  2. Power on 5509, wait 60 seconds, check IP address is what I expect it to be
  3. Power on laptop
  4. Check laptop can 'see' the 5509
  5. Open Audyssey Pro

 

Here at least, if I deviate from that sequence, connection is not guaranteed.

post #4517 of 5250
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

LOL!  Happy to be of service, J. I have ordered the device but not yet received it.  The spec for the mics it will hold are:

Minimum Microphone Diameter: 0.66 inch (16.8 mm)
Maximum Microphone Diameter: 1.13 inch (28.8 mm)

So you be the judge... I believe it will hold both my Audyssey Pro mic and my UMM-6 - the latter appears to measure exactly 25mm, although I don't have my calipers to hand to get a totally accurate measurement, but I doubt if my ruler method will be almost 4mm out. 

It does look like an awesome solution.

Yes, it will hold just about any 'pencil' type mic.

I have these and this spider mount works great:

Audyssey Pro Mic
UMM-6
Behringer ECM 8000
dbx RTA-M

I've been using this spider shock mount for years with great success - mostly for other type of pencil mics for recording (all the above are calibration mics).

One thing to note, all spider mount bands will wear out in time (they become relaxed - they are 'bands' so are are constantly in the 'stretched' position). Some of mine last about 2 years, some for 5 years. They are easy to replace and cost around $5/pair. The ones on this particular mount will last pretty long just due to the fact that the mics used in them are pretty light. The ones for large condenser mics not as much as they are very heavy.
post #4518 of 5250
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Originally Posted by cavchameleon View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

LOL!  Happy to be of service, J. I have ordered the device but not yet received it.  The spec for the mics it will hold are:

Minimum Microphone Diameter: 0.66 inch (16.8 mm)
Maximum Microphone Diameter: 1.13 inch (28.8 mm)

So you be the judge... I believe it will hold both my Audyssey Pro mic and my UMM-6 - the latter appears to measure exactly 25mm, although I don't have my calipers to hand to get a totally accurate measurement, but I doubt if my ruler method will be almost 4mm out. 

It does look like an awesome solution.

Yes, it will hold just about any 'pencil' type mic.

I have these and this spider mount works great:

Audyssey Pro Mic
UMM-6
Behringer ECM 8000
dbx RTA-M

I've been using this spider shock mount for years with great success - mostly for other type of pencil mics for recording (all the above are calibration mics).

One thing to note, all spider mount bands will wear out in time (they become relaxed - they are 'bands' so are are constantly in the 'stretched' position). Some of mine last about 2 years, some for 5 years. They are easy to replace and cost around $5/pair. The ones on this particular mount will last pretty long just due to the fact that the mics used in them are pretty light. The ones for large condenser mics not as much as they are very heavy.

Thanks for the additional info, cav.

post #4519 of 5250
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockydj View Post

DHC 80.1 does not use the RS232 connection. You need to set static ip on the Integra and connect your laptop/computer to your LAN
Thank you folks for the pointers. I played around with it a bit and was able to get the connection to the preamp. Here is what the issue was. The ip address of the pre-amp was not matching in the UI. So I looked it up and then input the right port and ip address in the UI on the laptop. The laptop was still wireless. Basically the Integra and the laptop has to be on the same subnet and reachable on the right port (like someone pointed out). Also had to choose Integra Interface 2.

Also, as I recall, we had to use the Aux input (not sure left or right?) in the front of the pre-amp, so I guess the rs232 is not going to work like you said.
I am waiting for the license from Audyssey since I had already purchased it through the original install.
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It's always the case that networked devices need to be on the same subnet. Using DHCP that is always the case automatically. iPhone app Fing will analyze a network and list all devices including the router. Quite handy.

Jeff
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It's always the case that networked devices need to be on the same subnet. Using DHCP that is always the case automatically. iPhone app Fing will analyze a network and list all devices including the router. Quite handy.

Jeff
Need not be. Someday there will be a remote install once the right NAT traversal solutions are in place smile.gif and other barriers are overcome.
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... iPhone app Fing will analyze a network and list all devices including the router. Quite handy.Jeff
Is that Fing awesome or what? biggrin.gif
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Need not be. Someday there will be a remote install once the right NAT traversal solutions are in place smile.gif and other barriers are overcome.

Some day there will be flux capacitors in every DeLorean, too. wink.gif

1000 devices not enough?
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Is that Fing awesome or what? biggrin.gif

Aye, it is Fing awesome!
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+2 Finging awesome!
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^always appreciate the ole double fister
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Some day there will be flux capacitors in every DeLorean, too. wink.gif

1000 devices not enough?
Been less frequent here at avs for years now. Nice to reconnect! Yes/No, now into device consolidation. Looks like nothing much has changed in the Audyssey world. Went all the way to Audyssey DSX and now back to good old 5.1. Optimized the heck out of the 2-ch setup too. Someday there will be a CD player like the Sony XA5400es that is Audyssey pro installer ready so I can get the best 2-ch sound possible smile.gif.
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Been less frequent here at avs for years now. Nice to reconnect! Yes/No, now into device consolidation. Looks like nothing much has changed in the Audyssey world. Went all the way to Audyssey DSX and now back to good old 5.1. Optimized the heck out of the 2-ch setup too. Someday there will be a CD player like the Sony XA5400es that is Audyssey pro installer ready so I can get the best 2-ch sound possible smile.gif.
Re-greetings to you as well! Audyssey filters have gotten finer and their "thinking" has evolved, and some additional tweaks/features have been added. All in all, XT32 is a fine product. I don't understand your comment about the best 2-ch sound; a calibrated MCH system reproducing stereo content would fill that bill. ... Unless the Sony you mention is outfitted with über DACs and you want output analog as directly as possible to the power amps.

Jeff
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