Originally Posted by Mark Seaton
A DCX-2496 is very well suited for such a task with presets you can save. The most important factor is to make sure a peak in the room doesn't dominate everything we hear. I haven't yet seen any measurements from Gorilla's room, so I don't know what sort of starting point we have.
If no one local has a DCX', I can probably bring the one I keep handing in the shop.
I played with a DCX2496 for a month or so and wasn't as impressed as I hoped. The one I played with was an older model though - used a serial connection, and the thing took a lot longer for me to setup and calibrate - than analog dials on the parametric EQ of the mic2200. The one I borrowed took time to save, had a pretty poor interface, and didn't seem accurate when inputing the REW recommended EQ filters as measured by my omnimic. The DCX2496 is notably powerful, what with multiple PEQ bands, delays, and such, but speed of entry was much slower than just spinning a knob on the mic2200 and watching the frequency response graph change in realtime on the projector screen.
That's my limited experience. I'm sure you're more handy than me, and I'd like to see the newer model (which I assume you'd have). The save feature would be nice because if we wanted to revisit a sub audition we would simply load the previous calibration file.
Do you plan to come through Friday night as well? If so we could give it a trial run? I've since returned the one I was borrowing to the owner, because I liked my limited mic2200 better of the two devices (for my purposes)....
One other thing to consider is delay. Some amps will have greater delays required for phase alignment than others. Omnimic can measure this, but I'm actually unfamiliar with the process. I'll read up on it a bit. To be fair each sub should have the distance measurement accurately set in the receiver for it's particular amp and dsp requirement. This distance setting can make a big difference in sound. (especially for music preferences) That's something where the DCX2496 would excel because those delay settings can be set and saved for each sub in the DCX2496 rather than changed in the receiver.
Gorilla83 --- Do you own a minidsp? I can't remember if you said you had one or not? don't think that's realtime adjustment though either is it? I wonder which is faster DCX2496 or minidsp?
EDIT --- just realized Ironhead voiced my same concerns ahead of my post --- didn't see it.