Originally Posted by BeeMan458
Allow me to add the need to first have an up and running room analyzing program in possession so as to be able to see a room's acoustics. Without an operational room analyzing program in one's possession, one is "never" going be able to get the best out of "any" auto-EQ appliance, program or sound meter.
Disclosure, I use a sound meter to personally measure output (calibration), a room analyzing program to see the room's acoustics (find nulls, dips and peaks), and both Anti-Mode and Audyssey, MultEQ XT to get the best out of our well placed and tuned subwoofers. Just saying.
If one is looking for options, my recommendation is to first get a room analyzing program up and running so one can see what's what with what regarding a subwoofer's interaction with a listening room's acoustics. Once a subwoofer is properly integrated into a room's acoustics, then add the EQ appliance/program. See the EQ appliance or AVR program as polish to the overall integration exercise.
Regarding REW working with a particular subwoofer, REW measures the rooms acoustics and the frequency response of a subwoofer's output measured with a pick-up microphone. REW will work with all subwoofers that are activated by any AVR, REW is connected to. REW does not EQ anything but instead, measures a rooms acoustics so you can see what EQ'g needs to be done.
Ex. If one has a Behringer Destroyer, the individual can measure a room's acoustics, based on a recorded frequency sweep provided by REW through their subwoofer, pick an offending frequency range, lower the slider and then easily take a new measurement to see how the change affected the overall acoustics in the room.
Hope the above helps.
Yep, I already have that Planed. I have a radio Shack SPL meter from like 20 years ago. When setting up my PB1000's I just got I used the RS SPL meter to set output levels.
But I Know I need to do a much more detailed set up. My Adcom Sub out is strange as it doesn't send a white noise test signal. So I used both the AIX test disc that came with my
Oppo and then DVE. I plan on putting a sub in the middle of the room to set Volume level with the subs control, then match the second sub in the same fashion.
I have been reading up on REW, will down load it today and play with it. I will get the Behringer sound card( least expensive I found).
Right now I have a single sub line level cable to the sub's split wiuth a Y cable. The AS EQ1 can control multiple subs individually I am told. So now I'll have to run a second line to the second sub correct? Or can i still go with how I have it now? I think a second run of cable would be best.
@Kesando, yes I saw that as well but I got this for 480
Not bad I think considering what it can do. And I wanted it since I plan on Getting the new Outlaw
I am sure I'll be back for help nce i get it in and begin to play with rew.
Thanks In advance Guys!