Originally Posted by wse
Originally Posted by dstew100 I think wse just needs to fly me out there for an REW session on the whole system. I bet we can find some tweaks to make some improvements. We will have to do extensive listening tests too of course.
EDIT: I'll even bring my EMO
Where are you based, are you a calibrator?
I am in Virginia Beach. I, as an amateur, do run REW and calibrate my own gear. If you don't have measurement gear I highly recommend it. I mean I'd be happy to do this best I can but it's fun to learn it and understand what's happening. Honestly, it terrifies me now that I measure when I look back to the kinds of investments I made without measuring. The new USB mics are about 100bux and can work with many a laptop or desktop setup without the whole external soundcard and mic pre amp stuff. Great help at home theater shack and the new REW thread here has a good getting started guide and some regular helpers with graphs and such.
I was more kidding because I want to hear your system and it would be kewl to set up an AMP ABX. Between the two of us I think we could do a pretty good one and I'm sure we'd have a good time. If you haven't had a good calibrator there though I'd be really surprised if we did not come up with some measurable improvements but you are much better off being able to do it yourself. If you get into treatments that's not something we can order and measure in a day or two. If you already have treatments we could optimize their placement though.
If you are looking for pro calibration I'd suggest looking around here for someone reputable. Definitely stay away from any of the best buy type folks. I'd be leery of an installer until someone reputable on AVS can verify their skills. You may be able to get him to describe his process, post here, and get some feedback if it is reasonable. If they are not using Omnimic, XTZ, REW or something very similar I wouldn't let them near my system.
As much as you've bought from your dealer though (assuming its all from the same folks) it seems like they'd be taking measurements for you at no charge though.
Where are U?