I spoke with Dr. Toole about RC and all the different software tools to measure rooms, SMAART, TEF, Meyer SIM etc. Here's what he had to say.
"I was a pioneer user of TEF many, many years ago. It works. There are several TECHRON TEF12 images in my books. SMAART works too, and was originally set up for large venue measurements. I know the designer and JBL used to sell it. All FFT based systems work, and nowadays some cost very little or nothing. Used correctly, they all will give you the same answer and all of them are theoretically capable of the same measurements. The differentiator is the convenience of the user interface and, of course, marketing: generating colorful graphs that contain little or no additional data but are impressive window dressing. The same is true of those decorous waterfall diagrams. SIM is just another variant - no new data, but it can use music as the test signal so that data can be collected during a concert. The others use chirps or pseudo-random noise, and so are faster for the kinds of controlled measurements we are talking about.
I have used several systems over the years, and recently tried Fuzzmeasure, and it works. But I think I will download the very widely used, and free, REW. I hear good things about it and it would be good to use something that forum members can use - many already are. It is also the system currently used for setting up SFM. There are many ways to get to the same answer."
So, there ya have it. Thanks to John and Dr. Toole for summarizing things so eloquently.
Back to packing boxes.....
Last edited by Rex Anderson; 10-02-2018 at 10:57 AM.