Originally Posted by meak81
Nevermind... it looks like REW version 5.20 replacec the Mic/Meter tab with the new Cal File tab. But I have sooo many more questions 😬 like for instance, do I run audyssey first and then do REW measurements? How many measurements do I do with REW? And does REW measure my sub by itself or does it do it together with my mains? Sorry if these are stupid questions but I must learn..😬 Seems like REW has a steep learning curve, so I am definitely going to be posting alot on here lol.
Sorry, there have been so many changes to both REW and to the Windows OS over the years since the guide was originally released that it has become difficult to keep the guide current. Other than the fact that some of the details on the screenshots have changed, I think the underlying instructions and tips are still useful enough that most readers will figure things out. And you are correct, the tab is now called Cal Files.
There is no specific set of REW measurements that you should take. Rather, ask yourself the question, â€œWhat am I trying to do?â€, and select the appropriate measurements to answer your question. For example:
- â€œHow does my set-up sound right now?â€ Take a set up measurements from your listening position for the left, center, right and subs with Audyssey on.
- â€œIt doesnâ€™️t look good. Now what?â€ Take the same measurements with Audyssey turned off. Which speaker responses look the worst? Consider finding new positions for the speakers, moving your listening position, adding more subs, or adding room treatments, depending on what issues you see.
- â€œDid the changes make any difference?â€ Re-measure the speaker response you were trying to improve. Do you see improvement?
- â€œOK, I have done everything I can do for now. Are there significant improvements?â€ Re-run Audyssey calibration, and then re-measure the LCR and subs. See improvements? If yes, congratulate yourself. If no, then itâ€™️s back to the drawing board.
The road to improving your set-upâ€™️s audio is a long one, with a lot of trial and error along the way. There is a saying that you canâ€™️t improve anything unless you can measure it. REW lets you measure your changes to keep you on the right path.