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I have a fairly new dell laptop with a headphone/mic jack, integrated sound and my SPL meter. I want to run some sweeps of the response of my sub/speakers in my room.


I was looking at the REW "Getting Started" page but found myself getting confused on what I need in terms of equipment.


I've installed the software on my laptop. Can someone tell me what I need to do next in terms of cables and connecting to an Onkyo 805?


I see loopback cables, external sound cards, and a bunch of things in online help at http://www.hometheatershack.com/room...arted.html#top that started to confuse me. ;-)
 

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Originally Posted by eiger /forum/post/18221553


Hopefully this is the correct category to ask a question.


I have a fairly new dell laptop with a headphone/mic jack, integrated sound and my SPL meter. I want to run some sweeps of the response of my sub/speakers in my room.


I was looking at the REW "Getting Started" page but found myself getting confused on what I need in terms of equipment.


I've installed the software on my laptop. Can someone tell me what I need to do next in terms of cables and connecting to an Onkyo 805?


I see loopback cables, external sound cards, and a bunch of things in online help at http://www.hometheatershack.com/room...arted.html#top that started to confuse me. ;-)

To use REW, you're going to need a LINE IN on your soundcard/laptop. The mic jack will not work. You'll need to purchase a sound card for your laptop with a LINE IN. Check below for instructions on how to hook it all up. Between your link and the one below, it has everything you need for hookups and what cables/hardware.

Click here.
 

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To use REW, you're going to need a LINE IN on your soundcard/laptop. The mic jack will not work. You'll need to purchase a sound card for your laptop with a LINE IN. Check below for instructions on how to hook it all up. Between your link and the one below, it has everything you need for hookups and what cables/hardware.

Click here.

Thanks for the additional link dondino.


Since I already have an inernal sound card, wouldn't all I need is a stero jack/y adapator plug from RadioShack to achieve the line in or are you saying that a seperate sound card is necessary still......
 

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Thanks for the additional link dondino.


Since I already have an inernal sound card, wouldn't all I need is a stero jack/y adapator plug from RadioShack to achieve the line in or are you saying that a seperate sound card is necessary still......

If all you have, sound related, on your laptop is a line out and mic jack then yes you are missing a critical component for REW to function, a line IN. You'll need to purchase an external soundcard or use a different computer with a line IN. This jack allows you to properly hook up your SPL meter to the computer.


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