How hard is the audiophile life! After speakers and components have been settled there are always cables and tweaks, then AC lines, then room treatments, then upgrades, then… a new journey is coming.
Room measurements, here I am! After having tried a few Apps for iPad I decided to download Room EQ Wizard (REW).
I spent several days studying REW literature and videos
The good thing is that it took me away from this forum for a while LOL!
From theory to practice is the next step. I purchased the MiniDSP UMIK-1 USB microphone and I’m planning to connect the MacBook Pro running REW directly to the MSB DAC via USB to send sweep signals to my speakers.
Before starting this new rabbit hole I’d be very happy to ask all of you, veterans of this forum, a few questions. Your estimated opinions will be very appreciated, as usual.
What I learned during last years is the fundamental role that the room plays in this hobby, much more than other things where we usually spend lot of time and money. So, why not?.
My aim is having a general picture, first and foremost to satisfy my curiosity. Then I will face the issues based on what the measurements will be able to enlighten (and I know that there will be peaks and deeps and reflections for sure). In particular I have to decide if removing or not my 2 subs (by ears I already like what I’m hearing without them).
Which graphs are more useful?
Tips and tricks for newbies?
Biggest mistakes to avoid, taking measurements?
Any of you that already experienced this stuff would be so kind to share results and plots? It seems a little embarrassing maybe but it’s not common practice sharing these graphs of room, even more rare than pictures themselves of the rooms.
As always, thank you so much!