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Old 20th February 2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default Will Dayton EMM-6 work with dbx Driverack PA +?

I just picked up a used Driverack PA + but it didn't come with the dbx RTA measurement mic. I have the Dayton EMM-6 electret measurement mic and wonder if anyone can confirm for me that it is a suitable replacement for the dbx mic.

I called dbx and Parts Express and neither was positive but both said as long as the EMM-6 is calibrated and has a flat response it should work just fine. Anyone have any experience or comment wrt this?

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Old 21st February 2013, 01:09 AM   #2
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The dbx RTA system is primitive to say the least! Why not go with one of the modern computer based systems?
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Old 21st February 2013, 01:47 AM   #3
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Primitive compared to what? Certainly not primitive compared to the Ashly analog xover I've been using!

I intend to use it for DRC in my 2-channel listening rig and as an active xover for DIY speaker projects. Are you suggesting something like miniDSP?
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Old 21st February 2013, 03:47 AM   #4
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I use these Free programs with my EMM-6 powered through my mixer and then straight in to my sound card.

Software to analyze and equalize frequency response of entire sound system?


Wave spectra is a fast realtime FFT RTA, very basic but works great.
Very accurate and realtime readings displayed.

All that is needed is your PC and a decent soundcard of your choice no DSP required.

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Old 21st February 2013, 11:29 PM   #5
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I was thinking of measurement software like REW:
REW Forum at Home Theater Forum and Systems - HomeTheaterShack.com

or the older ETF and there are some others.
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Old 23rd February 2013, 05:40 AM   #6
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It is not suitable to use automatic equalizing.
To run a analizer is fine. But make the decissions yourself.
The problem is that the analizer wants to make all frequencies equal in magnitude but this is not what you hear. So it is way better to put in pink noise and whatch the display while you adjust the eq. Then you can decide which of the corrections not only look good but also sound right. So you also train your ear.
If you don't believe me, then let the DBX do your eq 3 times and always choose a diferrent mic position. You will end up with 3 totally diferrent setups.
No one in the pro world does the system EQ by a machine.
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