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Old 13th August 2011, 06:58 PM   #1
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Hi guys

just thought I'd attach this for you guys to read

NwAvGuy: RightMark Audio Analyzer

Because there are many of you using RMAA, publishing the results and pretty much swear by it, I thought I'd draw your attention to this blog and the chaps findings.

The comparisons are made against 'real world' test equipment - the best way to compare. RMAA comes out very very poorly.

How do you RMAA users know that your results are correct? Can you send a link or write a 'how to' so we can all use RMAA the same way.

Is there a page or can someone help me with how best to use RMAA and get consistant results IF you know your results are RIGHT!

I'm using the ESI Juli@ soundcard and Peter Millett interface. I'm about to test my Phonoclone but would like to know 'how to' and what the hell is 'loop through'....

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Old 13th August 2011, 09:01 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting this. RMAA is a useful tool, but many seem to be unaware of its many limitations. And some seem unaware of such critical issues as test levels, test loads, etc.
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Old 13th August 2011, 09:21 PM   #3
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Hi Rocket

Didn't realise you were here.

Can you explain why you say in your reply to me - 'RMAA is a useful tool' when in your blog you pretty much say it's crap!

If it is useful, how should it be used?

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I talk about that in the blog article. Towards the end of the article I have several suggestions on how to get the most out of RMAA. Basically anyone using it needs to be aware of the limitations and try to compensate for them where possible--such as using a true RMS DMM that's accurate across the audio band to establish absolute levels, etc.
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