Just bought a Panasonic WM-61A mic what else do I need?

SY

diyAudio Moderator Emeritus
2002-10-24 10:19 pm
Chicagoland
www.SYclotron.com
However, measuring frequency response in a room is entirely different level ;)

Indeed. These wonderful little mikes and modern software/soundcards enable the amateur to quickly acquire mountains of useless and invalid data. Anyone wanting to get good results will need to do some studying, and you can't do any better than Joe d'Appolito's "Testing Loudspeakers."
 

SY

diyAudio Moderator Emeritus
2002-10-24 10:19 pm
Chicagoland
www.SYclotron.com
That's why you need to buy and read the book. :D

Until you understand the concepts of sampling, resolution, windowing (apodization), near field, phase unwrapping, truncation, time vs. frequency, and gating, what you're going to end up with is a bunch of messy curves that tell you more about your measurement errors than about the loudspeakers.

Here's link that will give you a flavor of a few of the issues, but really, if you want to do something useful, you need to go into much more depth and practice.
http://www.bksv.com/doc/bo0102.pdf