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Old 17th June 2008, 01:42 PM   #1
Juggy is offline Juggy  Canada
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Default What do i need to measure speakers.

Hello,

To date, i have built all my projects by using xovers designed by someone else.

I'm looking to start learning the intricacies of building xovers and learning more.

I know that many of you use microphones in conjunction with your computers to get accurate readings on your speakers in the enclosures you built in order to get the xover's correct, i know the ear is the final judge however, i think seeing the measurements would be fun.

I would much appreciate any assistance in what i require to measure, what the approx cost would be...

Thank you.
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Old 17th June 2008, 05:07 PM   #2
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Hello,

To date, i have built all my projects by using xovers designed by someone else.

I'm looking to start learning the intricacies of building xovers and learning more.

I know that many of you use microphones in conjunction with your computers to get accurate readings on your speakers in the enclosures you built in order to get the xover's correct, i know the ear is the final judge however, i think seeing the measurements would be fun.

I would much appreciate any assistance in what i require to measure, what the approx cost would be...

Thank you.

You need to be able to measure simulated free field responses at various angles. There are lots of inexpensive ways to do this.

The measurements are more than simply fun, they are essential. The ear as the final judge will be forever wandering about in search of nirvana. With measurements you can prevent this wandering by establishing benchmarks from which to move the design forward.
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Old 17th June 2008, 05:16 PM   #3
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I understand, what i meant was, i would have fun learning.

But my post is pointed more at:

What are the cheap ways, what do i need to purchase.

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Old 17th June 2008, 05:21 PM   #4
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The ear as the final judge will be forever wandering about in search of nirvana. With measurements you can prevent this wandering by establishing benchmarks from which to move the design forward.
That is a good way to put it.
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Old 17th June 2008, 05:35 PM   #5
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I understand, what i meant was, i would have fun learning.

But my post is pointed more at:

What are the cheap ways, what do i need to purchase.

Thanks.

Get a Beringer mic and preamp, almost any sound card, and something like ARTA. - Total cost is a few hundred dollars.
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Old 17th June 2008, 05:48 PM   #6
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Please disregard, i have found info at:

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...851&highlight=


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