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Old 13th March 2021, 12:05 AM   #1
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Wondering which microphone and which software are "best in budget" class for eq/room correction. Wondering which pay-for software is good and also which "free" software is also decent. Thank you.
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Old 13th March 2021, 06:59 PM   #2
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Hi,
Rew is freeware and dedicated to the task ( not only for loudspeakers!).
Any measurement microphone you could use for loudspeaker measurement should do: from Dayton or equivalents to Dpa or Earthworks.
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Old 14th March 2021, 12:28 AM   #3
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Timing can be difficult with USB microphones.
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Old 16th March 2021, 04:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies and the help. Getting closer to my objective now and I have the REW software downloaded and installed. Debating whether to go the budget route with this little guy:

https://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-...ustomerReviews

or going with the more tried and true big brother at a greater expense:
https://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-...5910620&sr=8-2
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Old 16th March 2021, 05:36 PM   #5
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Hi,
I would prefer the big brother. Not that the smallest one should not be good but it's shape let me think it may induce diffraction issues.

What is your soundcard?
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Old 17th March 2021, 11:35 PM   #6
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I have a Loxjie D30 DAC running in USB mode -- in answer to your question.
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Old 18th March 2021, 12:01 AM   #7
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Hi soundquest,
Ok but for your mic you'll need a (mic) preamp and an ADC.
I would stay away from an usb integrated mic as stated by AllenB (for another reason than the one given by Allen though -read until message 23: Sensitivity Measurement).

Something like this (second hand) should be plenty and highquality enough:
Scarlett 2i2 | Focusrite

You'll need xlr cable, schockmount and a stand too.

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Old 18th March 2021, 08:17 AM   #8
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Well please ignore the link about sensitivity measurements ( or better read it until ScottG message) as i had a big brain fart and blamed the usb mic instead of my erroneous thoughts. DOH!

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