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Effective RTA for $270? (With your IOS device)

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Posted on March 7, 2017 at 19:42:23
Craiger56
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Useful?

What's your favorite?

 

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RE: Effective RTA for $270? (With your IOS device), posted on March 8, 2017 at 05:19:01
mcondo
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I use AudioTools. Works well enough for me. You can find it in the app store. Free with some paid add-ons.

 

Or Dayton Audio for $16.35 for IOS or Android?, posted on March 8, 2017 at 11:25:27
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Anyone using this one and can evaluate?

 

RE: Android , posted on March 8, 2017 at 11:50:53
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I bought a Sonos Play Five Gen 2 when they first came out and it has room correction in it. I had to use an Ipad to do the correction part of it because Sonos stated in their directions that the Android mics were not consistent in quality to the point that they didn't offer it for Android. They also stated that they would continue testing and include the Android if the mics started testing better. That was before the seven came out so things may have changed by now.

 

RE: Effective RTA for $270? (With your IOS device), posted on March 8, 2017 at 12:12:14
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these are Studio Six Digital apps running with A/C name. studio six digital also sources their "front ends" from Audio Control.

The mic/preamp and A/D are spec'd +/- 3dB 20-20kHz. They don't have charts of its response. Plausible for their kind of mic capsule - we can do a bit better +/-1dB but like most things audio you have to pay for it...


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RE: Android , posted on March 8, 2017 at 13:08:18
Mel
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Hence the need for an external mike. The question I'm raising if whether this inexpensive mike from Dayton audio will do the trick. Since the mike (and at least one Android app) have provision for calibration, I'm guessing Yes. But I would like to hear from someone who has used it.

 

Thinking like an old guy., posted on March 8, 2017 at 14:53:34
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Just Great!

 

For $270, you can get more than an RTA., posted on March 8, 2017 at 16:00:37
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For that money, I would recommend a Dayton Omnimic. I have one and use it frequently. The software is full featured but also easy to use. You get a kit with the Omnimic software, test files, and a calibrated USB mic. The mic has a built-in pre and ADC so you just plug it into your computer.

You can use the same mic with the free Room Eq Wizard (REW) software, which is more complex and a bit harder to use, but it does do a few things better than the Omnimic software.

For a few bucks less you could buy a Behringer ECM8000 and a cheap mixer with mic pre, and use that with REW.

 

RE: Android , posted on March 8, 2017 at 17:55:03
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Dayton Audio is reputable. If all you want is basic RTA and FFT-derived frequency response, I would think this is good enough, as long as you're using an app that can import a calibration file. I don't think I would trust this for more advanced use though, e.g. measuring loudspeaker distortion.

 

RE: Thinking like an old guy., posted on March 8, 2017 at 19:47:06
Mel
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Do you use it with the "Audio Tool" Android app?

 

For $200 less., posted on March 8, 2017 at 22:22:55
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Good one to use with REW, posted on March 9, 2017 at 03:06:11
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Thanks, I hadn't seen that before. The Behringer mic is only $60, but after you add the pre it will be over $100.

 

RE: Thinking like an old guy., posted on March 9, 2017 at 05:48:06
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? No, I just wasn't thinking. You weren't talking about using the mic in the Android at all. I bought the kit at the link below about 3 months ago but haven't gotten around to using it much yet. It has very good reviews (22 and 5 star)

 

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