Audio analyzers. Which one?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by videobruce, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. videobruce

    videobruce Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm looking at these two analyzers;

    http://www.phonic.com/partner/modul...product_id=130#

    http://www.gold-line.com/30mp.htm

    Other than the 2x plus price difference and the fact the Gold Line is made in the US (a big plus IMO) any comments on either?

    It would be used for home theater setup, not professional calibration, but I still don't want a toy. I would also use it as a SPM.
    I know alot of guys use SPM's but almost all of them cut off at 8 kHz which seems to make it useless here.
     
  2. Mike Keith

    Mike Keith Second Unit

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    Don’t bother with either, not nearly resolute enough for low frequencies. Try True RTA or ETF 5.x if you really want to know what is going on in a room, their cheaper but less user friendly. Decay is a very important measurement and will let you know what frequencies are Ringing, plus Impulse and true full range Frequency Response with .7 Hz resolution in the low end that will let you see the narrow dips and peaks. The hand held devices are only to give you a general idea of the room interaction and are overpriced IMO.
     
  3. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    I'll second the suggestion for ETF5. Great software. Really useful for more things than you'd think.
     

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