Finished my Shiva in an EBS enclosure last night

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  1. Blake Middleton

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    All I have to say is WOW. It is so loud and clean, and even impressed my girlfriend, who was skeptical from the beginning. We have a pretty small living room right now, so it is turned down really low, but even like that we felt like the T-Rex in Jurrasic park was right outside. It shook the whole damn house. She even said "Too bad we won't be able to use its whole potential." The thing is monstrous, and has plenty of power to spare. I think I threw my back out bringing it up from the garage. I will try to post some pics of it soon.
    Also, I want to measure my in room response, because I'm pretty sure I have peaks and nulls. I have a RS SPL meter and I will get the Spectra Plus software, but what will I need to go fromt he meter to my computer? What exactly do I do to measure the response? Do I measure from my listening position, or 1 meter from the sub? Thanks for your help.
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  2. Kyle Richardson

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    Glad to hear that you like it Blake!
    "Too bad we won't be able to use its whole potential." Ya right, wait until she is not home then crank it. [​IMG] You might find yourself asking her to run a few more errands than before. [​IMG]
    I'm not sure about the software, but to measure the response you will need a way to generate test tones. Play these tones and measure each one. I like to measure nearfield (mic placed very close to the woofer), at 1 meter, and also at listening position.
    BTW, don't forget to add in the corrective numbers to make up for the spl meter roll off.
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  3. Blake Middleton

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    Kyle,
    She only said that because we have to listen to it turned way down, or we would break every window in the house! She likes it and doesn't mind the huge box sitting in the corner. I even told her she could put some plants on top, as long as they don't leak. Anyways, what do I need to hook my meter up to my computer? What cord specifically do I need?
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    ^bump^
     
  5. Jeff Rosz

    Jeff Rosz Second Unit

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    you need an rca male on the rat shack side to whatever input plug that matches the input on your soundcard. and most soundcards use 1/8" stereo mini plugs.
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