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How to get a reference point.
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February 7, 2022 - 4:10 pm
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I have a dedicated home cinema room I had for years. I want to improve the sound quality. The problem is, I don’t know what is the problem with my room. I went to the most expensive local cinema room shop where they have speakers with prices in six digits range and asked them to demonstrate how a good acoustically treated room sounds. They didn’t have much treatment there apart from few absorption panels.

How do I get some baseline on a good home theater sound? Also, is there a device on the market at a reasonable price, which allows you to measure sound quality in the room?


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February 7, 2022 - 6:31 pm
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March 14, 2022 - 2:36 pm
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Most people use the Minidsp Umik-1, which is a calibrated USB microphone (can be ordered directly on their website as well as other places). The software most use is REW which is free. Using it is not simple (I’m still learning the advanced features), although just measuring a frequency response is relatively easy and will get you started with an idea of how your room behaves and will help you tweak your system.

Unfortunately, unless you know someone with a very good room and system (usually not shops), it’ll be difficult to get an idea how what the improvement would sound like.

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