Creating a system you love shouldn't be difficult. The Acoustic Frontiers blog is here to help.
The importance of room acoustics is often overlooked, even by those who consider themselves serious listeners. People who obsess over vanishingly small amounts of distortion or frequency response errors in their gear accept response deviations of 30 dB or more added by their room. Often they have no idea how bad their room really is!2) A shopping List of the equipment you typically need to buy to do acoustic measurements when using Room EQ Wizard or Fuzzmeasure. A popular alternative is to buy one of the popular integrated packages such as XTZ Room Analyzer or the Dayton Audio OmniMic which, in one box, contain all the software and hardware you need to get started measuring your room.
Shopping list of hardware needed: 1) Measurement microphone 2) Computer soundcard 3) Microphone stand 4) Cabling to connect everything together3) A diagram showing you how to connect the equipment together.
overview of how to use the free Room EQ Wizard software. 5) A description of how to use Fuzzmeasure room measurement software (for Mac OSX). Shout out to Chris Liscio from SuperMegaUltraGroovy for his assistance on this article!
6) An overview of how to interpret the measurements including frequency response, waterfall and energy time curves.
Nyal Mellor, Founder, Acoustic Frontiers