What hard/software are you using for the measurements?
What classical music are you listening to?
The MiniDSP UMIK-1 microphone and REW software.
Michell Gyrodec SE / RB300 / 2M Blue | Sony DVP-S9000ES
Croft Micro 25 Basic | Decware Zen
Goodmans Axiom 201 / Rega Alya / Keesonic Kolt
Is that the best microphone? Would need to order it from US. Any)hing as good in uk?
I wish I was as mad as you hoops. Really interesting projects followed with anticipation.
Mordaunt Short Mezzo System C - 8,5,1,9.Yamaha V2065. SonyS570. Panasonic TX-P42G20B., Sky HD 1TB. Garrard 86SB. PF30. Wii. WDTV Live. Harmony One. STAX300. QED cabling. Galaxy Tab 10.1
System Photos - http://s1051.photobucket.com/user/robinkidderminster/library/?sort=3&page=1
Base trap Project - http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/corner-base-trap-completed-project?page=1
The MiniDSP UMIK is only $75 + Delivery from Hong Kong. it worked out at £100 inc Import duty/VAT etc.
Its similar to a Behringer one IIRC, and there are europen dealers for the MinIDSP stuff.
The good thing about it is that its plug and play, USB cable straight into laptop, download the REW software (Free) and away you go.
I have started another thread on the REW software. Hope u can join in hoops! Ordered from France at 90euros. Can I connect the dsp mic' to the laptop and hdmi to my receiver? I will confine my further questions to my other thread so that the continuing saga of 'hoops-diy-hifi-on-toast-experiments in sound' can continue uninterupted.
Bit of a festive update:
I had an idea to use the Sony TA-F770ES as a pre/power using its Adapter Out/In loop to use the MiniDSP in between, but alas it did not work, so that was here for about a week while I was experimenting.
There was also the arrival of a Toshiba SD-9500E which had been on my long term to try list, a battleship DVD player with two digital inputs which I can run the PS3 through. Its Staying for the moment but the mighty S9000ES might be slotted back in the new year, not sure yet.
With the need for a replacement pre amplifier I picked up a little Audionote M-Zero-R Pre amp, and a nice little thing it is too:
This means I can get the ribbons up and running as well, so we are a proper 3-way with active on the Bass/Mid and passive on the Ribbons crossover @5.5kHz
On top of that I have been thinking long term about the speakers, the short of it I dont actually like the 'tweakability' of the MiniDSP, I was forever changing little bits and not really listening to the music, so having a think about it over the festive period.
I found some Rega Alya speakers cheap locally, they needed a new bass driver on one of them, which was dispatched nice and quick from Frank Harvey (Thanks Kev!).
Little and Large:
And the horns packed away for the christmas break:
So not sure what the new year will bring, I do like the simplicity of the Alyas over the Active Horns, and they seem to go well with the Decware I have to say.
Great kit and such enthusiasm has made for a very readable thread. Thanks for sharing.
Pioneer PD-S703~Sony TA-FA30ES~Tannoy MX1
Hi Hoopsontoast happy new year its alway good to read your posts
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Was offered some nice, big, old and efficient speakers which I picked up at the weekend, an interesting complement to the Alyas and Kolts:
Some late '60s Goodmans Axiom 201 drivers. They are 12", wide range up to around 10kHz (probably, at a push) and came with a ~80Litre ported cabinet, which is quite well made considering th age.
They integrate really well into the room, and have a really nice unforced presentation but still retain good dynamics and bass punch. Not the deepest bass, as you would expect from the age and high efficiency (~96dB/15Ohms).
I have re-used the ribbon tweeters running from around 7.5kHz and up to help with the treble, really does help a lot and sounds quite good even with just a quick play!
Found a Croft Micro 25 Basic going cheap, which will replace the AN Zero Pre, as well as doing the MM input from the Gyro.
Croft is in the house.....
Close up of the Zen:
For someone who I suspect is relatively young you have both excellent taste in kit and the kit to match. Lovely.
Thanks, yes I do like to think I have refined tast for someone in their mid-late twenties
My car history is just as 'eclectic', my current hack is a Metro circa 1996, other than that they have all been Triumphs between 1979 and 1983
It's worth noting that I'm forty and consider the vast majority of people under thirty a waste of skin.
I think thats a bit of an over generalisation...
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