Auralex Room Analysis Plus Review
- Product Name: Room Analysis Plus
- Manufacturer: Auralex
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- Review Date: April 07, 2009 02:30
- MSRP: $ 250 for up to 5 measurement locations
Record a frequency sweep with an omni-directional microphone
Send the .WAV file back to Auralex
Obtain Frequency and Impulse Response data
Pinpoint acoustical anomalies in your roomObtain accurate acoustical treatment suggestions
- Unparalleled access to exactly what is going on in your room
- Compared to an in-room consultation or just guessing, the price can't be beat
- Equipment costs may deter HT enthusiasts
- Single source/seat measurements limit usefulness of results
My issue is that I have an almost perfectly square room, concrete floors, and the ceiling is dropped down to about 7 ft across the front and along one side (a basement room with bulkheads for HVAC and plumbing) so I'm thinking the room will definitely need to be tamed.
Does anyone know if the microphone can be plugged into the 'mic in' on a laptop and use Sound Recorder or something like that to record the sweep?
Heck does Windows Vista even still have Sound Recorder? ....well if not, I'm sure there's freeware somewhere and Google might rescue me (again!)
This is the standard advice you see in most posts asking for room treatment help. Every room will benefit from these basic treatments.
In fact, if you go onto forums for people setting up in home recording studios, the advice is much the same.
As intriguing an idea as this service is, if you are going to spend money, spend it on treatments.
If you are inclined to see what your rooms acoustic profile, download REW (freeware), pick up the mic etc. and measure AND graph to your hearts content. Spend some of that $250 on your significant other so she is more likely to tolerate your obsession.