AV Tip: Use a Tripod with your Microphone for A/V Calibrations
Whether you're calibrating your surround sound system or taking a photograph, a tripod can make a big difference in the results you get. The tripod will lift the microphone to your ear level and reduce the potential for interference and noise that would be present if you physically held the microphone in place. A good quality tripod can be inexpensive and are they readily available at a variety of retailers.
Use a tripod to hold your microphone level and steady during system calibrations to achieve the most accurate and consistent results.