My own private personal measurement mic could be here this afternoon! I ordered a Behringer ecm8000 last week. The price for a new one has dropped to about half of what used ones cost. I assume that means they’re coming out with something new, but it won’t matter for my purposes. It is probably also that several companies have out with higher spec mics and corrections software to fill the new niche in room corrections for home cinema and more bedroom studios.
Also ‘on the way’ are the primary monitors. Again, my advice; Don’t buy used equipment. I only say that because I’ve been beaten up by this chapter. Six plus months of refurbishing, complete collapse of the amplifier in one and a return with the company saying that I might be the one that damaged them but they’ll fix it anyway. :^/
I’m perturbed and now I have to have my outgoing correspondence checked and edited for snark.
To be completely fair, I’ve only seen one complaint about the company’s service and there’s plenty of reason to discount that one story. They’re pretty reliable. That only strengthens my argument against buying used commercial tools.
Back to work
I’ll post new graphs when I get them done. I’ve turned the room sideways. That is, I am now facing the long wall and the window. By accepted practice I should be facing the short wall and having the monitors aimed down the length of the room, but by turning it I’ve done two positive things. Firstly, the right and left sides are far more symmetric. The window is in front of me and in theory, that space between the monitors should affect the image less than having the misshapen windowed wall on my right.
Since that change I lost access to the tool library I was borrowing them from. I’m really hoping the angle won’t matter that much. The room, as discussed, is too small anyway so low frequencies and the modes they amplify will always be there to some degree. What I really want out of this move is bilateral symmetry and a view. Don’t knock the view as a source for better sound.