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J-Texas

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Phonic PAA3
« on: August 03, 2009, 11:45:19 am »

Besides the money and the pretty graphs, can anyone give 2 cents on advantages or disadvantages of a product like this v. an RTA mic and a laptop?

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http://www.phonic.com/en/testers/paa3.html
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Ethan Winer

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Re: Phonic PAA3
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 03:09:41 pm »

What sort of rooms do you need to analyze? A third-octave RTA is not suitable for smaller rooms like control rooms, though it could be fine for auditoriums etc. For smaller rooms I suggest the excellent Room EQ Wizard which also happens to be free.

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J-Texas

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Re: Phonic PAA3
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 03:19:14 pm »

Thanks Ethan. Good to hear your... um... text.

I was just thinking for all around use, a "throw it in my toolbox" item. A small room would definitely be in consideration for initial use and I would also like to see what's going on "on paper" in my tracking room.

DBX makes that little inexpensive RTA mic. I guess that and REQwizard on a laptop (that I already have) would be a wiser choice economically and functionally?

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Ethan Winer

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Re: Phonic PAA3
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2009, 03:49:33 pm »

J-Texas wrote on Mon, 03 August 2009 15:19

DBX makes that little inexpensive RTA mic. I guess that and REQwizard on a laptop (that I already have) would be a wiser choice economically and functionally?


Yes, especially since you already have the laptop. That dbx mic is good, and you may find this article interesting:

Comparison of Ten Measuring Microphones

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Re: Phonic PAA3
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 04:14:29 pm »

I use the behringer ecm all the time with REQ.
Had never any problems...............
I also tryed other more expesive mics, without any bennefit, so i stay by my Behringer ecm  Smile
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Constantin
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