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Miguel Angel Castro Rios

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Dayton EMM-6 Electret Measurment Mic
« on: October 04, 2016, 03:28:25 pm »

Has anyone used this mic?

It comes with a calibration response graph, is it any good? Or should I spend more money and buy a DBX, even though it doesn't come with calibration response graph.

What's your experience with this mic? I will only use it to align subs to tops or delay towers. Not sure if I should trust the rta in any of these mics.
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Ivan Beaver

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Re: Dayton EMM-6 Electret Measurment Mic
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 06:36:33 pm »

Either of those mics should be fine for your intended purposes.

The big difference in mics starts to be in the top octave or so response.

And in most cases, they are fine for general sound system alignments.

It depends on how picky you want to get in freq response.

But most sound systems have much bigger problems than the freq response in the top octave or two, such as multiple time arrivals issues.

The combfiltering that happens at the higher freq (because of multiple signal arrivals) is going to be a much bigger issue than the freq response of those mics.
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Lyle Williams

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Re: Dayton EMM-6 Electret Measurment Mic
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 03:04:01 am »

I have the EMM-6, and it works fine.

I have owned/sold a dbx mic.  No calibration file=not very useful.
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Re: Dayton EMM-6 Electret Measurment Mic
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2016, 06:38:18 pm »

Either of those mics should be fine for your intended purposes.

The big difference in mics starts to be in the top octave or so response.

And in most cases, they are fine for general sound system alignments.

It depends on how picky you want to get in freq response.

But most sound systems have much bigger problems than the freq response in the top octave or two, such as multiple time arrivals issues.

The combfiltering that happens at the higher freq (because of multiple signal arrivals) is going to be a much bigger issue than the freq response of those mics.

I used to have a matched pair of Earthworks TC40. Matched until one hit the concrete floor during a measurement. I procurred the Dayton and it is now the only mic I travel with for measurements. It is only above 10K that the response deviates much from my TC40. As mentioned by others, I, too, encounter far bigger issues than the .75db differences in measurement mic.
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Re: Dayton EMM-6 Electret Measurment Mic
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2016, 08:24:28 am »

I own a few Audio TR40 mics, a couple Earthworks. I use one of those as my main mic, but then use the Dayton mic as an auxiliary mic. Be it down by the FF, or up in the balcony. I have them marked, and their calibration file saved. For what I do, I need as much detail as possible. But for everyday tuning, I'd use a Dayton mic and get the same results.
Has anyone used this mic?

It comes with a calibration response graph, is it any good? Or should I spend more money and buy a DBX, even though it doesn't come with calibration response graph.

What's your experience with this mic? I will only use it to align subs to tops or delay towers. Not sure if I should trust the rta in any of these mics.
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