Like me most of the audio enthusiasts are interested in measuring their own loudspeakers and/or room. A professional Class 1 measuring microphone could cost € 1000,- or more. Most people have not that much money to spend so what are decent and affordable Class 2 measuring microphones?
I’ve found and tested several 1/4″ Class 2 measuring microphones in the € 20,- to € 200,- range. They have all in common that they can be used with a mobile device (like; iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows mobile phone/tablet), but also with a notebook or PC.
For the tests I’ve used an old Neutrik (NTI) 3382 measuring microphone (with frequency correction files) as reference. The measurements were taken in my living room using a pair of bi-amped Philips VN3100-25 (OEM Stage Accompany Blue Box, SA4525). The distance between the measuring microphones and loudspeaker was set at 0.5 meter and 1 meter distances.
Many people declare me insane when they see my two Stage Accompany (SA) Blue Box enclosures standing in my living room. They always ask me how my wife feels about these “monsters” taken so much place of our living room.
I know that the WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) of the SA Blue Box is rather low so many women will prohibit their husbands to place such “monsters” in the living room. Fortunately my wife doesn’t care about the size of the enclosures as long as I’m happy she’s happy.
A couple of weeks ago I finally hooked up the MicW i436 Kit to my MacBook Pro to take some measurements of my loudspeaker set in my living room. I own a set of Philips VN3100-25 active loudspeakers which inhabits the famous Stage Accompany SA8525 Ribbon Compact Driver and a SA1513 woofer,
The SA8525 RCD with its frequency range from 1 kHz to 30 kHz is the ideal driver to test the MicW i436 Kit with Smaart v7 Di.
Aus der niederländischen High-Tech-Schmiede für edle Audioprodukte kam unlängst das neueste Produkt der Master Series in die PRODUCTION PARTNER-Meß- und Hörräume. Als zweitgrößter Studio-Monitor aus dem Hause Stage Accompany fällt das 100 kg schwere Aktiv-/Passivsystem auf jeden Fall in die Kategorie der Hauptabhören für mittlere und große Studios.
Below a piece of ASCII of a review of the SA M57 Studio Monitor which I wrote under the nickname “Webbie” at the SA-Vintage forum.
Dated: November 04, 2012.
Review: Stage Accompany, M57 Studio Monitor
Finally at last I’ve got the change to listen to a set of Stage Accompany M57 studio monitors (in combination with the new Stage Accompany DS50’s from the SA Digital Series). This was the first time the M57’s were used with DS50 digital amps.