Measurements\n\nMeasurements are something that come up often, in audioholics articles and in many discussions. They can give insights into your equipment and room that you never thought possible, while also allowing you to really get into room correction and DIY. If you're just curious or a hardcore audioholic, odds are you can appreciate raw, objective data. However, to broach the topic can be a daunting task. You need hundreds of dollars worth of equipment in order to have something truly plug and play, or learn how to use complicated software.\n\nHowever, thanks to miniDSP learning how to take measurements has never been easier. With the UMIK-1 and REW, you finally have a plug and play unit with easy to use software that will allow you to jump into measurements and objective data without breaking the bank. The best part is, with the simplicity of the unit and the fact that all you need is a laptop, test tone CD, and the mic you can bring it with you to your next in store or GTG to take a measurement or two in less than 5 minutes. \n\nREW = Free \nUMIK-1 = $75 + shipping (usually $20) Compatible with Mac\/Windows\/Linux with no software or drivers.\n\n\n\nThis should most definitely be published, IMO! \n\nMy brother asked me to build him a center for his RV. It would be my first speaker build, although I think I know enough now to complete it fairly successfully. I wanted to build him a fairly decent MTM but I lack measurement equipment. (I usually prefer a WTMW, but his RV seating is all pretty much on-axis, and it is my first speaker build. I don't want to push my luck!) He said his budget was $400, so I figured I'd buy measurement equipment + program and build him a center...killing two birds with one stone. He get's a center that's better than a retail counterpart, I get measurement equipment to build more speakers. WIN-WIN. I went looking for equipment and found that OmniMic (and other program\/equpiment) is $300! So, I started looking for retail options only to find not one fit in his specified dimentions! It would be F---ed up if I asked him for a $400 check, and put 3\/4th of that into my equipment and 1\/4th into his center! That's not killing two birds with one stone, that's stealing! Now that I know I can pick up a UMIK-1 for only $95 shipped, I can start looking for drivers! :D\n\nThanks, Fuzz!