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How good is an Audyssey mic for measurements?

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Rick:
I have been fiddling with REW after some extensive room treatment I just wanted to take some measurements.

Having nothing else at the time I (maybe stupidly) plugged my Audyssey mic into REW. Loopback test signal output to mic input is all good to 20 Khz but with the mic itself plugged in I strongly suspect the response falls off to almost completely dead from about 8khz rendering the room measurement useless. Its down about 40dB, 8-20Khz. The room is floor to ceiling acoustic panels and the speakers B&W N802's.

Does anybody know if these are very basic mics used for Audyssey and is there nothing special about them? or is something else going on?

KenMasters:
Audyssey mics aren't interchangeable as the AVR they're packaged with is loaded with the offset file for that mic model - so I'd say no, Audyssey mics are not good for measurement. Why not invest in a Umik-1, they're not that pricey and it'd give you peace of mind.

fdlsys:
Rick, UMIK pops up on the forum regularly. Buy it, use it and and if you have no further need for it, sell it.

Rick:
Thanks all have found a umik-1, will go that route for peace of mind.

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