Sonarworks Reverence 4

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    andrewsrea Well-Known Member

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    Okay, no pics 'cause it's software. Which I've been waiting for their sale that finally came.

    So this is monitor correction software. Before you yawn, it comes with a lab grade small diaphragm condenser mic and tests you playback system. I have something like it for my Denon surround in my home theater which made an accurate set of Boston Acoustic speakers sound freaking awesome.

    So the Sonarworks Reference 4 tested my studio monitoring system: a Focusrite 2i4 > AMI preamp & crossover > Hafler D-200 > TOA M8 speakers & Crown D-150A > AMI 10" Sub. Crazy how flat I built the system by ear, as the correction was never more than 6 dB and that was an outlier in the low end, around 50Hz. Most correction is 2dB or less.

    This software corrects for EQ, phase & listening position OMG!

    Been happily listening to various genres of music. It is amazing how you can pick instruments and sounds out of the sound stage!

    I got mine for $240ish. Worth every penny.

    https://www.sonarworks.com/reference
     
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    Really cool stuff. I have some common sense upgrades to my "studio" room before using something like this makes sense, though. I could definitely see getting it some day, though.
     
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    I understand. This will not fix a bad sounding room or the fact you need mics or the like to actually record, rehearse, etc.
     
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