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Does your body have an influence on room measurements?
Old 2 weeks ago
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Does your body have an influence on room measurements?

If I'm using some noise and a real-time analysis tool to position speakers, does my physical body have an influence on the measurements as I move around the room? Should I return to the listening position to get an accurate reading, or can I freely move without my useless meat prison influencing anything?

Feels like a dumb question, but this is all physics isnt it? So it must have *some* influence. It's just if that influence is worth worrying about. Any thoughts?
Old 2 weeks ago
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I would say that it depends on what you measure.
If very LF, it will diffract around you : you are small compared to the wavelength. If it is to measure HF, you get the idea.

So for trying SBIR response in the low-end by moving and measuring, your get a pretty good idea, but double check after with a proper measurement. To check if L & R are balanced in the mids & highs, better to get of the room in the beginning.
Old 2 weeks ago
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REW lets you start measurements after let's say 10 seconds. I always leave the room.
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