there is another option - run rears passively from your HU or small amp, front system active from DSP/amp
When I was doing my planning I thought the deh 80prs would be my dsp.Why is a DSP not on the table? Saves you from having to change head units, and it's going to be easier to tune as well.
I don't think you need to sell the 80PRS. Probably a big upgrade over the stock headunit anyways. There's a few cheap DSPs sitting around here used. I feel like I've seen a Helix DSP Pro MK1 around here for like $5-600. I think you are needing 10 channels if I am understanding your desires correctly. 4 channels for 2-way front, 4 channels for 2-way rear, and then sub. If you go 2-way front, passive rear, and sub, you could get away with the MS-8, Helix P-Six, etc.When I was doing my planning I thought the deh 80prs would be my dsp.
If I knew adding one was part of the equation I would probably choose the alpine h800.
But when you add up the cost of the h800 & 80prs. Your looking at $1,000+ when the c99 is 1100-1200.
I would've rather done that for an equivalent cost.
I do want a dsp to be part of my system.
I just thought I already had that :-(
If I could sell my brand new 80prs in the box for what I paid $300.
I would lose nothing & could just buy the p99
I hear a lot of good things about the Ms-8 & it's around only $400...
Take a look at these two guides.
Regarding your microphone, I’m not familiar with it but I doubt it. The easy question is how do you connect it to your computer and if your answer is you don’t then you’ll need to buy a USB microphone. Most people use a USB microphone either from Dayton (Parts Express -UMM-6) or MiniDSP. The Audiofrog UMI-1 is another car specific option though it is more expensive.
I’m not sure if REW will work with the built-in sound card or not. I’m use to working with USB microphones as mentioned above or with microphone preamps such as the Focusrite 2i2, which would work with a microphone like the Dayton EMM-6.It plugs into the standard sized microphone Jack.
I’m not sure if REW will work with the built-in sound card or not. I’m use to working with USB microphones as mentioned above or with microphone preamps such as the Focusrite 2i2, which would work with a microphone like the Dayton EMM-6.
So do a quick search to see if REW will work with the built-in sound card on your computer. However, one other thing to think about is quality. Do you think a free microphone that came with your Alpine will be good enough to give you accurate enough results? It may but it maybe off. But since you already have it, if you can use it I’d recommend giving it a shot to see how it does. Maybe you can make a change in your DSP or radio (bass +/- 10) to see how well the microphone recognizes such a change.
Well I just did a search and REW mentions a USB microphone, an SPL meter with analogue output, or an analog microphone with a preamp. Technically the built-in computer soundcard is a preamp so it could work. However, I’m concerned the quality of the microphone and the computer’s soundcard will result in inferior results. So if you have the money to get one of the USB microphones, I’d recommend that, besides quality but also because that is what most use and instructions will be focused more on that usage. But if you’d rather not make an investment or you may not use it much, you could give the mic and computer soundcard a shot. Here’s a link to the REW introduction, which mentions the equipment you’ll need. By the way, you don’t necessarily need an SPL meter but it would help you make sure your SPL measurements are accurate; without the SPL meter, your measurements will be fine but might be 5 or 10 dB off on the scale.