GT3 Audio Upgrade: Part 7

GT3 Audio Upgrade: Part 7

September 14, 2018

If you know anything about audio and video, you know that calibration is just as important as the gear. The problem with an engineer type like me is that I have zero artistic ability and calibration is as much art as it is science. It takes experience, a keen ear, and the right equipment. I mentioned to Sound in Motion in Boston that I intended to find a qualified shop to tune my system. Jim asked me to hold on a minute. Derek Kenney, the owner of Sound in Motion, got on the phone and said, “I would rather tune it!” Secretly that’s what I was hoping he would say, so I bought him a plane ticket and flew him the 1,500 miles from Boston. You should have seen my wife’s face when I told her what I was planning. It was priceless. I thought it was a pretty cool idea, but regular people just think I’m nuts.

This kind of stuff is super interesting to me. At first, I was too preoccupied and decided I wasn’t going to video. Then I realized that super nerds like me are going to want to see this. I made Derek re-explain a bunch of what he already told me. Since I was in the business, I have seen a bunch of this stuff, but it’s a lot different with digital processors. Here is the video.

RTA and mic

Adjusting gain on amp

Mosconi DSP software

First checking to ensure all speakers are in phase. Luckily I wired is correctly.

IASCA spec mic location

In a word, it’s pretty awesome.