Soundeasy Notes and My Configuration
I am using a BEHRINGER ECM8000 mic from Parts Express
A Mackie mixing board that has pre-amp (phantom power) for the mic
M-audio Delta 410 Sound Card
You also need to build the test probes detailed in Chapter 16. I made a new wiring diagram for RCA based cables. The third diagram down is the simplest illustration of the wiring for RCA cables.
I made a super simple jig to help make measurements easier. It is just a 4 position switch that turns on a 10ohm resistor (for T/S measurements), a 20uF (two 10uF caps in parallel from Radio Shack) Non Polar capacitor to protect tweeters on SPL measurements and a straight pass through. I can't remember why I put a 470 Ohm resistor in there. Plus there are banana jacks positioned before and after the switch so you can move the probes around.
Make sure the sound card you buy is on the compatible list if you want to do DE (Digital Equalizer) and DF (Digital Filter) in the future.
Also make sure your computer has enough CPU power. My Athalon 650 is fine for T/S and SPL measurements, but I doubt will cut it for DE and DF.
From what I understand, you can use the Wallins Jig, but I have no idea how you would wire it up.
Read John Kreskovsky's design guide found on the Bodzio web site. This will give you a jump start using SE. Also I found reading 'Loudspeaker Recipes' by Vance Dickason is a great way to understand what each measurement is really doing and how to build a proper crossover.