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Dayton Audio iMM-6 Calibrated Measurement Microphone for iPhone iPad Tablet and Android

Brand:| Model: iMM-6
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Overview
Turn your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a laboratory grade audio measurement device with Dayton Audio's iMM-6 iDevice calibrated measurement microphone.
Highlights
  • Precision condenser microphone for critical measurement
  • For use with Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch via 3.5mm TRRS headset jack
  • Compatible with Android and Windows Phone devices with TRRS jack
  • Headphone/Line Out pass-through jack for test signals or listening
  • Kickstand feature elevates and angles device and microphone capsule
  • True omnidirectional pattern with calibrated flat frequency response
  • Rugged construction with high-quality components
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390-810
Weight: 0.15 lbs.  
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Dayton Audio iMM-6 Calibrated Measurement Microphone for iPhone iPad Tablet and Android

The Dayton Audio iMM-6 is a professional-quality measurement and recording microphone that is designed to work with the entire suite of Apple "iDevices" – iPad, iPhone, and iPod. The rugged construction and compact size make it the perfect companion for audio professionals who must work on-location performing acoustic analysis, monitoring audio levels, or recording. Each iMM-6 is individually hand-calibrated using a laboratory-standard measurement microphone, for consistent, repeatable measurements that match the level of precision previously offered only by expensive stand-alone microphones.

Dayton Audio's iMM-6 is also compatible with Android and Microsoft devices that use a 3.5 mm TRRS jack. A headphone/line-out is built in for monitoring the recorded signal, and a kickstand elevates and angles the measurement capsule for more direct measurements. Each iMM-6 is ruggedly built with high-quality components. A sturdy carrying case with foam insert is included.

A unique serialized calibration file is available for the iMM-6. This calibration file can be used by most audio-analysis apps for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch (see compatibility list for recommendations). Visit Dayton Audio's website, where you will be prompted to enter the serial number from the case of your iMM-6. After entering the serial number, your download will start.

Specifications: • Capsule type: Precision 6 mm electret condenser • Polar Response: True Omnidirectional • Frequency response: 18-20,000 Hz, ± 0.5 dB (Calibrated) • Impedance: 200 ohms • Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1K ohm: 10 mV/Pa (-40dBV, re. 0dB = 1V/Pa) • Maximum SPL for 1% THD @ 1,000 Hz: 127 dB • S/N ratio: 70 dB (A-weighted, varies depending on host device) • Connector: Gold-plated 3.5 mm TRRS • Weight: Ultra-light 7.6 grams.


 

Help for Android and iPhone users:

There are many applications in the market that provide the smart phone user with audio measurement software.  We do not recommend any specific apps, however, in an attempt to assist the new user of an iMM-6 we have listed links and some helpful pointers below.  One for the iDevice/iPhone platform and the other for Android devices.

iPhone:

AudioTools app (from Studio Six Digital):

Here is the procedure for loading the iMM-6 calibration file into AudioTools by Studio Six Digital on an iPhone:

 1)      You need a Wi-Fi network where you can view other computers on the network. You also need a laptop PC, or a desktop PC connected directly to the wireless router via either a cable or a wireless networking card. Your iPhone and desktop PC will need to be able to 'see' each other to transfer files. Your wireless router should not be blocking port 9900. (If you haven't set your wireless router specifically to do this, it shouldn't be blocking this port.)

2)      Make sure your iPhone has Wi-Fi enabled, and is connected to the same wireless network as your PC.

3)      On your PC, download the iMM-6 serial calibration file (found on the bottom of the iMM-6 aluminum container) for your specific microphone from http://www.daytonaudio.com and save it where you can easily locate it. You will need the serial number that is printed on the back of your iMM-6 carrying case to access the unique calibration file for your iMM-6.

4)      On the iPhone, within AudioTools, navigate to the Input Sources screen and choose Microphone Calibration. The Calibration Screen will be displayed.

5)      From the Calibration Screen, choose the Cal File option. Tap the Files button to bring up the Files screen.

6)      At the top of the Files screen, there is a field labeled "URL", with http:// and an IP address (sequence of four three-digit numbers), plus a port number following the colon. (example: http://192.168.0.9:9900 – yours will probably be different)

7)      From your PC which is connected to the wireless network, open up your web browser and type the full URL from the "URL" field into the address bar of the web browser. (Following the example above, you would type http://192.168.0.9:9900 into the address bar). This is the address for direct file transmission to your iPhone.

8)      You should see a page appear with the heading "Documents on Strider" or something similar. Your iPhone is acting as a server on your WiFi network, and is serving this page to your PC. Click on the "calibration" link, which will navigate you to the "calibration" directory on your iPhone.

9)      In the gray box labeled "Upload", click on the "Choose File" button to select your file. Find the iMM-6 calibration file you downloaded from http://www.daytonaudio.com in step (3) and double-click on it.

10)   In the gray box labeled "Upload", you should now see your iMM-6 calibration file listed. Click on "Send" to send the file to your iPhone. When done, the page will refresh and show your iMM-6 calibration file in the "calibration" directory.

11)   Close your web browser. You are finished with the part of the upload that uses your PC.

12)   On your iPhone, tap "Done" to return to the Calibration Files screen, and then tap the “Reload” button (round arrow) to refresh the view. You should see the calibration file appear.

13)   To load the calibration file, tap the calibration file name and then tap "Apply".

14)   The calibration file is now loaded. Tap "Done" to return to the Calibration screen.

These instructions are based on the instructions given on

http://www.studiosixdigital.com/audiotools/using-microphone-calibratio.html


 

Android:

AudioTool by Bofinit Corporation

AudioTool supports loading a calibration file for the Dayton Audio iMM-6 microphone. These files have names like "99-0101.txt" when downloaded from Dayton's website. For use in AudioTool, you will simply need to rename the file so that it has the .cal file type (e.g. "99-0101.cal") and save it in the AudioTool directory on your Android phone. Then, in AudioTool, select the "Load Cal" option from the Menu, and choose the Dayton file from the list. The calibration data will be loaded, power summed to the 1/3 octave bins used by AudioTool, and saved in your Preferences - there is no further need to load the file whenever you start AudioTool, unless you change the calibration method or alter the calibration values manually.



Product Specifications
  • Element TypeCondenser
  • Polar PatternOmnidirectional
  • On/Off SwitchNo
Dayton Audio iMM-6 Calibrated Measurement Microphone for iPhone iPad Tablet and Android
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModeliMM-6
  • Part Number390-810
  • UPC848791000331
  • Product CategoryMeasurement Microphones
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (21 Reviews)
  • Weight0.15 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Reviews

Dayton Audio iMM-6 Calibrated Measurement Microphone for iPhone iPad Tablet and Android
Dayton Audio iMM-6 Calibrated Measurement Microphone for iPhone iPad Tablet and Android is rated 4.8095 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good portable audio toolI have not had the opportunity to extensively test the microphone and my Android amp to see how they compare against a real-time analyzer, but it has proved useful in looking at audio spectrum in seating areas around auditoriums. I hope to find more time to really test its accuracy.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good price, works with my phoneI have not completed my evaluation but I'm positive it is better than the built in mic, it works with my phone (LG G2), and I was able to get and load the calibration file with the Audio Tools app mentioned on the Dayton Audio web site. I don't know of any other options unless you get into the USB mics which cost a lot more and have more compatibility issues.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes having a smartphone worthwhileI saw a friend using his smartphone with spectrum analyzer software but found out that it looks nice but is not very accurate with the internal mic especially with the automatic gain control. I looked for an external calibrated mic and the iMM-6 is about the only reasonable thing available. The AudioTool app is the only one I could find that accepted the calibration file but that is not a problem. I love having a spectrum analyzer that is small, cheap, and always with me because I always have my phone.
Date published: 2014-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works GreatYou will have to buy an app to get the most out of this mic, but it is well worth it. Accurate and affordable.
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well made..Comes with everything you need but you have to download the cal. file. It performs great and comes in a very nice box to store it in. For the price size and need there is none better on the market!
Date published: 2014-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wishbone Mic!Bought this mic after reading the rave reviews about how well it does vs other setups. Boy was this a great purchase. Without even using the calibration file the first thing I did was get AudioTool setup on my Note 2 and did a comparison for room noise. I launched the app without the mic to watch the frequencies jumpin all over the place like running on concrete on a hot day with no shoes. Then I started doing the odd stuff making sure that it was actually detecting the correct noises like whistling the Andy Griffith song and singing opera in the bathroom. Ok, so now fast forward to plugging in the mic and BAM, no more jumping frequencies all over the place. My silent room was actually a graph of near silence. I set it across the room to make sure I wasn't loosing my mind and starting typing and it picked it up with ease. I did all the same tests as before only to be amazed at how much more accurate it seemed. I did my research when getting this as the Note 2 has a Wolfson audio chip that immensely helps with things like noise and such and am glad that I did. I will be loading up the calibration file and giving this thing a real run soon.
Date published: 2014-03-14

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Dayton Audio iMM-6 Calibrated Measurement Microphone for iPhone iPad Tablet and Android

I have added the calibration file but when I click the half circle to refresh to see the file it wont appear. This is on the iPad 2 using the Studio Six software. Anything im doing wrong to not see the file?

Asked by: Benolson
Had to place the file in a different spot and it worked! Sorry for answering my own question... Great mic!
Answered by: Benolson
Date published: 2014-06-10

Motorola Xoom?

Do you know if this will work correctly on a Motorola Xoom tablet? Assuming it works on other Android devices it probably will but I know that the TRRS jack configuration on an iPhone/iPad is different than that on an Android device.
Asked by: larft
It should. But like the disclaimer states, there are a few different wiring methods in use. At the price point, it would be worth it a make an adaptor [if needed], but I don't think it will.
Answered by: Joe from San Francisco
Date published: 2013-10-22

use with high spl

hello, in the specs it states "Maximum SPL for 1% THD @ 1,000 Hz: 127 db". question is. will it perform properly if I wanted to use the mic to check the spl in a really loud car audio system?Thanks
Asked by: DjMambo
The capsule limit for this microphone is 127 dB so it will only read SPL's at or under this number.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-08-26

Is the calibration file for vertical use or for pointing at the source. Those two choices require different cal files.

Asked by: oneoldude
The Mic is omni-directional, so it matters much less. I have not noticed much of a difference in where it is pointed, as long as it is not pointed away from the source.
Answered by: database
Date published: 2013-06-20

I'll restate my question for clarity :) Can this mic be used with a PC's soundcard/or usb mixer without the need of phantom power?

Asked by: GUCCI
It's been my experience that most PC sound cards have a two conductor 3.5 mm microphone jack, which is not what the Dayton Audio designed the iMM-6 for, with it having a four conductor plug. I cannot recommend connecting the iMM-6 to your PC's sound card.
Answered by: mikevv
Date published: 2013-06-11

Does the imm-6 need phantom power when used with a PC in programs like REW?

Asked by: GUCCI
A mixer/soundcard interface is required when this mic is used with anything but a handheld device. For standard USB applications we recommend the UMM-6 instead.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-06-13

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