GIVEAWAY! Win a miniDSP UMIK-2 Microphone!

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(March 22, 2021) Spring is nearly here, March Madness is in full effect, COVID (knock on wood) is nearly over... and miniDSP and AV NIRVANA have teamed up to deliver one lucky member miniDSP's all-new upgraded UMIK-2 microphone!!

Billed as a “substantial upgrade in performance and functionality,” miniDSP says its all-new UMIK-2 microphone ($195) offers the same ease of use as its legendary UMIK-1, but with more bells and whistles. Much like the UMIK-1, each UMIK-2 ships with a two-meter long USB Type C connection cable, an individual calibration file to ensure measurement accuracy, and full compatibility with Room EQ Wizard (REW) and Dirac Live Version 3 or later. Measurement capabilities are enhanced by a larger 1/2” microphone capsule and 32-bit analog-to-digital converter, which combine for lower noise and lower distortion. Additionally, sample rates are selectable from 44.1kHz to 192kHz.

The UMIK-2 doesn’t require a driver with macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. However, Windows users are supplied an ASIO driver for easy integration with most measurement and recording applications.

Sounds awesome, right? That's because IT IS awesome! So, enter to win and then visit miniDSP.com to learn about its amazing array of tools and toys that can enhance your audio experience!

Here's how to win (please read carefully – including the fine print):

For those of you that are currently members of AV NIRVANA, you know the entry drill. If you’re not a member, you’ll need to become one to enter the contest. Membership is 100% free, although you can certainly opt to support our site through various levels of Memberships.

To enter the contest, simply leave a comment below and you'll gain one entry. The official – random – drawing will be held on May 3, 2021.

As always, any member with 100 posts will receive TWO automatic entries, while any member with 1,000 posts will receive THREE automatic entries! It’s our way of thanking those that have made AV NIRVANA their home! If you want better odds in this or future giveaway contests, get active on the forum!

Best of luck to everyone!

If you would like to become a valued supporter of our community, click here for more information. It helps us keep the lights on and contests like this happening!

Here’s the fine print:

  1. All entrants must be AV NIRVANA members (100% free and easy to join, including Facebook login) and live within the Continental United States (Lower 48).
  2. If you live outside of the United States, you can still win but must supply AV NIRVANA with a US-based mail forwarding service. The winner is responsible for any fees associated with international shipping from the forwarding service.
  3. All previous Giveaway winners are free to enter.
  4. The contest runs from March 22, 2021, through May 3, 2021 (9:00AM EST).
  5. ONE winner will be selected at random and announced in this thread.
  6. Contest winners will receive a new, unopened miniDSP UMIK-2 microphone.
  7. Any member with 100 posts will have TWO automatic entries, while any member with 1,000 posts will receive THREE automatic entries!
  8. Winners will have 3 days to respond to a winner's notification. If AV NIRVANA does not receive a response, the drawing will be run again.
  9. International winners must supply a US-based mail forwarding service address within one week of winning, or we'll redraw the contest and select a new winner.
  10. Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
 

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plodmanau

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I have had great results with my Umik1, Dirac and REW. I hope to see that Umik2 can do. So I guess that after I win I will need to find a US mail forwarding service! Thanks.
 

fpc

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Great giveaway. Thank you Todd and A/V Nirvana. Count me in.
 

Tom Wheeler

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Building a new house. Want to see UMIK-2 tell me I built the music room correctly!
 

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Waiting, with fingers crossed. I'll join in too. please. I'd love to see the improvements that can be made on my system.
 

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I'm in. Thanks for the giveaway. It would be nice to put both umik microphones head to head and compare their readings
 

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Shhh

Don't tell Todd. I'm entering for a second time and he might not notice since I'm doing it in small type
 

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Count me in please :)
 

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Wait... I don't think I've entered yet... I could just keep one of them for myself eh?
 

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Very cool. I just joined up to learn more about REW and got a UMIK to do it.
 

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Good day all! Just got here. Downloading REW to tuneup my 5.1 Samsung K550, along with new mic interfaces and mics. Room is still untreated in this country cottage. Thank you for the chance fo win a documented mic!
Don
 

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Count me in too! I actually need a mic.
 

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So... who is the lucky winner? Can’t see any notification in this thread.
 

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Sorry for the delay, folks. Has been a crazy week! We’ll announce a winner later today! Hang tight!
 

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Alrighty... here's our entry list. You'll note that some members have more entries than others. Anyone with 100 posts on the forum gets 2 automatic entries. Anyone with 1000 posts gets 3 automatic entires!

41837
41839
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Todd Anderson

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Before I reveal the winner, we'd like to announce something fun and exciting.... we have ANOTHER UMIK-2 microphone to give away!!! That's right, we're going to run another contest. This time, tho, we're going to spice things up a bit. Members with 100 posts and 1000 posts, are going to get a boost to 3 and 4 automatic entries, respectively. For those of you that are new, but long-time registered members with low post counts, we'll award you two automatic entries if... IF... you have 30 posts by the end of the contest. This new contest will kick off in about a week, so please use your time wisely ;-)

Also, as bonus for anyone reading this, we have an AV NIRVANA trivia question. You need to be a long time member to know this, but what movie was the first movie to be entered into AV NIRVANA's Time Crushed Hall of Fame? We'll make this simple: the first correct answer posted in this thread will receive and additional FREE entry in the next contest.

With that out of the way, our winner of today's contest and brand-new UMIK-2 microphone is @Mike-48


:woohoo: Congrats Mike!


I'll send you a PM.

Thanks to everyone for entering. Be sure to read everything above CAREFULLY :redgrin:, and stay tuned for our next contest!
 
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JBrax

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Man, the Time Crushed Hall of Fame! I remember something about pitch forks. :bigsmile:
 

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