Minimal PC Requirements for REW?


New Member
Thread Starter
Nov 21, 2017

Only recently heard about REW and would like to use an older PC with a dedicated Windows OS.

Did quick search of Forum but did not find any mention of minimal PC requirements and did not find a search option so Googled using "Room EQ Wizard minimal PC hardware" but got No results.

No "..." gave About 1,230,000 results.

Appreciate any recommendations, esp by ones who use older PCs.



John Mulcahy

REW Author
Apr 3, 2017
There is a quick minimum requirements summary in the help. Although XP can be used there can be compatibility issues with the Java runtime - may need to stick to a Java 7 version - so a newer Windows version is probably better, in which case you can use the REW version which includes a Java 8 runtime. For testing multichannel systems folk often use an HDMI connection to their AV processor/receiver and ASIO drivers furnished by ASIO4All, but typically need a more recent laptop to have both HDMI and HDMI that supports multichannel audio. Bigger screens with higher resolution provide more screen real estate for analysis. You'll find a guide to using HDMI and USB mics in the Downloads section.
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