Posted January 31, 2010 by W. Jeff Meier
“Toole continued by showing response measurements of various loudspeakers in different price ranges. Without naming names, he showed that a few loudspeakers in the $10-20k price range were being outperformed by speakers in the $200 range.” From AES section meeting on “Upgrading The Audio Industry” These tests show what I already knew. You can spend… Read more Posted January 30, 2010 by W. Jeff Meier
The market is full of automatic equalizers and other equalization solutions that promise the world. Beware of the following problems with any solution you choose.: Local optimization instead of multiple seats Poor solution accuracy Does nothing to solve other common problems with subwoofer setup Too little focus on the effect on speaker distortion Losing settings on power failure… Read more Posted January 30, 2010 by W. Jeff Meier
I would consider running the CARA design software to optimize at least the subwoofer locations in your room within your constraints for the primary seats. After positioning the subwoofers I would manually optimize the phase and level with each subwoofer individually and then combined to get the smoothest frequency response near the crossover and below… Read more Posted January 30, 2010 by W. Jeff Meier
Subwoofer equalization is a useful thing to do. Many tools are available on the market to do this. The key thing to realize is that many of the low frequency problems in your home theater are caused by the room itself. Trying to use an equalizer to solve room problems will have very local success at best. … Read more Posted January 28, 2010 by W. Jeff Meier
The Auralex SubDude is a great product for reducing vibrations between the subwoofer and floor. This product will help tighten up your bass if you have anything, but a concrete slab for a floor.