CFO (Chief Fun Officer)
- Feb 13, 2016
- Seattle Area
You are off the mark with your comments. The amount of musical energy at 1 kHz is quite a bit lower than bass. So you can boost it fair bit without the danger of pushing the amp too far. Since interference is far less than perfect, i.e. output did not go to zero, you can indeed boost such a dip. The trick is to listen and not get blinded by theoretical things.Thanks to psycho-acoustics, dips are luckily not nearly as harmful as peaks.
As a rule of thumb we never EQ any dips exactly for this reason and it is also bad advice as well as practice to just level everything out.
Which as described can sometimes do (a lot more) harm than good.
I don't even understand why this was recommended, since boosting such issues quite literally doesn't help much at all
(since the resonance won't ever disappear, and in some cases even get worse.)
This is particularly true for destructive interference.
There is proof point for this. Directivity dips are thought to be the same, i.e. not to try to correct. But research shows that they can be improved:
The Subjective and Objective Evaluation of Room Correction Products
Sean E. Olive, John Jackson, Allan Devantier, David Hunt and Sean M. Hess
Theory is one thing, practice is another. Manual EQ lets you experiment with fixing response errors and you can then judge individually whether some correction is valid or not.