- Jan 27, 2019
Wasn't even responded to.
Embracing Simplicity in Audio: Anyone Else Skipping Room Correction, Measurement Microphones, and the Like?I've always considered myself an early adopter, perhaps even an avant-gardist, when it comes to hi-fi technology. Over the course of the hi-fi journey, there have been paradigm shifts – the transition to CDs, later embracing streaming, and the shift from bulky floor-standing speakers to sleek...www.audiosciencereview.com
He obviously knows very well that most ASR members are enthusiasts for room correction etc! He knows many here have been happier going that route.
The whole point is he was asking input from those who have NOT gone that route, and why. Therefore responding "I love room correction and here's why!" is not answering his question.
If someone wants to post that of course they can. But I don't see why the OP is beholden to address those posts when he was looking for exactly the opposite
input. It's hardly a black mark on the OP.
I would be interested if the discussion was about "how I took some measurable steps to get reasonable bass response in an un-eq'ed system, despite my room fighting me tooth and nail!" We would first have to acknowledge that our rooms have >10dB peaks and valleys in the bass frequencies. Understand some of them are due to the dimensions of the room, and we can utilize placement, treatment, and perhaps EQ to either energize or mitigate. And some are due to placement to boundaries, and all the other things that I think we commonly struggle with. And at least some of the struggle can be understood a bit better. But it just goes round and round because we can't seem to agree that all of our rooms look something like this:
Without a doubt, speaker placement will impact the peaks. This measurement can be made with a $30 microphone with equipment we are all using to post on ASR!
Ok, so you are interested in a different thread theme than the one the OP had in mind. I don't see why this entails being negative about the OP.