- Dec 10, 2019
- James Island, SC
You've hit the nail on the head: I have attended many, many live concerts, indoors & out, from rock, jazz, blues & country bands to community bands (around 60 pieces), to symphonies and (unfortunately, for the most part) Operas.Clearly you think real instruments and voices don't sound right....
Knowing what most of the instruments & singing voices sound like live, that is my standard for great sound. But I want to know that my system components are giving me flat (as measured) for my starting point. The I can EQ or otherwise adjust until I have the sound the way I perceive it live. That may, however, be different than what you perceive or want to perceive in home audio. Your ears & my ears may key in on different parts of the sound (or the same parts of the sound) but may have different takes on it.
But someone who has never actually heard the actual instruments live will likely have a different idea of how it should sound to them.
The reason that there are tone controls & EQ's is not just to get the rooms sound to flat or the Harman Curve but to give the user adjustability because not everyone perceives the music in the same manner.