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KEF R7 REW Measurements: Starting Point, Any Simple Suggestions?

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So this is my measurements of the KEF R7 that are replacing R3s. The first pic is with the psychoacoustic smoothing. The second is 1/24.

Green is with sub, red without.

The setup is 9 foot equilateral triangle in a 13x18 foot room, the right side from the sitting position and half the back wall is open. 15 foot barn style ceilings.

Speaker face is 3 feet from the back wall and 6 feet from the side wall. The back wall distance is at the maximum the space allows.

Currently, there is one Rhythmic L12 that was going to be 2 before the sale. It is currently to the right of the right speaker. Changing it to the center did not seem to make a whole lot of measurement difference.

My first real goal is to bring 1k-2k up because it sounds like the vocals are somewhat recessed. Blanket draped over or moving the coffee table out completely didn't seem to affect the 1-2k region.

Any suggestions?
 
Not currently. I am using a Yamaha A-S701 with Bass/Treble knob. Adjustments to the treble are too high. The vocals seem distant/nasally.
 
A MiniDSP or the like that can allow you to precisely adjust EQ, or even a Wiim or Roon endpoint offer more granular EQ than you have currently. Your graphs like good starting points - let REW do some auto EQ magic and you should get pretty flat to whatever room curve you seek.
 
Ceiling and floor treatment might help with that 1-2 kHz dip. But you're going to want to EQ for the best results anyway.
 
What is the wall material and floor? Do you have a carpet?

I've found making minor position adjustments helped my 1-2k area in my HT room. This was for a center channel that was too close to the floor and before I got some carpeting in there. Moving the speakers a bit L/R or backwards might help. You could likely go a lot closer to the rear wall, especially if you're LFE to the subwoofer. Where did you set the sub crossover?
 
I have a Wiim Pro and eventually something like a RME. I was trying to see if there were any obvious things that stood out before I EQ as far as placement or things to not bother with.

The dip at 1.5k isn't present on the spinorama measurements of the R7 so that is a room issue. The floor is thick carpet. The ceiling is a trapezoid/barn shape with the points at the back wall and the front (if that makes sense).

According to amroc node calculator, the canyon at 65Hz a dead zone, so does that just get ignored or do I bring 45Hz and 120Hz down to level it off a bit?
 
Crossover is at 100Hz, Phase at 180. I have the sub set for " low music" on the panel. Walls to the left are drapes, right is open, back wall is half open. Plaster and some large framed pictures.
 
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