- Jun 19, 2022
Hi all! Merry Christmas Eve! I've paired my JBL 305p MKII Monitors with an IFI Zen Air DAC... I toggled boundary EQ to -3dB and now trying to tighten up the low end using DSP... My IFI DAC has an XBass+ switch which is an ASP circuitry. I know the XBass (XBass+ has better components) feature is not a gentle boost and is actually meant for Headphones... But when I see the frequency response graph of the XBass and IFI TRUEBASS (meant for Headphones and Speakers) it clearly shows that the TRUEBASS is a more aggressive boost than XBass and/or XBass+! I've contacted IFI support and they told me that XBass+ could be used in my scenario but at medium volume... Now I'm trying to set up some tweaks using Fabfilter Pro MB and Fabfilter Pro Q3 in my JRiver DSP chain to use the XBass feature safely... I wonder if there is a better way to control the low end and then boost it (like the"Pultec punch") again using XBass to get a punchier kick (but not a sub rumble)? Any help?