Originally Posted by htjunkee
Hey la,rob, thanks for the feedback in this case it's a good thing, (feedback that is) I appreciate your thoughts. I can say I "have" the money but I guess the question is whether or not it's wise to spent said monies on this particular treatment. I suppose we can all find the resources (if need be) but if not necessary(still wondering) why allocate them to a particular source such as traps with my not having any experience with them? I value your opinions but as you know a dollar is hard to come by these days, without sounding too political. I checked out some sites for them (the bass traps) (won't mention which sites) they're a little expensive for me. Don't even mention EQing my room way too advanced for this newbie.
EQing a subwoofer is actually relatively easy to do. Of course, if you don't want to go through the trouble, that's up to you. However, there are a few great options out there, requiring varying amounts of technical know-how.
The most time-consuming (but most flexible) way of EQ you'll probably hear about for use with subwoofers is to use a program called Room EQ Wizard (REW) and a pro audio EQ (usually the Behringer 1124 or 2496). These require a sound card, microphone (or SPL meter), and a computer. It will probably cost $100-300 to do this, depending on what cables and other equipment you need to purchase. You run frequency sweeps with REW and the microphone picks up the in-room response and graphs it for you in REW on the computer. Afterwards, you can tweak things on the graph, input the settings into the Behringer EQ, and voila! You've EQ'd! If this method doesn't sound as daunting as you thought it might be, there's a ton of information here:http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/rew-forum/
Another much simpler method of EQ uses the AntiMode 8033. I think it's in the $300-$400 range. It's supposed to be an automated fire-and-forget device. I don't know much about it, and there might be more to it than that, but I know there's a ton of info on a thread here on AVS. Here it is - you might have to get a few pages in before you get to the good stuff:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...light=antimode
A third tried and true (but expensive) way to EQ is by using the Velodyne SMS-1. This can auto EQ and also can hook up to your TV so you can see the graph of your in-room frequency response. You can also make adjustments manually as desired. However, the SMS-1 costs $600.
Anyway, it's possible you truly don't want to even think about EQ. I've found it (along with bass traps) to make a BIG difference in my bedroom, though, so unless you're completely green when it comes to electronics (I don't think you'd be on AVS if you were), it's totally worth the effort IMO. I use REW and a Behringer FBQ2496, but the others are much simpler if you don't want to spend a little bit of time learning the ins and outs of REW. Anyway, good luck