Originally Posted by Sean Spamilton
As above, does anyone have any experience with the EQ available on the Plus's? I'm wondering how successful people have been taming room responses with them (I'm considering getting one). From what I can tell you can apply boost and smooth peak's with it at certain frequencies? - and if so, is there a limit? for instance, can I set 3 different changes? eg smooth at 30hz, boost at 45, boost at 60? (just an example
Thanks in advance!
The PC12+ comes with two PEQ settings ... you can either reduce peaks by 12db or boost nulls by 3db. The limit of 3db for boosting is a safeguard for the sub, so as not to overtax the amp.
Therefore, the PEQ is most effective in taming peaks, which IMO are more difficult to live with than the nulls.
PEQ also has a Bandwidth control, labeled "Q", affecting the width of the PEQ cut or boost.
The Frequency control, labeled "FREQ", selects the center frequency where the adjustment will take place ( 31, 35, 40, 46, 50, 56, 63, 70, 80, 90, 100, 112, and 125hz ), before setting the desired "Q" width.
My son also has a PC12+ and after running REW, was able to address two peaks rather successfully.
He'll be visiting here in a few weeks and bring his REW gear with him to measure my room ... I just re-ran my Audyssey XT a week ago, so we'll measure the sub's output with Audyssey engaged, and then make two adjustments if necessary ... I believe I have one significant peak somewhere to be addressed.
The PEQ seems like a nice feature to have to compliment Audyssey ... my son does not have Audyssey, but won't let me upgrade his receiver or get him a miniDSP - he says I've spent enough on his audio gear for a while ... I feel that a miniDSP, since he already has the REW equipment, would be money well spent, relative to the cost of the PC12+ ... maybe this Christmas :-)
James' 3.1 MartinLogan/SVS rig :