This is a great point. My speakers are 99 db/W, so I know they are probably fine running off my x4000, but I start to feel like having some extra watts would be beneficial when EQing. I'd like to EQ a bit because I feel like I could be getting more from my mains in the midbass area (JBL 3677's). When you talk about "boosting the lower end a few notches up", I am assuming you are talking about boosting more that just the sub trims? If I crossover at 80, boosting the sub trims is only going to affect 80 and below. If I want to boost anything higher than 80, in the "midbass" region, I would need to do that with separate, external EQ (iNuke DSP, miniDSP, etc.) correct? Audyssey is not going to allow me to do that. In addition, as I start to boost certain frequencies by even a few dB, my power requirements could DOUBLE or more. Am I thinking about this correctly? If I do add external amplification, I could keep Audyssey engaged, since I like the way it sounds and actually does a pretty good job of integrating my horn sub with my ported sub, and just add a few dB to certain frequencies to integrate a little more pronounced house curve? I remember seeing Carp post some preset house curves in his iNuke DSP that looked pretty awesome.
You are right. Eq does chew up amp power but not nearly as much in frequencies above 80 hz as compared to 20 hz. I use the peq in my emotiva to create the sound I want. I boost around 100 hz , cut a bit here, boost there. It takes awhile to get it dialed in to exactly what you want.
You want to have 4-6 songs that cover all the sounds you need. Vocals,instruments, and you need to know those songs well. It took me about two weeks of tweaking to find exactly what I want.
I know Matt, Erich, and Ryan have lots on there plate. I wonder if someone else could do it and make a little cash on the side. Someone close to Erich so shipping is easy. That way we won't all be bugging Ryan with PMS.
Donny I could do yours. I'm doing ST's center channel. Anyone who wants to pay the shipping I can do.
Yeah I plan on sending them to you. I just don't want to see someone not get them because there scared of xo. I bought a lotto ticket , do if I win I'll be over to start chaluga speakers with my 500000 startup