Yes, like I said ... my approach may not be realistic for most rooms from a physical, esthetic, or wife approval standpoint. Fortunately, I am not married so my live-in GF still lets me do whatever I want. I assume that would change if I married her...
I like the ATC Speakers a lot. It is rare to find people using them so congrats on a great choice.
In my next home, I plan to build a dedicated theater to my specs ... right down to the floor system, electrical, and room isolation. It will be built to accommodate my tweaks the way I would like to have them.
Until then, my current Home Theater and Stereo are compromises with respect to my ideal. However, I can get reasonably close to what I qualify as acceptable performance even with these compromises ... and that makes me happy ... for now..
Originally Posted by The Bogg
Your posts are very reasonable and you seem to be a thoughtful and sensible guy. I used to think that eq and processing were bad things but have changed my mind. I have a dedicated room and despite that it didn`t sound `perfect`. For multi-channel and movies the ARC room eq in my Anthem processing improved things significantly. For 2 channel I just bought a Trinnov processor which does an amazing job.
I`m all about fidelity and faithfulness to source but room acoustics are what they are and measurable errors abound even in this custom, dedicated room. I agree with your thoughts about ATC being good for mastering AND listening. I have a full active ATC setup and it has dynamics to spare without being ruthless or unenjoyable.