Originally Posted by Audiophile2k
While that is true for non amplified acoustic music to some degree, you still have to account for venue, seating position within the venue, etc. But what if the reference never existing in an acoustical space? Electronic music, most rock music, etc never had an non amplified "standard".
Then you'll find you like the way music A was EQ'd and not music B.
So you go to your low-fedility speaker that randomly offset B in just the way you loved and when you play A it will sound awful.
A better solution would be to get speakers that have low THD at the volumes you listen to, have a flat response with a good roll-off off-axis, are reasonably non-resonant, have even dispersion, and avoid problems like beaming; then use an EQ or DSP to adjust to room and taste.
Because you cannot *undo* a great number of flaws, but you could create them if you wished.
but just like many people have the "I hate what audysey did to my sound" or "where is my bass after room correction" syndrome, a lot of people will find they do not like a truly accurate recreation of a recording.
Certain portions of Audessy do, in fact, ruin sound.
I find there are few accurate recordings to start with.
You can always EQ more bass.
What happens (with your non-flat, bass heavy speaker) when you put in a CD where the sound engineer agreed that "realistic" had too little bass and added a bunch. Now it's over-bassed and you are gonna need to EQ to even hope to fix it... and since you are gonna EQ, why not start with a good reproduction... a reproduceable standard, and go from there. Much easier to engineer than to randomly guess which errors in reproduction you personally will want.(That guessing is exactly what Bose does when introducing the "bose curve" EQ)