Originally Posted by ejn1
Hi all, Does anyone know what the Environment Knob does in actual frequency response terms (eg for the LR3/5's, CC3)? I'm running Dirac room correction curves and have a large dip around 300Hz for the front L, R and Center and not sure if I can fix with different Environment settings. Appreciate if anyone has any insight as its easier to know what the controls are actually doing versus random experimenting.
I don't think that Environment knob could correct a dip that low. Anyone pls correct me as needed, but IIRC the 2 controls in the back of my CC5, and I assume CC3 as well, control either treble (the Treble knob) or mid and treble (the Environment knob).
For the Environment
knob, A (on Speaker Stand) is flat, B (Shelf) has treble and midrange both elevated from flat, and C (In wall) is elevated more than B.
For the Treble
knob, self explanatory: flat, +1, +2.
I haven't asked Michael (Kelly) what frequency those knobs cover, but 300 hz is at low low mid so I don't think that Environment knob could correct a dip there, and turning it up is also problematic because it would jack up your treble as well.
BTW, for anyone interested, my CC5 is on dedicated speaker stand about 4 ft from front wall, and for that, Michael recommends "flat" for all settings. I would imagine the Environment knob "corrects" for room position, whereas the Treble knob is for listener's taste, or if Environment boost alone is still not enough for certain situation.