Originally Posted by akm3
Yes I have the extension rod. Because I have martin logan bi-polar speakers, does that change at all how I would use the EzSet/EQ II?
BiPolar speakers, especially electrostatics can be tricky to set up...
The stats have incredible high frequency response, but have to be tweaked in position to get a balanced frequency response. I assume U already have them positioned for the best sound about 2-3' from the wall..
But since they work on a reflected sound principle, for the near-field mesurement U will need to do some trial & error. As mentioned previously, U want to capture the speaker's full response output so move within 2-3' of the speaker for the near-field but be prepared to try a couple of distances.
EZSet/EQ II was one of the best room EQ schemes available, and was the 1st to actually run separate LF sweeps for Sub 1 & 2. But now it is 5 years old and later EQ schemes have caught up and/or cloned some its features. But as I tell my customers, run the software and check its sound, then decide. If not satisfied, reposition the microphone and rerun the software, then take another listen.
Room EQ schemes are a significant development, but can deliver mixed results...
In many of our installs using Audyssey, certain listeners prefer the EQ turned off.
Just my $0.01...