Originally Posted by bfreedma
Regardless of all of your attempts to divert/spin the topic, room EQ is as vital for music as it is for movies. Same room, same requirements.
I sold both my Classe SSP 800 and CP 800 devices - despite their superb "quality", the in room performance for me was lacking without room correction and bass management.
If you have the freedom to design a purpose built room, with the precise room treatments, size, and positioning required, then products like the Classe would likely shine superior even when compared to room correction solutions i(a well-designed, though not "top their" processor).. But since almost no one has that kind of room, then the benefits of well-implemented room correction can outweigh the superior architecture of a non-room correcting processor when it comes down to plopping our ever-increasing buttock's in the chair to simply listen...in fact I'd argue there is a need for it (not our ever increase buttocks size, but room correction)