Originally Posted by carminepesce
I've only tried the auto-eq function within REW so far as I'm not 100% confident in attempting manual eq without some guidance lol.
To do manual EQ, do the following:
0) start a thread dedicated to manual EQ and solicit inputs while reading up on the thread I linked to
1) set up system with full auto setup including EQ and get REW running
2) play with sound modes etc while measuring to figure out how to check response of each channel/pair without causing issues (sound modes such as full mono and all channel stereo include attenuation that alters the mix between sattelite and sub per channel but sometimes there are no discrete analog inputs or configurable stream to use for testing receiver channels individually i.e. Ubuntu Linux default mixer will not let REW change from stereo out).
3) disable auto EQ and place mic at main listening position
4) play with subwoofer distance and sattelite crossover frequencies to double-check the integration
5) choose a target EQ curve and enter it (with room dimensions) into REW EQ window
6) measure response and trim manual EQ toward target response
7) iterate listening position, subwoofer placement, and EQ/crossovers until optimized
8) double-check the result with additional measurements near the main listening position
9) take a long rest because this is lots of work
The key though is that you seem to have subwoofer placement issues causing bass response issues. EQ is not going to help much with that. Check my placement/measurement/EQ thread to see how I addressed it:
One vs two subwoofers?
Eventually you will have to pick a target response. You can ask for help with that in your thread too. Generally your target response should be sloped toward mild treble attenuation and straight-line from 10KHz down with somewhat more treble attenuation (steeper slope) above 10KHz. The rest is up for interpretation.
Other option is to upgrade room EQ to Dirac. You can set manual target and the resulting auto EQ will be better than manual graphic (probably) but if you still have placement issues the response will suffer.