Originally Posted by corradizo
Yes, you got it. But that's a ton of filters and it's just for one specific spot in your room.
Now that you are rockin, it's time to take several measurements around where you will sit, then average them using the button in the all spl chart. You will eq that average soon. Before you eq it, study all the measurements you took, overlay them, note where the are similar with regard to peaks you'll need to fix with eq. Note where they are not similar, eq'ing those areas might not be a good idea because boosting a frequency in one spot might make it crazy loud in another. Same goes for cutting.
Now you have a list of areas that are similar that you want to eq. Look again at those areas and click the button to make them minimum phase (dig around to find this in the various charts. It's you see a peak or dip correlating to the frequency you plan to eq, scratch it off the list.
Now load up the averaged graph and go into the eq section. Auto eq now. If you get many filters with a high q, say above 10, reset the eq, smooth the graph to maybe 1/12th. You really just want a handful of filters in the Q of 7 or below range
This is my method, if it's wrong I hope someone will call it out.
Just to make sure I'm 100%, this all happens AFTER I do the other things you mentioned right. So first set of steps are:
1. Unplug center and run sweep on Channel 3 with Mic at MLP with AVR EQ MCACC off.
2. Use filters in REW to completely flatten the response from 15hz - 300hz as best as possible.
3. Upload filters onto MiniDSP 2x4 HD.
4. Run Sweep on Channel 4
5. Should see something similar to Plasmas flatline to 80hz, then sharp drop off?
Then second set of instructions.
1. Run EQ in a few LPs (really just 2, mine and my wife)
2. Average them together.
3. Can you explain the bolded part of your post above? What are the phase lines showing up and then slope down and repeat? What will a peak or dip at a frequency i was going to EQ mean and why would I want to avoid EQing it?
2. Set filters on average line where there are similar frequencies with peaks or dips from different measurements manually to flat.
3. Auto EQ. Check results, replace old filter on miniDSP 2x4HD with this new one.
Thanks for all your help.