Originally Posted by Brucemck2
Anthony is working on my DEQX as we speak
I spent a lot of time playing with the Tact target curves. It was a nice unit.
I also spent a lot of time with the DEQX configuration, so my implementation was far from "turnkey"
Anthony does a great job.
Perhaps a good example of a "turn key" system would be the Lyngdorf system. You
still have to decide on what points in the room to sample for the Lyngdorf - but Lyngdorf
is attempting to be as "turn key" as possible.
TacT is attempting to do some of that too - but it does remain the consumer-level system that
has the most flexibility in terms of configuration. Flexibility is a "double edged sword". If you
are knowledgeable in acoustics - then the flexibility of the TacT gives you all the "knobs"
you need to tune the TacT to your room - something that really hasn't been completely
automated. That is a knowledgeable human can tweek the system better than a
software program. However, it also means that the human also has the ability to really
mess the system up - hence the "double edged" nature of the sword.
One should attempt to get a system that fits one's own expertise. In that regard, I would
expect that the professional systems are designed with an expectation that the user has
a good deal of knowledge. If one is an amateur audiophile - then I would doubt that a
professional system would be the best match. However, for a knowledgeable audiophile,
the pro system may just fit the bill. I don't have experience with the pro systems mentioned.
I would also point out that the TacT RCS 2.2 XP has the unique ability of doing DRC -
Dynamic Room Correction. That is the 2.2 XP can alter its correction algorithm based
on the volume level. Since human hearing isn't linear - the appropriate correction is a
function of the volume level. The TacT products are unique in implementing a correction
algorithm which is a function of volume level; as it should be.