Originally Posted by desertdome
Carp, use the Windows snipping tool for screen shots. Your camera photos are killing me.
Just click the "Start" icon in the bottom left and type "snipping" into the search bar. Snipping Tool will come up. Right click it and click "Pin to Start Menu". Now you can start it anytime you want a screen shot. It has several modes: free-form, rectangular, window, and full screen snip. I usually use rectangular. Save the snip and upload to your post. It only takes a couple seconds.
Thanks Michael, yeah that's much better!
Ok, so here is another interesting comparison (well, to me anyway)
I have HSU MBM-12 that I have directly behind seat in the main LP. Here is a comparison of with the mbm on and off:
The red line is with the mbm on. I had to do a lot playing with the eq with the mbm on to try to get the two lines to match up.
I'll play with the minidsp more when I get a chance to try to match them almost exactly, but this is pretty good. When I'm listening to music sometimes I like the mbm on and sometimes off depending on mood. There is definitely more feel to the bass with the mbm on, and it's very nice. However, if I were being a stickler for sound quality I would say that the mbm off setting is slightly better. It's nice to have the two options, especially since both sound and feel very good it just depends on the band I'm listening to and my mood.
This proves to me that those who say nearfield subs will give you a more tactile feel in the midbass are right since the frequencies are so similar but the feeling from the bass is not.
BTW, it's nuts that I can't localize the mbm-12 with a 150hz crossover but I cannot!! There have been plenty of times that I couldn't remember if I had it on or not and I swore it was on and I was actually in the other minidsp setting that has it muted.
Question for you guys that know more than me (ha, so everyone). I've read many times that you want to EQ globally (not have different eq settings for different subs in the room). Is this always true? What if you are trying to tweak for just one seat in the room and you won't use that setting when other people are in the room?
The reason I ask is if I can do a different eq to the mbm-12 I think I could get the 2 lines in the graph to match up almost identical. What you see now is the result of making sure that any eq that is done to 1 set of subs (I have 2 different sets of subs up front) is done to all sets of subs including the mbm-12.