Originally Posted by Stephan
You are indeed correct. Meridian has a room correction, but it's not for everyone. Someone who has a acoustically bad room might not really be happy with it.
I personally think that no room correction is the best room correction. I'd rather put $20k into treating the room than pay $200 for the best room correction in the world (yes, it will be more than that). So room correction is something I personally don't want to use and I think that MRC is good enough for the little bit there is left to touch up.
But you're correct, there might be rooms where Meridians MRC isn't enough and where a Trinnov could be added for better results.
While room correction is an issue, and maybe one can use that to achieve the desired result, I'm talking about something rather different: house curve--personal taste, EQ that room correction does not do (at least not the ones I've tried, and that includes Trinnov). Compounding the problem, I do most listening at -30 dB, and flat tuning is way off the mark there.
As little of a purist as I may be, I still don't want Dynamic this or that to try to fix it. I want as little intervention as possible in the path. But if the result is off, spectrally, timbrally, or the deep bass notes are too recessed or missing, it grinds on me.
I may have painted myself into a corner, a small room with nulling problems, using the system as I do at low levels, and an opinionated view of how things ought to sound, so I'm not here to put my troubles into anyone else's reality.
I wonder if headphones and dummy head mics are good enough to allow folks to hear each other's rooms from a distance??? Pictures, response plots, they only go so far.