Originally Posted by thebland
+1 on that. without it, SSPs are essentially all alike after a given threshold of quality. Room processing allows you to take one's individual living space, plug it into the SSP, and get as close to ideal sound as possible. It is simply not good enough to buy a great SSP and hope
the room has no impact... (Can't mention that in the Theta threads
Sure you can. It won't matter. Auto-room eq is a shard of glass disguised as a band aid. What you say?
There is NO substitute for physical room characteristics. You can try to interpret all you like, but at the end of the day it will never get it perfect by itself. So if go through the effort of putting in proper treatments, then the use of auto-eq is less relevant.
I agree having an EQ available would be beneficial instead of adding on a separate EQ device, as long as it was a quality one where it can be bypassed if desired.
Give me an EQ device that tells me what size, what type, what shape, and exact placement of acoustic treatments (and be accurate), then I would jump on the ship. And know that if a doorway, window(s), etc... were right where a panel needed it would offer accurate alternatives. I don't see us that close to a complete solution.
Alright for newbs that have no education in Acoustics then it would be better than nothing, but what is that really saying? Seems marketing buzz will drive the product vs. technology in my opinion (at this time).