I recommend buying the plugin now. Play around with it a bit to get used to it and see what all the settings are all about. It will reduce the learning curve once it come in.
The beauty if the MINIdsp is you can immediately run an REW sweep and see the change immediately. Or while playing bass heavy content you can hear the change in real time. Very cool.
Good suggestion, had not considered that. I am off till Monday so will do just that. Thanks.