Originally Posted by CruelInventions
So basically what you guys are saying is, by doing nothing, gbaby is still EQ'ing his room. Unconscious EQ, really.
Not just gbaby. We are all subject to the tyranny of room acoustics.
And if we branch out to more than 2 speakers, the inherently symmetrical matching we can achieve in a 2-speaker setup is much more difficult to achieve. In a surround system it is less common to use identical speakers, and even if you did, it is impossible to position them identically relative to the walls, ceiling, floor, and seats. In addition, a well treated room is not tuned to respond the same in the front L/R pair as the Ls/L pair or the Rs/Ls pair. Absorption, diffusion and reflections are not allocated uniformly around the entire room.
Based on these realities, no matter how good a surround system sounds without EQ, and it may be superb indeed, the right EQ always
improves the result. Always.