When you say different ways, are you referring to hardware? Or approaches, techniques?DSPeaker's Dual Core
piece has some interesting house curve tools. I've not used them, however they appear fascinating. If interested, hit me up, I know a dealer, fellow AVS'er if he's still dealing them.
The Velodyne SMS-1, although dated, always seems like a viable option for many.
All said, full blown DSP via loudspeaker processing, like Xilica XD 4x8
, or the less expensive, somewhat less capable XP line. Xilica would be the best, affordable DSP for HT usage, IMO. XD, if you want the highest rez, XP otherwise. I don't know how significant, if any, the difference would be.
Or, I like to have parametric EQ right at my side, @ the LP. With teens, and a wife that loves as much good material as me, we enjoy a variety of content .. from a variety of sources. Primarily BluRay playback, but they view other cable content, and I have to adjust to taste and make small balance adjustments accordingly. Strictly BluRay playback would likely be fine, but I find spectral balance all over the place ... hence the tweaking. Also, playback level clearly adds an additional variable, and with my FOH background, I find it difficult to settle for balance issues.
Beast, do your playback levels vary significantly?