Yes, it does sound "anemic" to me, that's a good word to describe it. I have yet to recalibrate my system but I did test only under pure audio mode and made sure audessey is turned off in all listening tests.
By the way today things sounded a little better. I guess I'll need to check with my power amp setup which is not connected right now. I used the second traps on each side as a "reflection point" panel, it definetley made imaging more focused. Guess I need to order more panels due to the open area setup I have, I just fear of ordering more stuff when I don't get good results with the first attempt...
What would be a "poor man's" calibration setup? I have read a specific mic being recommended by both gik and realtraps which I recall had a decent price. But I will also need a fairly good XLR based DAC connected to my laptop, no?
EDIT: I reread Ethan Winer's post on room measurement located here:
I also noticed that the calibration company he recommends now sells a calibrated mic that has a USB output so I think this might negate the need for an additional sound card? I just connect the mic to the laptop with a USB cable and I'm good to go, no?
http://cross-spectrum.com/measurement/calibrated_umm6.htmlEdited by odedia - 10/31/13 at 4:13pm