Originally Posted by Bluecow003
Great, thank you. Couple follow up questions:
1. In the first recommendations above about high frequency roll off, how do I check it and what is the benefit of doing that? I noticed Anthem's information says that if the correction (default is 5000 Hz) is below the roll-off frequency, then changing the roll-off won't do anything.
2. The top recommendation says to use tilt, but the second set doesn't. What am I looking to happen by applying that setting or how would I know if it's a good idea or not?
3. If I apply a house curve to Genesis, which will boost bass frequencies, how does that fit with using BEQ? Would I have to worry about BEQ adding too much bass if I'm already adding some from the Genesis house curve?
1. High frequency roll-off is in each speaker panel. "The High-Frequency Roll Off controls how rapidly the high frequencies decrease as they approach 20,000 Hz. ARC uses this setting to match the target curves to the natural high-frequency response of the speakers. A low setting (i.e., 0.5) causes the speaker to roll off significantly as it approaches 20,000 Hz, while a higher setting (i.e., 30) causes the speaker to play nearly flat to 20,000 Hz. You can also choose “Flat.”
Around 10,000 Hz is where this control begins affecting the target curve. If you have a Maximum EQ Frequency set below 10,000 Hz (remember, 5,000 Hz is the default Max EQ setting), then this control does affect your final corrections."
So, this explanation from Anthem states that the high frequency roll-off does work if you max freq is 5,000hz. The benefit of adjusting all of the speakers to the lowest one is trying to get a house curve that goes down from 500hz to 20,000hz. This is just one step in that effort.
2. Tilt can let you increase or decrease dbs as you increase hz. What I suggested you start with is 500hz at -8.
If you also apply the deep bass boost with the above two suggestions, you will get a house curve that roughly approximates dropping 14 dbs from 20 to 5,000hz with an indeterminate drop after that.
I don't know anything about BEQ. I believe Legairre, who does know about BEQ, suggested you first try Genesis by itself to see if you like it.
There is no substitute for experimenting with the settings and then deciding what you like best. I tried many iterations before settling on the ones I suggested above. They are terrific for me. They are just a suggested starting point for your efforts.