- Feb 2, 2015
- Madras Nalla Madras
While testing and calibration with proper measuring equipment will always remain the ultimate way, for those without any measuring equipment, this guide from JL Audio is simple, effective and has helped me immensely.
Agreed. A subwoofer is one of the hardest components to integrate seamlessly. Having more than one is even more painful. The guide I have posted is just a start to help a novice. Ultimately one has to rely on proper tools to measure and calibrate to realise the full potential of their equipment.However, I'm of the opinion that anyone that has a subwoofer (or two or four) in their room needs to have measuring equipment of some sort just to see how the room affects what they're hearing in the modal region.
For now, I use Anthem Room Correction, which has helped flatten and smoothen the lower frequency curve. It has its limitations.
I've been eyeing the miniDSP DDRC-24 to tune them further.
Time aligning mains and Sub/s has such an impact sometimes that you may feel as if you have upgraded to a new setup.@liverpool_for_life I just read your thread on room treatment.
I now understand where you’re coming from with regard to Room Treatment and Measurements. That’s a monumental effort!
And I concur, getting the lower frequencies to wear tight pants and move in unison can greatly enhance the SQ.
I have recently learned that “time delay” plays a massive role and “time aligning” the speakers can fix issues aplenty!