Some food for thought-
Rethinking Room Correction | Sound & Vision
I like the Piano example!
That reads a bit audiophool
to me, I'm afraid
We all know that stuff sounds different indoors, in cars, in big rooms, in big halls, and we don't need to EQ to understand conversations, but (like they say about sine waves
) that isn't listening to music.
Actually, I'm very aware of the power of the ear/brain to adjust, as I so regularly listen to live music in bad acoustic environments with bad[ly operated] PA/amplification. Up to a limit, my ears, somehow, sort out the music. But would those halls, and those events, benefit from decent acoustic/treatment and or proper EQ? You bet! Absolutely no doubt about it.
OK, so the same thing may or may not
be true of our music systems in our living rooms, but I really do think it is worth a try.
(as to a grand piano sounding great anywhere,
I haven't tried, but I doubt it very much
But, impressive (and fairly easy to use) though both of those boxes look, I don't think I'd want to be limited to the low frequencies ---for the simple reason that, if I am going to EQ, I am going to EQ for my ears as well as the room.
I'd look at the Behringer device which has been discussed on the forum before. Does a lot more, costs (I think) a lot less. Of course, I have no clue as to comparison of sound quality.
As I'm mostly playing music from the PC these days, the possibilities are all built in without any other box: zero-box solution
. And as I'm mostly using headphones ...well, there goes the need for room correction.
But hey, one day
I might have a listening space for "proper" hifi again!