Benefits of using an equalizer?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by MikeJason, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. MikeJason

    MikeJason Agent

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2004
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    I want to purchase a new receiver and was looking at an equalizer. For setting up a home theatre, is there much benefit to hooking it up to an equalizer?
     
  2. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    11,680
    Likes Received:
    648
    Location:
    Since 2006
    Real Name:
    Cameron Yee
    I've not seen too much info advocating EQ'ing mains or surrounds but definitely the subwoofer. Usually people seem to advocate finding speakers that match your preferences rather than EQing them to that point. Just my casual observations.
     
  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 1999
    Messages:
    6,098
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Katy, TX
    Real Name:
    Wayne
  4. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    11,680
    Likes Received:
    648
    Location:
    Since 2006
    Real Name:
    Cameron Yee
    The digital connection issue didn't even occur to me! Thanks Wayne.
     
  5. Brian L

    Brian L Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 1998
    Messages:
    2,904
    Likes Received:
    10
    EQ of the bass definitely pays dividends, and is the best bang for your HT $$$$$, IMHO.

    My current EQ is a AudioControl Bijou, which has 1/6 octave control of the sub from 22 to 80 Hz, and 1/3 octave from 80hz to 800hz for the front three (the rears have frequency centers that are geared toward the Pro Logic days where the backs were only playing from 100hz to 7K, IIRC. As such, I leave them flat).

    Note that this is a THX certified device. I find that having control up to 800 hz in front helps match the voicing of the front 3; even identical loudspeakers will tend to sound differently when they are in different locations.

    I think Rane also makes an EQ with a similar range.

    BGL
     

Share This Page