House curve using receiver's bass control?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Greg->G, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. Greg->G

    Greg->G Agent

    May 14, 2004
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    I have a question about house curves. I've read many threads about them, but I've never heard anyone talk about using the equalizer in their preprocessor to help create a house curve. I have a sub with a BFD, and I found the easiest way to make a slope for my house curve was to set the bass setting on my preprocessor to +3 or +4 db (i think that is per octave). But I've never heard of anyone else trying this, so I was curious if there is a downside to doing this. The one I can think of is less flexibility, since I now cannot control how low/high the house curve flattens out at. Any thoughts?
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

    Aug 5, 1999
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    Katy, TX
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    It’ll work, especially if your receiver lets you select the frequency of the bass control. If so between 80 and 100 Hz is a good starting point. The only downside is that the receiver’s tone control adds bass to the mains as well as the sub – that may or may not be desirable depending on your situation. Naturally, take measurements to make sure you’re getting the desired effect.

    The BFD can also be set up for a house curve. Check this link for the scoop:

    Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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