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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by felix_suwarno, Feb 18, 2002.
is it absolutely necessary for a nice ht?
I'll take the simple one...
No, you dont need an equalizer and most HT systems dont have one.
The exception is that some rooms have poor dimensions for acoustics. Having similar-sized walls will reflect the same frequencies and give you a 4-fold increase in some sounds. This is usually a problem with subwoofers resulting in a very painful "BOOM" at some frequencies.
So a equalizer is sometimes used to tame these sounds. A very popular device is the Behring Feedback Destroyer. Despite it's name, it is a programmable equalizer.
There are 2 kinds of equalizers: bandpass and parametric. The BFD is a parametric, and I'll be darned if I can remember the difference.