maxmercy Posted April 9, 2016 Report Share Posted April 9, 2016 I look forward to trying this out! I'll be able to program it into my prototype Motu/PC-based DSP. All I really need to do is move the bass management from my AVR to the Motu/PC and then I can just program in the filters. I'm curious as to how the mid bass bump will affect things for me. I find myself quite satisfied already with the slam I get from my system with most movies. In fact, I recall thinking in the movie theater: "this is going to slam nicely when I hear it at home if they don't screw up the mix". Do you think the BD mix was altered to have less mid bass? Or do you think the theater you went to used a mid-bass bump for effect? Or do you think there's some kind of acoustic secret sauce in large rooms that makes mid bass hit harder than it does at home without more SPL? Or do you have no clue and just like the sound of the BD with more mid bass? Don't mind all my questions. I'm just curious about your thoughts and experience. FWIW, I run a full-time house curve of about +0 dB @ 20 Hz to -5 dB @ 300 Hz and then flat out to 12 kHz or so. It just sounds more natural to me that way than running flat or using a treble roll-off. I'm sure you've noticed one of the nice thing about having good bass absorption in the room is that the extra bass doesn't really add in the way of "bloat" or heavy sound. It mainly just makes stuff hit harder. No clue how the home mix was done nor by whom. The theater I went to was both a LieMAX and a conventional theater, presentations were similar, to me, most cinemas have a little more midbass, that's probably because you are above Schroeder Freq in the midbass as opposed to the midrange in a small room, which can lend far more midbass impact in a cinema. Bigger room=better slam, in general, for the same SPL. I'm sure you have experienced a well-done outdoor concert. Best impact you can get. No cancellations, reverb and modal ringing to be had to mess up an impulse response. I like the changes I made, which is why I said not to use an aggressive house curve with the BEQ, as I tried it with a little more aggressive curve and there was significant midbass 'bloat'...my 'flat' curve drops from 20-20kHz smoothly (on a log graph) by 7dB. My more aggressive curves add more <40Hz and midbass, and are mainly for listening at lower SPL levels. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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