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electrostatic headphones with eq bass boost (question)
Old 6th August 2020
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electrostatic headphones with eq bass boost (question)

Hello,

A drawback to electrostatic drivers is they don't output a lot of bass. Suppose you had a set of high-quality Stax electrostatic headphones. Could you apply a small amount of eq boost on the monitoring channel? If you knew the headphones rolled off something like -3db per octave starting at 60 hz, maybe you could do the inverse and do a -3db eq rise per octave starting at 60 hz.

You wouldn't print this eq boost to the mixdown. It would be a monitoring offset to adjust for the low amount of bass response.

Electrostatics have so many things going for them like very fast response rates and high levels of detail. But if the fix for the bass was this easy, maybe people would already be doing this.
Old 7th August 2020
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Yes it's fine, been doing it for years. Electrostatics generally have low distortion in the low frequencies, so a boost there sounds clean and doesn't muddy things up.
Old 8th August 2020
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Originally Posted by Robo View Post
Yes it's fine, been doing it for years. Electrostatics generally have low distortion in the low frequencies, so a boost there sounds clean and doesn't muddy things up.
Thanks for letting me know. It sounded like it made sense theoretically, it's good to know it's actually a reasonable concept.
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