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ferrini41 11th September 2020 07:47 PM

Auratone 5S Room Correction
 
Hello,

I recently bought an Auratone 5s for the purpose of mixing in mono to try and detect flaws in my mix (was reading that quite a few people on this forum use this technique). I recently tested it out in room eq wizard (REW) and saw it had a huge boost from 100-400 hz. I was wondering if I correct this using filters to make the response more "flat", is that defeating the purpose of mixing on the auratone? Has anyone else observed the same thing inside of Room EQ Wizard? Any tips or guidance is much appreciated! Attached are my graphs

1/24 smoothing - https://ibb.co/Lxw84tV
Psychoacoustic smoothing - https://ibb.co/9V0rL8m
Waterfall plot - https://ibb.co/RC1TFj6

thethrillfactor 11th September 2020 08:07 PM

The whole point of using an Auratone as a reference of what at the time was what most table top, portable radios and TV speakers were.

Its supposed to sound crappy.

If you change the response curve its no longer doing the job its supposed to do.

ferrini41 11th September 2020 10:17 PM

Yes that part I understand. The bass is significantly louder on the 5s than the 5c though and my question is should I correct that to match the frequency response of the 5c in your or others opinion?

thethrillfactor 11th September 2020 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by ferrini41 (Post 14967165)
Yes that part I understand. The bass is significantly louder on the 5s than the 5c though and my question is should I correct that to match the frequency response of the 5c in your or others opinion?

Well what are most people listening on now? When you walk into a store, or having a drink at a bar or driving around? That's what I would consider the most in terms of finding a reference. Also EQing the response in in one spot, when people listen to music these days they are rarely sitting down in the same spot unless they are driving. Auratones were useful to replicate the weird response when people would get up and move around or listening without paying attention to location.

ToddP 14th September 2020 06:13 PM

The point of the Auratone is no crossover, which yours has. But if the larger cab is making it sound boxy, and you high pass it or something, you may be taking away that advantage. That dip at 700hz though... maybe why they didn't sell many.

johannburkard 15th September 2020 11:25 PM

I have a JBL Flip 4 which doesn't look much better. Crappy speakers are crappy for a reason.