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Old 31st July 2020 | Show parent
Originally Posted by Grovestand View Post
Hey, look at that!

Moved the mains around
Put the subs back in the front corners
Removed the floor wall traps from the front of the room.
Adjusted crossovers then EQed the subs and mains.

A low shelf boost to the mains helped clean up a big dip at 120Hz.

I think my next step is to buy or build a desk that helps with the early ETC.
2 things to keep in mind:

1) If you are going to focus alot on frequency response, you have to do more( i would recommend minimum 6-10) of measurements around the listening position and average them together to get a real picture of what's happening in terms of the frequency response.

People forget that no one mixes with their head in a vise. Its natural to move your head alot when doing a mix. Sometimes to use a piece of gear you slide left or right or behind you.

This is why you want a sweet spot to be as wide as possible.

2) As you boost your sub its adding alot of 2nd harmonic distortion around 30hz-80hz which is 55% compared to the original signal. This is a lot of distortion. Basically when you are listening to those 808 type bass and kick drums, half of what you hear right now is distortion mixed in.

Something in the gain staging is wrong or your subwoofer is only rated to a certain amount of level before distortion sets in.
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