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Old 26th November 2012, 11:18 AM   #11
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While your ear is the final judge and there's no objectively "correct" curve, all but impossible to sort things out in the frequency region you are talking about without investing in a bit of measurement gear. Even if you got advice from someone with the identical system, your room would be different.

In addition to your investment in efforts to understand the process, you'll need software and a Radio Shack sound level meter. I use REW (free) on a Mac laptop (which also requires an iMic, on my laptop). You'll find this very informative, if not quite definitive.

I admit it, I sometimes use my ears: I have my PopScience bass glide tone record (now on a CD) which glides from 300 to 20 repeatedly, with cricket chirps at 50 Hz intervals. I've listened to those glide tones hundreds if not thousands of times on dozens if not hundreds of system revisions, since I bought the record around 1958.
Current projects: motional feedback woofing and large ESL panels, and just about done getting a large music collection into a FileMaker music server, hundred of CDs now on a tiny 128GB SDXC chip. HiFi aspirations since 1956
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Old 26th November 2012, 06:08 PM   #12
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They say there's no stupid question - but...
Not to worry. I just posted a question about a subwoofer cabinet that shares interior volume with sacks of rice and flour and cans of soup and vegetables. I think there's some ramen in there too.
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