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salama
2008-02-21, 05:28
Hi,
I have SB3. Unfortunately the amp i run it through has no tone controls. The end result is overall too bassy for my tastes. Is there any way to change the tone control in the server software? There appears to be some kind of equaliser showing when it plays. Is this just for decoration or can it be accessed and adjusted?
TIA.

BTW this is my first post so apologies if i have placed it in the wrong forum.

Skittler
2008-02-21, 05:36
Try the Inguz plugin.

Although at first sight it appears to deal with a lot of complicated room-correction functionality, you can ignore that and use it for tone control.

haraldo
2008-02-21, 06:03
Any way to move the speakers around? getting them further from the corners of the room?
This will probably have a significant impact on room gain and hence the bass....

regards

Harald N

MrJB
2008-02-21, 07:58
If your speakers have bass ports, try plugging them with a foam material. Just did this myself yesterday with great results, using the foam plugs supplied with my Dynaudio speakers. Its an alternative to moving them away from room boundaries. Gives me more control over the bass with the sub, too. Good Luck.

Mark Lanctot
2008-02-21, 13:20
There appears to be some kind of equaliser showing when it plays. Is this just for decoration or can it be accessed and adjusted?

This is a spectrum analyzer, and it's provided for information/looks only.

Just to emphasize what others have said - speaker placement is everything. Even minor adjustments in placement can have a large effect. And if you can't play around with placement, play around with the listening position...

JimC
2008-02-21, 18:57
If your speakers have bass ports, try plugging them with a foam material. Just did this myself yesterday with great results, using the foam plugs supplied with my Dynaudio speakers. Its an alternative to moving them away from room boundaries. Gives me more control over the bass with the sub, too. Good Luck.

A good choice for this is Dacron (or just about any polyester fiber). This is the stuff in pillows, stuffed animals, etc. It's also used in lots of speaker enclosures, as well.

My AE5s, which because of room layout issues (which is a code phrase for "my better half wants them over there, against the wall") were delivering way more bass than I like, now have ports stuffed full o' Dacron. Much tighter low end and much appreciated by everyone except my 19 year old son, who's taste in music is simply awful right now. (Unless you like to hear someone rapping about laffy taffy, trunks full of junk, and getting crunk in the club... if only I could get him to listen to my old Public Enemy or NWA albums.)


-=> Jim

haraldo
2008-02-22, 15:21
Sometimes, moving the speakers just a couple of inches may make more of a difference than you may imagine. My dear old Duntech PCL-15's are so fragile when it comes to speaker placements that it's just unbelievable....

When they're too close to the walls, they sound like they're almost broken.... When things are right, it's like magic.

Don't underestimate the issue of speaker placements, most of the things you just can't fix with equalizers...

My guess would be to try over and over again with speaker placements, and when you're happy, try equalizing....

-H

salama
2008-02-23, 15:38
Thanks for your prompt answers. Speaker placement is a problem at the moment so I think I will have a go with Dacron stuffing:) May also DL the plugin and have a look at it.

haraldo
2008-02-23, 16:24
A trick that's worked for me is moving the speakers along the side walls, still pretty close to the walls, and then angle the speakers sharply
Two things resulting from this:
a) Less room gain and less bass because speakers are further from the corner
b) Less 1st reflections from side walls because the speakers are pointed away from the walls

What I have learned is that there are generally no rules on what works and what doesn't work....

With this setup, it will still be very spose friendly, right?

Regards

Harald N