Hi. This is my first forum of any kind, so please let me know of any rules I might break.
This issue straddles the line between equipment and room acoustics, but involves active circuitry so I put it here. It seems some amplifiers and receivers now come with software and a mic that allow the device to "correct" for room reflections and various acoustic anomalies. Does any one have experience with these and do they work? I have a 12 x 14 room and the sound is pretty good (for my old ears with hearing loss) but bass is a little heavy when standing up. I was thinking of getting bass traps and a couple of panels. I've heard of Linn and Yamaha gear that includes this feature and probably others as well. Would appreciate any guidance - thanks.
Yes, I have extensive experience with this, and I've written no less than three articles to explain what room "correction" (really just EQ) can and cannot do. I can tell you here that it can't do anything about room reflections. So whether you use room EQ or not, you still need bass traps and other acoustic treatment. This is my last article, and it has links to the earlier ones. Though this one is all you need: