So I've been playing around with RoomEQ Wizard and my UMIK-1 microphone, but I'm still a little confused.
What I'm running:
ScanSpeak Illuminator D3004/6020-00
Focal PS165F woofers (kept the woofers, got rid of the tweeters)
Moral Ultimo SC 124 12" Subwoofer
Arc XDi-850.5 5-channel amp
Arc KS 1200.1 monoblock amp
Pioneer DEH-80PRS head unit
I've set gain for the mids and sub using the DD-1 Distortion Detector, while the gain for tweeters is at it's lowest level.
I've manually set Time Alignment by hanging a small ball from the roof of my car in the center of where my head would be and measuring to each speaker with a tape measure.
The 80prs requires you input the delay in inches, so I just punch in the numbers.
So I guess the formula now is simply to set levels, then EQ and I should be set.
I just measured my mids and my tweeters, by taking six measurements each around each ear and averaging them.
These are the graphs I ended up with:
Both mids and both tweeters, with 1:1 smoothing applied:
Mids with 1:12 smoothing:
Right mid compared to target curve:
Okay, how exactly am I supposed to set levels? At some areas on these graphs the left is louder than the right, and on others the right is louder than the left. How do I know which on average is louder?
Now, I'm assuming that the proper procedure is to level-match at the crossover points, then use Left and Right EQ to match the areas in between. Is this correct?
In the case of my Mids this would mean lowering the Right instead of the Left. This would match the levels at the crossover points (around 80 hz and around 2.5khz) but it would make the difference at 200 to 800hz greater.
It's also a little counter-intuitive since I'm sitting in the drivers seat and you'd think the left mid would be louder from my position than the right.
On the last graph, you see the right mid in comparison to my target response, which is the Audiofrog target that was recommended to me.
There are some pretty large humps on both the Left and Right side between 80hz and 400hz.
Basically, what I'm asking is what is the best procedure to tune this system to the target curve with graphs that look like these?
I've read an alternative method of setting Left/Right EQ is to download test tones at each EQ level on your DSP and change your EQ settings until the tone is exactly centered.
But does this procedure accomplish the same thing as setting Left and Right EQ using a meter and REW?
Also, how much smoothing should I be applying when setting Levels and EQ? One method I read advised 1:1 smoothing for levels and something like 1:6 or 1:12 for EQ. Does that sound right?
I'm just a total newbie when it comes to tuning so I'd really appreciate any tips you could provide, especially from someone familiar with the 80prs and it's strengths and limitations.
Thanks so much.