Saturday, 01 February 2003
AV Education on RHT
Sound Tips 6
By Bob Hodas
This month we are going to finish looking at my room. In Sound Tips 4 & 5,
we addressed my speaker placement and acoustic treatments. We are now
going to look at the final issue, the icing on the cake, equalization.
Now, I know that word, “equalization,” strikes fear and loathing into
the hearts of many audiophiles, but hey, let’s get real. If you have a
home theater, you should know that almost every commercial movie
theater in existence uses EQ (equalization). Every dubbing stage (film
mixing studio) uses EQ. All of the places doing high-end film audio
remixes for DVD release, like Mi Casa Multimedia (which works with New
Line on films such as “The Lord of The Rings” trilogy), uses EQ. In
fact, the Mi Casa guys are so tweaky about the sound in their rooms
that I have a lifelong gig ...