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post #1 of 6 Old 08-30-16, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Which EQ for six subs and front mains?? Help Please!

Hi There,

In my HT I have four SI 18 DS4's in one box along the front center of my room (almost completed build), and have one SI 18 HT in each of the rear corners for a total of 6 subwoofers.

I guess my questions are two fold. First, do I need to eq each subwoofer independently of each other, or just eq the four subs in the same box together, and then each of the rear subs independently for total of 3 channels.

Second question is I would also like to eq my front left and right mains if possible along with my 6 subs for music listening improvement. I have a pioneer SC 1522-K AVR which I run in 9.2 currently, and have used MCACC for all the speakers. I know for sub integration EQ is maybe more important than for the front left and right mains. I am open to only eq'ing the subs for now if that is recommended.

I have researched and researched and read and read here, on AVS, and on mini dsp's website and can't seem to come to any actionable plan. Two mini dsp 2x4 or a different mini dsp product or a different mfg altogether???

Appreciate any help you guys can offer.
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Re: Which EQ for six subs and front mains?? Help Please!

Well the mini DSP is a great tool but I would not over EQ your subs as that can create other isues. I would personally EQ the subs as one unless they are in other parts of the room. Your mains should be done sparingly particularly the mids and highs and only evenly not separate filters for each channel.

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Re: Which EQ for six subs and front mains?? Help Please!

Correcting the phase alignment between the front sub & mains is important as well.
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Well the mini DSP is a great tool but I would not over EQ your subs as that can create other isues. I would personally EQ the subs as one unless they are in other parts of the room. Your mains should be done sparingly particularly the mids and highs and only evenly not separate filters for each channel.
Ok. What I'll do is eq the front four subs as one and the two rear subs which are in another part of the room separately. So I think a 2x4 mini dsp will do the trick. I will just leave the mods and highs alone for the time being. They sound really good to me anyway. I guess I'll have to buy a couple XLR frail to make splitters. Appreciate the response. ray:?

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Correcting the phase alignment between the front sub & mains is important as well.
I'll be sure to do that as well with the mini dsp. Thanks for the response.
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Re: Which EQ for six subs and front mains?? Help Please!

Yes, the miniDSP 2x4 will be enough if my understanding about them is correct.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
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Yes, the miniDSP 2x4 will be enough if my understanding about them is correct.
Great. Thanks so much.
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