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X-Fi (w/Soloz2 mod) + Promedia Ultra 5.1 = EQ settings?

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I am trying what to do to the EQ to get a flatter response out of my setup... any experience with this hardware is appreciated... currently I am messing with making the low mid-range higher...

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-4.1, -4.1, -3.0, zero, -1.9, -4.1, -4.1, -4.1, -4.1, -4.1
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I tend to use a V or U shape for my EQ's..
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I am looking for flat response though... I think those would do the opposite

My initial take on the Promedias:
The woofer is amazing, so not the weak link... the highs are strong and crystal clear... just enough though not overdone... I am thinking the weak link might be the mids since the little 3" speakers can't do that much... so I played with the EQ and got this...

the problem is that my ear hasn't heard as many setups as I would like to have experienced and I am worried about it not being flat enough for work
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If you want a flat response, then set the EQ to all zeros, or turn it off.
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only with real studio monitors, not consumer products...
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I have Studio Monitors Literally...

EDIT: IDK what studio monitors are, but I have the StudioMonitor 450, 2 of them. Cost me $700 :'(

http://www.definitivetech.com/loudsp...iomonitor.html

The sound coming out through the speakers is not gonna actually be flat on other people's speakers. The way it comes out of your speakers is what sounds flat to you. If you record with a flat input, you will be getting a flat input. It may not sound like a flat output coming out of your speakers, but it is. You just gotta trust your hardware. Pretty much every speakers has it's own unique sound, and EQ flat will probably sound different on all of them. Kinda hard to explain if you understand...
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Those must sound amazing!

However they are consumer (apparently)... I guess I should have said Professional Studio Monitors... Now the Professional doesn't mean better as it is commonly interpreted as but instead pro as in for professional use coming from profession... as in your job...

Here is a few pages of Pro Studio Monitors:
http://www.coffeysound.com/home.php?cat=62
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You must enjoy torturing people... I did a little of my own EQ Flat testing, and for me. The classical setting sounded the flattest to me on some Cheapo Comp Speakers, my Definitives & Shure E2c earbuds. I'd check out that setting, it sounds better than any of my custom similar settings.

EDIT: For my testing, I used "Dazed and Confused" by: Led Zeppelin and "Rhapsody in Blue" by: George Gerswin, due to the fact that they stress the highs, mids and lows of any speakers you will find. Also very rich sound.
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torturing people?

EDIT: I talked to a Klipsch rep and he said these speakers are significantly bright... after he said that I noticed it and adjusted the 8k and 16k bands. I also increased the low mid-range boost by lowering everything else further...

-5.3, -5.3, -3.0, zero, -1.9, -5.3, -5.3, -5.3, -6.4, -7.7
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Yea, those speakers looks nuts. For that price they better sound good and have an amazing frequency response.

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JBL LSR4300 Studio Monitors featuring RMC™ Room Mode Correction, JBL's exclusive technology that automatically analyzes and corrects the response of each speaker in the room for absolute accuracy at the mix position. The first studio monitors with powerful network intelligence built into each speaker specifically designed to deliver an accurate mix in any room, the LSR4300's are the ultimate monitor for modern production studios. The LSR4300 models feature stunning JBL sound, provide accurate mixes in any workspace, and are priced well within the reach of any project studio. The first self aware monitoring system, they're the only choice for music, post, broadcast, Surround 5.1, and beyond.
Well now I know what makes then so special. That's actually really cool. I think I might have to try out a pair when I get some extra cashola.
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