Good Equalizer Settings for Movies ?

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  1. Srfrbum

    Srfrbum Banned

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    I need some settings for an equaliizer in terms of the different frequencies listed on one.
    I've got 31, 62, 125, 250, 500, 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, and 10k hz

    Is there any shape I should be going for in the band ?

    Any other settings that wud make movies sound better are appreciated, thx.
     
  2. BlackTigers

    BlackTigers Diamond Member

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    Make a big zig zag!
     
  3. Leros

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    Correct me if I'm wrong. But if you have good speakers, wouldn't having them all set to 0 produce the most accurate sound and best sound?
     
  4. shoegazer

    shoegazer Senior member

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    It's not really that simple. Usually you want to adjust to equalizer to make up for deficiencies in the speakers. So, it depends on your speakers, as well as the room and your personal taste in sound.

    If you want more or less treble, adjust the higher frequencies. Vocals seem off? Adjust the mid frequencies (250hz-2khz). Bass off? Adjust the low frequencies. Though, unless you have a good sub turning up the 31hz dial probably isn't going to do much at all.

     
  5. Soundmanred

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    You need to analyze your room mwith an SPL meter, find the frequencies that are lacking or are too strong and adjust it from there.
     
  6. 0roo0roo

    0roo0roo No Lifer

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    yup u need a meter, eq isn't preset because its custom settings based on room shape/materials/speaker position/speaker types etc
     
  7. imported_Imp

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    Thisaone. Get a 'pure-tone' test disk and an SPL meter, mount in room and adjust each frequency accordingly. I have everything but the test disk, but am too lazy to bother. Sounds good to me.
     
  8. YOyoYOhowsDAjello

    YOyoYOhowsDAjello Moderator<br>A/V & Home Theater<br>Elite member

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