A short while ago I stumbled across an article about something called a "House Curve." To put it briefly, a house curve is an equalization contour which achieves "perceived flat response as opposed to measured flat response."
Reference to the house curve can also be found in numerous places around the internet. Apparently the concept is new only to me.
Michael Fremer's review of the Magico Q5 (and the resultant debate in the forum) reminded me of the house curve article. Could this be the reason Michael preferred his Wilson's, with their elevated bass response, to the more accurate (in their relative positions in his room) Magicos? I've always thought that accuracy was the holy grail of a hi-fi system. This would include frequency response. Ruler-flat response from 20Hz to 20kHz (or beyond) in the room should be the goal. It seems not everyone agrees with me! Is this perceived flat response actually more accurate?
What do you think? I'd love to hear some more opinions.