You know how it is, February 14th, Cupid's Day, a time when spring is in the air and a man's thoughts take flights of fancy as he ponders...hi fi.
So, anyway, I gots a question:
I see the speaker measurements JA does for reviews and it makes me wonder if we could actually end up plotting/inventing a room's frequency response, as well.
Let's say we take all his open air measurements and then compare each speaker's curve to his in-room measurements, and then subtract the differences.
Over a period of time and speakers, as you refine this difference curve, could you say that you've come up with a sort of real world frequency response correction for his room?
Then, would that be the same curve as he would get by using a digital room correction program?
Which leads me to my next question...
Wouldn't all this make it possible to measure the impact of different room tunes, etc, and make for a neat survey of the effects of room mods?
I can't recall ever seeing, say, what a good set of bass traps do to a given room. I'd be interested. Has anyone else seen anything like that? I wonder what my couch may be doing, too.
I'm not trying to reduce everything to measurements, just trying to think of what other cool things we could see to chat about with these machines.