Well then you never had the "privilege" to use "an average, usually graphic" analog equalizer - or a superb sample of the same breed, preferably parametric.. The first one usually throws a blanket over sound - diminishing the quality to the level one is usually not interested in positive atributes it brings to the table. The second one definitely outweighs any detrimental effects it may still have with what it does correctly. Yet it is still feared/cursed/definitely-not-kosher-to-use-it - whereas using (some) tube amps with deliberately designed non linear response for much the same but limited and unadjustable frequency response *is* kosher. There also are well designed tube amps that do not change their response as a function of the speaker attached.
i sold my kenwood ge7030 'graphic parametric' hardware EQ. it didn't do anything better (or worse) than my software parametric, and as i listen pretty well 100% PCM these days it was a pointless taker of space and the flashing lights pissed me off while watching movies. i personally have zero interest in physical / analog media, although i have a great respect for those who do. i have nothing at all against tubes, in fact i'm saving up for a tube amp just to play with as i like tweaking stuff
it's funny how many "purists" are still afraid of subwoofers and/or multi-channel, just because it isn't easy to do properly. one should always room correct first; EQ after (then probably more room correct, then more EQ LOL then one has an official new hobby)
Edited by ferday - 8/16/14 at 11:18am