For the analog purist- to room correct or not?

I was wondering if any vinyl head bent on keeping all the qualities found in vinyl playback, would digital or other room correction be found in your system with what's available today?
I took a breif look at what deqx 's website had to say, it sounds like they did alot of homework, is it up to vinyl's transparency?
They speak of high slopes at line level so as to not use crossovers in the speaker. Any thoughts? And also time align with milli seconds delay.
I don't know Peter......I've used older TacT and it sucked with analog. If there is anything on the market that works in that regard.....You and I probably can not afford it. Deqx is OK, but never heard one in analog system though.
I have heard positive comments about Rives which I was interested in......but not any more. Less is more - works for me.

Hi Mariusz,
Thanks, I was wondering which direction you will be going in? I noticed you are selling off alot of your gear.
I got the itch to change but it's hard to let go of the merlins.
I am going to keep the merlins but get a set of omnis to play with, any recommendation.
If you can build it and have some fun doing it...yea.
But there is no free lunch. However , you seemed like my kind of a guy .....:) so, if you want to try it let me know.

The ones that I like, cost a know which ones. But I have heard a lot about these bad boys. They might need some work though.
There is a guy who is recommended for restoration of these or other speakers heard the rest of the story.
But it doesn't hurt to ask.


I will let you know soon. But it will be something new for me and I can not wait (speakers). Pre and amp RWA Isabella with all the bells and whistles and Sig,30.2 (however I am keeping my Consonance Cyber 800 modded monos). And I want to invest some in room treatments and finish my projects that are on hold for some time now.

Yes build I may I have some nice heavy lexan 1-1/2".
Just haven't decided which design to go with? 2-way 3-way, or something resembling the infinity's rs-1b or vmps. or something totally radical in the direction of omnis. Don't know, will accept advice everyone.
Even considered something similiar to the magico mini.
Magico for $2K-3K.....hahahahaha:)
Not likely but 6K buys similar design, parts in ready product.

I assume that you aren't the big fun of single driver speakers since you haven't mentioned them in potential DIY projects.

Omni....hmmmmm, DIY........hmmmmmm that is going to be a though one. You could probably try to build spiral horn with driver facing up with some kind of cone above the driver to diffuse the sound in 360 degrees. The spiral design will load your floor as well so another cone might work there as well.
Non of this will work...hahahahahaha. I do NOT know ....I am shooting blanks here. But it might work...and if it does .........???? I will be pissed.

Tell me about the $6k kit - magico design?
Jeffrey Jackson at Experience Music suggested I do just that with my system. Triamp using a Behringer DCX2496 and eliminate speaker level crossovers. I must say I'm very happy with the results BUT I'm using a highly modified unit. About all that's left of the stock unit is the digital processing section.

I'm getting very good results as listed but looking forward to upgrading to a better ADC when I get the money.
There's no reason why you can't perform effective room correction purely in the analog domain - you just won't find a cute all-in-one hardware/software solution that does it for you. But a look at your system suggests that you're not shy to put in a little bit of elbow grease . . .

So you might take a look at a classic, high-quality analog parametric EQ - something like a Meyer CP-10. Use it with a good sound analysis software (I use SmaartLive 5) and you can solve your room issues in exactly the way you see fit.

And while the crossover functions of something like the DEQX may be very powerful, IMO going down this road is definatly more the realm of "speaker modification" rather than simply "room correction". But if that's what you're after . . . .