Room or speaker resonance???

I received an interesting test CD with Audio Magazine. It has test tones to determine ideal/optimal distance from wall. My measurements are:
50 Hz - -1 dB; 70 Hz - -10 dB; 100 Hz - -6 dB; 140 Hz - -10 dB; 200 Hz - 0 dB; 280 Hz - 0 dB

Is this normal? Seems as huge dip to me?
Is this speaker (say a bad speaker element or bad crossover part) or room or both? How can I tell?
How would I go about to correct?
Hello, go to the site Home Theatre Shack here..
download the Room EQ Wizard for free and post a measurement of your room response and it will be much easier to diagnose any problems.
But yeah it can be any of those things.
How does it sound to you? Thats the bottom line.
I'd say that's the room. What's the response look like on up? 10dB or more in the bass is not uncommmon. This is why EQing the bass makes sense.
Was there a reference tone at around 1000hz(or there abouts) so you could set your volume control for a 0db reading on your SPL meter? There should have been. Work you way down from there at 1/3 octave intervals for a better idea of your actual room interaction(IF those frequencies are available on that disk). Generally reverb nodes/nulls will show up at multiples of a given freq., ie: +20db @ 40hz, +10db @ 80Hz, +5db @ 160hz. The size of the room will determine at what wavelength the primary node/null shows up. Secondary reflections(floor, ceiling, side walls) will also have a comb effect on your response.
Yes, I am using a Radio Shack analog meter. Could it be the microphone??

I have checked the VU meter on my preamp in, and the VU meter is set to a constant 0 dB through the measurement.
I'm sorry: I should have said, "so you can set your 0db reference on the SPL meter's 90db scale". Or 80db scale, if your ears are more comfortable there.
That's normal. Placement of the speakers within the room is super critical in the bass region. Since you've got the meter out, move the speakers a foot closer to the wall and note how different the response is.

There a nodes that cause the bass to peak at certain frequencies. Reduce the peaks via placement and you'll flatten the overall response. Trying to set the speakers using a meter is tough work, if you can get professional help, do. Many people merely pull the speakers way out into the room to null most of the nodes. (That's what I used to do). However, the best approach is to optimize bass performance by using the nodes, but it's much easier said than done.

Hopefully there'll be a DVD ready later this year to help you do this.