Equalizer in a Hi Fi system

Just curious to hear everyone’s opinions on using an equalizer in a high end hi fi system. Was at work tonight and killing time and came across a Schitt Loki max $1500 Equalizer with some very good reviews. What are some of the pros / Benefits and cons in using one. Just curious. BTW. I’m talking about a top of the line. Hi end equalizer. Mostly to calm some high frequencies and some bad recordings. 

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I know many have tried this. I myself have not. Generally hear mixed to favorable through the grapevine. Not having heard the MQ112 either, I’d bet good money the MQ112 sounds alot more musical and natural than the RME EQ suite

Traditional analog equalization is somewhat dated and very limited 20th century technology. 😉


But, I will be attempting Room correction using Roon DSP shortly. Will be using Room EQ Wizard software to create convolution filters for several rooms. Currently use similar 3-rd party filters with Roon and headphones and the results are a big leap forward that would be costly otherwise.

Digital convolution filters can be thought off as traditional analog equalization on steroids. Roon Room Correction

Hate to disagree. I’ve commented extensively on this pages ago. My Charter Oak PEQ1 I’ve directly compared against Roon DSP using some digital shelf or bells in bass and treble regions. It DIDNT COME CLOSE to the SQ of the 2700 dollar analog piece. I have done this already previously in the thread. Am not going to repeat again here. Notch filtering and room correction digital better. Tone shaping analog better. I intend to try @mijostyn DEQX though, to be sure. That’s a summary. There are PAGES of debate previously 

@tlcocks I have not knew anyone with more knowledge about equalizers. As u know I have the MQ112 I really wish that u could demo it sometime and tell him what you think of it compared to the other 3 that you love. I also really think u owe it yourself to demo the MQ112. There is also a great utube video of it from where I purchased it from Ski Fi audio in Glen Rock NJ. If u haven’t already watched it I encourage you to see it. I really would love to hear your professional opinion on it. 

Thanks @tattooedtrackman , alas I am not a professional. Just an avid listener and passionate tweaking audiophile. I may know a lot about how they sound in my home, but @mirolab is the professional with his own studio. He’s heard more than me. Both analog and digital. And @mijostyn is pretty well dialed in on digital post playback. I’m just a guy who’s lucky enough to have found a very special piece of hardware in the Charter Oak. It’s sound quality surpasses some peers costing twice as much. 
But yes, I want to hear and learn all. And I will make it a point to hear your MQ112, @mijostyn ’s DEQX, and last but not least the BACCH SP.