Room correction room system vs ears….

So, I splashed out and spent more than I wanted to on a nice little Benchmark amp and preamp etc and since I’ve gone that far I got curious about a room correction system for this and it’s going to cost me over a grand apparently. As far as I can gather these dial in the music before it comes out of the speakers…?


im wondering if I simply messed around and found the sweet spot without a room correction system how much of a difference this would make. I’m far from savvy with audio and try to keep things simple for my simple brain, so, on a scale of 1-10 how much difference would I percieve by splashing out on a room correction system?


Maybe consider something like a TDAI 3400 or 1120 amp, which comes with a microphone and tunes itself up.

And there are probably cheaper options from NAD and others.


… going slow is often wise.

My Ears told me something was wrong. Room treatment helped but something was off. Measured and sure enough 2 big humps causing over done bass. Used Roon DSP convolution filter to fix those humps and wow.   Keep it simple and room correction is great. 

@thomastrouble  A $10,000 system can sound fantastic too!

Here is my friend's system that I thoroughly enjoy:

VPI SuperScout TT w/Dynavector 20X2 H

McIntosh C20 version 2 pre-amp

RAM RM-9 amp

Kyocera X310 CD player (new caps)

Von Schweikert VR 35 Export speakers

Grover Huffman Empress cabling throughout

Sure, it's older and now obtainable as used gear only.  But for $10K, try to do better and the speakers are designed to be within one foot from the front wall, room friendly.  

Many of the DSP non-subscribers must have marvelously paired speakers and rooms. Somehow every room I've ever used did have plenty of issues, bass mostly.

While plenty of treatments (to the point of needing to close one's eyes) do work, I could not happily live with my current system without the DSPeaker Anti-Mode 2.0 room correction unit with digital equalization.

While it's not a bad room and the sound is anchored by Raidho D2 floorstanders,  the room still had an effect on bass flatness and response, and the Raidhos have a small bass 80-120 upper bass hump that needs tamed (at least to me).

With room correction performed, and very judicious and minor equalization, the speakers are very flat (+-2) from 30Hz-10kHz. The difference is stunning. All of the Raidho resolution and tonality remains with the excess bass removed.

Anyone who has heard the A/B comparison with the bypass on or off has immediately noticed the more open transparent sound with room correction and DSP activated, and with true flat bass to 30Hz. It sounds great, and my DSPeaker unit is a non-negotiable 'keeper' in my system.