As always, Ed Schillings ‘Hornfest’ is a delight to the ears (if not the eyes). This year I took my Behringer 2496 DEQ along for the ride. When we measured Ed’s listening room I was shocked how different it was from my own. I was even more surprised that my open baffle speakers needed NO digital equalization in Eds room. This was disconcerting, since I had spent so much time and energy pursuing a digital solution.
We ended up running Joels tubed Jolida CD player directly into Ed’s ‘Truth’ buffered LDR preamp and finally into the awesome Dowdy Llama 826 / GM-70 amp. This resulted in stunning presence, incredible speed and dynamics on the baffle-less speakers. How can digital equalization sap so much life from music? Certainly, more research is needed.
Here is a link to a video of that setup…