Question Equalize using Microphone or AUX Line In ?

Ravz

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Hello all,
I want to equalize the output of my TV speakers. Is there any software that can be used to equalize/calibrate the speakers using a microphone or even AUX Line In?
Is it actually possible?
 
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Ralston18

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Make and model TV? Video and audio input sources? Software being used? Other hardware?

Equalization or balance?

The equalization feature may be in the TV's menus with respect to the any end user audio configuration options: balance, bass, treble, etc..

The equalization could also be in or controllable by whatever app is generating the video/audio going to the TV.

Here is link that should help you gain some additional understanding and perhaps provide an applicable solution:

https://www.the-home-cinema-guide.com/how-to-improve-tv-sound.html

Also FYI:

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/adjust-sound-equalizer-settings-google-home/

https://descriptive.audio/best-equalizer-settings/

There are physical equalizers that can be simple to complex.

For example (not endorsing or recommending any given product or Amazon).

https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Component-Equalizers/b?ie=UTF8&node=292564

[Moderator note: Moving post from Apps & Software to Home Audio & Theater. More applicable and direct.]
 

Ravz

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Make and model TV?
It is an old 32" Philips LCD TV.
Video and audio input sources?
Right now I have connected an Android Box though HDMI.
Software being used? Other hardware?
No software is being used. Just the hardware, that is, an Android box.
Equalization or balance?
Just equalization. The TV has a 5 band equalizer and I want to tune as much as possible for a clear voice and decent bass.
Thanks a lot, I went through this and equalized the bands manually by referring the Acoustic preset. It sounds much better and louder than the presets that came with the TV. I think that should do the job I was looking for.

Just curious, is it possible to equalize the speakers using any kind of software that automatically finds out the bands that needs to be tweaked just like this Android app does?
 

Ralston18

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Re: automatically find the bands....etc.

No specific answer per se: what device would you be running (or consider running) the software on?

And the device itself would need to have the means to accept the audio via some input, run the app to do the tweaking, then output the tweaked results to the target speakers. Or perhaps via some neutral (no further tweaking) pass-through device to the speakers.

Will defer the question to those who tend to lurk and/or participate in the Home Audio & Theater category.
 

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So you mean to say that the speakers can only be calibrated with the in-built EQ of the TV? One last question, what is Room EQ Wizard(REW) used for?
Anyways thank you for your time for helping me out by referring few websites above.
 

Ralston18

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I think of balance as configuring the left and right speakers to make the audio sound centered in front of me when the room layout and acoustics distorts the centering.

I think of equalization as loudness equalization that keeps the "volume" steady so the sound does not go from hardly audible to blasting loud to where I would need to turn down the volume again.

FYI:

https://pureinfotech.com/normalize-sound-volume-windows-10/

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As for REW's Room EQ Wizard:

https://www.roomeqwizard.com/

From the link:

"REW is free software for room acoustic measurement, loudspeaker measurement and audio device measurement."

I have not used the software so I am not familiar with how accurate and useful the application may be.
 

hang-the-9

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If you want decent bass from the speakers, buy a $25 used soundbar. The physical speakers in many TVs are just too small to be able to produce low end, and if you try to boost things you end up with distortion or damage to the speaker as it tries to move in ways it was not designed to.

Heck you can get a full system with a sub for not that much if you look around, there is one for $40 near me https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/ele/d/wrentham-samsung-soundbar-and-subwoofer/7367523895.html
 

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