You're right, I don't understand. You're acknowledging most won't like the sound of flat bass, but then say aiming for flat bass isn't a bad target. o_O Remember, everybody with Audyssey is already starting out with flat bass (with DEQ off ). My post is about focusing on the next step.\n\n\nYou misunderstood my point, that is, "flat" isn't a bad target, in fact I would say a correct target for room EQ system such as Audyssey. Yes, once that's done, it is up to the individual user to move on the the "next step", that I thought you have made some great recommendations on. Hard to believe it is so hard to communicate between us..:D Thanks for chiming in again though, so I have the chance to clarify..\n\nDirac Live, apparently would tilt the low frequency response target curve up towards the low end, for the obvious reason, but the user can of course edit the slope\/shape. More or less the same difference, just different approach.