What we know about the measurement:

K ARRAY Dragon KX12 is a passive liveportable that cost around 1900 USD each.

  • Quality of the measurement data is medium.
  • Origin of the data is K ARRAY.
  • Format of the data is a GLL file .
  • Sensitivity: 114.6dB (avg. 100Hz-1kHz for 2.83V estimated at 1m) . Sensitivity computed at the measurement distance (10m) over the same frequency range: 94.6dB.
  • -3dB (resp. -6db) point v.s. reference is at 109.0Hz (resp. 106.0Hz).
  • Reference level is normalised to -0.2dB computed over the frequency range [300.0Hz, 5000.0Hz].
  • Frequency deviation is 4.7dB over the same frequency range.
  • Directivity
    • Horizontal directivity is (-30.0°, 30.0°) between 1kHz and 10kHz. Angle computed for +/-6dB.
    • Vertical directivity is (-30.0°, 30.0°) between 1kHz and 10kHz. Angle computed for +/-6dB.
  • Tonality (Preference) Score
    • Tonality (Preference) Score is -4.71 and would be -0.83 with a perfect subwoofer.
      • Details: NBD: ON 1.664, LW 1.462, SP 1.515, PIR 1.467; SM: SP0.031, PIR0.006; LFQ 4.813, LFX 115Hz
    • Tonality (Preference) Score is -3.26 with an EQ and would be 0.66 with a perfect subwoofer and the same EQ.
      • Details: NBD: ON 1.471, LW 1.261, SP 1.371, PIR 1.298; SM: SP0.024, PIR0.225; LFQ 4.813, LFX 118Hz
K ARRAY Dragon KX12
AutomaticEQ (IIR)
Set preamp gain to: -9.8dB.
Type Freq Q Gain
3 109.0 0.8 7.86
3 109.0 1.36 9.6
3 121.0 2.96 -9.86
3 148.0 1.89 -9.47
3 280.0 2.93 -2.7
3 2380.0 1.19 2.18
3 12662.0 0.88 -9.89
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These EQ optimise the Harman score and is a good start for far field listening like in your living room.

K ARRAY Dragon KX12 filters_auto_eq

AutomaticEQ

K ARRAY Dragon KX12 filters_eq_full

Target v.s. EQ

K ARRAY Dragon KX12
AutomaticEQ LW (IIR)
Set preamp gain to: -2.4dB.
Type Freq Q Gain
3 109.0 0.7 2.38
3 148.0 2.81 -2.73
3 153.0 2.25 -2.85
3 418.0 2.7 -2.43
3 1541.0 2.21 1.65
3 3110.0 0.74 1.87
3 12246.0 1.05 -3.0
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These EQ optimise for a flat listening window and is a good start for near field listening like on your desk.

K ARRAY Dragon KX12
AutomaticEQ Score (IIR)
Set preamp gain to: -5.6dB.
Type Freq Q Gain
3 109.0 2.73 2.64
3 143.0 2.58 -2.94
3 331.0 1.51 -0.86
3 790.0 2.65 -1.51
3 3555.0 0.35 2.81
3 4492.0 2.99 2.87
3 12246.0 2.78 -2.5
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K ARRAY Dragon KX12
Graphic EQ 15 bands
Set preamp gain to: -0.7dB.
Type Freq Q Gain
3 25.0 2.14 0.5
3 40.0 2.14 0.5
3 63.0 2.14 0.5
3 100.0 2.14 0.5
3 160.0 2.14 -0.25
3 250.0 2.14 0.0
3 400.0 2.14 -0.25
3 630.0 2.14 0.0
3 1000.0 2.14 0.0
3 1600.0 2.14 -0.25
3 2500.0 2.14 0.25
3 4000.0 2.14 -0.25
3 6300.0 2.14 -0.5
3 10000.0 2.14 -1.25
3 16000.0 2.14 -0.75
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These EQ is designed for a 15 bands graphical EQ.

K ARRAY Dragon KX12
Graphic EQ 31 bands
Set preamp gain to: -0.8dB.
Type Freq Q Gain
3 20.0 4.32 0.0
3 25.0 4.32 0.5
3 31.0 4.32 0.5
3 40.0 4.32 0.5
3 50.0 4.32 0.5
3 63.0 4.32 0.5
3 80.0 4.32 0.5
3 100.0 4.32 0.5
3 125.0 4.32 -0.25
3 160.0 4.32 -0.5
3 200.0 4.32 0.5
3 250.0 4.32 0.0
3 315.0 4.32 -0.25
3 400.0 4.32 -0.5
3 500.0 4.32 -0.25
3 630.0 4.32 -0.25
3 800.0 4.32 -0.5
3 1000.0 4.32 -0.25
3 1250.0 4.32 0.25
3 1600.0 4.32 0.0
3 2000.0 4.32 0.0
3 2500.0 4.32 0.25
3 3150.0 4.32 0.0
3 4000.0 4.32 0.0
3 5000.0 4.32 0.0
3 6300.0 4.32 0.0
3 8000.0 4.32 -0.25
3 10000.0 4.32 -0.75
3 12000.0 4.32 -1.25
3 16000.0 4.32 0.0
3 20000.0 4.32 0.0
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These EQ is designed for a 31 bands graphical EQ.

K ARRAY Dragon KX12: comparison between EQs
K ARRAY Dragon KX12

Comparison betweens various EQs

K ARRAY Dragon KX12

Improvements made by EQ

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