Several noteworthy features of the software are its ability to correct multiple peaks and/or troughs in the subwoofer/room bass response curve, to identify and address potential standing wave problems, to calculate a solution that helps optimize bass response across multiple listening locations, and that, purists please take note, affects only the subwoofer—not the other speakers in your system.
Does it really work? You bet it does! I did some listening tests with the Paradigm Sub 12 before using the PBK-1 kit and then afterwards, and I can vouch for the fact that the PBK-1-equalized sub sounded much tighter, more neutrally voiced, and much better defined. In short, Paradigm’s PBK-1 package is an all gain/(almost) no pain system that gives you audibly better bass through science.
Paradigm Mic and Stand
Paradigm PBK-1 User guide and Software
Paradigm PBK-1 mic, close up
Paradigm PBK-1 mic stand pedestal