I recently picked up a PA system to use for DJ-ing and small band gigs. When I play CD's through the system, I've noticed that there's an upper-midrange honk that gets annoying pretty quickly. So I did a little adjustment to the mixer EQ, and while it sounds better, I'm curious to see how flat of a response I can get out of the PA system (mixer, power amp, & speakers). Ideally, when not being used for gigs, I'd like to use the PA at home for large studio monitors... When I'm done mixing on small monitors I like to blast the mix through larger ones just to see if any new artifacts appear.
Based on a little reading earlier this afternoon, it seems like I need a microphone, a spectral analyzer, and a graphic EQ to pull this off... Use the spectral analyzer to generate pink noise, monitor the frequencies on the analyzer using the microphone, and adjust the EQ accordingly. Then repeat for the 2nd channel.
So far I've seen several used analyers (DOD, Rane, Alto) and mics (dbx, Behringer) out there, but don't know if any are drastically better than the others. For the EQ, I'll probably pick up an Alesis MEQ-230, since it's got two 31-band EQ's in a single rack space.
Does this sound like the right process? Does anybody who's tried this before have any gear or proecess recommendations? Any help, as always, would be appreciated.