Because I am using the test5 64bit install presently, the following has been done on that install. I will confirm this also works on the 32 bit install later.
[EDIT: Confirmed working on 32 bit also.
The only hindrance is the absence of VeroMix on 32 bit. This makes things very easy to manage on the 64 bit install
] EDIT2: situation changed
I had not previously realised it, but the PA Equaliser is installed by default apparently
So what is needed is to load the required PA module and then launch the Equaliser app.
After that all works as expected! pactl load-module module-equalizer-sink
will load the equaliser module.
Then to launch the Equaliser application the command isqpaeq
That is all that is required!
I have yet to investigate this more fully ..... it appears we should have some presets to select from, but they do not seem to be installed (if they exist).
You can make your own presets and save them in any case.
Here is a pic of the Equalizer
Note: If a name is applied to the Equaliser module when it is loaded then that name will appear in the pic as "Sink".
I added this module to the ~/.pulse/default.pa file to ensure it loads at bootup. The extra lines read
## Load the Equalizer module to enable qpaeq to function
load-module module-equalizer-sink sink_name=Equalized
As can be seen I have named it "Equalized"
I suspect this equaliser will be very useful for those with laptops, whose speakers are not the best