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Old 8th April 2010, 10:23 AM   #1
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Default My MiniDSP setup

I have bought the three MiniDSP modules - MiniDSP, MiniDIGI and MiniAMP, and I'm right now testing the MiniDSP with 2 way crossover. It's replacing my Behringer DCX2496.

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The noise is considerable lower than the Behringer, and dynamics are better. A rather thick curtain have dissapeared. Next move is to try the MiniDIGI and then MiniAMP in 4 channel mode, and then 2 channel mode with my NXP based class D amps.
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Old 8th April 2010, 10:47 AM   #2
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Hi Kjeldsen

What PSU are you using there?
Inevitable question: what does this current setup cost?
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Old 8th April 2010, 11:14 AM   #3
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The PSU is from Mean Well 24 volt 3,2 amp single supply. You can use any supply with 12-24 volt larger than 65 watts. MiniDSP reccomends 24 volts 65 watts (2,7 amp).

You find the prices at MiniDSP.com, but each module cost no more that 99$. There are discounts for bundled packages like mine. The PSU is 35 us$ excl VAT and freight. I bought it in Denmark.
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Denmark, huh? I have a question, but I'll send it via PM for reasons of discretion.
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Old 8th April 2010, 12:05 PM   #5
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In Denmark the Behringer DCX2496 is 435$ incl VAT compared to the 350$ incl VAT I have given for 3 MiniDSP modules and a SMPS. Add another 50$ for a case, cables and connectors. All in all not much cheaper, but you get a 4 channel bridgeable amp and full spdif in/out. In other words more work to get it up and running, but a bit cheaper, better sounding and more flexibel.

MiniDSP also have really good customer support.
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In Denmark the Behringer DCX2496 is 435$ incl
MiniDSP also have really good customer support.
Plus more advanced features (and counting...).
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Old 8th April 2010, 12:56 PM   #7
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Plus more advanced features (and counting...).
At the moment, the X-over features are very basic compared to the Behringer. The Behringer wins on x-over features, but lack in sound quality and noise as well as size if that matters.
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Uhh... I thought the latest software made it more flexible (fixed roll-off rates vs additional PEQ per channel, for instance).
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Uhh... I thought the latest software made it more flexible (fixed roll-off rates vs additional PEQ per channel, for instance).
The software more flexible now, but there are no shelving on the PEQ's and only a few x-over topologies with fixed slopes. The Beheinger is very flexible on these issues.
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Then I must humbly retract my comment...
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