DIY Surround Processor - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Source & Line > Digital Source
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Gallery Wiki Blogs Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Digital Source Digital Players and Recorders: CD , SACD , Tape, Memory Card, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 13th December 2005, 03:54 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Texas
Default DIY Surround Processor

Does anyone here have any suggestions on where to start, other than Google ;-), to look for information about DIY surround. I've been on the lookout for a good surround processor, but you can't get anything for less than $2000 unless you get a full receiver. I want to avoid the receiver because I have no need for the crappy power supply, amps and pre-amp that goes along with them. Basically, I want to take a surround processor board and add my own pre-amp stage (at the DAC) and power supply to it. I thought about going all out and getting an Analog Devices Dev Kit with a SHARC Melody processor to do the whole thing myself, but the licensing requirements required for DTS, Dolby, etc. make that route very unattractive (development time aside).

As an extension of this, I wanted to use my PC as the DVD transport, feed the digital signal into a processor (whether a surround decoder or just a DAC depending upon the implementation) and from there into a good pre-amp stage.

Any hints?
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th December 2005, 06:30 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Texas

Seriously? Nobody has anything? I can't be the first person to have thought about trying this.
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th December 2005, 06:34 PM   #3
diyAudio Moderator
pinkmouse's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Rotherham, England
If you'd searched, you'd know this has been discussed many times before.
Rick: Oh Cliff / Sometimes it must be difficult not to feel as if / You really are a cliff / when fascists keep trying to push you over it! / Are they the lemmings / Or are you, Cliff? / Or are you Cliff?
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th December 2005, 09:40 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Texas
Originally posted by pinkmouse
If you'd searched, you'd know this has been discussed many times before.

I did search. Hence the post. If you would like to suggest some particular keywords to use, please do so.
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th December 2005, 06:11 AM   #5
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: .
Dolby Digital ?
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th December 2005, 05:52 PM   #6
tubee is offline tubee  Netherlands
diyAudio Member
tubee's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Netherlands
A second hand dolby & dts receiver with dig out and 5.1 channel analog out is easier and cheaper imo.
Daisy Bell
  Reply With Quote


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
axial surround instead of radial surround Calvin Subwoofers 22 13th July 2009 06:46 PM
surround sound processor using a PIC BarryD54 Digital Source 0 7th July 2008 09:11 PM
Krell or Mcintosh Surround sound processor gto127 Digital Source 0 8th January 2008 11:33 PM
Looking for a surround processor. bezeek Everything Else 12 4th January 2007 02:31 AM
DIY DTS/DD processor? ezkcdude Digital Source 5 9th December 2006 02:39 AM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:38 AM.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2017 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2