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Old 15th November 2011, 01:15 PM   #41
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Old 15th November 2011, 03:29 PM   #42
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i want to know if you can expect audiophile quality sound from using miniDSP used for activer crossovering for bi-amped speakers. is it better than using opamp based active crossover?

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I hope I won't get attacked here as I was in another thread.
In my opinion you can definitly expect audiophile quality from the dsp.
I have a dsp in my hifi chain, with passive speakers. I use the minidsp as high-pass for the speakers (as they are small sealed speakers), as they cannot handle too much power at low frequencies, and high-pass for my subwoofer.
The quality is very little worse compared to not using the minidsp at all, and can probably be further improved by using a psu instead of the usb power. There war a post I cannot find anymore, that showed even with graphs how the sound becomes better with a good psu.
If you do an active system, without the addition of a passive crossover (as it is in my system) it would most like sound even better. That is, I do believe that only active crossover would sound better than active+passive .
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Old 15th November 2011, 04:05 PM   #43
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See this thread, where miniDSP is getting used in a very high end system by the designer: NaO II and miniDSP
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Old 15th November 2011, 06:08 PM   #44
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i guess the OP doubt is if he should go for the minidsp 2x4 or 2x8.

my choice always will be 2x8

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Old 16th November 2011, 03:58 AM   #45
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2x8 board costs me a total of 495 USD! (including customs and shipping).
this cost is not justifiable for a speaker which costed me less than 200 USD.
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Old 16th November 2011, 05:18 AM   #46
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2x8 board costs me a total of 495 USD! (including customs and shipping).
this cost is not justifiable for a speaker which costed me less than 200 USD.
Mmmh, not sure how you do that Math but FYI:
miniDSP 2x8 = 299USD (+40 with miniDIGI)
Plug-in = 10USD
Shipping = 25-30 depending on location
Total = 334USD to 374USD

I'd recommend that you do a bit of reading on our website or other reviews (e.g. HifiZine) since there seems to be a lot of questions which are repeats of existing long threads.

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Old 16th November 2011, 05:55 AM   #48
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Mmmh, not sure how you do that Math but FYI:
miniDSP 2x8 = 299USD (+40 with miniDIGI)
Plug-in = 10USD
Shipping = 25-30 depending on location
Total = 334USD to 374USD

I'd recommend that you do a bit of reading on our website or other reviews (e.g. HifiZine) since there seems to be a lot of questions which are repeats of existing long threads.

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add to that 30% of total cost which is customs/duty here in India.
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2x8 board costs me a total of 495 USD! (including customs and shipping).
this cost is not justifiable for a speaker which costed me less than 200 USD.
Of course, you must use equipment that is equivalent to the rest of your system. If not, you'll get this mismatch. Perhaps you arenot ready for the likes of the 2x8. Why not go for 2 of the 2x4's? Or even a single one?

BTW, do you have the required measurement equipment to make such a purchase worthwhile? (Calibrated microphone, etc.)
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not yet. have purchased few panasonic wm-61A mic capsules. yet to build a measuring setup
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