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JRKO 8th November 2012 11:09 PM

minidsp ADC
I'm looking to get myself an active crossover as I'm moving into 2-way (and up) speakers systems from full range systems.

I have a question about the ADC part of the minidsp. I have a sizeable collection of vinyl, cassettes and like listening to analogue radio. Please can any users, or even the maker, give me any insight to the quality of this part of the system? I'd hate to go active only to degrade 3/4 of my music sources

Many thanks in advance


smf 10th November 2012 10:31 AM

James - I play vinyl most of the time and haven't found my minidsp to be the limiting factor: the speakers, placement in the room and the room are.

JRKO 10th November 2012 10:44 AM

Thats good news!

I imagine the set up is: vinyl source - mm pre - pre (with volume) - minidsp - amps - speakers

Is it better to use a volume control after the minidsp to make sure maximum signal get to the inputs of the minidsp?

Henkjan 10th November 2012 01:06 PM

probably the best option is to do the volume control IN the minidsp, with the potmeter connection.

JRKO 10th November 2012 04:01 PM

thanks Henkjan

I'm having real difficulties with my internet t the moment. I cant get any pdf's to appear...........

oh hang on - got it

Quick question: is the quality of the volume pot important?

Ryssen 10th November 2012 04:33 PM

Anyone have a link to this ADC?Canīt find it..

JRKO 10th November 2012 04:58 PM

do you mean the actual chip?

if not the minidsp changes all info from analogue into digital (ADC), then applies the processing (dsp, crossovers etc) and then from digital back into analogue (DAC)

What type of volume control does the control provide? Is it a reduction in data bit depth or a 'proper' volume control?

Ryssen 10th November 2012 05:24 PM


do you mean the actual chip?
No I mean on the minidsp site.

JRKO 10th November 2012 05:28 PM

No its not a new product. Its part of the way the minidsp works as posted above. All the processing is done digitally so analogue info must be digitised (ADC)

Any ideas on how the volume function works?

Ryssen 10th November 2012 05:41 PM

Om nanoDigi itīs digital volumecontrol.
I once owned a minidsp where you connected 1 single pot to the board
so I would asume its īs digital.

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