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Unless you can set separate crossover points for the RCA and XLR outputs you would have to send a full range signal to both the power amp and the subs, otherwise there wouldn't be anything for the subs to play.
You would need to check with Emotiva to be sure.
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I believe your pre/pro is the Emotiva DAC XDA-2 Gen 2 unit? If so, there is no bass management within the device and an external box solution is recommended so that below the crossover frequency, you can send the bass to the Rythmik F12G subs.
MiniDSP offers an external bass management solution via the balanced 2x4 that will take the full range output signals from the XDA-2 and via an electronic crossover split the bass frequencies from the rest. You can then send these bass frequencies to the Rythmik subs and those frequencies above the crossover to the external amp driving your speakers.
You would need to roll up the sleeves and do some work to implement the external box solution from MiniDSP. Also get familiar with how bass works in your room and preferably measure it so that you get a nice smooth response. REW is your friend here.
Is XLR input on the Rythmik subs needed? I.e. you've got long cable run from your XDA-2 to the where the subs are located at? Or there is an issue with noise/hum in your main electrical circuit? Else the standard RCA input is what most people would use with the PEQ3 plate amp. Ask Brian or Enrico on the differences between XLR2/3 plate amp options to see which one is suitable for your room and application. There is a lot of flexibility offered on the Rythmik subs, so choose wisely.
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