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post #1 of 4 Old 10-17-2013, 08:12 PM - Thread Starter
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So I'm looking at EQ options mostly for a sub, but also looking at maybe for all the speakers at some point. I've looked into the miniDSP but just wanted to explore other options. I wanted to know if anyone has used recording hardware and software, something like the Avid MAudio here:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/m-audio-recording-studio/1053818.p?skuId=1053818&id=1218215102676#tab=overview

Reasons I'm considering this:

1. I've used protools a lot for recording so I wouldn't have to learn anything
2. can use as many EQ plug-ins as I need to get a perfect response at the listening position (in conjunction with REW)
3. 2-in-2-out so i could use with dual-subs
4. would require the use of a computer but I have a capable HTPC so that would be fine
5. I can get it for about $70 from a friend who works for best buy



Possible negatives:

1. limited (I believe) to 20hz for EQing unless there are other EQ plug-ins worth looking into other than the one that comes with it
2. um, not sure what else



So, any thoughts either for or against?
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In my opinion, the reining champs are, Audyssey, MultEQ XT32 that comes with higher end AVRs. The next two, it's a toss-up between the miniDSP and Anti-Mode 8033S II. The miniDSP works independent and with REW, giving one personal control over the final product. Anti-Mode is a stand-alone EQ that fully automatic, plug, hit go, stand back and let the magic happen. I'm an auto, plug-n-play kinda guy.

Our system is setup using MultEQ XT and Anti-Mode 8033S II. I first gain match the subs with a sound meter, run Anti-Mode, EQ with XT and salt to taste using REW as my guide.

As to using the appliance you linked to, that comes across as more of a recording device (DSP) than a device used to EQ subwoofers so I'm clueless how to respond to your question regarding using the "Avid - M-Audio Recording Studio" as an EQ appliance.

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If you can spare the $70, and since you're familiar with the software, I say give it a try. If it works, you're set; if it doesn't, there's always miniDSP.
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