So going back to my question on the previous page, I have attempted to get a response on the MiniDSP forums to no avail.
I am looking at utilizing a MiniDSP 8x8 with the DA-FP. The DA-FP provides S/PDIF and TOSLINK inputs, which is not really a huge thing to me, though it does mean for critical music listening I can bypass the redundant DAC on my Marantz SR5010 and simply run TOSLINK in from my ASUS Xonar STX. One less conversion in the signal chain can't hurt.
The main reason I want to use the DA-FP with the 8x8 is that it also provides 2 XLR analog outputs, which would be perfect for adding subwoofer control.
Looking at the product data sheet for the DA-FP it seems to suggest it is compatible with the 2x8, 8x8, and MiniSHARC platforms. I have attached the DA-FP datasheet.
However, what has me concerned is this question posed on the MiniDSP FAQ page: http://support.minidsp.com/customer/...-kit-and-da-fp
If this issue was a few years back, I would have thought they fixed the problem, since the DA-FP datasheet still says it is compatible with the 2x8, but the date on the question is April 2017. If the DA-FP has issues with the 2x8, does it also have issues with the 8x8?
If it is compatible, I am assuming I would need to use the 10x10 plugin in order to get the extra input/output options in the software? However, when watching videos showing the 10x10 plugin, the extra outputs are labeled as 'Digital Output 1 and 2'. I assume this is because the 10x10 HD hardware uses the DIGI-FP which has S/PDIF, TOSLINK, and AES/EBU outputs instead of the XLR analog on the DA-FP. When the DA-FP is used, are these switchable to 'XLR' or 'Analog Outputs'?
Does anyone here have experience with this combination or any thoughts at all?