Hello, fellow audio junkies!
I have a newbie question. Currently, i'm an assistant to a friend/avs member who's building two 24' cubes to house my JL Audio 10W7's that i've had lying around for the past 10 years. I would like to think that we'd be done by christmas and want to buy the appropriate MiniDSP for my setup. I'm a bit confused about which one to get and what pluginsHere's my setup:
Processor: Onkyo PR
AMP: Crown XLS 2500
Sub: Soon to be two JL Audio 10W7's!
I also have a Samson S-Convert at my disposal.What I'm trying to accomplish with the MiniDSP:
-I want it for a HPF at ~20HZ and to be able to eventually eq from ~20HZ - 120HZ.Here's the two scenarios that i'm contemplating:
1. Onkyo PR
-SC885 (unbalanced lfe out) > Unbalanced MiniDSP in a box > (Unbalanced in) Samson S-Convert (Balanced out) > Crown XLS 2500
2. Onkyo PR
-SC885 (balanced lfe out) > Balanced MiniDSP in a box > Crown XLS 2500Info:
-Many people believe that the Onkyo doesn't have a TRUE balance connection.
-When connecting my Onkyo to the Crown with either Unbalanced or Balanced connections there was no difference in output and I could hear that my crown amp wasn't operating to its full potential as I had to bump the gains up significantly to get decent output. Once I connected the S-Convert it was a night and day difference.Concerns:
-I'm not sure if the Balanced MiniDSP will have enough output to drive my crown amp to its fullest as I've read some mixed things in the MiniDSP thread which is why I'm thinking about the first scenario as I know the S-Convert works fine as I'm using it now.Some Info for Equipment Being Used
Crown XLS Specs at the bottom: http://www.crownaudio.com/usa/xls-drivecore.html
Samson S-Convert: http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/processors/s-class-mini/sconvert/
If someone could give me the info that I need so that I need so that could order the correct DSP and Plug-ins that would be great!
Thank you for anybody that helps me!