Originally Posted by scanido
Thank you. I was on the verge of getting an MX160 but will look into the new LS10 as well!
Given they are close to the same price, and that the MX160 gives you ZERO control over the target curve and the LS10 gives just under infinite control, it would be no contest. When I assisted with the MX160 installation, I had him order a miniDSP for two reasons: (1) he had his subs placed such that he could get them to play nice together prior to Room Perfect and (2), he wanted a bit more lift in the lower end of the bass frequencies for action movies and games, but not for music. The miniDSP has four dial-selectable slots to allow him this flexibility.
One other big advantage of the LS10. Distance (delay) is set manually in the MX160 and there is no way for the user to take into account the latency built into any DSP engines in the loop (e.g. most subs). Without external measuring tools, there is no way to get delays set perfectly, which plays a huge roll in the overall sense of envelopment. Dirac will set delays and trims very accurately. However, with Dirac and Audyssey and Room Perfect, they almost
ALWAYS miss the delays when multiple subs are involved. After the room correction systems have done their job, using REW or equivalent allows you to adjust the sub delays to get a better blend with the other speakers.
But remember, this is just one man's thoughts on the subject. YMMV.