Originally Posted by WOLVERNOLE
OK, HiFi, enlighten us further....
First I've come to realize that in our country, we are frequently the last to enjoy the benefits of many new technologies.
So what are the benefits of a true all-digital amplifier
? Are they audibly better than the the analog
class D amplifier used in previous subwoofers?
In Asia, this digital amplifier technology has been in the making for over 10 years. They picked the baton after TI and European ICE amplifiers ceased to innovate:http://www.pulsus.co.kr/english/technology/tech_02.html
What are the benefits of performing Digital Signal Processing (DSP) in the subwoofer rather than the receiver with Audyssey?
In other words can the Audyssey "room correction" allow placement of the Triton Two against the wall and maintain its 3D sound quality?
Can it correct dips and "mud" caused by room modes?
The answer is an emphatic no.
So why is Audyssey so popular? The answer lies in marketing - to keep consumers buying "new and improved" receivers each year.
Instead, the superior solution is to let the experienced speaker design team passively adjust the overall frequency response, then tailor the active subwoofer's response with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) equalization in the speakers bass module. After all, they design, engineer and specify every driver and enclosure parameter.
Hopefully now everyone can see the new possibilities thanks to all-digital amplifiers
Note: Best Buy has a SOTA lightweight, 120watt, seven channel receiver with all-digital amplification for $300 (which quite incidentally consumers were also unable to fathom). It mates beautifully with the Triton Two. I guess we have been too pre-programmed with advertising to think independently.
Note: The subwoofer equalization DSP occurs before the amplifier DSP (mainly pcm-pwm conversion).
Wolvernole: I've stated a lot which some may not understand. However I've only got a few posts as to not loose the focus of the thread.