I plan to add a DIY JL12W7 sub with an iNuke3000DSP to my current system with an SVS PB13Ultra sub. But since the iNuke's HPF can't go below 20hz, I am now thinking of getting the non-DSP pro amp and add a miniDSP so both subs can be EQ'd.
Using an Onkyo 818 receiver, a miniDSP and 2 subs. What would be the recommended miniDSP box, the Balanced or the Unbalanced?
With the Unbalanced box, the connection would be.
Onkyo 818, 2 sub out> 2x RCA cable> miniDSP (Unbal)> 1 RCA cable to the PB13U and 1 RCA to XLR cable to the iNuke amp/DIY sub
With the Balanced box:
Onkyo 818, 2 sub out> 2x RCA to bare wire> miniDSP (Bal)> bare wire to XLR cable to the PB13 and bare wire to XLR cable to the iNuke amp/DIY sub
My question is:
Will I get a higher voltage out of the miniDSP Balanced box
to power the iNuke amp properly? There are compatibility issues I have heard about consumer receivers not having enough voltage output to run a pro amp. I prefer not to add a bump box to the signal chain if possible.
I assume the SVS PB13U sub will have sufficient voltage with the XLR input from the miniDSP as it is currently connected directly to the 818 sub out without issues, so I will take this out of the equation.
Please help me point to the right direction.
Thanks Edited by weng2x - 9/18/13 at 1:06pm