Originally Posted by Hawkson
I have 5 speakers(axiom), and 4 subwoofer drivers in 2 sealed boxes. I will have 1 HK 525. The HK 525 has a crossover at 80 to the subs, but no HDMI. I will have a nice sound card Either the Lynx 2b or the Xonar Delux HDAV. I haven't decided yet (any tips?). Plan is analog out to the HK 525 to drive the rears and center, and Analog out to the mains and subs.
Right now I am leaning towards 2 PPSL subs with custom 18" drivers.
I will have high powered amps.
The setup is for Home Theater in a 15x17 room. I will only be watching movies(downloaded) and music. I won't have netflix.
What should I get to EQ out the bass? I'm expecting to have lots of bass in my room, flat response down LOW is what I want
I take it you are using external amps for mains and subs, but still want the HK525 as volume control?
It seems the HK525 has a 6 channel direct input mode, where the input is passed direct to the volume control without going through an AD conversion - this is good as it won't reduce the benefit of the Lynx's good converters. The HK525 also has pre-amp outputs so you should be able to use your external amps, but you'll need to check that it does pass through to these outputs in 6 channel direct mode, and that the voltage is high enough to drive your sub amps.
The Lynx2B has a loopback feature (http://www.lynxstudio.com/lstreamloopback.html
), so you should have no trouble sending your 6 channels of audio to a software VST host for processing. I'd recommend Reaper, though some use Plogue Bidule or Console.
For EQ and bass management I'd recommend Fabfilter Pro-Q (it's a VST plugin), can go down to 10hz. It's pretty expensive though, and there may be cheaper EQ's with similar features - I haven't looked.
I'd still suggest it's not worth it. Here's another plan:
-get Xonar HDAV card you listed
-use 6 channel DVD input on HK525 - it can do bass management/XO
-use whatever EQ facility is in your software
-purchase miniDSP 8x8 when it's released
-put miniDSP in between Xonar and HK
-put HK back in 6 channel DIRECT input mode
-use miniDSP for all EQ/bass management/XO