Originally Posted by petew
What's that component above your preamp and video processor? Looks like a typical PC motherboard, but what's with all the DB25 and XLR connectors?
That's the Trinnov MC audio processor. The DB25 connections are high density balanced audio connectors, like the type used by pro mixing consoles, or audio tools like Pro Tools. It has 8 balanced ins and 12 balanced outs in the configuration I purchased.
You use a "snake" cable that breaks out the DB25 on one end to the XLR connectors on the other.
So, coming from the Classé processor, I have 8 balanced XLR connections (7.1) that go to one DB25 on the Trinnov. Then on the output, I have 8 channels on one snake feeding the 7 main channels (on the Sunfire) plus one of the subwoofers, and three other subwoofer outputs are on the other snake. Although I have a 12th hardware output, I am not using it and I didn't purchase the license for that channel so it is not enabled.