Originally Posted by monomer
True, it is a whole lot of money if you don't really need it but for some solutions it is really going to be by far the cheapest option available. Do I absolutely NEED this device? No, but then again how much of what we already own do we REALLY need?
I need everything I have but I have to get rid of some of my stuff.......so I can get more stuff that I need. I "n-e-e-d" more stuff.
Thanks for the pricing update. I'm good and so is the other half.
Will it definitely improve my in-room bass response and integration of my subs? I'm hoping that's the case but as in most things in life, there really is no guarantee... you learn as much as you can about how stuff is suppose to work and then at some point just take the leap... if it doesn't all work out like you planned, you 'jigger' with it until you either do make it work or you just accept your lumps and move on hopefully with a lesson learned to show for it.
My view? It's a hobby and a hobby is entertainment; enjoyment. My choices are, go out catting around but that's not good for my mental health as there would go our marriage. I can go to the bars drinking, get insulted and have a bunch of good time buddies spending all our retirement money each month in the process and ruin my liver. Or I can come here, get insulted for free and by comparison, on the cheap, stimulate the mind with these sonic challenges. So to recap, I maintain the sanctity of our marriage, the continued good health of my liver, get insulted for free and save money while stimulating my mind with quality entertainment. That sounds like a good way to spend a hundred and fifty-five bucks to me.
I think its going to be quite easy to set-up really... have you watched any of the YouTube vids on it?
Thanks for the excellent suggestion. Regarding the MiniDSP, I've searched the web for general information but nothing item specific like your YouTube recommendation would have to offer.
It appears to be far simpler and quicker than dealing with separate components like two active high-pass filters and two active low-pass filters, four separate phase/delay and gain controls, and four parametric EQs... imagine all separate components selected and wired up. The miniDSP has got to be a cheaper and more elegant solution for my situation. Plus I get to use REW to calculate the EQ settings for me. Heck, if nothing else, it will keep me busy... I could be doing a lot of worse things with my time and money (and that's something my wife understands).
Personally, REW has shown Audyssey and Anti-Mode to be less than advertised; disappointing. Spotty at best. So I've read on AVS about the MiniDSP and it sounds like it has individual computing power, giving it much more flexibility when coupled with a computer, user and REW. Time will tell and hope springs eternal. In the end, I see it as entertainment so like a kid with a new video game, if I get two to four weeks of entertainment out of the deal, I consider the purchase a success.