Originally Posted by Mark Seaton
There are many options which would work very well, but there are some very nice and very flexible options I like from BSS's London line as well as some from Biamp. I suspect in this case we will be able to use some of the flexible I/O options where some have separate input output chassis or modular options for numbers of channels. Part of the trick is that we will possibly need more than 8 channels of input unless 2 pairs of the surrounds are copied and delayed rather than separately derived in one of the many pre-pro's which allow that. We might be able to find a 12 ch input option with 16-32 ch output.
While these premium options are less economical when handling 2-8 channels, they become much more cost effective when you start really adding to the channel count. While some might be OK with individually hooking up a very long string of MiniDSP's there is also a lot to be said for an integrated control platform, drag & drop configuration with block routing & mixing makes life SO much easier with this many channels!
Agreed, I knew going in, after our first convo at Andrew's, that the best way was something like the London, etc. I'd rather spend a couple extra bucks to have the best implementation. You are my Yoda here
Originally Posted by HFGuy
What SSP do you plan to use Chop ?
Planning on the Marantz 8801 right now. I have the Denon 4520 in the living room now and it's great. From what I'm told the 8801 only improves upon that so it seems like a solid choice. I was looking at the ADA options and the trinnov, but the price gets crazy and the reality is that I can't go $20k processing, $30k amps/dsp, $20k spkrs, $30k pj.....it's just not gonna happen. I feel like the 8801 will offer a lot of performance for only a little money in comparison. The pj, comparatively, has to be at that level to accommidate the screen size, the amps/dsp need to be up there to make optimum use of the speaker build...something had to give.
Originally Posted by tuxedocivic
I agree a daisy chain of 2x4 minidsps would be pretty sad
What about some of the larger minidsp options? I haven't looked closely but there's some 10x10 and others I believe. Possibly would only need two.
I have seen them, but haven't used any of the larger ones. Again, I will defer to Mark ultimately and use what he can show me how to integrate easiest and with the best result.
I don't have any construction photos yet, as Mark will be dicating to me the parameters of the enclosures after he does testing with the "prototype" enclosures.