Originally Posted by Martycool007
With regards to the JRiver that you mentioned, I don't believe that you can get Bluray quality sound out of this JRiver component. If you could, then I would be all over it.
Any reason why you would think this? It is straight lossless LPCM to the external DAC through USB.
JRiver is just software. How you use it in conjunction with hardware is up to the individual.
The key being that JRiver has parametric EQ and 64 bit native convolution engine, or you can use plugins like Audiolense for FIR filter room correction.
This is something impossible with passive crossovers.
Trust me, I'd consider myself a perfectionist when it comes to these things. If JRiver wasn't capable of the highest quality sound, I wouldn't even bother mentioning it.
The DAC that you use will determine the SQ of your system. Before that, everything is pure digital so nothing, absolutely nothing, is lost.
And, like I said, if someone is going to spend a few hundred or thousand dollars on crossover components, I'd personally recommend investing in a high quality DAC instead, like the Mytek 8X192.
You could even build DIY DAC, ie. Twisted Pear Audio Buffalo III.
For active crossover duty, you'd need more channels so something like the Orion 32 channel DAC could work, but the THD being only -98dB is a little troubling for me, again only because I'm a perfectionist.
I would prefer something in the -110dB range, which I have yet to find.
Sorry bassaddict for being offtopic.Edited by yelnatsch517 - 5/25/13 at 11:15am