Originally Posted by m. zillch
If one or more of your subs has a variable phase control you could do that part manually. [and of course level too]
I'm in agreement with Chris Kyriakakis that independent EQ of two subs isn't actually all that important. What really matters is their singular, summed EQ measured at the ear.
I have the older Seaton SubM's, so level-only (via gain control). I don't believe there is phase/delay on the older models.
As for independent EQ, I'd agree. The only thing I need a non-y'd output for is to set different distances (which I suppose ultimately equals delay / phase (though I believe a normal phase control is often non-linear across frequencies while digital delay is)).
That said, the flexibility that could be offered by an external sub-DSP may be nice.
Originally Posted by John Schuermann
It is a Y out. I'm running four subs out of my AVM60. With Anthem, you use the quick measure to set the levels of each sub independently (so they match) and adjust polarity, etc, to get them to all play nice together. Mine are *almost* equidistant so not really a problem - fronts are equidistant from listening position, rears about a foot closer. Anthem suggest setting the distance to match the closest sub.
Might be worth a call to their tech support - you actually get a real human being on the phone who knows what you are talking about (and if they don't know the answer, they don't have a problem getting the next person up the chain that does).
Well, polarity will just give me 180 deg phase, so that may be better (or worse) to itegrate the subs, but unlikely ideal.
Ultimately, there's just too much a difference in the distance between my nearfield sub and the one on the front wall. While I could move my nearfield sub to that wall (opposite corner) now that the equipment stand is out of there, I'd have to replace it with an end-table, as it's been collecting all the crap the we throw on it (laptop, tablet, various books, remotes, lol)
. Right now it's pretty much kitty-corner in the room next to my couch.
Really, I need a dedicated room, lol. But, even there, I'd probably have a few sub-groups to phase-correct. So, anyone have a recommendation on a good outboard processor for that which won't break the bank (preferably not miniDSP since I've heard a lot of folks complain about their S/N ratio).