Originally Posted by veger69
Does anyone have experience running a MiniDSP 2x4HD with an Anthem AVM60? I’m worried about the voltage from the AVM60 overdriving the MiniDSP.
Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
I think Anthem's ARC is an extremely good calibration sw. I have an Anthem MRX 710 with ARC2. I am using miniDSP 2x4 HD with Anthem. I don't use mini for EQ purposes though. My two subs are diagonally placed in the opposite corners in the room, so, use mini to set the correct time delay between the two at the MLP. ARC takes care of the rest and the whole system sounds amazing with bone jarring bass. Btw, my room acoustics suck.
The problem with your subs is placement and you simply cannot overcome it with EQ. Your subs are not serving any good purpose to the overall combined response at the MLP coz they are pretty much exciting the same room modes. I would reckon to disperse them i.e. one up front and one behind your listening position. Then add delay (in the miniDSP) to the one closest to you to time align it with the farthest one and then run ARC on top of it.
Moreover, your EQ'd response looks amazing on paper but I bet it will not sound even half as good. That 10dB EQ boost in 43Hz-62Hz pass band will wring the living daylights out of even an Orbit Shifter LFU. Use EQ to cut peaks; for dips, change the sub(s) location. For every 3dB boost, you need double the amp power. For 10dB you are asking your sub amp to deliver 10 times the power.
Like I said before, correct your sub response by spreading them across the room, preferably, along different walls. That way you will be able to excite multiple room modes and then you can bring the peaks down with EQ.
Also, sound is all about input. Garbage in; garbage out. EQ can only do so much.