Originally Posted by Cotton1
I am very confused on how I am going to be cabling all this stuff. Particularly how I am going to integrate the MiniDSP and the amps.
Lets just say I buy 2 of the Behringer NX3000 in the below example and a MiniDSP 2x4 HD
My Denon Receiver has 2 PRE OUT RCA ports for the subwoofers. I connect those to the 2 RCA Input ports on the MiniDSP 2x4 HD. Then I connect 2 of the RCA Output ports on the MiniDSP into the 2 XLR Inputs on the Behringer NX3000. Then I connect the other 2 RCA Output ports on the MiniDSP into the 2 XLR Inputs on another Behringer NX3000. Then I connect the XLR Outputs on each Behringer NX3000 to each of my subs. The problem I run into is I was planning on having 5 subs. How do I get the 5th sub to connect through the MiniDSP? Should I be getting a different MiniDSP that has more outputs?
One output from your AVR goes to the miniDSP. You then have four separate outputs from the miniDSP to do whatever; you only need one input to the amp for two speakers. The other output from your AVR is just a clone of the first, and it can go to another miniDSP, another amp, whatever. You'll need rca to xlr adapters (or cables, depending on what you already have). Since you're building your subs, you can put xlr sockets on them to make things easier.
I use the eq on the amp to get the speakers set up, then use the miniDSP for BEQ as needed (https://www.avsforum.com/forum/113-s...ed-movies.html
Each sub needs an amp channel, so with 5 subs you'll need 3 amps (so you'll have one channel left for a BOSS
). Each channel of the miniDSP has "only" six (five?) filters, so you may want two channels of filters for each output. I recall some problem with the bigger miniDSPs, so you may be better off with 2 2x4s.
So I see one AVR with two sub-outs, each to one 2x4 miniDSP, one to two amps (each amp to two subs) and the other to one (and one sub).
I don't want to imagine what the wiring is going to involve.
This is why people go with separates and rack systems.
Contact Erich about the Volts. He's very helpful and honest about his products.
I haven't been to your build thread yet and it's too late tonight; I'm sure you're getting lots of useful information there.
Let me know how you convinced your wife to sleep in a room without a bed (but with LOTS of speakers).