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FYI, when you restored it to factory defaults, it sets outputs 1 and 3 for subs and outputs 2 and 4 for mids/highs. Make sure you are using output 1 or 3 unless you reconfigured 2 and 4.
Hey thanks, but yeah I am only using output 1
 

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Hey thanks, but yeah I am only using output 1
Just play stuff through it. Connect the software via PC. Voila - you'll see what's making noise and what isn't. Super easy!
 
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Just play stuff through it. Connect the software via PC. Voila - you'll see what's making noise and what isn't. Super easy!
Thanks!

But what? Lol

I am playing through it - the Mini is connected to my laptop via USB cable, the UMIK is connected via another USB, and HDMI from my AVR to my laptop. But it's still not working for some reason...hmm

I'll be working on this for the next few hours, so if anyone has any suggestions of different things to try - I'm all ears! Really want the endpoint to be running duals, but can't even do that if I can't get the mini working with 1 sub lol.
 

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Thanks!

But what? Lol

I am playing through it - the Mini is connected to my laptop via USB cable, the UMIK is connected via another USB, and HDMI from my AVR to my laptop. But it's still not working for some reason...hmm

I'll be working on this for the next few hours, so if anyone has any suggestions of different things to try - I'm all ears! Really want the endpoint to be running duals, but can't even do that if I can't get the mini working with 1 sub lol.
The MiniDSP should be connected directly to your AVR using an RCA cable connection. I have never heard of connecting it the way you describe. The USB connection between the laptop and the MiniDSP is to use the plug-in to configure the device. Audio does not pass through the USB connection. Where did you see instructions for connecting things this way?
 

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The MiniDSP should be connected directly to your AVR using an RCA cable connection. I have never heard of connecting it the way you describe. The USB connection between the laptop and the MiniDSP is to use the plug-in to configure the device. Audio does not pass through the USB connection. Where did you see instructions for connecting things this way?
The MiniDSP can also act as a DAC.

Just run the software to configure the MiniDSP and look at the levels.
 

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The MiniDSP can also act as a DAC.

Just run the software to configure the MiniDSP and look at the levels.
Which model MiniDSP are we talking about? I have a 2x4, and am unaware that it can work as a DAC.
 
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The MiniDSP should be connected directly to your AVR using an RCA cable connection. I have never heard of connecting it the way you describe. The USB connection between the laptop and the MiniDSP is to use the plug-in to configure the device. Audio does not pass through the USB connection. Where did you see instructions for connecting things this way?
Hey thanks Austin for your reply :)

"The Mini DSP should be connected directly to your AVR using an RCA cable connection"
^ This is the exact method in which I have my Mini DSP connected. My bad, I must have misrepresented my setup or mispoke earlier to make you think otherwise.

I have the RCA Cable coming from the AVR, going into the Mini's IN1 port. And in the OUT1 I have another RCA going to the LFE in the sub.

"The USB connection between the laptop and the MiniDSP is to use the plug in to configure the device"
^ If this is a new sub, don't I have to configure the device?

The MiniDSP can also act as a DAC.

Just run the software to configure the MiniDSP and look at the levels.
Thanks Facka, but when I run the Mini DSP software, I do not see any input/indication or raising up of the levels, indicating that the sub is indeed working - when I have the USB cable plugged in between my Laptop and Mini.
 

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Hey thanks Austin for your reply :)

"The Mini DSP should be connected directly to your AVR using an RCA cable connection"
^ This is the exact method in which I have my Mini DSP connected. My bad, I must have misrepresented my setup or mispoke earlier to make you think otherwise.

I have the RCA Cable coming from the AVR, going into the Mini's IN1 port. And in the OUT1 I have another RCA going to the LFE in the sub.

"The USB connection between the laptop and the MiniDSP is to use the plug in to configure the device"
^ If this is a new sub, don't I have to configure the device?
You did not clarify—what model MiniDSP do you have? And yes, if you are connected using the RCA cables, then you should definitely be getting sound from the sub. I assume the input and output settings are both zero?
 

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Hey my apologies, mini dsp 2x4 hd is what I have.

And yes, both input and output settings are both zero.
 

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Hey my apologies, mini dsp 2x4 hd is what I have.

And yes, both input and output settings are both zero.
I don’t see anything wrong there. You should be getting sound on the output.
 

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I don’t see anything wrong there. You should be getting sound on the output.
I know, right!? Perhaps the Mini DSP itself or Input 1 is defective?

If I put the RCA that comes from the AVR into IN2, which Output would I use?

Also when I right-click on the audio settings in the system tray, should I be selected on the Denon or Mini DSP? I thought it was the Denon, but I am not getting sound from the sub from either.
 

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I know, right!? Perhaps the Mini DSP itself or Input 1 is defective?

If I put the RCA that comes from the AVR into IN2, which Output would I use?

Also when I right-click on the audio settings in the system tray, should I be selected on the Denon or Mini DSP? I thought it was the Denon, but I am not getting sound from the sub from either.
The way you have the routing set up, using input2 will route to either output 3 or 4.

I don’t understand what the laptop is used for, other than configuring the 2x4. Why is there an HDMI connection to the laptop? The Denon should be outputting sound to your speakers independent of the laptop. For example, on the Denon, go into Setup/Speakers/Manual Setup and output the speaker level-setting test tones. Raise the master volume to zero. The main speakers should be outputting a 75dB Pink noise test signal. Cycle through each speaker until you get to the sub. The sub should be outputting the same test tone through the 2x4. Still no sound?
 

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The way you have the routing set up, using input2 will route to either output 3 or 4.

I don’t understand what the laptop is used for, other than configuring the 2x4. Why is there an HDMI connection to the laptop? The Denon should be outputting sound to your speakers independent of the laptop. For example, on the Denon, go into Setup/Speakers/Manual Setup and output the speaker level-setting test tones. Raise the master volume to zero. The main speakers should be outputting a 75dB Pink noise test signal. Cycle through each speaker until you get to the sub. The sub should be outputting the same test tone through the 2x4. Still no sound?
Hey, thanks for the tip on the inputs and outputs.

And the reason I had the laptop hooked up is because I was going to run REW and do the EQ for measurement tool, and upload that file to the minidsp.

For clarification's sake, when the mini is out of the chain, both subs work great.

Will report back after trying the different outputs, etc.
 

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Hey, thanks for the tip on the inputs and outputs.

And the reason I had the laptop hooked up is because I was going to run REW and do the EQ for measurement tool, and upload that file to the minidsp.

For clarification's sake, when the mini is out of the chain, both subs work great.

Will report back after trying the different outputs, etc.
Makes sense that the HDMI will be used for REW, thanks for clarifying. It might be time to think that the 2x4 may be defective. Has it ever worked?
 

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Hey my apologies, mini dsp 2x4 hd is what I have.

And yes, both input and output settings are both zero.
Your input in your screenshot is "USB". I'm suspecting the MiniDSP is showing up as a sound card. Just to be sure, go into the sound card control panel and disable the MiniDSP (right click, disable)
 

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Hey, thanks for the tip on the inputs and outputs.

And the reason I had the laptop hooked up is because I was going to run REW and do the EQ for measurement tool, and upload that file to the minidsp.

For clarification's sake, when the mini is out of the chain, both subs work great.

Will report back after trying the different outputs, etc.
Makes sense that the HDMI will be used for REW, thanks for clarifying. It might be time to think that the 2x4 may be defective. Has it ever worked?
Hey my apologies, mini dsp 2x4 hd is what I have.

And yes, both input and output settings are both zero.
Your input in your screenshot is "USB". I'm suspecting the MiniDSP is showing up as a sound card. Just to be sure, go into the sound card control panel and disable the MiniDSP (right click, disable)
Hey thanks and yes it has worked before just a few days ago. I will definitely disable the mini as a sound card though as that sounds like it may be it...

Also, from the drop down box should it be selected as analog or usb?
 

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If you're connecting audio via RCA, select that.
 

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Thanks, but "that" is...usb?
I am not familiar with the plug-in for the 2x4HD, but looking at the top of the input screen that you posted earlier, I see a box with “USB” shown. That seems to imply that the expected input is the USB cable, and that would be wrong. Is that box a drop-down, and can you select “Analog” as the input? Or is there someplace else that you would specify analog as the input, and not USB?
 

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The Mini DSP was indeed registering as a sound device, and once I disabled it - it popped on automagically and we're in business :)

Thanks again fellas, really appreciate all of the help!

I will now set off again on my quest to use the REW EQ tool to "match the target response" and upload these filters to the mini.

For Sub 2, I shall plug in the RCA from the AVR (sub out 2) into IN2, and the other RCA from OUT2 into Sub2's LFE, is that correct?

Also, I have not time aligned or level matched these subs, but will that be taken care of once I run Audyssey?
 
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