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  1. miniDSP 2x4 balanced vs. HD?

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    First post here, excuse me if I missed something obvious. I’ve been doing some research lately and there’s lots of outdated and conflicting material out there which makes it confusing for DSP newbies like me, I just want to get the purchase over with today! ?So i can concentrate on the model...
  2. Seeking MiniDSP 2X4 balanced expert for 2 sub setting

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    Good morning I just finished building a second Micro Marty with the Dayton RSS390HO driver. The first one uses TC Sound LMR-15 I also bought a used EP2500 to drive the second Marty. BEcause i need to rearrange my HT configuration i stacked the Micro Marty on top of the first one. After...
  3. Rca cables to minidsp 2x4 balanced

    Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    Anybody used unbalanced cables to balanced minidsp 2x4. The manual states I cut one end off and screw the wires into the Phoenix connector. Seems easy enough. I need the 2v output for my crown xls2000. Anybody got any experiences with these connections? Good and or bad?
  4. MiniDSP Balanced 2x4 with (3) subs

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    Hello, I have a MiniDSP Balanced 2x4 with 2way Advanced Plug-In. I've been delaying hooking it up but now the time is getting close. I have (3) subs, Denon x4000 AVR with dual sub outputs. I'm looking for advise on hook-up. I believe the MiniDSP input 1 feeds outputs 1 & 3, and Input 2 feeds...
  5. Behringer ADA8000 to convert Marantz 7007 RCA unbalanced to XLR Balanced for QSC RMX 850.

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I am looking to amp my home theater with QSC PA style amps, the issue I am facing is converting the RCA amp pre out on my Marantz 7007 to a signal that is usable for the QSC amps. Looking to convert it to balanced XLR with the cleanest sound possible without any additional distortion. I have...
  6. Separates - balanced pre/pros for <$3k?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I'm still hanging on with my trusty B&K Reference 50 (v1). After tuning the notch filter and parametric EQ with REW, this thing really sings. That's why I've just not been that motivated to upgrade - I have my doubts that I'll achieve an improvement in sonics. However, one of these days it...
  7. Which brand/type cables to get for 2 core shielded balanced line cables?

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Folks, Cables are where the most mis-information is floating around...I'm really not sure which ones to go for... I'd like to get some help from forum members on which cables offer the best price/performance. My processer is a Motu Ultralite Mk3 (Hybrid) used as a USB DAC outputs are...
  8. cheapest way to hook up a balanced mic to use REW

    REW Forum
    Hi Everyone What is the low cost way to hook up a Balanced Condenser Calibration Mic to use REW? It requires phantom power. Thanks Terry
  9. I think I want a Balanced MiniDSP - please verify

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    I currently have four SI 18 D4 drivers and a CV-5000 amp. I plan to put each driver in its own 16 ft^3 enclosure tuned to 16hz. From playing with WinISD it looks like I'll need a HPF at around 14-15hz. I originally planned to purchase an unbalanced MiniDSP and use it with a Samson S-Convert...
  10. Help with processor choice, budget US$1-2k, balanced XLR output

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Folks, After spending considerable time researching sound-cards with balanced outputs to use on my HTPC - I've now realized it'd be easier to setup and more WAF friendly to get a processor instead. My mains (L/C/R) are Neumann KH310 (Active 3 way, balanced XLR inputs)... not yet decided on the...
  11. Mini dsp balanced problem, low end falling of!

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    Mini dsp is connected, strange behaviour! High and lowpass xover is bypassed on mini dsp, using x over on avr. With mini dsp connected to the system everything below 25hz falls of! Blue: no mini dsp Red: with mini dsp Note: no peq is in use! Read more...
  12. DIY Balanced AC Power

    DIY Audio
    I could not help but notice a lack of discussion about power conditioning projects on HTS. Over the years I have tried various audiophile power conditioning devices with varying degrees of success, until coming across balanced AC power. Since 2004, when I tried my first DIY balanced AC power...
  13. Unbalanced output to balanced input

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I have a receiver (denon 2309) that has an RCA subwoofer output. I send that signal to a behringer ep1500 via an rca to xlr cable purchased from monoprice (the signal is always converted to unbalanced I believe). My question is should I use an unbalanced to balanced converter box? In short...
  14. 2x4 Balanced MiniDSP 12v: input voltage too high

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    I just had a chance to test out the power supply I bought for my new Balanced MiniDSP 2x4. The charger is supposed to be a 12v DC converter but it is outputting 16.6v according to my volt meter. Will this be ok to hook up the the MiniDSP or shall i go and try to source another converter? Here...
  15. Balanced vs Unbalanced

    AV Home Theater
    Unless I'm mistaken, unbalanced speaker connections are simply bare wire or connected to spades, etc.. I've seen the inputs on amps for unbalanced. What are the benefits of one over the other? Or is it just another adapter, like a spade, that attaches to bare wire? Thanks in advance!
  16. Mic pre-amp with balanced inputs and outputs

    REW Forum
    Hi, New to this forum and REW in particular, so first question is about gear.. Goal - tuning full-range 3-way speakers for crossover points and EQ. Speakers should be able to reproduce 30-20,000 Hz. Crossover and EQ device is FDS-366T Lets say I'll use EMM-6 mic. What pre-amp would you...
  17. Should use balanced cables with BFD?

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    Anyone using unbalanced cables? Im getting quite a bit of excess noise (sounds like computer sounds...digital noises like when I move my mouse or click something) and was HOPING its just the unbalanced cables. THANKS!!
  18. Balanced Power? Online UPS? Dedicated AC?

    Pro Audio
    I have my home studio in a 50-year-old apartment which has only 2 prong outlets that really drives me nuts ... and it hums or buzzes like crazy too.. I already have an isolation transformer but it does little for me... recordings still sound flat with floppy low end and weak attack, really...
  19. Unbalanced vs xlr balanced cables

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    I have 2 SVS PB13 Ultras and I have connected them with rca cables to wall jacks. The running length of the rca cables are 30 ft and 20 ft. I am considering switching to XLR cables as I read that I maybe losing signal strength because of the long cable distance. If I run dual XLR cables the...
  20. Mogami balanced XLR cables for subwoofer cables??

    System Setup and Connection
    Mogami makes great balanced interconnects -- does anyone know if Mogami balanced cables are used for subwoofer cables (they make perhaps the best microphone cables) and I have moved to subs that use and daisy chain via XLR cables and am trying to decide on Mogami or Blue jeans -- all are the...
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