Home Theater Multi-Subwoofer Setup - New Blog Post from Deer Creek Audio

Deer Creek Audio

Deer Creek Audio

Audiophyte
Deer Creek Audio has published a new blog post covering Home Theater Multi-Subwoofer Setup for miniDSP, REW and Dirac Live.

Our latest blog walks you through the setup of a home theater multi-subwoofer configuration using the miniDSP 2x4 HD, DDRC-24 or Flex. This process will help optimize the performance of your subwoofer system and their integration into your home theater system.

Follow the link below to check it out:

Deer Creek Audio Blog
 
ryanosaur

ryanosaur

Audioholic Warlord
Cool. And welcome.

You only need to post once, please. No need to duplicate posts. :)

 
Deer Creek Audio

Deer Creek Audio

Audiophyte
Cool. And welcome.

You only need to post once, please. No need to duplicate posts. :)

These are 2 different topics, this one is for home theater multi subwoofer setups, and the one you are referencing is for stereo 2.1 & 2.2 systems.
 
ryanosaur

ryanosaur

Audioholic Warlord
These are 2 different topics, this one is for home theater multi subwoofer setups, and the one you are referencing is for stereo 2.1 & 2.2 systems.
The link I clicked on in the other post took me to your blog landing page so I saw both topics.
 
lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Audioholic Jedi
What is the particular difference between sub integration for 2 ch vs multich?
 
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shadyJ

Speaker of the House
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Interesting products, especially the stuff incorporating Dirac. One thing I would love to see is a semi-affordable processor that has Dirac with its Bass Control addon.
 
Deer Creek Audio

Deer Creek Audio

Audiophyte
Interesting products, especially the stuff incorporating Dirac. One thing I would love to see is a semi-affordable processor that has Dirac with its Bass Control addon.
The standard version of Dirac Live running on the miniDSP DDRC-24 provides all the functionality needed for both stereo 2.1, 2.2 and home theater subwoofer systems running up to four subwoofers. This is the most economical option.
 
Deer Creek Audio

Deer Creek Audio

Audiophyte
What about audiophile multich? Why is mere 2ch different? You doing "stereo" subs or?
Q: What about audiophile multich?

A: While multi-channel home theater systems can definitely be very high fidelity, we generally view stereo systems as being a purer approach to music listening without the processing associated with an AVP. Having said that, we do leave in a hybrid approach combining a high performance home theater system and an audiophile-grade 2.1 or 2.2 system. Here's a block diagram example:



This is the best of both worlds. You have a true audiophile-grade stereo system and then, when it's time for movies, your AVP provides all the surround sound decoding and surround center speaker amplification. In movie mode, the entire system is calibrated by your AVP using Audyssey, ARC, YPAO, Dirac.

Q: Why is mere 2ch different? You doing "stereo" subs or?

A: If you are building a 2.1 system, your subwoofer will need to be driven monaurally by the miniDSP. If you are building a 2.2 system, you have the choice of a pair of monauralized subwoofers or stereo subwoofers associated with the full-range speakers. A 2.2 monaural setup can be beneficial in cases where aesthetics dictate the location of the subwoofers, or when the full-range speakers have large subwoofers. A 2.2 stereo subwoofer system would be used when the subwoofers are located in close proximity to the full-range speakers.

On the other hand the home theater method takes multiple subwoofers and combines them into a single virtual corrected subwoofer. We calibrate the single virtual room corrected subwoofer independently of the AVR or AVP. After this is complete, your single virtual subwoofer reconnects to the AVR and appears as a single monaural subwoofer. Then you can apply your home AVR correction process to your entire system with its ideal virtual subwoofer attached.
 
lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Audioholic Jedi
So just another perversion of the term audiophile. Got it.
 
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