This application note will study how miniDSP products can be combined to build a processed two way stereo configuration. If you are new to the concept of multiway DSP processed loudspeakers, please have a read at our Digital Crossovers section first.
With the basic miniDSP platform having 2 x inputs, 4 x outputs, it is the perfect fit for a stereo two-way configuration. The miniDSP comes in a balanced or un-balanced configuration, so please make sure to read this FAQ to figure out which miniDSP is right for you.
If your configuration requires the option to input a digital input (SPDIF/TOSLINK), your system will require a miniDIGI. The miniDIGI is an SPDIF/TOSLINK input/output interface with embedded Asynchronous Sample Rate Converter (ASRC). The ASRC is a very important element since it allows connectivity to any digital audio source.
For those of you looking for an all digital solution, from source to processing and finally amplification, the miniDSP + miniDIGI + miniAMP solution is your best solution. Perfect for the small bookshelf speaker or for those of you looking for a standalone solution, this kit summarizes the whole flexibility/scalability of the miniDSP concept in a simple stack!
For those of you looking for an all digital solution and reuse your existing DAC, the nanoDIGI 2x8 will fit perfectly your needs!
- Can I use both Digital and Analog outputs together in a stacked miniDIGI/miniDSP configuration? Yes, see our miniDSP plug-in datasheet for more information on how outputs are doubled up to both analog AND digital out.- Can I link multiple miniDSP + miniDIGI together? Yes, using the miniDIGI un-processed output, one can easily link multiple miniDIGI + miniDSP stack. See manuals for more information.
- Can I connect an external DC supply AND USB together? Yes, they are both surge protected.
- How can I toggle from Analog to Digital input in a miniDSP + miniDIGi configuration? Source selection is available both in software AND hardware using a toggle switch. See our miniDIGI user manual for more information.