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TOPIC: 2x4 HD vs 2x4 Balanced? Powered Monitors

2x4 HD vs 2x4 Balanced? Powered Monitors 1 week 2 days ago #45267

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I need a DAC to sit between a TV (optical) and JBL 305 Powered Monitors. Two of my top options are MiniDSP 2x4 HD, or MiniDSP 2x4 Balanced.

The speakers accept balanced XLR or balanced 1/4" TRS.

What allows the Balanced MiniDSP to be cheaper than the HD?

On the HD, I can put these 2 speakers, then I could put 1 or 2 subwoofers and apply custom low pass filter(s) for them? Can I do that on the Balanced?

Would the Balanced be more suitable?

Are there any options with Bluetooth?

Thanks
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2x4 HD vs 2x4 Balanced? Powered Monitors 1 week 2 days ago #45268

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Hi, the Balanced 2x4 doesn't have optical input, so that probably makes the decision for you.
I am not miniDSP support.

"You must ask the right questions." - Dr. Alfred Lanning's hologram.
-> Have you read the User Manual??
-> Have you drawn and posted a diagram?
-> Have you posted a screenshot?
-> Have you posted your config file?
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2x4 HD vs 2x4 Balanced? Powered Monitors 1 week 2 days ago #45288

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Thanks, that simplifies it. :)

Can I use the 2x4 HD somehow? The LSR305’s accept Balanced XLR or TRS inputs.

The SMSL SU-8 looks ideal as it’s balanced, but out of stock everywhere?

Topping MX3 or DX3 Pro, but they are Unbalanced - - would need something akin to JBL Nano Patch volume control but without the volume control.
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2x4 HD vs 2x4 Balanced? Powered Monitors 1 week 1 day ago #45294

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I am not miniDSP support.

"You must ask the right questions." - Dr. Alfred Lanning's hologram.
-> Have you read the User Manual??
-> Have you drawn and posted a diagram?
-> Have you posted a screenshot?
-> Have you posted your config file?
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2x4 HD vs 2x4 Balanced? Powered Monitors 5 days 21 hours ago #45340

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I went with RCA>>TS adaptors. Thank you. Will see if it works in few days' time.
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