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EMOTIVA XMC2 & MiniDSP SHD 1 year 11 months ago #55751

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Hello there,
my speakers are some old JBL XPL200 which are giving their best with the unfindable DX1 crossover. In the meantime, i was using a Behringher DCX2496 mimicing what the DX1 was doing for biamping these beauties
knowing the fact that the DCX2496 is limited (by its name) to 24bits/96Hz leading to limiting all outputs which ever they are. I was wondering in replacing it by a MiniDSP SHD streamer in order to not limit the sound quality.

So i'm looking at one additional gear such as the MiniDSP SHD. But the thing is that there would be 2 Dirac live processor processing the sound, (My EMOTIVA XMC2 & MiniDSP SHD)
do you think this would be acceptable/feasible/compatible? 

Also, when i will be playing music it would go directly from MiniDSP SHD to the amp and the speakers thus i would use the volume control of the SHD, but when i'll be watching movies or playing video games, I would use only the volume of the EMOTIVA in order to control all the speakers at the same level. Is the SHD able to bypass the volume control with some sources and not with some others?

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EMOTIVA XMC2 & MiniDSP SHD 1 year 11 months ago #55752

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If the volume control is 24bit then you should be able to go down to -48db without losing any quality from a 16bit recording. 

SHD doesn’t allow you to bypass the volume. You’d have to change it up to 0db but then remember to turn it down after your film!

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