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Calling all Linkwitz LX 521.4 owners in Southern California (CA at large, too)...

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You have to be very careful with software. A friend fried his diy speakers when his young daughter decided to watch youtube and switched speaker output settings in Windows bottom bar, bypassing hqplayer/convolution to direct ouput and hence bypassing all crossover settings....
I agree completely, but it's not the software's fault - and I hope this doesn't come across as harsh, but giving a young child access to a PC controlling x-overs etc is not the best idea. It reminds me of the the days of turntables (what, they are back again! :eek:) - they seemed to magnetically attract young children....I still have a mangled cartridge somewhere as evidence - that taught me a hard lesson. :rolleyes:

But, yes, you do have to be careful with software. I had a 90 day trial of Roon and rejected it partly because I found the clickable area to switch on/off a PEQ filter was too vague. I could see an accident happening. I stayed with JRiver because its rather old fashioned looking check boxes are more precise.

At the end of the day it's horses for courses, I guess. My LX521 system is in a music room separate from the house and it's only me that uses it. The LXMini system in the house uses a MiniDSP2x4 and is setup so that a single switch turns everything on and off. No thumps or pops. Volume, mute and input selection are the only available options. That's the way the rest of the family wanted it, but they still forget to turn it off when they have finished with it. :facepalm:
 

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I agree completely, but it's not the software's fault - and I hope this doesn't come across as harsh, but giving a young child access to a PC controlling x-overs etc is not the best idea. It reminds me of the the days of turntables (what, they are back again! :eek:) - they seemed to magnetically attract young children....I still have a mangled cartridge somewhere as evidence - that taught me a hard lesson. :rolleyes:

But, yes, you do have to be careful with software. I had a 90 day trial of Roon and rejected it partly because I found the clickable area to switch on/off a PEQ filter was too vague. I could see an accident happening. I stayed with JRiver because its rather old fashioned looking check boxes are more precise.

At the end of the day it's horses for courses, I guess. My LX521 system is in a music room separate from the house and it's only me that uses it. The LXMini system in the house uses a MiniDSP2x4 and is setup so that a single switch turns everything on and off. No thumps or pops. Volume, mute and input selection are the only available options. That's the way the rest of the family wanted it, but they still forget to turn it off when they have finished with it. :facepalm:
Not at all harsh, a very reasonable conclusion. You are lucky to have your own solo space. Software going to dac/amp boxes is probably the next step/advance.
 
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Hi TB

"It used to be that one could go to Mr. Linkwitz's home and demo his personal set of speakers, but no more, given obvious reasons."

Indeed, the Linkwitz home is still an opportunity to listen to LX521 (and LXmini/LXsirius). Several "OpenHouses" had been hosted by Mr Linkwitz wife.
As soon as the pandemic permits, these "OpenHouse" events will resume in Corte Madera/CA. Hopefully , late summer ?

Cheers, Frank
 
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I built an lx521.4 with asp.4 crossovers, purifi and mod86 amplifiers. They do need a lot of room but sound amazing.
Highly recommend oplug, Frank or Madisound for getting your system going.
 
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diyaudnut, your setup seems to bring a lot of fun!

I´m as well quite pleased with the new ASP for LX521.4 . It avoids going analog>digital>analog.
Cheers, Frank
Yes frank I have been eyeing your new LM driver and new ASP.... would have picked those if I was aware of them when I built my system last December..
For now my system provides plenty of joy...
 
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I am a SoCal LX521.4 owner. I bought mine from a builder who went the JBM M2 route and sold them to me. I redid the finish and decided to pair them with the Hairball ASP. If Covid lets up, I would be happy to let you listen - I have both Analog and nice Roon setup for listening. I have mine paired with Rhythmik subs, so they do go very deep. Located in West LA.
 

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