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Chasing SINAD

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Kind of like a tube trap.

Yeah, I am afraid Wayne unintentionally revealed the real secret behind his flat FR graphs: the dob is key.

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Yes, the 16" - it's becoming a bit heavy for my old back these days. I take it out now and then while chasing CCD SNR on the imaging rigs.

Nice: Chasing SINAD vs chasing SNR :)

What do your imaging rigs look like (probably a discussion for another forum)? I’ve been into astronomy and astro photography/imaging even longer than into audio ;)
 

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Nice: Chasing SINAD vs chasing SNR :)

What do your imaging rigs look like (probably a discussion for another forum)? I’ve been into astronomy and astro photography/imaging even longer than into audio ;)

Same for me.

Couple of equatorial mounts, couple of apos, one fast newtonian, one rare, semi obsolete, Schmidt-like design flat field 520/2.7 plus assorted stuff. Still own (but not using anymore) an original ST4 guider. My skies are awful now that I moved very close to a city in one of the most light-polluted areas of the world, which means I am basically tinkering these days. :(
 

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Absolutely lovely looking system and setup. My cheeky cat, Julio, would find that TosLink cap and steal it, chew it up, or hide it...

Really love that large display on the Okto.
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He has some specially tuned bass traps/absorbers in the form of strategically placed bongo drums and miniature Hemholtz resonators. :)
What a beautiful setup. I am lost for words. I have a question. Are your subwoofers connected to the AVR or do you use them stereo music as well?
 
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What a beautiful setup. I am lost for words. I have a question. Are your subwoofers connected to the AVR or do you use them stereo music as well?
Thanks for your comment. The subs are used for both HT and music , with the AVR hooked up to the RCA inputs on the subs and the Okto DAC8 Pro feeding the XLR inputs, the AVR handled crossover and room correction when using video sources and the miniDSP SHD Studio does the crossover and room correction for music sources.
 

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Nice setup @waynel how did you connect the miniDSP to the Okto? Did you use XLR, wouldn’t that be analog? Trying to figure out how to incorporate a bass management crossover with hi res streaming into an Okto.
 
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Nice setup @waynel how did you connect the miniDSP to the Okto? Did you use XLR, wouldn’t that be analog? Trying to figure out how to incorporate a bass management crossover with hi res streaming into an Okto.
Thanks for your comment. The miniDSP SHD studio is all digital . I use the two AES digital outs into two of the DAC8 pro AES inputs
 

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Thanks for the info! So one AES output on the SHD studio is for the L&R channel and the other AES out is configured for the subs with the crossover frequency set in the SHD studio?
my current sub doesn’t have XLR so I’d have to use a converter cable.
 
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Thanks for the info! So one AES output on the SHD studio is for the L&R channel and the other AES out is configured for the subs with the crossover frequency set in the SHD studio?
my current sub doesn’t have XLR so I’d have to use a converter cable.
Correct. I use the SHD to mix the sub 80Hz to mono and send that signal to both subs.
 

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waynel,
Congratulations on a well done system from top to bottom.
I keep coming back to this thread and your pics in awe. The selection and arrangement of equipment is outstanding.
Looks very clean cut, articulate and muscular.

This is fidelity porn of the highest order.

Regards,
 

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What a dream system but we all know you are not finished just yet!
First, you gotsa hide those cables
Next, you haf2 stuff pads between the speakers and the walls
Then, you haf2 to somehow cloak that 16:9 abomination in the middle
Upon completion, you will have achieved audio nirvana!
Bon Voyage!
 
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