before I pull the trigger, could really use some advice. Have read the whole 50 pages of this, but still...
My music system is Node to Topping e50 to Emotiva a300, powering modified Klipsch rp600m (biwired, yay!) and having 2 BK subs connected to it with high level ( stereo subs, like REL). Speakers are shared between this and avr through Beresford amp switch, subs lfe from avr, high level from emotiva.
Although my room is well treated (waterfall graph is pretty good as I understand it, only that nasty peak close to 400 ms and 30 hz and below more than that) , still having some modes, mains have a big dip from 55 to 80, like 20 db down, while their 50-55 are 15ish db up. Audyssey works really well down low, so I'd like to achieve similar or better results, but without avr in the chain (hence music only system).
Tried placement, phase, xover etc, so finally grew tired of it and would go for something like flex.
Really digging the xover and time alignment part Flex analogue offers, as the dac looks good and I think I don't lose audible quality vs my Topping. Feel free to chime in.
Is this the right way to do this:
Subs have two rca in - at the moment avr using both inputs with 1 to 2 rca cables. High level cable from emotiva to sub, which would become obsolete with Mini dsp.
Can I use my subs' rca inputs like this:
-one cable from avr to only one input on sub?
-one cable from flex to the second input on sub?
-try not to have both avr and Flex playing at the same time
-Subs don't care one input is dead?
-phase to 0, gain as for avr, xover max?
So, Node to Flex over coax, then pair my left channel with one output (number 1?) to amp's left input and one to the left sub (number 3?) ? Sub becomes extension to mains, not like mono lfe to both subs? Same for right channel. Set crossovers and then get into the rabbit hole of tweaking?
Oh, I'd use Dirac live, seems simpler.
Also - I'm from Croatia, EU, Audiophonics asks for 700 euros without dirac, can someone confirm how much would it cost me / or no customs applied, if I order it straight from USA? Flex + dirac is 694 dollars on their website, convert to euros + shipping, and then VAT 25%, + customs...or what is the formula? I saw one member from Greece here, ...
I'm at work now, so probably left some things out, so I'll have to ask later, sorry :/.
And thanks for all input, in advance,
Edit: how would flex digital work in my case, considering the subs? Additional dac, and then how do I control volume? Let's say I get some cheaper topping. One topping rc to rule them all?