New DSP product

Freddy G

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Hi,
Has anyone seen this?
http://www.minidsp.com/
It's a newish company making DSP products for DIYers mostly. I've been thinking about using their products for digital crossover duties and driver time alignment etc. for my 2way monitors plus subwoofer.
Anyone have any experience with these products?
 

wtmnmf

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Interesting stuff, but I can't think of any use for it at the moment.  I prefer something that starts with the off the shelf models that they have, and then allows you to grow in complexity/elegance/usefulness as you gain experience. It seems like a dead end system. If they landed in my lap for free I'd play with 'em though :)

Something like Altium's Nanoboard 3000 for just a little more money ($395 ish) is a little more complex to get going with, but only a little.  It offers much more for your money and has no barriers to further development. All of the demonstration models are royalty free as well. For your money you get USB,ethernet,compact flash,digital audio i/o,analog audio i/o,VGA,analog video,TFT touchscreen,speakers,powerful FPGA, digital i/o expansion, etc.,etc. Schematics, code, etc. are all there for you to use as you wish.

On the cheap side of things, I am a fan of the Arduino stuff.  If the MiniDSP stuff would have an elegant interface to the Arduino platform, that would be cool!

$.02, and thanks for the link :)
 

Michael Tibes

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In case you don't know about it: http://www.hypex.nl/ has something alike integrated with amplifiers for reasonably money and no extra charge for 'plugins'. What puzzzles me about minidsp at first glance is that they advertise a class D amp as 'digital amp'.

Michael
 

JohnRoberts

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Michael Tibes said:
In case you don't know about it: http://www.hypex.nl/ has something alike integrated with amplifiers for reasonably money and no extra charge for 'plugins'. What puzzzles me about minidsp at first glance is that they advertise a class D amp as 'digital amp'.

Michael

Bruno surely knows the difference and that is actually a pretty nice implementation of class D.

JR
 

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Just finished a project using the MiniDSP 2x4 card.  Worked out pretty well - card is well behaved with basically no power-on/off thump, and doesn't seem to care too much about power supply.  The plugin I bought is just the "2x4 advanced", so I could get parametric filters.  No dynamics, though - there's apparently a more complex plugin that may work and that has limiters.  But I don't think I really need them at this point, the amp is pretty well matched to its speaker and it's very obvious when it starts clipping.
 
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