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I bought a $329 power supply from Channel Island Audio, but in a fit of simplifying sold it (improvements were very subtle in my system). Reportedly the DSPeaker switching power supply is quite good. Note that Benchmark purposely avoids using linear power supplies. Note also that the DSPeaker uses a 2.1 mm power supply connector and many add on power supplies use 2.5 mm connectors, so an adapter may be needed.I bought a super cheap USB B to USB mini B adapter from Monoprice (my go to for cheap/quality, what they call premium, cabling solutions) to go with my 10ft long USB cable, but the DSPeaker should have come with a short/cheap USB A to USB mini B cable.I use my DSPeaker Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core for USB and optical inputs for up to 250 Hz DSP, DAC, and preamp.
Can you clarify the last paragraph please? Are you using the Anti-Mode 2.0 as a DAC/Preamp?
Yes, using all it's features except for analog input.
Thanks! No preamp / DAC other than the Anti-Mode?For those using it with an existing preamp, do you volume control on Anti_mode or preamp?
From their site regarding this configuration: "in this setup the cross-over of the subwoofer must be used instead of ones in Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core." This does not say "the ones" but means there are none for this configuration. Should not be an issue if using full range speakers.
Got mine yesterday. First impressions are positive. I like what it produces, although it will take while to get used to. There are certain areas of the sound that are different than what I am used to without correction.Did the advanced correction extended to 500 HZ .One thing I can't seem to figure out is which volume control to use, AM DC 2.0 or at my Preamp?I have all in Analog:Preamp (Rotel RC-1590) to Anti-Mode via XLR. Then XLR out on AM to Amp (Rotel RB-1590), and RCA out on AM to subwoofers (dual PSA S1500s)From the connection diagram on the website, it looks like speakers are getting full signal, and crossovers adjusted on the subs.A couple of other questions:1 - Where to I buy a USB A to Mini B cable? I would like to try the anti-mode as DAC / Preamp, so that I can also test its crossover capabilities on the speakers AND subs.2 - Can you recommend a 12 volt linear power supply? I love LPS-1 from Uptone (I have three of them in my systems), but they don't do 12 volts.Thanks!
Glad to hear you are happy w/ your purchase, but... I have heard the next gen is the "bee's knees" but comes w/ a much heftier price tag - somewhere in the $3k range. My memory is shit but I thought it would be a Q4 release this year.I suspect some vendors will offer a trade in for the upgrade, but I am hesitant to be the 1st man on the block to work out any firmware issues.Enjoy the new toy - you will be exceptionally surprised after a few weeks when your hears have become accustomed to the sound. Turning the correction on and off will be like night and day.
I work from my home office so I just went and checked and I leave the volume set to 0 on the Dspreaker and then allow my preamp to take control.
From my "assumption" which I hate to assume, I would think you would be adding or removing gain from zero.
No.You have to feed the device a digital signal for any D > A conversion to take place.By your description, you are not running any digital signal thru the DSpeaker, only analog.
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