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DSP's work in the digital space. So if you are using the DSP, then it is Analog->Digital->analog.That being said, it is only a problem if there is sound degradation with this step. Try feeding the Anti-mode a digital signal to determine if the extra conversion makes any difference to the sound.
Thanks for chiming in. It sounds like my suspicions were right - there is a double conversion happening with my setup.If I do what you suggested (feeding the Anti-Mode), wouldn't the DAC "duties" be done in full by the Anti-Mode, thus completely eliminating the need for my pre-amp with built in DAC?
It might, but it also might not. Try it and see. From reading these and other forums, many of the ADC/DAC are fairly clean sounding and maybe a bit sterile sound wise. So sending in a direct digital signal may not sound like you want it to vs sending in a good sounding Analog signal and doing the ADC/DAC conversion on a good signal.
.... or, if you have a really nice DAC (stand-alone or built-in), you can feed the digital output from the DualCore to it.
All great points - I am in the same page with you.On the quoted phrase above though, if the nice DAC is also the streamer (in my case, and I have a Lumin T1 coming), I don't see how I can have that implementing. Thoughts?Here is the Lumin T1 page:http://www.luminmusic.com/lumin-t1.htmlUsing it with Roon.
The Lumin T1 is a streamer and DAC. I would guess that it has a better DAC implementation than the Antimode, but I don't know. If your source and DAC are separate you could run digital through the Antimode and use a DAC on the Toslink out from the antimode. You could do this in your case, but the Lumin doesn't have a toslink out, only a BNC coax out. You would need a converter to go to toslink and you would need another DAC or just use the Antimode DAC.
Since you are using Roon, you could use the DSP in Roon (not sure if it is on par with the AM DSP or not) prior to sending it to the Luxman. You may want to try that.
I have heard the DSP in Roon first hand at a friends house and it is the real deal. He was able to increase the bass output without any degradation of sound IMO. And we switched between having it on and off and it made a big difference in the presentation. His system is extremely transparent with all of the nuances of a very high end system. Of course anytime you use room correction it only works in a very small area of the room. His room is small so IMO that is a great application. Greg
Yes, ROON will do roomEQ or any other filter that you want. It still cannot generate the filters but you can create almost any kind you want. It is certainly as efficient as using a DSPeaker filter as the Dual-Core is but without the insertion of additional hardware. FWIW, you can do similar in JRiver.
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