This thread is timely in regards to a question I had a while back and just remembered about the LIO preamp stages.
If one has the AVC stage and is using it without the tubes, is there still an active solid state buffer stage following it of some kind to deal with impedance matching and all the other good stuff that comes along with an active versus passive volume control?
Slightly aside, considering the folks that run smaller/bandwidth limited monitor sized speakers and multiple (greater than two) subs, this got me wondering something else: could the same tech that went in to making the Spatial LIO crossover solutions be used to make an "active buffered preamp module" that would add additional outputs to LIO specifically either for use with subwoofers (maybe with a low pass crossover of, say 80Hz baked in to a given set of outputs) and or the same idea but with a high pass filter (again say at 80Hz just to pick one number to make implementation simple) on a set of outputs such that folks using such setups could take the low end load off of their main amps and take advantage of all the benefits that entails for the outputs feeding the amps hooked to their top sections/monitors?
Such a module wouldn't be as system-specific as a custom rolled analog active crossover solution tailored to specific speakers such as a the current module for the Spatials, but I think it might make for a uniquely versatile preamp feature for LIO among its competitors to out of the box be able to be a turn-key solution for folks swarming subs, using combined passive high/active low speakers, doing single driver speakers with helper woofers, etc.?
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