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    Hello,

    I am using a VIA M10000 and looking at using a DAC to get sound to my two amps.

    One amp is controlling my front left and right comp set (passive x-overs), another amp is just for the subs.

    I would like to have a DAC go from the PC to each amp. Is this possible? Or do I need two DACs (One for each amp).

    Is it possible to get a Bloat DAC with multiple RCA outputs?

    (Trying to grasp my options).

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Not sure if I'm completely getting your setup but I think I have something similar. I have a 5 channel amp that outputs to a crossover for my highs, mids, and sub. From the crossover goes to my dac which is then connected to the computer. I don't believe you would need more than one dac but that is just me..

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    • #3
      Sorry not a very good description of my setup (heres a quick MSpaint version of what I was hoping to be able to do)

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      • #4
        there aren't any multi-chan dac's out there that i know of. well, they have multi chan ic's but not a dedicated dac. your best bet would be to go with a bloat or twisted pear dac into the stereo input of your amp, then use the amp's pre-outs to get the signal to the subs. the drawback is that you'll have to use the amp's x-overs but depending on your setup, it could be just fine
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        • #5
          Hi Scott_fx,

          Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately I'm having a hard time understanding. Are you saying, wire from the DAC to the 4ch amp then to the 2 channel amp?

          Thanks,

          Incudie

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          • #6
            yup, what amp do you have? some amps will have a pre-out that will pass the original signal on to another amp. another option is just to get rca y-adapter that will give you two identical stereo ouputs as well.
            New System in progress:
            M10k
            Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
            Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
            Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
            Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
            Transflective Xenarc

            My Car Pc Install
            My Boat Pc worklog

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            • #7
              sweet thanks. I have an
              Ipaul 4.300

              http://195.243.203.21/rainbow/techni...112112&lan=ENG

              Actually, I have not purchased the other amp for the sub yet

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              • #8
                http://www.talkaudio.co.uk/index.php...d=212&Itemid=1
                -RCA inputs for four channels plus RCA throughput sockets

                looks like you're good to go. nice amps btw...

                hmm... if you're going the route of rainbow amps... what speakers are you going with?
                New System in progress:
                M10k
                Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
                Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
                Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
                Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
                Transflective Xenarc

                My Car Pc Install
                My Boat Pc worklog

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                • #9
                  Thank,

                  SLC 265 Kicks =)

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                  • #10
                    you should just run active and screw the dac :-)
                    New System in progress:
                    M10k
                    Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
                    Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
                    Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
                    Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
                    Transflective Xenarc

                    My Car Pc Install
                    My Boat Pc worklog

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                    • #11
                      That is what I've heard in the past... Active Crossover? How does that connect to the computer? Is that some kind Equalizer or are those completely different? (JUST finished sound deadening my passenger door...)

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                      • #12
                        Ok doing a little more research... I *think* I would still need a DAC.

                        Would Go:

                        PC > DAC > Active Cross Over > Amps > Speakers

                        Or do active crossovers have some kind of DAC built in? (don't believe so).

                        Thanks

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by incudie View Post
                          Ok doing a little more research... I *think* I would still need a DAC.

                          Would Go:

                          PC > DAC > Active Cross Over > Amps > Speakers

                          Or do active crossovers have some kind of DAC built in? (don't believe so).

                          Thanks
                          Yeah that's what my setup looks like right now, don't believe they have built in dacs

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by incudie View Post
                            PC > DAC > Active Cross Over > Amps > Speakers

                            Or do active crossovers have some kind of DAC built in? (don't believe so).

                            Thanks
                            look into the behringer DCX2496 (what i have) or the alpine h701 (had this in my last setup) for a more streamlined solution

                            either will be perfect for mids, tweets and a sub.
                            New System in progress:
                            M10k
                            Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
                            Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
                            Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
                            Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
                            Transflective Xenarc

                            My Car Pc Install
                            My Boat Pc worklog

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                            • #15
                              Thanks

                              Thank you for the recommended main-stream devices. (looking at the manual for the DCX2496)

                              http://www.behringerdownload.de/DCX2...PECS_Rev_C.pdf

                              If I am reading this correctly, is there an S/pdif input?

                              I have a spdif port on my M10000, would that be any better or worse then using a bloat?

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