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    Options for Tuning Via PC (cheating)

    Another possible way I could see being able to tune, via the PC, would be to have the PC control the electronics, such as the crossover, etc. I know this isn't the PC doing the work, but it would be another graphical option to remotely control the tuning.

    Are there any products out there that offer a USB/Serial/Parallel/IDEetc connection to use via the PC, for external processing?

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    That is how my set up is now, until i figure a way to do it with just the computer.. I use a Zapco DSP-6.

    Zapco DSP-6
    Zapco DC series Amps with built in DSP
    Alpine PXI-H900
    Alpine PXE-H650
    Rockford Fosgate 3Sixty.2
    Sony XDP4000X

    Pro type gear
    Driverack
    Rane RPM26 and other Dragnet systems
    Behringer 2496


    I ma sure there are plenty more I am missing.
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    AltoMobile may also have PC controllable processors.

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    I try to subscribe along the lines of Mapleshade Records philosophy...
    "No mixing boards, no overdubs, no noise reduction, no multitracks, no compression, no EQ, no reverb,..."

    But I can respect the whole DSP thing...
    I might measure and adjust the frequency range of my 'listening space' with an EQ, cause the inside of a car travelling down the highway
    isn't the best listening environment...

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    well, my way of cheating, tuning on the pc without actually tuning on the pc is with a dbx driverack 480... really sweet setup, i haven't installed it yet, but probably will soon.... I like the idea of a stand alone computer doing the job,. which is what most processors are really...

    that thing, fed by an apogee mini dac should be one sick pc based & controlled system... ok, not actually processed on the pc itself, but that doesn't bother me one bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by WuNgUn View Post
    I try to subscribe along the lines of Mapleshade Records philosophy...
    "No mixing boards, no overdubs, no noise reduction, no multitracks, no compression, no EQ, no reverb,..."

    But I can respect the whole DSP thing...
    I might measure and adjust the frequency range of my 'listening space' with an EQ, cause the inside of a car travelling down the highway
    isn't the best listening environment...
    Sorry to tell you that the 7.1 set up you are trying to build......yeah.......... it is DSP that divides the 7+1 channels up, digital crossovers and delay and all..

    As is any Volume control based in your computer..


    You want the Mapleshade way, use One Deck, One Stereo Amp, and all passive crossovers....
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    the mapleshade way sounds like it has no place in a car anyway, might be ok for an acoustically treated room or a studio, the car just does way to much damage to even think about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felix509 View Post
    Sorry to tell you that the 7.1 set up you are trying to build......yeah.......... it is DSP that divides the 7+1 channels up, digital crossovers and delay and all..

    As is any Volume control based in your computer..


    You want the Mapleshade way, use One Deck, One Stereo Amp, and all passive crossovers....
    I thought we were talking about music in this thread?

    All my music is wma lossless, compared against AccurateRip database for extraction accuracy, and "processed" thru the soundcard in much the same way a CD player processes it...
    I was refering to extra signal proccessing, digital or otherwise, post-soundcard, whether it be delay shifted or image shifted positional sound enhancement, EQ'd or normailized, volume balanced or effects added...

    I think your talking about up-mixing 2 channel audio into 7.1...I won't be doing that...

    I won't be running optical or coax out into an external decoder either...
    Digital lossless, converted to analogue, outputed to amps, and sent out to the speakers at full range using passive crossovers on all the main channels...

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    the mapleshade way sounds like it has no place in a car anyway, might be ok for an acoustically treated room or a studio, the car just does way to much damage to even think about that.
    Have a listen to some of their studio recordings, either at home OR in the car...(and I'm not talking about ripped MP3 copies)
    Doesn't matter where you listen to it...it's pure, clean, unaltered music, and I think we can all appreciate that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WuNgUn View Post
    Have a listen to some of their studio recordings, either at home OR in the car...(and I'm not talking about ripped MP3 copies)
    Doesn't matter where you listen to it...it's pure, clean, unaltered music, and I think we can all appreciate that.

    I will agree with you on Mapleshade being great recordings.. I have also bought some of their Audio products to try..


    Now, Back to Topic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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