I need an audiophile quality DSP with balanced connections (XLR / AES) to tame the bass bloat in my Harbeths when driven by tube amps.  I’ll spare you the details... but... just need a quality 
DSP with balanced connections.


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I just integrated the DDRC-22D into my system and for my room, my limited ability to treat, and my configuration it was probably one of the best additions ever. It just “brought everything” together.
I believe the ability to tweak the response curve was a definite improvement, but the adjustment to the impulse response probably made the biggest improvement, noticeably to the soundstage.

Interesting... may try it.
You need to see my other discussions for my complete set up - I've been through all the alternatives... and... have found the solutions.  At this point, I'm just wanting to know the best DSPs to resolve bass bloat (which is primarily the result of room issues and secondarily related to the more limited control by tube amps)....
I guess I have a Behringer 24/96 Equalizer - I could try - its used with my Emerald Physics OB speakers.  Not sure it has the automated dsp, but it would allow me manual control.

I do have DSPeaker Antimode 2.0, which I’m going to try... but... thought there may be others, which may do a better job. And... I have no interest in any DSP which provides a DAC and preamp, as the DSPeaker does - I need neither of those. And I have no interest in room treatments.  All I need is a DSP with balanced XLR connections. 
Again... you need to see my other posts re: my system.  

There is no problem with my Hegel H590 or Class D Audio SDS 470C amps, just my ARC Ref 150se.  So... it's not the room... its the amp.
That’s the one I’ve kinda focused on.

Yes... Ralph... I will try some of your suggestions.  I have your M60's and have talked with you about upgrades - though, I think mine have the 3.3. upgrades.  I'll try the 16 ohm taps and maybe the 4 ohm taps to see if that makes a difference with the ARC 150se's.  And I'm using Paul's cables, and have his Zeroformers, which I got for your M60's for my Maggies.

But, as you know... the M30.1's and M40.2's have a bit of an emphasis in upper bass / lower mids, which I resolved with some good SS amps (the ones recommended by Harbeth)... but... I think I may prefer the sound of the ARC 150se, except for the bass bloat that is not there with the SS amps.
Roon... interesting... I've not used it and did not realize it has that feature.  That could be a quick and easy alternative, since my Bryston BDP-3 is Roon compatible.