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Did you try any of the subwoofer integration the Hint 6 has? I wouldn’t bother trying to get the minidsp in the chain unless you use the direct analog in where it says theater bypass using the L&R inputs which is bypassing the preamp and using volume control with the minidsp. You can get a remote for the DDRC24
So, you've gone round and round with this, not liking the answers.
No, you can't put DSP before your amp with a Hint6, and that's where it has to go to affect the amp.
Your best bet, and it's a very very good one is a hybrid approach. Use the built in crossover settings to set a high pass filter to your main speakers and then use your DSP for the sub only. Here:
Now, feed your DSP from the sub outs. You'll get full range (due to 3, above) so you'll use the DSP to set the crossover, delay and any EQ there.
Best of luck.
Thank you @erik_squires I have gone round and round with it but no one has answered my questions until you did just now. Sub outs to dsp analog input, dsp output 1-2 to subs. Will this configuration allow me to run Dirac and if so would I run my usb from laptop to usb input on integrated or on the mini? I'm sorry for my ignorance.
On the back of the Hint6 you will see theater bypass/amp input. You connect the minidsp analog 1 and 2 out to the L&R amp input which connects directly to the amp bypassing the preamp. You connect minidsp analog out 3 with 1 subwoofer or 3 and 4 with 2 subwoofers. You set the crossovers in the minidsp and it controls like a preamp. There is to much to go into in a thread read the manual you can run Dirac on all your speakers after setting the parameters in the minidsp plugin.
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That would work wouldn't it @djones51! I am using the HT bypass with a Denon receiver for 5.2 so I'll have to figure a work around. I spent what time I had trying other options so I'll give it a whirl tomorrow! Thanks much!
@erik_squires I did have it hooked up per your recommendation but as you said it is only running through the subs so when I ran Dirac it was not able to send a signal to the mains. I'm not sure what the eficacy will be as of yet. I ran out of time. Thanks.
You connect the minidsp analog 1 and 2 out to the L&R amp input which connects directly to the amp bypassing the preamp. You connect minidsp analog out 3 with 1 subwoofer or 3 and 4 with 2 subwoofers.
The miniDSP has 4 RCA jacks as Outputs. Since the L&R Inputs each have 2 RCA jacks as Inputs and there are 2 Inputs (L&R), that means the Amp Inputs total 4 jacks. For this to work each RCA jack on the miniDSP must carry both L&R signals and the connection from the miniDSP to the Amp would require a 1 Male RCA to 2 Male RCA connection. Is that correct?