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In Reply to: RE: Convert active digital speakers to analog posted by email@example.com on April 15, 2017 at 00:15:26
Maybe I am totally wrong, and even though this question is vague, we all have to start somewhere. I will try to answer this question as well as I can.. Speakers cannot be "digital"...the input signal needs to be converted from a digital source and then amplified. Disc players (CD's, DVD's and Blu Ray players), TV's, receivers or amplifiers and computers can convert the signal to analog form and receivers, amps and TVs can amplify the signal. It is usually best if receivers or amplifiers do this because they often have the best DAC's (Digital to analog convertor) and only they can send a separate signal to each speaker. You are probably confused because some speakers (a lot of subwoofers) have their own amplifier...especially true with computer speakers. Confusing the issue more is some speakers (I am thinking of Speakerlab DAS series) uses the word "digital" in their name.
ip address is Hanoi.
Might explain the language issue.
Also interesting pictures on the Facebook page associated with the audio store name:
He might begin by reading the posting rules as he associates himself with an audio retailer.
English is likely a second language, but I don't see a question or even an observation either.
Why do you think it is a question? Nothing about it to indicate it as such. It is an imperative. I refuse to do it.
Back in 1999 I had the idea to combine DSP and horns. I was particularly excited about the prospect of using folded corner horns for bass and placing mid and high horns out in the room where they would image better with the obvious distance/time problem corrected away with DSP. It was 2004 before everything came together to get the system up and playing. The results have been everything I hoped for.
If the OP was giving an order my response is not just no but hell no.
Usually when "I" see things like this I assume they are either trolls or the opening to a sales pitch.
A question is if we had knees facing the other way what would a chair look like? Now that's a question.
irtime wrote, "A question is if we had knees facing the other way what would a chair look like? Now that's a question."
I grant you that is a damned fine question. The only animal I could think of with knees which allow the lower leg to swing forward instead of back is the ostrich. After studying the accompanying pic of human and ostrich skeletons I concluded Mr. ostrich could sit in an ordinary people chair. Obviously the direction of the knee hinge is not nearly so important as the overall skeletal design as regards to the correct chair (if any) for a particular animal.
or he has an active set of speakers with a DAC in the speaker being used to act as the crossover. If that's true then he can in theory convert the DAC crossover to an analog active crossover. But I wouldn't do it. Designing the analog crossover so it had the same transfer functions as the digital one would take a very, very good designer. and be both difficult and costly. Perhaps he can tell us what speakers he has and then maybe someone can give him some meaningful advice.
some speakers have a built in DAC? I have never seen those. Can you please tell me the make & model #? Their DAC is probably not a good one..
Several speakers have built-in DACs. The wireless version of the KEF LS50 has 2 DACs/ch (four DACs - 192kHz/24bit), DSP active crossovers and dual-mono bi-amplification.
Been many for a long time,never assume. Good stuff amongst this old list but not for me.
"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do suck seed" - Curly Howard 1936
I just don't understand the reason behind it
Bruno Putzeys, known for his switching amps makes a tiny speaker called the Kii with the lofty claim that it "effortlessly outperforms all others, regardless of price"
Just add computer source for your tiny Euro flat. :)
The DAC can be used as the active crossover before the amps insteas of an active analog crossover.
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