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Software based Room-EQ and HAPI connectivity




Hi cin5,

After reading your post it's not 100% clear too me what you exactly are trying too accomplish.
But I do see that you overlooked some possible options.
At least on the HAPI unit you overlooked the connectivity options.

- what about using software only solutions like Sonarworks of ARC2?
You might want too consider a software only tool for room-eq, instead of using 'boxes' like DIRAC, DEQX or AntiMode20DualCore. Using a software solution would mean one box less in your system. So less cables, ect. Since you already use a computer/labtop , why not consider using a software tool like: Sonarworks of ARC2.

Side note: a Room-EQ-system does not cure reflective walls/floors/ceilings. Walls/floors/ ceilings will still continue too reflect sound waves in an unwanted way. So sound quality will still benefit from room treatment even when using an room-eq-system.

* Merging HAPI connectivity options.
- No USB input needed.
Instead of an USB-input, the Hapi uses a network-input. So you can simply use any cat 6 LAN-cable like this: computer <-> cat 6 cable <-> Hapi.
For this you only need too install the supplied Ravenna ASIO driver on your computer/labtop.
Or like this: computer <-> cat 6 cable <-> Router/hub/swith <-> cat 6 cable <-> Hapi.
Both situations (directly or via LAN) will work automatically and in the same way like using an USB-cable.

- HAPI digital AES/EBU connectivity.
A Hapi base-unit comes with digital AES connectivity already build-inn. No extra cards needed for that. It comes with: 8 AES digital channels OUT (4 digital AES stereo channels out) and 8 AES digital channels IN (4 digital AES stereo channels in) See attached picture.
The HAPI bese unit doesn't come with a sub-D digital AES-breakout cable enclosed in the box. The HAPI base-unit only comes with one meter CAT 6 cable enclosed in the box. You have too buy a AES/EBU sub-D break-out cable yourself (tascam pin-out).

- optional AD / DA cards.
When you need A/D or D/A conversion you have too buy and install optional AD and/or DA cards inside the HAPI unit. These cards are priced very competitive! For only 1100 euro's you get 4 stereo channels of the very best DA conversion available! See SoundonSound review. http://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/merging-hapi

- USB-DAC too consider (Crane Song Solaris)
Whatever your system setup will look in the end, when the outcome is: you are going to buy a 2 channel USB DAC, than don't forget to have a close look (and listen !) at the Crane Song Solaris. Looking at your suggested equipment list, I see you look at high quality equipment manufactures like DEQX, Merging Hapi, Exasound, Bryston, PS Audio, Antelope. Don't forget to listen too the Crane Song Solaris DA converter. At this moment (2017) I think it's the converter with the best price/performance ratio available. Of course there are better DA-converters, but only at 3 or 4 times the price!

Mark



NetgearGS108E -> Belden ISTP Cat7 1885ENH + Telegartner plugs -> Mac mini (SSD, 2 NICs, Audirvana, ARC2 Correction -> Belden Cat7/Telegartner -> Merging Hapi and/or Supra USB 2 -> Crane Song Solaris-> XLR Vovox SD -> PMC TwoTwo8


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