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Old 07-01-2018, 02:59 AM
notionsoundworks notionsoundworks is offline
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Default 5.1 Speaker management

Hey Everyone,
So I have a near field stereo and large format 5.1 monitoring system in my studio. For the mains my signal flow is as follows. Apollo 16 >Xmon Main Imput > main out > 1 L, 3 C, R 5, Ls 6, Rs 7, LFE 8 >amps>Speakers. This works great for anything in 5.1 but when i play something in stereo on the mains in thins configuration obviously the sub is left out. I want to be able to switch the mains to (stereo with sub) or 5.1. We did this with the myers sound galileo's at a studio i use to work at. I guess im looking for something similar but with a much lower price tag. what do you guys recommend? any gear or creative ideas welcome!
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:37 AM
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Default Re: 5.1 Speaker management

BSS London or QSC Qsys? something with 8 ins and outs
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:54 AM
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Default Re: 5.1 Speaker management

What is your sub and does it have bass management? For instance, if it is one of the Genelec subs with bass management, you could run your L and R signals through the sub (while LFE still goes to the dedicated input) and then the L and R are HPF from the sub and sent to the L and R speakers.

Otherwise, everything is going to cost you as you need bass management after the XMon and before the speakers. There are a lot of boxes that will do this but good ones cost and it depends if your sub has two inputs (at least) that separates LFE input (since that needs a +10 in-band gain)
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