My (main) 2.1 set up is a little different from the normal set ups that most music listeners would go for in their homes.
As I don’t have space for a specific listening position, my set ups in each room are aimed at filling the room more than aiming at a specific position. My mains are installed just below ceiling height at one end of the room aiming towards the main seating area.
Due to this, my choice of speakers are 2x MeyerSound UPM1XP with an MM10 sub.
Sorry, I don’t have pics on hand but they are just white boxes anyway
This is something that I still haven’t solved to my liking. As my speakers (and sub) are powered, I need a way of dividing the signal and controlling volume before it gets there. I also need something that is simple enough for my better half to use (if it takes more than pressing two buttons, she’s out!).
My main players (in the living room and kitchen areas) are Marantz M-CR610’s, an all in one unit that she likes for the simplicity, I also distribute raspotify (she is a Spotify fan) via optical to each player, so she has multiroom that is all the same.
My issue is that the Marantz are RCA outputs while the Meyers are XLR inputs (and don’t like unbalanced), therefore, I need to balance it also along the way. I tried a few different combinations but I am currently using:
(Sources) > Marantz > BSS BLU-160 > Meyers
The issue with this is that I am using the DAC in the Marantz to output RCA, then the BSS is doing ADC before processing, then DAC out of the BSS. There’s a lot of DAC/ADC/DAC going on
It does sound pretty darn good but I would really like to know how it would sound by taking the Marantz and BSS out of the equation, just doing a 2.1 DAC (do the exist?) into the Meyers.