I have 3 Cat8C's and 2 submersives and I'm interested in getting them in running stereo for music.
Problem is, the SQ of my Marantz AV7702 suck. When I connect my $7k DAC to the Cat8C's, they sound better than Focal Utopia floorstanders, but they are missing the bottom end.
All the top preamps don't have SW outs or the ability to configure the crossover, some of the cheaper ones do (i.e. Emotiva) but don't have XLR bypass or output.
Can anyone suggest a method of connecting Cat8C's to Submersives?
Hi Jack, I was traveling last weekend for an audio show when this popped up earlier in the week, and when I glanced on my phone, it looked like there were plenty of good suggestions. An e-mail is always the best way to catch me for international customers. If you can find one used, the easy solution is to grab a Velodyne SMS-1. Alternately, the Antimode Dual Core can offer automated correction and low pass filtering. It might take some tinkering to get the levels to match with the main speakers, but shouldn't be a problem with the Catalysts. This would have you splitting the output, one direct to the Catalyst 8Cs, one to the Dual core. The same would be true using the SMS-1. The inexpensive balanced, 2x4 miniDSP could always be used just as a subwoofer crossover, with or without the 8C's running through it. With the sealed roll off of the 8C's you could get lucky blending them, but you would of course get much more reliable results if you pick up a UM-IK microphone and get REW working. The inclusion of a subwoofer low pass will be addressed in the next couple days for those ordering new units.
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