So I have been wondering a couple things about utilizing a sub in a 2.1 setup. I am using a Sunfire TGP-II as my pre-amp and it doesnt have any auto calibration which is fine for a 2 channel setup. I can set levels and distances and increase or decrease bass and treble, but it doesnt have a auto EQ.
If you were wanting to incorporate a non powered sub into your setup with EQ to ensure a even transition from your left/right to sub which of these units would you look at and why?
The speakers I have are RTA 11TL's so they do dig deep, however I know they could benefit from a decent sub. That and to be honest I like my BASS IN MY FACE... So I want to be able to play around with things a little bit bass wise.
Some comments about each unit from what I know:
Pros: You can graphically see what its doing on screen and calibrate your setup to be pretty darned flat (or not) if you want. You only get 5 Hz settings to play with though (unlike the Mini-DSP)
Cons: The Main Out's are set to crossover at 80hz and you cant change that any lower so if I tried to EQ my entire setup through it I would be cutting the RTA 11TL's at 80 hz which may or may not be a bad thing (opinions welcomed on that)
Honestly I dont know lots about this unit so any thoughts would be appreciated.
MiniDSP + REW:
Pros: You can get a 2 in 4 out unit and are able to set the crossovers to whatever you like. You can measure your setup with REW and connect that to the mini-dsp for a customized room EQ for any room you are ever in.
Cons: I am sure there are some but currently I cant think of any off the top of my head, please help me out here.
So anyway I am curious as to your guys thoughts on which unit of these three you would pick and also why.