Topic: RME ADI-2 DAC user looking to build an active speaker (DSP Crossover)
This might not be in the most appropriate thread and I apologise.
I currently use an RME ADI-2 DAC FS as a digital preamp and D/A converter for my RPI4, running Ropieee XL. My system utilises the ADI’s on board PEQ and DSP to equalise room acoustic effects. I find the on board PEQ of excellent quality. Its dead silent, which has not been my experience with other alternate consumer “small” DSP products.
ATM I am investigating designing/making an active DSP speaker. Either a 2way Econowave or maybe even a three way.
I am so happy with the RME ADI 2's DSP performance, sound quality, and dead silent operation, that I am considering using a USB 2.0 to multi channel RME interface, with software crossovers via Roon (PEQ and convolution filters).
To my knowledge RME doesn’t offer a DSP speaker manager (Am I wrong? this would be awesome), so my thinking is an RME interface using Roon for filters is the next best thing.
Setup requirements are:
- Physical Master volume for easy in room volume control
- Roon volume control via hardware mixer would be nice
- At least 6 channels of output
- At least as good or better performance/sound quality V’s RME ADI 2
- Native Linux and windows support, standard class 2 drivers for 6-8 channels
- Asio support
- As cost effective as possible
In the same vain as:
1. What would forum users suggest is the best RME product for this application?
From my googling it appears the Fireface UC/UCX is the cheapest match.
2. Would the DA conversion be on par with the RME ADI 2?
3. Does anyone have any experience with a similar setup?
Thanks for your time.