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How To: Room correction for Stereo Speakers with a DSP

_mg_0561In this article I am going to show you how to leverage a digital signal processor (DSP) to add room correction to your stereo or 2.1 speaker system.

Here’s what you are going to need:

  • a DSP (e.g. the MiniDSP 2×4 with a plugin)
  • a measurement microphone (e.g. the MiniDSP UMIK-1)
  • 2x stereo audio cinch cables (or 3x if you have a subwoofer)
  • REW software installed on a computer

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Teufel Ultima 40 MkII Speaker

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Teufel is known for their surround sound systems and has only recently entered the HiFi market.

The Ultima 40 MkII is a 3-way ported floorstanding speaker with a 16.5cm woofer, a 16.5cm low-midrange driver and a 25mm tweeter. With a sensitivity of 87dB and a power rating of 120W, the Ultima 40 can generate up to 108dB of sound pressure. The -3dB point is at 45Hz. Dimensions: 32 x 22 x 106 cm, 21.5 kg

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Dali Zensor 1 Speaker

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DALI (Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries) loudspeakers are very popular, especially because of their pleasing sound and great value. The Zensor series are passive speakers targeted at the entry level. Nevertheless, these speakers are excellent performers, especially when considering their size. The Zensor 1 features a 13.3cm woofer and a 25mm soft textile dome tweeter (2-way system, ported). The max. power rating is 100W and the sensitivity is 86.5dB. Dimensions: 16 x 27 x 22 cm, 4.2kg

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Canton Vento 858.2 Speaker

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The Vento series of loudspreakers from Canton are arguably one of the best looking speakers out there, and they sound amazing, too. If you already own a pair of Vento speakers, then the center speaker 858.2 is the perfect addition for an upgrade to a multi-channel setup. The massive 2.5-way center speaker features two 18cm (7-inch) aluminum drivers and a 25mm ceramic tweeter. It’s designed to endure up to 120W of continuous power. The sensitivity is rated at 87dB. As all speakers of the Vento series, this one is available in three different colors: cherry wood veneer, black and white (all high gloss). The dimensions are: 60 x 20 x 36cm, 14.5kg

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Canton Vento 820.2 Speaker

This is a quick review of the Canton Vento 820.2 loudspeakers.

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It’s a compact, passiv 2-way bass reflex speaker with a 16cm aluminum woofer and a 25mm ceramic tweeter. The power rating is 60W and the sensitivity is 85 dB. Dimensions: 19.5 x 30 x 28cm, 6kg

I have owned these speakers for about three years now and must say, they are worth every penny. Not only do they sound great, they are also an eye catcher in every living room. Absolutely stunning speakers!

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