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Signal flow

The diagram below is a simplified representation of the signal flow through the miniDSP SHD Power:

Signal flow of the miniDSP SHD Power

Signal flow of the miniDSP SHD Power

The audio signal flows from left to right in the above diagram:

  1. One of the five stereo input sources is selected by the user.

  2. The selected stereo signal is passed through the input channel processing blocks: level metering and Dirac Live.

  3. The processed input channels are fed into a 2-in 4-out routing matrix that routes/mixes the two processed input channels to the four output channels.

  4. Each output channel runs a comprehensive set of DSP functions: parametric EQ, crossovers, level metering, delay, output gain and compressor.

  5. Output channels 1 and 2 are passed through the internal power amplifier.

When using Dirac Live, it is important to first set up the routing matrix and the output channel crossovers using the miniDSP Device Console. Then in the Dirac Live app, export the generated filters into the same-numbered slot. For example, if you set up preset 2 in DC, export the filter in Dirac Live to slot 2.

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