I was going to write a message to @wizardofoz directly about this, because I noticed he references Linkwitz speakers in his profile, but then I thought, why not make a new topic and see who else has ideas about this.
I’ve got Roon (yes, right), have a nice RPI with an XLR DAC and some monoblock Hypex NC400 amps connected to some nice Teufel speakers.
Now, if I were to build myself some Linkwitz LXminis, the question I have is regarding the use of the MiniDSP. The MiniDSP is essential for the performance of the speakers, it corrects the response of the speakers directly. This seems like a wise way to design speakers, as the manufacturer can control the DSP directly for the hardware. Grimm Audio also do the same thing with a DSP controlled frequency curve.
The question is, can the Roon DSP convolver apply the correction that the MiniDSP would apply?
I ask for several reasons. One is that obviously the MiniDSP is yet another box. Not only that, my DAC and amps are balanced, and the MiniDSP is evidently not. And if the speaker correction profile can be handled by Roon… even better.
So the idea is, can I just build some LXminis and use everything else (the DAC, the Hypex amps) and have Roon do the job of the MiniDSP?