NAD C390DD II
by, 02-10-2012 at 10:16 AM (2646 Views)
I've got everything connected and it is up and running. First impression: sounds really good, but needs some fine tuning. I have to set the digital crossover between signal going to the main speakers and the subwoofers.
The main speakers are the Focal Chorus 826 V with a frequency response of 45Hz - 28kHz, and the subwoofers are the Velodyne MiniVee 8" with a frequency response of 28-120Hz.
So I guess it makes scene to have the crossover somewhere in the range 50-120Hz (the settings are discrete in steps of 10Hz, so 45Hz in not an option). Instinctively I would like to use the main speakers as low as possible, meaning a crossover at 50Hz but I just have to try and listen.
A very nice feature that I like is that you can 'disable' the inputs you are not using, making the selection faster and simpler. I will use three inputs: the digital coax 1 for the Apple MacBook (with a M2Tech HiFace inbetween), the optical 1 for a Apple Airport Express for streaming, and the front USB for an occasional USB flash drive. The rest of the inputs are disabled so I don't have to browse through them every time I change source.