System building

Can I expand the system from 5.1 to, for example, 7.1?

It is possible to add or take away loudspeakers and subwoofers from the system at any time. Anything from 1 to 30 loudspeakers is possible in a system. Any of the systems listed below, and many more, are possible:

  • Mono
  • Stereo pair
  • Stereo pair with subwoofer
  • 5.1, 6.1, 7.1
  • Near fields and main monitors
  • Multiple (rear) loudspeakers on a channel
  • Multiple subwoofers for increased SPL
  • Analog, Single-wire or Dual-wire AES/EBU signal types

Can I use a 7000 Series subwoofer with an 8200 Series DSP monitor?

Yes, if an analog signal source is used. The analog signal first goes to the 7000A Series subwoofer and then onwards to the analog input of the 8200A Series DSP loudspeaker.

Can I use a 7200 Series DSP Subwoofer with an 8000 Series monitor?

No. The 8000 Series monitors have an analog input, but the 7200 Series DSP subwoofers have AES/EBU digital outputs only.

Can I use 8200 Series DSP monitors in the front and 8000 Series monitors in the rear?

Yes. This can be done in two different ways:

  1. Use analog source signals for all 5 monitors
  2. Feed the 8200’s with AES/EBU digital signals and the 8000’s with analog signals.

However, there is one complication when mixing analog and DSP loudspeakers: there is a short throughput latency (3.75 – 4.5 ms (>400 Hz) for AES/EBU input, depending on the sample rate) in DSP systems which should be compensated in the analog monitors. Compensating for this may be impractical and costly.

Can I use 8200 Series DSP monitors for the front left and right positions and an 8000 Series monitors in the centre?

This is not recommended as the delay (latency) associated with DSP systems (<5 ms) is different when compared to analog systems. Compensating for this may be impractical and costly.