General Product Support

What is “DSP”?

DSP stands for “digital signal processing.” It refers to an entire field of study and application in which signals of various kinds are processed using digital hardware and software, based on mathematical equat...

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What do miniDSP products do?

miniDSP products are audio processors, with two or more audio input channels and two or more audio output channels. Inputs and outputs might be digital or analog, depending on the specific product. Typical appl...

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Where are miniDSP products used?

In any place where audio is being played. In addition to home stereos, miniDSP units are being used in home theatre systems, recording studios, cars, and mobile DJ rigs.

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What is “sample rate”?

In order to represent an analog signal – such as a varying voltage or acoustic signal level – in digital form, that analog signal is sampled at precisely-spaced intervals in time. In the case of CD audio, for e...

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How do I change the sample rate of a plugin?

You can’t. Each plugin operates at a specific sample rate. All miniDSP plugins operate at either 48 or 96 kHz. In some cases, you can run either sample rate on your hardware by choosing the plugin.

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Can I download my own DSP code into the miniDSP?

Unfortunately no. The tools we use to build our firmware are proprietary licensed software, which make it impossible for us to release an IDE. In addition, the support load we would have to bear for firmware de...

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What is an active crossover?

Most loudspeakers have two or more loudspeaker drivers. For example, a woofer, a midrange, and a tweeter. The audio signal needs to be split into different frequency bands for each driver. In a loudspeaker with...

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Do you have a graphic EQ?

Most miniDSP plugins use the more powerful and flexible parametric EQ (PEQ), but we also support graphic EQ (GEQ) on several plugins. See the plug-ins summary table and check for the plugins with “31 band EQ” ...

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What is “parametric EQ”?

A parametric equalizer is one of the most common types of filter used in audio processing. They are fully configurable for all three parameters: Frequency: The filter boost/ cut frequency where the fi...

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What is “latency”?

Latency is the time delay from the input signal to the output signal, including analog-to-digital conversion (or sample rate conversion), audio processing, and digital-to-analog conversion. Latency can become i...

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