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GSM and D/A vs DIY and outboard D/A?

bearcat, modified 12 Years ago.

GSM and D/A vs DIY and outboard D/A?

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 4/22/11 Recent Posts

I'm an experienced Linux engineer and programmer. I'm interested in the Genelec 8200 line but i'm wondering what the internal D/A and GSM would bring to me in particular. I see them as 2 separate issues.

Internal D/A
What are the sonic or set up advantages of using the 8200 series' internal D/A verses an outboard D/A of the same quality?
What does the D/A do that an outboard one will not?
Does the internal D/A have more control of the drivers that an outboard one would not in the same way that the internal amps do?
Since sooner or later we may have higher bit rates (32-bit/384khz) can the D/A converters be upgraded or would new speakers have to be bought.
I'm considering setting up an Ambisonic speaker system (12 speakers in a two-level twisted hex). The Ambisonics will be decoded on my host computer and sent out digitally. When the speakers are daisy-chained can they support custom mapping (i.e non-ITU formats) and would that be tied to the GLM software?
I'm able to do my own room correction (taking measurements and utilize a convolver/DRC software) using Linux. That being the case is there anything advantageous about using the GLM software (considering that i'd have to run it in a virtual machine with a Mac or Windows OS just for it's sake)? I can save my own setups in different configuration files
Is there a list of the codes that the GLM software sends that i could obtain so that i could write my own scripts for controlling them with my own devices?

Thank you