How to connect Anti-Mode 2.0 to my system?

There are dozens of ways to add Anti-Mode 2.0 to your existing High-End system. You can also use Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core as the heart of your system and build a next generation audio system around the device for extreme sound quality and simplicity.

 

There are three main categories considering how to utilize Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core:

A) Stereo room correction:

To correct an existing 2-channel audio system, consisting of 2 full range loudspeakers, or a 2.1 system with loudspeakers and a subwoofer, or a 2.2 system with loudspeakers and two subwoofers.

 

B) DAC/Pre-amp with room correction:

To use Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core as the heart of the 2.0, 2.1 or 2.2 system.

 

C) Subwoofer correction:

To correct and control a single subwoofer or an array of several subwoofers.

 

Connecting the DSPeaker Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core is straightforward, as all the inputs and outputs are independent, making Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core capable of not only basic imaginable connections, but also some quite interestingones. The list of all possible combinations are:

Analog XLR in -> Analog XLR Out (basic analog balanced)

Analog XLR in -> Analog RCA Out (basic analog balanced/unbalanced)

Analog XLR in -> S/PDIF Out (Balanced archiver A/D mode)

Analog RCA in -> Analog XLR Out (analog balancer mode)

Analog RCA in -> Analog RCA Out (basic analog unbalanced)

Analog RCA in -> S/PDIF Out (Unbalanced archiver A/D mode)

S/PDIF in -> Analog XLR Out (Balanced DAC mode)

S/PDIF in -> Analog RCA Out (Unbalanced DAC mode)

S/PDIF in -> S/PDIF Out (Pure Digital de-jittered)

USB in -> Analog XLR Out (Balanced USB-DAC mode)

USB in -> Analog RCA Out (Unbalanced USB-DAC mode)

USB in -> S/PDIF Out (Pure Digital USB to S/PDIF de-jittered)

The only restriction is not to connect RCA and XLR inputs simultaneously. XLR and RCA outputs on the other hand, can be connected simultaneously (handy for 2.1/2.2 system or when correcting an array of 4 subwoofers).

Connecting Anti-Mode 2.0

A system can be divided to these basic parts:

1. Sources (CD-Player, Vinyl, Computer etc.)

2. Pre-Amplifier stage

3. Power amplifier stage

4. Speakers

In some systems #2 Pre-amplifiers and #3 Power amplifiers are combined, forming an Integrated amplifier.

In some systems #3 Power amplifiers and #4 Speakers are combined, forming Active speakers.

In the following examples, note than analog in and analog out can be either XLR or RCA, and they don't need to be the same (the input of the Anti-Mode 2.0 can be RCA and the output can still be XLR or vice versa). The only rule is not to connect both XLR and RCA inputs simultaneously.

Examples:

Using Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core as a DAC / Pre-amp

This is the simplest and one of the best way to use Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core.

Source(s) -> Anti-Mode 2.0DC inputs (USB,S/PDIF,Analog), Anti-Mode 2.0DC analog out -> Power amplifier/active speakers analog input

 

 

Using Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core in a system with pre-amp and power amp or active speakers:


Connection method 1:

Pre-Amplifier analog out -> Anti-Mode 2.0DC analog in, Anti-Mode 2.0DC analog out -> Power amplifier/active speakers analog in

This connection method has the advantage that all the sources in the existing pre-amp can be corrected and controlled, but as the analog pre-amplifier boosts the signal, the user needs to make sure that the signal doesn't clip at the input of the Anti-Mode 2DC.

 

Connection method 2:

Source(s) output (analog,S/PDIF,USB) -> Anti-Mode 2.0DC input (analog,S/PDIF,USB), Anti-Mode 2.0DC analog out - > Pre-amp analog in ->Power amplifier/active speakers analog in

This connection method is recommended if all the sources can be directly connected to the 3 inputs of the Anti-Mode 2.0DC. The advantage of this method is, that the analog input is fixed instead of variable voltage, which makes it easier to avoid clipping. In this method, one should also consider removing the existing pre-amp from the system completely, and use the Pre-amp and volume controller features of the Anti-Mode 2.0DC instead.

 

 

Using Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core in a system with Integrated amplifier

Integrated amplifiers with separated pre- and power stages behave like a system with separate power amplifiers. Integrated amplifier analog pre-out -> Anti-Mode 2.0DC analog in, Anti-Mode 2.0DC Analog Out -> Integrated amplifier analog pre-in

 

Integrated amplifiers with tape-loop

Integrated amplifier tape-out -> Anti-Mode 2.0DC analog in -> Anti-Mode 2.0DC Analog Out -> Integrated amplifier tape-in

 

If the integrated amplifier has neither of above, you can still connect sources directly to the Anti-Mode 2.0DC.

Source(s) -> Anti-Mode 2.0DC inputs (USB,S/PDIF,Analog), Anti-Mode 2.0DC analog out -> Integrated amplifier analog input

 

 

Using Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core to correct a 2.1 or 2.2 system

You can use the Measurement tool within Anti-Mode 2.0DC to adjust the optimal level, cross-over and phase of the subwoofer(s). Note: in this setup the cross-over of the subwoofer must be used instead of ones in Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core.

Source(s) -> Anti-Mode 2.0DC inputs (USB,S/PDIF,Analog), Anti-Mode 2.0DC analog XLR out -> power amplifiers/active speakers, Anti-Mode 2.0DC analog RCA out -> active subwoofer(s)

 

 

 

Using Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core in Pure Digital Mode

In this scheme, another DAC is converting the signal to analog.

Source(s) -> Anti-Mode 2.0DC inputs(USB,S/PDIF), Anti-Mode 2.0DC S/PDIF out -> DAC S/PDIF input

 

 

Using Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core for subwoofer correction

Single subwoofer:

AV-Receiver LFE output -> Anti-Mode 2.0DC left analog input, Anti-Mode 2.0DC left analog output -> subwoofer input

Two subwoofers:

AV-Receiver LFE outputs -> Anti-Mode 2.0DC analog input, Anti-Mode 2.0DC analog output -> subwoofer inputs

Note: Two subwoofers can be calibrated for 0.2 stereo playback, or for 0.2 dual-mono. In dual-mono operation, left input is fed to both left and right subwoofer outputs.

 

Four subwoofers:

AV-Receiver LFE outputs -> Anti-Mode 2.0DC analog input, Anti-Mode 2.0DC analog RCA output -> subwoofers 1 and 2 inputs, Anti-Mode 2.0DC analog XLR output -> subwoofers 3 and 4 inputs.

The subwoofers with longer cabling are recommended to be connected to the XLR terminals. Subwoofers on the same side of the room should be connected to the same output channel (left/right), if desired in 0.2 stereo.