I really like the Mini DSP for digital, and the Ashley for analog.
I find the mini dsp user friendly, and mine had zero noise issues.
The only issue I have with digital crossovers is that: I don't like to play an analog source, convert to digital, adjust in the digital domain, then convert back to analog. I don't think I ever heard a difference, but it always bothered me, so I slowly migrated back to passives.
Probably worse to go from a digital source, d-a, a-d, d-a.
There is hope, there is more that one way to skin a DAC!
For a while, when I was using all digital, I went directly from my digital source to my digital active crossover, and then to a 6 channel passive preamp on the output.
Warning - If you are not the set it an forget it kind, better stick with passives. Way too many combinations with actives, may drive you nuts.
On a more positive note, my Mini's always sounded good, allow for time alignment, and they allowed for direct input from REW.
Edited by GotHover, 22 February 2014 - 12:26 AM.
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