i recently had a bad experience, and maybe one or another may eventually run into similar problems.
So this is not really a question but rather some hint or advice to others.
You know, i mostly play at home, and when i do, i have all my gear built up in my “man cave”.
Because i also listen to music, play games and watch films in this room, i purchased a decent Audio-Video-Receiver (DENON X3500H with pre-outs to make use of my active speakers) and some additional speakers to get some serious surround sound - cool for films and gaming!
Before of that i only had a pair of nearfield-monitors with double subwoofer support - so stereo sound was perfect. I also had a PEQ and active crossover device for this.
Now that i have the new AVR, stereo sound is still excellent, but because of the internal soundprocessing i experienced quite a heavy audio lag which i could not get rid of with any ASIO adjustments.
As long as i play keyboard, this lag is fairly tolerable but when i play guitar the latency that is produced by the AVR is more than noticeable!
Of course the AVR has a “Pure Direct” mode where all the sound processing is bypassed.
Activating this mode removes the audio lag, but in my case it also deactivates the subwoofer support, which then results in a very thin sound. There is also a so called “Game mode” where the sound processing should be reduced to a minimum, but there is hardly some diffrence.
My solution to this will be a small switch box (symmetrical!) which lets me change the input for the nearfield monitors (AVR or mixer) while i additionally connect the subs (each of them has two inputs L/R) via the active crossover.
So i hope this will solve my problems then.
In the meantime (until i will receive the input switch) i will use the “Pure Direct” mode and play with a thin sound.