Originally Posted by Gooddoc
But when I concentrated on the sonic signature of the live performance for the very purpose of comparing to my system I found out that Dirac correction resulted in a sound that was not as realistic as with it disabled. So disabled it remains.
I think I know what you're talking about.
Dirac enabled does sound more clinical - more like listening to headphones, less like the band is playing in your room.
It actually depends on the recording.
If it's a lively recording, it will sound like you're in a different room with the band, but if it's a studio recording, correcting the room can reduce the ambience.
Personally, I prefer the more pure & clinical sound.
Some people prefer more ambience, particularly from certain speakers that do that well.
That said, below Schroeder, everything should be min-phase, so I'm not sure Dirac would have an advantage over a standard MiniDSP. It still does below Schroeder well, though...much better than some (Audyssey).