Because the $2k (or $1k or $500) market is so much bigger than the $20k market. If Dirac's plan is to swoop in and replace Audyssey as the de facto room correction software on the market, they can't just cater to the ultra high end market. You've said yourself that you'd love to see Dirac successfully implemented in the XMC-1 because you hope to see it gain wider adoption. This looks like step #1 to me.
Not so sure on that one. Emotiva, an upstart company with a dreadful record in the processor market, and Dirac sought them out as a "step #1"? After TacT had tried and failed? Let's face it, after TacT was found to have failed, Dirac was hardly pounding on Emotiva's door. I'd be tempted to think that Dirac must have fallen on hard times to agree to such a marriage of convenience.
Last edited by audio4life; 06-21-2014 at 08:51 PM.