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post #1 of 8 Old 06-03-2013, 05:17 PM - Thread Starter
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If you had the opportunity to compare the two which one do you like best and why.

 

I heard DIRAC Live is coming to a pre/pro soon in addition to the DATASAT

 

Here a few weblinks for

 

DIRAC

- http://www.dirac.se/en/technologies/dirac-live/overview.aspx

- http://www.dirac.se/en/technologies/dirac-hd-sound/technical-description.aspx

- http://www.dirac.se/en/technologies/dirac-hd-sound/reference-customers.aspx

http://www.datasatdigital.com/consumer/home-cinema/room-optimization.php

http://www.datasatdigital.com/consumer/info-center/articles/the-perfect-sound.php

http://www.audiostream.com/content/dirac-live-room-correction-suite

 

Audyssey

 

http://www.audyssey.com/audio-technology/multeq

http://www.stereophile.com/content/music-round-50-0

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-20012903-47.html

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No one has done this really?
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I suspect the few experienced Dirac users are running Datasat units and hang out in the $20K sub-forum. Multiple existing threads, there.
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wse

no offense, but how many people in a subforum that caters mostly to mainstream receiver owners would you expect to have the opportunity to demo or own $20-40K processors?

not very dam many...

speaking for myself, I've only heard the ADA Trinnov piece one time, at a CEDIA show. AFAIK, there is no one in the Atlanta area who sells ADA let alone Datasat. I believe this metro area is pretty similar to most in the US. also I can't recall anyone in this area who ever posted about actually owning a Datasat or ADA Trinnov prepro.

I think your question has a lot of merit but you'll get more feedback in the $20K+ forum.

edit - RUR beat me to the right answer smile.gif

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No one has done this really?
Really. IF you are looking for a comparison of those two room correction systems, not the DACs or analogue circuitry of the boxes they come in, then you'd be hard pressed to find someone that "has done this".

That doesn't mean it can't be done, since both room correction systems are available in software-only versions that you can buy and install on the same computer, thereby eliminating other variables from the comparison.

http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/arc/

http://www.dirac.se/en/consumer-products/dirac-rcs.aspx

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Really. IF you are looking for a comparison of those two room correction systems, not the DACs or analogue circuitry of the boxes they come in, then you'd be hard pressed to find someone that "has done this".

That doesn't mean it can't be done, since both room correction systems are available in software-only versions that you can buy and install on the same computer, thereby eliminating other variables from the comparison.

http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/arc/

http://www.dirac.se/en/consumer-products/dirac-rcs.aspx

Yes I know I just don't want to spend over a $1000 to compare them! I will ask in the DATASAT thread
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ARC is just a plugin and there is no way to get it to work globally without some problem or the other. I am going to buy a mic and then try the Dirac Live trial with the multichannel analog inputs on my SR5008 since HDMI is a nuisance.
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I am currently comparing Dirac Live on PC vs Audyssey MultEQ XT on my receiver. Just for the purpose of comparison I am temporarily using a HDMI connection for both (I set my AVR to Direct Mode while testing Dirac so that Audyssey is disabled). I will later switch to the multi-channel analog input with my sound card for Dirac because of all the problems with an extra HDMI connection.

I felt Dirac has superior clarity for music. The left and right channels sound like I'm listening on headphones. The continuous subwoofer rumbling from Audyssey has stopped. The sub is only noticeable during loud sound effects. I think Dirac is more suited to stereophiles or music listening. For movies and games I prefer the bass from Audyssey (with both Dynamic EQ on and off).
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