Originally Posted by 12B4A
I'm happy with the results from the Dirac Live trial version in 2 channel mode. I've also tried the Fuzzmeasure 3 trial and REW.
As far as hardware, if I take in to account what I would get for selling my separates and the cost savings of not going for Dirac Live, I think the Denon AVR-4000P fits my ideal with maybe something one or two steps down in the line if I'm feeling pinchy. The only unanswered question here is if Audyssey is a comparable performer to Dirac Live. I've read too many arguments to make a clear decision on that.
Those are the strongest possibilities to me unless there are better suggestions.
Not sure what you want. With REW and the UMC-200 you already have a multichannel room correction solution. All you need to do is learn REW and waste considerable time on setting things up.
Dirac Live isn't available as a multichannel box. It is available in the Datasat RS20i and Emotiva claims that they are working on an processor with Dirac Live.
There was a box from Audyssey but it is no longer available. XT32 is available in various AVRs.
The only solution for processing audio in real time before it is sent out of your PC would be AcourateConvolver or Dirac Live (8 channel version).
Another solution is a separate PC that does the audio processing.
Both solutions are rather shaky because of HDCP issues.
PEQ, Audyssey, Dirac Live and Acourate are all different room correction solutions. They follow different strategies to solve the problem but Audyssey and Dirac Live don't disclose what they are doing.
Again with REW and PEQ you already have a solution that gives you full control over the optimization process. It even allows you to do things Audyssey and Dirac don't offer.
Good paper that scratches the surface of the problem: http://www.dirac.se/media/12044/on_room_correction.pdf