Originally Posted by Bulldogger
I often wondered why no companies have put room correction into two channel sources like CD and SACD players. That takes room correction to the traditional 2 channel audiophile market.
For a 2 channel computer based system you can already assemble a server with room correction yourself. You can either use the PC version of Dirac, which I believe has no bass management, or you can use something like acourate which has all the bells and whistles of Dirac including bass management and can be used as a Jriver plugin (http://www.audiovero.de/en/acourate.html
). For a 2 channel, you would want to run this into a DAC (or two DACs if you have a 2.2 system).
However, architecturally building the room correction into the SSP makes more sense, beacuse if you tie the room correction to the source, you need a separate room correction engines and calibrations for each source. Of course, if you have one single server for all your content/sources this problem would fo away. However, if such a "super server" was ever developed you would want a multi channel DAC with volume control behind it, not a full blown SSP.
It will be interesting to see where the digital revolution will take high end audio. I can eventually envisage all content and "music serving" to move into the cloud as well.