Originally Posted by Pete
Your passion for Trinnov's particular recipe is understandable. I'm sure the engineers at Dirac and Audyssey are equally enthusiastic about their respective designs and algorithms. All three represent great leaps forward from the days of simple frequency-based correction. And just as the makers of high-end cables each have their fanatic faithful, I'm sure there will be devotees for each of the above RC systems. By virtue of their being more than one talented cook, a category of cooking is defined. So it now is with time-based correction.
1. You are missing his point. Trinnov is more than a RC device. It also has a 3d mapping system that can deal with speaker placement problems and affects how sound can be experienced.
2. To suggest that the differences between these units is tantamount to differences in cables suggests you have either not heard these units or you attribute qualities to cables that have never been validated in blind tests.
BTW, before you jump the gun, I'm not a Trinnov devotee (but I'm contemplating buying the Sherwood 972 because it is so cheap and it would be nice to play with). However, I do own a piece that has Dirac Live (which I have yet to play with, but should be doing so in July), and I have had less than exemplary experiences with Audyssey. Regarding the latter, I suggest you look up Amir and Audyssey, he has intimate knowledge of the product, has posted many concerns, and can comment further if you need more info.