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Originally Posted by djnickuk View Post

Yes, you are remembering the RS20i routings / crossovers page.

I have no idea why Dirac on the pc is causing such issues when it works absolutely seamlessly in the Datasat.

Thanks, Nick! That I/O mapping applies to both calibration measurements and playback?
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Originally Posted by RUR View Post

Thanks, Nick! That I/O mapping applies to both calibration measurements and playback?

Yes, basically one sets up your channel routing, ie, sharing subs on channel 4 as I have done to create a mono entirety to be calibrated as one.

Once you have this setup, you then run Dirac. The first page of Dirac will list 16 channels which pertain to these listed in routings / crossovers. You select what ever channels you want to calibrate, then move onto the next part which is measurements and optimizations

And as you can see, I have channels missed out, channels 11 and 12, so I do not select these in the first page of the Dirac calibration and it's just skips those channels and applies filters as required.
Edited by djnickuk - 4/9/14 at 3:47pm
post #633 of 639
Makes perfect sense, Nick. Eric's issue with Dirac's PC product is so fundamental to its use, I'm keen to hear their explanation.
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Originally Posted by catonic View Post

Steve, since it is clear that you are both very experienced and capable when it comes to this field of high quality audio, could I ask for your opinion on this matter?

In your experience, is it worthwhile going to the 192kHz /24bit playback audio format or does it provide no audible benefit over 44kHz/16bit playback ?
Thanks.
Steve didn't really read your question. Yes going to 192kHz sounds better than 44kHz playback. As Steve answered the difference between 96k and 192k are not so great. Both 96k and 192k can sound worse than 44kHz if the recording is really bad. Typically that's not the case and you will prefer the higher resolution.
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Originally Posted by edorr View Post

Turns out Dirac does indeed screw up the channel mapping. I asked tech support, about the Dirac runtime engine showing a small 4 before channel 5 and a small 5 before channel six. This means channel 4 input gets mapped to channel 5 output, and 5 input gets mapped to 6 output, and input 6 is just gone. In calibration I specify I have no channel 4 input/output but mappings don't change (i.e. 5_>5 and 6->6), so Dirac clearly screws this up. Good to know and saving others embarking on the Dirac Live MCH journey a lot of aggravation. The workaround I am planning is to temporarily insert a speaker on LFE channel for calibration, do a 5.1 calibration, and take out the channel 4 speaker during playback. I will map my channel 4 to channel 1 and 2 in Jriver during playback. This should work OK.
Cool. Glad you found a solution. I was certain the problem lie with Dirac as they are the newer software. Lynx Studio has been around awhile and something so simple was unlikely on their end. Jriver is just far too tenacious an outfit to let channel mapping go unfixed. I remain the most impressed with Jriver and the effort they put forth compared to any that I have used for anything remotely related to audio.
post #636 of 639
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Originally Posted by Bulldogger View Post

...... Yes going to 192kHz sounds better than 44kHz playback.........

Thanks Bulldogger.
post #637 of 639
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Originally Posted by RUR View Post

Makes perfect sense, Nick. Eric's issue with Dirac's PC product is so fundamental to its use, I'm keen to hear their explanation.

Mapping of non standard configurations has now been acknowledged by Dirac as a software problem, which will be addressed in future version. They will create a feature allow for manual channel mapping in the runtime (DAP).
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Thanks, Eric. Now we know it's their problem and not some obscure user setup issue.
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Originally Posted by RUR View Post

Thanks, Eric. Now we know it's their problem and not some obscure user setup issue.

Well technically it it still MY problem because I have to redo my MCH calibration, but I get your point.
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