Originally Posted by Marc Alexander
The R-972 uses a dumbed down (for DSP) version of the Trinnov optimizer. It's performance is exceeded by Dirac Live 2.0 IME/IMO. I would buy a NAD 758v3 before dropping $700 on a R-972.
Considering that this is 2020
I would agree with you, but there's one exception to the rule: if you have a need for Trinnov's Remapping and have a 5.1 or 7.1 system. In those limited cases, the R-972 might still have some value over a processor in Dirac for that one purpose. Whether that should be important to you is a different subject.
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Last edited by sdrucker; 01-22-2020 at 07:27 PM.