Originally Posted by madhuski
Has anyone heard anymore details on this unit?
Will the end user be able to run Dirac themselves?
Also curious about this as it could be a nice companion for my ATI AT6007's.
Ideally, it would be a slightly tweaked Datasat LS10 with:
1) User can obtain the required items (calibrated mic and the Dirac software) to do their own Dirac calibration at a reasonable cost.
2) Make the 16 outputs channels assignable so that the user can do things like use 2 outputs per channel to bi-amp 7 main channels and configure a pair of subwoofer outputs. This would be perfect for those of us who don't have the option to install additional channels. Though it would be ideal, there's no need for fancy things like active crossovers for bi-amping.
3) Full HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 support, including 18Gbps on all inputs / outputs and HDR & Dolby Vision support.
4) Make the video board (ideally user) replaceable so that it would be possible to upgrade to HDMI 2.1 when appropriate without having to replace the entire pre-pro.
Since you're posting here,
- assuming the sonics are the same as the current Datasat pre-pros, do you have any thoughts on this versus the new Marantz AV8005?
What I go with will be paired with 2 x AT6007 amps, 6 x Salon2's, Voice2, 2 x Seaton Submersive HP subwoofers, LG 77" G7 OLED, and Oppo UDP-203 & UDP-205 as the primary high quality sources.
I know it's probably a bit irrational, but I'm having trouble getting excited about the AV8005. The other main contender to replace my now ancient Denon AVP-A1HDCI is the Emotiva RMC-1 (if it ever ships).
thanks for all the help with obtaining the pair of ATI AT6007's and sorting out the minor list of initial issues with them. Once the issues were dealt with, I've been very pleased with them. Enjoy your retirement.