If one only corrects to Schroeder, room correction becomes less of an issue. Audyssey, ARC, and Dirac are more similar than different on the lower frequencies. Without question, Dirac takes a substantial lead over Audyssey when doing full-range correction (to my ears). The best decision I ever made was buying speakers that measure flat, have great off-axis response, and treating the primary reflection points (JBL M2). This has freed me from the room correction merry-go round and was the primary reason I left Dirac Live and went back to the Marantz 8805. I no longer need the upper frequency correction. I am a huge fan of Dirac Live, but the boutique receiver brands that currently offer Dirac Live have too many glitches and gremlins that just annoyed me. I was tired of having my theater being a hobby. I have reached a point where I just want to set it, forget it, and enjoy it. The mainstream receiver manufactures have hundreds of engineers to the boutique brand's two or three. They get the code done correctly and if/when there are issues, they are dealt with expediently. There is something to be said for ease of use and stability. The Marantz 8805 may not be the grail of audio nirvana, but it a very solid, stable offering that sounds pretty darn good to my ears. The addition of the Audyssey app and the features it provided brought me back to the Denon/Marnatz family. I am happy to be back after my boutique brand journeys. With that said, if MiniDSP offers a 2x4 like product with the new Dirac Live sub correction software that was announced, I will be all over that.
Last edited by Molon_Labe; 06-23-2019 at 07:14 AM.