Originally Posted by Scopeboy
SMH. I am glad i didn’t buy this unit.... having the full frequency for Dirac Live that is missing on the 658 released last fall is not what NAD intended. Its very misleading to tell customers that it’s coming only to further frustrate an already impatient customer base....This below was taken from the article.... Having control over subwoofer crossover settings is what really someone would need and they left this out.
“Room-correction and tone controls are accessed via the Dirac app, while NAD’s BluOS Controller app provides controls for selecting filters, adjusting subwoofer crossover settings, and disabling the Dirac processing, among other things.”
From day one they said it would be a basic Dirac implementation while full Dirac live would be available for $100. This has been the case from day one.
Dirac settings are handled via Dirac app. Totally makes sense.
BluOS app is used to set subwoofer crossover frequencies, number of subs (0,1,2), and the ability to enable/disables the Dirac filters. Totally makes sense.
When I listened to the M10 at Axpona they handed me the phone controlling the unit.
There is a switch in BluOS to enable/disable Dirac. As I recall this is on the audio settings page in BluOS.
When I spoke with the Dirac engineer asking about Bass Management (does the M10/C658 have the processing power) he said the M10 and C658 would be capable of running the Bass Management software but it would be up to NAD to determine if they will make that an option.
Ultimately, I don't believe a great deal of math is involved with actually running Dirac, all of the filter creation is done in the cloud. The until only processed audio through those filters.
Not sure what you see wrong with any of this, aside from how long it took to get to market. Pisses me off too.