Today I picked up the unit and got it hooked up.
First impressions are hard to put into words, but some things sprung into mind.
This before I ran the Dirac corrections.
There is more detail than with my old setup, theres no doubt there. I have not tried anything above CD quality, but it clearly has more detail and finesse.
I then ran Dirac, first the free version that came with the unit and later the full version I have bought.
Dirac is easy enough to setup, coming from Anthem ARC, I'm used to having to use the computer for this, and Dirac is reasonably straightforward to use.
Allthough it barely fits the small low resolution monitor in my laptop...
My first results with the free version, where it corrects up to 500 Hz, I could hear the improvements easily. Bas was much more tight, and voices became better centered. But I did find the sound a little bit bright. See the frequency responce, there are hints to why.
Then I ran the full version and allowed Dirac to correct all the way to 17kHz. With the NAD curve it sounds absolutely wonderfull now. Very balanced I think, and with such fantastic stereo imaging. My speakers really do seem to disapear.
I have never heard this level of transparency from my speakers (Dali Mentor 6).
And there are definately details in some of the music that I never knew were there...
This is still very early times, and I'll probably experiment some more with target curves, but I'm very happy with what I hear.
Its definately a BIG upgrade from the MRX300.
The setup of the unit, and use of BluOS has been really easy to me, I find it really easy to use.
Now onwards to listen to much more music and hear some higher resolution recordings
I'll report more when I get some more inputs and experiences with the unit.
I have not run the balanced outputs yet, I'm using my old cable from before as the balanced cables have not arrived yet.
Sorry for the picture quality, light from the side gave a little glare to the picture.