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Trying to integrated Dirac and Audyssey XT32 on my 5.1 system. Would this work?

Hello, all

I really like what Audyssey XT32 does for movies, but it's not great for listening to music. So, I'm trying to think about a way to integrate a MiniDSP to my 5.1 system to be able to use Dirac Live on enjoy 2.1 music and Audyssey for movies, easily switching from each other.

I tried to draw the two possible schemes that I could think of:

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If it works as intended, I could easily use the toslink switch to engage Movie or Music mode in my living room.

When I want to listen to music, I could simply switch to Out 2 and select Multi Ch In on my AVR; then the AVR would (at option 1) act as a power amp for my L and R speakers, amping the processed signal from the MiniDSP, and bypass the also processed sub signal (lowpass) to the subwoofer, or, (at option 2), the same thing, but the sub would be fed directly by the MiniDSP when listening to music.

When watching movies, at both options I would switch the splitter to Out 1 and let the AVR do the Audyssey processing!

What do you guys think? Would either of these schemes work? Is option 2 better than 1?

MultEQ editor app is not an option right now, because my AVR doesnt support it (onkyo 5008) and the upgrade cost would be the same as purchasing a miniDSP and I would probably lose amplification quality (this onkyo is a monster). Also can't afford multichannel Dirac

Thank you and sorry for my English!

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It would probably have to be nr 1 or you would get volume control problems.
Just turning off audyssey is not good enough?


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It would probably have to be nr 1 or you would get volume control problems.
Just turning off audyssey is not good enough?


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I have quite a few peaks and nulls on my bass response that I would like to be corrected, even for music. I also would really like to have dirac and minidsp, just to fiddle with it!

Thanks for your observation on the volume control.. hadnt't thought of it.
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@flaviowolff I thought the mini dsp2x4 could manage all of your channels including the sub? I think this kid does it here
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@flaviowolff I thought the mini dsp2x4 could manage all of your channels including the sub? I think this kid does it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihOMKQ3i2OM&t=2179s
According to the manual, the 2x4 wont accept multichannel digital audio (and it has only two analog inputs). The DDRC-88A accepts multi channel PCM through HDMI, but its out of my price range, and, also, my source (LG oled tv) wont send uncompressed PCM via hdmi ARC (only eARC will be able to do that in the future).
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@FlavioWolff yea sorry don't know sh*t about the minidsp, thought it might help.
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What is it that you feel is lacking with music with your current setup? Do you have any REW measurements you care to show (you mentioned peaks and nulls in your response)? Have you considered turning off Audyssey and EQ'ing the subs with a MiniDSP HD??
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What is it that you feel is lacking with music with your current setup? Do you have any REW measurements you care to show (you mentioned peaks and nulls in your response)? Have you considered turning off Audyssey and EQ'ing the subs with a MiniDSP HD??
The benefit of that option is that if you still want the Dirac processing later, the HD can be upgraded to the DDRC24 via software (and money, of course).
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