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Do you know the price?

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There are two price tiers available.

36 hours version limit: $299
Beyond 36 hours of use need to pay an additional $250 license fee to Dirac.

No limit version: $549

The Dirac license fee is pretty steep: $250 per unit.
 

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I will be following this thread closely.
Before buying one of those, a few questions will have to be answered (in my case):

How will it work with atmos? it will probably be incompatible...
And if I don't adopt atmos, how will it work with my current 11.2 setup? or any AVR processing done after dirac live processing (DTS neoX for example)(it will certainly be compatible, but to what extent will the AVRs processing be detrimental?)
And finally, will it sound better than Audyssey XT32, which I am currently using...

Unfortunately, those last two questions will result in a very subjective answer...
 

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I'm interested in this box of tricks from MiniDSP.

Got some questions related to HDMI switching. Would there be any problem interfacing with an external switch like this one: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049SCB2Y...TF8&colid=24EU3OAH32MB9&coliid=I2GHJBCY73M7A5 without loosing HDCP sync?

Setup is something like this: multi HDMI sources ---> HDMI switch ---> nanoAVR-DL ---> AVR ---> speakers

How much delay does the NanoAVR-dl impose on the audio when Dirac REQ is engaged? Is there an lip sync delay that can be implemented with the video signal so that both video/audio are together when it leaves the NanoAVR-DL?

Since it requires PCM on the audio for the Dirac REQ to work, I assume all HDMI sources need to be set like this.
Edit 1-Sep-2014: MiniDSP replied that all sources must be in PCM.

What happens if one engages the room correction on the downstream AVR? Can there be multiple user settings such that one can select say room 1, room 2, etc.?
Edit 1-Sep-2014: MiniDSP replied that there are 4 target curves and easy to select. Best to let Dirac do the EQ using the custom target curve.

How is the bass managed by Dirac? Is this passed to the downstream AVR?
Edit 1-Sep-2014: MiniDSP replied that bass is handled by the AVR.

How about the levels (dB) and distances (ft.) for each channel handled? Is it passed downstream to the AVR?
Edit 1-Sep-2014: MiniDSP replied that levels and distances are handle by Dirac.

This device looks very enticing for those of us who have a legacy AVR and would like to experience Dirac REQ.
 

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I just noticed the internal processing was at 48 khz and not 96 like some ot their other Dirac Live models...well, still cant wait to hear what this little device can do...
 

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I just noticed the internal processing was at 48 khz and not 96 like some ot their other Dirac Live models...well, still cant wait to hear what this little device can do...
Hello
I am not a specialist. For a situation in a living room environment with a 5.1 system (Oppo BDP103, AVR Cambridge Audio Azur 351R; GoldenEar speakers) , what would be better:

Bluray movies with the higher sampling formats, without the Dirac Live Room Correction?

or

Bluray movies with the nano AVR DL with room correction, but limited to 48kHz?
 

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I am not a specialist. For a situation in a living room environment with a 5.1 system (Oppo BDP103, AVR Cambridge Audio Azur 351R; GoldenEar speakers) , what would be better:

Bluray movies with the higher sampling formats, without the Dirac Live Room Correction?

or

Bluray movies with the nano AVR DL with room correction, but limited to 48kHz?
In the majority of cases, the latter will be better.
 

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In your review of the nano avr 8x8 (music in the round pg55) you stated that bass management should not be performed in the AVR/PrePro because of routing of the signals. Since the NanoAvr DL appears to be the same unit but with Dirac capabilities could you please elaborate on this for me. Where exactly should the Bass Management be done.
 

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In your review of the nano avr 8x8 (music in the round pg55) you stated that bass management should not be performed in the AVR/PrePro because of routing of the signals. Since the NanoAvr DL appears to be the same unit but with Dirac capabilities could you please elaborate on this for me. Where exactly should the Bass Management be done.
miniDSP has corrected the bass management arrangements so that they are now just fine. Report in next MITR and, of course, info at the miniDSP website.

I cannot comment. yet, on the DL version.
 

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miniDSP has corrected the bass management arrangements so that they are now just fine. Report in next MITR and, of course, info at the miniDSP website.

I cannot comment. yet, on the DL version.
Thanks Kal


I look forward to your review of the DL version as soon as one comes available to you. I also look forward to a review of the XMC-1 should that ever be available,heck I will send mine to you if I ever get a chance to buy one. I enjoy your reviews , as you always get to the bottom of things and keep it real for us semi technically inclined.


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Kal

In your review of the nano avr 8x8 (music in the round pg55) you stated that bass management should not be performed in the AVR/PrePro because of routing of the signals. Since the NanoAvr DL appears to be the same unit but with Dirac capabilities could you please elaborate on this for me. Where exactly should the Bass Management be done.
I asked this question to MiniDSP for the NanoAVR-DL (Dirac Live) version and the reply was that bass management is carried out in the downstream AVR. So if you want to use Dirac Live, you have no choice but to implement bass management in the downstream AVR.
 

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Thats what I think too.
My question is...will it sound better than the same movie processed through Audyssey (in my case XT32)?
BTW, does anyone know at what bit depth and sampling rate does Audyssey performs its magic...?
In the Audyssey thread, recall that the sampling frequency is 48kHz. Not sure of bit depth.

This is the same for the NanoAVR-DL so it's on equal footing with Audyssey. The NanoAVR-DL can accept 192kHz and 24 bit depth as input, but will downs sample to 48kHz internally. The bit depth should be kept intact as the SHARC processor is rated for 32 bits. See page 35 of the preliminary owner's manual under the title of Specification.
 
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