I review Dirac Live's implementation on Denon and Marantz receivers and compare it to Audyssey with regards to cost, setup, equalisation and sound quality.
I discuss the bass performance of Audyssey, Dirac Live, Dirac Live Bass Control, Dirac Live ART and Multi-Sub Optimiser.
I go through the process I took to configure my Cinema 50 for Equal-Loudness Curves with Dirac Live. You can do the same with your Denon or Marantz AVR.
Dirac Live is one of the best room correction tech in the World. In this long overdue article, I go into how to set up Dirac Live correctly, so you can reap the full benefits.
This question has been on my mind since the announcement and because a customer has asked me this same question recently, now is the perfect time to write about it. I absolutely believe it is a worthwhile addition and here is a summary of the two most critical points as to why, then we will... Continue Reading →
Sound United (now operating under its new parent company, Masimo) decided to do the unthinkable: implement Dirac Live in addition to Audyssey in their latest crop of Denon and Marantz receivers.
People generally tend to use "house curves" for Dirac Live. I don't quite agree with this approach. Find out why!
You have been lied to! House Curves are based on research that ignore some very critical facts about how audio is mastered and how it is listened to. Find out what you can do about it!
Now that we have full understanding of Audyssey's roadmap, I think we have a clear idea of what Onkyo, Pioneer and Integra need to stay competitive...
Well, Audyssey can sound as great as Dirac Live, but it does require a lot more work. However, once you get it sounding great, you get the benefit of having proper Loudness Compensation (Dynamic EQ) and state of the art Dynamic Range Compression (Dynamic Volume), both of which Dirac Live lacks.