Dirac Live Perfection – Table of Contents

How to Use This GuideThe 4-Point Solution
Speaker Setup
Room Treatment
Setup Routine Considerations
Post Setup Routine
Chapter 1: Speaker Setup1.1 Main SpeakersIntroduction
Left and Right Speakers
Centre Speaker
Surround Speakers
Front and Rear Height Speakers
Ceiling Height Speakers
Mount, Bookshelf or Free Standing?
1.2 Subwoofer SetupSubwoofer Placement
Setting up Receiver for Subwoofer Placement
Test Methods
Placement Test Method
Subwoofer Crawl Method
1.3 Alternate Subwoofer Positioning OptionsRoom Modelling
Multi-Sub Optimiser (MSO)
Chapter 2: Room Setup2.1 Room InteractionsIntroduction
Bass Frequencies
Early Reflections
High Frequency Build-up
2.2 Listening PositionIntroduction
2.3 Room TreatmentBack Wall Treatment
Floor Treatment
A Note on Coffee Tables
Wall Treatment
Ceiling Treatment
A Note on Bass Traps
Chapter 3: Dirac Live Features3.1 FeaturesMulti-Point Measurement
Multi-Sub Calibration
Limiting Correction
Target Curves
Disabling Gains & Delays
Missing Features
Chapter 4: Running Dirac Live4.1 PreparationDO’s and DON’Ts of Setup Prep
Mic Placement Patterns
Amp Assignment
Running External Equalisation
Subwoofer Setup
Multi-Sub Optimiser (MSO)
4.2 Overview of Calibration StepsSTEP 1. Select Device
STEP 2. Select Recording Device
STEP 3. Volume Calibration
STEP 4. Select Arrangement
STEP 5. Measure
STEP 6. Filter Design
STEP 7. Filter Export
A Note on Target Curves
A Note on Speaker Phase
4.3 Mic Patterns / Mic ArrangementsStarting Position
Pattern 1 – Tight Pattern
Pattern 2 – Mid-Size Pattern
Pattern 3A – Wide Pattern A
Pattern 3B – Wide Pattern B
Designing Your Own Mic Patterns
Multi-Row Seating
Chapter 5: After Running Room Correction5.1 Receiver SettingsChecking Speaker Levels
Setting Crossover
Setting Delay / Distance
Speaker Distance Limits
Chapter 6. Loudness Compensation6.1 IntroductionIntroduction
The Issue with House Curves
Theoretical Background
6.2 Loudness Compensation StrategiesLoudness Compensation Options
Option 1. Content / Volume
Option 1 Implementation Process
Option 2. Input / Volume
Option 2 Implementation Process
Option 3. Volume Only (fixed offset)
Option 3 Implementation Process
Adjusting Surround Volumes
Choosing an Offset for Movies
6.3 Loudness Comp. ConfigurationWhich Base Curve?
Which Emulation Data?
Chapter 7. Troubleshooting Dirac Live7.1 Sound Field Sounds DisjointedResolution steps
7.2 Subwoofer Too Weak / Too HotResolution steps
7.3 Resolving HarshnessResolution steps
Appendix A. Expert Configuration with REWNote: required Manual Calibration with REW guide!
Appendix B. Integrating Dirac with AudysseyHigh-level notes to get you started!
Appendix C. Integrating Dirac with YPAOHigh-level notes to get you started!
Appendix G. High Level Comparison of Different Room Correction Solutions
Appendix H. Thank You VouchersNote: not included in Apple Books version (once released) but will honour with Apple Books receipt

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