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.
We take a look at Denon's flagship AVR, the AVR-A1H, its features and why it has been called a super AVR with its 15.4 channels.
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.
I take a look what the difference between the Marantz Cinema 40 versus Cinema 50 and if the Cinema 40 worth the $1000 extra cost.
If you are looking for a USB microphone to measure and optimize your room’s acoustics, you might wonder which one is better: the miniDSP Umik-1 or Umik-2. In this article, we compare these two popular microphones in terms of features, performance and price.
Dirac Live will allow you to plug the UMIK-1 USB calibration microphone directly into the AVR, if you so wish, as opposed to the laptop or PC that Dirac Live is running on. As far as I understand, this is a first for Dirac Live! UPDATE 9 Jun 2023: Even though the manual does not... Continue Reading →
I investigate what the differences are between the Denon X3800H and the X4800H and whether the X3800H or the X4800H is the better value
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.
I have a look at the ToneWinner AT-300, with a particular interest in its Auto-EQ and calibration functions...
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 →
We are a little late with this, but if you go to Dirac’s Facebook page, you’ll see that they have had Black Friday sales which have now been extended to 4th Dec 2022. One of our readers brought this to our attention - thank you! The sale allows you to get 30% OFF any of... 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.
If you are you moving from Audyssey to Dirac Live, your question may be: can you emulate Audyssey Dynamic EQ with Dirac Live? I will investigate in this article!