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!
Denon X3800H versus Denon X4800H
I investigate what the differences are between the Denon X3800H and the X4800H and whether the X3800H or the X4800H is the better value
Configuring Dirac Live – The Right Way
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.
ToneWinner AT-300 9.3.4 / 7.3.6 Processor Review
I have a look at the ToneWinner AT-300, with a particular interest in its Auto-EQ and calibration functions...
Is Dirac Live a Good Addition to Denon and Marantz AVRs and Separates?
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 →
Dirac Live Sale (Extended to 4 Dec)
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 →
Dirac Live Coming to Denon and Marantz AVRs
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.
Can You Emulate Audyssey Dynamic EQ with Dirac Live?
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!
Which Target Curve Should You Use for Dirac Live?
People generally tend to use "house curves" for Dirac Live. I don't quite agree with this approach. Find out why!
The Big Problem with “House Curves”
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!
What Onkyo, Pioneer and Integra Need to Stay Competitive
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...
My Dream AVR
If I could design my own AVR, instead of taking one off the shelf, what would it be like?
How to Get Audyssey Sounding as Good as Dirac Live on Your Denon or Marantz Receiver!
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.
Dirac Live vs Audyssey vs YPAO R.S.C.
How does Dirac Live fair against Audyssey and YPAO? Find out in this post!
Dirac Live Perfection – Loudness Compensation with Dirac Live Guide
Dirac Live is great but it doesn't have loudness compensation built in. House curves will get you some way to correct tonality, but if you want to listen to content as the content creators intended, then you need this guide!