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'll guide you through the process of viewing and editing the Audyssey app's code to add features and functionalities that improve the customization of your Audyssey calibration.
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 finally review MultEQ-X and tell you what I like and not like about it. You can also trust me to break it while I'm at it.
I discuss the 5 Pillars of Reference Playback that are required for Audyssey, and all other Room Correction algorithms.
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 →
Audyssey Black Friday Sale has started!
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!
I have written about Loudness Compensation and its importance for home cinema in the context of Yamaha YPAO Volume. If you haven't checked out that article, I would recommend you do so. However, I wanted to cover Audyssey's version of loudness compensation (Dynamic EQ) and dynamic range compression (Dynamic Volume) in this article. Audyssey Dynamic... Continue Reading →
IMAX Enhanced is both a certification program - like THX was in the "good old days" - as well as additional sound processing overlaid over DTS and DTS:X soundtracks. Some of these soundtracks in fact will have a flag that will trip this additional sound processing. Let's see what the issues are then!