HEARS side by side

Introducing "EARS", the Earphone Audio Response System. miniDSP EARS brings headphone measurement capability to "the masses" - it's just an extremely affordable measurement rig for headphones and IEMs that we've built using the same technology as our popular UMIK-1 calibrated measurement microphone. Alternatively one could use EARS as a binaural microphone with USB audio streaming.

Each pair of EARS has two microphone capsules mounted in a minimal "dummy head". Measurement output is via the driverless USB connection. The EARS are powered from the USB so there is no need for an external power supply. To measure headphones, just mount your headphones on the rig and run a measurement sweep using your headphone amp and favorite measurement program (e.g. Room EQ Wizard). The supplied calibration file corrects for the response of the microphone capsule and the ear. The miniDSP EARS is the perfect tool for creating EQ filters for the miniDSP HA-DSP headphone amplifier or for any other headphone system with EQ capability.

EARS is available immediately on the minidsp webshop for US$179.

CDSP 8x12

The C-DSP 8x12 is miniDSP’s next-generation processor for high-end mobile/car audio. The powerful 400 MHz SHARC floating-point processor provides pristine high-resolution audio at internal sample rates up to 192 kHz. With a wealth of inputs and outputs in a compact, rugged enclosure, the C-DSP 8x12 is suitable for installations from simple stereo, through surround systems with subwoofer integration, up to advanced multichannel active systems.

The driverless USB interface is used to configure miniDSP’s powerful but easy-to-use audio processing: parametric EQ on all inputs and outputs, compressors and adjustable time delay on all outputs, crossovers up to 48 dB/octave, and an advanced matrix mixer. Four complete processing configurations are stored in flash memory for instant recall with a wired or infrared remote.

Hardware features dedicated to the vehicle environment include an on-board isolated power supply, remote trigger input/output, a wired remote for dash or console mounting, and a microSD card slot for offline configuration and firmware updates.

Available now on miniDSP's webshop @ 499USD, check out the user manual and product datasheet for more details on this exciting new platform!

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DDRC24Dirac

miniDSP is proud to announce the immediate availability of the DDRC-24, the world’s smallest Dirac Live® processor. Dirac Live®, the world’s premier room correction solution, corrects both the room and the loudspeaker with a unique proprietary mixed-phase algorithm doing both impulse and frequency response correction. This technology is used not only in home stereo systems but also in cinemas, recording studios, and luxury cars. With the release of the miniDSP DDRC-24, it is now available in an unbelievably compact hardware unit.

Powered by a 400 MHz Analog Devices SHARC processor, the miniDSP DDRC-24 accepts a stereo input signal via asynchronous USB Audio, digital optical, or analog. The four analog outputs can be matrixed to the two Dirac Live correction channels in any way. Combined with a full suite of miniDSP’s tried-and-tested DSP functionality (parametric EQ, crossover, biquad programming, delay and gain), the result is an extraordinarily flexible processor for applications ranging from straightforward stereo room correction through to active loudspeakers, subwoofer integration, sub-sat systems, and as a component of active multichannel and home theater systems.

88BM structure

Once again, miniDSP pushes the limits of Digital Signal Processing and Digital Room Correction with the introduction of the DDRC-88BM plugin. 

The DDRC-88BM plug-in extends the capabilities of the DDRC-88A multichannel Dirac Live® processor. 100% compatible with all DDRC-88A units in the field, the DDRC-88BM adds comprehensive fine-grained bass management and crossover capabilities. The input signals are low-pass filtered and summed to generate the subwoofer signal; a matrix mixer routes or mixes these channels for the Dirac Live® algorithm, which in turn has its outputs routed or mixed to the output channels, where additional high/low pass and parametric filtering takes place. In addition to improved bass management for conventional home theater signal paths, the DDRC-88BM allows innovative solutions like multi-subwoofer control and combined DRC/active loudspeaker setups.

The DDRC-88BM software upgrade is now available on our webshop for 99USD. Check out our product page for more info.