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TOPIC: SHD studio or DDRC-22D ?

SHD studio or DDRC-22D ? 2 weeks 2 days ago #42905

  • Zealous_fu
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I am looking for the room correction device between my streamer and DAC.

Just want to check which one is better?

The price difference is US174. Will SHD studio provide better sound quality than DDRC-22D as it’s a newer model?

Thanks!
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SHD studio or DDRC-22D ? 2 weeks 2 days ago #42907

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Maybe you won't need your streamer any more if you got the SHD Studio... What is it?
I am not miniDSP support.

"You must ask the right questions." - Dr. Alfred Lanning's hologram.
-> Have you read the User Manual??
-> Have you drawn and posted a diagram?
-> Have you posted a screenshot?
-> Have you posted your config file?
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SHD studio or DDRC-22D ? 2 weeks 2 days ago #42911

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I'd go for the SHD: the increased integration is probably worth the extra $174. The only exception might be if you had an outstanding DAC, like an Octo DAC8 Stereo or Benchmark DAC16 in16to2 stereo mode.
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SHD studio or DDRC-22D ? 2 weeks 1 day ago #42916

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Hi rhollan,

Not quite understand your meaning of an outstanding DAC.

I like my DAC which is Accuphase now. If the DAC is outstanding, there will be not much difference between SHD and DDRC?

Thanks!
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SHD studio or DDRC-22D ? 2 weeks 1 day ago #42917

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Oh! I see now: you are comparing the DDRC-22D with the SHD Studio not the SHD. So yeah, the choice of outboard DAC should be irrelevant. However, you get 2x4 with the SHD Studio and 2x2 with the DDRC-22D. Useful if you want to add stereo subs strictly to fill between 80 Hz and about 100-160 Hz.

I was thinking of the SHD which has a DAC. Your accuphase DAC is probably as good, though I don't know the model.

An outstanding DAC would be a Benchmark DAC16 in stereo mode or an Okto DAC8 Stereo.
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SHD studio or DDRC-22D ? 1 week 5 days ago #42941

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I have SHD Studio. The sound quality is as good or better as dedicated 1000 dollar streamers (for example my former Auralic Aries Femto).
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