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TOPIC: Dirac target curves - what do you use?

Dirac target curves - what do you use? 6 days 2 hours ago #42996

  • MillsSteve2
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I've had my SHD for a few months now. My first curve was the automatically generated target, which was nice. I did some reading and developed a curve like a ski hill, with the base elevated and then sloping down, then straight line slightly declining toward the top end. Today I measured my room again because I toed in the speakers a bit more and moved my listening chair back. I did more reading and decided to try the Harmon curve that comes with Dirac. Put this in slot #3 and the ski hill in slot #4 so I can compare. #3 sounds really nice, and #4 definitely has too much base. I like to tweak things like this, so just curious what curves others are using for their Dirac setups that I can try. I realize each room will cause differences but overall the curve philosophy should be consistent.

Please let me know!

Thanks! B)
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Dirac target curves - what do you use? 1 day 17 minutes ago #43034

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I've been experimenting with target curve for a few weeks. I think I've settled now. But I thought so before...

I have not tried to get used to the standard curve with a small slope downwards.

Instead what I like is to stick to the original curve, but with a little flattening. That way I keep the sound of the speakers I've come to like. They are great speakers. While eliminating the bass boost and improving the overall soundscape. It has really improved a lot.

While that sounded good in general I found some tracks with distortion at certain moments. It proved to be related to spots where the target curve bridged a dip in the measured response at 110Hz and 300Hz.

So I lowered the curve a few dB and made the curve follow the deepest dips in the measured response.

To be able to follow the dips closely I made a separate L and R curve.

Already steady on these curves for three weeks! :laugh:







I also tried lowering the curve so I could make a curve without dips. But I didn't like the overall volume going down that much.

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