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TOPIC: What i would like to have in SHD MKII.

What i would like to have in SHD MKII. 4 weeks 1 hour ago #44081

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Let's start go ahead.
I like my SHD, very much, but in my opinion this unit must be upgrade with new functions.
I use SHD also as a preamplifier in my system, and i think that if you want a better pre you need to spend lot of money.

What i woul like to have in the next version is:
USB digital out or I2S
Analog Phono MM (MC maybe) input
a better large display
And you ?
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What i would like to have in SHD MKII. 3 weeks 6 days ago #44082

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An indicator that music is playing. Handy when error tracking.
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What i would like to have in SHD MKII. 3 weeks 6 days ago #44083

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I bought a second hand power amp just to see how SHD Studio can be used as pre. This is my first experience with using a power amp. I get loud noises when I shut down the SHD Studio for a quick reset while the power amp is on. Is that normal or is it my power amp? I know it's better to shut down the power amp first. But do all power amps make quite a noise when you don't?
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What i would like to have in SHD MKII. 3 weeks 2 days ago #44223

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@jaaptina

SHD Studio is all digital. There isn't any way for the DSP to make pop noise... We have the SHD Studio here connected to either DACs or plate amps (i.e. amps with digital audio). No issues of noise..

Most likely that your amp are behaving this way... May need to double check that.

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PS: By respect for OP, please don't post with completely unrelated issues from the OP. aka suggestion thread for future feature. THanks!
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What i would like to have in SHD MKII. 1 week 1 day ago #44412

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Back to topic:

My wishes - most of these are software based and could perhaps be implemented with new firmware :) :) :) :

- an option to switch off the display, so that it only lights up when changes appear
- the option to fix volume output to -0dB (or any other volume)
- renaming presets (take the names from the Dirac slots)
- renaming inputs
- a standby mode
- full IP-/ serial control of basic functions like input, preset, display and volume (nowadays this seems to be mandatory for installers)
- allow Dirac measurements using the WI-DG connection so that we get rid of USB cables (I know that this is a restriction from the Dirac team, but hey, just wishful thinking...)
- and yes, an indicator showing that there is an input might be useful while installing

Concerning new hardware:
- a huge colorful display (that I can switch off :))
- separate buttons for inputs and presets
- optical outputs, HDMI inputs

It would be really great if some of the options above could be implemented by a software / firmware update :)

On the other hand: Most threads like these read as if the device isn't proper constructed. To those not using a SHD (Studio): I own a SHD Studio since a few days. I am familiar with room correction software and hardware and used this since years (Tact, Accuphase and so on). The SHD devices are by far the best hardware option to implement a decent digital room correction without spending thousands of $$$. Don't misunderstand this thread. Go ahead and buy one, don't think too long as I did...
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What i would like to have in SHD MKII. 1 week 1 day ago #44414

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All features proposed by Nocko! would be of great value to SHD I believe.
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What i would like to have in SHD MKII. 1 week 1 hour ago #44432

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@Nocko! 's list would make me very happy..
in addition:
a few more spdif (coax or optical) digital inputs would be nice, I have in use TV, CD, STB and it's full... would like to add a BT receiver or second player as well
and full control over ethernet, without having to use USB or WI-DG (like the PWR-ICE has)
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What i would like to have in SHD MKII. 4 hours 58 minutes ago #44500

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Agree, the SHD shall have the ability to do all control via the network interface. I`m not a current owner (sooner or later I will buy...)but USB control is also the weak point with my DDRC24 and was with the DDRC88.
Important point for me also:
Option to have 2x6 or 2x8 plugin and ability even without additional DAC`s. -> 3Way speakers is standard in my opinion.
OR
For me a SHD between SHD full and SHD Studio would make sense:
Full input ability but no DAC. There is a lot of DAC and digital in amps on the market, but hard to find ADC that works fine.
In digital only execution additional channels are cheap to have.

Regards, Lars
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