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Roon Ready network player with Dirac Live® room correction, miniDSP audio toolbox for subwoofer integration and multiway speakers, Volumio music player, Audiophile 32-bit converters, 450MHz Sharc DSP processor Array
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SHD

SHD : Roon Ready network player with Dirac Live® room correction, miniDSP audio toolbox for subwoofer integration and multiway speakers, Volumio music player, Audiophile 32-bit converters, 450MHz Sharc DSP processor.
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SHD Series

miniDSP is proud to introduce the SHD (“Streaming High Definition”) digital audio processor incorporating Dirac Live®, the world’s premier room correction solution. A natural evolution and extension of our considerable experience with Dirac Live implementation, the miniDSP SHD heralds a new era in affordable yet powerful DSP-based network streamers.

The miniDSP SHD is a certified Roon Ready network player. Being Roon Ready means that miniDSP uses Roon streaming technology, for an incredible user interface, simple setup, rock-solid daily reliability, and the highest levels of audio performance, without compromise. The quad-core streaming processor in the SHD also runs Volumio, a popular open-source network streamer, providing web-based access to music files from sources as diverse as a USB stick to Internet Radio and Spotify.

The SHD has extensive connectivity options. Three digital inputs, two analog inputs and USB Audio enable the SHD to fit right into any modern audio system. The four-channel DSP-controlled outputs are available as single-ended (RCA) and balanced (XLR) analog as well as SPDIF digital.

In addition to Dirac Live, the miniDSP SHD includes a full suite of our powerful but user-friendly DSP audio tuning software - ten-band parametric EQ per channel, crossovers up to 48 dB/octave, compressor/limiter, and a flexible 2x4 matrix mixer — for powerful audio system tuning in applications ranging from subwoofer integration to a two-way active speaker

Hardware Features

  • Processor: 32-bit floating-point 400MHz Analog Devices SHARC DSP
  • 32bit Audiophile converters: AK5574 / AK4490EQ 
  • Powered by Dirac Live® 3.x Digital Room Correction
  • Quad core ARM processor for network audio streaming - Roon Ready and Volumio
  • Inputs: Stereo digital (USB Audio/AES-EBU/SPDIF/Optical), stereo analog (Balanced XLR, unbalanced RCA)
  • Outputs: 4 x digital (SPDIF out), 4 x analog out (Balanced XLR, unbalanced RCA)
  • USB audio recording feature (4xCH processed output via USB audio to record inputs, e.g. Vinyl)
  • White/Black OLED front panel controller

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SHD Diagram Roonready

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What's in the box?

NOTE: The UMIK-1/2 are measurement microphones approved by Dirac Research. Knowing the major effect a wrong calibration/measurement would have on the final results of Dirac Live tuning, we strongly recommend that you select a UMIK-1/2 microphone together with your platform for a plug&play experience leading to best results. Any issues related to 3rd party microphones such as ASIO/USB audio driver incompatibility/Latency problems or incorrect calibration process will not be under our support structure by our support team. 

 

 

Got your own DAC and looking for an All Digital version of this product? 
Check out the SHD Studio platform.

 

 

Item

Description

Digital Signal Processor

32-bit Floating point Analog Devices SHARC ADSP21489 / 450MHz

Internal sample rate: 96kHz

Control

Driverless USB 2.0 control interface for Windows environments
A computer is only required for the initial configuration and for USB audio streaming

Network Audio Streamer

Quad Core ARM processor, Gb Ethernet, USB 2.0 for external Hard drive

Volumio Audiophile player,

Bidirectional USB Audio

XMOS asynchronous USB audio up to 192 kHz, USB Audio Class 2 compliant

  • ASIO drivers for Windows

  • Driverless for Mac OS X

  • Bidirectional audio / 2ch playback (PC to SHD), 4ch recording post processing (SHD to PC)

Digital Audio Inputs

Digital audio source selectable from IR remote or Front panel, up to 216 kHz sample rate:

  • AES/EBU on Neutrik 3pin female XLR / Isolated with digital audio transformer

  • SPDIF on RCA connector / Isolated with digital audio transformer

  • TOSLINK on Optical connector

Digital Audio Outputs

Four channels of digital output.

  • 2 x SPDIF on RCA connector / Isolated with digital audio transformer.

Analog Audio inputs

2-channel audio input, balanced XLR Neutrik connector, unbalanced on RCA
32bit AKM AK5574 ADC / 120dB SNR measured / 0.0003% THD+N (Balanced Analog to Digital)

Max input level: 2V RMS unbalanced, 4V RMS balanced

Input impedance: 47k Ohms (RCA) / 48k Ohms (XLR)

Analog Audio outputs

4-channel audio output, balanced XLR Neutrik connector, unbalanced on RCA

32bit AKM AK4490EQ DAC / 120dB SNR measured / 0.0003% THD+N (Digital to balanced analog)
Max output level: 2V RMS unbalanced, 4V RMS balanced

Output impedance: 100 Ohms (RCA) / 200 Ohms (XLR)

miniDSP DSP Processing

Volume, Parametric Equalizer banks, Crossovers, Matrix mixer, Compressor/Limiter, Mute

Dirac Live Correction Suite for miniDSP

Plug&Play control and configuration from Dirac Live Correction Suite 3.x

FIR filter storage

Up to 4 filter configuration filters stored on unit

USB port

USB port type B for audio streaming, real time control and firmware upgrade

Power supply

110-240V AC

Dimensions (H  x W x D) mm

41.5 x 429 x 236 mm, Provided with 1RU rack mount kit

The miniDSP SHD Series support a range of network streaming services, including Spotify, Tidal, and Qobuz. Even so, many of us still have a collection of music files that we want to play through an SHD Series processor. In a networked computer music system, a network attached storage (NAS) may be used for music file storage. While there are many manufacturers of NAS units, in this app note we will use a Synology as an example, as they are a popular and widely-available brand. If you use a different brand of NAS, the general techniques in this app note should still work. However, you will need to figure out the specific settings for your brand of NAS.

minidsp shd nas volumio mount

There are a number of well-regarded music players that can stream audio to the miniDSP SHD Series over your local area network (LAN). In this app note, we will show you how to use JRiver Media Center (JRMC). JRiver Media Center is available for Mac, Windows and Linux. It is a commercial program with a 30-day free trial. Check out the app note for more details.

minidsp shd jriver media center enable media network

There are a number of well-regarded music players that can stream audio to the miniDSP SHD Series over your local area network (LAN). In this app note, we will show you how to use Audirvana Plus. Audirvana Plus is available for Mac and Windows. It is a commercial program with a 15-day free trial. Check out this app note for more details.

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