Guenter Villnow
Guenter Villnow


Welcome to the SHD Series of high-resolution audio processors

Our Roon Ready streaming processors with Dirac Live® room correction include our flexible DSP audio toolbox and a wealth of connectivity and network playback options

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Overview | Dirac Live | Roon Ready | Better Connectivity | miniDSP powerup | Details




The miniDSP SHD Series heralds a new era in affordable yet powerful DSP-based network streamers. Welcome to a wealth of onboard processing power enabled by the latest embedded SHARC and ARM processors: Dirac Live room correction, Roon Ready network playback, Volumio music player, and a full suite of miniDSP plugin power.

SHD Series features newly designed OLED screen


Dirac Live 3.x

We all love great sound. We don't all love being turned into measurement engineers to get it. The easy-to-use Dirac Live application# walks you through simple steps to get good measurements — for great room correction. Dirac Live's sophisticated algorithms intelligently correct frequency and time errors around the whole listening area. Tailor the final sound with an interactive control graph to get improved stereo imaging, greater clarity and realism, more accurate timbre and a deeper, tighter and more accurate bass.


# Windows/Mac computer required. Calibrated UMIK-1/UMIK-2 measurement microphone is required.



Roon Ready

Roon is an incredibly rich and engaging way to browse and organize your music. It runs on most Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs, or on other products which include Roon Core. Being Roon Ready means that miniDSP SHD Series network players transparently discover and connect to Roon without any configuration, and bit-perfect audio is delivered from Roon to your network player. Together, Roon and miniDSP deliver the power, flexibility, and performance of networked audio, with the easiest setup and highest reliability available.

miniDSP SHD Series are Roon Ready network players

Roon subscription required.



A Host of Streaming Solutions

Tidal, Spotify, Qobuz, Internet Radios, Upnp/DLNA sources... We support it all! Thanks to a powerful customized Volumio solution at its core, miniDSP engineers worked hard to provide a plug&play experience for your favorite Media streaming option. With the Connect feature, Tidal Connect and Spotify Connect even allows for direct control of your SHD series from your Web/Android/IoS/Tablet app. Streaming has never been easier! 

Tidal Connect


Better connectivity

We've listened to our customers that asked for more I/O. The top-of-the-line SHD has, in addition to the network streaming port, 3 x digital inputs, USB Audio, and balanced and unbalanced analog inputs. Outputs are analog and digital for all four channels. The all-digital SHD Studio drops the analog I/O but adds AES/EBU digital outputs for professional sound applications.

Rear panels boast flexible connectivity


miniDSP power-up

We’ve added a second pair of outputs and a 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 2x4 matrix mixer — for system tuning in applications ranging from subwoofer integration to a two-way active speaker. Check out the miniDSP Device Console for real time live control of your platform. 

Powerful suite of miniDSP processing onboard

Feature comparison

 SHDSHD StudioSHD Power
Number of audio channels 2 in, 4 out 2 in, 4 out 2 in, 4 out
Audio input connectivity Analog RCA/XLR, Digital SPDIF/Toslink/AES-EBU, USB, Network streaming Digital SPDIF/Toslink/AES-EBU, USB, Network streaming Digital SPDIF/Toslink/AES-EBU, USB, Network streaming
Audio output connectivity Analog RCA+XLR, Digital SPDIF Digital SPDIF, AES-EBU 2 x RCA, 2 x Amplifier out, AES-EBU
Input/output resolution 32-bit 32-bit 32bit
ADC /DAC chipsets AK5574 / AK4490EQ N/A CS43130 for subwoofer
Internal sample rate 96 kHz 96 kHz 96khz
Maximum input sample rate 192 kHz 192 kHz 192kHz
Roon Ready Yes (stereo) Yes (stereo) Yes (stereo)
Calibration software Dirac Live application (stereo) Dirac Live application (stereo) Dirac Live application (stereo)
Filtering technology Dirac Live® 3.x, full range correction up to 20kHz
Dirac Live® 3.x, full range correction up to 20kHz Dirac Live® 3.x, full range correction up to 20kHz
Impulse response correction Yes Yes Yes
Bass Management/Crossover/Delay/PEQ/Matrix/Gain Yes Yes Yes
Number of onboard presets 4 4 4
Basic remote included Yes Yes Yes
Infrared remote learning for 3rdparty remote Yes Yes Yes
UMIK-1 included in purchase Yes Yes Yes
Pricing 1299USD 949USD 1549USD
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What's included

  • An SHD Series high-resolution audio processor
  • Your Dirac Live license (stereo, Windows/Mac compatible), full-range correction
  • A UMIK-1/2 calibrated measurement microphone
  • A microphone tripod stand

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