SHD Power

Compact Roon Ready streaming amplifier with Dirac Live® room correction, 2 x 120Wrms power amplifier, miniDSP audio toolbox for subwoofer integration, Volumio music player, 450MHz Sharc DSP processor Array
1,549 USD
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SHD Power

SHD Power : Compact Roon Ready streaming amplifier with Dirac Live® room correction, 2 x 120Wrms power amplifier, miniDSP audio toolbox for subwoofer integration, Volumio music player, 450MHz Sharc DSP processor.
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SHD Series

miniDSP is proud to introduce the latest member of the SHD (“Streaming High Definition”) processor family. As with all SHD Series processors, the SHD Power includes Dirac Live®, the world’s premier room correction solution, and a full suite of miniDSP’s powerful but user-friendly audio tuning software.

The SHD Power includes a 120W per channel low-distortion power amplifier for powering main speakers, and two additional analog outputs for connecting a subwoofer or subwoofers. With three digital inputs and high-resolution USB Audio, the SHD Power is the ideal modern integrated amplifier, all packed into an unbelievably compact metal enclosure.

The miniDSP SHD Power 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 Power 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.

Hardware Features

  • Processor: 32-bit floating-point 450MHz Analog Devices SHARC DSP
  • 32bit Audiophile converters
  • Proprietary custom 2 x 120W amplifier (8Ohms/4Ohms), SNR >110dB (at 1kHz A-weighted, 120W in 8Ω),  Embedded PCM1795 DAC chipset + TPA3255 Class D chipset
  • 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)
  • Outputs: 2 x 120W amplifier output , 2 x analog out (Unbalanced RCA), 4 x digital AES-EBU
  • USB audio recording feature (4xCH processed output via USB audio to record digital inputs)
  • White/Black OLED front panel controller


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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. 

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The miniDSP SHD Series processors are certified Roon Ready players. This means that they are certified by Roon Labs to work seamlessly with the Roon software running on your PC, Mac, or Linux-based server! You can also use the Roon Remote for Android or iPhone/iPad for full remote control of your music playback with the miniDSP SHD Series.

Note: To use Roon, you will need to have a paid account with Roon Labs. Your miniDSP SHD Series includes a free two-month tria

miniDSP SHD Series is Roon Ready

Powered by Tidal Connect

Got a Tidal account and want to stream directly your favorite tracks from your PC/Phone/Tablet? Thanks to Tidal Connect support on the SHD Series, we provide a plug&play experience for high bitrate and full volume integration. 

Listening to Tidal has never been easier!

Tidal Connect

Powered by miniDSP's Device Console

The SHD series is powered by miniDSP's Device Console (DC), a new Graphic User Interface to easily control your unit in real time, manage firmware/DSP upgrades and warn you when Volumio updates. Check out our web user manual for more details. 

Screenshot SHD Studio


Using the Surface Dial to control a miniDSP SHD Series processor

The Microsoft Surface Dial is a Bluetooth-connected physical control device. We decided to try using it as a remote control for the SHD Series processor. This way, you can have an actual physical volume control knob (and mute) that is remotely connected to the SHD Series processor! This app note describes how to do it.

miniDSP SHD with Surface Dial



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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

Certified Roon Ready network player, Volumio Audiophile player,
Quad Core ARM processor, Gb Ethernet, USB 2.0 for external Hard drive

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 AES-EBU on XLR connectors / Isolated with digital audio transformer.
Amplifier specifications

2x120W RMS (8Ohm/4Ohms)
THD+N < 0.005% (f=100Hz, 1W to 100 W, RL=8 Ω and RL=4 Ω)
THD+N < 0.03% (f = 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 60mW to 100 W, RL=4 Ω)
THD+N < 0.07% (f = 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 60mW to 100 W, RL=8 Ω)
SNR >110dB (at 1kHz A-weighted, 120W in 8Ω)
Frequency response: 10 Hz – 30 kHz +/- 0.5dB
CrossTalk: <-95dB(1kHz)

Analog Audio outputs

2 channel audio output, unbalanced on RCA
32bit DAC, 120dB SNR measured / 0.0007% THD+N (Digital to balanced analog)
Frequency response: 10 Hz – 30 kHz +/- 0.2dB
Max output level: 1.7V RMS unbalanced

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 3.x Correction Suite, full range correction
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 100~240V AC universal power supply
Dimensions (H x W x D) mm 70 x 215 x 225mm (2.75x8.5x8.9 in)



































































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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Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Saw the product line on Hexibase youtube channel. Started to research DSP and room correction and looks like miniDSP was at the top of the market! Started planning my new office stereo. The SHD Power had everything I needed all in one compact box. I got my SHD Power in this afternoon. Setup was very easy. Sound is absolutely amazing. The sound stage is crazy good, room correction made the already good speakers very flat. I am just blown away! Great product! Great sound! Will be back for more products! Thanks!!! Chad
Chad Rainey