SHD Power

Compact Streaming Amplifier with Dirac Live® Digital Room Correction, Volumio Network streamer, 2x120Wrms Amplifiers, 450MHz Sharc DSP processor, DSP toolbox for subwoofer or multiway speaker
1,499 USD
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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 so-lution, and a full suite of miniDSP’s powerful but user-friendly audio tun-ing software. Dirac Live calibration uses our popular UMIK-1 microphone and Dirac’s easy-to-use calibration tool.

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 am-plifier, all packed into an unbelievably compact  metal enclosure.

We have also included network streaming over Ethernet or Wi-Fi, powered by a dedicated quad-core ARM processor. Out of the gate, we are ship-ping with Volumio, a popular open-source network streamer. Volumio gives you access to music files from sources as diverse as a USB stick, to files stored on your local network, 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 - Preloaded with 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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What's in the box?

  • Dirac Series Audio Processor — SHD Power
  • USB Wifi 2.4GHz adaptor
  • Dirac Live license 3.x  for miniDSP - Full Range correction
  • IR remote
  • IEC power plug (UK/EU/US)
  • UMIK-1 calibrated measurement microphone


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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

Quad Core ARM 1.2GHz processor, Gb Ethernet, USB 2.0 for external Hard drive

Volumio Audiophile player, Tidal/Qobuz/Spotify streaming support

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 8
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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