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SHD Studio

All-digital Roon Ready network player with Dirac Live® room correction, miniDSP audio toolbox for subwoofer integration and multiway speakers, Volumio music player, headphone output, 450MHz Sharc DSP processor Array
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SHD Studio

SHD Studio : All-digital Roon Ready network player with Dirac Live® room correction, miniDSP audio toolbox for subwoofer integration and multiway speakers, Volumio music player, headphone output, 450MHz Sharc DSP processor.
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SHD Series

miniDSP is proud to introduce the SHD Studio (“Streaming High Definition”) digital audio processor incorporating Dirac Live®, the world’s premier room correction solution. While physically the SHD Studio is the “baby brother” of the full-featured SHD — accomplished by removing the analog I/O connectors and circuitry — internally it packs the same powerful audio processing capabilities.

The miniDSP SHD Studio 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 Studio 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 Studio fits right into any digital processing path, with AES/EBU, SPDIF, optical and USB audio inputs, and four output channels on both SPDIF and AES/EBU.

The SHD Studio includes 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 flexible 2x4 matrix mixer. Applications range from subwoofer integration to a two-way active speaker. Outputs 3 and 4 also drive the headphone jack on the front panel for a uniquely flexible digital processing solution.

Hardware Features

  • Processor: 32-bit floating-point 450MHz Analog Devices SHARC DSP
  • Powered by Dirac Live® 3.x  Digital Room Correction
  • Quad core ARM processor for network audio streaming - Roon Ready and Volumio
  • Inputs: Stereo digital channels (USB Audio/AES-EBU/SPDIF/Optical)
  • Outputs: Dual Stereo digital channels (2 x stereo SPDIF RCA outputs and 2 x stereo AES-EBU Balanced XLR) / Headphone amplifier
  • USB audio recording feature (4xCH processed output via USB audio to record inputs)
  • White/Black OLED front panel controller

 

SHD Studio Rear

 

SHD Studio 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. 

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SHD Series is ROON READY

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

 

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

 

Looking for a similar platform with analog audio connectivity? 
Check out the SHD 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.

  • 2 x AES-EBU on XLR connector
Headphone Amplifier Output

CS43130 Headphone amplifier / Stereo headphone output follows channels 1&2.
6.35mm jack
Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.2 dB.
Signal-to-noise ratio: 112 dB (32 Ω load, 1 kHz, A-weighted, digital in 0 dB)
THD+N: 0.001% (32 Ω, 1 kHz, 65 mW + 65 mW, mid gain)
Supported headphone impedance: 16 – 600 Ω)

miniDSP DSP Processing

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

Dirac Live Room Correction Plug&Play control and configuration from Dirac Live application, full-range stereo processing

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

12V DC external supply, EU/US/AU/UK plug adaptors provided

Dimensions (H  x W x D) mm

41.5 x 214.5 x 206 mm / 1RU half size / Optional full rack mount adaptor available

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, 03 March 2020
After a lot of research and set up time, the new system sounds amazing. I incorporated digital room correction via the miniDSP SHD-Studio. The SHD-Studio brings out the best in the Devialet Phantom Reactors set up in my residential listening space. It’s the most minimalistic system I’ve had… with the biggest sound. Cheers and thank you.
supaDean
Monday, 23 September 2019
A great put imperfect product. The volume c, the Volumio software is mediocre (slow and no volume c, and the connection with BubbleUPnP is flaky. The last one could be a problem with the third party software, though. Would I buy it again? Yes! Is it a great value? Yes! It's just imperfect.
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