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Sound quality of SHD vs Trinnov ST2 2 weeks 5 days ago #57656

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I need a dsp with room correction plus diverting proper frequency to active speakers and a pair of subs to make it 2.2. It would be very grateful if you audition or know any difference in sound quality between Minidsp SHD and Trinnov ST-2. It seems to be Trinnov should sound better for its price. 

Also does it affect any aspect of sound quality after applying the room correction?

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Sound quality of SHD vs Trinnov ST2 2 weeks 5 days ago #57657

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Also does it affect any aspect of sound quality after applying the room correction?


Yes. Massively improved 
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Sound quality of SHD vs Trinnov ST2 2 weeks 5 days ago #57658

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I should add which one sound better? Trinnov it Minidsp? Thanks so much

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Sound quality of SHD vs Trinnov ST2 1 week 4 days ago #57742

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I think the SHD is actually more similar to the Trinnov Amethyst (for roughly 1/8 of the cost). I haven't seen measurements on the Amethyst, but I suspect the miniDSP SHD would measure similarly (if not better). The SHD performs near the state of the art in DAC performance (plus active crossovers, 4 channel DAC, Dirac Live...) for an incredibly reasonable price.

The Trinnov (Amethyst) has more inputs and arguably a better room correction solution, it's properly Roon Ready (crickets...) and I believe it works it's DSP magic at 24/192 rather than the SHD's 24/96, but I think it's obvious which one is the better value. 

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Sound quality of SHD vs Trinnov ST2 1 week 4 days ago #57743

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Thanks so much for the response! I think I'll get a2nd hands Trinnov ST2 because they can't measure a better sound source due to its 3D mic. Thanks again! 

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Sound quality of SHD vs Trinnov ST2 1 week 3 days ago #57767

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Thanks so much for the response! I think I'll get a2nd hands Trinnov ST2 because they can't measure a better sound source due to its 3D mic. Thanks again! 

Bear in mind that Dirac Live uses measurements at multiple positions to do something similar to what the '3D mic' is achieving. I would be interested to have a play with an ST2 to see how it compares though but I've not had the chance. 

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Sound quality of SHD vs Trinnov ST2 1 week 3 days ago #57768

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Thank you so much! I'll study both the menus to understand more. 

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