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Is the SHD Studio the right product for me? 1 month 4 days ago #61701

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Hi

I'm currently using the 2x4HD and MSO for my dual SVS SB2000 Pro and my Denon X6400H. I'm quite happy with this setup for movies, but not very pleased with its two-channel music performance. Also, Denon's HEOS is terrible compared to Volumio. Currently listening to music from an external Squeezebox touch in Pure Direct mode sounds best, but according to REW, frequency response is no optimal because Pure Direct bypass Ausdyssey.

So I was thinking of getting the SHD Studio to replace the Squeezebox player (one digital out from SHD connected to Denon). This way, I can still use the Denon's Pure direct, but apply Dirac live from the SHD to insure better frequency curve. The setup would be like this:

SHD Studio with Dirac -> Denon SPDIF in (Pure direct mode) -> Denon single sub out to 2x4HD with MSO to dual subs.

Would the Dirac live of the SHD Studio be able to correct and achieve good results if it "sees" such a complex pipeline (Denon internal crossover, 2x4HD filters, and the SVS internal DSP)?

I need to be sure before I cough 900$ (I don't need the Umik-a as I already have one)

Thanks

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Is the SHD Studio the right product for me? 1 month 3 days ago #61709

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The Dirac Live of the SHD Studio would not see that as complex pipeline, it just measures and try to correct what comes out of your loudspeakers, combined with the influence of the room. In short, it would work fine in my opinion
 
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Is the SHD Studio the right product for me? 1 week 3 days ago #62024

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I have the Studio and I think the previous responder to your question is correct.

My setup has the Studio as a Roon endpoint (I.e. connected via Ethernet) and it processes room correction to the digital signal coming from my Roon server.  
That digital stream goes to my DAC (Chord 2Qte) via coax, then the analogue output  to amp/spkrs. 

It all works as promised by MiniDSP albeit doing the room measurements was troublesome given that my PC running the DSP measurement process is on the opposite side of the world from their servers and time delays across the internet would crash the process regularly. 

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Is the SHD Studio the right product for me? 4 days 14 hours ago #62167

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As already answered by some great feedback, SHD Studio will indeed "see/hear" from Dirac point of view, anything that is "downstream" from the SHD Studio. Does this make sense? 
You'd be all fine. Just make sure that you run basic time alignment inside the 2x4HD for main + subwoofer alignment? Dirac will tune the system better when sub and mains are correctly aligned. 

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