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Anthem room correction will allow you to do just that but not in my price range not even close.
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XT is what I have on hand. If we can finagle an XT32 AVR for review in the same timeframe, we will do that comparison. Probably the better choice. We have talked about doing an in-depth guide for the Audyssey Pro Kit, too, so the right AVR would cover all the above. I will work on it.
As you say a comparison with Audyssey XT32 would be a better choice (i.m.o. of course),
thanks for trying that.

Also you will find really meaningful results if you will run a number of measurements in several positions within the listening area defined during the filter setup.

While it is easier to correct for a single individual point in space not only we have two ears in different positions but we do not usually listen with our ears in a vise and a wider listening area is definitely useful for home theater systems.

Very interesting for sure
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Agreed. Varied setup mic patterns and analysis mic patterns will be called upon.
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To try the Dirac trial how do i connect this to my system, do i need to use the laptops CD player. This is a very old laptop 12 years old and is restricted in connections. I am missing something.
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To try the Dirac trial how do i connect this to my system, do i need to use the laptops CD player. This is a very old laptop 12 years old and is restricted in connections. I am missing something.
Hello Phillips,

you can listen to your laptop's internal CD player as well as you can listen to any audio played by your computer because Dirac Live acts as a virtual audio card.
(you may even try connecting an external source, but only if you use an audio card, by using one of its inputs)

Please note that you will need an omnidirectional measurement microphone (may be you can borrow one if you do'nt have it) and I suggest you get one in advance so that you will not waste part of your two weeks free trial.
Measuring your listening room will anyhow be fun and informative

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Agreed. Varied setup mic patterns and analysis mic patterns will be called upon.
Great AudiocRaver,
thanks for your time and knowledgeable approach.

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Thank you

Can i just connect the headphones output to the receiver and use the CD player?

Do i setup Dirac up like i would for REW for test signals?

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Please note that you will need an omnidirectional measurement microphone (may be you can borrow one if you do'nt have it) and I suggest you get one in advance so that you will not waste part of your two weeks free trial.
Measuring your listening room will anyhow be fun and informative
I have a UMIK, use it with REW.

Does Dirac EQ full range 0 - 20,000hz?
Also time align each driver or just as a whole speaker?

Thanks again

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If you wanted 7.1 couldn't you just...

Buy 4 units (4 x 2) to yield 8 channels? I guess you could not do digital I/O then.

But what do I know? My idea of "home theater" is watching Netflix on my laptop or Ipad

As much as I love MiniDSP (I've had a 2x4 for a couple years, I probably won't get the Dirac unit) still,
there is always the temptation:

New gadget ... must purchase ...
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Anthem room correction will allow you to do just that but not in my price range not even close.
You do know that you don't have to get one of their pre-pros to get ARC, right? It can be had in their receiver line. Admittedly, those also run between $1k - $2k. OTOH, good luck finding XT32 much under $1k.
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