All wet, too funny my friend.Hmm. I wonder too. My thinking is if you've selected and placed your acoustic bolsters, Dirac should have less to do. Kinda like tuning your subs with minidsp before you run audyssey therefore lightening its processing workload. And yes, I also believe if you've placed your speakers correctly (?), Dirac will have less to do there as well. Am I all wet? What I mean to say is taking care of the physical aspects first, like placement and treatment, should be done before relying on electronics. Like subs. Placement first, treatment second, and EQ last. Whatchathinkaboutdat?
I do not wish to answer for Lumen so for my own knowledge, how does one know ahead of time how much treatment is needed and where should the treatment be placed ? I believe, me, Jack, that to fill a room with absorbers/ diffuses etc, without actually having a good baseline on sound may not get the best results. Its possible that only one acoustic thingie is needed or maybe lots more. Having heard the Salons in the past I can say that they are very smooth and engaging with a stunning bottom end, lovely speakers. Now lets put those speakers in a room with 10,000 pounds of absorbent foam, no amount of dirac or audyssey can overcome the deleterious effects of the overwhelming about of foam in the room. Does that make sense ?? Now place the speakers in an empty room, run the correction software and then add treatments based on results and then the software. I dunno, maybe I am full of beans here.