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  1. It could be digital clipping from Qobuz potentially related to volume normalisation and if it was audible it would make no difference how much you attenuate volume (analog) post signal from your DAC.
  2. I found this a very informative. For me, it backs up what I experienced with Dirac Live that post calibration I needed to reduce my Right channel by 1.0dB to balance with Left the channel.
  3. I'm glad someone else said something. From listening from Spotify I think it sounds pretty bad, especially considering the resources a band such as Iron Maiden have. The previous two albums are much the same being a bland sounding non-dynamic production. A Matter Of Life Of Death which I think is their best album since their reunion is also their best produced of the modern era.
  4. I've been impressed with the upmixer in JRiver MC. Apparently, it leaves the Left and Right speakers untouched and just looks for spatial cues so they can be added to the other channels in the system. I assume the mainstream ones as mentioned do something similar.
  5. There's a computer in one of those that does volume control 😉
  6. I agree, the only reason I mentioned a curtain at 1Khz was to make sure it was known it's an option for the OP @sir sanders zingmore. The curtains could be a stepping stone or safety net to users who are not convinced of the benefits above a certain frequency. I've stuck to the Dirac instructions and Multi-Sub-Optimizer (MSO) suggestions from miniDSP because I think that I don't know better.
  7. Just to make a clear distinction a remaster and re-mix are two different things. If music has been re-mixed it should be very clearly stated.
  8. From memory Dirac is fairly specific that it should be more than 30cm between each point. From my understanding, the closer the mic positions the more "aggressive" if I could call it that Dirac will most likely be with EQ. And with one single position measured this would have Dirac EQ'ing the most "aggressive". I think they state that the only way to get good impulse response correction is if their algorithms are supplied with measurements from numerous positions.
  9. Righto, well that's good in that there's less perceived in room. With the apparent budget you have it could be worthwhile dealing with a professional but yes lockdown won't be helping that. But you have the fundamentals of an excellent replay system and room.
  10. Yes, I'm hearing what I think is late reflections to the level of reverb. For slow music this is perhaps OK as it could be subjectively "nice" although I personally would never want it. For moderate to fast music it becomes a non-stop smear.
  11. This doesn't sound right. From the Website: "The Dirac Live Room Correction Suite software consists of two components: a tool to make measurements and design digital filters, and a processor that stores the filters and processes the audio signal. You can choose to run Dirac Live as a DAW plugin (VST2, VST3, AU, or AAX format) or use the Standalone version that processes all audio applications.". https://www.dirac.com/live/studio-audio-for-creatives/
  12. No, it would simply have more output i.e. maximum SPL. Think of it as more top speed from a car.
  13. A multi channel mix that is subjectively agreeable with you would be a good start. All speakers in phase and time aligned and preferably of equal or similar performance.
  14. You can place Curtains in Dirac Live which means it won't correct above or below it. So you could correct up to 1Khz and curtain from 1Khz up so there is no correction for 1Khz and up. 1) Dirac wants you to measure in 8 different locations other than the main listening positions (so 9 in total) so to understand the frequency response around the room and this is what you should do. But, if you want to go rogue you can choose to only measure 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 positions. Dirac will warn you that this is not recommended but you just have to acknowledge the warning. This is precisely one of the reasons Dirac Live wants you to measure more than 1 position, 9 is recommended. Based on the measurement(s), Dirac looks to determine what content from the speakers plus early reflections it should concentrate on and ignore late reflections. When you select Tightly Focused Imaging in Dirac (i.e. one primary listening position to correct for) the other measurements are not there for averaging out but to help the algorithms make more "intelligent" decisions. Once again you can choose to only measure 1 position being the main listening position if you don't believe in it. Quite possibly, but perhaps with Dirac Live this will be somewhat redundant. EDIT: Dave's idea above seems ideal.
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