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Hey @Flak,

 

If you work for Dirac Research, can you explain this: How does the AVR above have full Dirac Live multichannel which sells for USD 499 for PC/Mac? Perhaps the PC/Mac version is better in some ways? Is the Onkyo/Pioneer/Integra implementation in any way (resolution?) inferior to other Dirac implementations in AVRs, e.g. the NADs?

 

Thanks in advance!

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On 09/09/2021 at 5:55 AM, aparashk said:

Hey @Flak,

 

If you work for Dirac Research, can you explain this: How does the AVR above have full Dirac Live multichannel which sells for USD 499 for PC/Mac? Perhaps the PC/Mac version is better in some ways? Is the Onkyo/Pioneer/Integra implementation in any way (resolution?) inferior to other Dirac implementations in AVRs, e.g. the NADs?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

As you correctly imagined the PC/Mac standalone version can process up to 192 kHz while in this case it's limited to 48 kHz because of the lower processing power of the AVR's DSP but that's the only limitation and the actual listening results i.m.h.o. are excellent

The same applies to NAD AVRs...

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On 09/09/2021 at 1:55 PM, aparashk said:

Hey @Flak,

 

If you work for Dirac Research, can you explain this: How does the AVR above have full Dirac Live multichannel which sells for USD 499 for PC/Mac? Perhaps the PC/Mac version is better in some ways? Is the Onkyo/Pioneer/Integra implementation in any way (resolution?) inferior to other Dirac implementations in AVRs, e.g. the NADs?

 

Thanks in advance!

To add to what has been said about dirac processing rates 48khz is fine as most movies are either 16/48 or 24/48 , If you want higher dirac processing rates like 24/96 your looking at brands like trinnov ..  If you have a lot of bluray concert ddtruehd discs with 24/96   [ based on dolby mlp max at 7.1 channels] this may make sense but at a price ..

 

Otherwise straight lpcm dosnt need decoding and can go straight to your dsp modes;BM ;  then the dacs :classic_smile:

Must say that configuration sub menu in flaks video for bass management of klipsch speaker types is very sweet ; no more low/high pass guesswork after dirac does its job .

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I am sure 48K/16 is fine for most purposes, it is just the up- and down-sampling to 48K/16 needs to be done well to avoid artifacting. I hope the implementation of that in these AVRs is correct.

 

That PC/Mac based version of Dirac looks attractive despite the steep price, especially for stereo. There is a 25% off discount code at the moment.

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On 09/09/2021 at 1:55 PM, aparashk said:

How does the AVR above have full Dirac Live multichannel which sells for USD 499 for PC/Mac? Perhaps the PC/Mac version is better in some ways?

Because when you buy one license.... they think you will pay $499.

 

Also the UI / app development cost Dirac an ongoing amount to do... where as the UI / integration, etc. into the AVR is done by the customer.

 

When Onkyo signs an agreement to purchase 100,000's of licenses....  they probably pay $14.99

 

 

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9 hours ago, figjam said:

I have pre-ordered one of these. Expected to be landing Jan/Feb.

Where from, and what is the asking price? I am interested in comparing to the Integras.

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Other Onkyo dealers are taking pre-orders too, I’ve been given a price but haven’t placed an order yet.

 

ETA is all the same as they’re coming from the same shipment to the distributor.

 

The NR7100 & DRX-3.4 are pretty close in price (and the 3.4 has pre outs), but the 5.4 seems to be a LOT more than the RZ50 for very little gain.

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On 24/11/2021 at 11:26 AM, jklow888 said:

Anyone know who is the new distributor for Onkyo + Integra in Aus ?

 

 

As far as I know, it is Premium Audio Company (PAC). See:

 

https://www.stereonet.com/au/distributors/klipsch-australia

 

https://www.intl.onkyo.com/support/local_support/index.html

 

https://www.klipsch.com.au/news/klipsch-group-announces-global-realignment-and-brand-expansion

 

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About Premium Audio Company

Established in 2020, Premium Audio Company is the most innovative, complete and premium audio solutions provider in consumer technology. We connect people to their passion for entertainment. Premium Audio Company is comprised of three subsidiaries and includes some of the most legendary and revered brands such as Klipsch, Jamo, Mirage, ProMedia, Magnat, Heco, Mac Audio, Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite and the Integra. Premium Audio Company, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX).

 

 

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/premium-audio-company-llc-a-voxx-international-corporation-subsidiary-has-signed-an-asset-purchase-agreement-to-acquire-the-audiovideo-business-of-onkyo-home-entertainment-corporation-301304808.html

 

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It's expected that distribution of Onkyo and Integra audio/video products will be executed through the Premium Audio Company's newly formed subsidiary, 11 Trading Company ("11TC"), in North and South America and through Klipsch, a wholly owned subsidiary of VOXX, in all other worldwide regions.

 

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