The Official Dirac Live Thread: Start w/1,2,3 🙋♂️ Jun 9, 2020 15:35:29 GMT -5
Post by AudioHTIT on Jun 9, 2020 15:35:29 GMT -5
The problem with this choice is you only have two setups in reality, as the Dirac filter set defaults to the last one used in that preset. You have to manually change the Dirac filter within the config.
If possible I think it would be better to have 6 (or more) completely different speaker configurations each with one choice from two equalisations (Dirac/PEQ/(or None)) rather than two speaker presets with four equalisations each (giving 8 configurations in theory but only two are easily selectable)
In my idea, a user sets a speaker config and can then set one equalisation to be used for that preset (from Dirac / Flat / Manual(Peq) ), and then measures and generates a single Dirac filter-set within that config to use as required
There would still give six stored Dirac filter sets, but in six configuration presets, rather than two.
Jun 9, 2020 14:50:52 GMT -5 @megash0n said:Let's not forget that, as of right now, if you want acceptable Dolby and DTS listening, there goes your two presets due to Tops vs Heights.
I too will struggle with two speaker presets, and have been lamenting the loss of the 3rd preset we had with the XMC-1 -- where there was Speaker 1 & Speaker 2 w/ or wo/ PEQ and a 3rd preset for Dirac (with remote codes for all three). What I could live with are the two presets as they're currently designed; I might set them up as Preset 1 for Atmos & Preset 2 for DTS:X, both would be 7.2.4 or whatever I end up with for HT. Then the third would just have PEQ & Tone available, which I'd use for 2 channel or 2.2 with bass management. As it is I will probably choose an Atmos setup for Speaker 1 and a 2 channel setup for Speaker 2, then see how difficult it will be to store a "DTS Filter" in the Atmos setup and manually change speakers between Tops & Heights or whatever works best.
For now I'm looking forward to trying what we have, but letting Emotive know how we'll use the processors is helpful as they may come up with a way to meet our needs in the future.