Today I went directly to the manufacturer website (Sonos.com) and ordered the Sonos “move”. This is a WiFi/ Bluetooth speaker that I will be using in the kitchen area of my home. The Anker Bluetooth speaker, that sounds nice but doesn’t have a replaceable battery is giving up the ghost, so I became a quick study and came up with the new (back ordered) unit. So, here’s the Dirac punchline....
I’ve owned the XMC1 for over 6 years without implementing the automated room correction system. That being said, I’m getting a kick out of the fact that this little puppy has multiple built in microphones that automatically calibrate and adjust the audio output of the system depending on where it is placed or what objects may be placed in and around it! (pretty slick). Looks like automated room correction is here to stay. Now if only I could find time to screw around with Dirac!
Allison IC-20's Allison Al 115 Allison NL 1440 Velodyne HGS 18 Emotiva XMC-1 Sunfire Signature 5 channel Amp. 3D Samsung BD-F7500 3D SONY UHP H1 Samsung 8000 3D 55" Denon cassette deck and VCR from the stone age!
Dirac and other forms of room correction are part of a great system to get it to sound great. Please do not forget the basics though. These are not cure alls over great room treatment and acoustic tuning. But yeah these ARCs are a hoot these days.