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  • Audiophile Style Podcast: Episode 26 | Dirac Research Interview

     

     

     

    Episode 26 is up and being delivered to all the podcast platforms right now. 

     

    In this episode I talk to Dr. Mathias Johansson, Dirac Research co-founder and chief product officer, about the beginnings of the company in Upsala Sweden, its work with BMW, the current Dirac offerings for audiophiles, the differences between Dirac software and Dirac built into hardware, and many general DSP & room correction topics, plus a very fun round of ten bonus questions. Enjoy :~)

     

    More from Dirac Research here - https://www.dirac.com

     

     

    Listen via the embedded player below or subscribe on any platform.

     


    Current Podcast Setup.jpgAs much as I'd love to deliver this show to everyone in lossless high resolution audio, the podcast platforms only accept MP3. So, I record everything as lossless WAV files using a Neumann TLM 103 transformerless cardioid condenser microphone, then convert to 320 Kbps MP3 to give everyone the best quality currently possible. Given that I'm using a Merging Technologies Anubis analog to digital converter to record, I technically could do everything at DXD (384 kHz) or DSD256, but that's a bit over the top, even for me.

     

    A big thanks to David Chesky for allowing me to use the track East Harlem, from the album The Body Acoustic. The album can be purchased and downloaded at 24/96 from the Chesky Records site here

     

    All AS Podcast episodes can be found here, or you can find / subscribe on every podcast platform known to man. If I missed a platform some people use, just let me know. Here are links to the most popular platforms.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    The interview was really helpful Chris, and got me to go back a re-run a full frequency DIRAC sweep on my NAD M-10 system.  As you discussed, I had previously stuck with audiophile lore, and only corrected from 500hz down.  I also widened the measurement field from 9 to 13 locations.  Everything got better - imaging, tone, and overall balance, and my new SVS Micro 3000 sub is fully integrated with my main speakers.  

    The software is still crashy on my Mac, and I do wish DIRAC Bass Live was available on more hardware (it's only been 2+ years since it was announced).  Thanks for all you do.

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    1 hour ago, ismarketing said:

    The interview was really helpful Chris, and got me to go back a re-run a full frequency DIRAC sweep on my NAD M-10 system.  As you discussed, I had previously stuck with audiophile lore, and only corrected from 500hz down.  I also widened the measurement field from 9 to 13 locations.  Everything got better - imaging, tone, and overall balance, and my new SVS Micro 3000 sub is fully integrated with my main speakers.  

    The software is still crashy on my Mac, and I do wish DIRAC Bass Live was available on more hardware (it's only been 2+ years since it was announced).  Thanks for all you do.

    Great to hear. 

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    This highlights the need for systems that ensure all the inputs to the speakers can present the same information to the speakers.  I want my system corrected for both streaming and CD, etc..  It also makes it harder to find the right solution.    

     

     

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