Simple 2 channel system streaming Qobuz and local files through Roon. Active Dutch and Dutch 8c connected to minidsp SHD Studio. Room EQ with Dirac. Generic cables. Don't let the simplicity fool you fairly flat FR 22hz-24khz measured with Dirac. Also using REW which can be loaded into the speakers and switching between Dirac and REW. Removed acoustic panels which interfered with the 8c boundary coupling.
There are 2 ways I can do EQ with my setup. Using the Minidsp with Dirac loading the filters in the Minidsp or REW and load the filters in the speakers. So far I have preferred Dirac but today I got my new microphone tripod and ran REW again which turned out really well so I'm not sure which I'll keep using. Keeping with my philosophy of less is better probably the REW and move the Minidsp out. What I do is focus on the lower frequencies <400 hz and only apply filters there. What most people try to do is get their speakers FR to a preferred house curve. As with everything not everyone likes the same curve I set mine similar to the "Harman Curve" boosts the bass a bit then a 3dB slope from 1000hz - 20khz.
DJ, can you go into more depth about how your dsp is connected and what does what please? A friend recently brought over his laptop and we ran Sonarworks reference 4 and I was thoroughly impressed with it. I don’t want to go that route though as I don’t want my laptop to be my cd transport or Amazon HD interface.
I didn’t realize the backs of the dutch and dutch have drivers as well.
Man, I wish I could hear your setup. I bet its bonkers!
He's right, very coherent speaker, wonderful soundstage, precise imgaing. I had to remove some panels I had behind my old speakers. I think the main reason is most people like to tinker changing equipment and active speakers like these with even the DAC built in, not much of that going to happen..
How are those dutch & dutch? I met someone who was going from some 7” tall, 8 driver speaker (seas excel) to the dutch and dutch. He said they are amazing and that you need minimal room treatments. Im surprised they don’t get more action around here.
I kept downsizing going for the zen look. When Dutch and Dutch get roon incorporated into the speakers I will try to remove the Minidsp and do EQ with REW in the speakers. I'm still learning to work in REW.