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  1. Hey guy's, I need some help. I recently picked up a NAD T758 v3 receiver and set aside today to do the Dirac Live room correction. After hours i still cannot get a measurement it will use. I'm using the supplied mic on tripod stand and have tried it plugged into the T758 (as suggested by NAD) and also via my PC. The issue: Every time i run a measurement point (Test tones from each speaker), at the end i get a Low Signal to Noise ratio error message, regardless of which point i'm measuring and what volume everything is set at etc (I've tried almost all volume options!). The rooms quiet. no other appliances are running except the amp and my PC. I also leave the room during the measurement. The one time i was able to get enough measurement points successfully recorded, it failed during the filter design stage with an error saying the measurements were too poor quality. I've tried another calibration microphone (KRKSystems) with the exact same results as above. I've also tried it through the iOS app. Again, same issues. Has anyone else experienced this or have some suggestions? Thanks.
  2. Can Ship to most cities for $30.00 Further information: RRP$2599 3 weeks old, AS NEW Impeccable condition with all accessories most still in the plastic, suit new buyers. You can see my posts in the owners thread about how I found the C658 in use. But basically this thing is extremely powerful, Dirac is a game changer for sure and it seamlessly integrated my subs with my fronts which was the main reason I purchased it, so that box was ticked. For years I have listened to my music without any eq or bass or treble, I've been all about tweaking placement of speakers etc. to get the most out of my gear. The eq capabilities on this thing are insane, you seriously feel like you have your own recording studio, you can tweak the sound to within an inch of its life which for some would be heaven, but for me its made me a little obsessive compulsive! I know for a fact that if I invested more time in getting the sound right I would definitely get there but given where I've come from I'm making a gut call early and going back to the basics. What that is I'm not entirely sure at this stage but will see if this gets snapped up and go from there. Anyone that's ever brought things from me knows I look after my gear probably better than my kids so be assured this unit is in impeccable condition, not a mark on it, and comes from a smoke free home. WARRANTY - Balance of 2 year warranty (Owned for 3 weeks) will be transferred to new owner. Link to the SNA Owners Thread: Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.ell
  3. this is kinda a 2ch problem with 5.1 gear, never mix the 2 they say.... After having 5+ sets of speaker, 5+ Amps , lots of subs, cables and sources, REW and an UMIK-1 in my living room over the last 18 months one thing is clear, My room sucks. I have massive hump between 1 to 5Khz that just makes 2Ch listening unbearable, Yamaha YPAO does settle it down but sucks all the life out of the music. The room needs lots of treatment, that's not going to happen, maybe a little but not to the extent that it needs. I have been playing around DSP/EQ with JRiver on a PC using REW with aUMIK-1 over the last week via a Music Fidelity M5si amp and actually got a reasonable result, it can be better, and has proved to me that DSP room correction does work. the equipment chain is as follows, Sources, HTPC, BluRay, CD, HDD Music, Spotify/Tidal (on the Yamaha) into a Yamaha RV-X 1081 used as Preamp only, > Emotiva XPA-5 > either Ambience Superslims 1400 or Quad S5 for the mains, 2 x REL R3 Subs running from the Yamaha in mono via a DSPeaker Anti-Mode 8033 Cinema and stereo line-level in from the Mains (Ambience don't need the subs). Centre is an old Quadal that I still love, the rears are Mirage Omi 350. for those that aren't Familiar with the REL subs, they have a .1 RCA input with volume only that you run from the AVR and a Line-Level input with Volume and Freq that you run from the speakers, you can run them both at once and tune them in. Best of both worlds the Quad S5 with the REL T3 running in stereo via line-level in are my pick ATM, that combo just suits rock a little more the Ambiences are very picky with the room, so I need to run them both via Dirac to see which ones I keep. Jury is still out on that one, but one set has to go. the MF M5si is now gone, fantastic amp but it didn't fix the hump (silly of me thinking it might) and had to go to finance the next step I am not massively into movies much these days, but still enjoy Concerts on Bluray and multi-channel music a bit, the 5.1 system gets used more for Netflix and Tv more than anything and I'm really heavily getting back in to 2Ch, hence the change. music is mainly Prog rock to Jazz, I don't consider myself a Audiophile, but what to get the best out of my gear. Budget, about $2.5k tops. scenario #1 Nad C658 between the Yamaha RV-X 1081 and the XPA-5 on the main chs only, the analogue in on the C658 can be set up as a HT Bypass, so the 5.1 will be basically untouched but 2 ch Spotify/Tidal and HHD music will all be running via the C658. Dirac will be limited to the mains speakers and line level in of the subs only. but this is probably the best 2ch solution. cost ~$2300 to $2500 with Dirac full scenario #2 Nad T758 v3 get rid of the Yamaha RV-X 1081 and replace with the T758 as a pre amp only (maybe use the amp stage for Atmos, but Atmos is not really on the radar ATM) this will give me a better 5.1 system, allow me to get rid RV-X 1081 and the DSPeaker Anti-Mode. Hearing rather good reports on the T758 with Dirac as a music pre, but it can't be as good as the C658 you would think (or could it?) but their feature set is basically the same on both with Bluesound built in for all streaming/HDD duties. because will sell the RV-X 1081 and the DSPeaker Anti-Mode this could be less that $1500 with full Dirac scenario #3 Emotiva XMC-1 Emotiva are selling refurb XMC-1 pre's with 4k video and full Dirac for $1100USD, I can go via a friend in the states if they don't deliver to Aust (no Aust distributor listed on their website no more), problem they are out of stock, they were not yesterday, they are today....bummer replace the Yamaha with the XMC-1 and have a killer 5.1 and 2 ch system but will have to buy something like a Bluesound Node 2i to do the Streaming duties as the XMC-1 does not do that. selling the Yamaha and DSPeaker Anti-mode might pay for the Bluesound Node 2i, so with delivery it will still cost around $2k both the Nads are thin on the ground ATM, cant find a C658 to demo but have found a hi-fi store that has the T758 and a C388, they are willing to set both up as 2ch preamps via separate Power amps to see if the T758 holds up as a 2ch pre. I really like how Spotify runs via the Yamaha, for backgroud music. I can use the Spotify app on my phone and its turns on the Yamaha automatically and plays, this is a big plus to the wife as she hates having to touch any of the remotes or gear, so in a way I want to T758 to sound great because it should operate similar. I really have to make it simple. the XMC-1 will require turning things on manually via remote methinks.... but there is a Sonus One lying around somewhere if it gets too hard 😉 so, any other options or directions? which would be your choice? ta Marty
  4. Item: Minidsp DDRC-24 ((with latest DiracLive 2 series, the latest upgrade) and minidsp umik-1 (usb mike) as new with packaging Location: South East Suburbs , Melbourne Price: $530 ( New Landed cost $770 if you buy together from Hong Kong, more if you buy separately). Can post for about $30 because there are two boxes. Item Condition: As new, 4 months old Reason for selling: No longer needed ( changing my setup to simplify and consolidate gear) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank deposit Extra Info: The Dirac Live licence is easily transferred by the buyer once the serial number of the DDRC-24. Process outlined here on minidsp website. The UMIK-1 has a serial number which allows the buyer to download the calibration file. from minidsp. This is all you need other than 3-4 m USB mini cables and a mike stand to easily mount the mike at listening height( I have both of these, if you pick I can sell for $35 extra all up) Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
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