miniDSP SHD Dirac live Audiophile preamplifier (Analog, Digital, Streamer)

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All in One Streaming processor with Dirac Live® Digital Room Correction, Volumio Network streamer, Audiophile 32bit converters, 450MHz Sharc DSP processor, DSP toolbox for subwoofer or multiway speaker

€ 1.599,95 Incl. 21% VAT

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miniDSP SHD Dirac live Audiophile preamplifier (Analog, Digital, Streamer)

All in One Streaming processor with Dirac Live® Digital Room Correction, Volumio Network streamer, Audiophile 32bit converters, 450MHz Sharc DSP processor, DSP toolbox for subwoofer or multiway speaker 



  • Processor: 32-bit floating-point 450MHz Analog Devices SHARC DSP
  • 32bit Audiophile converters: AK5574 / AK4490EQ 
  • Powered by Dirac Live® Digital Room Correction
  • Quad core ARM processor for network audio streaming - Preloaded with Volumio
  • Inputs: Stereo digital (USB Audio/AES-EBU/SPDIF/Optical), stereo analog (Balanced XLR, unbalanced RCA)
  • Outputs: 4 x digital (SPDIF out), 4 x analog out (Balanced XLR, unbalanced RCA)
  • White/Black OLED front panel controller


Product details

Note: This product comes with a coupon (€9,50) for one free miniDSP plugin download.

miniDSP is proud to introduce the SHD (“Streaming High Definition”) digital audio processor incorporating Dirac Live®, the world’s premier room correction solution. A natural evolution and extension of our considerable experience with Dirac Live implementation, the miniDSP SHD heralds a new era in affordable yet powerful DSP-based network streamers. First and foremost, the SHD is a stereo Dirac Live room correction processor. Three digital inputs, two analog inputs and USB Audio enable the SHD to fit right into any modern audio system, while processed outputs are available as unbalanced and balanced analog as well as digital. Dirac Live calibration uses our popular UMIK-1 microphone and Dirac’s easy-to use calibration tool.

We have also added network streaming over Ethernet, using a dedicated quad-core ARM processor. Out of the gate, we are shipping with Volumio, a popular open-source network streamer. Volumio gives you access to music files from sources as diverse as a USB stick, to files stored on your local network, to Internet Radio and Spotify. Finally, we’ve added a second pair of outputs and a suite of our powerful but user-friendly DSP audio tuning software - ten-band parametric EQ per channel, crossovers up to 48 dB/octave, compressor/limiter, and a 2x4 matrix mixer — for powerful audio system tuning in applications ranging from integrating a single subwoofer to a two-way active speaker.


What's in the box?

  • Dirac Series Audio Processor — SHD DSP
  • USB Wifi 2.4GHz adaptor
  • IR remote
  • IEC power plug (UK/EU/US)
  • Coupon code for miniDSP plugin download and Dirac Live license
  • Rack mounting kit (standard 1RU)

NOTE: The Dirac Live Calibration Tools for miniDSP software is only compatible with the UMIK-1 microphone for measurement. 


Specifications for: SHD Dirac live Audiophile preamplifier (Analog, Digital, Streamer)

  • Device type SPEC Device type Boxed
  • Device serie SPEC Device serie Streaming HD Series
  • DSP chip SPEC DSP chip Analog Devices ADSP21489
  • Internal processing resolution & sample rate SPEC Internal processing resolution & sample rate 32 bit / 96 kHz
  • Input / ouput configuration SPEC Input / ouput configuration 2 / 4
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  • Audio input connectivity Digital: AES/EBU, SPDIF, TOSLINK, USB audio, Gb Ethernet
    Analog: XLR, RCA
  • Audio output connectivity Digital: AES/EBU, SPDIF
    Analog: XLR, RCA
  • Max input level 2 Vrms (unbalanced)
    4 Vrms (balanced)
  • Max output level 2 Vrms (unbalanced)
    4 Vrms (balanced)
  • Input impedance 47 kOhms (RCA)
    48 kOhms (XLR)
  • Output impedance 100 Ohms (RCA)
    200 Ohms (XLR)
  • Calibration software Dirac Live Correction Suite for miniDSP
  • IIR
  • FIR
  • Dirac Live®
  • DSP presets
  • Impulse response correction
  • Infrared remote learning
  • Windows / Mac compatible /
  • UMIK-1 included -
  • Room EQ wizard support
  • Dimensions 429 x 236 x 42 mm
  • Power 110 / 230 VAC



User reviews 4.65 / 5 Reviews: (6)

  • VG By Volker G. on 17-09-2020 12:44

    4 / 5

    prima Gerät. Mir gefällt, das ich nun ganz digital von der Quelle über Dirac und die Weiche zu meinen Boxen gehen kann. Gut, digitale Lautstärke Einstellung fand ich nie gut, aber sie ist die Konsequenz aus der digitalen Kette.
    Volumio ist verbesserungsfähig bei der Kopplung an den upnp Server meines NAS.
    Die Kopplung Dirac 3 an meine Apple Welt war extrem schwierig. Läuft jetzt auf alter Soft und Hardware, die nicht kompatibel sein soll. Dafür läuft es auf kompatibler Hardware nicht. Das ist verbesserungswürdig. Irgendwas ist das nicht genügend stabil in der Softwarekombi SHD-Dirac.
    Sobald meine Audirvana Bibliothek groß wird gehts dann auch wieder nicht. Das muß nicht sein

  • AG By andriy g. on 25-08-2020 11:38

    5 / 5

    The device is connected to a stereo system with Dynaudio C4 speakers, a Mark Levinson 326s pre-amplifier and a Simaudio Moon W - 8 power amplifier. A vinyl player is also connected to the analog input via a phono stage.
    At first, I tuned the miniDSP SHD to five points of measurement, it gave a dry sound without enough bass. But when I used all 13 audio tuning points, the system played fine.
    The vinyl player plays well through the RCA analog inputs, and the USB audio recording to the computer works just as well.
    I am not using this device as a network player as I listen to music via ROON, but I am sure it will work well.
    The DAC of this device caused the most doubt in me, but the DAC has a transparent high-level sound.
    Good: great sound, ease of setup, usability, good looks.
    Bad: nothing.

  • WE By Wolfgang E. on 03-07-2020 14:26

    5 / 5

    Very nice product and ideal for my use case: Streaming, pre-amp, EQ and room correction, analog in and out. There is one thing that makes the start a little hard: You need multiple software packages. All have to be downloaded, licensed, and installed. And the website of miniDSP is not totally clear. One example: It tells you that you have to download DIRAC Live somewhere else. It would be very helpful to add the corresponding link, which they did not do.

  • JU By Jens Uwe E. on 11-02-2020 13:46

    5 / 5

    Sound quality (with Dirac2): excellent!
    Decent build quality - no „High End“ stuff but very well constructed.
    In terms of usuablity there are a few gltches: Display is „always on“, there is no standby-mode and there is no serious option to control the device via IP. But it is by far the best option to get Dirac for any kind of stereo setting - five stars!

  • PK By paul k. on 06-10-2019 22:25

    5 / 5

    Fürs Setup habe ich 3 Stunden gebraucht. Jeder Arbeitsschritt war mit Fehlermeldungen verbunden. Die Antworten vom Support kamen zwar schnell, es war aber trotzdem sehr nervig. Das Ergebnis nach dem Einmessen hat mit für alles mehr als Entschädigt. Sensationell, wie gut meine Boxen klingen können. Je sparsamer die Stücke instrumentiert sind, desto größer ist der hörbare Effekt. Ich bin mit der Anschaffung sehr zufrieden.

  • RB By Rasmus B. on 06-06-2019 22:49

    4 / 5

    Great hardware. The streamer part leaves somethings to wish for: Roon endpoint, volume control from the streamer.

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