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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

€ 1.699,95 Incl. 21% VAT

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Product description

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 

 

Highlights

  • 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.

 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Item

Description

Digital Signal Processor

32-bit Floating point Analog Devices SHARC ADSP21489 / 450MHz Internal sample rate: 96kHz

Control

Driverless USB 2.0 control interface for Windows environments A computer is only required for the initial configuration and for USB audio streaming

Network Audio Streamer

Quad Core ARM processor, Gb Ethernet, USB 2.0 for external Hard drive Volumio Audiophile player

Bidirectional USB Audio

XMOS asynchronous USB audio up to 192 kHz, USB Audio Class 2 compliant

·         ASIO drivers for Windows

·         Driverless for Mac OS X

·         Bidirectional audio / 2ch playback (PC to SHD), 4ch recording post processing (SHD to PC)

Digital Audio Inputs

Digital audio source selectable from IR remote or Front panel, up to 216 kHz sample rate

·         AES/EBU on Neutrik 3pin female XLR / Isolated with digital audio transformer

·         SPDIF on RCA connector / Isolated with digital audio transformer

·         TOSLINK on Optical connector

Digital Audio Outputs

Four channels of digital output.

·         2 x SPDIF on RCA connector / Isolated with digital audio transformer.

Analog Audio inputs

2-channel audio input, balanced XLR Neutrik connector, unbalanced on RCA 32bit AKM AK5574 ADC / 120dB SNR measured / 0.0003% THD+N (Balanced Analog to Digital) Max input level: 2V RMS unbalanced, 4V RMS balanced Input impedance: 47k Ohms (RCA) / 48k Ohms (XLR)

Analog Audio outputs

4-channel audio output, balanced XLR Neutrik connector, unbalanced on RCA 32bit AKM AK4490EQ DAC / 120dB SNR measured / 0.0003% THD+N (Digital to balanced analog) Max output level: 2V RMS unbalanced, 4V RMS balanced Output impedance: 100 Ohms (RCA) / 200 Ohms (XLR)

miniDSP DSP Processing

Volume, Parametric Equalizer banks, Crossovers, Matrix mixer, Compressor/Limiter, Mute

Dirac Live Correction Suite for miniDSP

Plug&Play control and configuration from Dirac Live Correction Suite

FIR filter storage

Up to 4 filter configuration filters stored on unit

USB port

USB port type B for audio streaming, real time control and firmware upgrade

Power supply

110-240V AC

Dimensions (H x W x D)

41.5 x 429 x 236 mm. Provided with 1RU rack mount kit

 

Feature Comparison Between MiniDSP's “SHD” & “SHD Studio”

 

SHD

SHD Studio

Number of audio channels

2 in, 4 out          

2 in, 4 out          

Audio input connectivity

Digital SPDIF/Toslink/AES-EBU, USB, Network, Analog RCA/XLR

Digital SPDIF/Toslink/AES-EBU, USB, Network

Audio output connectivity

Analog RCA+XLR, Digital SPDIF

Digital SPDIF + AES-EBU

Input/output resolution

32-bit

32-bit

ADC /DAC chipsets

AK5574 / AK4490EQ

N/A

Internal sample rate

96kHz

96kHz

Maximum input sample rate

192 kHz

192 kHz

Calibration software

DLCT stereo

DLCT stereo

Filtering technology

Dirac Live®

Dirac Live®

Impulse response correction

Yes

Yes

Number of onboard presets

4

4

Infrared remote learning for 3rdparty remote

Yes

Yes

 

What's in the box?

  • An SHD Series high-resolution audio processor
  • Your license for Dirac Live Calibration Tool (stereo, Windows/Mac compatible)
  • A microphone tripod stand
  • miniDSP software coupon

NOTE: The Dirac Live Calibration Tools for miniDSP software is only compatible with the UMIK-1 microphone for measurement. Other USB/XLR based microphone will not be discovered by Dirac Live tools for miniDSP.

Specifications

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 -
  • Bass management
  • Room EQ wizard support
  • Dimensions 429 x 236 x 42 mm
  • Power 110 / 230 VAC

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Reviews

User reviews 4.65 / 5 Reviews: (3)

  • 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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