Dirac Live Room Correction Suite Designed for Computer Audio
There are three main approaches to room treatment—treat the room, treat the music, treat yourself (i.e. do nothing). The main problem with room treatments is they usually look like room treatments and most people prefer that their home look more like a home than a recording studio. I have found that everyday items like books and LPs can help and unlike traditional room treatment slabs and cylinders, the more books and LPs you have the better off you, your home and your decor are. But what about treating the signal to fit your room?
Dirac Live® is a state-of-the-art digital room correction technology which optimizes the sound system both in terms of the impulse response as well as the magnitude frequency response. The result is a substantially improved musical staging, clarity, voice intelligibility, and a deeper and tighter bass, not just in a small sweet spot but in the entire listening volume.All you need is an omnidirectional full-bandwidth measurement microphone, a mic preamp (Dirac recommends the XTZ Microphone to Dirac Live Room Correction Suite™ for $140), the Dirac software ($850) which runs on both PC and Mac, and a computer, but I know you already have one of those, and you're ready to c-o-r-r-e-c-t your room (I can't help but think of Delbert Grady from Stanley Kubick's The Shining whenever I hear reference to correcting anything). Perhaps your room needs a good talking to, if you don't mind my saying so. Perhaps a bit more..
The suite supports up to 8 channels and up to 24 bit resolution at a 96 kHz sampling rate. The technology is unique in that it corrects not only the frequency response but also the impulse response of the signal, in contrast with other solutions that do not optimize the impulse response. Correcting both the frequency and impulse responses yields remarkable improvements in the stereo image, clarity and overall reproduction of the music. MSRP for the Dirac Live Room Correction Suite is $850 with an introductory discount of 25% available now from Dirac. There is also a Free Trial Version with full functionality to download.You can read all about the Dirac Live Room Correction Suite at their website and download a free trial version here.