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Has Dirac given up on PC and Mac

Jaimo

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I searched up and down the Dirac website but can’t find where one can purchase a Stereo or HT license.

I downloaded the Mac SW from their link but can’t get it to find any devices so I assume that i need to load a license before it works.

In the FAQ they talk about releasing a v2 update but many months have passed and still nothing.

Am I missing something or has Dirac given up on supporting Mac and PC?
 

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I was told a couple of years ago that the PC/Mac was their new focus. And that they would be releasing version 2.

Perhaps @Flak can give us an update on where they stand.
 

Kal Rubinson

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I was told that the PC/Mac versions were still on their agenda but that the embedded licensed-to-equipment market was their first and major focus. When they feel that is what they want it to be, what they have learned in the process will enable the PC/Mac versions.
 

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@Jaimo With no disrespect to Dirac, Audiolense and Acourate are excellent alternatives. If you want to try something free, DRC and rePhase also work very well.
I had pretty good results when I tried Dirac, certainly much better than other auto correction systems. As you know I use Acourate myself, but it isnt for the faint hearted, you need to put the effort into learning the software. I class Dirac in a different user area, for those than dont want to have the challenge of the more sophisticated, superior but user hostile alternatives.
 

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@March Audio Sure, understood and agreed. But if using "just" room correction, the steps in Acourate are fairly straight ahead as linked to the article.

Fyi, Audiolense has an excellent workflow as it minimises the number of manual steps required, no matter how sophisticated one's setup is. For example, in my case, other than defining a 3 way digital XO, the workflow is literally the same if just using room correction. Audiolense automatically (with precision and repeatablility) time aligns the individual drivers and then the left and right as a system. Plus it is the only loudspeaker and room correction DSP software I know of that can reduce low frequency group delay and cancel low frequency room reflections. The article I linked above shows the reduced group delay at the listening position and this article shows the cancellation of a maximum phase low frequency room reflection. Audiolense can generate a mixed phase correction FIR filter. The combination of these unique capabilities in Audiolense, provides a low frequency clarity that I have not heard with any other loudspeaker and room correction DSP software.

I would love to review @Flak Dirac's latest version...
 

Kal Rubinson

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Dirac has removed the old PC version from their website. I wrote to them about this and was told they are working on a new 2.x version which is currently in alpha. You can write to them and get a download link if you want to try it out.
Stereo only, at this moment.
 
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Stereo only, at this moment.
I am totally confused by all of this. I have the older Dirac Live for PC (Stereo Version). Is the new version as shown on the Dirac website available as a free upgrade? To add to the confusion they now have two login portals. When I download Live version 2, it asks me to login to the new ;portal but it does not recognize my username and password. I don't think they could have made this more complicated had they set out to do so.

Thanks
 
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