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Which of the above represents the best application of room compensation technology (or are they essentially the same)?
As I progress on my research for a receiver/pre-pro upgrade, I have concluded that room compensation will probably tip the balance (I have a small room, so amplification power is less of an issue). Each of the above compensation systems is available at about the same price point (2000$) in receivers--I believe the Audyssey is available in a pre-pro or two that, if coupled with a decent power amp (5 channel) would be available for something within striking distance of that price (though perhaps not in XT32 flavour).
I know the best way to determine this would be to try them each in turn in my room but that is a logistical impossibility. I feel very confident that any one of them would represent an improvement over my current setup but I am interested in the views of anyone who has tried at least one (ideally two) of the above. Of all the sites I have visited on the web (and they are many) focused on A/V matters, Secrets has provided the clearest explanations of how and why various DSPs work (or don't).
As far as what I've been able to understand of the articles on the three systems above, Trinnov seems the most intriguing in its potential. ARC comes in second and Audyssey third (no disparagement intended by the rankings--it's based on what I've read and understood and I'm no engineer).
I have given thought to other systems (the Emotiva one, MCACC, YPAO) but, as I understand it, they do not address subwoofer frequencies (while the three in my title do) and I believe the sub in my room is in most need of EQ assistance.
So, any thoughts?
I've seen Trinnov in action and chatted a bit with their rep during last High-End Show in Munich a year ago.
It is indeed a very impressive technology..
What I saw was a standalone unit, I would say a PC with an audio board. That PC comes as an audiophile model with RCA and as a professional unit with XLR at half the price
You can correct bass response, full range, frequency response, phase, both, etc.
You can measure one point, 2, 3, ... etc.
You got the idea.
I think the price mentioned was something about 2,500 eur for the Pro, and 5,000 for the audiophile (actually, the Pro looks like a better unit, and the audiophile includes a markup for the dealer :) )
yes, they have a MC unit (I think I pictured it as well), but the pricing is different..
I do not how much of this technology is going into Sherwood..