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I have never really used receiver room EQ but wasn't equipped with a receiver that had a good version. I hear great things about Dirac.

 

I need to update a very old HK receiver because I no longer get real surround formats while streaming Netflix since it doesn't support DD+. I'd like pre-outs for front mains to keep using my very old amplifier, but they only seem to be available on high end receivers; the exception looks to be the Yamaha RX-V6a (currently C$50 off at C$850). (I had a thread going last summer but never got around to buying anything.)

 

I need 7.1, would like two HDMI outputs to stop using a splitter to the projector (although it works), and would like pre-outs for the front mains.

 

Dirac Live is now available on the Onkyo TX-NR7100 (C$1350) and Pionner Elite VSX-LX305 (C$1550). These don't have pre-outs. I would have to move up to the Onkyo TX-RZ50 (C$2000) or the Pionnier Elite VSX-LX505 (C$1800) to ironically get more power so that I can skip using it and use my power amp.

 

Is Dirac Live worth it?

Is the jump from the C$850 Yamaha RX-V6a (which gets me pre-outs) to the C$1350 Elite 305 (Dirac but no pre-outs) worth it?

 

Thanks,

Peter

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If your not hung up on Diraclive, Anthem has their own Room correction called ARC.  Not sure how good it is, but for the price, it may be what you are looking for. 

https://www.anthemav.com/products-current/type=av-receiver/model=mrx-540/page=overview

 

https://www.avsforum.com/threads/dedicated-arc-genesis-thread.3068892/

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25 minutes ago, The Dude said:

If your not hung up on Diraclive, Anthem has their own Room correction called ARC.  Not sure how good it is, but for the price, it may be what you are looking for. 

https://www.anthemav.com/products-current/type=av-receiver/model=mrx-540/page=overview

 

https://www.avsforum.com/threads/dedicated-arc-genesis-thread.3068892/

 

Interesting, but I'd need another amplifier as well since it doesn't power the surround backs, as well as being more expensive at C$2100.

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"I need to update a very old HK receiver because I no longer get real surround formats while streaming Netflix since it doesn't support DD+. "

 

This was how this started. I just found out that a C$50 "Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K" will transcode DD+ to plain old DD. I may not "need" a new receiver after all. I'm not sure how I feel about that!  Haha!

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I just plugged in an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K to get DD+ transcoding it it was a wonderful sight to see the channel inputs light up on my AVR on Netflix. It even displays Dolby Digital Plus on the receiver, which is weird.
Sounds amazing!

 

This has taken much of the reason to upgrade the receiver out from under me. Ah well.

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