SHD and SHD Studio

Can I use subwoofers with the SHD series?

Yes, for one subwoofer, connect it to output 3. For two subwoofers, connect to outputs 3 and 4. For more information, see the application note Subwoofer Integration with the miniDSP SHD and the Plugin Configura...

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Can I use stereo subwoofers?

Yes, this configuration is like a two-way speaker but with a low crossover frequency. Set the routing matrix so that left and right input channels are routed to outputs 3 and 4 without being mixed. See the “FAS...

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What if I want to use a multisub configuration with more than two subwoofers?

One option is to connect more than one subwoofer to each subwoofer output. This gives up independent control of each individual subwoofer, but there are methods that will work this way. For complete control ove...

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Can I use a non-miniDSP calibrated microphone with the SHD Series?

No – only the miniDSP UMIK-1 will be recognized by Dirac Live Calibration Tool. Any other microphone or audio interface will not work.

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Do I need to pay more to upgrade to the full version of Dirac Live?

No, all miniDSP products with Dirac Live already have the “full” version of Dirac Live.

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Why doesn’t it sound right?

Because rooms and speakers are so different, there isn’t a “right answer” for room correction that will work in any situation. Often, it’s necessary to experiment to get the best results: try a larger or smalle...

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Why do I get distortion when I turn on Dirac Live?

Usually, this is caused by overboosting. Remember that all EQ requires additional headroom. In the case of Dirac Live, it will boost by up to 10 dB, so if you run your SHD at 0 dB volume with a digital input (e...

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How do I use an external DAC?

Just connect the DAC input to the OUT1&2 digital output on the SHD (or SHD Studio). The DAC must be able to work with 96 kHz sample rate. We recommend using a DAC with a 24-bit convertor (and not older devi...

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How do I connect my USB DAC?

You cannot connect a USB DAC to the SHD or SHD Studio. Connect a DAC with coax S/PDIF input to the SHD, or a DAC with coax S/PDIF or AES/EBU input to the SHD Studio.

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How do I use the digital output for subwoofers?

Connect a second DAC to the OUT3&4 digital output on the SHD or SHD Studio.

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