I have only come to music streaming very recently . I will say from the start that I use and enjoy digital music from CD as my main source and very rarely ever play LP's anymore. To me the sound of CD is more than good enough to transport me in to the music .
Streaming is for my ears much better even than CD and the quality of music I am getting is the best I have heard to date . However this has made me think and given me the itch that if everything I listen to is in the digital domain then some sort of Digital Room Correction would be worth looking in to.
There are two things I am looking at DSpeaker Anitmode unit currently going the rounds looks like something that seems to work but does not require long study in to arcane computer files to implement and enjoy .
The second is I have seen a second hand Tact 2.0 Room Correction Pre for sale. Looking at the detials this is the early model they made and not the current one so will require a pc to aid with set up.
A brief read through of both units seems to indicate that both will do what I am looking for but that the Tact may well be a little more flexible with inputs for analogue and digital sources and the ability to alter the correction wave forms in real time. There is a danger here that giving an obessive like me the chance to fiddle may well mean that I constantly tweak things while the other unit looks more like you measure set and that is it.
I know that a few have recently tried and bought the DSpeaker Dual Core unit and I have read the review in the Euipment review section but is there anyone out there who has used the Tact ?
The Tact could easily replace my Dac and current Pre Amp as it would be possible to have the SBT and my Theta connected directly to the Tact then use that directly in to the Krell . Not sure if the DSpeaker offers the same . Reduction of boxes and so mess is something I like and shortening the signal path and keeping it digital until the last minute is also I think desirable but would appreciate any feedback off people that have used either units.
Just as an aside I have looked at and considered the software options that exist but I do not want a PC in the music room and I do not want to do the hard study needed to get them set up and working .