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Old 12th January 2016, 1:09 PM   #1
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Default sound cards supporting Atmos?

Do any current sound cards have the ability to equalise a room? ie; they come with a microphone and can adjust each channel. This is something today's 5.1/7.1 receivers do really well with the likes of Audessey.

I imagine there'd be a fair bit of overhead. Say you were playing a 5.1 DTS track from a Bluray. The card would have to decode all channels to analog, equalise each channel in accordance with what the microphone is hearing, and then re-encode back to digital.

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Wouldn't you need movies with Atmos audio data? Or game, then HDMI to an Atmos receiver?
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Strictly speaking yes - Atmos has its own soundtrack and requires a particular speaker setup for best operation. But i'm interested in the dynamic room correction offered by the likes of Atmos and Audessey and whether theres a software version available.
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Strictly speaking yes - Atmos has its own soundtrack and requires a particular speaker setup for best operation. But i'm interested in the dynamic room correction offered by the likes of Atmos and Audessey and whether theres a software version available.
something like this?
https://www.minidsp.com/products/dirac-series/ddrc-88a


just get an amp with audyssey xt32, it is cheaper
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Pretty much all sound cards have this ability. It's just the software to provide it that is lacking. In that space there is everything from open source like REW + DRC or BruteFIR (free but quite complicated to set up) through to expensive commercial solutions like Dirac Live.

They don't monitor the microphone continuously. The microphone is only needed to perform calibration once (unless the room layout changes). Equalisation can't solve all room related issues but it certainly can help with an otherwise well set up system.
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