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DSP & room correction: SAM vs external?

garglor, modified 4 Years ago.

DSP & room correction: SAM vs external?

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 2/13/19 Recent Posts

I'm planning to buy a pair of probably 8X50 or 8X40. The question I'm pondering is whether that unknown X should be 0 or 3, so a built-in DSP or no.

A test listen at a dealer convinced me that the DSP does wonders to the sound, especially cleaning up a boomy bass, presumably mostly due to room correction. But the question is, how does the SAM series' built-in DSP, calibrated with Autocal, compare to buying no-DSP speakers and an external DSP. I'm in particular considering a miniDSP with either Dirac Live or Room EQ Wizard to configure it, but I'm interested in any useful input, regarding external DSPs/room correction products in general, or some specific product in particular, compared to Genelec's SAM line.

I also made a post about this at the audiophile subreddit: