listening without Dirac ??? What’s the point ?So what your describing is essentially shipping a step. Rather than listen without dirac and validate changes to my response test the changes i think will yield small improvements directly with the target curve and A/B that result with the previous tune.
That actually saves time as long as i have a light hand and my listening impressions are on point. I'm getting really positive feedback on the overall tone and focus on my subtle tweaks from trustworthy sources do I'll continue with critical listening but with the methods you've outlined on the target curve.
Once the power upgrade is done I'll also take better mic measurements. I just have a mindset that i can still improve the sound in every system I've ever touched and that has been the case even with Dirac in this car. I am in it for hours each day and making mental notes by nature. I will cease and desist testing then with the peq instead of dirac directly.
It will never be as good… turning Dirac off is only for pre setup , then run Dirac and listen
Once Dirac is ran , you have to use Dirac to make any sound changes…. Because only Dirac app will make the response changes you want and be able to keep everything in the right time!
Yes , drop a Dirac tune in a few slots programmed the same. Then make changes in Dirac !
Once Dirac is ran that’s it…. Levels, TA pretty much need to not be touched ….. and peq maybe some mild peq in areas I mentioned…. But never ever in modal areas!
Sometimes I’ll drop tweeter levels by half a db…. Rarely….. NEVER do any TA , or polarity flips unless the crossover requires it
If it sounds like it needs a polarity flip then that is interference most likely in the crossover