Originally Posted by aphex27
I'm going to MSM studios in Munich tomorrow to get measured for a Realiser.
I have a few queries...
I only intend to listen to music through it. Mostly classical.
What is your preference when listening to music? 2, 5 or 7 channel?
Do you have any tips regarding the measurement process?
I have a Beyer T1 and a Senn HD800...which would you say is better with the Realiser?
I play music from my computer to a Musical fidelity M1 Dac to a Musical Fidelity M1-HPA amp.
If I understand correctly, the Realiser goes between the computer and the Dac?
Sorry for all the noob questions
Thanks in advance
When listening to 2.0 channel music, you are only going to use the L and R channels of your measurement, so it doesn't matter if your PRIR is 5.1 or 7.1. The extra channels are only used if you have 5.1 or 7.1 source material.
Think of it exactly like speakers: if you are listening to two channel music, the other speakers will not have any sound.
However, if you do have any multi channel music sources, then I would think they would be 5.1 sources. Although I have never seen 7.1 music only content, there may be some out there, or there may be DVD or Blu-Ray music performance videos that are 5.1 or 7.1.
I have not heard either of your headphones on a Realiser, so I can't help there.
You can put the Realiser between your computer and DAC only if your computer has HDMI output. In theory, if you don't have HDMI out of your computer, you could go from the computer to DAC via USB and then analog from your DAC into the Realiser. But then you're doing a d-to-a, then a-to-d, then d-to-a to your headphones. Probably not the best way to do it.