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Storm audio
« on: January 17, 2019, 12:00 »
New owner reporting ! Mine is the 16 channel processor.

To quote most impressions from bros who heard this , "onkyo with refinement". Well suited for onkyo lovers who prefer punchy dynamic sound with authority. Thats what you get with storm audio.

Initial impressions, big step up from my onkyo processor. Clarity, floor noise, immersiveness, energy all lifted up few notch.

Some pictures to follow . Sorry no unboxing video :)


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Re: Storm audio
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 12:15 »
Well said . To sum up , storm = onkyo turbo version and lyngdorf = denon turbo version . another level up . so choose your posion ☠️

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Re: Storm audio
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 20:58 »
Congrats!

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Re: Storm audio
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 17:46 »
Looking forward to the impressions with MK sound!

http://www.ravepubs.com/preview-stormaudios-ise-2019-exhibits/

Two Home Theater Demonstrations
Throughout the ISE event StormAudio will be conducting two separate home theater demos. The first is with Alcons Audio, where the two companies will replicate the active 9.1.6 set-up that won AVS Forum’s 2018 CEDIA Expo Best of Show award. Taking place in Hall 6-H150, this features StormAudio’s 32-channel Digital AES Edition processor and an Alcons pro-ribbon loudspeaker system.

The second demo is with M&K Sound, which takes place nearby the exhibit hall in historic Amsterdam. This is a 9.1.4 setup featuring StormAudio’s 20-channel processor. Information on how to attend the demo can be obtained at StormAudio’s stand (5-U59).

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Re: Storm audio
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 13:31 »
Looking forward to the impressions with MK sound!

http://www.ravepubs.com/preview-stormaudios-ise-2019-exhibits/

Two Home Theater Demonstrations
Throughout the ISE event StormAudio will be conducting two separate home theater demos. The first is with Alcons Audio, where the two companies will replicate the active 9.1.6 set-up that won AVS Forum’s 2018 CEDIA Expo Best of Show award. Taking place in Hall 6-H150, this features StormAudio’s 32-channel Digital AES Edition processor and an Alcons pro-ribbon loudspeaker system.

The second demo is with M&K Sound, which takes place nearby the exhibit hall in historic Amsterdam. This is a 9.1.4 setup featuring StormAudio’s 20-channel processor. Information on how to attend the demo can be obtained at StormAudio’s stand (5-U59).

Wah, thats nice. M&K pairing with Storm, looks awesome! im sure it wil be , too bad we are in Singapore, no chance to experience this

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Re: Storm audio
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 21:55 »
New owner reporting ! Mine is the 16 channel processor.

To quote most impressions from bros who heard this , "onkyo with refinement". Well suited for onkyo lovers who prefer punchy dynamic sound with authority. Thats what you get with storm audio.

Initial impressions, big step up from my onkyo processor. Clarity, floor noise, immersiveness, energy all lifted up few notch.

Some pictures to follow . Sorry no unboxing video :)


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DAMN !! This ticks all my boxes except 1...
13 or more channels processing
Full Dirac suite
Modular built for future upgrades/swaps
Budget

Enjoy your new toy !!

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Re: Storm audio
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2019, 13:28 »
Reviving this thread to see more alternative on the latest AV scene...

Bro Ralfale, care to share your thoughts on the performance of your StormAudio?

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Re: Storm audio
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2019, 18:03 »
How is the Dirac update on storm ?

Are the storm processors getting any free upgrades to bass management modules with Dirac , or is this something that the users will need to pay ?

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Re: Storm audio
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2019, 20:45 »
How is the Dirac update on storm ?

Are the storm processors getting any free upgrades to bass management modules with Dirac , or is this something that the users will need to pay ?

Does StormAudio comes preloaded with Dirac Live right from the beginning?

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Re: Storm audio
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2019, 14:37 »
Some highlights of my experiences so far.

Negative -
- Price is a major factor. This isn't cheap. Will be a major investment if one would be happy to go with it.
- No remote control. All ipad control. There is actually a IR module you can utilise to configure 3rd party remote. I didn't try that as i'm happy using Ipad to control both my media player and storm.
- Physical size is not appealing, and it's big. Ensure you have enough cabinet space to place it.

Positive -
- Huge sound improvement over my previous onkyo processor. On the same set of speakers, it brings the speakers alive. Much more analog sounding, much more dynamics and clarity.
- Dirac is a huge plus. For me, a huge difference btw dirac to audyssey, is how much it brings out the atmospheric effect, the ambiance, and forming the sonic bubble. It feels like the viewer is INSIDE the scene. Very seamless. Very immersive. Audyssey on the other hand sounds flat/dead sounding to me (i don't mean the target curve).
- Storm allows user to tweak and micro adjust the parameters after dirac eq performed and results saved. Noticed that this is not possible with some other dirac enabled avr.
- Very flexible configurations and settings. Basically you can do anything and everything you need with this baby. HPF, LPF, shelf, bell. For those who like to run your speakers full range, there is even an option to set speakers to LARGE with SUB (note this is not double bass, but what it does is to take into account the measured response of your speakers, and use the sub to complement the lower frequencies to achieve the target curve).
- Distance tweak to 3 decimal place accuracy, where most avr only allow 2 dec. Very good for time alignment adjustment.
- Firmware update is frequent with new enhancement.

I'll try to post more pics later with the settings. Cheers.
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Re: Storm audio
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2019, 14:41 »
How is the Dirac update on storm ?

Are the storm processors getting any free upgrades to bass management modules with Dirac , or is this something that the users will need to pay ?

I didn't see new modules on this. I have not been updated with the latest firmware/software. Will install the latest firmware to try when they release IMAX enhanced.

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Re: Storm audio
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2019, 14:42 »
Does StormAudio comes preloaded with Dirac Live right from the beginning?


The current package comes with dirac live full version installed i believe.

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Re: Storm audio
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2019, 18:23 »
Nice...

storm audio’s Dirac live implementation is head and shoulders above other Dirac live capable AVRs, it looks the same, but it is not... it offers a lot of flexibility and control.

Whilst good for professional calibrators, may not be good for consumers as it is pretty complex and u need to know what u r doing. These type of packages normally comes bundled with calibration services, like the trinnovs

Mightily impressed with the controls available , tweakers paradise but deterrent factor is the pricing

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Re: Storm audio
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2019, 20:31 »
Tweakers paradise :)

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Re: Storm audio
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2019, 21:23 »
Looks like the full Dirac suite at play here... :)