I’m pretty happy with the SHD Studio. It has replaced a Logitech Touch. It runs squeezelite, and I stream to it using LMS or Roon. It applies Dirac corrections and outputs to my dac.
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LMS is hard to beat, and piCorePlayer is very nice. I have Roon but it annoys me.
The SHD Studio comes with Volumio but I turned it off. miniDPS support can feel a little haphazard but they seem to be well meaning. I had to ask for the user name /password so that I could ssh into it and fix squeezelite. https://www.minidsp.com/forum/shd-series/15598-volumio-and-squeezelite But in the end it was OK. I have not upgraded to Dirac 2 yet.
If you want Dirac and are trying to keep the number of boxes at a minimum, it seems like a reasonable option. I have LSM or Roon -> SHD Studio -> Benchmark DAC3 -> Benchmark amps.
The SHD (non-Studio) can do crossovers and integrate a sub-woofer.
Two main reasons I want to get off LMS:
1 - Support for streaming services is mediocre. I want a live Tidal experience
2 - I just refreshed my piCore and lost all my stations. They're in the "mysqueezebox" but I'm kind of tired with it feeling like I'm tinkering all the damn time. I want it to just work and i don't wan tto spend $5,000 for $30 worth of parts wiht an ethernet port.