Dirac Live Launches Bass Control Module

Posted on 22nd April, 2020

Dirac Live Launches Bass Control Module

The audio optimisation specialists at Dirac have today announced their latest feature of Dirac Live, Bass Control, now available as an upgrade for selected AV Receivers and Processors.

Dirac Live Bass Control is said to be powered by machine learning and AI, which “intelligently co-optimises a system's subwoofers and speakers to deliver consistent and accurate bass throughout an entire room.” The Bass Control module is a feature available to owners of compatible products from StormAudio (announced yesterday), Arcam, JBL Synthesis, along with Bryston and Focal, with other brands reported to be following soon.

Niklas Thorin, Dirac's GM of High-Performance Audio, told StereoNET:

Speaker and subwoofer sound waves bounce throughout a space and collide with one another to create crossover areas with uneven bass distribution. Dirac Live Bass Control measures and phase corrects both the speakers and subwoofers across all frequencies to produce enhanced bass clarity and improved bass tone evenness throughout the room. It's a game-changing feature for the home theater industry that's now available through some of the world's finest AVRs.

Dirac Live Bass Control is offered with three tiers: Enabled, for manual single subwoofer management; Limited, for automatic single subwoofer management; and Complete, for AI multi-subwoofer management.

Dirac Live Bass Control

This revolutionary new technology from Dirac Live works by aggregating the measurement and location data from each subwoofer to determine how a system's bass is distributed throughout the room. It then identifies gaps in the sound waves and attempts to distribute bass evenly across the room. The feature also corrects the low-frequency sound waves produced by the speaker pair, so the bass produced by each speaker is in sync with the system. 

With Dirac Live Bass Control, enthusiasts are offered more flexibility for subwoofer placement, especially with multiple subwoofers. Previously, the positioning of subwoofers within a room was an aesthetic decision rather than one based on the best bass performance.

JBL SDP55 Dirac Live Bass Control

Dirac says that StormAudio, Bryston, and Focal models currently equipped with Dirac Live Room Correction are now also equipped with Dirac Live Bass Control (Complete) while JBL Synthesis AVR will come soon. Arcam's AVR10, AVR20, AVR30, and AVR40 units (which gained Auro-3D this week), and AudioControl's Concert XR-4, XR-6, XR-8 and Maestro X7 and X9 “will also soon be equipped with Dirac Live Bass Control Complete.”

The latest news comes following Dirac's recent completion of a new SEK $6-million (£482,130) round of financing and the appointment of former Spotify executive, Jonathon Forster, to its Board of Directors - in a move said to further bolster Dirac's ability to develop its next generation of digital audio optimisation solutions.

For more information, visit Dirac.

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Posted in: Home Theatre
Tags: dirac  dirac live  arcam  jbl synthesis  stormaudio  bryston  focal 

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