The announcement offers customers consistent, accurate bass performance at a range of price points. The integration of Dirac Live Bass Control follows Dirac Live Room Correction’s March 2023 availability on several Denon and Marantz units. According to Rikard Hellerfelt, Dirac’s VP of consumer & E-commerce, this expansion underscore’s Dirac’s desire to continue pushing the boundaries of home theater audio.
“The integration of Dirac Live Room Correction into Denon and Marantz units was a significant step forward in both deepening Dirac’s market penetration and elevating product performance for each brand’s large and loyal customer base,” states Hellerfelt. “Now, we’re going even further by making high-quality bass accessible to everyone from professional integrators and audiophiles to the broader consumer market. This is an important moment for our teams and the industry as a whole.”
Dirac Bass Control Powered by AI Technologies
In total, seven mid-range and high-end Denon and Marantz units will be able to run Dirac Live Bass Control following an over-the-air software update that will allow customers to purchase a license to activate Dirac Live Bass Control on their selected unit.
Powered by machine learning and AI, the European-based company boasts Dirac Live Bass Control intelligently co-optimizes a system’s subwoofers and speakers to deliver consistently improved bass, regardless of the listener’s location or room environment. The software aggregates 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 distributes bass evenly across the listening area.
The company continues its explanation by pointing out Dirac Live Bass Control not only ensures time-alignment among all speakers, but it also adjusts phase at low frequencies to ensure that bass is optimized for all seating positions and the entire spectrum of audio is accurately reproduced. According to Dirac, this processing enables the subwoofers to be positioned anywhere in the room without sacrificing performance for design.
Dirac Live Bass Control is part of the Dirac Live family of audio processing software, which also includes Dirac Live Room Correction and Dirac Live Active Room Treatment. Each solution compliments the other to improve sound performance in any listening area.
Denon’s Dirac Ready units include the Denon AVR/AVC-A1H, AVR/AVC-X3800H, Denon AVR/AVC-X4800H and Denon AVR/AVC-X6800H.
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