Premium Audio Company (PAC), a division of Voxx, has released a firmware update for many of its Onkyo, Integra and Pioneer audio video receivers (AVRs) that will improve the functionality, connectivity and the overall user experience. Firmware updates allow users to optimize the sound of Klipsch speakers, more precisely tune their room, and achieve improved Bluetooth® connectivity.
Klipsch Speaker Optimization Mode
Onkyo and Integra 2021 audio and video receivers (AVRs) include the precise crossover values for specific Klipsch Reference and now the newly released Reference Premiere speakers, eliminating any guesswork or sometimes arbitrary settings assigned by many automatic room calibration solutions. It’s easy to set up in the AVR menu and the result is peak performance out of already amazing-sounding speakers.
AVRs with Klipsch Optimization Mode include:
Improved Dirac Live Room Correction
Dirac Live Room Correction applies state-of-the-art, patented algorithms and cloud-based AI to analyze and digitally reduce room impact and enhance speaker performance.
The engineers at Onkyo have significantly improved the upper limit delay, which depicts a more accurate measurement of a surround sound system’s positions. The result is a precise and balanced soundstage.
AVRs with improved Dirac Live response times include:
- Onkyo TX-RZ50, TX-NR7100
- Integra DRX-5.4, DRX-3.4
- Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505, VSX-LX305
Improved Bluetooth Connectivity
Bluetooth technology connects devices but can be adversely affected by range and construction materials. With the firmware update, Onkyo, Integra and Pioneer now have improved Bluetooth connectivity between the streaming device and the AVR, as well as increase the connections with mobile devices and headsets.
AVRs with improved Bluetooth connectivity include:
- Onkyo TX-RZ50, TX-NR7100, TX-NR6100, TX-NR5100
- Integra DRX-5.4, DRX-3.4, DRX-2.4
- Pioneer Elite VSX-LX935, VSX-LX105