Dirac and AudioControl Collaborate To Create A Higher Level of Bass Performance In Latest AudioControl AV Receivers And Processors

AudioControlís newest Concert Series receivers and Maestro Series AV processors, now shipping, feature Dirac Live Bass Control.

August 6, 2020

Press Release

Swedish digital audio pioneer Dirac and AudioControl, a
leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance audio solutions, announced that
AudioControl’s latest line of receivers and processors include Dirac Live Bass Control for a
more immersive home theater experience in any space.

Dirac Live Bass Control uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to co-optimize the
components of a sound system to deliver accurate, consistent bass throughout a room.
“Bass performance suffers when the sound waves from speakers and subwoofers start to
bounce around a room,” stated Niklas Thorin, Dirac’s Head of Business Development, Home &
Professional Audio. “Dirac Live Bass Control dynamically measures and phase-corrects
speakers and subwoofers across all frequencies in order to produce superior bass clarity and
enhanced bass tone evenness throughout a room. Home theater audio has never sounded so
rich and precise, as users of AudioControl’s leading AVRs and preamp/processors can now

Dirac Live Bass Control aggregates measurement and location data from each subwoofer to
determine how a system’s bass is distributed throughout a room. It then identifies gaps in the
sound waves and distributes bass evenly. The ground-breaking audio software also corrects the
low-frequency sound waves produced by other speakers so that the bass produced by each
speaker is in sync with the overall system. Such intelligent processing allows for flexible
placement of subwoofers in a space to meet the listener’s design or aesthetic preferences.
Dirac Live Bass Control is part of the Dirac Live family of acoustic processing technology, which
also includes the award-winning Dirac Live Room Correction calibration software.
“As a leading supplier of best-in-class home cinema receivers, processors and amplifiers to A/V
specialists, we are excited to feature Dirac Live Bass Control as standard across our new
Maestro X-Series processor platform and the majority of our XR Series receivers,” explained
AudioControl CEO Alex Camara.

Continued Camara, “Dirac’s new bass control technology will enable AudioControl to provide the
very best cinematic experience by intelligently optimizing the subwoofers and speakers to the
characteristics of each room. Including Dirac Live Bass Control as standard on the majority of
our processors and receivers is another example of AudioControl’s commitment to providing the
very best entertainment solutions for our discerning customers.”

Dirac Live Bass Control is included with AudioControl’s Concert XR-8 and Concert XR-6
receivers and Maestro X7 and Maestro X9 preamp/processors. It is available for an additional
cost for the Concert XR-4 receiver.

The latest AudioControl Concert receivers support in-demand surround formats and deliver six
channels of user-configurable outputs for high-pass channels, height channels or additional
subwoofers for optimizing the movie experience. The Maestro series enables higher levels of
precision and control in immersive home theaters and supports all popular, advanced surround
formats, with 16 channels of balanced and unbalanced output.


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