AudioControl’s newest Concert Series receivers and Maestro Series A/V processors it was announced, now include Swedish digital audio company Dirac’s Live Bass Control, providing what is said by the company to be a more immersive home theater experience.
Dirac Live Bass Control uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to co-optimize the components of a sound system in delivering consistent bass throughout a room.
“Bass performance suffers when the sound waves from speakers and subwoofers start to bounce around a room,” stated Dirac Head of Business Development, Home & Professional Audio Niklas Thorin in the announcement. “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…”
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 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 Dirac Live Room Correction calibration software.
“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,” said AudioControl CEO Alex Camara in the announcement statement. “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.”
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.