Dirac Live Bass Management to debut at CEDIA Expo

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Dirac has announced that the Dirac Live Bass Management, a unique room acoustics solution that optimises a system’s subwoofers and speakers to deliver consistent, accurate bass throughout an entire room, will make its residential AV market debut at this year’s CEDIA Expo.

Dirac Live Bass Management measures and phase corrects a home cinema’s speakers and subwoofers across all frequencies, even in multiple subwoofer systems, to produce enhanced bass clarity and improved bass tone evenness throughout the room. 

Without Dirac Live Bass Management, speaker and subwoofer sound waves bounce throughout a space and collide with one another to create crossover areas with uneven bass distribution, according to Dirac’s general manager of high-performance audio, Niklas Thorin.

“Even the most high-end hardware possesses certain performance deficiencies – ones that can only be resolved through an understanding of the room itself,” explained Thorin. “However, while Dirac Live offered new standards in room correction and speaker phase correction, it left one area – the subwoofer’s low frequency bass tones – unaddressed. 

“The new Dirac Live Bass Management now equips installers and their customers with a tool that addresses this final frontier, moving them one step closer to acoustical perfection.”

Taking measurements and location data from each subwoofer to determine how a system’s bass is distributed throughout the room, the Dirac Live Bass Management then identifies gaps in the soundwaves and distributes bass evenly across the room. 

The solution also corrects the low frequency soundwaves produced by the speaker pair, ensuring the bass produced by each speaker is in sync with the system.

This processing means that subwoofers can be placed anywhere in the room without have to compromise performance. 

Dirac Live Bass Management is the first in a series of modular add-ons for Dirac Live, and is available in two versions. The Single-Sub is designed for single subwoofer home theatre systems and is priced at $249. The Multi-Sub, for systems with more than one subwoofer, is priced at £399. 

The M10 BluOS streaming amplifier and C658 BluOS streaming DAC will be the first two products from NAD to feature Dirac Live Bass Management. 

StormAudio is set to incorporate Dirac Live Bass Management into its full line of processors and amplifiers while Arcam is slated to incorporate it into the majority of its AVR product portfolio. 

Dirac will deliver a masterclass session on the importance of room acoustics and bass management software at CEDIA Expo, including an inside look at the Dirac Live Bass Management solutions. The presentation will take place on Wednesday 11th September from 10:30am to 12:00pm in Room 1A. 

Visitors can visit Dirac and see the new solution in action at Booth #3235.