AudioControl collaborates with Dirac for immersive home cinema

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AudioControl’s latest line of receivers and processors feature Dirac Live Bass Control following a collaboration to bring more immersive experiences to home theatres.

Dirac Live Bass Control uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to co-optimise the components of a sound system to deliver accurate, consistent bass throughout a room. 

The technology collects 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 the bass evenly. 

It 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. 

This all allows for flexible placement of subwoofers in a space to meet the user’s design or aesthetic preferences. 

“Bass performance suffers when the sound waves from speakers and subwoofers start to bounce around a room,” explained Niklas Thorin, Dirac’s head of business development, Home & Professional Audio. 

“Dirac Live Bass Control dynamically measures and phase-corrects speakers and subwoofer across all frequencies in order to produce superior bass clarity and enhanced bass tone evenness throughout a room.”


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

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 optimising the movie experience. 

The Maestro series enables higher levels of precision and control in immersive home theatres and supports all popular, advanced sound formats, with 16 channels of balanced and unbalanced output. 

“As a leading supplier of best-in-class home cinema receivers, processors and amplifiers to AV 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,” said Alex Camara, AudioControl’s CEO. 

“Dirac’s new bass control technology will enable AudioControl to provide the very best cinematic experience by intelligently optimising 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.”