Having established itself as a leader in room acoustics software for the high-end market, Dirac’s Dirac Live room correction system is now, for the first time, available in ‘mass-market’ receivers.
In a move to meet growing consumer demand for high-quality audio in mainstream home cinema systems, Swedish digital audio pioneer Dirac has announced collaboration with electronics manufacturers Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite and Integra to bring its Dirac Live room correction feature to the companies’ newest line-up of audio and video receivers.
For over 10 years, Dirac has been operating in room correction for the high-end market, working with virtually all of the premium markets’ most popular brands. However, this integration with Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, and Integra – four of the industry’s largest and most well-respected receiver brands by volume – delivers Dirac Live from the few to many, equipping more consumers with a home cinema audio experience previously only available through higher-priced systems.
“Mainstream consumers are demanding premium audio more than ever before. Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, and Integra recognise that the highest quality can be achieved through sophisticated room correction software like Dirac Live – which impacts sound quality even more than any hi-res audio format,” says Erik Rudolphi, Dirac’s VP of Home & Pro Audio. “In collaboration with four of the industry’s most iconic brands, Dirac is proving that the world’s best room correction software is not just for audiophiles. It’s for everyone.”
Regardless of an audio system’s inherent performance, a room’s size, shape, surfaces, and even furniture can alter how sound waves travel – which results in sound colorations. Dirac Live’s room correction feature analyses a room’s speakers and acoustics to optimise sound quality with patented impulse response technology without requiring acoustic treatments. Dirac says the result is more balanced sound, enhanced clarity, improved intelligibility of vocals and music, and more accurate staging – all of which are critical to a premium home theatre experience.
Dirac Live’s room correction feature is now available in the new Onkyo TX-NR7100 and TZ-RZ50; the new Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 and Elite VSX-LX505; and the new Integra DRX-5.4 and DRX-3.4.
“We couldn’t be more excited to offer to our legions of loyal customers the tremendous advantages that Dirac brings to our new lineup of AV Receivers in 2021,” says Rolf Hawkins, Product Manager for Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite and Integra, at Premium Audio Company. “The decades of high-performance audio design Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, and Integra are famous for are brought to the forefront of any home theater space, thanks to Dirac Live’s unique and industry-leading room correction. It doesn’t get any better than this!”