Attendees at High End Munich 2017 will be first in the world to experience StormAudio’s recently integrated AudioVideoBridging and Dirac Live Room Correction feature sets, plus StormAudio’s SpherAudio Binaural Immersive Sound headphone technology.
StormAudio is also using the show – which runs from May 18-21 – to demonstrate an Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X cinema room demo via a fully digital system using its immersive audio processors and an active 20-loudspeaker setup provided by Ascendo. This will take place within room E218 (Atrium 4, second floor).
StormAudio’s processors now incorporate an AudioVideoBridging (AVB) technology option, designed to simplify system installation and improve performance.
“Essentially, the processor and each speaker are connected via standard RJ45 cables to an AV-enabled network router that manages the audio routing, delivering real-time audio-video streams to the speakers over the Ethernet-based network,” says StormAudio product manager Sébastien Gailleton. “This eliminates the signal degradation inherent to digital-to-analogue and analogue-to-digital domain conversion of the traditional processor / amp chain.
“Using the digital version of our ISP 3D.32 ELITE immersive audio preamp / processor connected to 20 active Ascendo speakers, we will play all three immersive audio sound formats by way of this networked approach. We are very excited to demonstrate this capability to attendees of the Munich High End show.”
The show will also mark StormAudio’s first demonstration of Dirac Live integrated into its processors. Through the use of multiple measurements and mixed phase correction, Dirac Live is a patented room correction technology designed to correct the frequency response and impulse response of the loudspeakers in a room, therefore improving the depth, the positioning and distinction of individual voices and instruments and overall adding to a more natural sound with tighter bass.
StormAudio says its processors are the first in the industry to offer room correction abilities as high as 32-channels, all individually configurable, with an unlimited amount of Dirac EQ presets as well as additional manual EQ presets.
At the show, StormAudio will demonstrate how efficiently and easily the Dirac Live feature set is for integrators to use. On Thursday, a Dirac representative will join the group’s presentations and discussions.
SpherAudio Binaural Headphone Technology
StormAudio’s mission to create the best immersive sound experiences can also been applied to headphones. Integrated into the manufacturer’s processors is the brand’s exclusive SpherAudio binaural technology, which via a pair of high-quality headphones transforms any source, from mono to 13.1, to that of a 3D audio experience. During the show, StormAudio will conduct continuous demonstrations of SpherAudio.
“Launching these new features shows our commitment to deliver continuous improvement to our large Immersive Sound Processor line,” said Yves Trélohan, StormAudio’s SVP, home entertainment and luxury audio product division. “AVB full digital network connectivity, Dirac Live Room correction and SpherAudio Immersive Headphone technologies will be available from early June on our current line, and as a free software upgrade for our existing customers.”