Dirac Research is Primed to Launch Major Update at CES 2018
(December 6, 2017) Dirac Research is landing at CES 2018 with a new next-generation version of its vaunted Dirac Live platform in tow. The new release contains a refreshed and simplified user interface, a new correction algorithm, and multi-language support. The company says that changes are largely based on user input and newly available technical advances.
“Dirac Live has been delivering the world’s best room correction for many years,” said Niklas Thorin (Dirac’s General Manager of High Performance Audio). “These updates broaden the market and deliver user-requested features including support for Spanish, French, Mandarin and Japanese languages, a new, more user-friendly interface and configuration process, and an even more advanced algorithm.”
From a technical perspective, Dirac’s new algorithm further improves the software’s ability to create jaw dropping sound stage and imaging. The current version of Dirac Live measures the phase of each individual stereo speaker, while the new version also analyzes speakers in stereo pairs. This inclusion ensures that paired speakers have a matched phase response, which (according to Dirac) will “deliver an immediate and obvious improvement to all users.”
Usability wise, the software’s new interface is designed to eliminate confusion. Dirac says an intuitive app based environment guides the next-gen software’s correction process, with oversite that confirms optimal settings have been implemented. This is fantastic news, making a complex process easier for less technically inclined audio fans.
“With our refreshed interface and configuration, users don’t need to be technical experts to gain optimal benefits from the platform,” Thorin added. “And an equally important change is the move toward a more mobile-friendly UI. The Dirac Live interface is now as accessible on a midsize tablet as it is on a larger laptop, giving installers flexibility in which tools they prefer using on site. Together, these improvements reaffirm our commitment to providing the best product, developing ever-improving room correction tools, and keeping current with peripheral technological advances.”
Following CEDIA 2017, we reported that Dirac’s technicians have been exploring multi-subwoofer and immersive sound solutions. As of now, the company hasn’t revealed any new plans in either of those realms. However, another a new upgrade package is expected to drop sometime during Q3 of 2018, leaving the door open for more exciting changes in the coming year.
The new generation of Dirac Live is available for demo at CES 2018 (January 9-12) at Dirac’s Westgate Hotel Suite #630. The update is expected to become publicly available sometime during Q1 2018.
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