New StormAudio Update Delivers Bass Shaker Channel, Other Improvements

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(April 16, 2024) StormAudio continues to improve its processor line with a new, free firmware update. Cataloged as version 4.6r0, this latest software improvement is compatible with ISP Elite (MK1, MK2, MK3), ISP Core 16, ISP Evo, and ISR Fusion 20 devices.

One of the more intriguing feature enhancements in the update is a dedicated Bass Shaker channel. This topic arose following our AV NIRVANA Live livestream with Dirac's Mathias Johannson, where one forum member asked if Dirac has plans to create a correction-free bass channel dedicated to dumping LFE to a bass shaker system. Within the last week, Dirac told AV NIRVANA that such a channel has been discussed, but that implementation isn't happening any time soon. But this release shows that Storm is one step ahead, with software changes creating a dedicated Bass Shaker LFE channel that's excluded from Dirac Calibration.

Would it be too much to ask for independent output/volume control over said Bass Shaker channel within the app? Inquiring minds would like to ask.

Storm says other featured add-ons in the release allow users to:
  • Use the Configurator to create advanced audio zones with subwoofer management capability, multi-way active speakers support, and full Dirac Active Room Treatment calibration of each zone. These audio zone profiles can be managed directly from the remote control.
  • Add multi-way subwoofer management, which allows subwoofer arrays with Dirac Live Bass Control and Active Room Treatment.
Click here for a complete, detailed list of release notes. Storms will host dedicated webinars on April 25th and 26th to answer any questions owners and installers may have about the release. Click here to register for April 25 or here for April 26.


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The link to the release notes goes to the Client portal.

Here are the changes with Firmware 4.6r0 dated April 15, 2024:
  • Add Zone 2.x support:
    • Use of the Configurator to create Zones.
    • Add Sub(s) with bass management support on Zones.
    • Add multi-way support on Zones.
    • Zones become by default audio/video zones.
    • Add Dirac ART support on Zones.
    • Multiple Zones’ Audio Profiles management selectable on remote controls.
  • Add multi-way Sub management allowing sub array with Dirac Live Bass Control and ART
  • Add Bass shaker management on ISP platform:
    • Bass shaker takes LFE channel.
    • Bass Shaker not included in Dirac calibration.
  • Add on Settings page:
    • Audio / Video mode selection for the Zones, AV by default,
    • Add CEC settings:
      • Enable general CEC.
      • Allow Standby from TV.
      • Allow Standby from device.
      • Enable one touch play.
  • Add Top speaker selection without Center Height speaker in allowed configurations.
  • StormXt extension to Native mode: 5.1 & 7.1 legacy now included.
  • In the WebUI Header, presets now classified by Theater.
  • Add Bessel filter on bass management crossover: BESS 12, BESS 24, BESS 36, BES 48
  • Always generate a Preset when a profile is created.
  • With StormEasy, automatically assign created Inputs and Presets to the IR assignment table.
  • CEC expansion:
    • Add CEC Hostname.
    • Bug fix on CEC Order stack.
    • CEC Mode passthrough added.
    • Power On and power Off of ISP / TV / Source in fast boot mode.
    • Blocking of CEC commands for zone 2 (HDMI Output 2)
  • Improve the message on front panel when switching On or Off.
  • TCP IP :
    • Prevent selection of disabled input. Return error message.
    • Add zone2x audio profile selection.
    • Add Preset + and – commands.\
    • Add Input + and – commands.
  • Add StormXt status on OSD.
  • Allow SP4 (Bryston) and Astral (Focal) upgradeability to StormAudio firmware via license.
  • FAN monitoring Bug Fix on ISR and 2ISP.
 

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I updated mine last night.

Curious to see what the multi-way sub array with Dirac Live ART will bring to the table.
 
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