AudioControl’s New Receivers and Processors Are Packing Dirac Live Bass Control

Posted on 13th August, 2020

AudioControl’s New Receivers and Processors Are Packing Dirac Live Bass Control

AudioControl Concert and Maestro AV receivers and processors pack Dirac Live Bass Control.

AudioControl's latest line of receivers and processors include Dirac Live Bass Control for a more immersive home theatre experience in any space.

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 - all to optimise your movie experience. The brand's Maestro series enables higher levels of precision and control, we are told. The Maestro series is pitched at immersive home theatres and supports all popular, advanced surround formats, with 16 channels of balanced and unbalanced output.

Concert Series Specifications

  • Concert XR-8 - 9.1.6-channels of HDMI 2.0b with 16-channels of output, 7-channels of high-current class H amplified output at 200 watts into 4 ohms.
  • Concert XR-6 - 9.1.6-channels of HDMI 2.0b with 16-channels of output, 7-channels of class AB amplified output at 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms.
  • Concert XR-4 - 7.1-channels of HDMI 2.0b with 11-channels of output, 7-channels of class AB amplified output at 60 watts per channel into 8 ohms.

All models within the Maestro and Concert series also support 4K Ultra HD, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision. 

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.

Niklas Thorin, Dirac's Head of Business Development, Home & Professional Audio, told StereoNET:

Bass performance suffers when the sound waves from speakers and subwoofers start to bounce around a room. Dirac Live Bass Control dynamically measures and phase-corrects speakers and subwoofers across all frequencies in order to produce superior bass clarity and enhanced bass tone evenness throughout a room. Home theater audio has never sounded so rich and precise, as users of AudioControl's leading AVRs and preamp/processors can now attest.

AudioControl CEO, Alex Camara, adds:

As a leading supplier of best-in-class home cinema receivers, processors and amplifiers to A/V 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. 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.

Dirac Live Bass Control aggregates measurement and location data from each subwoofer to determine how a system's bass is distributed in a room. Then, it identifies gaps in the sound waves and distributes bass evenly. Additionally, this intelligent audio software 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. The result of such intelligent processing means you have greater flexibility in subwoofer placement.

Dirac Live Bass Control is included with AudioControl's Concert XR-8 and Concert XR-6 receivers and Maestro X7 and Maestro X9  preamp/processors. You can add it to the Concert XR-4 receiver as a cost option.

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