The Dynaudio Focus series becomes the first streaming speaker to feature Dirac’s breakthrough Dirac Live Room Correction solution.
UPPSALA, SWEDEN, May 24, 2022 — Swedish audio pioneer Dirac and Dynaudio, one of the world’s most distinguished high-end audio brands, today announced that Dynaudio’s new Focus series of wireless speakers will come “Dirac Ready” to run Dirac Live® Room Correction for studio-grade sound. The three models — Focus 10, Focus 30 and Focus 50 — mark the first collaboration between the two audio innovators, and each in the speaker series is now available globally.
Dirac Live — integrated for the first time directly into a streaming speaker — allows users to easily achieve dramatically enhanced sound experiences such as a larger sweet spot, more accurate staging, enhanced clarity and voice intelligibility, and a deeper, tighter bass.
“Dynaudio’s commitment to providing its customers with the very best in audio performance is second to none – and the Focus series is the latest evidence of this commitment’s strength,” said Erik Rudolphi, Dirac’s VP of Home & Pro Audio. “For more than a decade, Dirac Live has been the market’s leading room correction solution, used by luxury home theaters, professional studios, and commercial cinemas. Now, through our collaboration with Dynaudio, we’ve integrated Dirac Live into a streaming speaker to set a new standard in streamed sound. Though the launch of Focus is a milestone for both companies, it’s only the first step in what will no doubt become a long and fruitful collaboration.”
The interaction between a speaker system and the physical layout of a room has a significant impact on audio quality. Dirac Live digitally compensates for the room’s impact on speaker performance to enable a sound experience previously only possible in a professional studio. Dirac Live accomplishes this through a patented mixed-phase impulse response correction technology that corrects not just magnitude response, but also time domain — critical for accurate staging, clarity, and tight bass.
The new Dirac Live-equipped Focus speakers leverage the legendary Dynaudio driver and the same amplifiers featured in the company’s professional reference monitors to bring studio-quality sound home. Its built-in sophisticated streaming platform delivers a system that will work straight away without required tweaking or accessories.
“Having Dirac Live support aboard our Focus series is crucial,” said Jens Lynge Petersen, Dynaudio’s CTO. “We spent months refining, tuning and perfecting its performance in-house. But every room is different – and Dirac’s technology gives listeners the opportunity to perfectly tailor their speakers for their space. It’s that last few percent, and for the true power-users, it makes all the difference.”
In addition to Dirac Live, the Focus speakers also support Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, Qplay, UPnP, Netradioand and Bluetooth. Additional features include an auto-switch that intelligently adjusts user inputs depending on which source they want to use, while coaxial, optical digital inputs and analogue connections mean even a CD player or turntable can sit front and center alongside streaming services.
The sturdy, slim speaker cabinets are available in four contemporary finishes (White High Gloss, Black High Gloss, Walnut Wood and Blonde Wood) and are designed to blend in with real-life interior decor. With the Dirac Ready feature, Focus users can choose to download, activate, and purchase Dirac Live licenses and begin enjoying elevated speaker performance.
Dirac develops digital software solutions that create a significantly improved sound experience for all types of sound systems. Our customers include enterprises, such as sound system manufacturers and streaming services, as well as consumers. Dirac is a global company with headquarters in Uppsala, Sweden and R&D facilities in Copenhagen, Denmark and Bangalore, India, with representation in China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and USA.
Dynaudio was founded in 1977 in Skanderborg, Denmark. Today, it’s recognized as a leading manufacturer of high-quality audio systems, and one of the world’s most distinguished high-end audio companies. Dynaudio designs, engineers and manufactures dedicated systems for professional studios, as well as car audio and home hi-fi and consumer loudspeaker products, from its state-of-the-art facility in Denmark. The company is particularly recognized for its advanced driver technology designed, engineered, and continuously developed in-house, not to mention its furniture-grade, handcrafted Danish cabinetry.