HomeNewsDirac collaborates with ARCAM to offer Dirac Live® Room Correction for new high-performance ARCAM AVR5 receivers

Dirac collaborates with ARCAM to offer Dirac Live® Room Correction for new high-performance ARCAM AVR5 receivers

October 20, 2021

By making the new AVR5 “Dirac Ready,” the companies are bringing ground-breaking room correction technology to more audio lovers, giving them the power to reduce room impact and enhance speaker performance.

Today we are proud to announce that the new ARCAM AVR5 receiver is “Dirac Ready” to run Dirac Live® Room Correction, our state-of-the-art solution to ensure home audio systems deliver the maximum sound performance across all entertainment experiences. 

Cambridge, U.K.-based ARCAM created the AVR5 to be a high-performance, affordable home theater receiver. Its built-in support for Dirac Live Room Correction means even more consumers can easily achieve dramatically enhanced sound experiences that otherwise not achievable: a larger sweet spot, more accurate staging, enhanced clarity and voice intelligibility, and a deeper, tighter bass. The AVR5 also includes support for Dirac Live Bass Control, Dirac Live’s latest feature for managing subwoofers to deliver a spatially consistent bass across the entire listening area.

“Consumers continue to demand ever-higher quality audio, and not just people we might traditionally consider enthusiasts. Mainstream home theater consumers have begun to appreciate the role digital signal processing plays in creating better sound,” said Erik Rudolphi, Dirac’s VP of Home and Pro Audio. “With Dirac Live available for ARCAM’s new AVR5, more consumers than ever before can experience audio the way they were meant to — regardless of the space they’re listening in.”

The interaction between a sound system and the physical layout of a room has a significant impact on sound quality. As the leading room correction solution on market, Dirac Live has been used by luxury home theaters, professional studios, and commercial cinemas for years. Dirac Live room correction is unique in its patented mixed phase impulse response correction technology, which corrects not just magnitude response, but also time domain, which is critical for accurate staging, clarity, and tight bass.

Using patented phase co-optimization technology powered by machine learning, Dirac Live Bass Control supports an unlimited number of subwoofers; delivers spatially consistent, high-quality bass; ensures users hear clear, accurate bass throughout a listening area; and allows for flexible subwoofer placement

“ARCAM understood that there was a strong requirement below the existing offering,” said Nick Clarke, Senior Director, Global Engineering Luxury Audio, Harman. “The AVR5 perfectly meets this need by offering a comprehensive and configurable feature set along with the legendary sound quality ARCAM is well known for, with Dirac Ready allowing the end-user or installer to make full use of Dirac in a way that suits their individual needs.”

The “Dirac Ready” ARCAM AVR5, with its ability to natively decode 12 channels of immersive audio, comes with the capability to support and run Dirac Live. With the Dirac Ready feature, ARCAM AVR5 users can choose to download, activate, and purchase Dirac Live licenses and begin enjoying elevated home theater sound experiences.

To activate Dirac Live Room Correction on a new ARCAM AVR5 receiver, users should download the Dirac solution to a Mac or PC and purchase a license at www.dirac.com/online-store/arcam-avr5/

Get 50 % off

For a limited time, AVR5 owners can receive a 50% discount on Dirac Live Room Correction via ARCAM’s website www.arcam.co.uk. Use the promo code AVR5-ARCAM to purchase a license to activate Dirac Live with a 50% discount. Offer ends March 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM CEST.

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About Dirac:

Dirac is here to change the world of sound. We’re inventing the future of audio with superior experiences for any content, device, and space. For the many, not the few. Based in Sweden, Dirac optimizes digital audio, perfecting sound for better listening in any environment. The patented sound solution technology spans across mobile, gaming, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, headphones, streaming, automotive, residential, and commercial AV, boosting whatever sound you’re listening to, wherever you’re listening. For professionals, Dirac produces the industry’s most powerful suite of audio tools for signal processing. Some of the world’s most respected brands, including Rolls Royce, Volvo, Polestar, BMW, BYD, Harman, Datasat, NAD, ASUS, and OPPO bring the Dirac sound experience to their customers.

Headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden, Dirac has offices in Shenzhen, Beijing, and Shanghai, China; a Research & Development facility in Copenhagen, Denmark; and representation in Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the USA. 


About ARCAM:

ARCAM is based just outside the famous university city of Cambridge. Its story started the classic way: two friends with a passion for music and electronics met up while engineering students at Cambridge University and founded Amplification and Recording Cambridge in 1976. 

The company has now been developing and making CD players for almost 30 years and for 40 years the descendants of the amplifier with which the company started in consumer electronics, and as far back as 1995 expanded into home cinema electronics, developing a world-class reputation for making some of the best-sounding AV electronics. Arcam has also developed its DVD players and, more recently, Blu-ray players from scratch in the UK, engineering them using its decades of experience in CD players to ensure they play music as well as they do movies.

Hard-won techniques for preserving and handling the most delicate signal and reproducing music with all its subtleties, nuances and excitement intact are now in ARCAM’s blood. And, as audio moves to even higher definition formats, the maker is determined that its products continue to serve the music faithfully and deliver maximum enjoyment to the listener.

Hi-fi and home cinema systems are constantly evolving, and ARCAM – and its dealers – is here to help users keep up to speed with the latest developments, helping them make the right decisions. Whatever future tech appears on the market, ARCAM is confident that it can engineer systems that get the absolute best reproduction from whatever format is available.

ARCAM has shown that no-nonsense engineering can work wonders when bringing music and movies to life: now it is delivering ever more ways to do that for a fast-changing entertainment world and developing new products to make the most of whatever the future may bring.