Jade Design, LLC Enters License Agreement With Dirac Research

FRANKLIN, TN, August 8, 2013 – Jade Design, LLC, parent company of high performance audio brands Emotiva, Emotiva Pro, Sherbourn and Bob Carver.com, announced today a new cooperation with digital sound optimization developer Dirac Research that will result in a new generation of Jade’s consumer and professional audio products featuring proprietary versions of Dirac’s high performance digital audio optimization technologies, including Dirac Live® room correction. 

Under the terms of the agreement, Jade Design will work in tandem with Dirac to create products that tap into Dirac's innovative and powerful digital sound optimization technologies that complement the ways in which consumers enjoy music and movie soundtracks. Dirac's portfolio of technologies is famous for being both highly effective and easy to incorporate in audio products, from the most basic lifestyle models to ultra-high end audio systems.

"Dirac's room correction technologies are beyond reproach," said Dan Laufman, President and Owner of Jade Design, Inc. "Just as we work to develop audiophile-grade products at prices that are significantly lower than our competitors, Dirac, too, offers professional caliber audiophile room correction at a surprisingly affordable price point, given its market leading performance"
Added Laufman: "We're thrilled to bring their standard-setting technologies to our customers. In my opinion, Dirac Live is the most powerful and compelling room correction solution on the market today."

Jade Design will feature custom-developed Dirac technologies in new and exciting lifestyle products as well as the company's more traditional audiophile components. Specifically, Jade will incorporate a custom version of Dirac Live®, the widely acclaimed digital room correction technology for audiophile-grade components, movie theaters, mobile audio systems and studios, into new multichannel decoder platforms that will be released in Q1 '14.

Headquartered in Sweden, Dirac Research AB is considered an industry leader in the areas of sound optimization, room correction, sound field synthesis, 3D sound and active noise cancellation.

"We are approaching a fundamental change in how audio equipment will be designed. With today's advanced signal processing technologies, software and hardware can be combined with great synergies. Jade Design is in the forefront of this innovation cycle, and we are very grateful to have the opportunity to work closely with them," said Mathias Johansson, CEO of Dirac.

About Jade Design, LLC.
Jade Design, LLC has more than 30 years experience in OEM/ODM electronic system design and development. Decades of cumulative knowledge and skill reside in the staff of engineers, designers, factory, and project management teams. Jade specializes in turn key product manufacturing, sourcing and brand support.

The company invests extensive resources into engineering, development, and quality, the sum of which is reflected in every amplifier, pre-amplifier, processor/controller, audio source, and loudspeaker system bearing their client's name. Jade currently manages and licenses key technologies to three successful consumer electronics brands: Emotiva, Emotiva Pro, and Sherbourn Technologies. For additional information, visit www.jadedesign.com.