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December 21st, 2016

ZUK Edge, ZUK’ s new flagship smartphone

ZUK Edge, ZUK’ s new flagship smartphone powered by Dirac technology, was launched in China on December 20th, 2016. Learn more

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December 20th, 2016

OPPO R9s limited version powered by Dirac

OPPO R9s limited version (Xiaomin Phone) was released on December 20th, 2016. Powered by Dirac, the R9s series were launched two months ago. Learn more

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December 14th, 2016

Dirac expands – join us and invent the future of sound

Are you eager to build something truly exceptional that has an impact on hundreds of millions of people? Dirac is the world leader in digital sound optimization and a quality seal for audio products. With a customer base spanning leading mobile, HiFi and automotive companies, such as Rolls Royce, Volvo, Harman, Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi, Arcam, Datasat and Pioneer, we are growing exponentially. More than 100 million consumer electronics products already license Dirac technology for an improved sound experience.

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December 14th, 2016

How to Make Headphones Stereo-Compatible

Have you ever wondered why music sounds so different on headphones compared to loudspeakers? It’s because, by design, headphones are not technically compatible with the stereophonic system. That isn’t to say you can’t still get great sound from headphones. Otherwise we wouldn’t be seeing the boom in headphone sales that we’ve been seeing the past few years (although it’s worth pointing out that some retail stores keep mirrors next to the headphone displays for customers who care more about looks than sound). In this post, I’ll be examining why music sounds different on headphones, and look into a technology that can upgrade headphone sound quality by several notches.

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December 6th, 2016

Dirac Achieves Major Breakthrough in 3D Audio with First AR/VR Platform Utilizing Dynamic HRTF Technology

UPPSALA, SWEDEN 2016 – Dirac Research, the global leader in platform optimized sound enhancement technology, today removed a major barrier to a truly immersive AR/VR experience with the introduction of its “Dynamic 3D Audio” AR/VR platform featuring patent-pending dynamic HRTFs (head-related transfer functions) that consider the isolated movements of the head in relation to the human torso. The current industry-standard HRTFs incorrectly assume that the body and head must always move in tandem.

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November 25th, 2016

Big Sound in Small Packages: Is it Any Match to Hi-Fi?

Ever since humankind started creating music, the means, or equipment, for doing so have often been prohibitively bulky. True, there exists many small musical instruments,…

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November 25th, 2016

Big Sound in Small Packages: Is it Any Match to Hi-Fi?

Ever since humankind started creating music, the means, or equipment, for doing so have often been prohibitively bulky. True, there exists many small musical instruments, but the ones that can produce sound of sufficient strength and volume are typically really, really large; and an ensemble playing multiple instruments at once requires a lot of space indeed.

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November 11th, 2016

The Home Audio Industry Takes a Big Leap Forward: Multi-room, Garden Sounds, and Pitch-Perfect Raindrops

This year I returned to home audio after over a decade working in other industries and I was shocked to find that very little had changed since I’d been away. Generally speaking, progress has been relatively slow. In the 90s there was almost no home install and people tried their best to create a good listening environment, sometimes with a good result, sometimes not. But last month I discovered a very different picture of progress. I attended the CEDIA expo for home technology in Dallas and it was undeniable that technology is finally catching up with the imaginations of the people. Here are a few examples… 

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November 8th, 2016

Dirac Research granted patent in Japan for Dirac Unison®

Dirac Research granted patent in Japan for Dirac Unison®

Dirac Unison enables multiple loudspeakers within a sound system to work optimally together, creating a “super speaker” made up of several individual speakers, while also providing active sound treatment to ensure the best possible sound experience.

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November 7th, 2016

Best Audio System at Car Tech Awards: Volvo XC90 optimized by Dirac Unison®

Volvo XC90’s Bowers & Wilkins sound system, the first sound system in the world based on the Dirac Unison® sound optimization technology, has been named “Best Audio System – over £25,000” at the inaugural Car Tech Awards.

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