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Dirac and Bluesound Partner to Make Select Devices Dirac Live Ready

June 25, 2024

UPPSALA, Sweden, June 25, 2024 — Swedish digital audio pioneer Dirac and Bluesound, makers of hi-fidelity multi-room streaming devices, today announced a collaboration to integrate Dirac’s award-winning Dirac Live Room Correction solution into select Bluesound devices.

Integration will bring industry-leading room correction capabilities to select Bluesound devices with the purchase of a microphone accessory kit and a license

According to Fredric Tapper, Dirac’s VP of Home & Pro Audio, this first-time collaboration with Bluesound represents a significant milestone for the company as it continues to strengthen its position as the industry’s leading provider of digital room correction technologies – both in the high-end home theater market and now in the multiroom wireless streaming market.

High-fidelity audio across any room.

“The ways in which consumers listen to music at home are changing; while dedicated listening rooms were once the norm, the whole house is now the listening space – the living room, kitchen, bedrooms, basements, and more,” stated Tapper. “However, this expanded definition of listening space has created new challenges in terms of high-fidelity audio reproduction, as open-air spaces with dynamic room sizes and dimensions can significantly impact sound quality. This industry-first collaboration with Bluesound resolves these challenges by delivering high-fidelity audio across any room, or any listening space, irrespective of its complexities.”

Powered by patented technologies, Dirac Live is the market-leading room correction solution. It automatically addresses common acoustic challenges that all home audio systems have, but hardware alone can’t address – or takes too much time, expertise, or cost to do so.

The software is unique in that it corrects for both the magnitude and phase of the entire sound system including the room itself – resulting in more transparent, balanced sound, tighter bass, improved staging, and enhanced clarity.

A new standard in the multi room Wifi-based streamed audio market.

“At Bluesound, we fundamentally believe that consumers shouldn’t have to sacrifice audio quality for the convenience of streaming – and multiroom streamed audio doesn’t have to come at the expense of high-fidelity sound reproduction,” stated Matt Simmonds, Product Manager, Bluesound. “HiFi runs deep in our DNA, which is why we’re so excited to be collaborating with Dirac – a company that shares our commitment to audio innovation and the pursuit of perfected sound. These Dirac Ready Bluesound devices will set new performance standards in the multiroom WiFi-based streamed audio market.”

Future Bluesound devices will come ready to handle Dirac Live once a Dirac Live license is purchased through the Dirac website. Backwards compatibility to existing Bluesound devices is also being studied and roll out plans for eligible models will be shared at a later date. A calibration kit will be made available for sale on the Bluesound.com website when the first enabled Bluesound player becomes available.

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About Dirac:

Dirac develops digital software solutions that deliver enhanced audio experiences for every sound system, in any environment. Primarily focused on the automotive and home audio sectors, Dirac collaborates with both manufacturers and consumers. Headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden, Dirac is a global enterprise that is supported by R&D centers in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Bangalore, India and a strong representation in Greater China, Germany, Japan, Korea, and the USA.

About Bluesound:

An alliance of audiophiles. We are the designers, engineers and individuals who have spent our lives in the music industry. Our founders helped pioneer HiFi in the 70s – innovation and the pursuit of perfection in audio runs deep in our collective DNA. Bluesound’s sole mission is to create innovative wireless audio products and technologies that allow for the most true-to-live performance music reproduction possible, utilizing the most advanced, state-of-the-art digital technology.

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