Munich High End, Munich, Germany, May 6, 2019 — NAD Electronics, makers of award-winning high fidelity audio electronics, have announced that its C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC will soon be equipped with state-of-the-art room correction software from Dirac Research. With a coming software update scheduled on or around 10th June, 2019, Dirac Live will be available to all C 658 users.
Dirac Live measures the energy and time it takes for both direct and reflected sound waves to travel from the speakers to a user-defined listening area from which it calculates precision filters to counteract the negative. The result is a near-perfect compensation of the room’s acoustic anomalies without changing the inherent sound characteristics of the audio system.
“Speaker placement is hard to get right,” explained Cas Oostvogel, NAD Electronics Product Manager. “You are limited by practicalities like leaving doorways clear, placement of other furniture, and location of electrical outlets. Dirac Live essentially does the heavy lifting to make your music sound as if your speakers were ideally placed.”
The C 658 includes a microphone so users can calibrate their listening environment using Dirac’s proprietary app, available for desktop, iOS, and Android devices. Up to five different listening profiles can be stored.
Robust tone and room correction controls can be accessed with the Dirac app, while the BluOS Controller app contains basic controls, allowing a user to select filters, adjust subwoofer crossover settings, or simply disable Dirac.
Dirac Live will make these compensations up to 500 Hz. Users interested in room correction across the full frequency range can easily upgrade to Dirac Live Full.
The C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC will be on display at Hall 3, stand H04, at the Munich High End Show in Munich, Germany, May 9-12, 2019. Product experts will be on hand to answer questions about the C 658 and other products from NAD Electronics.
Dirac is a world-renowned audio technology company on a mission to invent the future of sound. Specialized in digital audio optimization, Dirac provides a perfected sound experience in any type of listening environment, including mobile, VR/AR, gaming, automotive, residential and commercial AV. Offering the industry’s most powerful suite of digital audio solutions, Dirac serves as a one-stop source for premium digital signal processing technologies. Customers include some of the world’s most well-respected manufacturers, including BMW, Datasat, Harman, NAD Electronics, OnePlus, OPPO, Rolls Royce, Volvo, and Xiaomi.
In addition to its headquarters in Uppsala, Sweden, Dirac operates regional offices in Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai, China; a Research & Development facility in Copenhagen, Denmark; and has representation in Germany, Japan, Korea, and USA.
Founded in 1972 and now sold in over 80 countries, NAD Electronics is renowned for its award-winning line of high-quality components for audio, home theatre and custom installation applications. Since the beginning, NAD’s commitment to four core values – innovation, simplicity, performance, and value – have earned it a cult-like following that catapulted it to becoming a household name amongst audiophiles and music lovers alike. To this day, the brand continues to design and manufacture some of the most acclaimed and affordable hi-fi components that include modern features and technologies meant to appeal to a new generation of audiophiles.
Lenbrook International, a subsidiary of the Lenbrook Group of Companies, is the owner and manufacturer of award-winning brands for home audio and residential install applications. Its full suite of products from NAD Electronics, PSB Speakers, and Bluesound wireless multi-room players, are distributed in over 80 countries, while its BluOS hi-res distributed audio platform continues to be adopted by some of the world’s leading premium audio brands.