If I learned one thing about Dirac and their bass management solutions during my time with them at CES 2019 it’s that I really should toss all expectations out of the window. The Dirac name is one that we’re certainly familiar with on the pro-audio side of things. For years, the brand has made a name for itself in the home theater space, offering software that can help with bass management and sound correction to provide the optimal listening experience for the viewer or listener.
Heck, the company has even worked with the professional cinema and premium automotive markets to get their solutions embedded into the in-theater and in-car entertainment experiences. But what happened at CES 2019 is something that left a lasting impression on me—and likely has turned me into a bit of a mobile audio snob. During the demo in a hotel suite at the Westgate on the Las Vegas strip, Dirac hit me from all different angles when it comes to the flexibility of their audio algorithms.
First, Dirac showed off their latest addition to their still-relatively-new Dirac Live system, the Dirac Live Bass Management Module. An add-on to the Dirac Live suite, the new module provides a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use multi-subwoofer optimization solution for consumers and professional integrators. Utilizing their proprietary approach to subwoofer system optimization, Dirac gives the user (and integrator) a way to far smoother and tighter bass performance than other existing solutions.