MiniDSP Introduces the NanoAVR-DL With 8 Channel Dirac Live Room Correction

Tuning your 5.1/7.1 home theater system just got easier thanks to the nanoAVR-DL room correction processor.

October 13, 2014

Introducing the nanoAVR-DL, the latest brainchild from miniDSP to offer the world renowned Dirac Live room correction algorithm. This palm size HDMI audio processor easily integrates with existing home theater systems when inserted into the HDMI signal path between an HDMI source and an AV receiver. It operates on eight channels of linear PCM audio while passing the video signal through untouched.

The user-friendly Dirac Live Calibration Tool Multi-channel for miniDSP guides the user through the steps needed to perform a set of multi-point measurements in a home theater with up to 7.1 channels. Users can make arbitrary adjustments to the target response curve, individually or in groups, and also define the frequency range of correction. Up to four generated filter sets can be stored in the nanoAVR-DL for recall via infrared remote control or through an Android mobile application.

Dirac Live® employs a proprietary mixed-phase filtering scheme - filters that both match a desired magnitude response as well as generate a customized impulse response. The audible results from deploying Dirac Live are remarkable: improved imaging and soundstage; greater clarity of vocals and dialog; smoother and more impactful bass; heightened realism. Simply put: a more exciting home theater experience!

"We're thrilled to bring Dirac Live® to a much wider audience thanks to the affordable nanoAVR platform" said Antoine Rouget, Managing Director of miniDSP. "The entire Dirac Research team has been a great partner during the past few months and we certainly look forward to future projects" he continued. Erik Rudolphi, Head of Sales at Dirac Research follows up by saying, "Once again miniDSP impresses us with their innovativeness and speed. We have high expectations on the nanoAVR. It is a unique Dirac Live enabler that fills a gap in the market."

The nanoAVR-DL is available immediately on the miniDSP web store for US$549 including a full license of Dirac Live®. The nanoAVR-DL joins miniDSP's DDRC series of Dirac Live® powered high-resolution stereo audio processors.

About miniDSP

miniDSP designs, develops and produces high quality audio products for users who seek to create and enjoy the best possible sound. Established in 2009, miniDSP is composed of audio and electronic engineers together with business minds whose passion for music has driven product development and created a passionate client base of audio enthusiasts in over 45 countries worldwide.

About Dirac Research

Dirac Research is a premier R&D company specializing in high-performance digital sound optimization, room correction and sound field synthesis. The company was founded in 2001 by researchers at Uppsala University, Sweden. With Dirac's patented toolbox for audio system optimization, customers such as Rolls Royce, BMW, Bentley and Datasat Digital Entertainment have achieved dramatically improved sound quality and a shortened time-to-market. Dirac Research maintains offices in Sweden, Japan, USA, China and Korea.

Featured Product

PureLink - HCE III TX/RX: 4K HDR over HDBaseT Extension System w/ Control and Bi-Directional PoE

PureLink - HCE III TX/RX: 4K HDR over HDBaseT Extension System w/ Control and Bi-Directional PoE

The HCE III Tx/Rx HDBaseTâ„¢ extension system offers full HDMI 2.0 compliance supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range) and 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. Featuring PureLink's proprietary Pr©cis codec, a light compression technology, the HCE III can transport Ultra HD/4K, multi-channel audio, and High Dynamic Range (10 bits support) content over a single CATx cable. The HCE III provides HDMI extension up to 130 feet (40 meters) at Ultra HD/4K and up to 230 ft. (70 meters) at 1080p over category cable with embedded multi-channel audio, CEC pass-through, bi-directional RS-232 and IR control, and PoE - all with zero loss and zero noise. The HCE III Tx/Rx also supports Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio plus LCPM (up to 192 kHz). Additionally, the low profile "slim box" enclosure design make the HCE III ideal for limited space installation environments, such as behind flat panel displays and video walls.