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.

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