- Nov 18, 2018
Dirac is demoing Active Room Treatment (ART) at CES and here are two videos about it...
The version that we are currently beta testing allows the user to decide about the frequency cutoff with a limit of 500 Hz.Hi @Flak and thank you for posting the videos.
- It would be interesting if they took any measurements before vs after on their demo. Do you know if they had any before / after measurements so those than aren't able to attend can get an idea of what issues were fixed?
-Originally, I think that the frequency cutoff was going to be 1khz. If I recall from one of the videos it is going to be 150hz but may get changed to 300hz. Is my understanding correct? Do you think it will evolve upwards and just let users have a curtain to adjust where they want this type of correction to stop?
-I read from Dirac last year about Spatial Room Correction. Did Dirac just choose to change the name to Active Room Correction? It seems like it is just a name change. Is my understanding correct?
I have a StormAudio processor and look forward to trying it out once it is released. If it works as described, it sounds like it could be very effective.
I guess the general notions such as "flat response on the usable frequency band" and "not too wide dispersion in order to minimize reflections" which are a good starting point for any multichannel system, apply here. But that aside, it would be fair to consider that even if your surrounds are not full range, that can be accomplished with subwoofers and adjusting that interaction itself is what makes the system super interesting.That is another good question. For example is it beneficial to have full range surrounds?
In all fairness this was a similar Situation with DLBC as well. Some vendors had it at launch, some took a while to implement, and some still haven’t. Like DLBC ARC will likely be similar.
We expect to release DLBC for PC/Mac soon and it's possible to beta-test it now by opening a ticket on our HelpDesk with the link at the bottom of this page:This is not good news at all as even now there are no decent relatively affordable DLBC solutions.
I disagree. The JBL SDP-55/58 is a very decent unit, and it includes DLBC license at no additional cost. JBL has also promised to include any future Dirac upgrades via firmware. DLBC compatible devices should support ART, so…This is not good news at all as even now there are no decent relatively affordable DLBC solutions.
I disagree. The JBL SDP-55/58 is a very decent unit, and it includes DLBC license at no additional cost. JBL has also promised to include any future Dirac upgrades via firmware. DLBC compatible devices should support ART, so…