Uppsala, Sweden – Audio technology provider Dirac Research today announced that they have reached a licensing agreement with Pioneer Corporation. Pioneer plans to utilize the Dirac HD Sound technology to deliver superb audio playback from their next generation of loudspeakers. The first speakers to utilize the technology is the Pioneer Desk Live series, a lineup of powered speakers with a sleek, modern form factor slated for desktop computer applications as well as audio enthusiasts seeking high performance from smaller, stylish loudspeakers.
The objective of the new product line is to deliver high
resolution and precise staging from a near field design using
engineering innovations from Pioneer combined with Dirac's
award-winning digital audio processing. These technological
advances have enabled Pioneer to deliver unprecedented accuracy and
musicality from an attractive lifestyle speaker lineup suited to
any décor or application. The first of these new models will become
available in Japan in mid-July, 2014 with a succession of models
and markets to follow.
"Both Dirac and Pioneer have a long history of making great
audio products and we are excited for an opportunity to bring Dirac
HD Sound technology to Pioneer's high performance loudspeakers,"
commented Steve Hase, Executive Vice President of Licensing at
Dirac. "This cooperation with Pioneer and our most recent
automotive venture with Volvo highlight the flexibility and diverse
capabilities of Dirac's audio processing technologies," Hase
"Our vision is to combine the best of traditional speaker design
with world class digital audio technology in an entirely new way,"
stated Hideki Nara, General Manager, Speaker Business Planning
Department, Industrial Solutions Business Division at Pioneer Corp.
"By using Dirac's cutting edge solutions, we have been able to
realize this vision and design loudspeakers with higher performance
and increased flexibility. We consider Dirac to be a highly
reliable engineering partner."
Dirac HD Sound is an advanced digital audio processing
technology that utilizes impulse response and frequency response
optimization. With Dirac's smart speaker concept, loudspeaker
manufacturers such as Pioneer are able to increase performance and
shorten the design process across a diverse range of form
ARTWORK: The Pioneer Desk
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Christoffer Ahlén, Marketing Director at Dirac
Research, +46 18 185 640
About Dirac Research
Dirac Research is a Swedish audio research firm specializing in
high-performance digital sound optimization, room correction and
sound field synthesis. The company was founded by researchers from
the Signals & Systems Group of Uppsala University, Sweden. With
Dirac's patented toolbox for efficient and accurate audio system
optimization, customers such as BMW, Bentley, Rolls Royce and
Datasat Digital Entertainment have achieved dramatically improved
sound quality and a shortened time-to-market. Dirac Research
maintains offices in Sweden, Tokyo, Detroit, Seoul and Shanghai. www.dirac.se