DIRAC to Bring Hi-Fi Audio to the Mobile Masses
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Dirac Research announced the introduction of two new audio solutions that help transform nearly any mobile device and headphone into an on-the-go home theatre. The two solutions, the brand new Dirac VR and a second-generation Dirac Panorama Sound, will be formally unveiled and demonstrated at Mobile World Congress.
Dirac VR, which made its world-wide debut at CES 2017, is a headphone-based 3D audio solution that utilizes patent-pending dynamic HRTF (head-related transfer function) technology, a 3D reverberation engine, and a head-tracker to recreate any real-life listening experience in a VR environment. Its MWC 2017 demo will involve watching a movie while wearing Dirac VR-enabled headphones. In doing so, participants will experience a surround sound system virtually, over headphones, that is also able to precisely localize sound so that when you pivot your head in any direction the sound remains fixed in space, as it does in real-life.
The second-generation of Dirac Panorama Sound, which is making its debut at MWC 2017, enables asymmetric sound systems of a receiver and a standard mobile micro-speaker to deliver an extra wide soundstage with enhanced sound quality, thus transforming it into an on-the-go home cinema. This makes for a more dynamic and immersive listening experience than previously possible in such a small and asymmetric form factor. For the manufacturer, it means much more flexibility in the industrial design for multiple speaker solutions without compromising on the sound quality.