Dirac and Dynaudio have announced that Dynaudio’s new Focus series of wireless speakers will come “Dirac Ready” to run Dirac Live Room Correction for studio-grade sound. The three models — Focus 10, Focus 30, and Focus 50 — mark the first collaboration between the two audio innovators, and each in the speaker series is now available globally.
Dirac Live — integrated for the first time directly into a streaming speaker — allows users to achieve dramatically enhanced sound experiences such as a larger sweet spot, more accurate staging, enhanced clarity and voice intelligibility, and a deeper, tighter bass.
The interaction between a speaker system and the physical layout of a room has a significant impact on audio quality. Dirac Live digitally compensates for the room’s impact on speaker performance this through a patented mixed-phase impulse response correction technology that corrects not just magnitude response, but also time domain — critical for accurate staging, clarity, and tight bass.
The new Dirac Live-equipped Focus speakers leverage the Dynaudio driver and the same amplifiers featured in the company’s professional reference monitors to bring studio-quality sound home. Its built-in streaming platform delivers a system that will work straight away without required tweaking or accessories.
“Having Dirac Live support aboard our Focus series is crucial,” says Jens Lynge Petersen, Dynaudio’s CTO. “We spent months refining, tuning, and perfecting its performance in-house. But every room is different — and Dirac’s technology gives listeners the opportunity to perfectly tailor their speakers for their space. It’s that last few percent, and for the true power-users, it makes all the difference.”
In addition to Dirac Live, the Focus speakers also support Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, Qplay, UPnP, Netradioand, and Bluetooth. Additional features include an auto-switch that intelligently adjusts user inputs depending on which source they want to use, while coaxial, optical digital inputs and analog connections mean even a CD player or turntable can sit front and center alongside streaming services.
The slim speaker cabinets are available in four contemporary finishes (White High Gloss, Black High Gloss, Walnut Wood and Blonde Wood) and are designed to blend in with real-life interior decor. With the Dirac Ready feature, Focus users can choose to download, activate, and purchase Dirac Live licenses and begin enjoying elevated speaker performance.