Customers availing of the Naim for Bentley sound system option for their 2011 Bentley Mulsanne will be treated to Dirac Live sound optimization from Swedish Dirac Research. Ever since the partnership was inked between Bentley and Naim in 2008, the sound system has already been updated a number of times.
The latest of these updates would be the addition of the Dirac Live sound optimization technology, which was recently launched in digital cinema theatres around the world. Dirac Live works by getting rid of sound quality imperfections that result from room acoustics of the vehicle.
It then digitally tunes each loudspeaker to attain the most optimized level of sound quality. Dirac Live optimizes the system's transient reproduction -- unlike the conventional equalizers and sound correction systems – resulting to a more defined sound, clearer music, more balanced tone and tighter bass.
Technically, Dirac Live is a mixed-phase sound correction technology that rectifies the impulse response and then optimizes the frequency response of the sound system according to the measured acoustics in the vehicle.
Paul Stephenson, Managing Director at Naim, remarked that by employing Dirac's DSP technology, the company was able to bring the Naim experience to life even within the confines of a car, thereby creating a system that is vastly superior to other in-car audio systems and is considered to be at par with the best in-home hi-fi systems in the world.
On the other hand, Bentley Motors' Senior Engineer Mike Hanks remarked that the Dirac provides the best digital signal processing.
On his part, Mathias Johansson, CEO and CTO at Dirac Research, said that his company is proud to be part of the vision of Bentley and Naim to deliver an in-car audio system that is at par with the world's finest home hi-fi.