An Interview with Dirac's CEO, Matthias Johannson

Dirac Live offers a unique solution based on a very old credo, "First, Do No Harm".

DSP-based Room Correction is amongst the hottest subjects in High End Audio today. Available to consumers for almost 20 years now, it is either considered an absolute necessity or a travesty, depending upon your point of view. Many audiophiles agree, most room correction system do more harm than good, and should only be acceptable in low cost systems where the upsides outweigh the down. Dirac Live is something altogether different. Designed for the most discerning of audiophiles and the highest end of audio systems, this clever room correction system attacks the age old problem of speaker performance in real rooms like nothing before it. Dirac Live is featured on all of Arcam's latest generation of audio video receivers, including the AVR850/550/390, SR250 stereo receiver, and up-coming AV860 pre-amp/processor.

Keep reading for an in-depth look at Dirac Live with Dirac's CEO Matthias Johannson, conducted by Steve Munz of