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StormAudio’s Firmware 4.0 is now available

The update features the Dirac Bass Control module as well as a redesigned Speaker Configurator

StormAudio’s new Firmware 4.0 is now available and comes pre-installed in every StormAudio Immersive Sound Processor MK2 device; existing MK1 users can download and update their device to run this firmware version at no additional cost.

Firmware 4.0 features the latest Dirac Live Bass Control module, a cutting-edge bass management tool for enhanced cinema experiences. Other key new features include a redesigned Speaker Configurator for more flexible configuration possibilities and integration of the Roon music management system to bring music as well as cinema enjoyment to the home. All features are designed to improve the entire configuration and calibration process for the best possible home media entertainment results.

The new firmware update also now supports Dolby Atmos layouts of up to 13.1.10 and additional screen center, rear surround, front and rear height channels for greater immersion. For other setups where installation of Dolby Enabled speakers are used, these can now also be configured and managed with this new firmware version. Auro Technologies has made improvements to its Auro-3D codec, which is uniquely available in StormAudio’s Firmware 4.0. The new codec will analyze the speaker layout installed and will now make use of the rear channels in the layout when playing back native Auro-3D 9.1/11.1 content. Also updated is the Auro-Matic upmixing algorithm, with more refined dialog management on a 2 channel stream for improved handling of legacy sources.
In addition to these immersive audio updates, DTS:X Pro capability will be added in the next upgrade of the Firmware 4.0, coming soon in the upcoming months.

Other key features include a re-designed GUI for StormAudio’s Speaker Configurator. The concept behind the design maintains StormAudio’s user-friendly interface that is intuitive yet flexible and powerful enough for in-depth configuration. The features have been further improved in Firmware 4.0 to allow more detailed and precise definition for each speaker layer.

The firmware can be downloaded from the company’s brand new website,

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