StormAudio has announced that a new Firmware 4.0 version is available for download. It comes pre-installed on the StormAudio MK2 processor, and existing MK1 users can download and update their device “at no additional cost.” The 4.0 version includes an updated immersive audio capability for delivering “leading industry standards to all StormAudio ISP users.”

The firmware update includes the latest Dirac Live Bass Control module for home cinemas, as well as a redesigned Speaker Configurator for further configuration flexibility, and integration of the Roon music management system. All features are designed to improve the entire configuration and calibration process, and the firmware can be downloaded from the company’s new website,

Firmware 4.0 also includes updated solutions for immersive audio formats. ISPs that run Firmware 4.0 can now support Dolby Atmos layouts of up to 13.1.10 and additional screen center, rear surround, front and rear height channels. For other setups where installation of Dolby Enabled speakers are used, these can now also be configured and managed with the new firmware version. Auro has also made improvements to the Auro-3D codec in 4.0 and, in the coming months, there will be DTS:X Pro capability.

StormAudio says it continues an important partnership with Dirac and is “the first” to introduce Dirac Live’s all-new Bass Control add-on module in Firmware 4.0. The engineering team has “completely redesigned” the bass management mechanism for improved performance and implementation of Dirac’s latest technology.

“With the new Dirac Live Bass Control, combined with Dirac Live Room Correction, StormAudio will have the most modern, efficient and easy-to-use room acoustics solution on the market,” states Niklas Thorin, Dirac’s General Manager of High Performance Audio. “It is always a pleasure to work with such a professional company and development team that have once again delivered on this implementation in record time.”

For more information on how to download and install Firmware 4.0, StormAudio suggests contacting your local distributor, dealer or representative, or emailing [email protected]


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