dARTS [digital Audio Reference Theater System]
dARTS, simply put, perfectly matches the speakers in a home theater setup to the room’s acoustic signature.
Easy, right? Not exactly. Our engineers spent more than fifteen years in development of a digitally controlled and powered speaker, then partnered with Audyssey Laboratories® to create a home theater system that would provide optimal performance regardless of room conditions. dARTS was first introduced in 2005 and since its introduction, we have continued to refine and modify our designs to keep pace with the latest technologies and audio delivery systems (including Dolby Atmos®).
Every room is different. Reflections from hard surfaces and other acoustical conditions can color the performance of even the most expensive speaker. dARTS uses specially designed speakers, a custom-designed amplifier and Audyssey’s MultEQ XT Pro algorithms to analyze the room and perfectly align each speaker in the system.
At the heart of the dARTS system is the DP-4000 amplifier. It manages the entire system with 16 channels of digital signal processing and amplification. Each channel controls the crossover, time alignment of the speaker, and equalization while delivering up to 250 watts to each driver in the speaker. By using digital control in an active bi-and tri-amplified configuration we are able to achieve previously unreachable levels of accuracy and performance.
Performance is further enhanced through the Audyssey MultEQ XT software. When your trained dARTS installer sets up the room, he or she uses a calibrated microphone and digital interface to carefully measure the acoustic properties throughout the listening area. Those properties are then used to create a set of custom correction filters for each speaker that are stored in the DP-4000.
dARTS speakers are custom-designed to work with the DP-4000. Several configurations are available (click here to view our dARTS series speakers). You can mix and match speakers to meet your design requirements – for example, dARTS tower speakers could be used at the front of the room, paired with in-wall and on-wall surrounds.
with dARTS, you get realistic, dynamic sound throughout your listening area. Your “sweet spot” exists at every seat!
dARTS has received critical acclaim from key reviewers in the CE industry. Read their reviews here:
|Frequency Response (±3 dB)||20 Hz – 30 kHz|
|Crossover Network||3-Way (Active)|
|Possible Configurations||5, 6, or 7 Channels + Dual Subs (5.2, 6.2, 7.2)|
|Total System Power||250 W x16 (500 W /speaker)|
|Subwoofer Power (Peak)||1500 W|
|Minimum SPL (18,000 sq.ft)||105 dB (THX Reference Level)|
|Dimensions (Mains)||14″ H × 14” W × 9” D|
|Dimensions (Center)||8.25″ H × 18.75” W × 12” D|
|Dimensions (Surrounds)||19.25″ H × 10.5” W × 5” D|
|Dimensions (DCB 112 Subwoofer)||15.5″ H × 14.5” W × 15” D|
|Dimensions (DCB 210 Subwoofer)||28″ H × 14” W × 17” D|
|Dimensions (DCB 115 Subwoofer)||19.5″ H × 15.25” W × 22.4” D|