Trinnov Announces Amplitude16 Power Amplifier
One of the leaders in multi-channel surround processing, Trinnov Audio, has announced the release of its new high channel count power amplifier, the Amplitude16.
Designed for immersive home theatres, the ICEpower Amplitude16 provides integrators and cinema designers with the unique ability to meet diverse channel counts and power requirements.
Built around a 3RU rack chassis, the Amplitude16 is effectively two 8-channel amplifiers with dual power supplies, each requiring its own 15A AC mains power inlet. Its base model is a 16-channel power amplifier with a continuous power rating of 200W/channel at 8 ohms and 400W/channel at 4 ohms.
The Amplitude16 also allows the bridging of pairs of amplifier channels to increase available power for specific outputs, such as left, centre, and right screen channels, for example. In bridged mode, the power for one channel increases to 800W/channel at 8 ohms and over 1,000W/channel at 4 ohms.
Arnaud Laborie, Trinnov CEO, told StereoNET:
When we set out to create a new companion amplifier for Trinnov's Altitude processors, we recognized that just another power amp would not do. It needed to be something special to carry the Trinnov name, and the Amplitude16 indeed fits that description. Its unique versatility provides integrators and system designers with a great-sounding, powerful tool for optimizing dynamic power delivery by channel in a space-saving, cost and energy-efficient manner.
The Amplitude16 also offers an optional Dante input board, which can connect the amplifier to any Altitude processor via a network switch. This optional board also includes functions for monitoring the amplifier hardware status.
Later this year, Trinnov has also announced the future compatibility of all Altitude processors with Ravenna/AES67 as a free update. Dante also provides an AES67 compatibility mode, making it easy to integrate Altitude processors with the Amplitude16. Dual Tascam pinout DB25 connectors also allow balanced analog inputs eliminating the need for up to 16 individual XLR connections, making for a much more efficient connection and rack dressing.
Trinnov says the Amplitude16 has been designed in conjunction with ICEpower and maximises the performance of its class D modules “to deliver outstanding sound quality and the best possible immersive experience in a compact form factor creating very little heat.”
As you would expect, the input sensitivity of the Amplitude16 is optimally matched to the output level of Trinnov's Altitude audio-video processors, maximising the system's signal-to-noise ratio and dynamic range. Signal-to-noise performance is typically improved from 6 to 8 dB compared to power amplifiers with conventional input sensitivity.
A front panel LED display identifies normal operation, channel clipping, protection, and bridge status for each pair of channels. Trigger inputs and outputs are provided to power on the amplifier and to daisy-chain other amplifiers in the system.
The Trinnov Audio Amplitude16 will be available in limited quantities before the end of the year, with stock levels readily available in early 2022. In Australia, the Amplitude16 will sell for $16,695 RRP.
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