Trinnov Audio Adds Four More Channels to Altitude AV Processors
Trinnov Audio, the French manufacturers of AV processors considered by many as a benchmark today, has announced two free enhancement updates to its Altitude A/V processor platform.
An upcoming software release will see four extra output channels made available to its Altitude16 and Altitude32 models, completely free of charge (*external D/A converter required).
The “+4” feature on the Altitude16 is enabled by converting the Toslink output of the Altitude16 to ADAT. ADAT is a well-known transport protocol in the professional and production music industry that allows the carriage of four channels at up to 96 kHz. With this approach, Altitude owners can enable four extra outputs with a simple external D/A converter. On all Altitude32 models, these additional outputs will be available via the built-in AES/EBU outputs.
Arnaud Laborie, Trinnov Co-Founder and CEO, told StereoNET:
We have always been committed to high spatial resolution, and we are now taking the extra step to enable this benefit across a higher number of home theatre installations by adding four extra discrete and acoustically optimized outputs.
Among countless new possibilities, this update now allows Altitude16 owners to support the very popular 9.4.6 speaker layout and maximize low frequency and 3D sound performance with our fully integrated calibration suite.
And the upgrades don't stop there. After months of certification testing, Trinnov has announced the availability of IMAX Enhanced on the Altitude platform. The availability of IMAX Enhanced on the Altitude comes in a timely fashion, as new announcements are expected from IMAX that will result in a much larger amount of IMAX Enhanced native content becoming available.
IMAX Enhanced content playback relies on DTS:X technology, taking full advantage of Trinnov's unique implementation of the Neural:X upmixer, which offers the maximum number of discrete speaker channels available in the DTS:X Pro specification.
StereoNET reviewed the Applause Award-winning Altitude16 processor back in June, declaring:
Trinnov's Altitude16 is a force to be reckoned with. Exhibiting a level of flexibility that I would not have thought possible, I doubt there's a system the Altitude couldn't tame and further improve. The sound quality is where the proverbial rubber hits the road, and here it shines.
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