(September 17, 2021) Trinnov’s Altitude-16 and -32 owners are waking up to several exciting announcements, including a free upgrade that injects their respective processors with four – yes FOUR – additional channels of output. If you’re rubbing your eyes and wondering if that second cup of coffee was spiked, I can assure you nothing is amiss. Trinnov is actually giving its customers four additional audio channels for free. Oh, did I forget to mention IMAX Enhanced certification is official, too?
Yes, it’s a great Friday morning for Trinnov’s faithful.
Forging ahead with its “customer-first focus,” Trinnov’s co-founder and CEO Arnaud Laborie says, “Our aim is to help home theater enthusiasts and integrators avoid compromising on their designs and maintain ambitious projects that achieve reference level sound quality.” To prove that point, Trinnov has delivered a free software release that turns the Altitude-16 into a 20 channel processor and boosts the Altitude-32 to 36 channels of output.
How, you ask?
Trinnov has creatively converted the Altitude-16’s Toslink output to ADAT, a well-known transport protocol in Pro Audio circles, allowing it to carry four channels at ≤96kHz. Owners merely need to add a simple digital to analog converter and they're in business. Altitude-32 customers have an even easier path to expansion by recruiting the built-in AES/EBU outputs on their processor.
“Our implementation of immersive sound codecs is unrivaled. 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 theater 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,” explains Arnaud Laborie.
Additionally, Trinnov has survived months of IMAX Enhanced certification testing, allowing it to officially exist on the Altitude platform. 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.
Trinnov says both new features will become available by mid-October through a free software download.