Serious Home Theatre has really grown up in the last couple of years.
The release of Atmos and DTS:X has really changed the way we design and implement theatres. It took decades for home theatre design to move from 5.1 to 7.1 (with a short stint at 6.1 in the middle). Suddenly it appears there is almost no limit to what you can do.
Recently I had the opportunity to listen to a mega-theatre assembled by Australian speaker manufacturer Krix, who teamed with Barco projectors and Trinnov to demonstrate a 24.10.10 system at this year’s International Hi-Fi show in Melbourne. That was a total of 7 front speakers, 27 surround and overhead speakers and 10 subwoofers. Overkill – possibly. Impressive, you bet!
However you could be excused for asking who Trinnov is. Simply put Trinnov is the most advanced Home Theatre processor on today’s market. If you want to best it will be Trinnov.
In a nut-shell (it is impossible to fully cover this product here) Trinnov processors decode Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro3D, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Digital Surround and DTS-HD Master Audio. Their bass management is the best in the industry, and they can precisely localise every speakers placement regarding distance, azimuth and elevation.
Despite the obvious performance of the processors themselves, it is possibly the room optimisation that impresses us most. Switch their room optimisation off and it sounds like a totally different room, and a greatly inferior system. Their 2D/3D loudspeaker remapping opens new perspectives in high-performance immersive sound, putting the listen right in the middle of the action. It presents an incredibly realistic, lifelike and holographic multidimensional soundscape.
The two processors we offer from Trinnov are:
- The 16 channel Altitude 16; $23,500
- The 32 channel Altitude 32. $31,500 to $46,000