Posted on 8th January, 2019


The emerging leader in AV processing for high-end home cinemas and commercial application, Trinnov Audio, has announced two new technologies for 2019.

The big news in 2018 was the introduction of the IMAX Enhanced format, a certification and licensing program between IMAX and DTS products capable of playback of digitally remastered 4K HDR content with enhanced DTS audio.

Trinnov Audio IMAX Enhanced

Trinnov has today announced that its Altitude 32 and the Altitude 16 AV Preamps/Processors would support IMAX Enhanced via a free software update in the second half of 2019.

Arnaud Laborie, Trinnov’s co-founder, and CEO told StereoNET:

Trinnov has always been fully committed to performance and durability. We recently announced the warranty of our High-End products would be extended, retroactively, to 5 years. To further fulfil this commitment, we will continue to implement the latest technologies and are extremely proud to integrate IMAX ® Enhanced, continuing the collaboration we started with DTS when implementing DTS-X,

Trinnov joins other manufacturers that have already embraced IMAX Enhanced including Arcam, Sony, Denon and Marantz.

If you want to know more about IMAX Enhanced, you can read StereoNET's overview here

Also announced today, Trinnov Audio will be the first manufacturer to support the new DTS:X Pro format in the home.

DTS:X Pro Trinnov Audio

The DTS:X immersive object-oriented audio format for high-end commercial cinemas allows up to 60 uniquely-rendered channels, but in its residential format, until now has been limited to 11.1 channels. According to Trinnov Audio:

Typically, this meant seven “bed” channels at listener level, an LFE channel, and four upper channels above the listening area.

Trinnov's Altitude range of processors will be the first to offer DTS:X Pro to the residential market, with the Altitude 32 supporting up to 32 uniquely-rendered DTS:X Pro channels. It remains the only surround processor capable of rendering more than 12-16 uniquely-rendered channels, allowing for greatly increased spatial resolution and realism.

Joanna Skrdlant, GM of Home Audio & Solutions Licensing at DTS added:

The flexibility and power of Trinnov’s platform and their dedication to a premium home theater experience for their customers is why DTS partners with Trinnov for the DTS :X decoder technology portfolio,

A free software update will enable Altitude processors to be compatible with DTS:X Pro later this year.

For more information visit Trinnov Audio.

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Posted in: Home Theatre
Tags: trinnov  cogworks  dts:x pro  imax enhanced 

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