Following in the tradition of the groundbreaking Altitude32 processor, the Altitude16 brings Trinnov’s award-winning Speaker/Room Optimizer technology, immersive audio capabilities, active crossovers, and unmatched bass management flexibility to a new, slightly smaller form factor with tremendous value.
The Altitude16 is for those who want the very highest performance, and the very highest levels of adjustment to specific circumstances. Those after such heights won’t be disappointed here.
Stephen Dawson Sound+Image (Australia)
The constant evolution of the HDMI standard creates many challenges for manufacturers and integrators. Trinnov’s proprietary software platform not only lets you monitor and analyze all HDMI streams directly from your processor but also offers unique solutions to get beyond HDMI incompatibility issues.
The Altitude16 comes with our own set-up software that facilitates the installation procedures for integrators. It guides them through a step-by-step process that defines how to best use available inputs and output channels as well as the desired speaker layouts. This new “wizard” greatly simplifies the initial set up procedure and calibration process.
The standard version of the Altitude16 natively decodes Dolby Digital Plus®, Dolby TrueHD®, DTS Digital Surround® and DTS-HD Master Audio® It also includes all immersive codecs by default so you can experience a new world of immersive sound with the latest technologies by Dolby Laboratories®, DTS Inc®, and Auro Technologies®.
Thanks to the 3D measurement capabilities of our microphone, each speaker’s actual placement can precisely be localized in the room regarding distance, azimuth, and elevation. Knowing the intended placement of various sounds within the soundtrack (since we decoded it), we can then “remap” the sound objects from the theory of the soundtrack to the reality of your particular room, using the closest two or three speakers to create a phantom image of the sound where it should be. While 2D remapping deals mainly with the horizontal plane, 3D remapping will manage both azimuths and elevations.
Trinnov provides the most sophisticated solution on the market when it comes to managing low frequencies. With our intermediate bass management system you can, of course, specify how one or more subwoofers will reproduce the lower part of the spectrum for each channel. But it goes further: it even allows you to bass manage the low frequencies of a small speaker to the closest, more-capable speaker. It gives you complete control over crossover frequencies, filter type, slope, and even where the redirected bass will be reproduced.
I’ve joked at times before about being upset over having to return a piece of review gear, but more often than not, it’s just that: a light bit of fun. With the Trinnov Altitude16 Home Theater Preamp/Optimizer, though, this is no joking matter. I’m literally miffed about having to box this beast up in a few days and ship it back to its manufacturer. I’ve been to the promised land and I don’t take kindly to being kicked out.
Home Theater Review.com
— Dennis Burger
Trinnov has been collaborating for years with some of the most respected brands and integrators in the field, allowing us to work on some of the most ambitious home cinema projects of the past ten years. With the publication of our own recommended speaker positions guide, we are offering our expertise to all integrators, in addition, to our recurrent CEDIA Lectures.
The Professional approach of Trinnov with the Altitude16 allows for maximum sound quality at a fair price, while also letting the user tailor the final character of the system to its personal taste and needs.”
Stereo & Video (Russia)
— Maxim Naumov
TCD is an online design tool that allows its users to create technically impeccable cinema designs, support documents, and aesthetic renders, within minutes.TCD software supports the complete line of our High-End products, letting you integrate the Altitude in the most complex speaker layouts in a matter of minutes.
The Altitude16 simply can do many wonderful things that no other processor can do because we do not depend on the capabilities of a mass-market DSP chip. We control the signal path from beginning to end.
More importantly, While other companies were waiting for someone else to design a chip that would enable them to add these advanced capabilities. The Altitude software-based design, combined with Trinnov’s advanced understanding of 3D audio, has provided critical capabilities needed for a seamless, immersive audio experience that no other manufacturer has yet been able to deliver to the market.
The Altitude16 can render up to 16 discrete channels of information and comes equipped with Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, and DTS:X immersive audio decoders, it supports up to 16 outputs and natively processes high-resolution 24/96 audio, offering four-way active crossovers and no limitation in terms of subwoofer outputs.
The Altitude supports all major automation protocols for perfect integration.
The Altitude is fully compatible with Roon