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About Trinnov

Trinnov’s diverse team of over 45 passionate people across 6 time zones shares a deep commitment to audio excellence, bringing hundreds of years of audio engineering and musical experience, extending across all departments of the company.


Before launching Trinnov Audio in 2003, our founding partners began working on fundamental research into high spatial resolution audio in the year 2000, well before today’s immersive audio formats were even conceived. This took place after they met at IRCAM in Paris, one of the world’s leading public research facilities dedicated to musical creation and acoustics.

Our name stands for 3D Innovation, derived from a combination of “Tri” and “Innovation.” With a passionate dedication to advancing sound quality, Trinnov brings more experience in the fundamental research and practical implementation of immersive audio than any other manufacturer.




Trinnov Today

Now represented in 55 countries, with over 8000 high-performance installations worldwide, Trinnov is uniquely involved in all aspects of audio production.

Trinnov processors are found in the world’s most advanced professional music and film studios for production, mixing, and playback; in thousands of commercial cinema screens; and in the finest residential home theater and stereo systems.

We are partnered with many major companies in our field, most notably our global strategic partnership with Harman International to produce their JBL Synthesis immersive audio processor.

Trinnov processors are found in the laboratories, demo rooms and trade show presentations of many of the industry’s top manufacturers.


Design Philosophy

Our vision has always been to maximize control over what we do and to focus on what truly improves audio performance.

This requires that we make as much as we can in-house. We do not merely assemble pieces from 3rd parties into a chassis.

We create our own path through innovation with pioneering technologies. This is how we add value for our customers, this is what truly sets Trinnov apart.


Technical Authority

More than just a manufacturer, Trinnov is a technical authority, with 20 years of involvement in research programs and as the author of numerous scientific publications. These ongoing efforts are in close partnership with industry organizations such as the Audio Engineering Society and CEDIA.

Trinnov’s five main inventions are protected by over 50 international patents. Among our many technologies is a unique, four-element 3D calibration microphone, which measures and identifies the location of all speakers in the room in three dimensions, and our world-renowned loudspeaker/room Optimizer that is recognized as best-in-class by users and reviewers from the professional, cinema and high-end home audio worlds.


Made in France

Trinnov’s unique hardware platform is built around a multi-core Intel processor and our Trinnov OS operating system.

Having much greater onboard computing power enables Trinnov to be first to market with new technologies and virtually eliminates obsolescence by making future upgrades available through software downloads.

Trinnov processors are designed and manufactured in France, with reliability forged through fourteen years of experience serving the most demanding professional audio environments.



World-Class Support

Because world-class products deserve world-class support, we are committed to providing customer support at the same high level as our technology.

Our innovative ability to connect to our products remotely through the network allows our support and sales teams to provide off-site assistance to all Trinnov customers, including for setup, calibration or post-installation help.



The forthcoming Trinnov founders Arnaud Laborie, Sébastien Montoya, and Remy Bruno join forces to focus on research in 3D sound.


First Research In 3D Sound

Laborie, Montoya and Bruno create and test a working high-spatial resolution 3D audio recording and playback chain.


Foundation of Trinnov & First AES Paper

Trinnov presents the first of many scientific papers to the 114th AES Convention in Amsterdam: A New Comprehensive Approach of Surround Sound Recording, preprint 5717.


The first ever 5.1 Recording System

The first ever 5.1 microphone and recording system were presented at the 116th AES Convention in Berlin.


Optimizer Technology & 22.2 Auro / NHK Format

Trinnov presents the Optimizer technology as a surround monitoring solution at the 118th AES Convention in Barcelona. At an AES workshop presented by Wilfried Van Baelen and co-organized with Trinnov’s Arnaud Laborie and NHK’s Kimio Hamazaki, Auro first showed their 2.2.2 format. NHK also presented a 22.2 channel proposal for their 8K UHDTV standard (super Hi-Vision)


Optimizer gets adopted by the Industry

Post-production facilities : Fox Studios (LA), Radio France (Paris) France Television, SWR, ZDF, IRT (Germany), BBC (UK), RTBF (Belgium), Radio Canada, TSI (Switzerland), NRK (Norway), ORF (Austria) Globo TV (Brazil) McGill University Canada), Vienna Fine Arts Academy (Austria), Tonstudio Beusch (Switzerland)…


Trinnov ST2 Pro and ST2 Hifi

At the Munich High-End show, the ST2-HiFi processor makes its debut, bringing Optimizer speaker/room technology for the first time to high-end stereo enthusiasts. At the 128th AES convention in London, the ST2 and MC Pro are launched, making the Optimizer available to a wider range of pro audio applications including music, radio, TV and film production and post-production.


IMM Sound Partnership and Magnitude 32

As home theaters become more sophisticated, Trinnov leads the path towards high channel count systems beyond 7.1. The Magnitude provides up to 32 channels for systems with arrays, multi-amplified speakers and multiple subwoofers. Spanish startup ImmSound launches its object-based 3D cinema format with 30 screens, each based around a 24-channel Trinnov processor. The startup is acquired by Dolby in 2012, and its technology is incorporated into the Dolby Atmos program.


Ovation Cinema Sound Processor

Trinnov launches its highly successful digital cinema processor, taking cinema sound to a new level with Optimizer technology.


Altitude 32 Home Cinema Processor

With the launch of Dolby Atmos, all processors are limited to 7.1.4 channels.The Altitude32 shatters this limitation, establishing a new standard for high-end home theaters with its capability of rendering up to 32 discrete Atmos channels.


Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D formats.

In 2015, at the ISE show in Amsterdam, the Altitude32 demonstrates its cutting edge capability, as the first processor able to demonstrate both the Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D formats.


JBL Synthesis SDP-75

JBL Synthesis and Trinnov partner to produce the top of the line Synthesis processor. Manufactured on an OEM basis by Trinnov, the SDP-75 incorporates most of the Altitude32’s capability, for dedicated use with systems utilizing Synthesis loudspeakers.


Altitude16 & Amplitude8M

Trinnov technology and sound quality become available to a wider audience with the introduction of the Altitude16. With performance essentially identical to the Altitude32 but limited to 16 channels, the Altitude16 makes Trinnov performance more affordable. The Amplitude8m is its ideal companion, an 8-channel power amplifier.



After being used by DTS as the developmental platform for DTS:X, the Altitude32 becomes the first surround preamplifier to support DTS:X. The Altitude32, Altitude16 and Amethyst are all upgraded to fully-certified Roon Endpoints, providing the best possible music streaming experience. Existing Altitude owners upgrade to Roon through a free download.


Altitude 48ext

Further widening the gap between the Altitude and competitive processors, the Altitude48ext expands the Altitude32’s capability to the maximum 24.x.10 channels of Dolby Atmos, and as many as 48 uniquely rendered channels, even up to 64 processed channels.


Trinnov MC Pro HCC

Trinnov’s multichannel Optimizer and monitoring solution becomes more versatile with the addition of audio over IP through Dante, Ravenna and AES67.


Ovation 2

Newly introduced, the next generation of cinema processors further elevates audio performance in commercial cinema installations.



The Altitude32 and Altitude16 are the first processors to support DTS:X Pro, with the Altitude32 able to discretely render the full complement of 30.2 channels. A free download provides the upgrade to all existing Altitude owners.


Imax Enhanced

IMAX Enhanced, with capable displays, enables users to benefit from the enhancements of this dedicated software.

Product Awards



  • Sound and Vision, Top Pick Award (Altitude16)
  • Stereonet, Applause Award (Altitude16)
  • TNT (Top New Technology) Residential Award, AV Processor Category (Altitude Platform)
  • Home Cinema Choice, Renewed Reference Status (Altitude16)
  • AVForums, Renewed Reference Status Award (Altitude16)
  • Stereophile, Recommended Components 2021 Edition, Surround Components category (Altitude32)


  • CEDIA Award EMEA, Best New Software (Altitude Platform)
  • CEPro, Best Product (Altitude32)
  • EISA, Best Product, High-End Home Theater (Altitude Platform)
  •, Referenzklasse (Altitude32)
  • LowBeats, Uberragend (Amethyst)
  • Stereophile, Recommended Components Class A Fall 2020 Edition, Surround Components category (Altitude32)
  • Stereophile, Recommended Components Class A 2020 Edition, Surround Components category (Altitude32)
  • KMR Audio,  Gear of  the Year (ST2-Pro)


  • PrimeAV, Best Performance Award (Altitude16)
  • PrimeAV, Best Performance Award (Amplitude8m)
  • Stereophile, Recommended Components Class A Fall 2019 Edition, Surround Components category (Altitude32)


  • Sound Stage Australia, Product of the year (Amethyst)
  • HomeTheaterReview, Best Of Award (Altitude16)
  • AVForums, Reference Status Award (Altitude16)
  • Home Cinema Choice, Reference Status (Altitude16)
  • Sound+Image, Home Cinema Award (Altitude16)
  • Sound+Image, Home Cinema Award (Amplitude8m)
  •, Top Audio 2018 (Altitude16)


  • HiVi Magazine, Silver Award (Altitude16)


  • Haute Fidélité, Reference Status (Amethyst)
  • EISA, Best Product, High-End Home Theater (Altitude32)
  • Heimkino, Referenz Award (Altitude32)
  • LowBeats, Uberragend (ST2-HiFi)
  • Stereophile, Recommended Components Class A 2016 Edition, Signal Processors category (Magnitude32)


  • Lyd & Bilde, Special Recommandation (Amethyst)
  • HiVi Magazine, Silver Award (Altitude32)
  • Moscow HiFi Show, Top High End Product (Altitude32)
  • PrimeAV, Best Performance of the Year (Altitude32)
  • Super AV Award at the SIAV Show, Outstanding Overal Performance Award (Altitude32)
  • Stereophile, Recommended Components Class A 2015 Edition, Signal Processors category (Magnitude32)
  • Stereophile, Recommended Components Class A Fall 2015 Edition, Signal Processors category (Magnitude32)
  • Les années laser, Hit Matériel (Altitude32)


  • 6moons, Blue Moon Award (Amethyst)
  • Stereophile, Recommended Components Class A Fall 2014 Edition, Signal Processors category (Magnitude32)


  • 6moons, Blue Moon Award (ST2-HiFi)


Project Awards


  • CEDIA Award APAC, Best Media Room Level 1 (The Digital Picture)
  • CEDIA Award APAC, Best Home Cinema Level 2 (The Digital Picture)
  • CEDIA Award APAC, Best Dressed Rack (The Digital Picture)
  • CEDIA Award Americas, Best Integrated Home Level IV (Audiovisions)
  • CEDIA Award Americas, Life lived Best at Home (Audiovisions)
  • CEDIA Award Americas, Technology meets Design (Audiovisions)
  • CEPro, Best Home Theater over $100k (Echo Systems)


  • CEDIA Award APAC, Best Home Cinema Level 1 (Wavetrain Cinemas)
  • CEDIA Award APAC, Best Home Cinema Level 2 (The Digital Picture)
  • CEDIA Award APAC, Best Home Cinema Level 3 (Wavetrain Cinemas)
  • CEDIA Award APAC, Technology Meets Design (Wavetrain Cinemas)
  • CEDIA Award EMEA, Best Home Cinema Level 2 (Pyramid Group)
  • CEDIA Award EMEA, Best Home Cinema Level 3 (Sound Sense)
  • CEDIA Award EMEA, Best Documentation (Sound Sense)
  • CEDIA Award EMEA, Best Dressed Rack (Sound Sense)
  • CEDIA Award EMEA, Best Home Cinema Global (Sound Sense)
  • CEPro, Best Home Theater over $100k Gold Award (Gramophone)
  • CEPro, Best Home Theater over $100k Silver Award (Len Wallis Audio)
  • CEPro, Best Home Theater over $100k Bronze Award (Sound Sense)
  • AVS-Forums, Best of CEDIA 2019
  • AVS-Forums, Home Theater of the Decade


  • CEDIA Award EMEA, Best Show Room (Sound Sense)
  • Stereonet HiFi Show, Best Cinema / AV (Altitude32 + Altitude48ext)


  • CEDIA Award EMEA, Best Home Cinema Level 2 (Pyramid Group)
  • CEDIA Award EMEA, Best Dressed Rack (Henri)
  • CEDIA Award APAC, Best Media Room Level 3 (Liquid Automation)
  • CEDIA Award Americas, Best Home Cinema Level 3 (Audiovision & Paradise Theater)
  • CEDIA Award Americas, Best Home Cinema Level 4 (DC Home Systems)
  • CEDIA Award Americas, Best Special Project (DC Home Systems)
  • CEDIA Award Americas, Best Home Cinema Global (DC Home Systems)


  • CEDIA Award EMEA, Best Home Cinema Level 2 (Sphere Custom)


  • CEDIA Award EMEA, Best Home Cinema Level 3 (MacBee India)

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