Thanks for everyone's interest in the new Magnitude 32 -
A preliminary reply to questions....
Trinnov has had 32 channel capability for years now, but in the past it required the larger Trinnov MC platform running a (studio standard) digital MIDI interface to a bank of external premium pro converters (Lynx Aurora, SSL, or Prisim). The big news here is that Trinnov now has 32 channel functionality in one compact unit using Trinnov premium converter technology. The typical installs that we've been using the higher channel count on are sophisticated home theaters that utilize a combination of high speaker/subwoofer count combined in some cases with active crossovers.
One example is a recently completed HT that has a bi-amped 11.6 configuration (28 speaker feeds), with possibility for additional height channels. Hi channel count Trinnovs are typically fed 5.1 or 7.1 content that is then spatially processed to the speaker configuration. The 11 bi-amped speakers take advantage of Trinnov's automated crossover calibration during setup, which is a separate process that is accomplished before the room/speaker calibration. While these high channel count systems (24-32 channels) utilized digital I/O to the converters, seldom are digital inputs used because of the increased complexity. For someone who wants 32 channels including digital I/O, the Trinnov solution has been available for some time and, additionally, there are now some components available to take advantage of this.
All units in the Trinnov and ADA Lineup share the same Trinnov proprietary hardware components, which are modular. The software is also shared, with minor differences in the user interface while sharing equal performance and flexibility, with software updates available via the Internet (15 min download).
A basic comparison of Multichannel unit features MC2 and Magnitude 32
- All share same Trinnov proprietary hardware components, which are modular.
- MC2 (pro) has up to 16 channels I/O, Magnitude 32 has up to 32 channels.
- Both units use a combination of XLR and Tascam Standard DB25 connectors (DB25-XLR cables are plentiful, available at all price points)
- MC2 has 8 XLR outs, Magnitude 32 has both 8 XLR out and 8 XLR in
- Both units share software features*. This means all 2D/3D, EQ, xovers, are common features amoung all machines.(* pro units offer optional software monitoring functions unique to pro applications-see Trinnov.com for details)
- Sample rates in all Trinnov units are a function of the channel count and processing power available
(A doubling of sample rate (ie 48k to 96k) requires a quadrupling (4x) of processing power required. Sample rates possible are a function of channels processed. Hardware is designed for a max sample rate of 24/192k. Current software impose limitation is 24/96k. Planned future development will allow for a 24/192k functionality (within the CPU limitations of the given platform))
The ADA TEQ and Reference share hardware and software components with various Trinnov branded units. ADA also has added the following premium upgrades to make the system easily integrated into typical HT:
- TEQ adds both balanced and unbalanced I/O,
- TEQ has Software selectable hardware I/O gain (On Trinnov units, must move board jumpers),
- TEQ has Front panel functions: Power, Mic input, 5 Trinnov function switches, and Rotary Level Knob (Trinnov has on/off power)
- Reference has touchscreen display
- All ADA units include ADAnet Bus for inter connectivity (Trinnov has RS232)
- All ADA units have built in mic power/preamp (Trinnov mic requires a battery)
As we move forward to CEDIA, I look forward to sharing more details as they become available.
Trinnov Audio USAEdited by Curt_Trinnov - 8/25/12 at 10:54pm