Originally Posted by santodx5
Can someone tell me the retail price for Altitude16 now in USA? is it $17,000?
I'm thinking to get the A16, is the SQ different than A32? Does it have the same software and features interface except aes ebu and more channel?
What do i get with the basic $17,000 price? Does it include 3D mic, new HDMI board? Can someone help and give me some details?
It's $17K but that's for the processor and doesn't include the mic. The mic is $800. Mic's extra because their thinking is that not all owners are going to use one and solely use a pro calibrator to set it up & maintain. However, my personal thinking was if I can afford the $17K might as well get the mic too
Even if you intend to hire a pro calibrator it might come in handy to learn how to make adjustments and re-measure. Also, I learned myself that if you add/remove speakers, add/remove subs, or change layouts for different presets, you have to re-run the Optimizer.
All 3D immersive codecs are included in the Alt16 for no added cost but are extra on an Alt32, someone can confirm the exact price but I believe it's in the range of about ~$2500 more or less.
The Alt16 has their latest HDMI 2.0b board, with 7 inputs that are programmable as 2.0 or as legacy 1.4; 2 HDMI outputs - one is 2.0b and one is 1.4. Same identical software, Optimizer, EQ, crossover capabilities, presets, and other features except A16 includes programmable triggers which the A32 doesn't. It does have a setup wizard in the GUI which may not yet be available for the A32. Roon-ready on both.
I can't compare to an A32 since I own the A16
but other than having the 96khz sampling limitation, I would think the sound quality would be pretty darn close if not the same since it's the same software
I can't tell you specifics of DAC/ADC chips used. I think Trinnov holds that info close to the vest but from reviews & available info, they are professional pro-audio quality.
kingwiggi might be able to give you a comparison of both products since he had an A16 and I think upgraded to the 32.