Folks, this is one of the most exciting hands-on experiences I've had all year. This is the first StormAudio I.ISP to go out to a reviewer. And just in case you are wondering what that means, here's the scoop. The I.ISP is a $15,900 (MSRP) 16-channel integrated AV processor that features twelve 200-watt amplified channels. Yes, it's a beast.
To read the full hands-on, click this link: StormAudio I.ISP 3D.16.12 16-Channel Integrated AV Processor Hands-On
Update: I gave the I.ISP 3D.16.12 a Best of CEDIA 2017 award. Also, the company announced numerous upgrades at the show. Click this link for more: StormAudio Updates ISP Series AV Processors at CEDIA 2017
The I.ISP 3D.16.12 is an AVS Forum Best of CEDIA 2017 winner
I first saw the I.ISP at CES 2017
and instantly fell in love with its logical and clear browser-based interface. Most impressively, this processor includes Dirac Live processing for all channels, and is capable of handling a six elevation channels for next-level 3D audio immersion. This integrated AV processor can handle Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos, and DTS:X with ease.
The twelve class-D amps in the chassis are rated to deliver 200 watts per channel with 0.1% THD from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz, all channels driven. That's a ton of power and for space-challenged installations this device can replace a whole rack of amps. For this reason, the I.ISP is not equipped with preamp outputs for the twelve amplified channels. The remaining four channels do feature balanced XLR outputs.
Soon, I will show you how easy it is to create highly customized and optimized system setups with StormAudio's system. It's super slick and I can say that my first exposure to its capabilities has spoiled me. Stay tuned for more, it's already up and running in a 7.1.4 configuration, which is soon to become a 7.2.6 system (with five physical subs). This is serious business!
Also, for this unit, I promise to write a formal review when I'm done with the hands-on. I've got the I.ISP for one month, and CEDIA is just weeks away, so you can expect to see an update here really soon. This is, bar none, the most awesome AVR I've ever seen.
The AVS Forum Hands-On Review Process
(master list of hands-on threads)