At CEDIA 2019, Trinnov Audio will debut DTS:X Pro in its Altitude32 and Altitude16 3D immersive sound processors, a first in North America.

CEDIA is the premier tradeshow for the CI (custom integration) industry in the U.S.; therefore, it is a showcase for the latest and greatest high-end home theater technologies. At CEDIA 2019, Trinnov Audio will debut DTS:X Pro in its Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors. The company plans to demonstrate DTS:X Pro for the first time in North America utilizing an 11.4.6 speaker configuration. This demonstration will take place in Sound Room 19, which will contain a custom-built acoustical environment and is a partnership with Control4/Triad speakers.

DTS:X Pro is a 3D immersive sound technology that supports 30.2 discrete speaker channels and can scale dynamically depending on the source as well as the speaker system layout. It includes a new upmixer, DTS Neural:XTM that’s designed to render audio objects at precise locations with whatever speaker layout is implemented. Trinnov Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors are the first to offer DTS:X Pro.

Existing Trinnov Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors are upgradable to DTS:X Pro at no charge through software download. Once the upgrade is implemented, users will access the features of DTS:X Pro and take advantage of all the speakers connected to their system, regardless of the channel count of the source format.

Trinnov’s Tom Garrett will present a course on immersive audio that takes place between 9 AM and 12 PM on Friday, September 13 (room 103 at Convention Center). According to the press release, “This presentation will cover immersive sound, the three immersive sound formats, and recommended speaker layouts. The course will explore constraints found in high-performance home cinemas and proposes unified speaker layouts for multiple listeners. The course will also demonstrate practical implementation in a real project.”
Arnaud Laborie, Trinnov’s CEO, commented, “Trinnov has been collaborating with the DTS team since 2014, leading to the first public demo of DTS:X at CES 2015 on an Altitude32 processor. Our unique software-based platform consistently enables us to release new formats before other high-end home cinema processors, which means that our design allows us to deliver the latest technologies to our customers at their earliest availability. This was the case with DTS:X, and by continuing to work closely with DTS, we are now very pleased to be able to introduce DTS:X Pro, as the first licensee of this technology. This accomplishment is yet another example of our commitment to high spatial resolution.”

Trinnov gear will provide the processing and amplification for numerous exhibitors at CEDIA 2019. This includes GoldenEar Technology, Kaleidescape, PMC loudspeakers and Wisdom loudspeakers. Specifics are: “Wisdom Audio will be using an Altitude32-1632 for their Home Theater system and an Amethyst for their Hi-Fi system in Ballrooms #401 & # 402. PMC will be using an Altitude32-1632 and four Amplitude8 amplifiers for their active demonstration in Sound Room 9. Kaleidescape will be using an Altitude16 and two Amplitude8m amplifiers in booth #2549 . GoldenEar Technologies will be using an Altitude16 in Sound Room 2.”

More Info:

Introduced in 2014, Trinnov’s Altitude32 processor is capable of up to 32 discretely rendered channels for home theater. Five years after its introduction, it remains the only unit than can do so. For more modest systems, the lower-cost Altitude16 can render 16 discrete channels. Both models benefit from Trinnov’s exclusive, patented technologies, including Trinnov’s Speaker/Room Optimizer and 2D/3D loudspeaker remapping.

Mark Henninger
Editor, AVS Forum