Trinnov Enables 48 and 64 Channel Immersive Audio Systems


Trinnov Enables 48 and 64 Channel Immersive Audio Systems with the Altitude48 and Altitude48ext

From its introduction in 2015, Trinnov’s Altitude32 has been fully capable of rendering 32 discrete channels. Now, as DSP-chipset manufacturers are finally about to achieve rendering of 16 channels, Trinnov engineering has created a solution to enable even more discrete channels from the Altitude32, expanding the count to 48 discretely-rendered channels by using the Altitude’s 32 analog outputs and its 16 AES digital outputs simultaneously.

This will allow – for the first time – users to experience the full immersive capabilities of Home Atmos, with its maximum 24.1.10 layout, plus an additional 14 channels that enable more possibilities in terms of bass management, multi-amplified speakers, and Trinnov Remapping.

However, the 16 AES digital outputs require an AES multi-channel High-End DAC that performs as well as the Altitude’s own renowned DAC. Trinnov’s solution is the new Altitude48ext. Based on the Trinnov Magnitude32, the Altitude48ext provides 16 channels of AES/EBU input and up to 32 channels of analog outputs, using the same state-of-the-art DACs used in the Altitude32. This ensures perfect coherence in the final rendering and brings the total potential channel count to 64 independently processed channels.

The 48ext (“48 extension”) is much more than just a DAC. It is a fully capable Trinnov unit with the processing power to perform tasks such as implementing and calibrating up to 4-way active crossovers, unlimited bass management, and both third-octave and FIR equalization. Combining the 48ext with an Altitude32 that has the 48 channel option gives users access to 48 discrete channels and as many as 64 independently processed channels, pushing even further the boundaries of what is achievable in a high-end Home Theater.

64 channel system example

The Altitude48ext will be showcased at CEDIA Expo 2018. Availability is expected this fall, with pricing to be announced.

Fortress Introducing the Opus theatre chair

Making its debut at CEDIA 2018, FORTRESS is proud to introduce to you, an Adam Hunter design, the Opus theatre chair. The Opus theatre chair is making movie night chic. Gone are the bulky arms and chunky look of traditional theatre chairs.

La Verne, CA & San Diego, CA (Sept. 4-8, 2018) —FORTRESS, Inc.®, leader in home theater, media room, and corporate seating, announced today that being presented alongside some of its most popular chair models, the company will also be debuting the Opus theatre chair, an Adam Hunter design.

Without sacrificing comfort or luxury, the slim frame and subtle leather makes the Opus a stand-out piece in home entertainment. But don’t stop there. This chair is equally at home in the living room or family room or wherever supreme comfort is waiting to meet great design.

”The Opus theatre chair is also incredibly tech savvy, which is imperative in everything I design,” remarked Adam Hunter. ”In-arm controls and USB connectors mean that the chair can cater to almost every whim”.

”My career started in Broadway theatre, so the Opus is an incredibly personal project. I wanted to bring the beauty of great aesthetics and great design to a theatre setting. For me, the delight is in the details,” continued Adam. Finally, a media chair that matters. You won’t want to miss seeing this chair in person so please come take a test drive at Booth 3129.

FORTRESS Seating is one of the few companies in the industry that manufactures their own chairs. Working with a prime manufacturer, like FORTRESS, gives the client and the integrator the flexibility to customize the seating anyway they like. Whether it’s following a particular curve in the room, creating a custom design, or incorporating some of our one-of-a-kind accessories, FORTRESS is here to help. Function and design are FORTRESS trademarks.

About FORTRESS, Inc.
Founded in the 1930’s and based near Los Angeles, California, FORTRESS, Inc. is an award-winning manufacturer of handcrafted upholstered furniture and home theater seating. Delivering exceptional seating solutions for home and business that address and resolve the most demanding requirements, FORTRESS sets the standard for innovative design, complete customization, and exceptional fit and finish. When off-the-shelf seating is not the answer, FORTRESS has the solution.

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