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.

Those interested in learning more about FORTRESS, Inc. are encouraged to view the www.FORTRESSeating.com, and follow @FORTRESSSeating‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ on Twitter and ”Like” FORTRESS on Facebook.

 

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Leon Speakers Acquires Terra Speakers

Expanding their Portfolio of All-Weather, American-Made Audio

By Leon Speakers April 30, 2018

Terra a Leon company

 

Ann Arbor, MI – (April 30, 2018) – Today Leon Speakers announced that they have acquired Terra Speakers, Maine-based manufacturer of rugged, all-weather speakers. This purchase greatly expands Leon’s portfolio of high-performance, custom loudspeakers, providing new residential and commercial business opportunities.

Leon and Terra have a long history of working together that dates back over a decade with Leon president Noah Kaplan and Terra president James Banfield having collaborated extensively on product development. Terra’s All Climate FIVE line of all-weather loudspeakers was designed in partnership with Kaplan, and Leon’s Boundary Series outdoor speakers are made with drivers manufactured by Terra at its Maine plant.

“We’ve been collaborating with Terra for years now and over that time we’ve found that our companies share a lot of the same core values and the common vision of creating high-performance, design-driven audio products that are made right here in America” said Kaplan. “We’re both passionate about art, music, design, and craftsmanship, and Terra’s strong expertise in the outdoor market will be a huge asset to our company.”

The acquisition will bring a whole host of new products to Leon’s current residential and commercial product lines, especially bolstering their outdoor audio offerings. Terra is known in the industry for creating durable speakers that are built to thrive in rugged weather conditions, and their current product line will help to build out Leon’s Boundary Series of outdoor speakers. The merger also opens up new opportunities in the professional and house of worship market on the commercial side of their business, as Terra has been a player in this area for many years.

“The merger just made sense for us and for Leon,” said Banfield. “We are especially excited, as it brings Terra to a larger base of customers, reps, and dealers. And it will mean that our collective products can continue to grow, while continuing to keep our operations here in the country. Both companies are able to assure quality because we make our products from start to finish right in house.”

Of the merger, Kaplan offered his excitement. “We have both been building handcrafted custom audio products for over two decades so we speak the same language, we face the same challenges, and above all we love what we do. We are ready to evolve together to meet the needs of the ever-changing landscape of custom audio and design.”

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Noah Kaplan, President and Founder of Leon Speakers with James Banfield, President & Co-Founder of Terra Speakers

About Leon Speakers
Leon Speakers is an American manufacturer of custom audio and audiovisual solutions that mix art with audio and design with technology. For over 20 years, Leon’s team of artists, designers, engineers, and craftsmen have been meticulously handcrafting a full palette of custom speakers and technology treatments to deliver Picture Perfect Sound® to both residential and commercial spaces. Leon products are available exclusively at high-end audio/video dealers. Visit www.leonspeakers.com

About Terra Speakers
Terra Speakers has specialized in high-performance, all-weather indoor and outdoor speakers for 20 years. Every Terra product is manufactured in Maine, designed to withstand the rigors of all-climate exposure and sold only through audio/video professionals. The company was named Maine’s Exporter of the Year by the Small Business Association. Find out more about Terra at www.terraspeakers.com

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