Details of the AV preamplifier Trinnov Altitude 16
The groundbreaking Altitude 32 processor set the bar high – and we didn’t lower it for the Altitude 16. Delivering the same processing capabilities and sound quality as the Altitude 32 processor, the Altitude 16 makes Trinnov’s best-in-class performance accessible to a wider audience who’s immersive audio system requirements will not exceed 20 channels.
Equipped with Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, and DTS:X Pro immersive audio decoders, the Altitude 16 renders up to 20 discrete channels of information, natively processes high-resolution 24 bit / 96K audio, enables up to four-way active crossovers and presents no limitations in terms of Atmos and DTS:X channel assignments or subwoofer outputs.
The Altitude 16 joins the Altitude 32 as the only AV Processors on the market capable of decoding and rendering Dolby Atmos Home content with any 20-channel speaker layout. When it comes to channel count, the devil is in the details when it matters which channels are supported. Within its 20-channel capability, the Altitude 16 supports any speaker layout, including multiple side surround speakers and high numbers of subwoofers.
In 2019, Trinnov worked closely with DTS to introduce DTS:X Pro to the consumer market. Altitude owners enjoyed this major upgrade a year before our competitors could offer it. It benefits not only native DTS:X playback, but also the Neural:X upmixer, which greatly improves immersive playback of traditional soundtracks, maximizing speaker usage and listening envelopment.
The founders of Trinnov and Auro Technologies know each other well, having been at the forefront of immersive sound research and development dating back to the early 2000s. Auro-3D, up to 13.1 channel configuration has been available on the Altitude32 since 2015. The Auro-Matic upmixer, highly popular among Altitude owners for music playback is also supported for all inputs.