Trinnov Audio Now Supports DTS:X Pro Technology

Trinnov Audio has told us that its range of high-end Altitude processors will be the first to support DTS:X Pro immersive audio technology in the home.

Object-oriented audio liberates sound designers from the limitation of a small number of fixed loudspeaker channels, whether it be 5.1 or 7.1. Instead, “sound objects” can move freely about in three-dimensional space above and around the listener, as rendered to the available loudspeakers by the surround processor. These sound objects are comprised of whatever sound the designer wishes to create along with metadata that describes both its location and its size over time. Hence, a ricocheting bullet might be tiny while shooting quickly past your ear, while thunder might roll slowly all around you as it bounces off the nearby hills.

DTS:X is an immersive object-oriented audio format. In high-end commercial cinemas, DTS:X can utilize up to 64 uniquely-rendered channels (plus LFE) for astoundingly high spatial resolution and realism. Until now, however, the residential version of DTS:X has been limited to a total of 11.1 channels. Typically, this meant seven “bed” channels at listener level, an LFE channel, and four upper channels above the listening area.

Trinnov’s Altitude claims to be the first surround processors to offer DTS:X Pro to the high-end residential market. The Altitude32 will support up to 32 uniquely-rendered DTS:X Pro channels. It remains the only surround processor capable of rendering more than 12-16 uniquely-rendered channels, allowing for greatly increased spatial resolution and realism.

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Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..