Harman’s JBL Synthesis brand used CEDIA 2015 to announce a new strategic global partnership with Trinnov Audio, which provides JBL Synthesis with access to Trinnov’s technology portfolio for decoding immersive audio formats including Dolby Atmos, DTS-X and Auro 3D.

The first result of the partnership is the JBL Synthesis SDP-75 Processor, which will be available in the UK through authorized dealers in the first quarter of 2016.

Based on the Trinnov Altitude32 platform, the SDP-75 is designed to be the heart of a JBL Synthesis custom-installation home entertainment system.

The SDP-75 will be available in 16 and 32-channel versions and is configurable surround processor/preamplifier compatible with Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Audio formats.

The SDP-75 also provides full support for all major 3D audio codecs and upmixers including Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, Auro 3D and DTS-X.

A companion SDEC-5500 digital equaliser will also become available providing JBL Synthesis advanced Adaptive Room Correction and Optimization System (ARCOS) calibration technology and Harman’s Blu link connectivity for the SDP-75 platform. 

“Our partnership with Trinnov expands the capability of JBL Synthesis to provide complete custom-installation solutions that are created to deliver an unrivaled home entertainment experience,” says Jim Garrett, director of marketing and product management, Harman.

“Joining Harman provides Trinnov with powerful industry recognition and visibility,” adds Arnaud Laborie, president and CEO, Trinnov Audio. “The 3D audio revolution in the luxury home theater market has presented a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate our expertise and technology leadership in the field. We know that Harman will help us in educating the market about 3D audio and provide high quality demonstrations of the technology at shows and industry events worldwide.”

Distribution details and pricing will be announced at a later date.

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