Trinnov Audio has announced that it will add support for the IMAX Enhanced format to its Altitude range of high-end AV preamp/processors.

A maker always on the front foot format wise, Tinnov has moved to add IMAX Enhanced which is a certification and licensing program jointly created by IMAX and DTS that certifies high-end consumer electronics products for playback of digitally remastered 4K HDR content with enhanced DTS audio.

Since its introduction in 2015, the Altitude32 is now established as one of the industry’s leading processor for the high-quality home cinemas.
Trinnov’s success has been in part built on its hardware platform.

Altitude processors use an Intel processor rather than third-party chipsets for audio processing, decoding, and rendering. The maker says this software-based approach enables Trinnov to be the only manufacturer that is able to implement new technologies directly into its products allowing for durability and fast upgradability.

“Trinnov has always been fully committed to performance and durability. We recently announced the warranty of our High-End products would be extended, retroactively, to 5 years. To further fulfill this commitment, we will continue to implement the latest technologies and are extremely proud to integrate IMAX Enhanced, continuing the collaboration we started with DTS when implementing DTS-X,” says Arnaud Laborie, Trinnov’s co-founder, and CEO.

With audio engineers making adjustments modeled on how the IMAX theatrical sound system operates, a proprietary IMAX audio mix is translated for playback in home theatre environments and exclusively delivered using a special variant of the DTS:X codec technology.

By joining the IMAX Enhanced program, Trinnov ensures that owners of Altitude series processors will be able to select the IMAX Enhanced mode and to enjoy the format.

Arnaud Destinay, director of sales at Trinnov, adds, “As the manufacturer of such exclusive products, it is important to us that our customers are able to access the latest technologies, and more importantly, to be able to play all content. Watching a movie in IMAX is one of the most immersive experiences available in cinemas.

“As a company, we innovate every day to improve and provide a more consistent experience throughout the production chain, from studios to the end-listeners. Naturally, we are very happy to enable current and future Altitude owners to enjoy re-mastered content in their home as intended by filmmakers.”

IMAX Enhanced will be added to the Altitude32 and the Altitude16 as a free software update in the second half of 2019.

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