Trinnov Audio Altitude16 AV Processor Review & Comments

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    1. Steve Withers

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      Might get one for the telly in the kitchen.
       
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      My dream Processor...:love: Thanks for the review Steve.:thumbsup:

      You would have to pry this out of my dead hands if I had this in my house..:laugh:
       
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      I suppose it would be fine for a bathroom setup, but a bit limited for a dedicated room or the lounge. :D

      Great Review

      Bill
       
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      Isn't that what the Altitude32 is for, though?

      Great review for a lust-worthy toy.

      Am I right in thinking that due to the architecture, this never really goes out of date? If you can legitimately continue to use this for the next 20 years whilst staying on the cutting edge, suddenly it doesn't seem quite so much, as opposed to swapping out a £4000 processor (virtually written off after 5 years) a few times.

      (granted, if an upgrade for say, the HDMI board, costs £4000 in itself, maybe that argument doesn't quite stick)
       
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      You're absolutely right Steve, this is one of those things we love to read about :love:
       
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      What and where do i get movies to use all this?
      The UHD discs they put on the market are so limited in quality that i don't see
      the point going to spend over 2000.
      I don't think there are many if any releases that can supply this processor with enough channels, bits and data to make a difference.
       
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      Isn’t that the point of Atmos and dts:x? They are not limited to channels, so in theory you could have 32 channels and the processor would distribute to the relevant channel correctly.
       
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      yes correct but as you said in theory, but i don't know any that do
       
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      This one?
       
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      Wow. I’m happy just looking at the pictures of it.
       
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      Be mindful that this thread is for the Altitude 16 which is not upgradable like the 32 model
       
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      I do not understand why the Lyngdorf MP50 is not being referenced as an alternative next to the Datasat option.
       
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      Yeah with Atmos there should be no such thing as the left, right, center, surround, ect speakers. The whole point of Atmost is arbitrary speaker locations, you can have as many speakers as you want, and in any location and you tell the reviver where they are and it does all the magic for you.
       
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      If i scan a disc:
      Audio #1
      ID : 3
      Format : TrueHD
      Format profile : TrueHD+Atmos / TrueHD
      Codec ID : A_TRUEHD
      Duration : 2 h 19 min
      Bit rate mode : Variable
      Bit rate : 3 218 kb/s
      Maximum bit rate : 5 004 kb/s
      Channel(s) : Object Based / 8 channels
      Channel positions : Object Based / Front: L C R, Side: L R, Back: L R, LFE
      Sampling rate : / 48.0 kHz
      Frame rate : 1 200.000 FPS (40 SPF)
      Compression mode : Lossless
      Stream size : 3.15 GiB (4%)
      Language : English
      Default : Yes
      Forced : No

      It has all it's data in this stream being 8 channels. So how will it change it to 16?
      The objects are fixed to a channel in this stream.
      Front: L C R, Side: L R, Back: L R, LFE is there more the receiver can do?
       
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      It doesn’t, it spreads the 8 channels over 16 channels making sure the additional speakers fill in any holes in the sound field for a more immersive sound.

      Think of it like a 5.1 or 7.1 system, with most receivers you can add width and height speakers (9.1, 11.1) even though there are no dedicated channels on the disc, the receiver just uses the speakers to fill in the holes that are inherent in 5.1, 7.1 system, thus you get a more seamless immersive sound.

      Bill
       
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      thanx for explaining
       
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      Obviously I’m a lotto win away from ever affording this, but are there comparable standard active speakers that would connect directly to the Altitude16 via XLR?
       
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      LCR, surround, surround back, front wide, top front, top rear, LFE etc are still required speaker locations.
       
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      The MP-50 is an absolute alternative to the Trinnov as are the Storm processors.

      At this level they all sound stunning with each offering different subtleties and flexibility.
       
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      What reason is there for HDMI 1.4 ports at this price level?
       
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      Compatibility? Not sure
       
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      Steve, any timeframe on if/when you will be reviewing the Lyngdorf MP50?

      Cheers Andrew
       
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      Great review. Top of the tree imho. Better not get drunk anytime soon what with CC companies giving ridiculous credit limits :eek:.
       
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      Neither of those 'alternatives' can render 16 native Atmos channels, they are both currently DSP limited (despite Storm's claims) to 11 Atmos channels.
       
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      This is true but in reality I doubt you would hear any major benefit with the additional discrete channels in all but the very largest of rooms. The matrixed channels work incredibly well above 11 channels. I’ve heard all of these processors multiple times and supply them all so no vested interest in promoting a particular brand. What is important is the different room correction, bass management and processing.
       
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      Plenty (if you mean balanced XLR, in fact that's normally the default connection). But you could even go one better and connect digitally via AES/EBU (over XLR) and keep your signal digital all the way from the source to your speakers. Generic SAM's series support AES/EBU for example.
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      And who "wins" that particular game? ;)

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