Trinnov Audio Partners with Auro Technologies to Bring Immersive Sound in 3D to Home Cinema

TRINNOV AudioMol, Belgium, 2 September 2014 – Trinnov Audio, the French Loudspeaker/Room optimisation and 3D sound expert, has announced today a partnership agreement with Auro Technologies. The agreement integrates the Auro Technologies’ software into the new and leading Trinnov 3D AV Preamplifier Altitude32 and will enable to bring the Auro-3D® immersive sound format within the reach of consumers. A sneak preview of the result of this cooperation will be offered at the Auro Technologies booth at IFA Berlin and at CEDIA Expo Denver.

“Working with Trinnov Audio, pioneer in the field of 3D research, will allow everyone to enjoy the most immersive Auro-3D® sound experience at home. We’re looking forward to expand this relationship by cooperating on other ground-breaking products in the years to come”, said Wilfried Van Baelen, CEO of Auro Technologies.

Already in 2001, Trinnov Audio achieved the world’s first high-spatial-resolution 3D sound chain from 3D-recording to 3D-reproduction over 24 loudspeakers and has since then, been continuously contributing to 3D audio at the highest scientific level, with a portfolio of over 50 patents.
Auro Technologies are the creators of the Auro-3D® format, which has revolutionised the cinema industry with true 3D sound, called immersive sound. This exciting move from two-dimensional Surround sound (5.1/7.1) format to Auro-3D® is a break-through achieved by adding the missing third dimension of height in front of and all around the listener. The unique Auro-3D® speaker layouts deliver an immersive and captivating sound experience around the listener and represent the next step in sound evolution.

The Trinnov 3D AV Preamplifier Altitude32 relies on a revolutionary hardware platform and unprecedented processing capabilities to deliver up to 32 outputs of high-resolution audio, taking multi-dimensional sound to a new level.

Trinnov Altitude32

“We shaped the Altitude32 leaving nothing to chance: high channel count, huge processing capabilities to meet the highest technical requirements, and exclusive patented technologies to unleash the full potential of immersive sound, regardless of formats and speaker layouts, turning the Altituted32 into a real 3D sound virtuoso. The Altitude32 will place the listener in a cocoon of natural sound, allowing the listener to be doused in a new world of immersive sound with Auro-3D®” said Arnaud Laborie, Trinnov Audio’s CEO.

The flexible room correction system of the Altitude32, i.e. its capacity to virtually reposition the speakers to the recommended positions to compensate for room shape constraints, optimises spatial accuracy and immersion and allows a maximum flexibility in the installation and system design.
Moreover, thanks to its capability to manage any number of subwoofers and up to 4-ways speakers, the Trinnov Altitude32 is the ideal partner to demonstrate the real immersive 3D sound experience of Auro Technologies and leaves the high resolution audio transmitted via the Auro-Codec® intact.

This latest announcement is part of Auro Technologies’ strategy to bring the Auro-3D® experience out of the cinema and directly to the consumer, via home cinema, gaming, car and mobile platforms.

A preview of the Altitude32 will be available at the Auro Technologies demo room in Hall 25, booth 147 at IFA – Berlin – from 5 till 10 September 2014 – and in the HPA room 702 & 704 at CEPIA Expo – Denver – from 10 till 13 September 2014.

About Trinnov Audio
Trinnov Audio is a team of engineers who are passionate about audio quality and who focus on developing innovative solutions that improve the Quality of Sound throughout the production chain until the end listener. Trinnov provides world class universities and research labs with high channel count Optimizer for 3D research, including NHK’s 22.2 channel and is active on the new paradigm of 3D sound and high performance 3D reproduction. For more information, visit the Trinnov Audio website.