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From its introduction in 2015, Trinnov’s Altitude32 has been fully capable of rendering 32 discrete channels. Now, as DSP-chipset manufacturers are finally about to achieve rendering of 16 channels, Trinnov engineering has created a solution to enable even more discrete channels from the Altitude32, expanding the count to 48 discretely-rendered channels by using the Altitude’s 32 analogue outputs and its 16 AES digital outputs simultaneously.


This will allow – for the first time – users to experience the full immersive capabilities of Home Atmos, with its maximum 24.1.10 layout, plus an additional 14 channels that enable more possibilities in terms of bass management, multi-amplified speakers, and Trinnov Remapping.


However, the 16 AES digital outputs require an AES multi-channel High-End DAC that performs as well as the Altitude’s own renowned DAC. Trinnov’s solution is the new Altitude48ext. Based on the Trinnov Magnitude32, the Altitude48ext provides 16 channels of AES/EBU input and up to 32 channels of analog outputs, using the same state-of-the-art DACs used in the Altitude32. This ensures perfect coherence in the final rendering and brings the total potential channel count to 64 independently processed channels.


The 48ext (“48 extension”) is much more than just a DAC. It is a fully capable Trinnov unit with the processing power to perform tasks such as implementing and calibrating up to 4-way active crossovers, unlimited bass management, and both third-octave and FIR equalisation. Combining the 48ext with an Altitude32 that has the 48 channel option gives users access to 48 discrete channels and as many as 64 independently processed channels, pushing even further the boundaries of what is achievable in a high-end Home Theater.

TRINNOV 48 & 64 CHANNEL UPGRADE

Posted By Dan Bland

Move Update #2

13/11/2018 13:33


We have now moved into our new offices. Renovations are still on-going and it looks like the new demonstration facilities will not open to visitors until the end of January 2019.

When we do open to the public, we will have 6 new demonstration areas spanning 6500 sq ft.

Should you wish to be included on the invitation list to the grand opening, drop us an email and we will add you to our notification list.

Until then business will continue as normal on the phone and via email. The clearance sale will also continue and will end officially when we re-open.
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Posted By Dan Bland

Move Update

27/10/2018 13:48

We are now fully ensconced in the new offices and warehouse in Joppa. Unfortunately its going to be another month or so before we can accept visitors but I'm still available on the telephone and email as usual. The clearance sale continues, and will probably run right through until our official opening.

Dan

Posted By Dan Bland

New UHD 4K Players

10/09/2018 12:24

With the recent demise of Oppo’s playback devices our field was looking a little fallow for premium replacements, until recently. In the next few weeks we will see two models from Pioneer, and a further unit form Panasonic.

Over the past 3-4 years Pioneer have produced some of the best built electronics in the market bar none. Of note were last year’s BDP-LX58 and BDP-LX88 players which to be fair in the realms of Blu Ray playback and build quality had no peers. We should see the first of the new 4K units in the next two weeks and the first model through the door will be the Pioneer UDP-LX500, it will be priced at £999. In October this will also be joined by the Pioneer UDP-LX800 priced at £2,199. Details are a little scant on the higher end unit, but we will add these to the product page as soon as we have them. We are aware that one of the attractive features of the outgoing Oppo models is that they were relatively easy to make Multi Region for DVD & Multi Zone for Blu Ray. This is something we hope to address with the Pioneer players over time, again this will be added to the product pages and the news section of the website should we have success.

Around this time the new premium Panasonic DP-UB9000 will arrive priced at £899, slightly under the RRP of the Pioneer units. This promises all the usual features along with a clever tone mapping facility for HDR, this will be very useful for projector based HDR systems which have lower lumens than LCD & OLED displays. It should equate to a significant upgrade in picture quality for most if not all UHD/HDR projection systems, particularly with those early release 4K UHD disks with static HDR10 metadata.

Links to the new players are below and we are accepting Pre-Orders for the new units on a first come first served basis.

PIONEER UDP-LX500

PIONEER UDP-LX800

PANASONIC DP-UB9000

Posted By Dan Bland

Movie Of The Month

04/09/2018 11:54

This month a bit of the old Chop, Chop!

America had Al Capone; England, the Kray brothers and Australia - proving once and for all its antipodean sense of humour - has Mark "Chopper" Read. "Chopper" is inspired by the books of Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read, arguably Australia's most infamous former criminal. "Chopper" draws on police records, court transcripts, news coverage and interviews with people who knew Chopper Read.

CHOPPER TRAILER

Posted By Dan Bland

New JVC 4K UHD Projectors

04/09/2018 10:59

JVC’s new range is finally here, consisting of three D-ILA projectors adopting the newest Native 4K D-ILA resolution. The top of the range DLA-NX9 will be the world’s first 8K e-shift home theater projector, along with two Native 4K UHD models.

The DLA-N7 & DLA-N5 along with the DLA-NX9 are all planned for release from late October 2018.

The DLA-NX9 with its 8K e-shift technology together with its 100mm diameter high resolution glass lens will offer UHD e-shifted 8K images with a much higher resolution than 4K that rival reality even on the largest screens. In addition, the DLA-N7 & DLA-N5 incorporates JVC’s latest 4K D-ILA device and 65mm diameter glass lens to reproduce smooth, detailed 4K imagery significantly improving on past years performance

VIEW OUR FULL JVC RANGE HERE

Posted By Dan Bland

If you own an Arcam, Lexicon, Audio Control or NAD unit compatible with Dirac, this one is for you.

Dirac have recently announced they are releasing a beta version of Dirac Live that is available for customers to apply to become a beta tester. Main upgrades include an advancement in Uphase control over pairs of speakers which should bring a significant audable benefit.

More information is available here.

Posted By Dan Bland

An incredibly achievement for SVS as their legendary SB-4000 has recently been acclaimed as the best home cinema subwoofer in the world in 2018 on price vs performance.

Voted on yearly by EISA, this is a very prestigious award with the performance to back it up.

The full review is available here.

Posted By Dan Bland

Movie of the Month

04/08/2018 14:26

Today's Movie of the Month is 1987 classic, Raising Arizona. One of the better movies of Nicholas Cage, this comedy-crime eccentric film is maybe the Coen Brothers' least disciplined, but one of their most solely entertaining to watch movies. Certainly a charming, light hearted one to watch.

Fast-paced farce about an unlikely pair who go to extreme lengths to have a child. When an incompetent robber marries a policewoman, they discover that they are infertile. In order to appease his wife's longings for a child, the man steals one of a set of quintuplets, but mayhem ensues when the child's rich father sends a rabbit-shooting bounty hunter after the kidnapper.

RAISING ARIZONA TRAILER

Posted By Dan Bland

Movie of the Month

07/07/2018 15:32

It's not nearly time for Halloween, but it's never too early for a good horror.

This cinematic classic is regarded as one of the best in the genre from the 2000's, and for good reason. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, Mary Harron's adaptation centres around Patrick Bateman, a self-absorbed hyper-capitalist obsessed with his own image and is wrapped up in his own delusional, sociopathic tendencies. Like the book, it is unclear what to make of the ending, nor do we reach any closure as to why he has these tendencies in the first place. Is it a critique of the postmodern world viewing everything (and everyone) as a commodity, or just a collection of ramblings from a disturbed individual? Either way, Christian Bale puts on an eerily convincing act.

In New York City in 1987, a handsome, young urban professional, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), lives a second life as a gruesome serial killer by night. The cast is filled by the detective (Willem Dafoe), the fiance (Reese Witherspoon), the mistress (Samantha Mathis), the coworker (Jared Leto), and the secretary (Chloë Sevigny). This is a biting, wry comedy examining the elements that make a man a monster.

Watch the trailer HERE.

Posted By Dan Bland
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