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Trinnov’s New Amplitude16 Delivers High Channel Count

High-channel density with ICEpower runs cool for rack efficiency.

Trinnov Audio has announced the release of a new high channel count power amplifier, the Amplitude16. Designed for immersive home theaters, with custom integration in mind, the Amplitude16 provides integrators with the unique to meet diverse channel counts and power requirements with exceptional rack efficiency.

Trinnov Amplitude16 Front

Effectively two 8-channel amplifiers on a single 3RU chassis, the Amplitude16 has dual power supplies, each requiring its own 15A AC mains power inlet. In its base model, it is a 16-channel power amplifier with a continuous power rating of 200 watts/channel at 8 ohms and 400 watts/channel at 4 ohms.

Going beyond, the Amplitude16 provides the integrator with the option to bridge pairs of amplifier channels to increase available power for specific outputs. This enables the integrator to maximize power for the channels with the greatest demand (e.g., left, center, and right screen channels). In bridged mode, the power for one channel increases to 800 watts/channel at 8 ohms and over 1000 watts/channel at 4 ohms.

Trinnov Amplitude16 - Top

Anticipating future advanced applications, another unique feature of the Amplitude16 is its optional Dante input board, which provides an option for connecting the amplifier to any Altitude processor via a network switch. This optional board also includes functions for monitoring the amplifier hardware status.

On a related note, Trinnov Audio is announcing the future compatibility of all Altitude processors with Ravenna/AES67 later this year, as a free update. Dante provides an AES67 compatibility mode, making it easy to integrate Altitude processors with the Amplitude16.

Balanced analog input to the Amplitude16 is enabled through dual Tascam pinout DB25 connectors, which eliminate the need for up to 16 individual XLR connections, making for a much more efficient connection and rack dressing.

Trinnov Amplitude16 - Rear

Designed in partnership with ICEpower, according to Trinnov specifications, the Amplitude16 maximizes the performance of their class D modules, to deliver high  sound quality and an immersive experience in a compact form factor that creates very little heat.

The input sensitivity of the Amplitude16 is optimally matched to the output level of Trinnov’s Altitude audio-video processors, maximizing the system’s signal-to-noise ratio and dynamic range. Signal-to-noise performance is typically improved from 6 to 8 dB compared to power amplifiers with conventional input sensitivity, according to the company.

A front-panel LED display identifies normal operation, channel clipping, protection, and bridge status for each pair of channels. Trigger inputs and outputs are provided to power on the amplifier and to daisy-chain other amplifiers in the system.

Initial shipments of the Amplitude16 are scheduled to begin December 2021. The optional Dante/AES67 input board is expected later in 2022.

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