Harman’s JBL Synthesis and Trinnov Audio Partner on 3D Audio

Partnership Gives JBL Synthesis Access to Trinnov’s Tech Portfolio for Decoding Immersive Audio Formats
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Harman’s JBL Synthesis has arranged a strategic global partnership with Trinnov Audio that provides JBL Synthesis with access to Trinnov’s technology portfolio for decoding immersive audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS-X, and Auro3D. 

“Our partnership with Trinnov expands the capability of JBL Synthesis to provide complete custom-installation solutions that are created to deliver an unrivaled home entertainment experience," said Jim Garrett, director of marketing and product management at Harman. "Trinnov is the market leader in 3D audio processing and provides us with the ability to bring a new generation of luxury home theater that achieves ultimate performance and sustainability where changes in technology are constant."

Arnaud Laborie, president and CEO at Trinnov Audio, said, “Joining Harman provides Trinnov with powerful industry recognition and visibility. The 3D audio revolution in the luxury home theater market has presented a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate our expertise and technology leadership in the field. We know that Harman will help us in educating the market about 3D audio and provide high-quality demonstrations of the technology at shows and industry events worldwide.” 

The first result of the partnership is the JBL Synthesis SDP-75 Processor. Based on the Trinnov Altitude32 platform, the SDP-75 is designed to be the heart of a JBL Synthesis custom-installation home entertainment system. Deploying Trinnov’s processing capabilities and exclusive technologies, JBL Synthesis is now able to address the home cinema market driven by 3D Audio, 4k Ultra High Definition video, and HDMI 2.0. 

The SDP-75 will be available in 16- and 32-channel versions, and is compatible with Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Audio formats. The SDP-75 also provides full support for all major 3D audio codecs and upmixers, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, Auro 3D, and DTS-X. A companion SDEC-5500 digital equalizer will also be available, providing JBL Synthesis with Adaptive Room Correction and Optimization System (ARCOS) calibration technology and Harman's BLU link connectivity for the SDP-75 platform.