StormAudio unveiled its newest AVR to the European market at ISE. The I.ISP 3D.16.12 is a 16-channel integrated amplifier/immersive audio AV processor compatible with Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and UHD 4K video. The unit outputs 12 channels at an astonishing 200 watts each and is expandable to 16 channels by way of optional external amplifiers or powered subwoofers. The I.ISP 3D.16.12 is the latest addition to the brand’s line of immersive audio processors and amps. Delivery is scheduled for this month, with an MSRP of $15,900.
The I.ISP 3D.16.12 incorporates many of the technologies and feature sets found in the company’s marquee ISP 3D.32 ELITE | Reference Edition processor, which received a 2017 CES Innovations Award. Built into the I.ISP 3D.16.12 integrated amp/processor is StormAudio’s proprietary immersive audio processing (ISP), StormOptimizer room calibration, and StormRemote web-based monitoring tools.
The I.ISP 3D.16.12 delivers fully configurable speaker management and is suited to drive configurations from 5.1 to 13.1. Its scalable modular platform approach and incorporated four balanced XLR outputs also make connection to external amplifiers or powered subwoofers easy (and raises total output to 16 channels).
The I.ISP 3D.16.12 is equipped with eight HDMI inputs and two outputs with UHD 4K, and HDCP2.2 and HDMI2.0 support. For private headphone listening, SpherAudio, a binaural technology that delivers a immersive sound experience from native or virtualized sources, is incorporated.
“StormAudio’s mission is to provide unprecedented sound and service for both the dealer and end user,” said StormAudio senior vice president Yves Trélohan. “Our new I.ISP 3D.16.12 is no exception. It is the perfect solution for today’s home cinemas where use of separate preamp/processors and amps are not ideal due to either budget or space limitations. From its advanced feature sets and performance, to luxurious fit-and-finish, the I.ISP 3D.16.12 is a new breed of integrated immersive sound AV processor that is already setting the standard for what the heart of the immersive home cinema should be.”