Trinnov launches new high channel count power amplifier

Trinnov Audio has launched its Amplitude16, a high channel count power amplifier, the latest addition to its home cinema portfolio.

The new Amplitude16, designed for immersive home theatres with custom integration in mind, provides integrators with the unique ability to meet diverse channel counts and power requirements with exceptional rack efficiency.

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

For increased available power for specific outputs, the Amplitude16 gives integrators the option to bridge pairs of amplifier channels, enabling them to maximise power for the channels with the greatest demand. In bridged mode, the power for one channel increases to 800W/channel at 8 ohms and over 1,000W/channel at 4 ohms.

“When we set out to create a new companion amplifier for Trinnov’s Altitude processors, we recognised that just another power amp would not do,” said Arnaud Laborie, Trinnov’s CEO. “It needed to be something special to carry the Trinnov name, and the Amplitude16 indeed fits that description.

“Its unique versatility provides integrators and system designers with a great-sounding, powerful tool for optimising dynamic power delivery by channel in a space-saving, cost and energy-efficient manner.”

With futureproofing in mind, the Amplitude16 features an optional Dante input board, which provides the option to connect the amplifier to any Altitude processor via a network switch. The optional board also includes functions for monitoring the amplifier hardware status.

Trinnov is also 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.

Dual Tascam pinout DB25 connectors ensure balanced analogue input to the Amplitude16, eliminating the need for up to 16 individual XLR connections, making for a much more efficient connection and rack dressing.

Designed in partnership with ICEpower, according to Trinnov specifications, the Amplitude16 maximises the performance of their class D modules to deliver outstanding sound quality and the best possible immersive experience in a compact form factor creating very little heat.

The input sensitivity of the Amplitude16 is optimally matched to the output level of Trinnov’s Altitude AV processors, maximising 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.

The 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 shipping of the Amplitude16 are expected to start in December 2021. The optional Dante/AES67 board is expected next year.