Before launching Trinnov Audio in 2003, our founding partners began working on fundamental research into high spatial resolution audio in the year 2000, well before today’s immersive audio formats were even conceived. This took place after they met at IRCAM in Paris, one of the world’s leading public research facilities dedicated to musical creation and acoustics.
Our name stands for 3D Innovation, derived from a combination of “Tri” and “Innovation.” With a passionate dedication to advancing sound quality, Trinnov brings more experience in the fundamental research and practical implementation of immersive audio than any other manufacturer.

World renowned audio processor, pre-amplifiers and power amplifiers for high-end home cinemas.

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Now represented in 55 countries, with over 8000 high-performance installations worldwide, Trinnov is uniquely involved in all aspects of audio production.Trinnov processors are found in the world’s most advanced professional music and film studios for production, mixing, and playback; in thousands of commercial cinema screens; and in the finest residential home theater and stereo systems.We are partnered with many major companies in our field, most notably our global strategic partnership with Harman International to produce their JBL Synthesis immersive audio processor.Trinnov processors are found in the laboratories, demo rooms and trade show presentations of many of the industry’s top manufacturers.

More than just a manufacturer, Trinnov is a technical authority, with 20 years of involvement in research programs and as the author of numerous scientific publications. These ongoing efforts are in close partnership with industry organizations such as the Audio Engineering Society and CEDIA. Trinnov’s five main inventions are protected by over 50 international patents. Among our many technologies is a unique, four-element 3D calibration microphone, which measures and identifies the location of all speakers in the room in three dimensions, and our world-renowned loudspeaker/room Optimizer that is recognized as best-in-class by users and reviewers from the professional, cinema and high-end home audio worlds.

Because world-class products deserve world-class support, we are committed to providing customer support at the same high level as our technology.Our innovative ability to connect to our products remotely through the network allows our support and sales teams to provide off-site assistance to all Trinnov customers, including for setup, calibration or post-installation help.

The range of Trinnov processors for sale at Distinction Audio


Trinnov Amplitude 8 Power Amplifier


For the performance of your Altitude32 home theatre to reach its full potential, it is necessary to utilize amplification of a similar caliber. This is the inspiration behind the development of the Amplitude 8 power amplifier. Trinnov processors have been optimised to work with the Amplitude power amplifiers, and in operation it provides a powerful three-dimensional soundstage, with vast dynamic range and bass impact to match and exceed the top commercial theatres.


Trinnov Amplitude 16 Power Amplifier


The Amplitude16 is the most flexible power amplifier that has ever been built to meet the numerous requirements of an immersive home theatre system. The Amplitude16, designed for immersive home theatres, is possibly the most adaptable power amplifier on the market today, allowing installers to meet a wide range of channel counts and power needs.


Trinnov Altitude 48 Ext Audio Processor


Specifically created for the most opulent of home theatre setups. You can now enjoy a cinematic experience in which professional and consumer Dolby Atmos soundtracks are presented optimally across a high-channel count speaker system that is calibrated with Trinnov’s Optimizer technology. As an extension of the Altitude32’s unique decoding and rendering capabilities, the Altitude 48 ext offers up to 48 separate outputs for decoding. Up to 48 outputs can be unlocked in the Altitude32. This is made possible by simultaneously enabling its 32 analogue and 16 digital outputs.


Trinnov Altitude 32 Audio Processor


The pinnacle of sonic immersion. No other processor can match Altitude32 when it comes to performance, flexibility, and sound quality for immersive home theatre systems. Enormous processing power, a high number of channels, and special proprietary technologies unleash the maximum potential for immersive sound in all formats and the widest range of speaker layout options.


Trinnov Altitude 16 Audio Processor


Trinnov didn’t lower the bar for the Altitude16, which follows in the footsteps of Trinnov’s revolutionary Altitude32 CPU. Trinnov’s best-in-class performance is now available to a broader audience, with the Altitude16 processor delivering the same processing capabilities and sound quality as the Altitude32 processor. The Altitude16 is equipped with Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, and DTS:X Pro immersive audio decoders and can produce up to 20 discrete channels of information, natively process high-resolution 24 bit / 96K audio, and enable up to four-way active crossovers. It also has no restrictions on subwoofer outputs or how Atmos and DTS:X channels can be assigned.


Why is Distinction Audio the preferred and only retailer for Trinnov products in NZ?


Trinnov is dedicated to delivering customer assistance on the same high level as their technology, since they believe that producing world-class products warrants producing world-class service.


Because of Distinction Audio’s innovative capability to connect to our products remotely through the network, our support and sales teams are now able to provide off-site assistance to all Trinnov customers. This assistance can be provided for things like setting up, calibrating, or helping after an installation has been completed.

The brains of any mid- to high-end home theatre system are the preamplifiers or processors. Source switching and decoding of all the various surround sound formats, audio/video processing, and volume control are all provided by these devices in the same way that AV receivers are.

Their name, representing 3D Innovation, comes from putting “Tri” and “Innovation” together. Trinnov has more experience than any other company in both basic research and real-world use of immersive audio. They are also very passionate about improving sound quality.

Trinnov processors are designed and built in France, where they have earned a reputation for dependability because to the company’s fourteen years of experience catering to the most demanding requirements of professional audio settings.

The transient response, as well as the frequency response, and other more esoteric characteristics, are often different. Whether or not you can hear these variances relies solely on the source.