Trinnov Audio will be demonstrating on U.S. soil for the first time its WaveForming technology at CEDIA Expo 2023, giving dealers partners and press their first experience of WaveForming’s improvement in the reproduction of low frequencies.
The French audio manufacturer’s home theater demo at CEDIA Expo 2023 (booth #4233) will include partnership with Ascendo, madVR Labs, Kaleidescape, Barco, Seymour-Screen Excellence and Officina Acustica to bring a true reference-level immersive experience to showcase the audio and video performance available at the highest levels of private cinema, the company says.
According to Trinnov Audio, WaveForming is designed to be a solution to the effect of room modes that make accurate low-frequency reproduction difficult, if not impossible. The solution, in development for more than six years, combines a new algorithm and new home theater design guidelines to effectively reduce low-frequency problems inherent to small rooms, such as the muddy sound produced by long reverberation times and the large variation heard among multiple seats.
Trinnov says WaveForming resolves these challenges to produce unprecedented impact, clarify and the level of detail in the bass.
“We are truly excited to be able to present the astonishing improvements of Waveforming to the industry at CEDIA Expo,” says Trinnov Audio CEO and Co-Founder Arnaud Laborie.
“Our new technology can elevate the performance of home cinemas to a previously unobtainable level. The challenge of accurate reproduction of low frequencies in small rooms has historically been addressed with band-aid approaches that do not resolve the underlying physical problems. WaveForming takes a fundamental approach that effectively eliminates the standing waves that are the persistent challenge.”
Trinnov Demo at CEDIA Expo to Include 13.1.6-channel Dolby Atmos System
According to the company, WaveForming uses multiple subwoofers on both the front and back walls of the room, with specific locations determined by room dimensions and desired bandwidth coverage. WaveForming offers wide flexibility in terms of the number and placement of subwoofers.
Trinnov says its CEDIA 13.1.6 Dolby Atmos system incorporates multiple 21-inch Ascendo subwoofers to enable demonstrations of WaveForming’s performance when using widely varying subwoofer configurations.
According to Trinnov, its WaveForming demonstrations at CEDIA Expo 2023 will proceed as follows:
- The first demo incorporates a 3×2 configuration, consisting of three subwoofers in the front wall and two subwoofers in the back wall. This demonstrates the effectiveness of WaveForming with a relatively modest number of subwoofers and room modifications necessary for its implementation.
- Next up is a 12×2 configuration, which shows an even higher level of low frequency performance. With 12 subwoofers in the front wall and just 2 in the back wall, this will make it clear that the front and back subwoofer arrays in WaveForming do not have to be identical. Even with a much smaller number of subwoofers located in the back wall, WaveForming is highly effective.
- The final presentation uses a double bass array consisting of 12 subwoofers in the front wall and 12 subwoofers in the back wall. This shows WaveForming in its fully realized and uncompromised configuration. The demonstration content for this presentation uses the entire array of subwoofers, enabling listeners to experience the infrasonic capabilities of Ascendo subwoofers.
- Separate from the Trinnov demonstration, attendees will also be able to experience WaveForming in the Alcons Audio demo system in CEDIA Expo Sound Room 9.
In addition to the Altitude in the Alcons Sound Room, Kaleidescape and K-Array will also use Altitude processors for their demo presentations. Kaleidescape will have three Trinnov Altitude16 processors in booth 23017 and K-array will have an Altitude in room C1308.
On Thursday, between 9 and 11 AM in Mile High Ballroom C, Trinnov CEO and co-founder Arnaud Laborie will present a class titled Next Generation Bass. He will explain room modes and their negative impact on room acoustics, along with discussing solutions integrators can implement to mitigate them in their projects. Laborie will also cover how WaveForming addresses and resolves the most challenging acoustical issues.
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