Trinnov Audio, designer and manufacturer of audio processors for home theaters, hi-fi, professional audio and commercial cinemas, has announced that following the successful first public demonstration of WaveForming, its new technology at the 2023 ISE show in Barcelona, multiple partners are incorporating the technology in their respective demonstration systems on a global basis.
The company explains its new technology uses active acoustics to address the challenge of accurately reproducing low frequencies in residential high-performance listening spaces. While integrators have developed multiple approaches to address the overwhelming effects of room modes and standing waves, the laws of physics have limited what can be done through subwoofer placement and fine-tuning levels and delays. WaveForming is said to capture a representation of the 3D acoustic field in the listening area and its algorithm utilizes the subwoofers to both steer and actively absorb low frequencies.
Trinnov’s new WaveForming technology has the promise of significantly advancing low frequency reproduction, with the potential of profoundly transforming home theater design guidelines. With the cooperation of industry partners, Trinnov’s intent is to elevate home theater performance through a design-driven approach to implementation of this scientifically uncompromised technology.
While at ISE, in addition to the public demos, Trinnov made exclusive presentations to key partners. As a result, over a dozen showrooms are being reconfigured to accommodate the placement of loudspeakers necessary for the technology, with dozens more interested. These projects span the globe and include showrooms of speaker manufacturers, distributors, and dealers.
“We are pleased to report that the response to our presentation at ISE was instant and highly positive,” says Arnaud Laborie, CEO and co-founder, Trinnov Audio.
“During the show and immediately afterward we were contacted by multiple partners indicating their interest in upgrading their showroom environments to enhance their product presentations by incorporating Trinnov WaveForming, with a number already under construction, some of which have already completed the required modifications. To our surprise, the WaveForming demonstration also caught a lot of interest in the pro audio industry.”
Partners Showcase WaveForming Technology at ISE 2023
Trinnov boasts that Krix jumped on the opportunity and has already showcased WaveForming in a 5.8.4 channel configuration with an Altitude16 using the +4 channel upgrade. The screen channels are Megaphonix Flats, the surround channels are Phonix, and the height speakers are IC-52s. Krix used new subwoofer designs that are currently in the prototype stage. The six seat, two row theater has a 130-inch screen and is 5.8 by 4.4 by 3.2 meters high.
“We were really excited and keen to implement Trinnov’s new WaveForming technology into one of our demonstration rooms, just in time for our dealer training in May. The seat-to-seat consistency and dynamic realism it brings are a huge benefit to every viewer in the audience. The results are spectacular and as a result, the response from our dealers is beyond expectation,” comments Michael Cox, marketing manager of Krix Loudspeakers.
As Trinnov’s R&D progresses with more field tests, its team of engineers will compile data from each installation to enable the drafting and publication of clear installation guidelines. The guidelines are expected to become available later this summer. Whilst the recommendations for the ideal configurations are well defined, testing will provide validation for less demanding speaker layouts that will enable implementation in a wide variety of rooms and speaker layouts.
Trinnov adds that WaveForming is part of an ongoing research and development project that began over six years ago and is likely to keep the Trinnov team busy over the next decade. In the following phase of development, the research team will pursue a more comprehensive approach, with the mission to establish how WaveForming will produce the best results in any existing environment, even without requiring a physical change to the room or subwoofer/speaker layout and placement.