- Straightforward automated process
- Remote control
- Ultimate engineering
- Independent for audio and processing sections
- AntiPop relays on each analog output
- Designed and manufactured by Trinnov in France
What is it?
Trinnov’s Amethyst DAC-preamplifier-processor is one of those rare components that reveal immediate benefits on first hearing. After running the preamp’s Optimizer calibration, I noted a dramatic cleaning-up of bass definition and a related tightening of midrange focus. Soundstage depth improved, and I experienced clarity and precision from even the most densely mixed of my reference tracks.
The Amethyst flagship stereo preamplifier is a remarkable combination of advanced technologies. Acting has room correction/speaker optimizer a Roon end point and an 11 sources preamplifier.
Like all Trinnov products it delivers an unrivaled level of accuracy regarding processing to maintain the highest possible audio quality throughout the signal path. While regular DSP-based platform would immediately down-sample high-resolution audio material, our platform process audio up to 192 kHz.
Furthermore, 64 bits floating-point processing section increases the accuracy of all calculation spectacularly to guarantee true signal integrity with a resolution greater than 320dB. This processing headroom allows us to perform digital volume control without any loss of resolution.
The Amethyst includes an 11-source preamplifier with built-in Speaker/Room Optimizer, Trinnov’s innovative HybriD Phono Preamp, a Network Renderer, a 24 bit/192kHz DA Converter and a 2-way intelligent, active crossover engine. It also features built-in Wifi connectivity for simplified operations making it the perfect centerpiece of any traditional or modern Hifi Installation.
How does it work?
STRAIGHTFORWARD automated process:
The Amethyst includes a calibration wizard that guides you step by step to achieve initial optimization and generate five settings in minutes. An extensive set of parameters then allows you to fine-tune the settings of the system to achieve the best results and adjust the sound to your liking. You can save up to 29 presets of custom settings.
WHY ROOM CORRECTION MATTERS:
The Amethyst delivers an outstanding transparent sound and provides a versatile set of features as well as rich connectivity, but it stands out with its built-in state-of-the-art room correction system to ensure true-to-source sound reproduction in your listening environment.
MORE THAN 2 CHANNELS:
The Amethyst can drive 4 channels simultaneously and features active crossovers as well as bass management to support a variety of systems such as 2.0, bi-amp, 2.1 or 2.2.
The Amethyst can be controlled through the network from a tablet, smartphone or laptop. An IR Remote Control is also provided.
What’s in the box?
- Trinnov Amethyst Preamplifier
- Power Cable
- Remote Control
- WiFi Antenna
- CR2032 Battery