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ISP 3D.16 ELITE

16 Channel Analog Output Immersive AV (Preamp) Processor | Custom Install

16 channel analog output (XLR) | upgradable to 20 or 32 XLR channels

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The ISP 3D.16 ELITE is a 16-channel preamp/processor, tailored for 16-channel home cinema installs that wish for extensive and scalable features.
With 16 output channels and supporting all 3D audio formats, the ISP 3D.16 includes all the sophisticated control features that come with the ELITE Range.

Hardware upgrade modules, which can be installed into the hardware chassis on-site, are available to either customize the ISP product or retrofit the unit for future-proof expansion.

The ISP 3D.16 ELITE includes:

  • All 3D audio formats supported (Auro-3DDolby Atmos and DTS:X)
  • StormOptimizer - room calibration, powered by Dirac Live
  • SphereAudio - binaural immersive sound for headphones
  • StormMonitoring - remote monitoring
  • Microphone Mini-Kit (mic + stand) - for initial room calibration and permanent remote monitoring
  • 16 channel XLR analog output
  • Fully configurable speaker management
  • Flexible channel mapping and routing
  • Unlimited multi-subwoofer channels
  • Multi-way active and passive speaker management
  • 7 inputs / 2 outputs HDMI sockets with 4K UHD and HDCP2.2 | HDMI2.0 support
  • 16 channels immersive sound decoding and upmixing
  • High quality analog audio with high-grade ADC/DAC
  • Network and Internet based control (over Wi-Fi or wired network)
  • Optional module slots for future expansion in features
  • Single Home/Rack casing with removable rack mount ears

Field upgradable optional modules available:

  • 4 Channel XLR upgrade: additional 4-channel XLR output optional board, including 20-channel post-processing upgrade
  • 32 Channel XLR upgrade: additional 16-channel XLR output optional board, including 32-channel post-processing upgrade
  • Digital AES Input upgrade: 16-channel DCP/DCI feature (2x RJ45 connectors) optional board
  • Digital AES Output upgrade: 32-channel AES output optional board (4x RJ45 connectors), including 32-channel post-processing upgrade
  • 32 Channel Audio over IP upgrade: 32-channel Audio over IP output, based on AVB standard optional board
  • Balanced Dual Theater upgrade: 16-channel balanced outputs optional board (2x DB25 connectors)
  • Unbalanced Output upgrade: 16 RCA unbalanced output optional board, used as standard output or for Dual Theater

Download the spec sheet here.


The StormAudio product range has been designed to be fully modular and upgradable depending on current and future needs. With the various upgrade modules available, you have the option to expand your processor the way you see fit, upon your order or retrofitting after purchase.
Versatility is key when it comes to the connectivity options upon your disposal, with possibilities for digital and analog, balanced and unbalanced, main and secondary output choices.
Thanks to the modular nature and the versatile connectivity slots, we can provide extensive compatibility with other brands in the industry.

The ISP Hardware Configurator provides an overview of the various options;

You can also download the full size ISP hardware configurator here.

Custom Install - Immersive Sound Processors - comparison chart

  ISP 3D.16 ISP 3D.20
(April 2018)

ISP 3D.32
Analog Edition

ISP 3D.32
Digital AES Edition
ISP 3D.32
Digital AVB Edition
ISP 3D.32
Reference Edition
  ELITE
Range
ELITE
Range

ELITE
Range

ELITE
Range
ELITE
Range
ELITE
Range
Main Features
Auro-3D / Dolby Atmos / DTS:X

yesyesyes

yesyesyes yesyesyes yesyesyes yesyesyes yesyesyes
SphereAudio
- Binaural Immersive Sound for Headphones
yes yes yes yes  yes  yes
StormOptimizer Room Calibration
- powered by Dirac Live
yes yes yes yes yes yes
StormMonitoring
- remote monitoring
yes yes yes yes yes yes
Microphone Mini-Kit (mic + stand) yes yes yes yes yes yes
Multichannel / Surround Processing
Output channels 16
(32 optional)
20 32 32 32 32
Decoding / upmixing channels up to 16 up to 16 up to 16 up to 16 up to 16 up to 16
Input sampling rate supported up to
192 kHz
up to
192 kHz
up to
192 kHz
up to
192 kHz
up to
192 kHz
up to
192 kHz
Stereo downmix yes yes yes yes yes yes
Post processing sampling rate 48 kHz 48 kHz 48 kHz 48 kHz 48 kHz 48 kHz
DIRAC Live DSP runtime yes
(ready)
yes
(ready)
yes
​(ready)
yes
​(ready)
yes
​(ready)
yes
​(ready)
Bass management yes 
fully
flexible
yes 
fully
flexible
yes 
fully
flexible
yes 
fully
flexible
yes 
fully
flexible
yes 
fully
flexible
Multi-subwoofer channels Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Multi-way crossover
(6-12-18-24 dB/oct filter slopes)
yes yes yes yes yes yes
Parametric EQ per channel 10 bands 10 bands 10 bands 10 bands 10 bands 10 bands
HDMI
HDMI inputs / outputs 7 / 2 7 / 2 7 / 2 7 / 2 7 / 2 7 / 2
HDMI inputs

1-4 : HDMI 1.4 / HDCP 2.2

1-4 : HDMI 1.4 / HDCP 2.2 1-4 : HDMI 1.4 / HDCP 2.2 1-4 : HDMI 1.4 / HDCP 2.2 1-4 : HDMI 1.4 / HDCP 2.2 1-4 : HDMI 1.4 / HDCP 2.2
5-7 : HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 5-7 : HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 5-7 : HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 5-7 : HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 5-7 : HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 5-7 : HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2
HDMI outputs (mirroring) 1 : HDMI 1.4 / HDCP 1.4 1 : HDMI 1.4 / HDCP 1.4 1 : HDMI 1.4 / HDCP 1.4 1 : HDMI 1.4 / HDCP 1.4 1 : HDMI 1.4 / HDCP 1.4 1 : HDMI 1.4 / HDCP 1.4
2 : HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 2 : HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 2 : HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 2 : HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 2 : HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 2 : HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2
4K UHD yes yes yes yes yes yes
High Dynamic Range:
HDR10 / HLG / Dolby Vision
yes / yes / - yes / yes / - yes / yes / - yes / yes / - yes / yes / - yes / yes / -
Color Space and Subsampling 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0 4:4:4, 4:2:2,
4:2:0
Deep Color (12 bpc) yes yes yes yes yes yes
Max. resolution support

4K 60fps 4.4.4 8bpc

4K 60fps 4.4.4 8bpc

4K 60fps 4.4.4 8bpc

4K 60fps 4.4.4 8bpc

4K 60fps 4.4.4 8bpc

4K 60fps 4.4.4 8bpc

HDMI: 3D / 4K / ARC / OSD yes / yes / - / - yes / yes / - / - yes / yes / - / - yes / yes / - / - yes / yes / - / - yes / yes / - / -
Audio Inputs
Digital input: coaxial, optical 3 / 3 3 / 3 3 / 3 3 / 3 3 / 3 3 / 3
Digital input: AES / EBU 16ch (Digital Cinema Input) Optional Module Optional Module Optional Module Optional Module Optional Module RJ45 (2)
Analog stereo inputs: RCA 4 4 4 4 4 4
Audio Outputs
Analog main outputs, balanced
(ch 1 to 16)
XLR XLR XLR XLR XLR XLR
Analog main outputs, balanced
(ch 17 to 32)
Optional Module N/A XLR N/A N/A XLR
Analog main outputs, balanced
(4ch expansion) - April 2018
Optional Module XLR N/A N/A N/A N/A
Analog secondary outputs, balanced (ch 1 to 16) Optional Module Optional Module Optional Module Optional Module Optional Module DB25 (2)
Analog secondary outputs, unbalanced (ch 1 to 16) Optional Module Optional Module Optional Module Optional Module Optional Module N/A
Stereo downmix outputs, balanced XLR (2) XLR (2) XLR (2) XLR (2) XLR (2) XLR (2)
Digital output: AES / EBU 32ch
(ch 1 to 32)
Optional Module N/A N/A RJ45 (2) N/A RJ45 (2)
Digital output: AVB 32ch
(ch 1 to 32)
Optional Module N/A N/A N/A RJ45 (1) N/A
Set-Up Management
Configurable multi-theater
management
yes yes yes yes yes yes
Configurable audio zones
management
yes yes yes yes yes yes
Theater and audio zones
listening presets
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Alternate theater management Optional Module Optional Module Optional Module Optional Module Optional Module yes
Backup and restore of set-up yes yes yes yes yes yes
Firmware update via USB / network yes / yes yes / yes yes / yes yes / yes yes / yes yes / yes
Control Inputs / Outputs
USB type A 2 2 2 2 2 2
Ethernet / Wi-Fi yes / - yes / - yes / - yes / - yes / - yes / -
Output trigger control 4 (out) 4 (out) 4 (out) 4 (out) 4 (out) 4 (out)
IR remote ports, in / out 1 / 1 1 / 1 1 / 1 1 / 1 1 / 1 1 / 1
Control / Custom Installation
Web-based product configurator yes yes yes yes yes yes
TCP/IP API based control yes yes yes yes yes yes
StormRemote iPad control
application
yes yes yes yes yes yes
Control4, Crestron, Savant, RTI
home automation
yes yes yes yes yes yes
Other home automation systems coming soon coming soon coming soon coming soon coming soon coming soon
Front panel display yes
(TFT 4,3")
yes
(TFT 4,3")
yes
(TFT 4,3")
yes
(TFT 4,3")
yes
(TFT 4,3")
yes
(TFT 4,3")
IR remote control handset N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Power Supply
Voltage range 100V
to 240V
100V
to 240V
100V
to 240V
100V
to 240V
100V
to 240V
100V
to 240V
Type SMPS SMPS SMPS SMPS SMPS SMPS
Range selection Universal Universal Universal Universal Universal Universal
Casing
Home / Rack (removable ears) yes / yes yes / yes yes / yes yes / yes yes / yes yes / yes
Size 4RU 4RU 4RU 4RU 4RU 4RU

 

  ISP 3D.16 ELITE
Power Supply
Voltage range 100V to 240V
AC power 240W
Type SMPS
Range selection Universal
Casing
Home / Rack (removable ears) yes / yes
Size 4RU
Sizes & Weight
Weight - Home/Rack Pro - net product 13,10 KG | 28.80 LBS
Weight - Home/Rack Pro - shipping 17,00 KG | 37.50 LBS
Sizes  - Home/Rack Pro - net product - (L x W x H) - cm 49,00 x 47,90 x 19,10
Sizes  - Home/Rack Pro - net product - (L x W x H) - inches 19.29 x 18.86 x 7.52
Sizes  - Home/Rack Pro - shipping - (L x W x H) - cm 67,00 x 63,00 x 33,00
Sizes  - Home/Rack Pro - shipping - (L x W x H) - inches 26.40 x 24.80 x 12.90

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The ISP 3D.16 ELITE got raved about in the November 2017 issue of Widescreen Review Magazine, with the reviewer saying that it definitely has the "chops" to match competitors for any evaluation parameter he can think of.
His conclusion was that the StormAudio gear joins the top of the performance heap, as we know it today. The StormAudio products will be among the few that can be updated to stay current with new audio developments for music or movies. Highly recommended.