Trinnov Audio Amethyst 11 Source Preamplifier With Built-In Room/Speaker Optimiser

Trinnov Amethyst

True concentrate of advanced technologies, the Amethyst is Trinnov’s high-end stereo flagship.

It combines an 11 sources preamplifier with built-in Room/Speaker Optimiser, Trinnov’s innovative HybriD Phono Preamp, a Network Renderer, a 24 bits/192kHz DA Converter and a 2-ways intelligent active crossovers engine.

The Amethyst also features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for simplified operations. The perfect centerpiece of any traditional or modern Hi-Fi Installation.

Trinnov Amethyst


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11 Sources High-End Preampliifer

  • 2 x balanced analog sources on XLR connectors
  • 1 x single-ended analog source on Cinch connectors
  • 1 x single-ended analog source on Cinch connectors switchable to Phono
  • 2 x AES/EBU digital sources on XLR connectors
  • 2 x Coaxial S/PDIF digital sources on Cinch connectors
  • 2 x Optical S/PDIF digital sources on TosLink connectors
  • 1 x High-Resolution UPnP Network Source (Ethernet, Wi-Fi)

MM Phono Preamp

Trinnov HybriD Technology: innovative RIAA filter, combining an analog circuit for the low-end and a dedicated digital algorithm for the high frequencies.

Hi-Resolution Network Renderer

  • High Resolution file support
  • UPnP Protocol (DLNA Compatible Digital Media Renderer)
  • Supported formats: WAV, AIFF, OGG, FLAC up to 24 bits / 192 kHz

AD/DAC Converters

  • A/D signal-to-noise ratio: 119 dB (A-weighted)
  • D/A signal-to-noise ratio: 118 dB (A-weighted)
  • High Performance jitter attenuation (better than 50dB above 100Hz)
  • Supported A/D sampling rates: 44.1 / 48 / 88,2 / 96 kHz
  • Supported D/A sampling rates: 44,1 / 48 / 88,2 / 96 / 176,4 / 192 kHz
  • Word Clock Input/Output

Easy Set-Up

  • Insert the Amethyst between your sources and the amplifiers and connect the microphone
  • Run the step-by-step calibration wizard
  • Select one of the 5 automatically generated compensations
  • Change the target curves and other optimisation parameters
  • Store up to 29 user-defined presets

Built-in Room/Speaker Optimiser

  • Step-by-step calibration wizard
  • Multi-point acoustic measurements (Trinnov 3D measurement microphone included)
  • Time/frequency acoustic analysis based on impulse response measurement
  • Loudspeaker/room optimisation
  • Target curves
  • Wide listening area
  • Improved phase response
  • Improved tonal balance
  • 2D/3D loudspeaker remapping
  • 64 bits floating point processing

Active Crossovers / Bi-Amplification

  • 2-ways intelligent active crossover
  • Available filters: Linkwitz–Riley, Bessel, Butterworth de 2nd, 3rd and 4th order. Measurement and alignment at the listening point

Ouput Functions

  • 1 x stereo
  • 2 x stereo
  • bi-amp
  • 2.1
  • 2.2
  • LCR
  • LCRS
  • 3.1
  • quad


Dedicated linear power supply with toroidal transformer for the analog audio circuit

Remote Control

  • Built-in Wi-Fi Access Point and Client
  • IR remote
  • VNC: remote control through the network from a tablet, smartphone or laptop
  • Gigabit ethernet: Crestron module available in the download section
  • Telnet and RS-232 Protocol
High Performance Audio
ADC Resolution / Sampling Rate 24 bits/96 kHz
DAC Resolution / Sampling Rate 24 bits/192 kHz
A/D signal-to-noise ratio 119 dB (A-Weighted)
D/A signal-to-noise ratio 118 dB (A-Weighted)
Clock / Jitter Variations under 25ps are recovered, jitter attenuation superior to 50 dB is achieved above 100Hz
Power Supply Independant for audio and processing sections
Safety components AntiPop relays on each analog output
Design and Assembly All Audio boards designed and manufactured by Trinnov in France
Analog I/O 2 single-ended channels inputs via 2 x cinch (75k Ohms)
2 single-ended channels line/phono intputs via 2 x cinch (75k Ohms)
4 single-ended channels outputs via 4 x cinch
4 balanced channels inputs via 4 x XLR (20k Ohms)
4 balanced channels outputs via 4 x XLR (20k Ohms)
AES I/O 4 channels inputs via 2 x XLR (110 ohms)
4 channels outputs via 2 x XLR (110 ohms)
Spdif 4 channels inputs via 2 x cinch (75 ohms)
4 channels outputs via 2 x cinch (75 ohms)
4 channels inputs via 2 x toslinks
Word Clock 1 input via BNC (75 ohms)
1 output via BNC (75 ohms)
Processing Section
Processor Intel Dual-Core 1,8 GHz
Data Width 64 bits, floating point
Storage Flash Drive 1 GB
Cooling System Custom heat sinks + additionnal slow fans
Physical Characteristics
Amethyst dimensions
  • Chassis: 2U
  • Power supply: 240V AC / 50-60 Hz. Option: 130V AC
  • Consumption: 90 W max.
  • Weight: ∼10kg
  • Environnemental conditions:
    • - Operating: 0°C – 40°C (32°F – 104°F)
    • - Humidity: 20% – 80% relative humidity (without condensation)