StormAudio - ISP Core 16 - Dreamedia AV
StormAudio - ISP Core 16 - Dreamedia AV
StormAudio - ISP Core 16 - Dreamedia AV
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StormAudio ISP Core 16 Immersive Sound Preamp/Processor

Immersive AV Preamp with 16-Channel Support

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StormAudio ISP Core 16 Immersive Sound Preamp/Processor

Unleashing the Power of Immersive Audio

Welcome to the zenith of home theater technology, where the StormAudio ISP Core 16 stands as a testament to innovation and high-fidelity sound. This immersive AV preamp processor is not just a device; it's the maestro of your home cinema, orchestrating an audio experience that transcends the ordinary and takes you into the extraordinary.

Design and Build

Crafted with a keen eye for aesthetics, the ISP Core 16 boasts a sleek and compact 3U chassis design that exudes a premium feel. Designed in France, this unit is not only a powerhouse of technology but also a statement piece that complements the modern home theater setup.

Audio Formats and DSP Power

Imagine being enveloped in sound that moves around you, above you, and immerses you in a world where audio comes to life. The ISP Core 16 decodes a plethora of immersive audio formats including Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Pro, and IMAX Enhanced, powered by a robust DSP engine. This ensures that you're not only experiencing sound but living it.

Room Calibration Excellence

  • Dirac Live Room Calibration: The pinnacle of room optimization technology, Dirac Live with Bass Control, is incorporated into the ISP Core 16, ensuring that your listening space is perfectly tuned for the most accurate sound reproduction.
  • Speaker Configuration: Tailor any speaker to any room with the ISP Core 16's advanced configuration options, creating a harmonious audio environment regardless of the acoustics.

Parametric Equalization

With support for up to 20 Parametric Equalizers (PEQs) per channel, the ISP Core 16 offers unmatched precision. This allows for meticulous adjustments to the sound profile, ensuring that each note and nuance is captured as intended by the creators.

Active Crossovers and Subwoofer Integration

The ISP Core 16's capability to drive up to four-way active crossovers and any number of subwoofers means that you can set up your speakers for optimal performance, resulting in a more accurate and impactful bass response that can be felt as much as it is heard.

Visual Feedback and Control

A full-color 5" display graces the front panel, providing real-time multichannel VuMeter and HDMI signal details at a glance. Control is versatile and intuitive, with options ranging from an IR remote control, integration with home automation systems, or the convenience of an Android/iOS app.

Audio Performance and Volume Adjustment

The ISP Core 16 carries the same impeccable audio performance as its predecessor, the ISP MK2, with the addition of a proprietary analog/digital hybrid volume adjustment. This unique feature ensures that the dynamic range of your audio is preserved, enhancing the overall listening experience.

Future-Proof Connectivity

  • HDMI Board Upgradability: Keep your system at the forefront of technology with the ability to upgrade the HDMI board, ensuring compatibility with future updates and standards.
  • HDMI Support: Embrace stunning visuals to match your audio experience with support for HDMI2.0/HDCP2.2, up to 4K UHD with HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision.
  • ARC/eARC: Enhance TV audio with the convenience of Audio Return Channel (ARC) and enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), simplifying your setup and reducing cable clutter.

Optional Features for the Connoisseur

For those seeking to further refine their audio experience, optional features such as StormXT, Expert Bass Management, Dirac Live Bass Control, and HDMI Matrix Features are available, offering even greater customization and control over your sound.

Advantages at a Glance

  • Premium Design: The ISP Core 16's sleek and premium design is matched by its robust build quality, ensuring it looks as good as it sounds.
  • Advanced Audio Formats: Support for the latest immersive audio formats means your home theater will be on the cutting edge of sound technology.
  • Intuitive Interface: The intuitive user interface and user-friendly speaker configurator make setup and operation a breeze, even for those new to high-end audio systems.
  • Superior Room Calibration: With Dirac Live, your room is calibrated for optimal audio performance, ensuring that every listening experience is the best it can be.
  • Dynamic Volume Adjustment: The hybrid volume adjustment technology provides an audio dynamic range that captures the full emotional impact of your favorite films and music.
  • Versatile Speaker Support: The ISP Core 16's flexibility with speaker configuration and optimization options ensures that your system sounds perfect, no matter the layout of your space.

Your Home Theater, Elevated

The StormAudio ISP Core 16 is more than just a component in your AV rack; it's the heart of a home theater system that brings the cinema to your home with an unrivaled audio experience. The dedication to sound quality, flexibility, and future-proofing makes the ISP Core 16 an investment in your entertainment lifestyle.

Dreamedia is here to help you design a home theater system that leverages the full potential of the ISP Core 16. Our expertise ensures that from unboxing to the first power-on, and beyond, your journey into immersive audio is as seamless as it is exhilarating.

Embrace the future of home cinema with the StormAudio ISP Core 16, and let the symphony of sound begin.

The ISP Core 16, designed and manufactured in France, supports up to 16 channels and has the DSP power to decode all the latest immersive formats (Auro-3D,Dolby Atmos,DTS:X Pro,IMAX Enhanced) and enable post-processing to optimize any speaker to any room straight out of the box. It includes the the latestDirac Live Active Room Treatmentmodule for easy and accurate room calibration, supports up to 20 PEQs per channel and can drive up to four-way active crossovers and any number of subwoofers.

Featuring a refined minimalist design highlighting a new full-color 5" display that provides access to a wealth of information, such as real-time multichannel VuMeter or HDMI signal details, for a quick accessible overview of essential data. The ISP Core 16 can be easily controlled by a variety of tools, ranging from the included IR remote control to home automation systems or the Android/iOS app available on smartphones or tablets. Our credo is to engineer high-performing products that are simple to use and easy to set up for the customer; the ISP Core 16 is no exception, it comes with StormAudio’s intuitive user Interface and user-friendly Speaker Configurator.

Based on the design of its big brother the ISP Elite, it delivers the same audio performance with the same DAC portion and proprietary analog/digital hybrid volume adjustment that maximizes the dynamic range for a more accurate, detailed and dynamic reproduction of your movie soundtrack or your music playlists.

Although the ISP Core 16 does not offer modularity, upgradability of the HDMI board remains possible so you can stay up to date whenever new updates are released. An optional firmware package is available to activate additional features: StormXT ambiance expander, Expert Bass Management flexible bass routing and HDMI matrix features.


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Design and Build

  • Chassis Design: 3U
  • Manufactured: France
  • Display: Full-color 5 inch

Audio Decoding and Processing

  • Number Of Channels: 16
  • Immersive Audio Formats: Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos, DTS
  • Legacy Codecs Support: Up to 192 kHz

Audio Inputs and Outputs

  • HDMI Inputs: 7
  • HDMI Outputs: 2
  • HDMI Version: 2.0b
  • HDCP Version: 2.2
  • HDMI Bandwidth: 18 Gbps
  • HDR Support: HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
  • Analog Outputs: 16-channel (XLR)
  • Optical Toslink Outputs: 1 (Zone2 Stereo downmix)
  • Analog Inputs: 4x RCA (7.1 or stereo)
  • Coaxial SPDIF Inputs: 3
  • Optical Toslink Inputs: 3

Room Correction and Calibration

  • Room Correction: Dirac Live with Room Correction, Bass Control, and Active Room Treatment modules

Control and User Interface

  • Remote Control: IR
  • Home Automation System Compatibility: Yes
  • Mobile App Compatibility: Android/iOS


  • HDMI Board Upgradeability: Yes

Audio Processing

  • DSP Chips: 2 ADSP21489 (Sharc4), 1 Texas Instruments TI K2G
  • DAC: Analog Devices ADAU1966

Control and Setup

  • Control Options: IR, web browser, Android/iOS app
  • Roon Ready: Yes
  • Dirac Live Calibration: Yes

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