StormAudio ISP Core 16 - Immersive AV Preamp Processor

With a design based on the award-winning ISP MK2 platform, the StormAudio ISP CORE 16 Immersive AV Preamp Processor gives you a sleek, compact, and premium option that delivers StormAudio’s signature functionality and performance in a 3U chassis.

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The ISP CORE 16, manufactured in France, supports up to 16 channels and has all the DSP power to decode all the latest immersive formats (Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Pro, IMAX Enhanced, HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision) and enable post-processing to optimize any speaker to any room straight out of the box. It includes the highest implementation of Dirac Live on the market 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.

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 signals 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 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 Installation Configurator.

Based on the design of its big brother the ISP MK2, 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 release.

Finally, an optional firmware package is available to activate additional features: StormXT, Expert Bass Management, Dirac Live Bass Control and HDMI matrix features (available end 2021).

- Compact design
- Includes Immersive formats decoding up to 16 discrete channels (Dolby
Atmos, DTS:X Pro, Auro 3D and IMAX Enhanced)
- Room Correction: Dirac® Live & Bass Control (Premium license included)
- Standard bass management
- Roon certified endpoint
- MultiZone capable with Dirac Live calibration in each zone
- HDMI eARC Video Switching: (7) Inputs + (2) outputs (HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2)
Optional HDMI 2.1 hardware upgrade available Q2/Q3 2022
- Inputs: (4) Unbalanced Analog, (3) Coax Digital, (3) Toslink Digital, (1) IR, (1) Ethernet
- Zone2 2ch Downmix Toslink Digital output
- Triggers: (4) Contact closure or 12VDC
- Third Party Control: Via IP or IR (Control 4, Crestron, Elan, RTI, Savant drivers
available to download from our client portal)
- iOS and Android App for Tablets and Mobile
- Advanced remote monitoring through VPN connection
- Feet and rack ears included
- IR remote control handset included
- USB microphone required for Dirac calibration sold separately


  • 7 IN / 2 OUT (ARC/eARC)
  • Optional* : HDMI Matrix
  • HDMI2.0b/HDCP2.2
  • 4K UHD 18 Gbps on all ports
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG


  • 16ch analog (XLR)
  • 1x Optical Toslink (Zone2 Stereo downmix)


  • 4x RCA analog (7.1 or stereo)
  • 3x Coaxial SPDIF
  • 3x Optical Toslink


  • 16 decoding/upmixing channels
  • Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D
  • IMAX Enhanced, DTS:X Pro ready
  • Optional*: StormXT
  • All legacy codecs up to 192 kHz


  • Up to 16ch
  • Standard Bass Management
  • Optional*: Expert Bass Management
  • Multi-theater & multi-room
  • Multi-way speakers
  • Multi-subwoofer
  • 20 PEQ per channel


  • Dirac Live
  • Optional*: Dirac Live Bass Control module
  • REW plugin


  • ROON Ready


  • IR remote control
  • StormRemote Tablet Application
  • StormRemote Mobile Smartphone Application
  • Web based configuration
  • Control4, Crestron, RTI, Savant, ELAN drivers

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