Integra adds four Network A/V Receivers to its line-up
Integra this week announced four new THX-Certified home theater receivers.
The new DTR-20.3, DTR-30.3, DTR-40.3, and DTR-50.3 feature upgraded video processors along with advanced networking and USB capabilities which will allow consumers to access music via the internet, on home computer networks, or by direct digital connection of portable devices or hard drives.
All four models are 3-D ready and equipped with the Marvell Qdeo 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) upscaling video processor, while the DTR-50.3 also adds the IDT HQV Vida VHD1900 for additional video processing and ISF calibration capabilities. The Vida processor is used to upscale of all 480i/p, 576p, and 720p video sources to 1080p, while the Qdeo processor is used to perform 4K upscaling of 1080p sources.
All four receivers have HX-Select2 Plus certified amplifier sections. The entry-level DTR-20.3 is a 5.2-channel unit 8-ohm rated at 90-watts per channel; the DTR-30.3 is a 7.2-channel system 8-ohm rated at 100 watts per channel; the DTR-40.3 is a 7.2-channel system 8-ohm rated at 110 watts per channel; and the DTR-50.3 is a 7.2-channel system 8-ohm rated at 135 watts per channel. The DTR-30.3, ’40.3 and ’50.3 also include multichannel analog preouts for possible use with separate component power amplifiers. These receivers also provide a full complement of legacy analog and digital connections, while the DTR40.3 and 50.3 also include a phono input.
In addition, you’ll find each receiver is equpped with Audyssey audio processing technologies to help improve the room acoustics and listening experience. The DTR-40.3 and DTR-50.3 use Audyssey MultEQ XT, while the other two use Audyssey 2EQ. All four include Audyssey Dynamic EQ for loudness correction and Audyssey Dynamic Volume to maintain optimal listening level and dynamic range. The DTR-40.3 and DTR-50.3 include Audyssey DSX height and wide channels, while the DTR-30.3 has DSX height. The DTR-30.3 and higher include Dolby ProLogic IIz height channel capabilities, and the DTR-40.3 and DTR-50.3 also includes Dolby Volume to optimize the sound for any listening level
On the computer networking side of things, all of the A/V receivers are DLNA certified and can playback a wide variety digital audio file formats via a home network or connected USB devices. With the direct digital connection via the front-panel USB port users can access MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, and AAC audio files stored on a USB flash drives or iPod/iPhone, and all four models offer wireless connectivity via an optional UFW-1 wireless USB adaptor. The DTR-50 also has a rear-panel USB connection.
In addition to the Made for iPod/iPhone front USB connection, an optional iPod/iPhone dock can be connected to the proprietary Universal Port. This U-Port can also be used for an optional HD Radio Tuner and forthcoming wireless devices. The rear Ethernet network connection provides access to internet radio and streaming music services, with preformatted service packages for Mediafly, Pandora, Slacker, Napster, Rhapsody, vTuner, SIRIUS XM Internet Radio, and, on the DTR-40.3 and DTR-50.3 only, Last.fm.
All four new Integra models are currently available from Integra dealers with suggested retail prices of $600, $800, $1000 and $1,400 respectively.
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