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4 Integra Audio Components Get Dolby Atmos, HDMI 2.0, HDBaseT

Upper Saddle River, N.J. – Integra revealed details and pricing of a trio of A/V receivers and a preamp/surround processor equipped with Dolby Atmos surround decoding. All will be displayed at the CEDIA Expo. 8/28/2014 02:45:00 PM Eastern

Upper Saddle River, N.J. – Integra revealed details and pricing of a trio of A/V receivers and a preamp/surround processor equipped with Dolby Atmos surround decoding.

All will be displayed at the CEDIA Expo.

The new AVRs are the $1,700-uggested DTR-50.6, $2,300 DTR-60.6, and $2,800 DTR-70.6. The new preamp/surround processor is the $3,200 DHC-80.6. All feature THX certification and HDMI 2.0 inputs and outputs for 4K/60Hz video passthrough. All also incorporate HDCP 2.2 copy protection over HDMI.

 Two other Integra AVRs -- the $1,000 DTR-30.6 and $1,300 DTR-40 --- were launched earlier this year and were the first Integra AVRs to ship with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2.

The pre-pro and the top two AVRs will be available in October with on-board Dolby Atmos. The $1,700 DTR-50.6 AVR currently lacks Atmos but will get an Atmos firmware upgrade in September. That AVR is shipping.

 The previously announced $1,000 DTR-30.6 and $1,300 DTR-40.6 AVRs also get an Atmos firmware upgrade in September.

All four new models also feature HDBaseT, expanding the technology to six components from two.

With HDBaseT, the four new components are optimized for whole-home audio and video distribution, the company said. They transmit uncompressed HDMI A/V signals to displays up to 325 feet away via single CAT5e/6 cable. HDBaseT supports 3D and 2K/4K Ultra HD.

The HDBaseT and HDMI output ports in the four components can be assigned for either main or second-zone configuration.

The $3,200-suggested DHC-80 pre/pro features THX Ultra2 Plus certification, 11.2 channels, networking, eight HDMI 2.0 inputs, and three HDMI outputs. Other outputs include zone 2 HDMI, HDBaseT, and 11.2-channel balanced XLR pre-outs with front bi-amp capability.

The $2,800 DTR-70.6 is an 11.2-channel networked AVR with THX Select2 Plus certification and 135-watt output per channel. Other key features include eight-in/three-out HDMI, HDBaseT port, zone 2 HDMI, and 11.2-channel pre-outs. It can be configured to assign four of nine available amp channels to drive audio simultaneously in zone 2 and zone 3.

The $2,300 DTR-60.6 is a networked 9.2-channel, THX Select2 Plus AVR, which is also rated at 135 watts per channel. Like the DTR-70.6, it comes with eight-in/three-out HDMI supporting HDBaseT and zone 2 HDMI.

The $1,700 DTR-50.6 AVR features THX Select2 Plus, networking, and 130-watt output per channel. It comes with 7-in/2-out HDMI.

All four components decode high-definition music files in FLAC, DSD, ALAC, HD 24/96 and HD 24/192 formats. They also stream Internet radio stations, Spotify, Pandora, SlackerTM, Tune In and Sirius XM Internet Radio.

The DHC-80.6 and DTR-70.6 also feature 192kHz/32-bit TI Burr-Brown DACs for all channels.

All also feature proprietary AccuEQ room calibration. For stereo playback, AccuEQ bypasses the front channels so the character of the user’s speakers come through without DSP correction potentially altering the sound, the company said.

The components also feature Qdeo technology by Marvell to upscale video to 1080p for Full HD displays and to 4K for UHD screens. All four also include selectable ISF video calibration, which optimizes picture settings with night and day modes.

All models provide management of main and multi-zone entertainment via the Integra smartphone app, which also controls the selection of online streaming services, internet radio channels, and network audio files.

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