Upper Saddle River, N.J. – Three new Integra audio/video receivers bring the opening price point for Dolby Atmos surround decoding to $800 from a previous $1,000 and include the brand’s first two AVRs that are upgradable to DTS:X surround.
The new products are the $800-suggested DTR-20.7 with Atmos and the $1,100 DTR-30.7 and $1,400 DTR-40, both with Atmos and DTS:X upgradability via a firmware update.
Last year, the brand introduced Atmos-equipped AVRs at $1,000, $1,300, $1,700, $2,300, and $2,800.
All Integra products are designed specifically for use in custom installations.
All three new models are 7.2-channel networked AVRs with full-bandwidth 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 ports that pass through Ultra HD 4K video at up to 60Hz and support high dynamic range (HDR) video with 4:4:4 color space. HDCP 2.2 enables the passthrough of copy-protected video from 4K video sources.
All three also support high-resolution audio playback of 192kHz/24-bit files and 2.8/5.6MHz DSD.
The trio starts with the $800 DTR-20.7-7.2 with 384kHz / 32-bit DAC from AKM, built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, AirPlay, and DLNA 1.5 networking. It also features six rear HDMI inputs and one output. Three of the inputs and the output support HDCP 2.2.
The amp is rated at 7x65 watts into 8 ohms and 7x115 watts into 6 ohms. Zone-two digital output is available for network and USB sources. Other features include Advanced Music Optimizer to improve the sound quality of compressed music, and proprietary CinemaFILTER, which restores a movie soundtrack’s correct tonal balance for playback in home theaters.
The step-up $1,100 DTR-30.7 add DTS:X-surround upgradability, front-panel HDMI input, zone two digital audio for S/PDIF-connected sources, seven rear HDMI inputs, and two HDMI outputs. HDCP 2.2 is available on three of the HDMI inputs and both outputs. The amp is rated at 7x100 watts into 8 ohms.
At $1,400, the DTR-40.7 adds THX Select2 Plus certification and HDBaseT technology, which send HDMI audio/video signals, including 3D and UltraHD 4K video, via a single CAT5e/6 cable to A/V systems elsewhere in the house. It lacks Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, the brand’s web site shows. The amp is rated at 7x110 watts into 8 ohms.