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 7×65 watts into 8 ohms and 7×115 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 7×100 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 7×110 watts into 8 ohms.