UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. — Integra launched its first two A/V receivers with HDMI 2.0 ports and HDCP 2.2 copy protection.
Integra’s HDMI 2.0 ports support 4K 50/60Hz video with RGB 4:2:0 along with the 21:9 aspect ratio. For 4K 24/25/30Hz video, the AVRs support RGB 4:4:4.
HDCP 2.2 copy protection protects the UltraHD 4K content expected to be delivered via streaming services, future terrestrial and satellite broadcasts, and future physical media.
The 7.2-channel DTR-30.6 and THX Select DTR- 40.6 were expected to be available in May at suggested retails of $1,000 and $1,300, respectively. Both networked models feature seven HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs with HDMI 2.0 on five inputs (including the front input) and on both outputs. HDCP 2.2 appears one on one input (STB/DVR) on each AVR. HDCP 2.2 is supported on both outputs of the $1,300 AVR and on the main output of the $1,000 AVR.
With the launches, the custom-install brand is also:
• bringing the opening price of AVRs with a pair of dual-zone HDMI outputs to $1,300 from $2,800;
• maintaining $1,000 as the opening price for AVRs with single-zone dual HDMI outputs;
• bringing the opening price of HDBaseT connectivity on an AVR to $1,300 from $2300; it’s also available on a $2,000 preamp processor; and
• maintaining built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi at the $1,000 price point.
The $1,300 model lacks the wireless technologies to focus on “other integration friendly connectivity like Zone2 HDMI and HDBaseT,” said Paul Wasek, national marketing and product planning manager.
HDBaseT enables 328-foot transmission of uncompressed full 2D and 3D HD video and 4K Ultra HD video over a single CAT-5e/6 cable. The AVR’s HDMI outputs and HDBaseT output can be assigned for either main or second-zone use.
In other changes, the two AVRs step up their highresolution audio capabilities by adding Double DSD decoding and gapless playback of high-resolution files.
In high-res formats, both AVRs support WMA Lossless, FLAC, DSD, Double DSD, ALAC, and Dolby True HD 24/96 and 24/192 formats from music-download services, USB or via local area network, the company said.
Streaming services include Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Tune In and others.
Both also feature phono input, 4K passthrough and up-scaling via Marvel QDEO processor, and ISF calibration capability to create custom day and night settings for each individual video source component connected to the receivers. Both feature powered zone 2 and zone 2 preouts, with the DTR-40.6 adding zone 3 preouts.