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CEDIA EXPO 2014 Show Report ( Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association)
CEDIA EXPO 2014
Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association

Integra DTR-50.6, DTR-60.6, DTR-70.6 and DHC-80.6 Multi-Channel Receivers
Integra DHC-80.6 Multi-Channel Dolby Atmos Preamplifier / ProcessorIntegra has just introduced additions to their 2014 line-up of A/V receivers and preamplifier / processors that support Dolby Atmos. The new Integra DTR-50.6, DTR-60.6, DTR-70.6 and DHC-80.6 are all THX certified and support HDMI 2.0 for 4K/60Hz as well as next generation HDCP 2.2 copy protection. The Integra DHC-80.6 AV preamplifier / processor, DTR-70.6 and DTR-60.6 A/V receivers will be available in October ($3200, $2800 and $2300 respectively), while the DTR-50.6 is currently shipping ($1700).

With Dolby Atmos, height sound effects come alive to fill the home theater. Dolby Atmos multi-dimensional sound places and moves sounds around the room, like a bird chirping or rainfall from above. As with the DTR-30.6 and DTR-40.6, the DTR-50.6 will receive a firmware update later this month to take advantage of the new Dolby Atmos processing. The DTR-60.6, DTR-70.6 and DHC-80.6 will support the Dolby Atmos format straight out of the box when they ship. A full 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos demo here at CEDIA EXPO 2014 features the Integra DHC-80.6 complemented by Cabasse speakers.

These units also support HDBaseT technology, which allows HDMI audio/video signals to be transmitted over much longer distances with a more-easily-installed cable than conventional HDMI connection. By incorporating HDBaseT technology, these new additions to the Integra offering are optimized for whole-home distribution and can connect to compatible entertainment devices in the home through a single CAT5e/6 cable. HDBaseT technology enables long-reach wired connectivity up to 325 feet for uncompressed full HD multimedia content including 3D and 2K/4K Ultra HD. The HDBaseT and HDMI output ports in these new Integra models can be assigned for either main or second zone configuration. Along with the DTR-40.6, Integra now offers five models that support HDBaseT.

Integra DHC-80.6 Multi-Channel Dolby Atmos Preamplifier / ProcessorIntegra's new DHC-80.6 (pictured here) is a THX Ultra2 Plus Certified 11.2 channel network A/V preamplifier / processor sporting eight HDMI 2.0 inputs for 4K/60Hz support and three outputs. In addition to Zone2 HDMI and HDBaseT, the DHC-80.6 is equipped with 11.2 multi-channel balanced XLR preamplifier outputs (with front bi-amplification capability), two-channel balanced XLR audio inputs as well as 11.2 multi-channel preamplifier-outputs and audio-grade unbalanced RCA preamplifier outputs for front left and right.

The DTR-70.6 is an 11.2 channel, THX Select2 Plus network A/V receiver that boasts 135 watts per channel of power and supports 8-in/3-out HDMI. HDBaseT port and Zone 2 HDMI and 11.2 multi-channel preamplification are included. If preferred, the unit can be configured to assign four of the nine available channels to drive audio in Zone 2 and Zone 3 simultaneously. The DTR-60.5 is a 9.2 channel, THX Select2 Plus network A/V receiver which is also rated at 135 watts per channel. Like the DTR-70.6 it comes with 8-in/3-out HDMI supporting HDBaseT and Zone2 HDMI.

The final addition to Integra's model line is the DTR-50.6, which is a THX Select2 Plus Dolby Atmos ready A/V network receiver capable of providing 130 watts per channel of power. It comes complete with 7-in/2-out, HDMI supports HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2 and HDBaseT connectivity.

Amplification comes courtesy of proprietary WRAT (Wide Range Amp Technology) and discrete Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry. All models provide management of the main and multi-zone entertainment via the Integra smartphone APP, which encompasses the selection of online streaming services, Internet radio channels, and network audio files. The network connection provides Internet radio and streaming music services, with preformatted service packages for Spotify, Pandora, Slacker, Tune In and SIRIUS XM Internet Radio. They also support the playback high definition music files in FLAC, DSD, ALAC, HD 24-bit/96kHz and HD 24-bit/192kHz formats from HD music download services.

The DHC-80.6 and DTR-70.6 incorporates 192kHz/32-bit TI Burr-Brown DACs for all channels (with one stereo DAC per front channel in Differential DAC mode) while the DTR-60.6 and DTR-50.6 are equipped with 192kHz/32-bit TI Burr-Brown DACs for exceptional audio quality.

All models also include proprietary AccuEQ room calibration. AccuEQ measures and corrects speaker distances, levels, crossovers, and frequency response from one convenient listening position to ensure cohesive surround-sound while enabling playback of 7.1-channel formats at 96kHz without down-sampling. For pure and authentic stereo performance, AccuEQ bypasses the front channels so the unique character of the user's loudspeakers can be enjoyed without DSP correction.

Qdeo technology by Marvell upscales low-resolution video to 1080p for Full HD displays and 4K for compatible UHD screens. All three components include selectable ISF video calibration, which optimizes picture settings to industry standards with night and day modes for optimal viewing in any conditions.

"The addition of HDBaseT in these new models allows us to continue to address the issue of providing HD quality over long distances at much more attractive price points, said Keith Haas, Director of Sales. "Implementing new technologies like Dolby Atmos allows us to continue to provide products people have come to expect from the market leader. These additions along with THX Certified sound quality and unparalleled streaming service options, afford our customers access to the best the industry has to offer."

 

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