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Upper Saddle River, N.J. – Integra has introduced a mid-level home-theater receiver with key new home integration and performance features for 2013.
The Integra DTR-30.5 is the company's first receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth interfaces for modern media connectivity.
It is also Integra's first
with 4K passthrough and up-scaling for Ultra High-Definition video displays, and it includes new Phase-Matching Bass technology, the company said.
This receiver has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to stream music from phones, tablets and computers. This gives it the capability to playback high-definition music files in FLAC, DSD, ALAC, HD 24/96 and HD 24/192 formats from HD music download services.
Connection options include six HDMI inputs with two outputs for connection to streaming services via Apple TV, Roku, Blu-ray players and other sources; a USB port; and a hard-wire Ethernet connection.
Integra said these networking features also provide access to the widest selection of audio streaming content such as Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet Radio and Tune In. In addition to all this new connectivity, the DTR-30.5 also provides extensive support for legacy digital and analog sources, including a phono input for connecting a turntable.
The 4K passthrough feature allows
Ultra HD video signals to connect directly to these video displays without interference or modification. For conventional video sources, it includes the remarkable Marvel QDEO processor to up-scale lower-resolution video to a full 4K presentation via HDMI.
The unit has enough power to drive each of seven loudspeakers in a home-theater surround system; the Integra DTR-30.5 is rated at 95 watts per channel. The amplifier sections employ the company's three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry and Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT) — a low negative-feedback topology for low
distortion and high dynamic range.
The Integra DTR-30.5 includes an array of features, including InstaPreview, which allows users to monitor
multiple program sources with this HDMI variant of picture-in-picture.
There is also Mobile High-definition Link (MHL) to deliver HD video and
up to 7.1 channels of audio from compatible Andriod smart devices and
In addition to the 7.1 channel Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio
processing that is part of the HDMI spec, the DTR-30.5 uses Dolby Pro
Logic IIz to provide alternate surround option for front height channels. Audyssey MultEQ is included for automated room setup using an included microphone. Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume provide further sound enhancements.
The Integra DTR-30.5 Network A/V receivers ships to dealers this month with a suggested retail of $1,000.
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