Electronic House reports :
Integra is packing its latest crop of components with a wealth of AV goodies. The company just announced the DTR-50.6, DTR-60.6, DTR-70.6 and DHC-80.6 for the custom installation market.
Each one is pretty fancy, packing in support for Dolby Atmos, as well as HDMI 2.0 for 4K/60Hz and HDCP 2.2 copy protection. All four products are also THX-certified.
If the latest product announcements are any indication, Dolby Atmos will be the must-have feature, offering sound from every direction—including overhead. The DTR-50.6 is the only one of the four currently shipping, but users will get the goods via a firmware update this month. The rest of the new lineup will support the new audio format right out of the box.
Another feature across the lineup is HDBaseT technology for whole-house distribution and connectivity over a single Cat5e/6 cable. It promises support up to 325 feet for uncompressed full HD multimedia content, including 3D and 2K/4K Ultra HD. According to Integra, the HDBaseT and HDMI output ports on all of the new AVRs can be assigned for main or second zone configuration.
As far as the individual models go, the top spot belongs to the DHC-80.6, a THX Ultra2 Plus-certified 11.2-channel network AV preamp. It has eight HDMI 2.0 inputs and three outputs. It also has 11.2 multichannel balanced XLR pre-outs, two-channel balanced XLR audio inputs, 11.2 multichannel pre-outs, and audio-grade 18 mm-pitch RCA pre-outs.
The 11.2-channel DTR-70.6 is a THX Select2 Plus network receiver, which promises 135 watts per channel. It has eight HDMI inputs and three outputs, the HDBaseT port and Zone 2 HDMI, and 11.2 multichannel pre-outs. It can even be configured so that four of the nine available channels will drive audio into Zone 2 and Zone 3 simultaneously.
Next in the lineup is the DTR-60.5, a 9.2-channel, THX Select2 Plus network receiver. This model is also rated at 135 watts per channel and has 8-in/3-out HDMI supporting HDBaseT and Zone2 HDMI. The last in the lineup is the DTR-50.6, a THX Select2 Plus network receiver capable of providing 130 watts per channel of power. It has seven HDMI inputs, two HDMI outputs and support for HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2 and HDBaseT connectivity.
All four of the new AVRs include WRAT (Wide Range Amp Technology) and discrete Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry, AccuEQ room calibration, Marvell Qdeo upscaling, and support for the Integra smartphone app. Also worth mentioning is that the DHC-80.6 and DTR-70.6 have 192kHz/32-bit TI Burr-Brown DACs for all channels, while the DTR-60.6 and DTR-50.6 come with 192kHz/32-bit TI Burr-Brown DACs.
Integra is currently shipping the DTR-50.6, with an MSRP of $1,700. The DHC-80.6 AV preamp processor and DTR-70.6 and DTR-60.6 A/V receivers will be available sometime in October priced at $3,200, $2,800 and $2,300, respectively.
A close-up on the DHC-80.6 11.2-channel network AV preamp.