Integra has introduced two new products. The DSX-3 ($600) is a 6.1-channel AV receiver in a slim cabinet that measures just three inches high and weighs 8.8 pounds. The DSX-3 supports 4K Ultra HD/HDR pass-through, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X (via firmware update), and a variety of wireless and network connection options. Integra has also introduced the new Atmos-friendly DLB-5 soundbar system ($1,200) that includes a passive L/C/R soundbar, a wireless powered subwoofer, and a control unit built around the DSX-3 receiver. In addition to the L/C/R channels, the soundbar features two up-firing drivers for Atmos/DTS:X effects. Both products are shipping now.
Power, precision and unparalleled performance highlight the launch of Integra's latest, as the company is shipping the DSX-3 6.1-Channel Slim Chassis Network A/V Receiver and the DLB-5 Network Object-Based Surround Sound Bar.
DSX-3 6.1-Channel Chassis Slim Network A/V Receiver (MSRP: $600 USD/$800 CAD)
At three inches in height and weighing only 8.8 lbs, the DSX-3 is the perfect solution for those who want 4K Ultra HD performance in a low-profile design. Compatible with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X via a firmware update, the unit boasts a host of wireless connectivity options including FireConnect, AirPlay, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and can stream online subscription services like TIDAL, Pandora, Spotify and TuneIn so owners are never far from their music.
At 80 watts per channel at four ohms, the DSX-3 incorporates a 384-kHz/32-bit Asahi Kasei DAC and offers four 4K 60Hz HDMI terminals that supports HDR, 4:4:4, BT.2020 and HDCP 2.2, and provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. On top of that, the DSX-3 effortlessly upscales 1080p video to stunning 4K Ultra HD.
DLB-5 Network Object-Based Surround Sound Bar System (MSRP: $1,200 USD/$1,700 CAD)
One of the very first object-based surround sound bars in the marketplace right now, the DLB-5 is the most feature-rich unit available. It is a three-piece system consisting of a passive sound bar, a powerful 50 watt 6.5" wireless powered sub, and a control unit that is a variation of the DSX-3 slim-line AVR above. Contemporary, sleek, and attractive the DLB-5 is a robust low-profile sound bar system that integrates six speaker drivers including dual center, dual left and right, as well as two up-firing speakers that now introduces the object-based surround formats DTS:X and Dolby Atmos into virtually any room or space in the house.
The system's receiver has a powerful mix of wireless capabilities including FireConnect, AirPlay, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, handles the most frequently used Internet Radio services and is Integra's first product to incorporate DTS' Play-Fi multi-room, wireless streaming audio technology via future firmware update. It features four 4K / 60Hz HDMI terminals supporting HDCP 2.2, HDR10, and BT.2020 Color, and is rated at 50 watts per channel at 4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD.
Both the DSX-3 and DLB-5 include IP control with support for two-way communication with third-party home automation systems. Detailed lists of features, specifications and owner's manuals can be found at www.integrahometheater.com.
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