Integra Introduces Four Network AV Receivers for Custom Installation

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Integra_dtr503_AV_receiver.pngIntegra has announced upgrades to its DTR-20, '30, '40 and '50 series home theater receivers. Networking and USB capabilities are now available on all of Integra's new AV receivers, the DTR-20.3, DTR-30.3, DTR-40.3, and DTR-50.3. These networking and USB capabilities allow consumers to access music via internet radio, on home computer networks, flash drives and hard discs, or by direct digital connection of portable devices such as iPod/iPhone and various MP3 players.

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Integra has equipped all four models with the Marvell Qdeo 4K upscaling video processor, while the DTR-50.3 also adds the IDT HQV Vida VHD1900 for additional high-performance video processing and ISF calibration capabilities. On the audio side, the DTR-40.3 and DTR-50.3 add Audyssey's MultEQ XT for room acoustics correction, Dolby Volume, dual subwoofer preamp outputs, remote controls with macros, plus improved system integration capabilities on all models.

The Marvell Qdeo 4K video processor is now used across the line to provide upscaling from lower-resolution HDMI, component video, S-video, and PC (analog RGB) source devices to an allegedly full 4K HDMI output. The Integra DTR-50.3 adds a second video processor, the IDT HQV Vida VHD1900. The Vida processor is used to upscale 480i/p, 576p, and 720p video sources to 1080p, while the Qdeo processor is used to perform 4K upscaling of 1080p sources. In addition, this processor allows a further refinement of video performance with its inclusion of ISF Calibration controls.

All four of these new Integra receivers are 3D-ready. The top three models have front-panel HDMI inputs and the top two models have dual HDMI outputs. The receivers are certified for Windows 7 and DLNA. With the direct digital connection via the front-panel USB port users can access MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, and AAC audio files stored on a USB flash drives or iPod/iPhone, and all four models offer wireless connectivity via an optional UFW-1 wireless USB adaptor. The DTR-50 also has a rear-panel USB connection.

The rear Ethernet network connection provides access to internet radio and streaming music services, with preformatted service packages for Mediafly, Pandora, Slacker, Napster, Rhapsody, vTuner, SIRIUS XM Internet Radio, and, on the DTR-40.3 and DTR-50.3 only, Last.fm.

These receivers use Audyssey audio processing technologies to help improve the room acoustics and listening experience. The DTR-40.3 and DTR-50.3 use Audyssey MultEQ XT which allows full spectrum acoustic measurements from multiple locations, while the other two use Audyssey 2EQ. All four include Audyssey Dynamic EQ for loudness correction and Audyssey Dynamic Volume to maintain optimal listening level and dynamic range. The DTR-40.3 and DTR-50.3 include Audyssey DSX height and wide channels, while the DTR-30.3 has DSX height. The DTR-30.3 and higher include Dolby ProLogic IIz height channel capabilities, and the DTR-40.3 and DTR-50.3 also includes Dolby Volume to optimize the sound for any listening level.

All of the new receivers include bi-directional Ethernet and RS232 ports for control, 2 IR inputs and 1 out, 3 programmable 12-V triggers, non-volatile and lockable dealer settings, firmware updates via Ethernet and USB. The DTR-20.3 has Zone 2 preouts with independent volume, bass, treble and balance controls. The DTR-30.3 adds powered Zone 2, the DTR-40.3 adds Zone 2 video, and the DTR-50.3 adds zone2/3 preouts. The DTR-50.3 also includes a bidirectional, preprogrammed, and customizable remote controls with on-screen set-up, mode-key LEDs, and Macro presets for four activities.

All four new Integra models are currently available from Integra dealers with suggested retail prices of $600, $800, $1000 and $1,400 respectively.

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