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Integra Debuts DTR-70.4 THX Ultra2 Plus 9.2-Channel Network AV Receiver for Home Theater and Multi-Zone (6/9/2012)
Integra Debuts 9.4 Network AV Receiver for Home Theater and Multi-Zone, a Dock for iDevices with Airplay and Backwards Compatibility for AVRs with RI, and a new Power Amplifier
Integra completes the roll-out of its 2012 audio video receiver lineup at CEDIA Expo 2012 with the introduction of its DTR-70.4 THX Ultra2 Plus 9.2-channel network audio-video receiver with the 11.1-channel capabilities of DTS Neo:X by using preamp outputs for the extra channels. Other new features include InstaPrevue, a variant of picture-in-picture for HDMI sources, and Mobile High-definition Link (MHL) to deliver video from Android smart devices and Roku's new Streaming Stick. Advance custom installation features include Zone 2 HDMI, powered Zones 2, 3 and 4, and Audyssey MultEQ® XT32.
The company is also introducing an iPod/iPhone/iPad dock station that adds AirPlay and network capabilities, plus compatibility with Crestron eControl and AMX Duet. Remarkably, the Integra DMI-40.4 Dock provides these capabilities to almost every Integra receiver ever made, including many older models lacking USB or Ethernet connections. The DMI-40.4 uses a RI (Remote Interactive) cable to provide a control interface between the dock and a receiver. The dock's audio output is provided over both analog and optical digital connections, and there is also a composite video output for displaying photos and video. The system is designed so the user can activate the receiver from its normal standby mode simply by selecting content on their iOS device and tapping the AirPlay icon.
Integra will also debut its ADM-20.4, a 75-Watt two-channel power amplifier that is ideal for remote Zone applications or those extra channels for DTS Neo:X.
Integra will be showing its full line at CEDIA 2012. These include the DTR-20.4, DTR-30.4, DTR-40.4, and DTR-50.4 Network AV receivers, and DTM-40.4 network stereo receiver, which were introduced earlier this year.
The remarkable Integra DTR-70.4 comes with the quality assurance of THX Ultra2 Plus Certification, and it is one of the world's first AV receivers to implement the full 11.1-channel capabilities of DTS Neo:X. This gives the custom installer or end-user the opportunity to create a home theater system at the limits of the state of the art. With DTS Neo:X processing, it provides every available surround option up to 11.1 channels, including height plus wide configurations. Channels 10 and 11 use the preamp outputs connected to an external two-channel power amplifier. Audyssey's top-of-the-line MultEQ XT32 is included to provide automated room set-up equalization to achieve the ideal level and time delay for each speaker, with multi-channel upmixing from DTS Neo:X™, Audyssey DSX®, and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz.
With its nine HDMI ports, front-panel HDMI/MHL port, dual USB connections, Ethernet, optional WiFi and Bluetooth adaptors, and free remote control and streaming Apps for iPhone, Android, and Kindle, the Integra DTR-70.4 can interface with just about any new technology one can imagine. Music stored on iPod/iPhone, Android, and many other devices can be streamed directly to the DTR-70.4. The 70.4 also supports streaming of high-resolution audio up to 192/24 via the network and USB. The front-panel MHL-enabled HDMI port can stream video from Android devices and Roku's new Streaming Stick, with other devices on the technology horizon. With Ethernet for access to preloaded audio streaming channels such as Spotify, and connectivity for smart phones, tablets, and PC via DLNA or Bluetooth, this receiver is designed for seamless integration into users' digital lifestyles and to distribute entertainment throughout the home.
Connectivity has also been enhanced by adding Zone2 HDMI that removes the need for a secondary analog connection in order to access audio in a second zone. Powered audio is available in four zones simultaneously—with multi-zone playback and setting controls managed by remote app. Like All Integra products, this one is well engineered with many other features to meet the sophisticated needs of custom installers and systems integrators.
The Integra DTR-70.4 Network AV receiver is now shipping to Integra dealers with a suggested retail price of $2,800. The suggested retail price for the DMI-40.4 dock is $250 and the ADM-20.4 power amplifier is $350.
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