Posted Thu Jun 2, 2016 at 12:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Four new 7.2 channel receiver models with immersive audio support have been detailed.
Integra has announced the latest additions to its AV receiver lineup. The DRX series is geared toward custom installers and includes four 7.2 channel receivers, the DRX-2 ($800), DRX-3 ($1,000), DRX-4 ($1,300), and DRX-5 ($1,700).
The DRX-2 is a 7.2 channel receiver with 80W/ch (@8 ohms) and 25 amps of high instantaneous current capability (HICC). Meanwhile, the DRX-3 features 100W/ch (@8 ohms) and 30 amps of HICC. The DRX-4 offers 110W/ch (@ 8 ohms) and HICC at 35 amps. Finally, the DR-5 features 130W/ch (@ 8 ohms) and 40 amps of HICC. All four models feature integrated Dolby Atmos support and future support for DTS:X through an upcoming firmware update. Likewise, support for MQA decoding, Tidal, and Google Cast for audio will also be enabled through future updates.
The receivers all use a 384k/32-Bit (AKM 4458) DAC, Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC) for noiseless signal processing, and the latest generation of Integra’s AccuEQ featuring AccuReflex Phase Alignment Technology. HDMI 2.0a connections with HDCP 2.2 compliancy, Ultra HD 4:4:4@4K/60 pass through, HDR (high dynamic range) support, and 4K upscaling for 1080p sources are included as well. In addition, the step up DRX-4 and DRX-5 models offer THX Select2 Plus certification for theater grade performance, Zone 2 HDMI and matrix switching, and HDBaseT output.
Integra's DRX-2 ($800), DRX-3 ($1,000), DRX-4 ($1,300), and DRX-5 ($1,700) 7.2 channel receivers are now available. Outside of Integra, Yamaha recently announced the RX-A660, RX-A760, RX-A860, RX-A1060,RX-A2060, and RX-A3060 receivers with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. Likewise, Denon announced the AVR-X1300W and AVR-X2300W receivers with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
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