Posted Thu Sep 5, 2019 at 12:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Three new immersive audio devices have been detailed.
Integra has announced the latest additions to its lineup of "Dot 3" series home theater components. The new collection includes the DRC-R1.3 11.2-Channel Network A/V Processor ($2,499), DRX-R1.3 11.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver ($3,299), and the DRX-7.3 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver ($2,399).
All three components include Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio capabilities, along with IMAX Enhanced support and multi-zone processing. In addition, the lineup offers 4K/60p, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, BT.2020, WCG (Wide Color Gamut), 4:4:4/24-bit color, HDCP 2.3, and eARC pass-through. Connectivity options include Chromecast built-in with Google Assistant voice control, Works with Sonos, AirPlay 2, and DTS Play-Fi.
The DRC-R1.3 is an 11.2-Channel Network A/V Processor designed to pair with a separate power amp via gold-plated 11.2-channel balanced XLR audio or single-ended pre-outs. Under the hood, the device offers 384 kHz/32-bit D/A conversion with AK4490 768 kHz/32-bit stereo DAC for Front L/R, 2 x AK4458 768 kHz/32-bit multichannel DACs (main channels), and separate AK4388 DAC for Zone audio. In addition, the unit includes DSD Direct 256 decoding and a dedicated phono input.
Meanwhile, the DRX-R1.3 is an 11.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver rated for 140W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 channels driven, FTC). In addition, the unit features floating circuit boards, multiple 32-bit DSPs and DACs, a custom shielded power supply, shielded amplification, and a custom-made magnetic-flux low-hum EI power transformer.
Finally, the DRX-7.3 is a 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver rated for 135W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2-ch driven, FTC). The device features a NXP iMX8 network processor, Zone-B lineout for wireless headphones, Zone 2 D/A converter for HDMI/SPDIF/NET/BT, and Zone 3 D/C converter for NET/BT. In addition, users can opt to add an external stereo amplifier to expand the system's immersive audio channel support from 5.2.4 to 7.2.4.
Integra's new receiver and processor lineup is now on display at the company's CEDIA 2019 booth in Denver, Colorado.
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