Posted Tue May 16, 2017 at 01:40 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Two new receivers with immersive audio support have been revealed.
Integra has detailed the latest additions to its home audio lineup designed for the professional custom installer market. The new DRX-3.1 (MSRP $1,000) and the DRX-2.1 (MSRP $800) both support several next-gen audio and video technologies.
Both receivers feature 7.2 channels with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support for up to a 5.2.2 system. The DRX-3.1 outputs 100W per channel at 8 ohms while the DRX-2.1 offers 80W per channel at 8 ohms. All HDMI 2.0a rear inputs on both models provide HDCP-2.2 compliancy with 4K/60 Hz, Dolby Vision, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10, WCG (Wide Color Gamut), and BT.2020 Pass-through. Likewise, the receivers include Hi-Res audio support for DSD 5.6 MHz / 2.8 MHz and 192 / 24 PCM, and decoding for DSD, Dolby TrueHD, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF, WMA Lossless, MP3 and AAC via network and USB input. In addition, both devices feature Google Chromecast built-in, allowing users to cast music from their smart phones or tablets through their receivers, along with a voice control option when a Google Home speaker is on the network. FireConnect, Apple Airplay, and DTS Play-Fi (via a firmware update) are integrated as well, and music streaming services like Tidal, Deezer, Pandora, Spotify, and TuneIn Radio are supported as well.
Finally, the receivers also provide a wealth of custom installation features, including:
-Bi-directional RS232 and Ethernet control port for home automation;
-Zone 2 pre / line out for distributed audio playback in another room;
-Zone 2 DAC for S/PDIF, NET and analog sources (SPDIF for DRX-3.1 only);
-Independent Zone 2 bass, treble, and balance control;
-Dealer settings memory store and recall with lock / unlock and PC software support;
-2 IR inputs and 1 output;
-3 programmable 12V triggers (100 mA, 25 mA x2, with adjustable delay).
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