Sunday, 01 February 2004
is the premium audio/video line from Onkyo Electronics, much the same
as Lexus is to Toyota Motors. For a little more money, you get more
muscle under the hood, as well as more technological goodies. Offering
an impressive number of bells and whistles at an affordable $1,000
price point, this receiver is noteworthy even in a world of
multi-thousand-dollar AV preamps and do-it-all AV receivers.
The Integra DTR-6.4 is a six-channel THX-certified A/V receiver,
sporting more tricks than an Inspector Gadget movie. The DTR-6.4 has a
black steel chassis and brushed aluminum faceplate with bright silver
accented power and volume controls. The industrial design gives the
unit a very stealthy appearance for the power and features that lies
beneath. The DTR-6.4 stands six-and-seven-eighths inches tall, 17-1/8
inches wide, and 16-15/16 inches deep. The famous WRAT power supply
provides the bulk of the weight to its 28-pound stature. The front
panel is well laid out, ...