|XM-Ready Receivers from Integra|
|Home Theater News AV Receiver News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Wednesday, 07 September 2005|
With CEDIA right around the corner several companies are getting ready to launch their newest products. Integra for one is introducing four new XM-ready home theater receivers. The DTR-7.6 with 105 watts x 7 channels and the DTR-6.6 with 100 watts x 7 channels are both THX Select2 certified. The DTR-5.6 outputs 90 watts x 7 channels with the DTR-4.6 doing 90 watts x 5 channels. All models incorporate Integra’s Wide Range Amplifier Technology that has a broad frequency range from 5 Hz to 100 kHz.
The DTR-7.6 is at the top of the line, among its rear panel connections are two HDMI inputs and one output to carry high-definition video sources as well as Dolby Digital and DTS audio streams. All receivers include 100Mhz component switching to pass high definition sources without signal degradation. They also convert analog video sources from composite and S-video inputs to 480i.
Both the DTR-7.6 and DTR-6.6 feature 32-bit DSP processing for THX Surround EX, Dolby Digital EX and ProLogic IIx, DTS-ES. DTS-96/24 and Neo:6 formats. The DTR-5.6 includes everything but the THX processing modes and the DTR-4.6 has 5.1 versions of these formats. The analog audio inputs of each model include defeatable bass management for use with DVD-Audio and SACD players (using 192 kHz/24-bit ADCs for all channels). Incoming signals are digitized by the receiver's DSP to route low frequency information to a subwoofer while excluding it from in-wall and small satellite speakers that are not intended to handle deep bass. The crossover points for each speaker pair are independently selectable for optimal integration with any combination of different size speakers.
On top of standard AM/FM terrestrial radio tuners, the new receivers are also one of the firsts to offer a built-in XM satellite radio tuner so subscribers will be able to receive over 150 channels with no extra equipment. The receivers will be available in November at the following suggested retail price: DTR-7.6, $1,400; DTR-6.6, $1,000; DTR-5.6, $800; and DTR-4.6 $600.