Integra announced its top-of-the-line DTR-70.4 THX Ultra2 Plus 9.2-channel network home theater receiver with 11.1-channel capabilities from DTS Neo:X by using preamp outputs for the extra channels. Other new features include InstaPrevue, a variant of picture-in-picture for HDMI sources, and Mobile High-definition Link (MHL) to deliver video from Android smart devices and Roku’s new Streaming Stick. Advance custom installation features include Zone 2 HDMI, powered Zones 2, 3 and 4, and Audyssey MultEQ XT32.
The remarkable Integra DTR-70.4 comes with the quality assurance of THX Ultra2 Plus Certification, and it is one of the world’s first AV receivers to implement the full 11.1-channel capabilities of DTS Neo:X. This gives the custom installer or end-user the opportunity to create a home theater system at the limits of the state of the art. With DTS Neo:X processing, it provides every available surround option up to 11.1 channels, including height plus wide configurations. Channels 10 and 11 use the preamp outputs connected to an external two-channel power amplifier. Audyssey’s top-of-the-line MultEQ XT32 is included to provide automated room set-up equalization to achieve the ideal level and time delay for each speaker, with multi-channel upmixing from DTS Neo:X, Audyssey DSX, and Dolby Pro Logic IIz.
With its nine HDMI ports, front-panel HDMI/MHL port, dual USB connections, Ethernet, optional WiFi and Bluetooth adaptors, and free remote control and streaming Apps for iPhone, Android, and Kindle, the Integra DTR-70.4 can interface with just about any new technology one can imagine. Music stored on iPod/iPhone, Android, and many other devices can be streamed directly to the DTR-70.4. The 70.4 also supports streaming of high-resolution audio up to 192/24 via the network and USB. The front-panel MHL-enabled HDMI port can stream video from Android devices and Roku’s new Streaming Stick, with other devices on the technology horizon. With Ethernet for access to preloaded audio streaming channels such as Spotify, and connectivity for smart phones, tablets, and PC via DLNA or Bluetooth, this receiver is designed for seamless integration into users’ digital lifestyles and to distribute entertainment throughout the home.
Connectivity has also been enhanced by adding Zone2 HDMI that removes the need for a secondary analog connection in order to access audio in a second zone. Powered audio is available in four zones simultaneously—with multi-zone playback and setting controls managed by remote app. Like All Integra products, this one is well engineered with many other features to meet the sophisticated needs of custom installers and systems integrators.
Price and Availability
The Integra DTR-70.4 Network AV receiver is now available for $2,800.
Additional models for 2012 include: