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Integra DHC-80.2 THX Ultra 2 Plus Surround Preamplifier

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Integra has introduced the 9.2-channel DHC-80.2 THX Ultra 2 Plus certified, 3D-Ready, and network capable audio-video preamplifier processor with professional-grade balanced outputs.

The AV controller offers eight 3D-Ready HDMI 1.4a inputs for delivering those signals to state of the art video displays, including 3D systems. HDMI 1.4a also supports the ultimate in lossless digital audio via Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, plus Audio Return Channel and HDMI Thru.

The DHC-80.2 uses HQV Reon-VX processing to provide video upscaling of all sources to 1080p, plus full ISFccc Certified Calibration Controls to support individual color calibration for all video inputs.

The 9.2-channel Integra DHC-80.2 is well equipped with the latest audio processing from Audyssey, Dolby, DTS, and THX. It is one of Integra's first products to be equipped with the new top-of-the-line Audyssey MultEQ XT32 advanced room equalizer and included SUB EQ HT, which properly combines the sound of two subwoofers in a room. It also supports the added acoustic dimensions of Dolby Pro Logic IIz and height or width expansion provided by Audyssey DSX, with the 9.2-channel systems capable of combining height channels plus rear surround. For those who sometimes play their systems low volume levels, the DHC-80.2 includes Dolby Volume and both models include Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ.

Integra DHC-80.2 THX Ultra 2 Plus Surround Preamplifier - Back

The DHC-80.2 includes extensive audio networking and Internet radio capabilities using built-in Ethernet and USB interfaces. These connections are also used for firmware updates, and the USB interface ensures these models are 'Made for iPod/iPhone.' It is certified for Windows 7 and DLNA Version 1.5. Internet Radio connectivity is configured for the popular commercial portals, Pandora, Rhapsody, Sirius Internet Radio, Napster, Mediafly, Slacker, and vTuner.

Furthermore, the DHC-80.2 includes extensive custom integration features, with bi-directional Ethernet and RS232 interfaces, up-to Zone 3 capabilities on the DHC-80.2, three programmable triggers, two IR inputs and one output, and lockable dealer settings. The system is Sirius Satellite and HD Radio Ready, and have 40 AM/FM/Sirius radio presets.

The unit is intended for use with outboard audio power amplifiers such as the Integra DTA-70.1 rated at 9×150 Watts.

Price and Availability
The Integra DHC-80.2 Preamp/Processor will be available in October 2010 for $2,300.

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