Integra today introduced one of the very first object-based surround sound bars to support the latest DTS:X and Dolby Atmos home theater formats which provide a height-channel. The $1200 three-piece audio system is called the DLB-5 and is comprised of a slim line A/V receiver, passive sound bar, and a powerful 50-watt 6.5″ wireless powered subwoofer. The contemporary, sleek, and attractive low-profile sound bar integrates six speaker drivers including dual center, dual left and right, as well as two up-firing speakers.
The system’s receiver (model HT-D03) is a less powerful variation of the Integra’s new DSX-3 slim-line A/V receiver. It offers wireless capabilities including FireConnect, AirPlay, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, handles the most frequently used Internet Radio services and is Integra’s first product to incorporate DTS’ Play-Fi multi-room, wireless streaming audio technology via future firmware update. It features four 4K / 60Hz HDMI terminals supporting HDCP 2.2, HDR10, and BT.2020 Color, and is rated at 50-watts per channel at 4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD.
The DLB-5 also includes IP control with support for two-way communication with third-party home automation systems.
Price and Availability
Integra DLB-5 Network Object-Based Surround Sound Bar System (MSRP: $1,200 USD / $1,700 CAD), which includes:
- HT-D03 slim-line A/V receiver
- LB-43 passive sound bar
- SLW-43 wireless subwoofer
- RC-954S remote control
HT-D03 slim-line A/V receiver – rear view
Integra LB-43 passive sound bar
Integra SLW-43 50-watt wireless subwoofer
Integra RC-954S remote control