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Integra DRC-R1.1 Flagship THX Ultra A/V Preamp Adds 4K HDBaseT

11.2-channel Home Theater Preamp/Processor Adds 4K HDBaseT Support

Integra today announced two flagship home theater components to their reference-grade Research Series that will be available March 2018. The new models include the DRC-R1.1 11.2-Channel THX Ultra A/V Preamplifier and the DRX-R1.1 11.2-Channel THX Select A/V Receiver that is almost the same but includes amplifiers. Both are the first products in their respective categories to incorporate 4K HDBaseT circuitry which allows for the transmission of 4K/60fps/ 4:4:4/UHD/HDR-10/Dolby Vision content up to 100 meters away over Cat 5/6/7 wiring. Each new “dot 1” model succeeds the DRC-R1 and DRX-R1 (without the “dot 1”) that are nearly identical without 4K HDBaseT support.

Additionally, both units support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats up to 7.2.4 channels; multi-zone processing; wireless technologies such as Chromecast built-in with Google Assistant voice control and DTS Play-Fi multi-room hi-fi music streaming; and hand-selected components. Each model also includes 8 HDMI in (1 Front*1), main out, and sub / Zone 2 out with support for HDCP 2.2, 4 K / 60 Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), WCG (Wide Color Gamut), extended (sYCC601, Adobe RGB, Adobe YYC601), and BT.2020 video pass-through.

With the THX Certified Ultra DRC-R1.1, no detail is overlooked. From the copper screws used to lock modular circuitry blocks to a double-skinned insulated frame, additional internal bracing to enhance the products anti-resonant characteristics, to the floating circuit boards, multiple 32-bit DSPs and DACs, the DRC-R1.1 processor was built for theater-reference sound. It includes state-of-the-art front-end technologies such as the 4K HDBaseT support, and object-based audio processing through 7.2.4 channels, and features gold-plated 11.2-channel balanced XLR audio pre-outs. The unit has 32-bit SHARC DSPs (x3), independent differential audio DACs for Stereo Front L / R (384 kHz / 32-bit AK4490) and Surround (768 kHz / 32-bit AK4458), and separate DACs for Zone 2 for HDMI IN 1-5, SPDIF (PCM), NET, and USB sources, and Zone 3 for NET and USB Sources. Bi-directional IP and RS-232 port for advanced home automation control systems are onboard, as are two IR inputs / one output, and three programmable 12V trigger outputs with adjustable delay.

Price and Availability

The Integra DRC-R1.1 11.2-Channel Network A/V Preamplifier/Processor Controller will be available for $2,500 US ($3,500 CAN) March 2018.

Advanced Features

  • THX Certified Ultra for Theater Reference Sound
  • Enhanced HDBaseT LAN Connection Supporting HDCP 2.2-compliant 4 K / 60 Hz / 4:4:4 Video Transmission and POC (Power Over Cable) in Combination with Optional HDB-RX1 HDBaseT Receiver, IR and RS-232C Control
  • Supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X Formats Up to 7.2.4 Channels
  • HDMI 8 In (1 Front*1), Main Out, and Sub / Zone 2 Out with HDCP 2.2, 4 K / 60 Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), WCG (Wide Color Gamut), Extended Colorimetry (sYCC601, Adobe RGB, Adobe YYC601), and BT.2020 Video Pass-through
  • AccuEQ Auto Speaker Calibration Technology with Standing Wave Elimination and User-Definited Customizable Filters
  • AccuReflex Phase Alignment Technology for Dolby Atmos-enabled Speakers
  • Chromecast bulit-in Wireless Audio Platform and Google Assistant Voice Control Support
  • DTS Play-Fi Multi-room Hi-Fi Music Streaming Capability
  • AirPlay Audio Streaming from iTunes and iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
  • Spotify Connect, TIDAL, TuneIn, Pandora, and Deezer Services*2
  • FlareConnect*3 Multi-room Network and Analog Wireless Audio Distribution to Compatible Components and Speakers
  • Integra Control Pro App for iOS and Android Devices*4 Enables Easy Initial Setup, Multi-room Management, and System Control
  • Plays Hi-Res Audio Files Including DSD Direct 11.2 MHz Stereo, 192 / 24 PCM, Dolby TrueHD*5, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF, MP3, and AAC via Network and USB Input
  • 192 kHz Audio Scaling and Upsampling Mode for Wider Dynamic Range and Enhanced Detail Resolution
  • Direct Mode for Audio Reproduction Close to Original Source Quality

*1 Front HDMI Input does not support 4K/60p, Dolby Vision, HDR10, BT.2020, or HDCP 2.2.
*2 Availability of services may vary with region. Please confirm before purchase. Subscription may also be required.
*3 Requires firmware update.
*4 For iOS and Android devices. Please check App Store or Google Play for device and OS requirements.
*5 Dolby TrueHD playback via USB input only.

Other Features

  • Dual-skin Insulated Chassis with Exclusive Cross-bracing System
  • Additional Anchor Points for Outer Chassis
  • Custom-made Magnetic-flux Low-Hum EI Power Transformer, Fully Enclosed and Shielded for Minimal Leakage
  • Floating Isolated Digital Processing Boards with Separate Shielded Power Supply
  • Hand-selected Audio-tuned Parts with Conductive Copper Chassis Screws
  • Extra-large Anti-Standing-Wave Insulator Feet Improve Sound Localization and Tone Response
  • Class-leading Processing System Featuring 32-bit SHARC DSPs (x3), Independent Differential Audio DACs for Stereo Front L / R (384 kHz / 32-bit AK4490), Surround (768 kHz / 32-bit AK4458), and Separate DACs for Zone 2 / Zone 3 (192 kHz / 24-bit AK4388)
  • VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) High-frequency Noise Filtering (All Channels)
  • PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-cleaning Circuitry for S/PDIF Audio
  • A/V Sync Control (-100 ms to +500 ms in 1 ms Steps at 48 kHz)
  • Crossover Adjustment for Each Channel (40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120 / 130 / 150 / 180 / 200 Hz)
  • Audiophile Grade Anti-Resonant Aluminum Front Panel
  • 40 FM / AM and Internet Radio Random Presets with Station Naming
  • Sleep Timer, HDMI Passthrough, and Network Standby
  • 5 Digital Audio Inputs (3 Optical and 2 Gold-plated Coaxial, Assignable)
  • 7 Gold-plated Analog Audio Inputs (RCA)
  • Gold-plated Phono Input (MM) for Turntable Connection
  • 2 Gold-plated Composite Video Inputs
  • 2 Gold-plated Component Video Inputs and 1 Gold-plated Output
  • USB Input (5 V / 1 A) for Audio Playback
  • Gold-plated 11.2-Channel Balanced XLR Audio Pre Outs
  • Gold-plated 11.2-Multichannel Pre Outs

Custom Integration Features

  • Zone 2 HDMI Output for HDMI Inputs 1–5 with Matrix Switching, Zone 2 OSD Including Volume Bar Overlay, Network Service Selection, and More
  • Bi-directional IP and RS-232 Port for Advanced Home Automation Control Systems
  • 2 IR Inputs and 1 Output
  • 3 Programmable 12V Trigger Outputs with Adjustable Delay (A: 100 mA, B: 25 mA, C: 25 mA)
  • Zone 2 and Zone 3 Pre- / Line Outputs, Front L / R Bi-amping Capability
  • Zone 2 DAC for HDMI IN 1-5, SPDIF (PCM), NET, and USB Sources
  • Zone 3 DAC for NET and USB Sources
  • One-touch Whole House Mode for Easy Distribution of Any Audio Source to All Three Zones
  • Dealer Settings Memory Store and Recall
  • Remote Play Zone Function Enables Zone Selection for Audio Playback via Chromecast built-in, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, and DMR (Digital Media Render) Smartphone
  • Front Panel Lock / Unlock and IR Lock / Unlock Capability
  • Reset Function, Firmware Updates, and Temperature Based Fan Control via 3rd Party Control Systems
  • Firmware Updates via ISCP for Dealers and Installers
  • Independent Bass / Treble / Balance Controls for All Zones
  • Optional Rack-Mount Kit Available (IRK-180-4C)
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