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Integra DRX Network A/V Receivers Debut for Audiophiles

Integra DRX-5 Network A/V Receiver

Integra just released four DRX series 7.2 channel network A/V receivers priced from $800 to $1700. Serious home theater enthusiasts and audiophiles will appreciate next-generation features that includes Dolby Atmos, DTS-X, MQA decoding, Tidal, Google Cast for audio, 4K scaling, an all-new GUI, Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC) for noiseless signal processing and the latest generation of Integra’s AccuEQ featuring AccuReflex Phase Alignment Technology that ensures object-based surround-sound formats are reproduced with remarkable clarity.

Integra DRX-4 A/V Receiver Front

Integra DRX-5 A/V Receiver Front

DRX-4 & DRX-5 (pictured above)
These state-of-the-art powerhouse 7.2 channel network AV receivers take the film, music and gaming experience to a whole new level. Both are THX Select2 Plus-certified for theater-grade performance, feature Zone 2 HDMI and matrix switching, HDBaseT output and are ready to decode Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround formats for a captivating home theater experience.

The DRX-5 is the more powerful of the two with 130W/ch (@ 8 ohms) and 40 amps of high-instantaneous current capability (HICC), while the DRX-4 comes in at 110W/ch (@ 8 ohms) and HICC at 35 amps. The DRX-5 features VLSC on all channels and includes Zone 3 audio to go along with Whole House Mode for synchronized, house-wide audio. It features a separate assignable Zone 2 DAC for HDMI Audio, SPDIF (PCM), NET and USB sources while the Zone 3 DAC handles NET and USB sources.

Both units include 4K / 60 Hz-capable HDMI terminals supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR), 4:4:4 Color Space, BT.2020, 4K upscaling from 1080p and HDCP 2.2 for UltraHD Entertainment, and feature eight HDMI inputs (1 front / 7 rear).

Integra DRX-2 A/V Receiver Front

Integra DRX-3 A/V Receiver Front

DRX-2 & DRX-3 (pictured above)
With next-generation app-based streaming, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, UltraHD 4K video and object-based audio, the new DRX-3 and DRX-2 are ready for the future. The DRX-3 offers 100W/ch (@ 8 ohms) and 30 amps of HICC and has 8 HDMI inputs (1 front / 7 rear) and 2 outputs. The DRX-2 has boosted power over its predecessor with 80W/ch (@8 ohms) and 25 amps of HICC, along with the latest spec HDMI connectivity (6 inputs / 1 out).

Both the DRX-3 and DRX-2 feature Bluetooth technology and improved Wi-Fi capability with the addition of wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 “a” standard along with the 5GHz band to lessen interference from other wireless devices.

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Each unit in the DRX series has a variety of streaming capabilities including Google Cast and AirPlay, as well as Internet radio and subscription services like TuneIn Radio, Pandora, Spotify, and TIDAL. The DRX models also include FireConnect powered by Blackfire wireless multi-room technology that can wirelessly distribute any analog and digital audio signal – from vinyl to Hi-Res Audio – to a compatible wireless speaker throughout the home.

Integra’s Zone 2 auto-switching returns across all DRX 7.2 channel models allowing 7.2 channel main zone or 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X set ups to automatically change output to 5.1 channels plus Zone 2 stereo when Zone 2 is turned on.

From turntable connections to hi-res playback, the DRX series excels in music and are ready to decode MQA, the revolutionary new format that captures and delivers master quality audio in a file that’s small enough to stream or download. And because MQA is fully authenticated, the listener can be sure they are hearing exactly what the artist recorded and approved in the studio. Similarly, each model supports DSD 11.2 MHz playback.

Price and Availability
All four DRX network AV receivers are available now. Check prices at Amazon.

  • DRX-2 $800
  • DRX-3 $1,000
  • DRX-4 $1,300
  • DRX-5 $1,700

 

Integra DRX-2 A/V Receiver Rear
DRX-2

Integra DRX-3 A/V Receiver Rear
DRX-3

Integra DRX-4 A/V Receiver Rear
DRX-4

Integra DRX-5 A/V Receiver Rear
DRX-5

The DRX-2 and DRX-3 share the RC-912R remote. The DRX-4 and DRX-5 share the RC-913R remote.
Integra RC-912R remoteIntegra RC-913R remote
The only difference appears to be the Bluetooth / Dimmer button swap on each.

Comparison

DRX-2 DRX-3 DRX-4 DRX-5
AMPLIFIER:
# Channels 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2
POWER (8 Ω 20-20kHz 0.08%) / CH 80W 100W 110W 130W
Amplifier Frequency Response 5Hz – 100kHz 5Hz – 100kHz 5Hz – 100kHz 5Hz – 100kHz
Wide Range, High Current Power Supply Natural Harmonics Technology, Massive High-Power Transformer Natural Harmonics Technology, Massive High-Power Transformer Natural Harmonics Technology, Massive High-Power Transformer Natural Harmonics Technology, Massive High-Power Transformer
High Instanteneous Current Capability 25 Amps, 1kHz, 00.1 Ω Pulse 30 Amps, 1kHz, 00.1 Ω Pulse 35 Amps, 1kHz, 00.1 Ω Pulse 40 Amps, 1kHz, 00.1 Ω Pulse
THX Certified
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Hand Selected Parts to Ensure Low Impedance Performance Custom- Audio Tuned Custom- Audio Tuned Custom- Audio Tuned Custom- Audio Tuned
Discrete Output Stages for All Channels Discrete 2-Stage Discrete 2-Stage Discrete 2-Stage Discrete 2-Stage
All Channels Equal Power Output
PUSH-PULL Amplifier Design
Independent Power Supply 2 2 2 2
Bi-amp Capability – Front L/R Channels
PROCESSING:
Dolby Atmos and Dolby Surround
Dolby TrueHD
DTS:X and DTS Neural:X ✓ (Future Firmware Update) ✓ (Future Firmware Update) ✓ (Future Firmware Update) ✓ (Future Firmware Update)
DTS-HD Master Audio
THX Processing Modes & Loudness Plus
AccuEQ Automatic Room Calibration Advanced w/AccuReflex Advanced w/AccuReflex Advanced w/AccuReflex Advanced w/AccuReflex
GAME Surround Modes (Rock, Action, Sports, Role Play)
Advanced Music Optimizer to Enhance Compressed Audio Files
Premium Quality Digital-to-Analog Conversion 384k / 32-bit AKM 4458 384k / 32-bit AKM 4458 384k / 32-bit AKM 4458 384k / 32-bit AKM 4458
32-Bit DSP Chip for Advanced Processing
Ultra-Low-Jitter Circuitry to Improve Audio
Adjustable Crossover by Channel Pair 40/45/50/55/60/70/80/90
100/110/120/130/150/180/200 Hz
Accurate Speaker Distance Setting 0.1 – foot 0.1 – foot 0.1 – foot 0.1 – foot
A/V Sync Delay (by Source) -100 to +500 ms -100 to +500 ms -100 to +500 ms -100 to +500 ms
CONNECTIVITY:
HDMI Inputs / Output(s) 6 / 1 8 / 2 8 / 2 8 / 2
HDMI 4K / 60 Hz- Capable HDMI Terminals with HDR Support with HDR Support with HDR Support with HDR Support
HDCP 2.2 Copy-Protection Compatibility
HDMI Support for High Dynamic Range (HDR)
HDMI Support for BT.2020
4K / 60 Hz 4:4:4 Colorspace Support
HDMI Support for 3D, Audio Return Channel and CEC
HDMI Support for Deep Color, x.v.Color, LipSync
HDMI Support for DVD-Audio, SACD, Multichannel PCM
Front Panel HDMI Input
HDBaseT Output
Analog to HDMI Upconversion From 480i / 576i From 480i / 576i From 480i / 576i From 480i / 576i
4K Upscaling from 1080p via HDMI via HDMI via HDMI via HDMI
Component Video Inputs 2 2 2 2
Composite Video Inputs 3 2 2 2
Digital Audio Inputs (COAX / OPT) 1 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 2
Analog Audio Inputs 8 8 8 8
Phono Input
Front Panel A/V Input
Analog Pre-outs 0.2 7.2 7.2 7.2
NETWORK / USB:
FireConnect Wireless Mult-Room Audio Streaming Technlogy ✓ (Future Firmware Update) ✓ (Future Firmware Update) ✓ (Future Firmware Update) ✓ (Future Firmware Update)
Supports Integra Remote Apps for iPod / iPhone and Android-Powered Devices
Apple Airplay
iPod / iPhone / iPad Ready
Google Cast for Audio
Home Network Music Streaming
TIDAL High Fidelity Music Streaming ✓ (Future Firmware Update) ✓ (Future Firmware Update) ✓ (Future Firmware Update) ✓ (Future Firmware Update)
Pandora
Spotify
Spotify Connect
TuneIn Radio
MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) Support ✓ (Future Firmware Update) ✓ (Future Firmware Update) ✓ (Future Firmware Update) ✓ (Future Firmware Update)
DSD Support (2.8, 5.6, 11.2 MHz)
Dolby TrueHD Support
Apple Losless (ALAC) Support
WAV Support
AIFF Support
Apple Lossless Support
DSDIFF Support
FLAC Support
MP3 Support
USB Input for Streaming Audio
WiFi Certified IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
5 Ghz / 2.4 Ghz
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
5 Ghz / 2.4 Ghz
Bluetooth Built-in Built-in
Firmware Updates via Network and USB
MULTIZONE:
Powered Zone 2
Powered Zone 2 A / B
Powered Zone 3
Fixed or Variable Zone 2 Line Out
Fixed or Variable Zone 3 Line Out
Zone 2 Video Output HDMI HDMI
Zone 2 Audio DAC NET, USB SPDIF, NET, USB HDMI (1-3), SPDIF, NET, USB HDMI (1-3), SPDIF, NET, USB
Zone 3 Audio DAC NET, USB
Whole House Mode
INTEGRATION ACCESS:
Bi-directional RS-232 Control Port
Bi-directional Ethernet Control Port
Rear Panel IR Input / Output 2 / 1 2 / 1 2 / 1 2 / 1
RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI)
12V Trigger (with Adjustable delay) x3, Assignable x3, Assignable x3, Assignable x3, Assignable
MISCELLANEOUS:
GUI for Setup Menu ✓ (Advanced HD) ✓ (Advanced HD) ✓ (Advanced HD) ✓ (Advanced HD)
Quick Setup Menu
Input Name Edit Fully Customizable Fully Customizable Fully Customizable Fully Customizable
HDMI Standby “Through” Mode Assignable Assignable Assignable Assignable
Dealer Settings Memory Store & Recall Function
Screensaver Function ✓ (Advanced) ✓ (Advanced) ✓ (Advanced) ✓ (Advanced)
Hybrid Standby to Reduce Power Consumption
Smart Grid Ready
Anti-Resonant Aluminum Front Panel
Gold-Plated RCA Terminals
Oversized Detachable AC Cord
Rack Mount Kit Available IRK-155-3C or IRK-155-3D IRK-155-3C or IRK-155-3D IRK-155-3C or IRK-155-3D IRK180-4B or IRK-180-4C
Warranty 3 YEARS 3 YEARS 3 YEARS 3 YEARS

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