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Integra Includes XM Satellite Tuner and HDMI Switching on Receivers Premiering at CEDIA

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Select models include features such as HDMI switching, XM Satellite Radio Tuners, THX Select2 certification, and a flexible suite of systems integration and control features

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POLIS, IN (9/9/05) — Integra has introduced four new XM-Ready home theater receivers, each capable of receiving subscription-onl vy XM Satellite Radio broadcasts, and one model that includes state-of-the-art HDMI 1.1 digital switching capabilities. Like all Integra receivers, these have extensive performance and connectivity capabilities, plus a remarkable array of multi-zone features designed to meet the needs of custom installers and systems integrators.

The new receivers are: the Integra DTR-7.6, 105 watts x 7 channels with THX Select2 Certification; the DTR-6.6, 100 watts x 7 channels with THX Select2 Certification; the DTR-5.6, 90 watts x 7 channels ; and the DTR-4.6, 90 watts x 5 channels . All models incorporate Integra’s exclusive Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT), which has a broad frequency range of 5 Hz – 100 kHz.

The DTR-7.6 has rear panel connections that include two HDMI inputs and one output for superior switching of modern high-definition digital video sources. The connections are fully compliant with the HDMI 1.1 specification, enabling them to carry Dolby Digital and DTS digital audio streams as well as digital video. HDMI provides the simplest connectivity possible with high quality DVD players, HDTV tuners, and other digital sources.

In addition to its high quality AM/FM terrestrial radio tuning section, these are among the first home theater receivers to include a built-in tuner for XM satellite radio. With the addition of an optional subscription and XM Connect-and-Play antenna, consumers will be able to receive 150 channels of commercial-free music, news, talk, and entertainment programming without the need for additional equipment.

For analog video sources, these receivers feature seamless video transcoding, with composite and S-video sources converted to 480i component video using a five line comb filter and time-base correction circuitry to ensure the highest fidelity. All models include 100 MHz component video switching, which passes high definition sources without signal degradation.

Designed to offer maximum flexibility and integration options for multi-room audio distribution and control, these receivers are capable of processing two sources simultaneously for simple second zone operation. They each feature a selectable fixed/variable line level Zone 2 output to feed a second zone receiver or amplifier, as well as Integra’s Powered Zone 2 feature. For 7.1 channel receivers, this feature allows two of the receiver’s internal amplifier channels to power speakers in a second room while simultaneously providing a full 5.1 channel home theater system. For the second zone there are independent controls for bass, treble, balance, maximum volume, and power-on volume. The top two models even boast a separate Zone 2 subwoofer output for rooms employing subwoofer/satellite speaker systems.

The DTR-7.6 and DTR-6.6 feature powerful 32-bit DSP processing for THX Surround EX, Dolby Digital EX and ProLogic IIx, DTS-ES, Neo:6, and the DTS-96/24 audio formats. The DTR-5.6 includes everything but the THX processing modes, and the DTR-4.6 includes 5.1 versions of these formats. On all models, a high quality 192 kHz/24-bit DAC found on each channel is combined with Integra’s VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) to smooth the analog output, generating cleaner and more detailed audio reproduction.

The analog audio inputs of each model include defeatable bass management for use with DVD-Audio and SACD players (using 192 kHz/24-bit ADCs for all channels). When engaged, incoming signals are digitized and processed by the receiver’s DSP to route low frequency information to a subwoofer while excluding it from in-wall and small satellite speakers that are not intended to handle deep bass. The crossover points for each speaker pair are independently selectable for optimal integration with any combination of different size speakers.

All four receivers are provided with powerful preprogrammed / learning remote controls to make system integration and control simple and convenient. For integration with sophisticated whole-house control systems, they also feature bidirectional RS-232 ports, IR input and output jacks, and three assignable 12V trigger outputs.

All four new Integra receivers will be available in November. The suggested retail prices are: DTR-7.6, $1,400; DTR-6.6, $1,000; DTR-5.6, $800; and DTR-4.6 $600.

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Integra designs and manufactures premium Home Theater receivers, processors, amplifiers, and DVD players that are specifically engineered to meet the needs of custom audio/video systems installers. Systems integration and convergence technology protocols include RS-232, IR, and on-board Ethernet for network connectivity and TCP/IP control. Integra has access to vast technical resources, and bears a proud heritage of over 50 years of audio engineering excellence. For more information about Integra and its many fine products, call 800 225-1946 or visit www.integrahometheater.com .

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