Integra has announced its new flagship AVR for 2023, the DRX-8.4.
Designed for the custom install (CI) market the DRX 8.4 incorporates a comprehensive feature set including a newly engineered chassis and audio signal path for optimum noise reduction and signal clarity, with support from 32-bit ESS ES9026PRO Hyperstream® audiophile DACs.
To better support the custom installation market, the DRX-8.4 is compatible with Control4, Crestron, Save, URC, Elan, and RTI custom installation control systems. The 8.4 also has a Quad-core network processor for optimum IP responsiveness and stability.
With its 11 channels of amplification and two independent subwoofer outputs, the DRX-8.4 supports 7.2.4 channel speaker setups. The 8.4 also includes two additional wired zone outputs. This allows for Zone 2 and Zone 3 two-channel stereo setups.
The DRX-8.4 also has Dirac Live room correction built-in (License included). This allows users to fine-tune speakers connected to the DRX 8.4 to more accurately match the acoustic environment of the room they are placed in, providing a more well-rounded music listening experience with better accuracy, more prominent sweet spot, more precise voice intelligibility, and deeper, but less boomy bass.
Room Correction Setup can be done via the Dirac PC/MAC app and optional USB mic (Advanced), or via the free Integra Mobile App (iOS, Android) and included wired mic (Basic).
Tip: Dirac Live Bass Control ready (single or multi) as an optional user upgrade
If you have any trouble with the DRX-8.4, an onboard diagnostics tool kit with video test patterns, EDID/HDCP adjustments, and a virtual remote is included that can be used via a web app.
Here is more detail on some of the additional features and specifications of the DRX-8.4.
Amplication: 11 Channel Amplifier (A/B class) that delivers 150 Watts per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2-ch driven, FTC).
Audio Support: The Integra DRX- 8.4 has you covered for home theater sound with support for almost all surround sound formats including Dolby Atmos/Dolby Atmos Music, DTS:X, and Auro 3D (with firmware update) as mentioned above, as well as IMAX Enhanced and additional surround sound processing capability.
Hi-Res Audio: Support for 24-bit/192kHz audio playback. Digital audio format support includes MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG-4/AAC, FLAC, and ALAC.
Wireless Music Streaming: Amazon HD, Spotify Connect, Tidal. Deezer, Padora, Tune-In. Roon Ready
Multi-room Audio: Works with Sonos Certified
HDMI 2.1 Support: Includes HDMI-eARC and Gaming Support (4K/120Hz, 8K/60Hz) with up to 40Gbps transfer rate, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), and Quick Frame Transport (QFT).
HDR: Pass-through of all HDR formats, including Dolby Vision is provided.
Remote Control: A wireless handheld remote is provided.
Voice Control: Alexa Built-in, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Josh AI (this option needs to be installed professionally)
Smartphone App Control: iOS, Android
Additional Control: 12-volt trigger (2), wired remote sensor (in/out), RS232C, IP Control
- Wireless: Bluetooth (Aptx HD), AirPlay 2, Chromecast Built-in Wi-Fi (Wired Ethernet is also included if needed).
- Wired Inputs: HDMI (6 rear/1 front), Analog (5 plus 1 x XLR), Phono (MM-1), Digital Optical (3), Digital Coaxial (2), USB (1 1 Rear)
- Wired Outputs: HDMI (3), Multichannel Pre-out (11), Subwoofer (4 – two independent/2 parallel), XLR pre-out options for L/C/R, SW1/SW2.
- Speaker Connections: 15 Pairs of speaker terminals (one pair for each amplified channel).
Dimensions and Weight
- Dimensions (WHD): 17 1/8 x 7 13/16 x 18 1/2 inches (435 x 198 x 470 mm.
- Weight: 49.6 lbs (22.5 kg)
Pricing and Availability
The Integra DRX-8.4 is priced at $3,200 and will be available in Spring 2023 through authorized Integra integration partners.
March 1, 2023 at 7:22 pm
Are you serious $3200 for a flagship receiver like that there’s absolutely nothing in it you shouldn’t call that a flagship you should have called that a mid-range you need to go learn from the other manufacturers that makes high-end receivers and have incredible parts inside them this is nothing but a piece of junk
March 2, 2023 at 1:25 pm
Well, it is still THEIR new flagship avr designed for the custom installer market.
Robert Soeder J
March 6, 2023 at 10:32 am
This is over priced and is ugly no one should by it just because of its price I wouldn’t even payv1200 for it what a scam….