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Integra Delivers its First HDMI 1.3a Compatible AV Receiver

by July 11, 2007
Integra DTR-5.8 1.3a Compatible AV Receiver

Integra DTR-5.8 1.3a Compatible AV Receiver

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (7/11/07) -- Integra, the first company to produce audio-video receivers specifically designed for custom home electronics installers and systems integrators, has announced immediate deliveries of its first home theater receiver with HDMI 1.3a processing. The Integra DTR-5.8 AV receiver allows the end-user to exploit the advanced audio and video capabilities of high definition HD-DVD players, BluRay players, Sony's PlayStation3 gaming systems, and other advanced systems that fully implement the HDMI 1.3a standard.

"The DTR-5.8 is the first of several important new products from Integra over the coming months," comments Integra Director of Sales, Keith Haas. "We have made important upgrades to our A/V receivers' feature sets, including HDMI v1.3a compatibility and decoding for the new lossless and high definition audio formats. As with all Integra products, the DTR-5.8 has advanced systems integration features for easier interface with multi-room and home automation technology, making it possible for our custom installing dealers to achieve lower support costs and higher profitability."

With two HDMI v.1.3a inputs and 1 output, the DTR-5.8 is is completely compatible with full 1080p digital video signals, including Deep Color™ (36 bit) information. It is among the first receivers to include internal decoding for DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD, and Dolby Digital Plus lossless and high resolution audio formats. Legacy analog video sources are all seamlessly transcoded to both HDMI and component video, including Faroudja DCDi Edge Technology de-interlaceing for 480i signals.

The DTR-5.8 includes a wide range of features specifically tailored to the needs of custom installers, such as bi-directional RS-232, RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) system control integration over HDMI, three programmable 12-volt triggers, dual IR inputs, and three unique assignable IR code sets. It also has extensive independent Zone 2 capabilities via fixed and variable line outputs, or by using two of the seven main amplifiers. An Audyssey 2EQ room correction and calibration system simplifies speaker and room setup. Since most of these receivers will be set up by professional installers, customized dealer settings can be independently stored for easy recall.

Integra's DTR-5.8 is also the company's first receiver to feature compatibility with both XM and Sirius satellite radio programming. The addition of an optional antenna system for either network enables consumers to subscribe to and receive hundreds of channels of commercial-free music, news, talk, and entertainment programming. The receiver also includes onboard Neural THX processing for reception of multichannel XM HD surround programming. Finally, there is also a high quality terrestrial radio tuner, and the receiver features 40 presets for AM, FM, XM, or Sirius stations.

The Integra DTR-5.8 has a seven-channel amplifier section rated at 90 Watts per channel into 8 ohms, and 110 Watts into 6 ohms. With its high-current power supply, Wide-Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT), and discrete power output devices this receiver can drive high power levels with low noise, and smooth response from 5 Hz to 100 kHz.

For audiophiles, the front channels are bi-amp-capable by using two surround channels to compliment the front channels.

The Integra DTR-5.8 is now available from Integra dealers with a suggested retail price of $800.

About Integra
Integra designs and manufactures premium Home Theater receivers, processors, amplifiers, and DVD players that are specifically designed 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 60 years of audio engineering excellence. For more information about Integra and its many fine products, visit www.integrahometheater.com or call 800 225-1946.


DTR-5.8 Features

• 7 x 110 Watts/Channel at 6Ω
• 7 x 90 Watts/Channel at 8Ω
• High Current Power Supply/High Power Transformer
• Discrete Output Stages for All Channels
• Wide Range Amplifier Technology, 5Hz - 100kHz
• Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
• Bi-amp Capability for Front L/R Channels

• HDMI (v.1.3a) Audio & Video Processing
• DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus Decoding
• Audyssey 2EQ Room Correction & Calibration
• Linear PCM 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for All Channels
• De-interlacer w/Faroudja DCDi Edge Technology
• Neural Surround Processing
• Advanced 32-Bit Processing DSP Chip
• CinemaFILTER™ -Tonal Balance Correction
• IntelliVolume Input Level Calibration System
• 5-band Graphic Equalizer
• Variable Crossover Settings by Channel Pair
• A/V Sync Delay Adjustment by Input (up to 100ms)

• 1080p Deep Color™ (36 bit) Capable HDMI (2in/1out) w/upconversion/transcoding from analog sources
• HD Component Video (50 MHz) w/upconversion
• XM® & SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready*
• 7.1 Multichannel Input & Pre-output
• Assignable Digital Inputs (2 HDMI/3 optical/2 coaxial)
• HDMI/Component Video Assignable to Tape/CD
• 1 Optical Digital Output
• Front Panel A/V Inputs (including optical)

• Bi-directional RS-232 Port
• Fixed/Variable/Powered Zone 2
• Zone 2 Bass/Treble/Balance Controls
• Main Zone & Zone 2 Max & Power On Volume Settings
• Dealer Settings Memory Store & Recall w/Lock/Unlock
• Permanently Stored Memory Settings
• Dual IR Inputs w/Common Output
• 3 Unique Assignable IR Code Sets
• 3 Programmable 12V triggers (w/adj. delay)
• RIHD for System Control via HDMI
• Optional Rack Mount Kit Available (IRK-155-3A)

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