Integra Announces DTR-30.5 – “First” AV Receiver with Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
While I wish that they would do more to officially embrace a position in orchestrating the home theater it is still interesting to see how AVR OEMs evolve their products. At least from Onkyo it appears to be the year of integrated Wi-Fi & Bluetooth – which is a nice get. I’m not that interested in their custom integrator (CI) targeted Integra line personally because I don’t need the CI features (or the associated price tag), but it is a great signal of where the consumer line will end up so well worth some attention.
Full PR after the click.
Integra Debuts First AV Receiver with Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
The Integra DTR-30.5’s new custom integration features include built-in
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 4K Ultra HD Pass-Through & Upscaling, Plays HD
Music files, plus Phase-Matching Bass technology for clear sound.
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (5/16/13) — Integra, a brand whose products are
specifically engineered for custom audio/video installers, has
introduced a mid-level home theater receiver with key new home
integration and performance features for 2013. The Integra DTR-30.5 is
the company’s first receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
interfaces for modern media connectivity. It is also Integra’s first
with 4K pass-through and up-scaling for the new large Ultra HD high
definition video displays, and it includes new Phase-Matching Bass
technology for exceptional sound clarity.
With so many different music source options available today, this
receiver has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to stream music from phones,
tablets, and computers. This gives it the capability to playback high
definition music files in FLAC, DSD, ALAC, HD 24/96 and HD 24/192
formats from HD music download services.
Connection options include six HDMI inputs with two outputs for
connection to streaming services via Apple TV, Roku, blu-ray players
and other sources, a USB port, and a hard-wire Ethernet connection.
These networking features also provide access to the widest selection
of audio streaming content such as Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, SiriusXM
Internet Radio and Tune In. In addition to all this new connectivity,
the DTR-30.5 also provides extensive support for legacy digital and
analog sources, including a phono input for connecting a turntable.
Increasingly, custom installers are equipping premium home theaters
with the new 4K Ultra HD video displays, which are the pixel equivalent
of four current 1080p HD screens. The 4K pass-through feature allows
Ultra HD video signals to connect directly to these video display
without interference or modification. For conventional video sources,
it includes the remarkable Marvel QDEO processor to convert, or
“upscale,” lower resolution video to a full 4K presentation via HDMI.
Sound quality has always been a key factor in Integra’s design process.
The new Phase Matching Bass optimizes low frequencies while preserving
mid-range clarity. It counters phase shifting — which can affect sound
quality — by synchronizing the timing of different frequencies. The
result is deep, well-defined bass that won’t overwhelm vocals or
With plenty of audio power on tap to drive each of seven loudspeakers
in a home theater surround system, the Integra DTR-30.5 is rated at 95
Watts per channel. The amplifier sections employ the company’s
three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry and Wide Range Amplifier
Technology (WRAT) — a low negative-feedback topology for low
distortion and high dynamic range.
The Integra DTR-30.5 includes an array of modern and very useful
features. These include InstaPreview, which allows users to monitor
multiple program sources with this HDMI variant of picture-in-picture.
There is also Mobile High-definition Link (MHL) to deliver HD video and
up to 7.1 channels of audio from compatible Andriod smart devices and
In addition to the 7.1 channel Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio
processing that is part of the HDMI spec, the DTR-30.5 uses Dolby® Pro
Logic® IIz to provide alternate surround option for front height
channels. Audyssey MultEQ is included for automated room setup using an
included microphone. Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume provide
further sound enhancements.
Custom installers will appreciate the inclusion of Powered Zone 2 and
Zone 2 preouts, two IR inputs and one output for remote control
integration, and three 12-volt triggers. A bi-directional RS-232 port
is available for connection to some home automation systems.
The Integra DTR-30.5 Network AV receivers begin shipping to dealers
this month with a suggested retail price of $1,000.
Integra designs and manufactures premium Home Theater receivers,
processors, amplifiers, and blu-ray 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.
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