Integra DTR-8.4 A/V Receiver and Tannoy Arena Speaker System Ratings & At A Glance: Integra

At A Glance: Integra DTR-8.4 A/V Receiver

Processing Modes: Dolby: Digital 5.1, EX, Pro Logic II
DTS: DTS 5.1, ES Discrete, 96/24, Neo:6
Other: Various DSP modes
THX Certification: THX Select
Audio D/A Converter: 24-bit/96-kilohertz
Number of Amp Channels: 7
Power Rating (watts per channel): 110, into 8 ohms
Frequency Response: –3 dB from 5 Hz to 100 kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 6.8 x 17.1 x 18.1
Weight (pounds): 40.1
Price: $1,800

Video: component video (2), S-video (6), composite video (6)
Audio: coaxial digital (3), optical digital (5), 7.1-channel ana- log (1), stereo analog (5)
Video: component video (1), S-video (3), composite video (4)
Audio: optical digital (2), stereo analog (3), preamp (8)
Ethernet (1), RS-232 (1), 12-volt trigger (1), IR jack (4)

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Ratings: Integra DTR-8.4 A/V Receiver

Build Quality: 91
• Rugged, solid external build
• Quality internal components

Value: 92
• Plenty of extra perks for the money
• Software upgradeability offers a degree of futureproofing

Features: 94
• Generous in standard features
• Valuable nonstandard features like a powered second zone and an Ethernet connection

Performance: 92
• Smooth, inviting sound with movies and music
• Ample power for most applications

Ergonomics: 93
• Good remote and onscreen interface
• Front-panel jacks are always handy

Overall Rating: 92
The DTR-8.4 is a strong midpriced contender from a company that knows how to make quality receivers. It's got a nice sound and a nice lineup of features at a nice price.

General Information
DTR-8.4 A/V Receiver, $1,800
(800) 225-1946,
Dealer Locator Code ITG