Integra Launches Three Reference-Grade Surround Offerings

Integra used CEDIA to do a refresh at the top of its cinema surround line-up, displaying two new reference grade receivers in its “Dot 3” series along with a new flagship pre-amp processor and matching 11-channel amplifier. All of the new products are fully featured, supporting Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats in up to 7.2.4 channels with THX Ultra certification and IMAX Enhanced support along with a host of other top-shelf performance features.

All three units feature similar high-end features like 4K HDBaseT output for 4K HDR video and control up to 100 meters away over Cat 5/6/7 wiring, multi-zone processing, and feature wireless technologies including Chromecast built-in with Google Assistant voice control, and AirPlay2 multi-room synced audio with voice control via Siri-enabled devices, and DTS Play-Fi multi-room hi-fi music streaming.

Each model includes seven full bandwidth HDMI inputs and pass-through support for 4K/60p, Dolby Vision, 4:4:4/24-bit color, HDCP 2.3, and eARC, with 4K video upscaling. All models also support 384 kHz/32-bit D/A conversion with AK4490 768 kHz/32-bit stereo DAC for Front L/R, 2 x AK4458 768 kHz/32-bit multichannel DACs (main channels), and separate AK4388 DAC for Zone audio. Extensive RS-232/IP/IR control and command facilitate integration with home automation systems.

The DRX-7.3 has processing for all 11-channels of an immersive soundtrack, but has 9x140-watts of power on-board, while the DRX-R1.3 features a full 11x140-watts to power all speakers without an external amplifier. The DRC-R1.3 processor has gold-plated balanced XLR audio and single-ended pre-outs to feed an outboard amplifier, such as the companion DRA-R1, 11x140-channel amplifier.

The receivers will all be available in October, with the DRX-7.3 9.2-channel receiver retailing for $2,399, the DRX-R1.3 11.2-Channel receiver retailing for $3,299, and the DRC-R1.3 11.2-channel processor retailing for $2,499. The DRA-R1 11-channel amplifier is expected in January for $2499.