Integra Receiver Has Nine Channels, Which Is Plenty

With nine amp channels and 11.4-channel preamp outs, the Integra DTR-70.4 is armed for nine to eleven bears. Theoretically you could add a stereo amp and get 11.1 channels of joy out of the DTS Neo:X height and width enhancement mode, but that may be the least of this receiver's achievements. It is certification-studded with THX Ultra2 Plus, ISF video calibration for the dual-core video engine, and—a personal favorite of ours—Audyssey MultEQ XT32 auto setup and room correction. We've tried the latter with another product (the similarly featured Onkyo TX-NR3010) and the extra filter resolution makes a notable improvement: the room-corrected sound is less hard and fatiguing and it images better. Plug an Android smartphone into the MHL-HDMI input. Get a look at several HDMI sources simultaneously with InstaPrevue. This being Integra, there are niceties a custom installer would appreciate such as extra 12-volt triggers and IR jacks, and—well, we'd like to go on, but we're tired now.

David Vaughn's picture
Mark, Any idea if the "HDMI clicking" has been eliminated from the new AVRs/pre-pros? That's my biggest pet peeve with my Integra 80.2.
SnowmaNick's picture

Does this actually have 4 sub pre-outs? If so, did you get any further info on how they are implementing that, such as internal splitting giving 2x2, to keep inline with the Audyssey Sub EQ in XT32, or is it similar to the THX big room concept from 2009?

Or, was it just a typo?

Mark Fleischmann's picture
Not sure about the clicking. I haven't noticed it with Integra receivers I've reviewed. There are indeed four sub outs -- I looked at the back panel, and so can you, since it is pictured above. I believe it gets the same signal though I'll have to ask Integra if there's some kind of L/R separation if the bass management is derived from the front stereo pair.
SnowmaNick's picture

Thanks Mark.