JBL Cinema Sound CS6100 Speaker System and Integra DTR-7.7 A/V Receiver At A Glance & Ratings: Integra

At A Glance: Integra DTR-7.7 A/V Receiver


Processing Modes: Dolby: Digital 5.1, EX, Pro Logic IIx
DTS: DTS, ES, 96/24, Neo:6
Other: Cinema Re-EQ, Bass, Treble, Mono Multiplex
THX Certification: Yes, Select2
Audio D/A Converter: 24-bit/192-kilohertz
Number of Amp Channels: 7
Power Rating (watts per channel): 105, into 8 ohms
Frequency Response: +1/–3 dB from 5 Hz to 100 kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 6.19 x 17.13 x 16.88
Weight (pounds): 29.1
Price $1,200

Video: HDMI (2), component video (3), S-video (4), composite video (4)
Audio: Coaxial digital (2), optical digital (4), 7.1-channel analog (1), stereo analog (5), phono (1, MM), XM (1)
Video: HDMI (1), component video (1), S-video (3), composite video (3)
Audio: Optical digital (1), stereo analog (3), 7.1-channel preamp (1). 2.1-channel for zone 2 (1)
RS-232 (1), 12-volt trigger (3), IR jack (2 in, 1 out), RI remote (1)

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-7.7 A/V Receiver

Build Quality: 90
• An all-Integra rack is junk free
• Familiar concave faceplate
• Remote has a nice heft

Value: 95
• Features set well-nigh unbeatable in price range
• Auto setup and calibration are big pluses

Features: 97
• Lets you set power-on, maximum, and muting volume—great!
• Both multizone and multisource; sub output in zone two

Performance: 94
• Reliable mids and extended highs
• Good dynamics in midsize room with THX Select2

Ergonomics: 97
• Integra remote succeeds where many other remotes fail
• Enables on-the-fly fixes for channel levels

Overall Rating: 94
As Onkyo's step-up brand, Integra has always combined sonic integrity with good build quality. With the DTR-7.7, it adds an enviable set of custom and user-adjustability features. Oh, and, for once, the remote's worthy of the receiver.

General Information
DTR-7.7 A/V Receiver, $1,200
(800) 225-1946