Integra has announced several new reference-grade offerings that will be debuting at CEDIA Expo 2019 next week, including the DRC-R1.3 11.2-Channel Network AV Processor and the DRX-R1.3 11.2-Channel Network AV Receiver from its flagship Research Series, along with the pinnacle of its 9-channel lineup, the DRX-7.3 9.2-Channel Network AV Receiver. All three will be on display in the Integra/Onkyo booth #3713 throughout the expo.
All three AV receivers and processors are from the "Dot 3" series, and are IMAX Enhanced for IMAX digitally remastered content, and include 4K HDBaseT for 4K HDR video and control up to 100 meters away over Cat 5/6/7 wiring.
Additionally, all three units support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats up to 7.2.4 channels; boast multi-zone processing; and feature wireless technologies including Chromecast built-in with Google Assistant voice control; Works with Sonos, AirPlay 2 multi-room synced audio with voice control via Siri-enabled devices, and DTS Play-Fi multi-room hi-fi music streaming. Each model includes pass-through support for 4K/60p, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, BT.2020, WCG (Wide Color Gamut), 4:4:4/24-bit colour, HDCP 2.3, and eARC as specified in HDMI 2.1.
With gold-plated 11.2-channel balanced XLR audio or single-ended pre-outs for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround soundtracks, the DRC-R1.3 offers DSD Direct 256 decoding and a dedicated phono input. The unit supports 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.
The DRC-R1.3 features three HDMI outputs so you can connect a TV and projector in the Main Zone, and an additional display in Zone 2. Extensive RS-232/IP/IR control command sets and Bi-directional IP and RS-232 ports facilitate integration with home automation systems. It is THX Certified Ultra.
The DRA-R1, a companion 11-channel amplifier, will be available in early 2020 will also be on display during CEDIA.
The DRX-R1.3 is a flagship THX Ultra2 Certified network receiver with power at 140W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 channels driven, FTC) and all the latest 4K video support and multi-channel audio processing, including full HDCP2.2 support. It also shares the same design concept using copper screws to lock modular circuitry blocks to a double-skinned insulated frame, additional internal bracing to enhance the products anti-resonant characteristics, floating circuit boards, multiple 32-bit DSPs and DACs, plus a custom shielded power supply and shielded amplification, all of which harmonize to isolate signals from noise.
The DRX-7.3 Network AV Receiver equips flagship-level THX Certified Select amplification for 5.2.4-ch Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound expandable to 7.2.4-ch for a full IMAX Enhanced movie experience. With 135W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2-ch driven, FTC), the DRX-7.3 has seven HDMI inputs and three outputs plus a front HDMI input, as well as HDMI2.1 eARC support. Like its Dot 3 series counterparts, the DRX-7.3 boasts a faster NXP iMX8 network processor, and is updated to include Zone-B lineout for wireless headphones
Zone 2 D/A converter for HDMI/SPDIF/NET/BT, and Zone 3 D/C converter for NET/BT.
The DRC-R1.3 11.2-Channel Network AV Processor will sell in Canada for $3,500, the DRX-R1.3 11.2-Channel Network AV Receiver for $4,500, and the DRX-7.3 9.2-Channel Network AV Receiver for $3,300.