Integra Debuts Universal Six -Disc DVD Changer Designed for Custom Installers

Compatible with nearly every disc format in use today, including DVD-Audio and multichannel SACD.

Upper Saddle River, NJ (7/20/04) - - Integra has introduced the DPC -8.5 six disc DVD changer, which is compatible with nearly every disc format in use today, including DVD -Audio and multichannel SACD. The player features a broad array of custom installation capabilities, superior audio and video performance, the company's exclusive Direct Progressive technology, and an ultra -quiet six -disc carousel tray with a unique blue illumination light for easier disc recognition in low -light situations.

Designed specifically for custom installation applications, the unit includes both BNC and RCA component video connections, rear -panel bidirectional RS -232 port, and IR in/out jacks for seamless integration with home theater equipment and whole -home control systems.

The DPC -8.5 features high quality Wolfson®192 -kHz/24 -bit audio DACs with Integra's Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC) for smoother, more detailed analog output. The company's exclusive Direct Digital Path ensures maximum integrity of Dolby Digital, DTS and PCM audio signals to the rear -panel digital outputs. There is a complete multichannel analog audio output, including a defeatable second set of surround channel connections for use with 7.1 -channel home theater systems. All outputs are simultaneously active, including a 2 -channel mixdown of SACD and DVD -Audio at the stereo outputs.

For video processing, the DPC -8.5 features a sophisticated 108 -Mhz/12 -bit video D/A converter for superior clarity and detail. Integra's Direct Progressive capability enables the player to extract 480p native encoded DVD material, which is then passed directly to the component outputs without degradation due to unnecessary video processing. In addition to the component video output, there are also two composite and two S -video connections for compatibility with nearly all televisions, and all video outputs are continuously active.

As a carousel changer, the DPC -8.5 offers a wide range of playback modes, including true multi -disc random playback, even with intermingled DVD -A, SACD, and MP3 -encoded discs. There are also three playback chain modes, for CD -only, DVD -only, or All discs.

The Integra DPC -8.5 is currently available at a suggested retail price of $700.

Integra designs and manufactures premium Home Theater receivers, processors, amplifiers, and DVD players that are specifically designed to meet the needs of custom audio/video systems installers. Systems integration and convergence technology protocols include RS -232, A -BUS, IR and on -board Ethernet for network connectivity. Integra has access to vast technical resources, and bears a proud heritage of over 50 years of audio engineering excellence. For more information about Integra and its many fine products, visit or call 800 225 -1946.

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