Integra Debuts New 7.1 Channel DTR -5.5 Receiver with A -BUS, Powered Zone 2, Component Video Upconver

A full-featured home theater receiver designed to provide custom installers and consumers with a detailed and powerful set of control and multizone options at a value-conscious price.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (09/07/04) - At this year's CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis, Integra introduced their DTR -5.5, a full -featured home theater receiver designed to provide custom installers and consumers with a detailed and powerful set of control and multizone options at a value -conscious price. It delivers full 7.1 -channel processing, 7 x 85 watts of amplification, HD capable component video switching including upconversion of composite and s -video sources, and one of the most flexible suites of multizone options available in a home theater receiver at any price.


As a versatile two source multizone receiver, the DTR -5.5 includes a built -in port for the flexible A -BUS audio distribution system favored by many installers, and also features a fixed/variable Zone 2 output to feed a second zone receiver or amplifier. Bass and treble controls are offered for Zone 2, allowing users to custom tailor the sound in the second room. In addition, with Integra`s Powered Zone 2 feature, two of the receiver`s internal amplifier channels can be dedicated to powering a second room, eliminating the need for any additional electronics components, while simultaneously providing a full 5.1 channel home theater system.

As a powerful home theater receiver, the DTR -5.5 features 32 -bit DSP processing, including Dolby Digital EX and DTS -ES expanded surround formats, even the DTS -96/24 audio format. Sophisticated 192 kHz/24 -bit DACs from Wolfson® are applied to all channels and integrate Integra`s proprietary Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC), generating a smoother and more detailed audio output than conventional D/A circuitry. In addition, the receiver features Dolby ProLogic IIx and DTS Neo:6, which enable the user to derive both 6.1 and 7.1 channels from native stereo and 5.1 sources.

The DTR -5.5`s seven internal power amplifier channels deliver a continuous power output of 85 Watts per channel into 8 -ohm loads, and 110 Watts into 6 ohms. It boasts a frequency response range of 5 Hz - 100 Hz, thanks to Integra`s Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT). The inclusion of a massive High Current Power Supply (HCPS) transformer, combined with high -grade filter capacitors, gives the receiver tremendous current reserves for audio transients and instantaneous power on demand.

The Integra DTR -5.5 includes inputs for five A/V sources and two audio -only sources, including six digital inputs, and one digital output. One A/V input, including optical digital jack and S -Video, is located on the front panel for easy connection of a camcorder or portable mp3 player. There are three assignable component video inputs and one output, with a component video switching bandwidth of 50 MHz to prevent degradation of HDTV and progressive scan DVD signals. Composite and S -video signals are upconverted to component using a 5 -line digital comb filter and time -base correction (TBC) to deliver high quality component images to virtually any display.

The DTR -5.5 features three programmable 12 -Volt trigger outputs for the main and second zones, IR control input and output jacks, and an RS -232 port to integrate the receiver with whole -home control systems and touchscreens. The high quality AM/FM tuner section has 40 random presets, and features direct access tuning via IR and RS -232 control ports. The included backlit preprogrammed/learning remote control makes system integration and control simple and convenient.

The Integra DTR -5.5 will be available in September 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 and TCP/IP control. 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 www.integrahometheater.com or call 800 225 -1946.

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