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Integra Debuts THX Ultra2 Plus Certified DTR-7.9 AV Receiver
09/19/08 - DENVER (9/3/08) -- Integra today introduced the DTR-7.9, a THX Ultra2 Plus Certified A/V receiver designed specifically to meet the demands of custom installation professionals. The 7x130 watt model features HDMI v. 1.3a switching, Faroudja DCDi video upscaling to 1080p via HDMI and 1080i via component video, onboard decoding for lossless and HD audio formats, sophisticated multizone/multisource capabilities, and Integra's signature systems integration and control features.

The DTR-7.9 is among the first receivers available to carry THX's new Ultra2 Plus™ Certification, which includes the new THX Loudness Plus™ volume control technology. This new processing algorithm compensates for the tonal and spatial shifts that occur when the volume level is reduced below the reference levels that the original soundtrack was mastered for. For instance, by slightly increasing the relative volume of the ambient sound at lower volumes, the impact of movies, music and games is much closer to what the sound engineer originally intended.

The DTR-7.9 features five HDMI inputs, and is fully compatible with HDMI v. 1.3a, including 1080p and Deep Color™ 36-bit video signals. It features onboard decoding for Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio, and DTS-HD High Resolution making it fully capable of exploiting the high definition audio as well as video potential of the Blu-Ray disc formats, and all using a single HDMI cable connection. All HDMI inputs are upscaled to 1080p resolution using Faroudja's DCDi Cinema technology. Additionally, all inputs are also upscaled to 1080i for output via the unit's component video output to accommodate displays lacking HDMI inputs.

The Integra DTR-7.9 includes a comprehensive package of features specifically tailored to the needs of custom installers, including an Ethernet port for integration with Network-based control systems such as AMX Device Discovery and Crestron E-Control. It also includes bi-directional RS-232, RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) system control integration over HDMI, three programmable 12-volt triggers, dual IR inputs, and three unique assignable IR code sets. Lockable customized dealer settings can be independently stored for easy recall, making it simple for installers to maintain complex installations.

For simplified setup, the DTR-7.9 includes Audyssey's acclaimed MultEQ room acoustics correction, as well as the Audyssey's Dynamic EQ algorithm, which refines the receiver's frequency response and surround levels moment-by-moment to compensate for deteriorations in the listening experience at different volume levels. These functions work together automatically to tailor the receiver's output to correct for room acoustics, listening position, and playback-level distortions, delivering an overall experience that is a much closer match to what the audio production engineers originally intended

Designed to offer maximum flexibility and integration options for multi-room audio distribution and control, the DTR-7.9 is capable of processing two audio sources simultaneously for both the main and second zones, and includes a dedicated high definition capable Zone 2 component video output for. It features a selectable fixed/variable line level Zone 2 output to feed a dedicated zone receiver or amplifier. It also includes Integra's Powered Zone 2 feature, which employs two of the receiver's internal amplifier channels to power speakers in a second room while simultaneously providing a full 5.1 channel home theater system in the main room; when Zone 2 is turned off, the main zone reverts to 7.1-channel output. For the second zone there are independent controls for bass, treble, balance, maximum volume, and power-on volume. There is even a separate Zone 2 subwoofer output for rooms employing subwoofer/satellite speaker systems.

The Integra DTR-7.9 includes a high quality AM/FM radio tuner and is also "SAT Ready" with connections for both XM and Sirius satellite radio, which can be simultaneously active. It includes 40 presets for AM, FM, XM, or Sirius stations. The DTR-7.9 is now available from Integra dealers with a suggested retail price of $1,300.

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. System integration and convergence technology protocols include RS-232, 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 60 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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