Integra Bows DTR-5.4 Receiver – High Flexibility, Low Cost
06/11/03 - Integra has introduced the DTR-5.4, 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 6.1-channel processing, 6 x 85 watts of amplification, HD capable component video switching, 3-line digital comb filter for composite to S-video conversion, 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-5.4 includes a built-in port for the flexible A-Bus audio distribution system favored by many installers, and also features both fixed and variable line level Zone 2 outputs to feed second zone receivers or amplifiers. 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. As a powerful home theater receiver, the DTR-5.4 features 32-bit dual DSP processing, including Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES expanded surround formats, and the new DTS-96/24 format. Sophisticated 192 kHz/24-bit DACs on all channels are integrated with Integra's proprietary Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC), previously found only on the company's high-end DVD players, generating a smoother and more detailed audio output than conventional D/A circuitry. In addition, the receiver features Dolby ProLogic II and DTS Neo:6, which derive realistic 5.1 or 6.1-channel surround sound from stereo sources.The DTR-5.4's six 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 linear frequency response range of 10 Hz – 100 Hz, thanks to Integra's Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT). The inclusion of a new, more massive High Current Power Supply (HCPS) transformer, combined with high-capacity filter capacitors, gives the receiver tremendous current reserves for audio transients and instantaneous power on demand. The Integra DTR-5.4 includes inputs for five A/V sources and two audio-only sources, including four assignable 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 two 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. The DTR-5.4 features two programmable 12-Volt trigger outputs for the main zone, an additional 12V trigger output for the second zone, 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 30 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-5.4 will be available in June at a suggested retail price of $600.