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Integra Introduces DTR-6.5 THX Select 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver
09/24/04 - With Bass Management for SACD/DVD-A, and a suite of Multizone Options including A-BUS, Integra’s DTR-6.4 Serves Both Enthusiasts and Custom Installers.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (09/07/04) – Integra has introduced the DTR-6.5, a powerful 7x100 Watt home theater receiver to meet the varied needs of audio/video enthusiasts and custom installers. It includes THX Select certification, advanced DVD-A and SACD bass management, sophisticated video upconversion and switching capabilities, and an impressive array of multi-room options, including powered Zone 2 and A-BUS.

The Integra DTR-6.5 features powerful 32-bit DSP audio processing for THX Surround EX, Dolby Digital EX and ProLogic IIx, DTS-ES, Neo:6, and the DTS-96/24 audio format. The high quality 192 kHz/24-bit DAC found on each channel is combined with Integra's VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry), previously found on the company's high-end DVD players, to smooth the analog output, generating cleaner and more detailed audio reproduction.

The DTR-6.5's 5.1-channel analog input includes optional bass management, a feature that is critical when listening to high resolution DVD-A and SACDs with many multichannel speaker systems. The incoming signals are digitized and then processed by the receiver's DSP to route low frequency information to a subwoofer while excluding it from small satellite speakers that are ill-equipped to handle deep bass. The subwoofer crossover is selectable at 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, or 150 Hz for optimal integration with any speaker arrangement. This feature can also be bypassed with Integra's exclusive Direct and Pure audio modes for the ultimate in analog signal fidelity with full-range speakers.

Designed to offer maximum flexibility and integration options for whole-house audio distribution and control, the DTR-6.5 multizone receiver is capable of processing two sources simultaneously, or sending the same signal to both the main zone and systems in other rooms. It includes a built-in port for the flexible A-BUS audio distribution system favored by many installers, and also features a selectable fixed/variable line level zone 2 output to feed a second zone receiver or amplifier. Bass and treble controls are offered for Zone 2, allowing users to separately adjust the audio in the second room. There is even Integra's Powered Zone 2 feature, which dedicates two of the receiver's internal amplifier channels to directly power speakers in a second room while simultaneously providing a full 5.1 channel home theater system.

For integration with video equipment, the Integra DTR-6.5 features five A/V inputs and two outputs, each with both composite and s-video connections, and three assignable component video inputs. The receiver features composite to s-video conversion using a 5-line digital comb filter and time-base correction (TBC) to deliver high quality component images to virtually any display. For HDTV and DVD video fidelity, component video switching boasts a 50 MHz bandwidth to prevent signal degradation.

The DTR-6.5's high quality AM/FM tuner section has 40 random presets, including 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-6.5 will be available in September at a suggested retail price of $1,000.

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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