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    Integra Polishes Its 2017 “Dot 1” Series with Flagship Models


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    (Integra) Last year's DRX-R1(pictured) is getting a refresh

    (October 9, 2017) Integra, the custom install arm of Onkyo, has officially revealed the upper echelon of its new “Dot 1” series of AV Receivers. The company has also announced that a bevy of legacy products will receive an injection of Dolby Vision functionality as part of a late-2017 firmware update.

    Integra’s new gear consists of four models including an HDBaseT Receiver, a Network Controller, and two AV Receivers. Earlier this year, the manufacturer revealed the foundation of its Dot 1 Series, which includes the DRX-7.1, DRX-3.1, DRX-2.1, DRX-R1.1 and DRC-R1.

    The new HDB-RX1 is a 4K capable HDBaseT Receiver designed to transmit uncompressed 4K/60p/4:4:4 video at a full 18 GB per second to an existing AVR or AV Processor over long distances. The unit is compatible with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision, and carries both next-gen 4K HDR HDBase T LAN and HDCP 2.2 compliant HDMI outputs. It also enables IR Control and RS-232 passthrough for systems with home automation.

    Both the DRX-R1.1 and DRX-7.1 AV Receivers offer 140 Watt per channel performance (8 ohms, 2ch) and carry 11.2-channel onboard processing. The biggest differentiator being, the DRX-R1.1 possesses the ability to natively drive a full 11-channel arrangement; the DRX-7.1 requires the aid of a two-channel outboard amp to drive a full 7.2.4 array. Integra has also loaded both models with 4K HDBase T and multi-zone processing for high-quality AV distribution.

    The DRC-R1.1 is an 11.2-channel controller, loaded with features such as gold-plated balanced XLR pre-outs, 4K HDBase T, independent differential DACs for front left and right channels (384 kHz / 32-bit AK4490) and surround (768 kHz / 32-bit AK4458) channels, and separate DACs for Zone 2 and 3 (192 kHz / 24-bit AK4388). Much like the DRX-R1.1, the DRC-R1.1 is designed with a double-skinned and braced chassis for rigidity, with full-floating circuitry and several 32-bit DSPs.

    Integra says the DRX-R1.1, DRX-7.1, and DRC-R1.1 all carry wireless technologies such as Chromecast built-in (with Google Assistant voice control) and DTS Play-Fi. They also house eight HDMI inputs, full 4K video compliance, and compatibility with HLG, HDR10, and Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range formats.

    Pricing and availability will be announced soon. We'll update this news release with images as soon as they become available.

    In other Integra news, the company recently announced that last year’s DRC-R1 Processor and DRX-R1, DRX-7, DRX-5, DRX-4, DRX-3, and DRX-2 AV Receivers are due to receive a Dolby Vision firmware update by the end of the year. AV NIRVANA will announce this release as more information becomes available.
     
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    1. Sonnie

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      I know there are those that don't like knobs and buttons cluttering the front, but these have always looked impressive to me.

      These look very promising for 4K compliance as well. It seems there are a lot of AV units ridiculed with the 4K bugs... particularly HDR.
       
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      I think they’re good looking too... plus, handy to have easy access to controls!

      The handshake issues between various gear is going to continue to be an issue until the tech starts to settle (which doesn’t appear to be anytime soon).
       

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