Integra Launches DRX Series of Network AV Recievers
Integra has begun shipping its newest series of DRX, 7.2 channel network AV receivers. The DRX prefix denotes what Integra calls next-generation features including Dolby Atmos, DTS-X, MQA decoding, Tidal and Google Cast for audio, 4K scaling and an all-new GUI.
Integra's premium end of the DRX series, the DRX-5 and DRX-4, are THX Select2 Plus-certified, providing theater-grade performance, feature Zone 2 HDMI and matrix switching, HDBaseT output and are ready to decode Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround formats.
Both will support HDR formats, including 4k upscaling from 1080p, and come fully stocked with eight HDMI inputs.
The DRX-5, the more powerful of the two, pushes 40 amps at 130W per channel, at 8 ohms, while the DRX-4 comes in at 110W per channel, at 8 ohms. These top-tier models weigh in at 24.3lbs for the DRX-4 and 37.5lbs for the DRX-5, assuring that every ounce of power, or at least the elements that produce the power, are accounted.
If the DRX-5 and 4 are future-proof, the DRX-3 and DRX-2 are future ready. Featuring app-based streaming, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Integra wants these more affordable options to deliver premier audio alongside their streaming capabilities.
DRX models are FireConnect ready, allowing customers to stream wirelessly and distribute analog and digital signals throughout the home. Each unit is also MQA compatible, allowing decoding of studio authentic and artist approved audio supported by DSD 11.2 MHz playback.
The four DRX models cost $800 for the DRX-2, $1,000 for the DRX-3, $1,300 for the DRX-4 and $1,700 for the DRX-5.