Integra DSX-3 Slim Chassis Receiver Complements Modern Lifestyles
The lDSX-3 surround sound receiver from Integra installs into locations that typical receivers can't fit to allow a wider selection of homes to benefit from surround sound.
For all of the talk of the ever-evolving home theater market and the technologies that drive the industry, it's almost easy to overlook the evolving consumer market that buys these products.
Take for example a decade ago, when the electronics industry was locked in an arms race to produce the biggest, most feature-laden A/V receivers. Today, consumer demand for space friendliness is now driving an increasing number of companies to produce slim, small footprint A/V receivers.
The latest company to introduce a slim-footprint receiver is the custom-centric brand Integra. The company's new 6.1-channel DSX-3 A/V receiver stands three inches tall and weighs less than nine pounds. The receiver is designed to appeal to homeowners looking for low-profile, unobtrusive electronics.
Features & Specs
Integra says the DSX-3 A/V receiver is capable of playing Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound formats, and it incorporates a choice of wireless audio technologies, including Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth, FireConnect and Wi-Fi to support the streaming of services like TIDAL, Pandora and Spotify.
Rated to produce 80 watts into 4 ohms, the receiver utilizes 32-bit/384kHz Asahi Dasei DACs, as well as four HDMI inputs that support Ultra HD 4K, along with HDR, 4:4:4 chroma subsampling; the BT.2020 color space, and HDCP 2.2 copyright protection.
In addition, the receiver also upscales 1080p to 4K, and it includes a USB input to support high-resolution audio equipment, as well as connections to allow for the playback of SACD via HDMI.
The DSX-3 also features installer-friendly options such as bi-directional Ethernet control, rear-panel IR inputs, dealer settings that store and recall functions, and options for auto equalization through Integra's AccuEQ EQ suite.
The receiver carries an MSRP of $600.
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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at email@example.com
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