Bolstering its selection of home theater receivers, Integra has just launched a new benchmark product: The new DRX-8.4 AVR (audio video receiver).
Integra says that its latest receiver is designed to support professional system integrators with an advanced set of features that facilitate setup and control. On the user side of the technology ledger, the company points out the new DRX8.4 provides homeowners with an 11.4-channel receiver that is rated to produce 150-watts per channel.
Highlighting the new receiver’s list of features is the inclusion wireless Dirac Live room calibration with an optional upgrade to Dirac Live Bass Control Multi Subwoofer, which is said to employ machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) that enables the DRX-8.4 to determine the ideal settings for any home theater configuration.
Internally, the new flagship Integra receiver incorporates 32-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that are said to help the receiver produce a wide dynamic range with low levels of distortion. The DRX-8.4 AVR also features anti-resonant aluminum heat sinks, as well as audiophile-grade capacitors to balance the receiver’s power consumption and output requirements to help ensure the amplifier section performs to its full potential.
Some of the other features the new 11.4-channel receiver offers includes built-in voice control with users’ choice of Josh.ai, Amazon Alex, Google or Assistant, along with integration-friendly IP control capabilities, and on-board HDMI diagnostics. Integra says that integrators can set the DRX-8.4 up remotely using a web-based GUI, and integrators can pair the receiver with their preferred remote monitoring platform to quickly service any possible issue without having to roll a truck.
In addition, the company states the receiver provides HDMI 2.1 connectivity to support advanced, next-generation formats such as 8K at 60Hz, 4K at 120Hz, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio capabilities; gaming friendly variable refresh rate (VRR) and auto low latency mode (ALLM) technologies, auto return channel (ARC), enhanced eARC, and compatibility with HDR formats, including Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10 and hybrid log gamma (HLG).
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