Integra Debuts Consumer A/V Processor and Receiver Supporting HDBaseT

integra-receiver-0713Integra’s new mid-range, THX-certified AV preamp processor and A/V receiver, the DHC-60.5 and DTR-60.5, are the first Integra products to support HDBaseT technology, which allows HD audio/video signals to be transmitted over much longer distances using Cat5e cables.

By incorporating HDBaseT technology, the DHC-60.5 and DTR-60.5 are optimized for whole-home distribution, connecting to compatible entertainment devices through a single CAT5e/6 cable. HDBaseT enables long-reach wired connectivity up to 328 feet for uncompressed full HD multimedia content including 3D and 2K/4K Ultra HD. The HDBaseT port can be assigned for use in either the main zone or a second zone, while the HDMI output is used exclusively for the main zone.

The new DHC-60.5 7.2 channel network A/V preamp processor is THX Ultra2 Plus certified. It includes built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as full support for the new 4K Ultra HD video displays using either the 4K pass-through feature or up-scaling for conventional HD video sources via a Marvel QDEO processor. There are connections for nine HDMI inputs and one output, plus HDBaseT, along with 7.2 multichannel balanced XLR pre-outs (with front-channel bi-amp capability) and two-channel balanced XLR audio inputs. The DTR-60.5 is a 9.2 channel, THX Select2 Plus network A/V receiver that claims 135 watts per channel of power.

The Integra DHC-60.5 AV preamp processor and the DTR-60.5 A/V receiver will be available in August with suggested retail prices of $2,000 and $2,300 respectively.