With more and more streaming content becoming available every day, your receiver really needs to be on that home network. However, not everyone wants run Ethernet to the back of the AV cabinet. Well, not everyone needs to do that. Integra is packing both WiFi and Bluetooth into its latest receiver release.
The Integra DTR-30.5 is the company’s very first receiver to include both of those popular wireless technologies. It’s also important to note that the component has 4K pass-through and upscaling, just in case you’re interested in adding one of those new Ultra High-Def TVs into your setup.
Because the receiver has WiFi and Bluetooth built-in, users can stream audio from any connected smartphone, tablet and/or computer. Of course, you don’t even need to pair the receiver with a portable. There’s plenty to stream via web-based services such as Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, and Tune In.
Another interesting perk is the new Phase-Matching Bass feature. Designed to optimize low frequencies, this option counters phase shifting and synchronizes the timing of different frequencies.
The 7.1-channel receiver can handle Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio processing, as well as Dolby Pro Logic IIz. It also has Audyssey MultEQ, Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume.
Other features include a Marvel QDEO processor, 95 watts per channel, three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry and Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT). It also has Mobile High-definition Link (MHL), six HDMI inputs and two outputs, a USB port, and a phono input.
Integra will start shipping the DTR-30.5 Network AV receiver to dealers this month, with an MSRP of $1,000.
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