Receivers

Integra DTR-50.1 7.2 A/V Receiver

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Introduction

Throughout my life as a home theater enthusiast and reviewer, I have always preferred products that offer high value. I have generally interpreted that to mean the products are simple to set up and operate. These products wouldn't have a whole host of fancy features. Because that would be "clear" sign that the manufacturer focused their resources on circuit design and quality internal components, not on bells and whistles. Good sound quality is the main point, after all. I believed that anything which does not directly contribute to the primary objective was irrelevant, unnecessarily costly and would certainly degrade performance (right?). This assessment appeared to be especially germane when considering amplifiers and pre amps. But, with modern product design enhancements, digital control technologies and efficient manufacturing and shipping, all that is changing. Now a high-value product can have tons of flexibility and features without sacrificing sound quality to any appreciable extent.

So before me on this occasion is this modern surround sound receiver, the Integra DTR-50.1. I wouldn't classify this complex receiver as an "everything but the kitchen sink" product, but it is amazingly flexible in terms of its set up options and operational functionality particularly when you consider its very reasonable suggested retail price of $1,400.

Specifications

  • Design: 7.2 A/V Receiver
  • Power Output: 130 Watts RMS x 7 into 8 Ohms
  • THD+N: 0.08%
  • MFR: 5 Hz - 100 kHz ± 3 dB
  • S/N: 110 dB (Line), 80 dB (Phono)
  • Will Drive 4 Ohm Speakers
  • DACs: 24/192 on All Channels
  • Input Connections: 7 HDMI, 3 Component Video, 4 S-Video, Five Composite Video, 1 Ethernet, 3 Coaxial Digital, Two Toslink Optical Digital, 8 Analog Stereo Pairs
  • Output Connections: 2 HDMI, 2 Component Video, 3 Composite Video, Full Set of Pre-Outs Including Two Subwoofers
  • Component Video Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 100 MHz, - 3 dB
  • Video Scaling to 1080p
  • Audyssey Processing (Microphone Included) - Setup for "High" Channels
  • Two TI (Aureus) 32-bit DSP Chipsets
  • Sirius Radio
  • Dimensions: 7.8" H x 17.1" W x 16.8" D
  • Weight: 39.2 Pounds
  • MSRP: $1,400 USA
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