At some point in the future, I would like to have a man-cave. You’re almost certainly thinking, “Duh. What man doesn’t?”, and I’ll allow it. One of the decisions that will have to be made is whether to put it together myself, or have a custom installer do the job. While I’ve been daydreaming, Integra has just debuted a new receiver for me to add into the “Pro” column for custom installation.
The DTR-30.5 comes with a veritable cornucopia of features, loads of inputs and outputs, and is able to be connected to a plethora of sources without wires, using built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. From the press release:
With so many different music source options available today, this receiver has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to stream music from phones, tablets, and computers. This gives it the capability to playback high definition music files in FLAC, DSD, ALAC, HD 24/96 and HD 24/192 formats from HD music download services.
Connection options include six HDMI inputs with two outputs for connection to streaming services via Apple TV, Roku, Blu-ray players and other sources, a USB port, and a hard-wire Ethernet connection. These networking features also provide access to the widest selection of audio streaming content such as Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet Radio and Tune In. In addition to all this new connectivity,the DTR-30.5 also provides extensive support for legacy digital and analog sources, including a phono input for connecting a turntable.
Increasingly, custom installers are equipping premium home theaters with the new 4K Ultra HD video displays, which are the pixel equivalent of four current 1080p HD screens. The 4K pass-through feature allows Ultra HD video signals to connect directly to these video display without interference or modification. For conventional video sources, it includes the remarkable Marvel QDEO processor to convert, or ”upscale,” lower resolution video to a full 4K presentation via HDMI.
All of this and more for a suggested retail price of $1000, which doesn’t sound bank-break-y to me at all.