Integra, the high-end audio brand of Onkyo USA, launched Thursday four models in its new DRX series of 7.2-channel network AV receivers, offering support for Dolby Atmos and DTS-X object-based surround sound, MQA audio decoding and support for Tidal and Google Cast streaming.

Each of the models also include video upscaling up to 4K Ultra HD resolution and include a new graphical user interface, Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC) for noiseless signal processing and a next-generation of Integra’s AccuEQ featuring AccuReflex Phase Alignment Technology with adjustment for object-based surround-sound formats.

All models are available now and include the DRX-2 ($800 suggested retail price), the DRX-3 (MSRP $1,000), DRX-4 ($1,300) and DRX-5 ($1,700).

Read more about the Integra DRX AV receiver line after the jump:

Each model has support for the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound formats, offering height channels for dynamic realism.

All models also offer a host of streaming features and incorporate Google Cast and AirPlay to link with smart devices to stream music to the receiver. Also supported is Internet radio and subscription services like TuneIn Radio, Pandora, Spotify, and Tidal.

The DRX models also include FireConnect powered by Blackfire wireless multi-room audio technology allowing music distribution throughout the home of everything from vinyl to Hi-Res Audio to compatible wireless speakers.

Other common features include: 384k/32‐Bit (AKM 4458) audio DAC, Integra’s Zone 2 auto-switching allowing 7.2-channel main zone or 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X set ups to automatically change output to 5.1-channels plus Zone 2 stereo when Zone 2 is turned on.

The receivers also decode the new MQA audio format, which compresses for streaming master quality music; and supports DSD 11.2 MHz playback.

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The DRX-2 offers 80-watts per channel power, 25 amps of HICC, HDMI 2.0a inputs (3 with HDCP 2.2) and 1 HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2 output, phono input, Bluetooth technology and improved Wi-Fi capability with the addition of 802.11a wireless technology with 5GHz band.

The DRX-3 steps up to 100 watts per channel, 30 amps, and has 8 HDMI 2.0a (3 with HDCP 2.2) inputs and 2 HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2 outputs.

The DRX-4 has 110-watts of power, 35 amps of HICC, HD-Base T output, Select 2 Plus THX certification, Zone 2 HDMI and matrix switching.

The DRX-5 includes 130 watts of power, 40 amps, THX Select2 Plus-certification, Vector Linear Shaping circuitry on all channels, and multi-zone amp reassignment whole home mode.

By Greg Tarr


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