Transmitting HD signals over long distances can be tough, expensive, and unsightly. Big black wires running all over your walls and floors can sometimes make you wonder if creating the home theater of your dreams was worth it. Thankfully, Integra’s new A/V preamp processor (DHC-60.5) and A/V receiver (DTR-60.5) allows users to transmit HD signals over longer distances than ever before while using smaller cables that are easier to customize and navigate according to your room layout.
The secret to Integra’s devices is the new HDBaseT technology, which allows HD signals to be transmitted over distances of up to 328 feet (100 meters). The extra distance adds lots of flexibility for home integration enthusiasts, and gives them new options when it comes to designing their home theater, living area, bedroom, or any space where an HD signal is a necessity.
The new DHC-60.5 7.2 channel network A/V preamp processor is THX Ultra2 Plus Certified and the ideal companion to the DTA-70.1 THX Ultra2 certified amplifier. The DHC-60.5 also includes built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and full support for the new 4K Ultra HD video displays using either the 4K pass-through feature or up-scaling for conventional SD and 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.
Keith Haas, Director of Sales at Integra, describes the product best:
“The addition of HDBaseT in these two new models help address an issue many in the custom installation market deal with; providing HD quality over long distances. Implementing technologies like HDBaseT allows us to continue to provide products people have come to expect from the market leader. With this addition along with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, unparalleled streaming service options, THX Certified sound quality, ISF Certified Calibration Control, and ongoing support upgrades, our customers get new value added on a regular basis.”
Both models provide management of the main and multi-zone entertainment via the Integra Remote app for Apple and Android devices, which encompass the selection of online streaming services, internet radio channels, and network audio files. The network connection provides Internet radio and streaming music services include the new addition of TuneIn Radio along with the bevy of services offered in previous generation models such as Spotify, Pandora®, and SIRIUS XM Internet Radio®.
So, if you’re looking to broadcast HD signals across your entire home, or give your home theater an update, check out Integra’s site for more product details.