by Joseph Palenchar, TWICE
Integra is replacing the more affordable AV receivers in its 2011 line with four models that bring down the price of networking and iPod-compatible USB ports.
The new receivers bring 4K up-scaling of 1080p sources to the lineup for the first time to a suggested $600 from $1,000.
The lineup also brings ISF video calibration down to $1,400 from a previous $2,000.
The four models, priced from $600 to $1,400, will likely be followed later this year by models designed to replace Integra’s current $2,000 and $2,800 models. All four are currently available through custom installers and systems integrators.
Like before, all four are THX Select2 Plus-certified, feature HDMI 1.4a inputs and outputs with audio return channel, and include Audyssey DSX and Dolby ProLogic IIz post-processing.