Integra’s DRX-7.1 9.2-channel network AV receiver ($2,400 U.S./$3,300 CAD) and the HDB-RX1 4K HDBaseT Receiver ($400 U.S./$550 CAD) provide 4K HDBaseT functionality, joining the company’s recently announced DRX-R1.1 11.2-channel network receiver and DRC-R1.1 11.2-channel network AV controller. Both are available in March.
As a reference-grade receiver, the DRX-7.1 enables Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound, while both models include support for HDCP 2.2, 4K/60Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), WCG (Wide Color Gamut), extended (sYCC601, Adobe RGB, Adobe YYC601), and BT.2020 video pass-through.
The THX Certified Select DRX-7.1 is a 9-channel high-current output receiver features 140W per channel at 8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08 percent THD, 2 channels driven, FTC, and includes 11.2 multi-channel pre-outs to support up to 7.2.4 object-based audio speaker setup by adding an optional 2-channel amp. Features include eight HDMI in (one in front), main out, and sub/independent Zone 2, 4K HDBaseT and dedicated multi-zone processing for AV distribution. Via a wireless router, the receiver also supports wireless technologies including DTS Play-Fi, Chromecast built-in, and Google Assistant Voice Control support, and FlareConnect.
The HDB-RX1 supports transmission of 4K/60Hz/4:4:4 video, including HDR10 and Dolby Vision at a full 18GB per second from a compliant Integra AVR or AV processor via new-generation HDBaseT LAN and HDCP 2.2-compliant HDMI output (while maintaining backwards compatibility to previous generation Integra AVRs and processors for up to 4K 4:2:2 transmission). It also comes with built-in support for RS-232 and IR Control pass through. The HDB-RX1 carries POC (Power Over Cable) and IP Control for enhanced flexibility, making installation of a high-definition entertainment system easier than ever.