Integra DTR-80.2 9.2-Channel Receiver First Look

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The new THX Ultra2 Plus certified, 9.2 channel, Integra DTR-80.2 has 145 Watts per channel, individual power supplies for the audio and video components, 8 in 2 out HDMI 1.4a, four zones, and 11 pairs of binding posts. It is installer friendly and packed with all the latest features including Audyssey MultEQ XT32, DSX, Dynamic Volume, and Dynamic EQ, Dobly TrueHD, Volume, and PLIIz, and DTS HD and Neural Surround Decoding. There is video out for Zone 2, sub pre-outs for Zones 2 and 3, and a powered Zone 4. There is HDMI video upscaling to 1080p/24 with HQV Reon-VX, ISF calibration features on all video inputs, and OSD overlay on all video outputs. All this, and more, is available for the MSRP of $2800.


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JimmyTango

JimmyTango

Audioholic Intern
Looks pretty good. I heard a lot of complaints with Onkyo/Integra's firmware though when i was looking at one of their pre-pros. many stating that once a newer model was released, firmware support for the previous models would become non-existant.

Wonder if this is what the Denon 4811 will be like.
 
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sweazy

Audiophyte
Integra DTR-80.2 / 9.2

Anyone owns this baby yet. I have a home Theatre and owned the Integra receiver 6.5 for the past 6 years now. I'm looking to upgrade my receiver with a 9.2 configuration.
 
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sweazy

Audiophyte
Integra DTR-80.2 / 9.2

My home Theatre configuration are as follows:
Integra 6.5 receiver, Integra DVD player, Interga CD player
Tru Audio inwall speakers Ht66 5.1 original set up, just ugraded to now 7.1
I have tru Audio inwall ceiling speakers for Surround back, and i also i have 3 additional ceiling speakers that can give me a configuration of 11.2 if need be.
I'm looking to upgrade all my equipments to HMDI as well.
 
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rpthecoder

Audiophyte
Integra dtr 80.2

Hi Tom,

Do you know if Integra dtr 80.2 (avr) apply audyssey correction on bitstream HD audio like Dolby TrueHD and DTS MA inputs?


A relaed question, Do you know if Integra dhc 80.2 (pre/pro) apply audyssey correction on bitstream HD audio like Dolby TrueHD and DTS MA inputs?

cheers,

rp
 
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Kaps

Audiophyte
I bought one of the DTR 80.1, I was told at the time of sale why they are better than the Onkyo range.
1) they come with 5 Year Replacement warranty - not repair
2) Components are hand picked instead of manufactured in assembly line
They said its like Lexus from Toyota

So I bought it. The system kind of worked for just over an Year and then decided to start playing up. No display and no audio etc. I contacted Ambertech, the distributor in Australia and they asked me to take to authorized repairer. I was handed over the unit back after repair only to find out, that now it won't do anything at all. Frustrated, contacted Ambertech again and they asked me to send the unit to them. Instead of replacing as mentioned at time of sale they repaired it and sent it back. I now have a repaired unit, which I can only run upto a max of 55-60% of the volume, with only 3 speakers 2 front and 1 centre. If I add another side or rear speakers or a passive SUB, which it supports, the unit shuts itself down. It heats up a lot even when the Aircon is running. Please note I only use this unit to watch movies now and then and its not that its heavily used everyday. But simply it appears to be a cheap unit.
Doesn't matter how you caliberate it, it can not play music that will sound in any form that you are using a good home theatre or music system. Its only good with DTS input. Even dolby signals are pretty boomy at times.
My Computer using a Cretative XFi Titanium sound card and Logitech Z5500 sounds 100 times better than Integra.
These units are not what they used to be years ago. It appears they are just another product from assembly line now, very poorly built and you don't get that value from your money anymore.
Retailers sell them to get good margin out of it and will say anything or everything (like replacement warranty) to push the sale. I see a lot of them being repaired and sold by Ambertech, the Australian Distributor selling them as refurbished on ebay at 1/3rd or half of the RR Price.
I read an article that Ambertech recorded major loss for the previous financial years. I am not sure if its the Distributor who has stopped honoring the replacement warranty or they are simply not making any profit because of the number of faults increasing in these units simple because of the poor built quality and the supplier can not cope up with replacements.
I would stay away from this unit and will never buy an Integra product again. It is currently sitting in my living room and only turn it on every now and then, to watch a movie with only 3 speakers connected and keeping the volume at only 55 %.
I am deeply disappointed in this unit and simply decided to wait until it dies and will then look for some other brand, and do a bit of research before buying it. Retailer and Distributor, bluntly refused to offer replacement or fix it any further. NAD seems to be a better brand.
 

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