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If you don't want to go with Home theater receivers, I definitely recommend this.
I like a receiver that packs a lot of high-performance connectivity into one component. The Integra DTM-7 has just about every input source covered: it offers up to 40 AM/FM presets, wired connections for music and video devices, and wireless connectivity for a plethora of streaming music sources.
This receiver offers four 4K-ready HDMI inputs for video sources, and three digital audio inputs: two optical and one coaxial. It has plenty of connections for your analog components, too. There are three stereo RCA inputs for CD players, tape decks, cable boxes, and more. There's even a dedicated phono stage input if you're a vinyl-lover like me.
You can connect up to two pairs of speakers in an A/B configuration, and of course, there's a subwoofer output, because what's music without solid bass?
The receiver's rear-panel USB input (500 milliamps) can accomodate a flash drive full of music. The front-panel USB (1 amp) has enough juice to play music from a separate hard drive.
Just about everyone has their favorite online music service, and a preferred method of streaming. The DTM-7 is absolutely loaded with options: it has built-in dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apple Airplay®, and Chromecast. It supports popular streaming platforms like Spotify®, Pandora®, Deezer, TIDAL, and more. And it's compatible with Sonos and DTS Play-Fi®, so you can integrate it into your wireless multi-room system.
The DTM-7 is designed to work as part of a multi-zone system. On the back, you'll find a line output that lets you connect to an additional amp to create a second zone. The receiver offers advanced power and remote control options so you can command your entire system from the comfort of your favorite chair.
This receiver is designed to work hard, and smart. It features fully discrete output stage circuitry, a large power supply, and two high-current capacitors inside an anti-vibration chassis. A non-phase-shift amp design produces stunningly realistic sound imaging. Long story short: you'll enjoy more musical detail with little or no noise.
If you don't want to go with Home theater receivers, I definitely recommend this.
Jeongho, Jonesboro, AR
Average Customer Review(s):
If you don't want to go with Home theater receivers, I definitely recommend this.
This receiver is perfect if you want to listen to high resolution discs (SACD, DVD-Audio, Blu-ray audio) in stereo. Very few stereo receivers (and no stereo integrated amplifiers) have HDMI inputs, but this one does. There's an array of other inputs, including optical, coax & RCA, one set of which is for a turntable for the noveau luddites. It's got plenty of power to drive a set of 8 Ohm speakers. Also, it has good old fashioned knobs to adjust the bass, treble & balance. (It also does AM/FM, Bluetooth and a lot of Network stuff, should you care.) I'm using mine with a Cambridge Audio CXUHD 4K UHD Universal Blu-ray player. If you're fed up with your overly complicated surround receiver, check the DTM-7 out.
Pros: - Stereo - HDMI inputs - subwoofer output - beefy (100 watts per channel) - bass/treble/balance knobs
Cons: - no HDCD decoding
|Stereo RMS Power (watts)||100|
|THD in Stereo||0.08 %|
|Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)||20-20k Hz|
|FM Sensitivity||Not Given|
|Signal To Noise Ratio||106dB|
|Phono Signal to Noise Ratio||80dB|
|Wired or Wireless Network||Wired or Wireless|
|HD Radio Tuner||No|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|iPod Connectivity||AirPlay, BT|
|Total Number of Zones||2|
|Multibrand Remote Control||---|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|USB Connections||Type-A (Front/Rear)|
|Total Audio Inputs||3|
|Digital Audio Inputs||2 Optical / 1 Coax|
|Speaker Output Pairs||2|
High Current Amplification: The Integra DTM-7 combines accurate, noise-free signal processing with high-current power for dynamic speaker control. The result is pure, rich and authentic sound. Integra's dynamic audio amplification delivers 100 watts per channel (8 Ohms, 20-20kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven) with 30 amps of high instantaneous current capability.
384kHz/32-Bit DAC: The Integra DTM-7 utilizes a premium quality 384kHz/32-bit digital-to-analog converter (AKM4438) from AKM that features unique low-distortion technologies to further ensure effortless high-quality playback and excellent sound quality.
Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC): The DTM-7 utilizes Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC) to reassemble the audio signal in its original form following processing. Unlike conventional filters, VLSC removes pulse noise generated in D/A conversion, allowing the sound wave to be reproduced with extremely high fidelity for a smooth analog signal. The signal's data is converted between sampling points and joined with analog vectors in real time to produce a smooth output wave form. The result is a virtually noiseless, smooth, analog signal that brings out even the most subtle of nuances in music sources.
Audio Settings: The Integra DTM-7 stereo receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.
Analog & Digital Audio Inputs: The Integra DTM-7 stereo Receiver is outfitted with both analog & digital audio inputs.
Note: The receiver also features 4 HDMI inputs which support up to 2 PCM @ 24-bit/192kHz and 2ch DSD up to 5.6Mhz. Not compatible with Dolby Digital, DTS, or other multichannel audio formats.
Analog Audio Outputs: The Integra DTM-7 is outfitted with the following analog audio outputs. All the analog output jacks are gold-plated for excellent signal transfer.
Impedance Switch: If you're using only one of the speaker sets (A or B), choose the 4Ω setting if each speaker's impedance is 4Ω to less than 6Ω, or choose the 6Ω setting if each speaker's impedance is 6Ω or more. If you're using both of the speaker sets (A & B), choose the 4Ω setting if each speaker's impedance is 8 to 16Ω.
Volume Setup: The Integra stereo receiver provides the following volume settings.
HDMI 2.0b: The Integra DTM-7 has four HDMI 2.0b inputs and one HDMI (ARC) 2.0b output. Thanks to the latest HDMI 2.0b specification, the receiver can support 4K/60 Hz Ultra-HD video, HDCP 2.2 compatibility, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 4:4:4 color sub-sampling, and BT.2020 Wide Color Gamut.
Note: Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best 4K/HDR performance.
HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR (High Dynamic Range) video provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. This receiver supports three HDR formats - HDR 10, HLG, & Dolby Vision.
Other HDMI Features: The DTM-7 stereo receiver's HDMI connectivity also offers ARC (Audio Return Channel), 3D video pass-through, Deep Color & x.v. Color support, as well as an auto LipSync function.
HDMI Standby Through: When enabling the HDMI Standby Through function, regardless of whether the stereo receiver is "Off" or in "Standby", both audio/video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via the receiver HDMI monitor output. You can select between three HDMI Through modes.
Video Select: It is possible to play audio and video from different sources. For example, you can play audio via Bluetooth and video from your BD/DVD player. This function is only effective when an input with audio only (Network, Bluetooth, or Tuner) has been selected initially.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Integra DTM-7 stereo receiver supports a wired Ethernet (RJ-45) or wireless WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5GHz) network connection. Via the stereo receiver's network connection, you can enjoy music files stored on your computer and listen to internet radio through a variety of online music services.
DLNA Certified: Because the DTM-7 is DLNA (ver.15) certified, you can play back music files stored on your Windows PC (w/ Windows Media Player 11 or 12) or a DLNA compliant media server through the stereo receiver. You can control basic playback functions of your music library from the included remote control; such as Folder/File Select, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. Compatible music files include -
Built-in Online Music Services: The Integra DTM-7 offers several built-in internet radio & online music services through its wired or wireless network connection.
Spotify Connect: The integration of Spotify Connect will enable Spotify Premium users to instantly select and wirelessly stream music to the Integra stereo receiver from within the Spotify app (Apple iOS or Android). Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.
Chromecast Built-In: Chromecast built-in lets you instantly stream a variety of music apps from your Apple (iOS 7.0+) or Android (OS 2.3+) mobile device to the Integra stereo receiver. Chromecast built-in works over WiFi and allows you to connect more than one device at a time to the receiver, as well as control what's playing from anywhere in the house with your compatible mobile device.
Note: Make sure the DTM-7 has the latest firmware/software update installed.
AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+) library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the stereo receiver, over your home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud to the stereo receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the stereo receiver; you can even download Apple's free Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback functions of the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer that is being streamed to the stereo receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see song/artist information on the front-panel display (no album art).
AM/FM Tuner: With the built-in tuner you can enjoy AM and FM radio stations. You can store your favorite stations as presets for quick selection. You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite FM/AM radio stations as presets.
Built-in Bluetooth: The Integra DTM-7 features built-in Bluetooth (version 4.1+LE) with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.3. You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, & Mac laptop/computer, as well as other Bluetooth compatible devices to the Integra receiver. The receiver has a 48' wireless Bluetooth range. You can even set the receiver to automatically turn on when a Bluetooth source device is paired and connected.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Integra receiver.
Dual USB Ports: This stereo receiver is equipped with a front & rear panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files from a USB mass storage class memory device, such as USB thumbdrive, portable digital audio player, or hard disk drive (a hard disk drive will require external power). The unit will recognize USB MSC devices formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 with up to 20,000 music files. You can control basic playback functions of your music library from the included remote control; such as Folder/File Select, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (Front = 5V/1A, Rear = 5V/0.5A); even in standby mode. Compatible music files include -
Notes: USB hubs and USB devices with hub functions are not supported. MP3 players containing music files that are managed with special music software are not supported. Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad and Android devices are not supported via USB.
Zone 2: In addition to the main listening room, you can also enjoy audio playback from a different source in another room of your home using the receiver's Zone 2 line-level outputs and Zone 2 sub output. By using the Zone 2 line-level outputs and sub output on the DTM-7, you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier, as well as a powered sub in a second room, allowing you to listen to 2.1ch stereo in the main room and play a different 2.1ch audio source in another room of your home. The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled from the Integra receiver or from your add-on integrated amplifier.
Google Home Multiroom: Using the Google Home app for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.0.3+, you can sync multiple speakers with Chromecast built-in in multiple rooms of your home to play the same song from a Chromecast built-in music app throughout your house at the same time. Friends and family can even use their own Chromecast compatible phone or tablet to cast music to your system by connecting to your home's WiFi network.
DTS Play-Fi (Firmware Update Available): DTS Play-Fi combines DTS and WiFi to wirelessly stream high quality audio through out your home using the Integra Music Control App (for Apple iOS 8.0+, Android OS 4.0+) or the Play-Fi App (for Windows 7 PC or later). Supported music formats up to 24-bit/192kHz (including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV) are wirelessly streamed to the receiver at up to 24-bit/96kHz (Critical Listening Mode) or to multiple DTS Play-Fi players up to 16-bit/48kHz (CD quality sound). You can connect multiple DTS Play-Fi products together from different brands and manufacturers on the same home network to create a whole-home streaming experience. Play the same source in every room or a different song in each room. Due to the bandwidth limitations of most wireless networks, no more than 16 wireless DTS Play-Fi products on a single WiFi network at one given time is recommended. DTS Play-Fi has a range of up to 100' from your wireless router. Compatible sources include -
Note: All DTS Play-Fi enabled products work seamlessly together, so there's no hassle adding more components, or choosing more than one audio brand (like Onkyo, Integra, Klipsch, MartinLogan, McIntosh, Paradigm, Phorus, Polk Audio, Wren, and more) in your home.
Sonos Connect Ready (Firmware Update Available): Instantly upgrade the music streaming capability of your Integra receiver with Sonos Connect (sold separately) and a free over-the-network firmware update. With the Sonos Connect connected to the Integra receiver via a set of stereo RCA cable, the audio system you've built around the receiver can now be part of a Sonos Wireless Multiroom Audio System (components sold separately). After a simple set up, the Integra receiver will seamlessly tie into Sonos, instantly turning on from network standby, changing inputs and playing at the volume you command through the Sonos controller app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device.
Note: Click here to learn even more about Integra and Sonos working together to give you the ultimate home theater and multiroom audio experience.
FlareConnect MultiRoom Audio (Firmware Update Available): FlareConnect powered by Blackfire mirrors network audio sources and any external analog source playing through the receiver (from streaming audio to vinyl) on optional FlareConnect wireless speakers (sold separately). Sampling rates up to 48 kHz are supported. FlareConnect powered by Blackfire is stable, fast, and easy to control with the Integra Control Pro App for Apple iOS and Android.
Note: Make sure the Integra receiver has the latest firmware/software update installed. Integra cannot guarantee the compatibility with other devices featuring FlareConnect or Blackfire.
Integra Control Pro App: The Integra Control Pro App (for Apple iOS 8.0+ & Android OS 4.0.3) features an intuitive, user-friendly interface that allows you to conveniently operate the Integra receiver from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. This app not only has the usual remote control functions, it also has a multiroom functionality for Zone 2 and wireless multiroom audio setups.
Google Home Voice Commands: With a Google Home voice-activated speaker (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) and the Google Home App (for Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 4.2+), you can use your voice to control select functions of the Integra stereo receiver. With a simple voice command, you can play music from Chromecast compatible music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood or activity. You can also turn up the volume, skip to the next track, or stop the music - all without lifting a finger.
Custom Installation: Integra products are designed and engineered to meet the demands of custom audio/video systems installers. Integra works closely with control systems partners such as Savant, Crestron, URC, and RTI, and supports Control4 Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) and AMX Device Discovery for simplified system integration.
IR Remote: The Integra DTM-7 comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the stereo receiver. There is a 3.5mm RI remote control jack that allows you to connect this receiver to other compatible Integra components and control it from the included IR remote.
HDMI Control: This function allows HDMI-CEC compatible components or RIHD-compatible components connected via HDMI to be controlled with one another's remote controls.
On-Screen Menu w/ Setup Assistance (HDMI only): The Integra stereo receiver offers an on-screen (GUI) menu system through its HDMI output. The simple on-screen display combines text and graphics that make setup and other operations extremely easy. The initial setup assistant takes you step-by-step through speaker configuration, source connection, remote programming, and network connection.
Note: Initial setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. Many of the receiver's setup functions can only be found via the on-screen menu and not the front-panel display.
Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. Compatible with WAV, FLAC, and ALAC music files via USB.
Name Edit: You can enter a custom name for each individual input selector and radio preset for easy identification. When entered, the custom name will appear on the display. This function cannot be used for the Network and Bluetooth input selectors.
Display Dimmer: The front-panel display brightness has three settings - Dim, Dimmer, and Normal.
Auto Standby & Sleep Timer: The stereo receiver will automatically go into Standby mode, if there is no operation for 20 minutes with no audio signal input. The Sleep Timer can be set to automatically turn off the receiver after 30, 60, or 90 minutes.
Firmware Updates: Future firmware updates are available from Integra through the receiver's Network or USB connection. Visit Integra's online Download Center for the latest firmware updates.
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I wanted an integrated amp with an HDMI input for listening to SACDs in stereo. Evidently such things don't exist. Your guy, David, suggested this. It is as close as I can get to what I want (Requirements: stereo, DSD, an HMDI input, a 2nd input of any kind for TV, a subwoofer output & enough watts for my speakers under $1,000). Too bad it also has a bunch of complicated network/streaming crap, a two zone function, and a tuner I don't need. Oh, well, at least it isn't surround. [ Jeffrey Sep 19, 2018 ]
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