Integra’s home theater offerings expand with DSX-3 A/V receiver, DLB-5 soundbar

Kris Wouk
Digital Trends
integra dlb sound bar system dsx network av receiver
integra dlb sound bar system dsx network av receiver

Plenty of home theater enthusiasts are familiar with the Onkyo brand name, but fewer are acquainted with Integra, the company’s high-end label. While its products are often aimed at the hardcore custom installer set, Integra also sells A/V gear that appeals to anyone looking for a quality product, as evidenced by the company’s latest releases: the DLB-5 network object-based surround soundbar system, and DSX-3 6.1-channel network A/V receiver.

The DSX-3 network A/V receiver takes a different path than the plus-sized DRX receivers Integra released earlier this year, focusing on packing high-grade components into a thin, light chassis. This ultra-low-profile design weighs in at 8.8 pounds, but features a 384 kHz/32-bit Asahi Kasei DAC and plenty of power at 80 watts per channel at 4 ohms.

Featuring four HDMI inputs, all of which support 4K at 60 Hz, the DSX-3 also features HDR, 4:4:4, BT.2020, and HDCP 2.2. While not available at launch, the receiver will eventually support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound, which are planned to be added via a firmware update in 2017. Wireless connectivity is built in, with support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, and FireConnect, as well as streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and TuneIn.

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Integra says the other product released today, the DLB-5 soundbar system, is one of the only soundbars on the market right now featuring support for object-based surround sound. The system features a six-driver passive sound bar, wireless powered subwoofer, and a control unit that the company says is a variation of the DSX-3 receiver.

The soundbar system features four HDMI inputs, which support HDCP 2.2, HDR10, and BT.2020 color. While not as powerful as the DSX-3 receiver, the control unit is rated at 50 watts per channel at 4 ohms. It features the same wireless connectivity and streaming features as the DSX-3, but is also Integra’s first product to feature DTS Play-Fi multiroom streaming.

The DLB-5 soundbar system sells for $1,200, while the DSX-3 A/V receiver retails for half that price at $600. Both models are available starting today. For more information, see the Integra website.