I have an Integra DHC / DTC 9.8 HT Preamp processor I purchased new in 2008 from my local authorized dealer. I have the original box, remote and manual. All in excellent shape and never moved from my HT cabinetry. I'm using both the DHC and DTC model letters as I've seen both refered to and not certain why?
The DHC 9.8 has Audyssey MultiEQ™ XT Advanced Room Correction DSP (with set up microphone) which made the most noticable room accoustics improvements. It really helps improve movie dialog intelligibility and LFE/bass/sub woofer blending and integration.
A quick search will result in numerous very favorable reviews from Sound Stage av, Home Theater, Home Theater Review, Sound and Vision, AVS forums, etc. It is really a benchmark for price to performance. And, crazy great for a preowned $500 price.
FEATURES AUDIO PROCESSING: • THX™ Ultra2 Certified • Toroidal Transformer Plus 2 Separate Power Transformers for Audio & Video Processing • HDMI (v.1.3a) Audio & Video Processing • Audyssey MultiEQ™ XT Advanced Room Correction • DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus Decoding • Burr Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for All Channels • Neural THX Surround Processing • Three Advanced TI 32-Bit Processing DSP Chips • Linear Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry • VLSC- Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry- All Channels • Bi-amp Capability for Front L/R Channels • IntelliVolume Input Level Calibration System • 15-band Graphic Equalizer • Variable Crossover Settings by Channel Pair • Accurate Speaker Distance Settings (0.2ft increments) • A/V Sync Delay Adjustment by Input (up to 250ms)
VIDEO:• HQV Reon-VX Processing for Premium Quality HDMI Upscaling/Transcoding of All Sources (up to 1080p) • HD Component Video (100 MHz) w/upconversion • Composite video output (x2) • Passes PLUGE signals • Video black level control • Parallel outputs
CONNECTIONS: • 1080p Deep Color™ (36 bit) Capable HDMI (4in/2out) w/upconversion/transcoding • 7.1 Channel Balanced Line Level XLR Outputs • 2-Channel Balanced XLR Audio Input (assignable) • 7.1 Multichannel Input & Pre-output • XM® & SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready* • HD Radio Reception Capability • RDS (Radio Data System) Ready • Assignable Digital Inputs (4 HDMI/3 optical/3 coaxial) • HDMI/Component Video Assignable to Tape/CD/Phono • 1 Optical Digital Output • Front Panel A/V Inputs (including optical)
* Required XM and/or SIRIUS tuner, antenna, and subscription sold separately.
CUSTOM INTEGRATION FEATURES:• Bi-directional Ethernet & RS-232 Port for 3rd Party Control Systems • Fixed/Variable Zone 2 w/HD Component Video & Subwoofer Output • Fixed/Variable Zone 3 w/Subwoofer Output • Zone 2 Bass/Treble/Balance Controls • Main Zone/2/3 Maximum & Power On Volume Settings • Exclusive IntelliZone for advanced second room playback and control • Dealer Settings Memory Store & Recall w/Lock/Unlock • Permanently Stored Memory Settings • Dual IR Inputs w/Common Output • 3 Programmable 12V triggers (w/adj. delay) • Optional rack mount kit available- IRK-175-4
$500 plus shipping and insurance at actual cost.
NOTE - I have posted a wanted ad for an Integra DHC-80.3 if a partial trade is of interest.
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