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Thumbs up The Official Integra DHC-80.6 Pre/Pro Thread

Integra this week announced a series of products equipped with the Dolby Atmos technology. The products include the DTR-60.6 and DTR-70.6 network A/V receivers and flagship DHC-80.6 Network A/V Controller.

http://dolbyatmos.onkyousa.com/
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Yes hopefully it will be better that the 80.3 and will not be plagued with the same problems! I miss my Integra Research RDC-7
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Agreed. It obviously will be feature packed like the newly announced Onkyo pre-amp. Should be a good battle between it and the Marantz 8802.

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Also, afaik, the Integra DHC-80.6 does not have Audyssey MultEQ XT32 for speaker set up and room equalization and is instead relying on its own "in-house" designed AccuEQ, which as boasted in the ads does not offer equalization for the front L/R speakers, as if the procedure should be avoided at all cost !
In my HT room Audyssey MultEQ XT32 processed by the Integra DHC-80.2 makes a huge difference taming those nasty low frequency room nodes as well as smoothing out mid-range and treble frequencies and it has become essential for my enjoyment of audio/video sources, certainly much/much more so than any upcoming incarnation of "Dolby Atmos".
I was actually hoping the new top-of-the-line A/V processor from Onkyo + Integra would perhaps offer Trinnov Room Optimizer to differentiate itself from the rest of the pack but, alas, i guess Trinnov is now considered "passe", irrelevant.
My past two A/V processors have been Integra and i have been very impressed by their performance (excepting the HDMI board issue, which was repaired free of charge within one week) but without Audyssey MultEQ XT32 i am afraid my next A/V processor will not be an Onkyo + Integra model.
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I read the statement regarding AccuEQ to permit users the option of not EQing the front speakers, not that EQ of the fronts was unavailable.
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Yes hopefully it will be better that the 80.3 and will not be plagued with the same problems! I miss my Integra Research RDC-7
Im curious, what problems did you have on the 80.3?
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New Product Data Sheets (NZ)

You can see the pdf brochures for all of the new Integra product (New Zealand 230 V power though) at the following link.

http://integraworldwide.com/nz/produ...r305/index.htm

Not certain what to replace my old Pioneer Elite 49Txi with (new higher end AVR or separables), it will probably come down to what starts showing up locally.

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Im curious, what problems did you have on the 80.3?
It shuts down regularly!
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Looks like the Onkyo DHC-80.6, and Onkyo 5508 and Onkyo 5530 are the only THX Ultra 2 announced Atmos products so far.
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I just had my hdmi board replaced. Mine is just under 3 years old. It was ready in under a week and I get it back on Monday. The 80.6 brochure gives me more questions than it answers. Do you have any indication of availability date or price?
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Looks like the Onkyo DHC-80.6, and Onkyo 5508 and Onkyo 5530 are the only THX Ultra 2 announced Atmos products so far.


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Are you sure about the Onkyo 5508 having Dolby Atmos?


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Can anybody tell me the difference between Onkyo and Integra products? Are they physically different? I heard someone state that tgey sound slightly different!
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Often, they look different on the outside, but the main difference is Integra = 3 year warranty and Onkyo = 1 year warranty.
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Canadian warranties are 3 years for Integra and 2 years for Onkyo.
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The DHC 80.6 was on display at CEDIA 2014 in Denver.
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Do we know a release date and or price yet? I do like the extra sub outputs! 11.4 is nice.

EDIT: Found the price on the Onkyo website. MSRP $2,499.



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Well a few of my petty thoughts...

1. Is the "Accu EQ" version on this identical to the lower/Onkyo models? The lack of EQ on the main L and R is truly mind-blowing to me. All the same- if this unit ticks the other boxes I would simply get a mic, rew, and a mini dsp and put my own work in.

Now the others:

2. Is the 2.2 HDCP on all inputs/outputs or is it hamstringed to one input and output like the onkyos?

3. Can ALL digital inputs FINALLY be output to the zones? At the very least 2 channel hdmi sources?


Short of this, ATMOS, a 3 year warranty TBAse, and all else actually makes the $2499 POTENTIALLY reasonable for all that's onboard.

Damn though does the absence of a proven room EQ system really have me rattled though.

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Bit of bad news to us mede mortals re MSRP, according to Integra's site it appears to be $3200, not $2500:

http://www.integrahometheater.com/press.cfm?id=333

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I have the 80.3 and like the sound an features very much........now, looking at the specs and lack of XT32 on the 80.6 there is no way I will even consider an up-grade just for ATMOS capability and a few other gimmicks, especially given the price point.

Just my 2 cents.

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I have the 80.3 and like the sound an features very much........now, looking at the specs and lack of XT32 on the 80.6 there is no way I will even consider an up-grade just for ATMOS capability and a few other gimmicks, especially given the price point.

Just my 2 cents.

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Agree! It will be several yes before I do a upgrade and that will depend on how many movies actually use Atmos.
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I know this is not an apples to apples comparison but replacing Audyssey with Accueq looks to ben a deal breaker for me.
https://translate.google.co.uk/trans...html&edit-text=
Likely the consequences of the use of a $5 mic and the limited internal processing power.
Audyssey Pro with a real mic and the processing power of a PC provided outstanding performance.

And this is the best they could come up with their lead in for the product description? I almost feel insulted!
"From solid alloy faceplate to gold-plated 11.4-channel XLR pre-outs, the DHC-80.6 exudes audiophile quality"
Really gold plated! Hello 1990's


At least they weigh the same.....


I'm so disappointed
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"From solid alloy faceplate to gold-plated 11.4-channel XLR pre-outs, the DHC-80.6 exudes audiophile quality"
Really gold plated! Hello 1990's


At least they weigh the same.....


I'm so disappointed
When I worked in the field gold plating electrical contacts was to prevent corrosion plus maintain a good electrical connection and not for appearance.
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When I worked in the field gold plating electrical contacts was to prevent corrosion plus maintain a good electrical connection and not for appearance.
I think you may have missed my point.

Touting gold connectors as your lead-is liken to
"BMW-We use only the finest nylon thread for our floor mats, oh and were The Ultimate Driving Machine"
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I think you may have missed my point.

Touting gold connectors as your lead-is liken to
"BMW-We use only the finest nylon thread for our floor mats, oh and were The Ultimate Driving Machine"
You're right - I missed your point as sometimes subtle humour evades me!

I thought you were taking a jab at the use of gold in the connectors and not at it being the lead off most significant new model advance in their advertising.

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No worries man...
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I should think that anybody with Integra DHC-80.3 with an Audyssey Pro calibration kit would be disappointed that Audyssey has been dumped from the DHC-80.6, and probably good reason not to upgrade.
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