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Hi, I am new to this forum, normally I only read and not write, but I have seen various "not so very true" comments so time for some input....
First of all there will not be a DTR 80.4 And the DTR80.3 is end of the line and will be faded out.
The DTR70.4 will be the top of the line receiver. (It has more options then the DTR 80.3 so making a DTR80.4 does not make a lot of sense.
The DTR70.4 features Audyssey XT MusicEQ 32 (better than the Multi EQ of the former DTR70.3)
Had the DTR80.3 still existed, I would no doubt preferred the DTR70.4. The 70.4 has a full professional HDMI Matrix switch for 2 zones outside the 4 audio zones and better audiophile qualities then the DTR 80.3 (also 145 wpc instead of 140 wpc does not give you a lot of extra boom boom !)
Furthermore, the video signal is more superior in all areas (even if it must be upscaled)
The DTR70.4 is built from where the DTR80.3 stopped, and is not a replacement.
The MultEQ XT32 is the latest technology of Audyssey and applies a high resolution filtering technique on ALL channels (also on the subwoofer(s) - (this is not the case with the DTR80.3)
The Audyssey MultEQ XT32 also has "Dynamic Volume" what makes Audyssey LFC superfluous !
The DTR70.4 is the TOP RANGE receiver for me because:
A) the DTR80.3 does no longer exists and that there will no DTR80.4
B) the DTRP70.4 is sound wise and technologically better and higher than the DTR80.3
What to expect in the near future:
As you know, blu-ray the is the last ''real'' carrier. In the future, the download techniques, will become more and more popular and important. Now we have FLAC (+ newcomer Apple APLAC). To accompany Integra A / V receivers it will therefore be most likely that Integra will introduce "streamers" (with or without attached NAS) in the very near future.
The DTR 70.4 retails for € 3250,- and the DTR 80.3 € 3000,- in Europe.