Integra DTR 50.3 THX Select2 Plus 7.2 A/V Receiver


The Integra DTR 50.3 THX Select2 Plus Receiver Setup

Getting the DTR 50.3 read to go is a pretty painless process. The supplied Audyssey microphone and set-up procedure automatically detects what speakers are connected to the system, calculates speaker distance and cross-over point (although it set my center channel speaker at 90 Hz rather than the preferred 80 Hz), then allows you to move the microphone around the room so that the software calculates the best overall sound for the entire room. As usual in my room, I preferred to turn the processing off. There is a bit of manual selection involved in assigning the various digital and HDMI sources to the various inputs, as well as selecting default audio codec's for each input. The on-screen display makes this a fairly easy procedure. I left all the video processing set at default values.

Setting up the network services was the same process as adding any other device to a home network. The Integra automatically detected my WiFi network, asked for my network password, then made the connection without a hiccup. The set-up screen then shows the various network services icons. I primarily use Pandora (actually Pandora One with its slightly higher bitrate), so once selected I then entered my Pandora account name and password, and in seconds was listening to my favorite stations. Pretty neat.

But what I really wanted to know was, how would it sound?