DENVER (9/13/06) – Integra,
the leading manufacturer of home theater and distributed audio
electronics for custom installation, introduced the TUN-3.7 modular
tuner platform to installers at the CEDIA Expo here today. This
high quality source unit features a rear-panel port that is compatible
with multiple interchangeable tuner modules for AM/FM, Satellite
Radio, and HD radio. This allows installers to offer their clients
various combinations of radio source options from a single basic
hardware platform that is ideal for integration with whole-house
distributed audio installations.
Initially, Integra is releasing two tuner modules,
one offering basic AM/FM only, and the other offering AM/FM, HD
Radio, and XM Satellite radio all from a single unit. All tuner
modules designed for use with the Integra TUN-3.7 are also compatible
with Integra's DTR-10.5 modular A/V receiver, making it simpler
for custom installation professionals to stock and provide multiple
radio source options to their customers, regardless of the type
and size of the installation.
The Integra TUN-3.7 is designed specifically
to meet the needs of custom installation professionals, and is
preprogrammed with three distinct IR code sets to allow for integration
of multiple tuner units in a single home entertainment system.
It features direct-access tuning for simpler integration with
whole-house automation and control systems. The tuner base includes
a rear-panel RS-232 port as well as input and output jacks for
12 volt trigger and IR signals, allowing it to integrate seamlessly
with nearly any installation and control system.
The Integra TUN-3.7 base includes a total of
forty radio presets assignable to any band the installed tuner
module is compatible with, and is capable of both automatic and
preset scan tuning for convenience. It features a sturdy black
aluminum housing, and is currently available at a suggested retail
price of $250.
Integra's C-AMFM tuner module features high
sensitivity AM and FM tuning circuitry for reception of terrestrial
radio stations. It boasts 40 dB stereo separation, stereo signal-to-noise
ratio of 67 dB, and IHF sensitivities of 15.2 dBF for mono and
22.2 dBf for stereo. The Integra C-AMFM tuner module is currently
available at a suggested retail price of $100.
In addition to standard AM/FM reception, the
Integra C-HDXM tuner module is capable of receiving higher quality
HD Radio signals broadcast along with some standard AM and FM
broadcasts. It is also compatible with the XM Passport system
and the Connect and Play antenna, letting XM Satellite Radio subscribers
access and enjoy over 160 digital channels of audio entertainment
directly from their TUN-3.7 tuner or DTR-10.5 A/V receiver. The
Integra C-HDXM tuner module is currently available at a suggested
retail price of $300.
Integra designs and manufactures premium Home
Theater receivers, processors, amplifiers, and DVD players that
are specifically designed to meet the needs of custom audio/video
systems installers. Systems integration and convergence technology
protocols include RS-232, IR and on-board Ethernet for network
connectivity and TCP/IP control. Integra has access to vast technical
resources, and bears a proud heritage of 60 years of audio engineering
excellence. For more information about Integra and its many fine
products, visit www.integrahometheater.com or call 800 225-1946.
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