Integra DHC-80.1 Home Theater Processor - THX Ultra2 Plus and 9.2 Surround Sound


Very capable surround preamp/processor, featuring balanced XLR inputs and outputs.

Comes complete with a copy of the owner's manual, and the remote control.

Features/functionality along with inputs/outputs:

Audio Decoding:
Dolby: TrueHD, Digital Plus, Digital 5.1, EX, Pro Logic IIx, Pro Logic IIz, Dolby Volume
DTS: DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Express, DTS, ES Matrix, ES Discrete, Neo:6
Audyssey: Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, DSX (height or width)
Other: DSD, Neural Surround, THX Loudness Plus
THX Certification: THX Ultra2 Plus
Video Processing: HQV Reon-VX
Auto Setup/Room EQ: Audyssey MultEQ XT, Audyssey MultEQ Pro

HDMI 1.3a (8)
Component Video (3)
S-video (4)
Composite Video (5)

Coaxial Digital (3)
Optical Digital (4)
7.1-Channel Analog (1)
Stereo Analog (9)

iPod dock
PC Input Analog RGB
Sirius (1)
Ethernet (1)
USB (2)
IR (2)

HDMI 1.3a (2)
Component Video (2)
S-video (2)
Composite Video (3)

9.2-channel XLR (1)
9.2-channel RCA (1)
Stereo Analog (4)

RS-232 (1)
12-volt trigger (3)
IR (1)

Dimensions (W x H x D, inches):
17.13 x 7.81 x 17.63

Weight (pounds):

Integra DHC-80.1 Owner's Manual

The SkyFi Testing Process for Preamplifiers:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure there are no signs of stress or aging. Capacitors are checked for telltale sings of bulging or leaking, resistors are checked for signs of overheating or cracking, and transistors are checked for signs of stress or damage. Special attention is paid to the power supply which is the most common source of failure for preamps. We then power up the unit and run a simple 1k sine wave while monitoring the low voltage output on an oscilloscope for signs of distortion or noise to get a baseline.

At this point we will lubricate and clean all switches and potentiometers (that are not sealed) with a high quality contact cleaner, and then re-test all functions for any signs of noise or scratching.

Final testing involves putting actual music through the preamplifier We have learned over time that some issues are only noticeable to a trained ear while listening to a familiar source material. Our test bench has reference vintage KEF speakers that we are super familiar with which will quickly reveal any discrepancies. Some preamps will then move into the listening room where they will be tested with our in-house reference system.

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