Profile of Integra's DTM-40.7 Network Stereo Receiver

Integra DTM-40.7 Network Stereo Receiver
Integra DTM-40.7 Network Stereo Receiver. Images provided by Integra Home Theater

Although many consumers use their home theater surround systems for both movie and music listening, there are many consumers, who consider themselves "audiophiles", that prefer a traditional two-channel stereo receiver for serious music listening. If you desire this option as part of your audio setup - then the Integra DTM-40.7 might just be the option for you.

Power and Amplification

In terms of actual power output, the DTM-40.7 is rated at 80 watts-per-channel into 2 channels with a .08 THD (measured from 20Hz to 20kHz).

For more details on what the above-stated power ratings mean with respect to real-world conditions, refer to my article: Understanding Amplifier Power Output Specifications.

To provide support for those power output specs, the DTM-40.7 incorporates Onkyo WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology), AKM AK4452 384kHz/32-bit DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) and a separate power supply for each channel. What all this means is the DTM-40.7 provides steady, clean, power.

Physical Connectivity

As far as physical connectivity for audio goes, DTM-40.7 provides 7 sets of analog stereo inputs and two of line/preamp outputs (which can be used for audio recording or connection to an external amplifier setup), as well as a dedicated phono input for connection of turntable for vinyl record playback. Mo< Added physical connections include two digital optical and two digital coaxial audio inputs (note: the digital optical/coaxial inputs only accept two-channel PCM - they are not Dolby Digital or DTS Surround enabled).

The DTM-40.7 also includes a Zone 2 line output that can send both digital and analog sources to a second external amplifier in another location.

Speaker connection options on the DTM-40.7 includes two sets of left and right speaker terminals that allow for an A/B speaker configuration, as well as two preamp outputs for connection of up to two powered subwoofers (one can be used for the main zone and one can be used for Zone2. For private listening, a front panel headphone jack is provided.

Also, as is traditional with both stereo and home theater receivers, the DTM-40.7 also includes a standard AM/FM tuner.

Media Player and Network Capabilities

In addition to the solid traditional audio features and connectivity options that the DTM-40.7, Integra has thrown in some advanced features to consider.

First, there is a front mounted USB port for direct connection of compatible USB devices (such as flash drives).

An Ethernet port and built-in Wifi is also provided for access to internet radio (TuneIn) and music streaming (Pandora, Sirius/XM, Slacker, Spotify) as well as audio content (including hi-res audio files) from DLNA compatible devices.

Additional direct streaming from compatible smartphones and tablets is also accessible by built-in Bluetooth and Apple Airplay.

Control Options

In addition to the included remote control, the DTM-40.7 can also be controlled by the Integra Remote Control App for iOS and Android.

However, additional custom control options are provided, including RS232 (compatible with Savant, Crestron, URC, RTI, and AMX Device Discovery), 3 12-volt triggers, 2 IR sensor inputs, and IR sensor output. Also, it is important to note that the DTM-40.7 does not have an onscreen menu that can be displayed on a TV screen from the receiver, but a video-type menu display is accessible via the smartphone apps, or via the custom control interfaces.

More Info

As much as the Integra DTM-40.7 offers, it is important to emphasize that it does not provide any video connectivity - as it is designed to be a dedicated audio receiver.

If you are planning to use the DTM-40.7 for listening to audio from video sources, such as Blu-ray Disc/DVD players, cable/satellite boxes, video media streamer, you must connect your video sources directly to your TV or video projector and make a separate digital or analog audio connection to the DTM-40.7.

Also, as I mentioned above, the DTM-40.7 does not have any surround sound decoding or processing capability - any audio from a video source will be heard in two-channel stereo only.

The Integra DTM 40.7 has a suggested price of $600 and is available via Authorized Integra Dealers (no authorized online sales) - Official Product Page.