|The Companies behind Integra Research
|“Sound is 50% of the experience.” —
George Lucas, creator of Star Wars
|Created originally as a studio reference
monitoring tool, the Home THX Ultra System
combines THX Ltd. expertise with world-class
product design. All Integra Research
components are THX® Ultra certified. THX Ultra certification is
your guarantee you’re getting
the world’s highest performance home
In 1982, George Lucas challenged a
group of engineers to permanently raise the
quality of theatrical presentation. After more
than 20 years, and more than 3000 THX
certified theaters worldwide, only the size of
the audience has changed.
Today, more people applaud the THX
experience in more venues than ever. From
multi-plex theaters to the world’s most
discerning homes, the THX brand stands for
the same thing—the best investment in
entertainment that your money can buy.
Which is why, today, THX products are more
than a standard of technical excellence.
They are your guarantee of the ultimate
home theater experience.
|“Our goal was to create a powerful
and refined soundstage for an
unmatched theater and concert experience.” —
Victor Khomenko, Chief Engineer, Balanced Audio Technology
|Balanced Audio Technology, founded in 1995,
has rapidly established an enviable and difficult-toachieve
position in the competitive high-end
audio industry. They are known for producing a
line of superbly ngineered, meticulously crafted
audio products that recreate music with
unmatched fidelity and accuracy.
Balanced Audio Technology’s success
is the result of its clear mission: to reproduce
music faithfully and precisely, with arresting
presence and without extraneous coloration.
Their trademark audio designs feature
uncommonly robust power supplies, coupled
with elegantly straightforward signal paths.
This combination is evident in the
BAT-designed Integra Research RDA-7.1 Power
Amplifier. It boasts over 600 joules of energy
storage in a beautifully direct, low-feedback
symmetrical circuit. Which means your DVD
movies and music will come alive as never
|“Now users can have in their homes
the same digital conversion system
used in the mastering of many major
Hollywood movie soundtracks.” —
Paul Yurt, Senior Design Engineer,
Apogee Electronics Corporation
|Apogee Electronics Corporation, founded in 1985
in Santa Monica California, is a world leader in
professional digital-audio conversion systems.
Today, Apogee-developed technology is used
by nine out of ten major US mastering studios,
and on over 80% of hit records mastered in the
USA. Major Hollywood movies rely on Apogee
equipment for their high-quality digital-audio
production requirements. Blockbusters such as
Gladiator, Titanic, The X Files, U-571, and The
Prince of Egypt, to name but a few, used Apogee
converters. The reason is simple. The better
the converter, the better the sound.
With a surround-sound home theater system
and sources like high-resolution DVD-Audio and
Super Audio CD, the accuracy of the digital
converter is even more critical. The highly
precise phase relationship between all of the
speakers must be maintained.
If you don’t have accurate clocking at
96,000 or 192,000 samples per second, you
won’t hear an accurate representation of what
was mixed originally. Thanks to the renowned
accuracy of the Apogee clock, you’ll experience
unprecedented pinpoint imaging in your home
theater, and enjoy a new clarity in all of your music.