Cambridge Audio AXR100 vs Integra DTM-7

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AXR100 vs DTM-7 comparison chart

Overall
Cambridge Audio AXR100
5.6
Integra DTM-7
7.1
7
7
inapplicable
6

Cambridge Audio AXR100 vs Integra DTM-7 review

Cambridge Audio AXR100
vs
Integra DTM-7

Let's make the Cambridge Audio AXR100 versus Integra DTM-7 comparison. According to the results of our review, Cambridge Audio AXR100 received 5.6 points out of 10 possible, and Integra DTM-7 was rated 7.1 points. The release date of AXR100 is 2019, and DTM-7 is 2018. After comparison, it will become clear that among these two devices, the DTM-7 is more suitable for the role of the heart of home theater system.

Main advantages Cambridge Audio AXR100 over Integra DTM-7

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Integra DTM-7 over Cambridge Audio AXR100

  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, DTM-7 bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.
  • Implemented HDMI ARC support.
  • HDMI CEC is present.
  • Can process HDR video.
  • It is possible to use the 4K/60Hz signal pass-through function.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 7 points out of 10.

AXR100
7
DTM-7
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 2.0-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. In terms of RMS power, the models have the same characteristics - 100/8/8 W/Ohm.

AXR100 DTM-7
Channels2.02.0
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8100/8
Output impedance, Ohm88
Frequency response5Hz-50KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.010.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AXR100 6 out of 10, and the DTM-7 - 7.

AXR100
6
DTM-7
7

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

AXR100 DTM-7
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bitAK4438 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featureshas notHi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Cambridge Audio AXR100 scored 6, and Integra DTM-7 scored 8 out of 10.

AXR100
6
DTM-7
8

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the DTM-7 only.

AXR100 DTM-7
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)2 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)1
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

AXR100 DTM-7
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Cambridge Audio AXR100 got 5 points, but Integra DTM-7 received 6 points.

AXR100
5
DTM-7
6

Only Integra DTM-7 has 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

By using the HDMI ARC, we can get rid of additional audio cables for the forefront of high-quality sound, but also thanks to this technology, it becomes possible to use surround sound formats. The DTM-7 has HDMI ARC support.

HDMI-CEC helps gadgets attached to your TV to link back and forth with your TV via HDMI ports. It is become possible to control all linked devices with one remote. The DTM-7 features HDMI CEC.

AXR100 DTM-7
HDMI input/output0/04/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)12
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input00
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsphones, AUXUSB, phones
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device.

AXR100
false
DTM-7
6

HDR pass-through gives you the possibility to broadcast HDR content directly from source to TV without the processing of the receiver. HDR support is available on the Integra DTM-7.

With the 4K pass-through feature, the AV receiver sends "native" 4K signals to a 4K TV from a video source without any processing. Only DTM-7 in our comparison can work with the 4K/60Hz video.

AXR100 DTM-7
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featureshas notHLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AXR100 got 4 points, but the DTM-7 has 8.

AXR100
4
DTM-7
8

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The DTM-7 can be controlled by voice via Google Assistant.

AXR100 DTM-7
Voice controlGoogle Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updateUSBnetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas nothas not

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

AXR100 DTM-7
Multi-room zoneshas not2
Zone audio outputhas notspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlhas notIntegra Control Pro app, FlareConnect
RS-23201
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)02

Multichannel surround

AXR100
false
DTM-7
false

AXR100 DTM-7
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)has nothas not
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)has nothas not
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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