The analog input board offers 5 buffered inputs – two balanced and 3 unbalanced – that are exceptionally transparent and permit the maximum potential to be realized from a wide range of analog sources. Only the input selected is connected through to the preamp – this eliminates the noise and RF pickup otherwise possible from the unselected inputs.
Each input has an independent gain adjustment of +/- 6dB to better match input levels from different sources and with the internal CD playback level. In addition, any input can be set to a fixed gain level so that the user-determined volume level is preset and locked-in when that input is selected. This is ideal for connecting the left and right channels from a home theatre system through the Integris CDP and onward to the main power amplifiers; this way the user does not have to compromise quality by running their two-channel audio through a home theater processor.