A $4,000 player is a player you would expect a lot from. And the Integra RDV-1.1 is one such player that delivers. Its a multi format player that plays SACDs, CDs, DVD-As and DVDs. As a video player, the picture quality is just stellar – clear and precise. Side by side with a Blu-ray player, it is hard to differentiate between the two unless you really nitpick. But the steal from this player is it audio playback. As a CD/SACD playback machine, it is as good as any $4,000 CD player. Music was concise, imaged well and had nice depth. We had the player installed in one of our $30,000 system and our customers thought they were listening to the dCS player (also in the same rack) before we revealed to them it was the humble Integra player.
The RDV-1.1 is a very well built player. All aluminum casing with a nice thick hardness to it. Lots of outputs on the rear for any kind of system setup. A pair of HDMI input and output is available on the back too. Cosmetically, it looks really good. Minor scuff marks here and there and a few tiny knicks along the edges, nothing major. Remote is included and unit will be securely pack for safe shipping.