Onkyo Announces Two New Midrange AV Receivers

Company Also to Bring Dolby Vision to 2016 AVRs Via Firmware Update
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Onkyo has launched two new midrange AV receivers: the TX-NR676 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver and the TX-NR575 7.2-Channel AV Network Receiver.

The company also announced that Dolby Vision, an imaging technology for delivering high dynamic range content, is coming to the company’s 2016 lineup of network seven, nine, and 11-channel models, ranging from the TX-NR555 to the PR-RZ5100, via a firmware update scheduled for later this year.

The 170 watts-per-channel (6 ohms 1kHz, 10 percent THD, one channel driven) or 100 watts-per-channel (8 ohms, 20Hz–20kHz, 0.08 percent THD, two channels driven, FTC) TX-NR676, and the 140 watts-per-channel (6 ohms, 1kHz, 10 percent THD, one channel driven) or 80 watts-per-channel (8 ohms, 20Hz–20kHz, 0.08 percent THD, two channels driven, FTC) TX-NR575 feature Dynamic Audio Amplification that produces high current through low impedances to precisely control speaker drivers. Proprietary non-phase-shift amp circuitry assures imaging clarity with low distortion, even at high volumes and with all channels driven, resulting in immersive surround sound.

Combined with a 32-bit DSP chipset, high-quality AK4458 384kHz/32-bit DAC, and proprietary VLSC filtering, the receivers maximize Hi-Res Audio formats such as DSD 5.6MHz/2.8MHz and PCM 192kHz/24-bit formats to their fullest potential and enable Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding for object-based theater surround sound.

Both receivers come with Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X up-mixing solutions that recreate an object-based experience from legacy multichannel formats in environments where height channels are employed. AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration features AccuReflex technology for phase-matched sound with Dolby Atmos-enabled elevation speakers. 

On the video side, both models support HDMI pass-through of HDR10 and Dolby Vision, the BT.2020 4K Standard, and 4K/60 Hz video. The TX-NR575 has six HDMI inputs, while the TX-NR676 has six rear inputs plus one front HDMI (6+1) for video camera connection. On the latter model, Main Out and Sub Out HDMI can connect a projector and TV display simultaneously.

The receivers come with Chromecast built-in and DTS Play-Fi, and ship with Spotify Connect for easy streaming with compatible apps. Pandora, TIDAL, TuneIn, and Deezer offer a wide choice of content from within the Onkyo Controller. Users can also stream music from devices via AirPlay or Bluetooth wireless technology.

Both units feature FireConnect powered by Blackfire, a multiroom audio technology operating over 5GHz/2.4GHz Wi-Fi that distributes network and connected analog audio sources to supported wireless speakers, such as the upcoming Onkyo NCP-302.

Powered Zone 2 speaker outputs give the option of amplified audio distribution to speakers in another room, and the TX-NR676 adds biamp-ready outputs for front L/R channels. Zone 2 line out is included, and multizone audio is managed via the Onkyo Controller.

Other features include pairs of component and composite video inputs each with 480i/p de-interlacing, six analog audio inputs, a phono input, three digital audio inputs (two optical and one coaxial), and a USB input.

The TX-NR676 and the TX-NR575 will be available in May for a MSRPs of $649 and $549, respectively.