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Onkyo Unveils Powerhouse Home Theater Line

At a press conference held in New Jersey, the manufacturer unveiled seven new AV receivers and three packaged HTIB systems.

Jersey City, NJ–At a press conference held here today in advance of its Spring 2007 Rep Show, Onkyo USA has introduced a broad line-up of market-leading audio-video products, including several with advanced audio, video, and control technologies not previously available to consumers. Many other advanced features previously found only on high-end models are now available at much lower price points.

The core of the line consists of seven new AV receivers and three packaged HTiB (home theater in a box) systems including one with HDMI switching. These will provide consumers at all price points with home theater capabilities and superior performance.

Onkyo’s new line includes the world’s first AV receivers to employ Silicon Optix’s Reon-VX HQV 1080p video-processing chip as well as the first with Neural-THX Surround processing. Other new features include HDMI version 1.3a, XM and Sirius Satellite radio capability, HD Digital Radio capability, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, and Microsoft PlaysForSure compatibility. This line also includes models with improved amplifier technology, bi-wire capability, Ethernet and USB connectivity, Audyssey automatic room calibration, and RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) capabilities.

“This is the strongest line from Onkyo in years,” said Paul Wasek, marketing manger. “Our strong relationship with partners like THX, Silicon Optix, XM, Sirius and HD Radio has allowed us to create a feature rich line-up from the entry level TX-SR505 all the way through the TX-NR905. Were proud to introduce the first AVRs incorporating the Reon-VX HQV chip and THX Neural Surround processing. Weve given our dealers what we feel is the strongest receiver line-up available that will not only drive sales and but also invigorate consumer excitement about these new AV technologies.”

The company has recently begun shipping two of the entry-level AV receivers and all three new HTiB systems. In May it will deliver the mid-price TX-SR605. The first of the higher-end THX models will also arrive in May with the final three arriving in June, July, and August, respectively.

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