Onkyo USA has unveiled details of its AV receiver lineup scheduled to debut in 2016.
Onkyo’s new lineup includes the TX-NR757, TX-NR656, TX-NR555 and the TX-SR353 AV receivers. The first three receivers bring high-current Dynamic Audio Amplification to the mid-range with Dolby Atmos decoding and are DTS:X-ready. They also support 4K UltraHD video and 4K upscaling; AirPlay and Wi-Fi, with Google Cast; Tidal music streaming; and the new FireConnect multi-room audio technology* soon to come via firmware update*.
FireConnect Powered by Blackfire is a stable wireless protocol that sends any audio source connected to the receiver—from vinyl to streaming audio—to an optional Onkyo speaker or another FireConnect-compatible product in another room.
Onkyo’s AccuReflex, part of the company’s AccuEQ calibration suite, is also debuting in these three receivers. The technology adjusts the phase of sound bounced off the ceiling by up-firing speakers so that it syncs with sound from the other speakers to create a more accurate Dolby Atmos experience. Together with AccuEQ to eliminate standing waves, surround-sound is precisely balanced for supreme clarity.
The TX-NR656, TX-NR555 and TX-SR353 will be available in mid April while the TX-NR757 debuts in May.