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How weird! BUT ATMOS IS IN THE HOUSE
Onkyo, Integra Go All the Way with Dolby Atmos Enabled A/V Receivers
Onkyo and Integra have announced a full range of Dolby Atmos equipped products into the consumer audio market that include a choice of mid-level and high-performance A/V receivers, and entry-level home-theater-in-a-box (HTiB) solutions.
Onkyo and Integra have announced several new A/V receivers that cover a range of price points that incorporate Dolby Labs’ advanced Atmos surround sound decoding technology. Included in this newly launched group of receivers is Onkyo’s $2,400 TN-NR3030 THX certified receiver.
By Robert Archer
, June 23, 2014
The summer months for the movie industry mean it’s blockbuster season. This year, movie goers can look forward to seeing upcoming major releases such as “
” and “
.” Select movie fans will have the ability to experience these movies, as well as other releases in specially equipped Dolby Atmos
theaters that are engineered to deliver this advanced surround format to Dolby’s exacting standards. Now through Onkyo
and Integra, homeowners no longer have to search for Dolby Atmos theaters.
Onkyo’s Atmos equipped products include its upcoming THX-certified, 9.2-channel TX-NR1030 and 11.2-channel TX-NR3030 network A/V receivers, and its 11.2-channel PR
-SC5530 Network A/V Controller. This fall Onkyo will also release a firmware update for its mid-level TX-NR636, TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 A/V receivers to enable these products to offer Dolby Atmos decoding.
Onkyo’s 2014 models support Dolby’s latest technologies through their inclusion of dual 32-bit DSP engines that will allow electronics professionals to setup system installations based on their clients’ theater configurations, which includes everything from the use of in-ceiling speakers, to the updating of existing “traditional home theater systems.”
“Some of the world’s leading filmmakers are using Dolby Atmos to transport audiences to the center of the action,” explains Kevin Miyagi, general manager, Onkyo Corporation. “Dolby Atmos delivers a multidimensional sound experience with breathtaking detail and clarity. We are excited to be among the first brands to offer this technology to our customers.”
Highlighting some of the flagship TX-NR1030 and TX-NR3030’s other technical specifications, the receivers incorporate customized transformers and three-stage, Inverted Darlington Circuit designs. The receivers also incorporate 24-bit/192kHz Burr Brown DACs, a choice of other processing options such as DTS Neo:X, a choice of inputs and outputs that are headlined by HDMI 2.0, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) video calibration options, 4K and 3D video compatibility and high-resolution digital audio file compatibility.
Integra’s upcoming DTR-60.6 and DTR-70.6 network A/V receivers and flagship DHC-80.6 Network A/V Controller will launch with Dolby Atmos. In addition, a firmware update will enable Dolby Atmos on its previously released mid-range network A/V receivers: the DTR-30.6, DTR-40.6 and DTR-50.6. The update is targeted in September.
Features of Integra A/V receivers and controllers include dual 32-bit DSP engines to decode, scale, and calibrate Dolby Atmos to suit individual home theater configurations. Its components support various theater layouts, and users can also augment an existing speaker configuration with Dolby Atmos-enabled loudspeakers.
“Dolby Atmos delivers wonderfully clear, precise and nuanced sound,” says Integra Director of Sales, Keith Haas. “Some of the world’s leading filmmakers are using Dolby Atmos to transport audiences to the center of the action. We are excited to be among the first brands to offer this technology to our customers.”
Mahwah, N.J. — D+M Group plans to launch Denon and Marantz audio components equipped with Dolby Atmos surround decoding
, joining Onkyo
Denon’s first AVRs with Dolby Atmos will be the AVR-X4100W and AVR-X5200W. Both are 9.1-channel models due in September. Pricing was unavailable.
Marantz’s first Atmos AVR will be the 9.1-channel SR7009, due in September. The brand also plans October availability of its first Atmos-equipped preamp processor, the 11-channel AV7702. Prices weren’t disclosed.
The products will be available in late summer through the fall, the company told TWICE.
The Denon and Marantz components, which also feature Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room-acoustics correction, are capable of driving 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 speaker configurations. But Denon’s AVR-X5200W and Marantz’s preamp processor also have the horsepower to drive a 7.1.4 configuration, the company said. The AVR would require the addition of a two-channel amp to do so, the company told TWICE.
Presumably, the Denon AVR and Marantz preamp processor will also drive the 9.1.2 configuration
supported by Dolby Atmos, but D+M was verifying compatibility at post time.
One type of 5.1.4 configuration consists of a traditional 5.1 speaker system complemented by four in-ceiling speakers. A 5.1.4 configuration, however, could dispense with all in-ceiling speakers and instead incorporate two Atmos-enabled front left-right speakers and two Atmos-enabled surround speakers. Each Atmos-enabled speaker incorporates a separate height driver, which is driven by a separate amplifier channel from an AVR.
Also for a 5.1.4 configuration, consumers could keep their existing 5.1-speaker system and add four height-speaker modules, each placed on top of the existing left-right and surround speakers or placed on the wall above them.
In a 7.1.2 configuration, a traditional 7.1-speaker system is complemented by two height speakers. In an 11-channel Atmos configuration, a traditional 7.1-speaker system would be complemented by four in-ceiling speakers or four height drivers. A 9.1.2 configuration could consist of 9.1 traditional speakers and two in-ceiling speakers.
Pioneer Announces Dolby Atmos-Enabled Elite Speakers, SC Receivers Elite speakers and receivers deliver immersive Dolby Atmos technology.
By CE Pro Editors
, June 23, 2014
has announced a dedicated line of Dolby
Atmos-enabled, Andrew Jones-designed Elite speakers and Elite SC series home theater
receivers. They will be Dolby Atmos-upgradable through a firmware update, which will be available by the end of the year.
“We’ve been at the forefront of every technology available for the home theater environment and we’re making a point to have the Dolby Atmos technology into the latest products that will captivate and transport audiences with multi-dimensional sound,” says Chris Walker, director of AV product planning and marketing for the Home Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
He continues, “To ensure the best Dolby Atmos experience possible, Pioneer not only produced a series of ultra-high end receivers dedicated for the task, but also appointed Andrew Jones, our top speaker engineer, to design a speaker system worthy of the Elite brand and that can reproduce the sound quality that only Dolby Atmos can deliver.”
A single Pioneer-branded system provides better control of the Dolby Atmos experience. The 2014 flagship Elite SC receivers with Dolby Atmos will provide multi-channel processing and power required to fully create Dolby Atmos effects.
A new line of Andrew Jones-designed Elite speakers will produce high sound quality.
“Dolby Atmos is the next step in home entertainment and it’s really something you have to experience for yourself to understand how truly amazing it is,” says Michael Crane, Senior Director of Merchandising for Magnolia Home Theater and Design Centers. “We’re looking forward to demonstrating the technology in our Magnolia locations through Pioneer’s complete Dolby Atmos-enabled system.”
In addition, Pioneer will be demonstrating the complete Dolby Atmos system at the CEA Line Show
this week in New York.