Two new mid-tier AV receivers from Onkyo
Today, AV electronics manufacturer Onkyo announced the imminent arrival of two new networked AV receivers, the TX-NR575 ($650) and TX-NR676 ($800). These 7.2-channel AVRs have Dolby Atmos and DTS:X capability built-in and support HDR in Dolby Vision and HDR10 formats, as well as 4K/60 Hz video.
The TX-NR575 offers 80 watts per channel output (8 Ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 channels driven) while the TX-NR676 produces 100 watts per channel with the same specs.
These AVRs decode various audio formats including DSD (2.8/5.6 MHz) and various iterations of PCM up to 24-bit/192 kHz using a AK4458 32-bit/384 kHz DAC.
Onkyo’s own AccuEQ takes care of room correction and Dolby Surround plus DTS Neural:X upmixing is available to add a third dimension to non-immersive content.
Music streaming and multi-room audio capability comes courtesy of Chromecast as well as DTS Play-Fi, plus Spotify Connect—built in. You can also connect wirelessly with AirPlay or Bluetooth. And on top of that, these units support FireConnect*4, powered by Blackfire—yet another multi-room wireless audio solution.
For HDMI connectivity, the TX-NR575 sports six HDMI inputs. Meanwhile, the TX-NR676 has six inputs on its back panel and one up front plus it has dual HDMI outputs that can be connected to two displays simultaneously.
For audio, these AVRs have dual optical-digital and one coaxial-digital input as well as a USB input. And for analog, there are 6 stereo RCA inputs, and a dedicated phono input. And
For old-school DVD and LaserDisc aficionados, there are component and composite video inputs featuring 480i/p de-interlacing.
Dolby Vision for select 2016 Onkyo AV receivers.
Per the press release announcing the new AVRs, Onkyo also plans to issue an update for “select” 2016 AVRs that will bring Dolby Vision compatibility, but did not list when or which models will receive this capability.
Here’s the full text on that concurrent announcement:
“Dolby Vision, an imaging technology that delivers a stunning visual experience, is coming to the company’s 2016 lineup of network 7, 9 and 11-channel models, ranging from the TX-NR555 to the PR-RZ5100, via a firmware update scheduled for later this year.“