|Onkyo Now Shipping Four THX Certified A/V Receivers|
|Home Theater News AV Receiver News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Tuesday, 28 August 2007|
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The TX-SR805, TX-SR875 and TX-NR905 receivers all feature a new dual push-pull amplifier configuration, coupled with a three-stage inverted Darlington circuit and top-of-the-line Burr-Brown DACs for outstanding efficiency and high current with very low distortion. On each model, the rear surround amplifier channels can also be reconfigured for bi-amplification of the front L/R channels. On the TX-SR875 and TX-NR905, these two channels can also be reconfigured for bridged operation with the front L/R channels for high power output.
Onkyo's new receivers are also the first models available to feature Neural-THX Surround decoding for broadcasts and gaming. This new surround sound technology allows for broadcast content to be transmitted in a two-channel format, and later decoded for up to 7.1 discrete audio channels, as well as enabling 7.1-channel audio support for many modern video gaming consoles.
For simplified setup, all of these models incorporate Audyssey Multi-EQ room acoustics correction, the most powerful built-in solution available for countering room distortion in dedicated home theaters. This technology uses an included microphone to detect and configure speakers in the room, and then adjusts each channel's level, delay, and crossover settings to best suit the room's acoustics. By incorporating measurements at up to eight points in the listening room, Audyssey Multi-EQ provides both frequency response and time domain corrections throughout the entire listening area, rather than just at a single position.
Additional features on the TX-NR905 include a high-current power supply with a massive toroidal transformer, built-in HD radio reception and a powerful set of networking capabilities for integrated home media systems. The receiver includes an Ethernet port for support of Internet radio and streaming multimedia, as well as additional control and multimedia functions to be announced later in theyear. There is also an included USB port to allow for the addition of USB-based portable audio players, and for the use of USB-based memory devices.
The Onkyo TX-SR705, TX-SR805, TX-SR875, and TX-NR905 are now shipping to dealers with suggested retail prices of $899, $1099, $1699, and $2099 respectively.
Source: Press Release