Posted Mon Mar 28, 2016 at 04:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Three more receiver models with immersive audio support have been detailed.
Onkyo has announced the latest additions to its RZ series of AV receivers. The upcoming TX-RZ810, TX-RZ710 and TX-RZ610 AV network receivers are geared toward audiophiles and the custom installation market.
The TX-RZ810, TX-RZ710 and the TX-RZ610 are all 7.2 channel receivers with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio formats. Though Atmos decoding is built in, DTS:X decoding will be added through a firmware update set for summer 2016. The TX-RZ810 features 130W/ch (8 ohms); the TX-RZ710 features 110W/ch (8 ohms); and the TX-RZ610 features 100 W/ch (8 ohms). Likewise, the TX-RZ810 and TX-RZ710 are both THX Select2 Plus certified and all three models include HDCP 2.2 compatible HDMI inputs for 60 Hz Ultra HD video including High Dynamic Range and 4:4:4 color space content.
In addition, the receivers also use Onkyo's new AccuReflex technology, which "adjusts the phase of sound bounced off the ceiling by up firing speakers so that it syncs perfectly with sound from the other speakers to create a more accurate Dolby Atmos experience." AirPlay, Google Cast, and Bluetooth playback are included as well, along with wireless multi-zone digital/analog audio via FireConnect. Finally, the RZ series receivers also include connectivity features with custom installation in mind, including RS-232, IR and 12v triggers as well as PC setup, detachable power cables and optional rack kits.
Onkyo's TX-RZ810 ($1,299), TX-RZ710 ($999) and TX-RZ610 ($799) receivers will be available in April. In addition, Onkyo will be announcing details for the 9.2 channel TX-RZ1100 network receiver, the 11.2 channel TX-RZ3100 network receiver and 11.2 channel PR-RZ5100 network pre-processor later this year.
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