March 14, 2016 – Celebrating 70 years as an innovator of high-quality home theater and hi-fi solutions, Onkyo USA today unveiled details of its AV receiver lineup scheduled to debut in 2016.
Redefining expectations for price-to-performance, Onkyo’s new lineup includes the TX-NR757, TX-NR656, TX-NR555 and the TX-SR353 A/V receivers. The first three receivers bring high-current Dynamic Audio Amplification and state-of-the-art features 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.
Also debuting in these three receivers is Onkyo’s AccuReflex, part of the company’s AccuEQ calibration suite. The technology 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. Together with AccuEQ to eliminate standing waves, surround-sound is precisely balanced for supreme clarity.
TX-NR757 NETWORK AV RECEIVER (MSRP $799)
THX® Select2 Plus theater reference sound and cutting-edge wireless tech is ready to transform consumers’ home entertainment with the TX-NR757 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. The receiver harnesses 180W of high-current power and patented VLSC™ high-frequency pulse-noise removal technology for crystal clear sound. Processing for lossless and Hi-Res Audio is handled by a state-of-the-art AKM 384 kHz/32-bit D/A convertor. Easily bring audio to another room with multi-zone support including multiple speaker connections for Zone 2 (2A/2B).
The TX-NR757 looks to the future with HDCP 2.2-compliant HDMI® inputs supporting 60Hz UltraHD and Full HD video with 4:4:4 color space and High Dynamic Range (HDR). The receiver was also designed with custom integration in mind with RS232, 12v trigger, IR input and more on board.
TX-NR656 (MSRP: $699) & TX-NR555 (MSRP: $599) NETWORK AV RECEIVERS
The 7.2-Channel TX-NR656 packs 170W/Ch while the 7.2-Channel TX-NR555 boasts 140W/Ch for powerful home theater experiences. Both receivers let music lovers take advantage of the full-scale stereo power through Google Cast™, AirPlay, Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth streaming music from mobiles and PCs, while Onkyo’s own remote app streams everything from MP3s to hi-res audio stored on a media server. Digital music benefits from noise-free 32-bit D/A conversion with VLSC™, while discrete non-phase-shift amps provide a sense of clarity and depth.
Both receivers also feature powered Zone 2 speaker terminals and support the latest in UltraHD entertainment with HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI® terminals passing 4K/60 Hz/4:4:4/HDR video through to the latest TVs for display. The TX-NR555 has 6 HDMI inputs and 1 output, while the TX-NR656 features 8 in and 2 out.
TX-SR353 AV RECEIVER (MSRP $399)
The powerful yet affordable TX-SR353 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver is engineered front-to-back to streamline and enhance daily entertainment. It features full support for4K video (4K/60 Hz/HDR/4:4:4/HDCP 2.2) via four HDMI® inputs, decoding for Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ common to Blu-ray discs, and video up-conversion via HDMI® to reduce TV connections to a single cable.
A redesigned and clearly labeled rear panel and simple remote controller make initial setup and daily operation easy, while AccuEQ room acoustic correction ensures clear stereo imaging and equalized surround-sound. Once connected, the TX-SR353 acts as a hub for all your AV sources, from the latest 4K media players and game consoles to legacy DVD decks and VCRs, and adds 140W of dynamic audio power from five discrete analog amplifiers.
Music lovers will appreciate Bluetooth technology for wireless audio from most mobile apps, with Advanced Music Optimizer restoring lost bit information to compressed music. A USB input handles MP3s, while analog/digital terminals are available on the back panel to connect other audio players.
The TX-NR656, TX-NR555 and TX-SR353 will be available in mid April while the TX-NR757 debuts in May. For more information about Onkyo’s complete line of products, please visit http://legacy.onkyousa.com/.
Since 1946, Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality, and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award-winning products that are lauded by industry-leading publications. The company’s philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obvious quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it’s turned on.
For more information, visit the Onkyo website at http://legacy.onkyousa.com/ or follow Onkyo on Twitter (@onkyo_usa), Instagram (Onkyo_USA) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/OnkyoWorldwide).
*Note: Support for DTS:X™, Google Cast™ , Tidal™ and FireConnect™ will be enabled on these receivers following firmware updates currently scheduled for summer 2016. FireConnect™ is a technology developed by Blackfire Research. Multi-room audio enabled by this technology requires an optional Onkyo wireless speaker scheduled for release in summer 2016. Onkyo cannot guarantee the compatibility of its A/V receivers with other devices featuring FireConnect™. Please consult the Onkyo website for further announcements regarding these technologies.