UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, September 7, 2017 — Onkyo today announced its product lineup for CEDIA 2017, including a new network AV receiver, the THX® Certified Select™ 9.2-Channel TX-RZ920 Network AV Receiver, crafted in every detail to deliver reference object-based soundtracks and hi-fi stereo music in equally visceral measure. The TX-RZ920 is available this month for an MSRP of $1,599 USD / MSRP $2,299 CDN.
Additional products on display during CEDIA 2017 include the company’s innovative line of recently announced smart speakers, including the Smart Speaker G3 and the Smart Speaker VC-FLX1, as well as its award-winning digital audio players (DAPs), the DP-X1A and the DP-S1. These DAPs will be showcasing TIDAL Masters mobile streaming capability*1 as developed in partnership with MQA. Rounding out the lineup are an array of high-quality components from the company’s RZ Series such as the TX-RZ3100 11.2-Channel Network AV Receiver, the PR-RZ5100 11.2-Channel Network Controller, and the TX-RZ620 7.2-Channel Network Receiver , along with Onkyo’s TX-8270 Network Stereo Receiver.
Powerhouse TX-RZ920 Receiver
Equipped for 5.2.4-channel DTS:X® and Dolby Atmos® reproduction, this heavyweight 135 W/Ch (8 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08%, 2-channels driven, FTC) receiver includes 11.2-multi-channel pre-outs and processing for 7.2.4-channel playback with an additional stereo power amp. Two 12 V triggers, IR in/out, RS-232 and IP control over LAN simplify 11-channel theater setup. Immense dynamic power and agile transient performance manifest with Dynamic Audio Amplification upgraded to exceed punishing THX standards for reference-level playback.
Modular analog and digital circuit blocks, custom-fabricated transformer, massive factory-tuned block capacitors, and discrete output stage cooled by an extruded aluminum heat-sink provide instantaneous power and frequency reproduction to 5 Hz, assuring full-scale presentation of complex musical passages. Bass is felt as well as heard, even without subwoofers. Non-phase-shift amplifiers assemble a clear image with minimal distortion. In Addition to native object-based audio support, the TX-RZ920 equips Dolby Surround™ and DTS Neural:X™ upmixing features for standard multi-channel soundtracks and provides immersive 3D playback with a speaker system including height-channels. AccuReflex technology—part of AccuEQ room-acoustic correction technology—aligns height-channels’ phase of directional and non-directional sounds for a cohesive and comfortable sound-field when using Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
HDCP 2.2*2-compliant HDMI® terminals pass video supporting Dolby Vision™, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma), and wide-color-gamut BT.2020 through to compatible displays and projectors. All eight HDMI inputs and two outputs are 4K/60p-ready and join component and composite video inputs, digital audio inputs, line-level inputs, an MM phono stage, and USB audio to make the TX-RZ920 a hub for emergent and legacy sources.
The TX-RZ920 gathers a variety of technologies to simplify music streaming, multi-room audio distribution, and voice control capabilities for stress-free enjoyment of music. The receiver supports DTS Play-Fi®*3 technology, so users can stream high-quality music from connected online services, networked media servers, and mobile device library over Wi-Fi® to any number of compatible products using Onkyo Music Control App for iOS and Android™ phones/tablets. DTS Play-Fi automatically synchronizes the music in every room or groups of rooms in home. With DTS Play-Fi’s Apple Watch® and Android Wear™ support, music playback controls are also available from popular smartwatches. For more information on DTS Play-Fi, visit www.play-fi.com.
Chromecast built-in lets the family stream any music from Chromecast-enabled apps for Android devices, iPhone, iPad, or Chromebook™, Mac®, Windows® laptop, and direct to the TX-RZ920 and other supported speakers individually or simultaneously as part of a multi-room ecosystem. The TX-RZ920 works with the Google Assistant featured on Google Assistant built-in speakers, such as the Onkyo Smart Speaker G3 (VC-GX30) or Google Home, and plays music, podcasts, and internet radio on voice command—just say “Ok Google” and request desired content.
FireConnect™*4 powered by Blackfire streams network music as well as analog audio to supported speakers. Playback is controlled in individual and grouped zones with Onkyo Controller*5. The TX-RZ920 also incorporates AirPlay® wireless audio streaming and Bluetooth® wireless technology.
Multiple top-quality DACs from AKM assure accurate, fluent sound, with a dedicated stereo DAC supporting 384 kHz/32-bit conversion for Front L/R channels. Further, VLSC™ (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) on all channels cleans high-frequency pulse-noise before amplification for a natural high-resolution experience. Hi-Res Audio*6 formats including Direct DSD 11.2 MHz, FLAC, ALAC, and WAV to a maximum 192 kHz/24-bit resolution are ready to play via LAN and USB.
Spotify®, TIDAL, TuneIn, Pandora®, and DEEZER offer a wide selection of entertainment selectable from smartphone and tablet apps*7, and Music on mobile devices s, music server, and PC is also easily accessed, with 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi providing a fast and stable connection.
Users can enjoy powered music distribution of analog and digital inputs in two additional zones, each with independent bass/treble adjustment, while retaining a 5.2-channel layout in the theater room. Additional AKM 768 kHz/32-bit Multi-channel DAC for center and surround channels, and separate 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for Zone 2 and Zone 3*8 pre-/line outs bolster a sophisticated processing system.
*1 Available through future firmware update.
*2 HDMI Inputs 6, 7, and Front do not support HDCP 2.2.
*3 DTS Play-Fi is enabled with a firmware update.
*4 Sharing external analog audio via FireConnect™ is enabled with a future firmware update. Transmission rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz are supported.
*5 Please check device and OS requirements at App Store® or Google Play.
*6 Hi-Res Audio playback is recommended for wired LAN and USB. Performance with Wi-Fi cannot be guaranteed.
*7 Some streaming services may require a subscription.
*8 Zone 3 supports network and analog audio playback only.