The latest additions to Onkyo’s 2017 AV receiver lineup are the midrange TX-NR676 (shown here, $649) and TX-NR575 ($549). Both are 7.2-channel models that support Dolby Atmos and 4K/Dolby Vision/HDR10 pass-through, as well as DTS:X. Both are also networkable receivers with built-in Chromecast, DTS Play-Fi, FireConnect, and AirPlay. Bluetooth is also onboard. The NR676 is rated at 100wpc, while the NR575 is rated at 80 wpc. Both models will be available in May.
Immense dynamic power and crystal clear sound define the performance of Onkyo’s new midrange A/V receivers: the TX-NR676 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver and the TX-NR575 7.2-Channel A/V Network Receiver.
The company also announced that 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.
The 170 W/Ch (6 Ohms 1kHz, 10% THD, 1 channel driven) or 100 W/Ch (8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 channels driven, FTC) TX-NR676 and the 140 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD, 1 channel driven) or 80 W/Ch (8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 channels driven, FTC) TX-NR575 feature Dynamic Audio Amplification that produces high current through low impedances to precisely control speaker drivers. Proprietary non-phase-shift amp circuitry assures imaging clarity with low distortion, even at high volumes and with all channels driven, resulting in thrilling and immersive surround sound.
Combined with a 32-bit DSP chipset, high-quality AK4458 384-kHz/32-bit DAC, and proprietary VLSC filtering, the receivers maximize Hi-Res Audio formats such as DSD 5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz and PCM 192-kHz/24-bit formats to their fullest potential and enable bit-perfect Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding for object-based theater surround sound.
Both receivers come with Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X up-mixing solutions that re-create an object-based experience from legacy multichannel formats in environments where height channels are employed. AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration features AccuReflex technology for phase-matched sound with Dolby Atmos-enabled elevation speakers. The result is exceptionally clear reproduction.
On the video side, both models support HDMI pass-through of HDR10 and Dolby Vision, the BT.2020 4K Standard, and 4K/60 Hz video. The TX-NR575 has six HDMI inputs, while the TX-NR676 has six rear inputs plus one front HDMI (6+1) for video camera connection. On the latter model, Main Out and Sub Out HDMI can connect a projector and TV display simultaneously.
The receivers come with Chromecast built-in and DTS Play-Fi, and ship with Spotify Connect for easy streaming with compatible apps. Pandora, TIDAL, TuneIn, and Deezer offer a wide choice of content that is easy to navigate and enjoy from within the Onkyo Controller. You can also stream music from your device via AirPlay or Bluetooth wireless technology.
Both units feature FireConnect powered by Blackfire, a multi-room audio technology operating over 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi that distributes network and connected analog audio sources to supported wireless speakers, such as the upcoming Onkyo NCP-302.
Powered Zone 2 speaker outputs give the option of amplified audio distribution to speakers in another room, and the TX-NR676 adds bi-amp-ready outputs for front L/R channels. Zone 2 line out is included, and multi-zone audio is managed via the Onkyo Controller.
Other features include pairs of component and composite video inputs each with 480i/p deinterlacing, six analog audio inputs, a phono input, three digital audio inputs (two optical and one coaxial), and a USB input.
The TX-NR676 and the TX-NR575 will be available in May for a MSRPs of $649 (USD)/$849 (CAD) and $549 (USD)/$799 (CAD), respectively.