Onkyo Announces New Flagship RZ Series Electronics

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Onkyo-RZ5100.jpgNext month, Onkyo will add three new higher-end models to its RZ Series: two AV receivers and one pre/pro. The TX-RZ3100 ($3,199) is an 11.2-channel THX Select2 Plus-certified receiver, while the TX-RZ1100 ($2,199) is a 9.2-channel model. Meanwhile, the PR-RZ5100 ($2,399, shown here) is an 11.2-channel THX Ultra2 Plus-certified controller. All models support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, 4K/60 Ultra HD playback with 4:4:4 color and HDCP 2.2, a variety of network streaming services, and a lot of features tailored at the custom installation market. More details are offered in the press release below.

From Onkyo
Onkyo USA has unveiled the details of its second wave of products from its premier RZ Series, including two top-of-the-line A/V receivers: the THX Select2 Plus-certified 11.2-channel TX-RZ3100 Network A/V Receiver and the 9.2-channel TX-RZ1100 Network A/V Receiver, along with a flagship THX Ultra2 Plus-certified 11.2-channel PR-RZ5100 Network A/V Controller, all of which are scheduled to be available next month.

Built with custom integration in mind, each Onkyo RZ Series receiver contains features to make installation and integration with control systems easy. Connectivity options include RS-232, IR and 12v triggers, as well as PC setup, detachable power cables and optional rack kits, simplifying installation. Finally, the RZ Series is backed by a three-year warranty and features priority customer support.

In addition to Zone 2 pre outs with independent HDMI output and Zone3 pre out, all three units include 11.2-channel preamp RCA outputs, and the PR-RZ5100 features balanced XLR connectors. The TX-RZ1100 and TXRZ3100 feature Zone 2 and 3 powered outputs for driving speakers in other rooms. Additional multi-room wireless audio capabilities are offered via optional FireConnect.

The AVRs offer prodigious high-current dynamic power to drive large floor-standing loudspeakers with breathtaking accuracy and control. Users can add additional height or ceiling speakers to unlock the full multi-dimensional experience delivered by built-in Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, which incorporates DTS Neural:X technology to up-mix lossless multichannel surround formats such as DTS Master Audio, to emulate height effects and give listeners a 3D experience that's close to a native object-based soundtrack.

All products offer Google Cast, AirPlay, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Spotify, TIDAL, TuneIn, and Pandora, with any app-based audio entertainment cast seamlessly to the theater room and beyond using a user-friendly Onkyo Remote application.

Delivering ultimate clarity, cohesiveness, and full-scale power for movie and game soundtracks, hi-res audio, and stereo sources, both the TX-RZ3100 and the TX-RZ1100 feature a new Onkyo Hi-Current Digital Amplification system that pairs with AccuEQ and AccuReflex technologies to optimally balanced and phase-align sound any listening space. The three models feature premium AKM 384-kHz/32-bit digital-to-analog conversion technology and VLSC noise-free processing on all channels, which removes pulse-noise for sound that's true to the source, while delivering a level of richness and emotional heft that make music and TV entertainment an amazing experience.

All three products feature separate digital and analog circuitry to minimize interference, custom low-hum transformers, and bespoke audio-grade capacitors for smooth and instantaneous power, while componentry and attention to detail throughout reflects the products' flagship status.

Each includes HDCP 2.2 compatibility and a host of 4K video features over HDMI, including BT.2020 color, High Dynamic Range, 4:4:4 color space, and 4K/60Hz should the user choose to update their display or projector in the future.

The TX-RZ3100 (MSRP: $3,199), the TX-RZ1100 (MSRP: $2,199), and the PR-RZ5100 (MSRP: $2,399) will be available next month.

Additional Resources
Onkyo DP-X1 Portable Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Onkyo Adds Three New AV Receivers to RZ Series at HomeTheaterReview.com.


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