Onkyo has introduced a new addition to its lineup of audio-visual receivers - the Onkyo TX-SR3100. Priced at a modest $399, this 5.2-channel AV receiver boasts an impressive array of features that cater to the demands of modern audio and video enthusiasts, all while remaining budget-friendly.
The TX-SR3100 stands out by incorporating cutting-edge technologies aimed at elevating the home theater experience. With support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats, the receiver promises to transport users into a world of rich, three-dimensional sound. Whether it’s the latest blockbusters or timeless classics, the immersive audio capabilities of the TX-SR3100 aim to envelop audiences in a sonic experience like never before.
“With HDMI 2.1a support, the Onkyo TX-SR3100 provides a wide range of video resolutions and refresh rates, including 8K60 and 4K120, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats that give engineers the ability to map sound in three-dimensional space,” says Akihisa Watanabe, project leader at Onkyo. “Newly updated sound quality delivers Onkyo’s dynamic sound and content information in fine detail.”
On the visual front, the TX-SR3100 doesn’t disappoint. Featuring HDMI 2.1a support, this AV receiver offers a range of video resolutions and refresh rates, including 8K60 and 4K120, accompanied by support for Dynamic HDR formats. Dolby Vision and HDR10+ technology further enhance image quality, ensuring sharp, clear visuals and vibrant colors that bring content to life in the comfort of your living room.
One of the standout features of the TX-SR3100 is the AccuEQ Room Calibration system. This technology streamlines the setup process by ensuring the perfect calibration of the receiver and connected speakers, compensating for variations in room acoustics and speaker sizes.
Additionally, the Vocal Enhancer feature accentuates dialogue and vocals, guaranteeing clarity regardless of volume settings, thus avoiding dialogue getting lost amidst intense action sequences or quiet moments in movies and TV content.
For music enthusiasts, the Onkyo TX-SR3100 comes equipped with the Music Optimizer DSP listening mode, aimed at restoring audio files to their original lossless quality, particularly benefiting formats such as WMA, AAC, and MP3. This ensures a deeper and richer music listening experience, reconstructing data lost during compression.
The receiver introduces the Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer, enabling a virtual surround and height effect without the need for additional speakers. This feature simplifies system design while still delivering an authentic theater-like experience with sounds seemingly emanating from above and afar.
The Onkyo TX-SR3100 is available for purchase at Onkyo USA and authorized retailers for $399, catering to consumers looking for a budget-friendly yet feature-packed AV receiver.