Embracing Audyssey DSX and Audio Streaming/Internet Radio - plus a matching next-generation Blu-ray player
Onkyo, one of the world’s premier hi-fi and home cinema brands, has once again raised the bar for the rest of the market with the launch of two new THX-certified 7.2-channel receivers, offering unparallelled performance and features/facilties in their category, plus a next generation BD-Live enabled Blu-ray player.
The TX-NR807 and TX-SR707 are indisputably the best specified AV receivers that have ever been available at their price points and Onkyo believes they will comfortably exceed consumer expectations when it comes to performance.
* THX Select2 Plus-certified performance
* Six HDMI inputs (including one front-mounted input on TX-SR707)
* DLNA 1.5-compatible Networking Capability For Streaming Audio and Internet Radio Connectivity for LastFM/vRadio (on TX-NR807)
* Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz decoding
* 1080p video upscaling via Faroudja DCDi Cinema video processor
* 7 x 160w (TX-SR707), 7 x 180w (TX-NR807)*
* 4 x dedicated DSP modes for Gamers
* 3-Step Inverted Darlington Amplifier Design
* Ultra-low jitter Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DAC (PCM1690)
* U.Port for one-cable connection to optional iPod dock/DAB+ modules
* Firmware updatable over the internet (TX-NR807)
Having already beaten its competitors to the punch by launching the world’s first Dolby Pro Logic IIz-equipped models earlier this year (the TX-SR607 and TX-SR577), Onkyo is pleased to announce that it has added Audyssey DSX to the extensive list of decoding options available on these new receivers.
Audyssey DSX allows owners the choice of incorporating a pair of 'front wide’ instead of the usual surround back speakers, placed at around 60 degrees off-centre. When the mode is engaged it enhances the surround-sound experience by adding extra presence and depth to the soundstage. Alternatively, Audyssey DSX can also allow additional front speakers to deliver non-directional 'front height' information (effects such as rain etc), in a similar way to DPL IIz.
Setting up one's speakers can either be done manually or, for ease of installation, via Audyssey's well-established MultEQ microphone-based automatic speaker calibration system. Other convenience aids from Audyssey include Dynamic Volume (designed to solve the problem of variations in level when switching from channel to channel) and Dynamic EQ (an integral part of Dynamic Volume which ensures a consistent bass response, tonal balance and surround impression, regardless of volume level).
No matter how many speakers you elect to use, however, you have the cast-iron assurance that these new receivers meet THX's stringent Select 2 Plus home cinema performance specifications (for rooms up to 56m3). When you've earnt that badge power, sonic 'grip' and authority come as standard.
As does innovation. The TX-SR807, for instance, comes equipped with a DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 compatible Network Capability that allows it to both replay streaming audio files and access Internet Radio services such as LastFM/vTuner (services subject to availability). The other big bonus is that the TX-NR807's firmware can be conveniently updated (when necessary) over the Internet, saving both time and effort.
Portable audio fans will appreciate the fact that iPod/iPhone connectivity is fully supported as the receivers sport Onkyo's proprietary U.Port (Universal Port). This new standard permits a convenient one-cable connection (no separate power connection required) to add-on modules such as the recently introduced optional UP-A1 dock.
As well as transmitting high quality audio from your iPod/iPhone to your speakers the UP-A1 also permits the streaming of HD video from the device to your screen, all routed via the TX-NR807/TX-SR707 and delivered via HDMI at 1080p video resolution. And there's no need to squint at the iPod/iPhone's screen when selecting content either... the UP-A1 has a built-in OSD facility that allows you to stay seated and navigate/select content on your device via your TV screen (when partnered with these new receivers).
Owners of older Onkyo docks that use the company's RI (Remote Interactive) protocol will still be able to use them (as well as more recent models such as the DS-A3) with these new receivers as they fully support the RI system.
Incidentally, in a matter of weeks Onkyo will also be launching the U.Port-compatible UP-DT1 DAB+ digital radio tuner, a small module that can be used on its own or, alternatively, 'daisy-chained' alongside the UP-A1 if owners want access to iPod/iphone and digital radio sources at the same time.
Back to the receivers. Naturally, both excel with the high resolution Dolby True HD/DTS-HD soundtracks found on Blu-ray discs. And with a generous complement of 6 HDMI inputs (including one mounted on the front panel for camcorders on the TX-SR707) and six digital inputs (three coaxial/three optical) there's absolutely no shortage of connectivity on offer. Blu-ray players, Sky HD STBs, PC, Apple Mac... these advanced receivers will talk to all of them.
Owners who want to hook up a games console to one of those inputs will find some extra sonic treats in store for them. Both receivers feature four new Games DSP Modes, allowing reproduction to be specifically tailored when you’re playing Sports, Action, RPG (Role Playing Game) or Rock-type games (that’s ‘Rock’ as in Guitar Hero!).
It takes some heavyweight processing to achieve effects such as those so there's plenty of leading edge technology employed 'under the hood'. To reduce jitter (undesirable noise that can affect digital signals) to the lowest possible levels Onkyo has specified the latest eight-channel Burr-Brown PCM1690 192kHz/24-bit DAC (digital to analogue converter), in conjunction with powerful Texas Instruments 'Aureus' DA830/DA788 DSP chips.
There's more. Want a receiver that will allow you to hear music in more than one room? You're in luck... the TX-SR707 has a Powered Zone 2 capability while the TX-SR807 goes one better by allowing you to power stereo speakers in Zones 2 and 3. That ability, when used in in conjunction with, IR (infrared input), 12v trigger capability and RS-232 control, makes these receivers brilliantly suited to forming the heart of an entry-level multi-room audio system.
Features, facilities and class-leading performance mean nothing if they're not backed up with reliability. With top quality construction (including a solid double aluminium layer fascia) and high-quality audiophile-grade components used throughout Onkyo is confident that these new receivers will provide many years of enjoyment..
How confident? Confident enough to offer a 3-year warranty as standard...
* all power outputs are measured at 1 channel driven@6ohms (IEC)
ONKYO DV-BD507 BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER
Blu-ray is today's de facto standard for HD audio/video so it's only right that Onkyo AV receiver owners should have the option of a matching top quality player...
* 1080/24p output for Full-HD movies
* 1080p upscaling for all standard definition DVDs
* Dolby TruHD/Dolby Digital+/DTS-Master Audio Essential decoding
* BD-Live functionality
* AVCHD/DivX-HD replay capability
The slimline DV-BD507 meets its brief spectacularly well. Offering built-in 1080p upscaling for standard DVDs as well as 1080/24p Full HD video capability and Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD Master Audio this player will make movies come alive like never before.
But that shouldn't comes as a surprise, given the high quality of engineering employed within the player which includes a 150MHz/12-bit Video DAC and a 192KHz/24-bit Audio DAC. User convenience hasn't been forgotten either with an front-panel SD-card slot provided for easy playback of computer-sourced media.
Home video fans who want to view their own self-created High Definition footage will appreciate the provision of AVCHD compatibility (available on DVD+R/RW and SD card media only), as well as the ability to replay DivX-HD format video.
But there's more to this player than just leading edge audio/video performance. Film and music fans will leap at the chance of enhancing their entertainment experience by taking advantage of the player's BD-Live functionality to access a wealth of exciting related online content via the built-in Ethernet port.
If you enjoy DVD 'extras' you'll simply love BD-Live!
tbc/late July 09
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Onkyo, which means 'sound harmony’ in Japanese, founded 61 years ago, is one of the leading names in hi-fi and home cinema throughout the world.
The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theatre and digital revolutions.
While many manufacturers are intent on building components at ever cheaper prices, Onkyo has a different vision. Their approach is to perfect the basics, leave out the frills, pay attention to details, and use only the finest parts.
The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on...
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06-24-2009, 11:27 #1
Pressemelding: Onkyo debuts new 7.2-channel receivers and Blu-ray player
06-25-2009, 21:24 #2
De er på tide at de har fått til oppgradering via nettverksporten slik som bla Denon har!
06-26-2009, 23:41 #3
Gleder meg til disse blir tilgjengelig i shappa. Ser ut som det blir en av disse til høsten
06-26-2009, 23:51 #4
3 års garanti fra onkyo... fører norske butikker også 3 år da tro... ?
Nok en gang vil jeg tro onkyo står på topp 3 over årets surround reciver, kansje på toppen til og med
06-28-2009, 15:41 #5
Jag väntar på 877/907 det får bli någon av dom 2.
06-29-2009, 12:42 #6
hva vil ca pris på TX-SR707 og ca når vil den blir tilgjengelig? (i Norge)