Posted Tue May 12, 2015 at 12:45 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
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Onkyo has a announced the launch of two new receiver models. The TX-NR646 ($699) and TX-NR747 ($999) will both include support for the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio formats.
The TX-NR646 and TX-NR747 are both 7.2 channel network A/V receivers. The TX-NR646 offers 170 W/Ch and the TX-NR747 offers 175 W/Ch along with THX Select2 Plus certification. Likewise, both models include Dual 32-bit DSP Engines and a new 384 kHz/32-bit AK4458 DAC from Asahi-Kasei. In addition, the receivers include 4K/60Hz-ready HDMI 2.0a connections with HDCP 2.2 compliancy and support for HDR and 21:9 aspect ratios. Finally, each receiver also includes integrated Dolby Atmos support and upgradeable DTS:X support (via a future firmware update) for up to 5.1.2 speaker configurations. Onkyo also notes that the DTS:X format will allow for "enhanced flexibility for height-channel placement, including in-ceiling speakers, front/rear height channels, and even Dolby Atmos-ready speaker systems."
Onkyo's TX-NR646 will be available in early June and the TX-NR747 is expected to hit stores in late June.
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