Posted Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 12:00 PM PDT by Mike Attebery
Audio streaming in nine channels and two independent subs!
In a press release earlier this week, Onkyo lifted the veil from their most versatile A/V receivers yet. A well known name when it comes to quality, Onkyo is embracing the demand for network and streaming integration, and with the announcement of the ‘Double-0’ series of receivers, it really shows.
The trio of receivers, models TX-NR1007, TX-NR3007 and TX-NR5007, provide networking capabilities with a built in Ethernet port. Capable of streaming Pandora, Rhapsody, vTuner and Sirius Internet Radio services, the new line is also fully DNLA capable and Windows 7 compatible. Paul Wasek, Onkyo’s marketing director is excited about the potential of these receivers stating, “These receivers take home theater to the current frontiers of networking, audio, and video performance."
Video processing, including upscaling to 1080p/24, on the two higher end models is done by an advanced HQV Reon-VX chipset. Audio processing is handled by TI Aureus DSP chips, and digital audio conversion by Burr Brown DACs. Perhaps most interesting is the 9.2 channel sound processing.
“You can have a full-tilt 9.2-channel theater using Audyssey DSX or Dolby ProLogic IIz, or a great five-channel theater with added power to the main speakers or to additional stereo zones” said Wasek of the ‘Double-0’ line “the list of possibilities is a long one”
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