Posted Wed Mar 14, 2018 at 06:05 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
A new entry-level surround sound receiver has been detailed.
Onkyo has announced the launch of its first new AV receiver for 2018. The TX-SR383 7.2-Channel AV Receiver is set to start shipping later this month for a manufacturer suggested retail price of $399.
The receiver is rated for 55W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 channel driven) and supports native 7.2-channel speaker configurations or a 5.2-channel surround sound setup with powered audio to a pair of Zone 2 stereo speakers. DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD audio formats are both supported, but the receiver does not include Dolby Atmos or DTS:X compatibility. Meanwhile, the unit features four HDMI inputs and one HDCP 2.2 compliant output with support for 4K/60p, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), 4:4:4 color space, and BT.2020 color gamut video pass-through. Likewise, the HDMI output is also CEC-compliant and has an ARC (Audio Return Channel).
In addition, the receiver offers AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration with a setup microphone to automatically adjust speaker distance, output level, crossover, and EQ to suit a customer's specific listening environment. Bluetooth 3.0 with AAC codec playback and Qualcomm aptX audio support is also integrated, enabling wireless connectivity to compatible smartphones, tablets, personal computers, and other devices. A front-panel USB input, a rear 5V/1A USB outlet, a selection of composite video inputs, optical/coaxial digital audio inputs, and analog audio inputs are included as well.
Here's a full rundown of key specs and features per Onkyo:
- 155 W/Ch per channel
- Dolby® TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding
- HDMI® 4 In / 1 Out (HDR10 / HLG / BT.2020 / HDCP 2.2)
- High-current power and discrete amp circuits
- Powered Zone 2 audio / 7.2-channel surround sound
- AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration
- Bluetooth® wireless technology and Qualcomm® aptX™ audio
- Easy-Setup Rear Panel
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