Posted Wed Apr 11, 2018 at 07:30 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Two new 7.2-channel immersive audio receivers have been unveiled.
The TX-NR686 is rated for 210 W/Ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD,1-channel driven) and is THX Certified Select for reference level performance. Meanwhile, the TX-NR585 is rated for 170 W/Ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 channel driven). Both units offer support for up to a 5.2.2 speaker setup with DTS:X or Dolby Atmos playback. AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration is included as well, along with AccuReflex technology for Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker systems. In addition, both models use high-current drive, non-phase-shift amplification circuitry and discrete output stages. 4K/60p video passthrough with support for BT.2020 color, 4:4:4 color sub-sampling, and High Dynamic Range in HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision is also provided through HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI.
Hi-Res Audio formats like 5.6 MHz DSD and 192 kHz/24-bit in FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and ALAC are supported over network or USB input. Likewise, the receivers offer built-in compatibility for streaming services like Amazon Music, TIDAL, TuneIn, Deezer, Pandora and Spotify. Connectivity options include Dual-band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DTS Play-Fi, FireConnect, and Chromecast built-in. Finally, voice control via Google Assistant is also available through an Android phone, iPhone, Google Home, or other compatible device.
Listings for the 7.2-channel TX-NR686 (MSRP $649) and 7.2-channel TX-NR585 (MSRP:$549) are now live on Amazon. And beyond these two new immersive audio receivers, Onkyo also recently announced the entry-level TX-SR383 for $399. Though also a 7.2-channel unit, the TX-SR383 does not include Dolby Atmos or DTS:X support.
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