The new entry-level AV receiver is now shipping.
Onkyo has announced the release of its latest AV receiver model. The TX-SR373 is now shipping for a suggested retail price of $349.
The 5.2 channel entry-level receiver features discrete analog amplification capable of 155 W/ch into 6 Ohms (1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-channel driven) or 80 W/Ch into 8 Ohms (20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2-channels driven, FTC). In addition, the device offers two pre-outs for sub-woofer connections; HDMI inputs with support for HDR10, HDCP 2.2, and 4K/60p video pass-through; two composite video inputs for legacy consoles or VCRs; AM/FM radio tuner with 30 memory presets; and a full-sized remote control.
DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD playback are provided as well, and the unit uses Qualcomm aptX audio tech for CD-quality streaming from compatible Bluetooth devices. Likewise, the TX-SR373 includes an Advanced Music Optimizer DSP listening program for enhancing compressed audio like MP3/AAC/WMA formats stored on USB memory devices or streaming Bluetooth tracks. Finally, the receiver also comes with Onkyo's AccuEQ Room Calibration technology, which sets speaker distances according to the listening position; adjusts output; selects crossover for the subwoofer, and performs audio equalization.
Outside of the new TX-SR373, Onkyo also recently released the SBT-A500 Network Surround Soundbar System with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. The three-piece system includes a low 2.1" profile soundbar, a slim Network A/V Receiver, and a wireless subwoofer. The soundbar features precision drivers with two speakers each for the left, right, and center channels, plus single height speakers for overhead sound with support for object based immersive audio formats. The SBT-A500 is now on sale for $899.