Posted Fri Sep 8, 2017 at 08:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Two new immersive audio receivers have been detailed.
Pioneer and Onkyo have revealed their product lineups for CEDIA 2017. The collections include the newly announced Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Network AV Receiver and Onkyo TX-RZ920 Network AV Receiver.
First up, the Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 is a 7.2 channel model rated for 120 W/ch (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 % THD, 2ch Driven, FTC). The unit features Class D3 (Direct Energy HD) Amplification and uses a premium AKM AK4458 768 kHz/32-bit DAC. Likewise, the receiver includes support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio formats, along with Hi-Res audio playback for Direct DSD 11.2 MHz/5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz, DSD 5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz with PCM conversion, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and Apple Lossless to 192 kHz/24-bit resolution. HDMI connections with 4K/60p, 4:4:4 24-bit video pass-through, HDCP 2.2, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma), Dolby Vision, and BT.2020 wide color gamut support are integrated as well.
Meanwhile, the Onkyo TX-RZ920 Network AV Receiver is a 9.2 channel model rated for 135 W/Ch (8 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08%, 2-channels driven, FTC), offering native support for 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X configurations. Likewise, the receiver includes 11.2-multi-channel pre-outs and processing to enable 7.2.4 speaker setups with an additional stereo power amp. In addition, the unit features modular analog and digital circuit blocks, custom-fabricated transformer, and massive factory-tuned block capacitors. Finally, hi-res audio playback and 4K/60p, 4:4:4 24-bit video pass-through with HDCP 2.2, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma), Dolby Vision, and BT.2020 wide color gamut support are offered as well.
The Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Network AV Receiver ($1,099) and Onkyo TX-RZ920 Network AV Receiver ($1,599) are both set to start shipping later this month.
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