Posted Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
The HT-RC260 and HT-RC270 are set at the mid level and high end respectively.
The latest receivers from Onkyo have plenty in common. Both the HT-RC260 and the HT-RC270 are 7.2 channel systems boasting HDMI 1.4 inputs and compatibility with 3D formats. Both decode Dolby TrueHD and DTS-Master Audio as well.
The HT-RC260 features Audyssey DSX and Dolby ProLogic IIz, but only the HT-RC270 has Audyssey's MulitEQ feature that makes simplifies room setup. It's also the only one with DLNA and Windows 7 compatibility, along with the ability to play internet radio from sources like Slacker, Pandora and Rhapsody.
When it comes to the hardware itself, both receivers offer Onkyo's WRAT amps. In fact, they've got seven of them, equipped with three-stage Darlington circuitry. Each also includes Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DACs.
You can pick up the RC260 now at a price of $499 while the RC270 will cost you $849.
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