Published on May 14th, 2015 | by Gary Johnson0
New Onkyo receiver amps feature Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
Many people that have large flat screen TVs supplement the audio side of things with a surround sound receiver of some kind, and Onkyo have long been one of the leading manufacturers of such products. Now some new Onkyo receiver amps have been announced that feature Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
The 7.2 channel TX-NR646 and the TX-NR747 will both have support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X which will be added later this year via a firmware update. The company is highlighting the new receivers support for next gen surround sound formats with DTS:X using Neural:X that will use spatial mapping to bring a similarly all-encompassing sound to soundtracks encoded in other formats, such as DTS and PCM.
Both receivers have 8 4K/60Hz ready HDMI 2.0a inputs along with 2 multi zone outputs and HDCP 2.2 compliant terminals that will support 4K streaming and UltraHD Blu-ray discs that are coming later in 2015.
21:9 cinema aspect and HDR color are also supported, and built in Wi-Fi support wireless streaming as well as AirPlay and Bluetooth. They also integrate Spotify Connect and the company’s Remote App 3 will allow users to stream their music from their mobile device along with access to Internet radio and other on demand music services.
Lovers of vinyl can even connect their turntable via the phono input while the TX-NR646 has 160 watts of power per channel with the TX-NR747 having 175 watts as well as being THX Select 2 Plus certified. Onkyo has refreshed its AccuEQ room calibration to try and help make the initial setup easier, while the TX-NR646 will be available at the end of the month priced at £549/$699, and the TX-NR747 will come at the end of June priced £849/$999.
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