Onkyo is continuing its mission to make home entertainment more immersive and ever more adaptable with the launch of five new products. The Onkyo THX Select certified the 5.2-ch TX-SR393, the 7.2-ch TX-SR494, the 7.2-ch TX-NR696, the 9.2-ch TX-RZ740 and the 9.2-ch TX-RZ840 A/V Receivers. All of these models support Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® soundtracks to wrap viewers in a seamless 3D sound environment, bringing extraordinary flexibility to simplify next-generation home entertainment.
TX-SR393 5.2-Channel A/V Receiver
Class-beating sound shaped to your lifestyle
Premiere Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® sound at home with the TX-SR393. Choose a speaker layout to suit your room, from a space-saving 2.1-ch setup enhanced with 3D surround-sound courtesy Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer or DTS Virtual:X™ to a 3.2.2-ch system for native object-audio playback. Whatever way you play it, dynamic power is ready to thrill thanks to authentic high-current analogue amps backed by a thumping custom transformer. For true-to-life video, the AVR supports 4K/60p and HDR video passthrough. If all this tech sounds scary, relax: every aspect of this product is designed to erase frustration, from the automated AccuEQ system calibration to quick connection guide. The receiver integrates your players and TV and adds practical features such as Vocal Enhancer for clear dialogue. There’s even a Zone B line-out to distribute all your home theatre sources to a component with an analogue RCA line in, such as a wireless headphone dock or hi-fi system. Or just sit back and stream from apps via Bluetooth® technology and let Advanced Music Optimizer™ enrich every note of the golden Onkyo sound.
The TX-SR393 is now available in black at $669.
TX-SR494 7.2-Channel A/V Receiver
Escape every day with spatial surround-sound
From easy Bluetooth® wireless streaming to the heart-pounding thrills of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® soundtracks, the TX-SR494 deepens the enjoyment of daily life with great sound and smart features. Seven channels of high-current power give you the freedom to choose a speaker layout that suits. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer* or DTS Virtual:X™ place sound overhead or behind if you don’t want height or surround speakers and both Dolby Surround® and DTS® Neural:X are on board. Rear surrounds, bi-amped front speakers or Powered Zone B audio are also an option. AccuEQ with subwoofer EQ and AccuReflex™ for 5.2.2-ch Dolby Atmos-enabled systems clarify sound in any space. As the heart of your home theatre, the TX-SR494 has HDMI® terminals supporting HDR and 4K/60p video, while the GUI with OSD over HDMI, Zone B pre-/line-out, and Vocal Enhancer function make this receiver a joy to use as well as hear.
The TX-SR494 is now available in black at $799.
TX-NR696 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
Future-ready home entertainment with THX® Certified Select™
A harmonious mix of tech and tradition, the TX-NR696 adapts to entertainment life and finds the emotion in every sound source, from 3D film-scores to vinyl records. Next-Generation Network Audio gathers Chromecast built-in, Works with Sonos, AirPlay 2, and DTS Play-Fi® with streaming services for smooth multi-room audio evolved by support for the new high-speed 802.11ac (2×2 MIMO) Wi-Fi® specification. Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® pull audiences deep into movies and games, THX Certified Select assuring a cinema-reference experience. If a 5.2.2- ch setup isn’t possible, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer and DTS Virtual:X™ can create a 3D sound-field from horizontal speaker layouts. Zone 2 outputs bring amped multi-source audio to two rooms, while a flexible new zone line-out/front L/R pre-out terminal lets you listen to how you want, where you want. With revitalized DAA system, 4K/60p/HDR HDMI® terminals, and many extras, this product excels in every aspect.
The TX-NR696 is now available at $1,299.
TX-RZ740 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
A higher standard of sound
The TX-RZ740 not only elevates sound, but also that satisfying feeling you get every time you switch it on. The extra weight of the custom transformer, custom 10,000 μF capacitors, and aluminium heat-sink speak of an amp built for high-current power, enabling 3D audio to exhibit true-to-life spatiality and pinpoint localization. Bass force is terrific, dynamics blindingly fast, and resolution grainless. Next-Generation Network Audio gathers multi-room platforms supported by 802.11ac Wi-Fi®, or enjoy powered and unpowered audio distribution. The receiver, which supports up to 7.2.4-ch of 3D sound with external amp, is certified for IMAX® Enhanced and is THX® Certified Select™ for a cinema-reference experience. From how it sounds to the way it makes you feel, the TX-RZ740 is made to savour now and in the future.
The TX-RZ740 is now available in black at $1,699.
TX-RZ840 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
Immense power for unparalleled speaker control
A glance at the TX-RZ840’s imposing front panel reveals a component built for one purpose: making your smile wider as the volume goes higher. Its thick chassis is loaded with custom parts tested and tuned to THX® Certified Select™ reference standards, handling massive current flows for the sound you feel emotionally and physically. Beyond 3D surround supporting IMAX® Enhanced content up to 11.2 channels, and a finessed touch that breathes life into stereo music, the receiver forms a hub for house-wide entertainment with Next-Generation Network Audio integrating AirPlay 2, Works with Sonos, Chromecast built-in, and moreover 802.11ac Wi-Fi®. Three-zone powered D/A audio distribution is easily managed from your smartphone. With state-of-the-art connectivity and custom-installation interfaces included, it’s the TX-RZ840’s visceral presence you’ll find most difficult to resist.
The TX-RZ840 is now available in black at $2,299.
All models are available at Alpha Audio, Audio House, Courts, and Harvey Norman stores island-wide.
*The TX-NR494 will be available in July 2019.