March 12, 2009 | by Steve Crowe
Onkyo has added three home theater receivers (TX-SR607, TX-SR507, TX-SR307) to its lineup, including the “world’s first” with Dolby ProLogic IIz processing.
The TX-SR607, a 7.2-channel receiver with Dolby Pro-Logic IIz, adds a vertical aspect to the sound with left and right channel front height speakers above the main speakers.
Each model supports Blu-ray and other HD A/V source components, 1080p resolution, Deep Color, and x.v.Color.
They also feature:
Audyssey 2EQ calibration to correct frequency and time domain in each channel’s output
Audyssey Dynamic Volume technology to optimize the dynamic range at any listening level
Audyssey Dynamic EQ to fix problems with reduced sound quality at low listening levels
Onkyo also included four gaming modes: Rock, Sports, Action, or Role Playing to match the listener’s experience to the gaming content.
The TX-SR607 and TX-SR507 have HDMI repeaters and Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Both also offer new proprietary rear-panel universal port to simplify connection to the HD Radio Tuner and iPod Dock that will be available in late spring.
The TX-SR607 also has dual subwoofer line-outputs and upconverts analog sources to HDMI via Faroujda DCDi technology.
The entry-level TX-SR307 has HDMI pass-through switching on three inputs.
The 5.1-channel TX-SR307 and 5.1-channel TX-SR507 have 65- and 80-watts per channel, respectively. The TX-SR607 is rated at 90 watts per channel.
TX-SR307 — $299 (March)
TX-SR507 — $399 (March)
TX-ST607 — $599 (April)