Has anyone seen this yet?
I knew this was out in Europe, but it just appeared on Onkyo's U.S. site.
Looks like a pretty nice unit.
This has gone beyond Dolby ProLogic IIz now. They've added Front Wide speakers. That's right. With Audyssey DSX(Dynamic Sound Expansion), you can now have an even wider front soundstage. Not only do you get the standard L/C/R arrangement, and L/R Height speakers, you now also get L/R "Wide" speakers. So you have the standard L/R, and then the "Width" speakers spaced farther apart on either side of the front soundstage.
You can also have the standard surrounds/surround back speakers. Best of all, unlike the Onkyo 607, you can use ALL of these speakers at the same time.
They claim 135 wpc with 2 channels driven, but if they're anything like the recent Onkyo's, they'll exceed that spec. I'll be interested to see a real world all channels driven spec. I'd be willing to bet the all channels driven rating is somewhere in the neighborhood of 135 wpc.
It has plenty of other great features, such as networking capability(hence the "NR" rather than "SR" connotation), and it also has streaming capability for Pandora, Rhapsody, DLNA and Windows 7.
Faroudja DCDI 1080p upscaling, upscaling of component sources to 1080i, 6 in/1 out HDMI V1.3a repeater with 1080p pass through.
It still maintains the THX Select2 Plus certification as well of course.
Did I mention that it also has 2 subwoofer outputs? That makes this an 11.2 AVR!!..
Sounds like a very solid unit. I kind of want one...
edit-A quick google search puts the MSRP at $1100.