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Onkyo Announces World-First 3D-Ready A/V Receiver and HTiB Systems

Written on Mar 9, 2010 by Charles Jefferies and filed under Featured, News, Onkyo

Onkyo SR608 A/V Receiver

Onkyo SR608 A/V Receiver

Onkyo USA today announced its first 3D-Ready home theater receivers and home theater in a box (HTiB) systems. The company announced three new A/V receivers and three HTiB systems. All of the new products support the HDMI v1.4 connectivity standard for 3D video displays and Audio Return Channel capabilities.

Additional features of the new products include the ability to decode lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio bitstreams and a new 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown PCM1690 DAC with a 113dB dynamic range. Lastly, a new HDMI Thru feature allows content to pass to the TV when the receiver is in a standby state.

The three new receiver models are as follows:

  • TX-SR608 7.2 channel
  • TX-SR508 7.1 channel
  • TX-SR308 5.1 channel

The SR608 is the highest-end receiver; it features a power amplifier and is THX-Select2 Plus certified. It also has Audyssey DSX dimensional sound processing and 1080p upscaling support for all inputs.

The SR608 and SR508 will be available in April for $599 and $399, respectively, and the SR308 will be available in March for $299.

Onkyo HTX-22HDX HTiB System

Onkyo HTX-22HDX HTiB System

The HTiB systems consist of a receiver, subwoofer, and speakers. The following models were announced:

  • HT-S5300 7.1 channel
  • HT-S3300 5.1 channel
  • HTX-22HDX 2.1 channel

The high-end S5300 model includes an iPod dock. The 22HDX uses just two speakers and a subwoofer but employs 3D sound processing to create simulated surround sound effects.

The S3300 will ship in March for $379 and the S5300 will follow in April for $599. The 22HDX will ship in May for $349.

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