Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Entry Level Onkyo Receiver Gets 1080p HDMI Switching

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (04/24/07) -- Onkyo has begun shipping the TX-SR505 audio/video receiver, improving upon the company's popular TX-SR504 by adding 1080p-compatible HDMI pass-through switching capability and Audyssey 2EQ automatic calibration and room correction. The receiver boasts a substantial array of high-end features for home theater, including 7x75 watts of power, extensive 7.1-channel processing modes, A/V lip-sync adjustment, subwoofer crossover adjustment, and connections for a full complement of A/V and stereo source components.

Onkyo's TX-SR505 is well suited for use with high-definition displays and source components, including new 1080p Blu-Ray and HD-DVD players, Xbox and Playstation 3 gaming consoles, and HD set-top boxes for cable and satellite television. The receiver includes HDMI pass-through switching, which has the ability to transmit 1080p video and Deep-Color™ data through 2 inputs and 1 output, as well as three component video inputs for 1080i and 720p sources. There are also four composite and three S-video inputs to accommodate additional A/V sources, and a front panel A/V input for convenient connection of video cameras and other portable devices.

The TX-SR505 includes color-coded 7.1-channel multi-channel inputs, making it ready for the new generation of Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD source devices, such as HD-DVD and Blu-Ray video players. It has four assignable digital audio inputs with two coaxial and two optical connectors, RCA line-level connections for a CD player and audio recorder, and a subwoofer preamplifier output.

The TX-SR505 features a full array of processing for home theater, including Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, and even DTS 96/24. With DTS Neo:6 and Dolby ProLogic IIx, the receiver is capable of automatically deriving full 7.1-channel audio from absolutely any stereo or multichannel source. The receiver features high quality linear PCM 192 kHz/24-bit D/A converters and a sophisticated 32-bit DSP engine for ideal reproduction of soundtracks and multichannel audio.

The Onkyo TX-SR505 includes seven internal power amplifier channels with high-current, low-impedance discrete output devices, to deliver a continuous power output of 75 Watts per channel into 8-Ohm loads. Onkyo's exclusive WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) gives the power stage a linear frequency response from 10 Hz to 100 kHz to ensure it’s up to the challenge of the most demanding audio sources. There are dual banana-plug-compatible multi-way speaker binding posts for all main channels with color-coding for simplified wiring, as well as front channel "B" terminals to enable the receiver to drive a stereo pair in a second zone.

The dot-matrix fluorescent front panel display and Audyssey 2EQ room correction make setup and operation of the receiver easy and fast, including variable speaker configuration and distance settings for simple optimization of any speaker arrangement. With the new adjustable crossover on the subwoofer pre-out channel, the LFE channel signal can be cutoff at 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150 or 200 Hz, for seamless integration of any satellite and subwoofer combination.

Onkyo has also designed the TX-SR505 to take complete advantage of the company's RI (Remote Interactive) iPod dock/charger models. It includes a full-function pre-programmed RI-compatible remote control, and is available in either black or silver finishes. It is now shipping at a suggested retail price of $379.

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Onkyo TX-SR505 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver On Sale

Source: GSPR