Onkyo brings three new high-end AV receivers, the nine-channel flagship TX-NR5010, the more moderately priced nine-channel TX-NR3010, and the value 7-channel TX-NR1010. All three models feature THX Ultra2 Plus deliver the cinematic experience with dynamic Reference Level sound, Audyssey MultE XT32 room equalization, Audyssey DSX, and Dolby Pro Logic IIz.
The TX-NR5010 and TX-NR3010 also feature DTS Neo:X technology for 11.4-channel pre-outs. Not just audio, these receivers also delivers optimum video performance with 4K upscaling, thanks to Onkyo’s Dual Core Video Engine featuring HQV Vida VHD1900 module and Marvell’s Qdeo technology. The flagship TX-NR5010 has a massive toroidal transformer supported by two discrete transformers for audio and video processing, and the TX-NR3010 replaces the toroidal transformer with a heavy-duty EI transformer.
Onkyo’s new receivers all have isolated power and preamp blocks to reduce interference with super-rigid chassis to prevent vibration; and feature a new Differential DAC Mode and Digital Crossover Processing Network to optimize performance when bi-wiring and bi-amping the front channels. They incoporate Cisco Linksys’ SimpleTap technology for simpler network configuration. With Ethernet connection and WiFi connectivity with optional UWF-1 WiFi adapter, users can access to preloaded audio streaming channels such as Spotify and the front-panel Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) HDMI port allows easy connection with smartphones/tablets. They have An additional HDMI output to enable 1080p playback in a second zone and Extra HDMI inputs to support 3D Video plus Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Also included is the InstaPrevue picture-in-picture video input preview and selection technology.
Coming in July, the Onkyo TX-NR5010, TX-NR3010 and TX-NR1010 are priced at $2999, $2299 and $1799, respectively.