Onkyo to launch seven home cinema receivers including models with HD audio support

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Onkyo has announced that, over the coming two months, it will launch seven new home cinema receivers to the UK market, with prices ranging from £200 to £1400, which it claims will give it the one of the most comprehensive receiver ranges of any manufacturer.

In addition, all of its models priced over £400 will feature integrated on-board decoding for the high definition audio formats Dolby Digital Plus, True HD, DTS-HD, and DTS-HD Master Audio.

All models will feature 1080p compatible HDMI 1.3a inputs and outputs, plus Audyssey microphone-based auto setup.

Additionally, the £600 model will feature THX Select 2 certification, with THX Ultra 2 on the £800, £1,000, and £1,400 models.

The top two models will also feature HQV Reon-VX scaling of all sources up to 1080p.

The first three models coming to market are:

HT-R508 receiver

5.1 channel sound, 130W per channel, 192kHz/24-Bit DACs, HDMI pass through, HDTV capable, 32-bit processing DSP chip, Audyssey 2EQ technology, 4 digital inputs, CinemaFILTER.

Available now, priced £200.

TX-SR505E receiver

7.1-channel sound, 130W per channel, 192kHz/24-Bit DACs, HDMI pass through, Pure Audio mode, CinemaFILTER.

Available now, priced £250.

TX-SR605 receiver

7.1-channel sound, 140W per channel, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD Decoding, HDMI v1.3a, Bi-Amping Capability, 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs, CinemaFILTER, Double Bass Function, Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry

Available from the end of June, priced £400.

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Andy Merrett