Renowned home cinema manufacturer Onkyo has announced three new home cinema receivers to its 2011 lineup. The entry level models TX-SR309, TX-NR509, and TX-NR609 come packed with some impressive features.
Robert Silva of About.com is reporting that all of the new models have built- in USB ports for iPods or USB flash drives, and are 3D-enabled. The TX-NR509 and TX-NR609 will also come with network connectivity, which will allow for Internet Radio and firmware updates. Both models will also be compatible with an upcoming Onkyo UWF-1 wireless USB adapter.
The three new models will come with a range of features usually found on more expensive models, with Dolby TrueHD, DTS-Master Audio and Audio Return Channel amongst the options. The higher priced TX-NR609 also has Dolby Prologic IIz processing, Audyssey DSX, THX Select2 Plus Certified, six HDMI inputs, and 7.2 channel configuration.
While the TX-NR509 is a 5.1 channel receiver with four 3D compatible HDMI inputs, the lower priced TX-SR309 still features TrueHD/DTS-HD Master Audio decoding. All three models are expected to be in store by April with the TX-SR609 costing $599, TX-NR509 $399, TX-SR309 $299.
Onkyo have also announced the DS-A4 Remote Interactive Dock for iPod/iPhone, this will connect to most AV home cinema receivers, but when used with one of the company’s own units will have extra options using the proprietary RI interface jack. According to ecoustics.com the unit is compatible with all current iPod/iPhone models. This will again be available by April costing $139.
Find the official Onkyo U.S. website here.