Onkyo Debuts Dolby-Enabled Receiver
Onkyo USA Thursday announced a new lineup of AV receivers, including what it calls the first ever to feature Dolby's ProLogic IIz. That receiver, the TX-SR607, is one of three in the company's spring lineup, which range in price from $299 to $599.
"We are very excited to be the first audio manufacturer to utilize this exciting new surround format from Dolby," Onkyo USA marketing manager Paul Wasek said as part of the announcement. "It adds a new realm of audience involvement in three dimensions, with surprise aircraft flyovers triggering the 'duck' reflex. Onkyo has launched this technology on our most popular AV receiver, rather than our most expensive, in order to reach out to a much larger customer base. The company's premium receiver lineup, which will roll out over the Summer, will include expanded height-channel capabilities, internet radio and network audio technologies at lower price points."
The TX-SR607 will appear in April; the other two new receivers, the TX-SR307 and TX-SR507, will bow in March.