Onyko Introduces Two New Receivers to Roster

Onkyo has introduced two new receivers to its product roster.

The 7.2-Channel TX-NR555 (130 W/Ch) and 7.2-Channel TX-NR656 (160 W/Ch) A/V receivers bring high-current Dynamic Audio Amplification and state-of-the-art features to the mid-range with DTS:X and Dolby Atmos decoding, support for 6G video, Google Cast, AirPlay, Wi-Fi, and an all-new wireless multi-room audio system.

AccuReflex also makes its debut in these receivers as part of Onkyo’s AccuEQ room acoustic calibration suite. The technology adjusts the phase of sound bounced off the ceiling by upfiring speakers—which reproduce “height” elements in object-based formats—so that it syncs with sound from the other speakers at the listening position. Together with AccuEQ to eliminate standing waves, surround-sound is precisely balanced for supreme clarity.

A firmware update due this summer will activate FireConnect on the TX-NR555 and TX-NR656 receivers, as well as selected legacy models. FireConnect, developed by Blackfire Research Corp., is a wireless protocol that mirrors any audio source connected to the receiver—from vinyl to streaming audio—on optional FireConnect-compatible speakers in other rooms*. Users can alternatively use Powered Zone 2 speaker outputs for multi-room playback of digital and analog sources.

Both AVRs are available in late April, in black or silver.


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