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Seven Channels of High-Current Amplification Meets High-Res Movie Sound in an Entry-Level A/V Receiver Sharing Powered Audio Entertainment to ZONE 2

March 15, 2018

OSAKA, JAPAN. Deploying its discrete high-current seven-channel analog amplification system in a new TX-SR383 entry-class A/V receiver allows Onkyo to present its customers with a choice of native 7.1-ch soundtrack reproduction in the home theater, or a 5.1-ch surround-sound layout with powered audio distribution to a pair of stereo speakers in ZONE 2*1.

Featuring 135 W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 channel driven) and supporting DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby® TrueHD movie soundtracks—with either Surround Back or Front Height speakers to enhance theater-realistic immersion—this receiver delivers unprecedented value.

AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration delivers tailored surround-sound to suit in any media room. It sets speaker parameters such as distance, output level, and crossover, and EQs to present a cohesive audio image optimized for unique room sizes and speaker positions. Just plug in the setup mic after connecting the speakers, follow the on-screen prompts, and enjoy calibrated sound.

Native 7.1-ch soundtrack reproduction or 5.2-ch surround-sound with Powered ZONE 2 audio entertainment distribution in the kitchen, deck, or interior space adds another value dimension to the TX-SR383. As well as simplifying the home entertainment system, providing high-quality stereo amplification for everyday music listening, and transforming movies with dynamic surround-sound, this easy-to-use receiver is ready to play the latest 4K entertainment.

A future-ready hub connecting HDR-ready media players and television sets, the TX-SR383 features four HDMI® inputs and one output supporting 4K/60p, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), and BT.2020 color-standard video pass-through as well as HDCP 2.2 for premium copy-protected content. The CEC-compliant HDMI output also has an ARC (Audio Return Channel) to enable amplification of TV broadcasts from ARC-ready displays. HDMI pass-through is available when amplified sound is not required.

Bluetooth® Version 3.0 wireless technology supports the AAC codec for high-quality audio transmission, while compliance with Qualcomm® aptX™ audio enables CD-like music playback quality with compatible smartphones, tablets, and personal computers. Stream virtually any audio in moments with easy pairing via a key on the front panel or remote controller.

Music Optimizer, developed by Onkyo, uses a DSP algorithm to restore lost bit information for objectively better sound when playing compressed audio files. Touch a key on the remote to enable Music Optimizer listening mode on a variety of input sources, including Bluetooth audio and MP3, WMA, and AAC files via front-panel USB input.

With a variety of network HDMI dongles available to bring streaming audio and video to the family room, the TX-SR383 includes a rear 5 V outlet to power devices that require it. Users can add room-filling amplified sound to their favorite movies and TV programs on-demand via subscription services, and enjoy premium sound with music, podcasts, and online audio-video media streamed via smartphones or tablet apps.

A selection of composite and component video inputs connect legacy devices, while optical/coaxial digital audio inputs and analog audio inputs are also included. Connect players, conceal them in an entertainment unit, and distribute video to the TV via one cable—great for wall-mounted displays. Together, these features combine with the signature Onkyo sound to let families enrich their daily entertainment experience, stress-free and at an affordable price.

Onkyo, Japan

*1 Powered ZONE 2 speaker output supports analog audio, AM/FM tuner, and Bluetooth audio distribution.

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