Yamaha’s Aventage line of A/V receivers that launched back in 2010 is about to get two new players that will bring audiophile quality design and performance to the game. The RX-A3040 and the RX-A2040 support Dolby Atmos surround sound for home media spaces. The new receivers will enhance systems so that sound comes from all more »
Onkyo today unveiled three new AV components that feature Dolby Atmos “multidimensional sound”: the THX Select2 Plus-certified 9.2-channel TX-NR1030 Network A/V Receiver, the 11.2-channel TX-NR3030 Network A/V Receiver, and the THX Ultra2 Plus-certified PR-SC5530 Network A/V Controller. The products, targeted at medium to large listening spaces, will ship in August.
The company claims the 95-watt-per-channel DTR-30.6 ($1,000) and the 110-watt-per-channel DTR-40.6 ($1,300) are the first receivers designed to support the latest HDMI standard for 4K/60Hz video, as well as the latest HDCP2.2 copy protection standard.
True music lovers can and will play from a variety of different sources. As such, having a proper audio setup at home is pretty key. But, more often than not, having a comprehensive listening environment requires a number of separate devices: digital analog converter (DAC), amplifier, tuner, and CD player, to name a few. Sure, more »
It’s always a good day for home audio when Onkyo announces a new AV receiver, let alone two. And that’s exactly what’s going down.
Look out everyone, the onslaught of 4K Ultra HD receivers is in full effect! Just last week, Pioneer released four 4K Ultra HD models ranging from $400 to $700. These two new Onkyo models, announced in the wee hours of St. Patty’s day, appear to be directly competing with those models and are similarly priced with the 5.2-channel TX-NR535 going for $499; the 7.2-channel TX-NR636, $699
If you are in the market for a home theater receiver, Pioneer has introduced not one, but five home theater receivers today ranging in price from a mere $400 to a slightly more expensive but still relatively cheap $700, and two of them branded under the Pioneer Elite banner, no less.
As if buying the perfect gift wasn’t hard enough, now there is the added pressure of hunting for something a little bit more conscientious for that special someone. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) strives to make green tech gifting easier with GreenerGadgets.org, which offers up tips for selecting the ideal green tech gift and a more »
AudioControl has announced the launch of its new Concert AVR-6 and Concert AVR-8 Ultra HD 4K home theater receivers, which promise to deliver the superb audio performance and custom integration support for which the company is known. Aside from the amps, both models look pretty much identical. The AudioControl Concert AVR-8 boasts a high current amp more »
Stereo systems. Like cable TV and camera film, younger people largely couldn’t care less about them. So says CNN in an article called “The Death of the Home Stereo System.” It may be painful for some longtime home entertainment enthusiasts to accept, but kids and many older people don’t want traditional AV components because, frankly, more »
If you’re spending five- or six-hundred bucks on a receiver these days, I feel for you. The market is crowded with innumerable offerings at that economic sweet spot and picking between then isn’t always easy. That may be why so many home theater enthusiasts find a brand they like and stick with it for the more »
Longtime Sherbourn dealers didn’t take it so well when re-jiggered its distribution model earlier this year to bypass the traditional distributor/rep model and move to direct sales for both consumers and systems integrators. So it’s safe to say that today’s announcement won’t be met with too much rejoicing from the custom installation market — at least more »