TX-SR500 Home Theater Receiver

The TX-SR500 home theater receiver features a full suite of surround sound processing and inputs at an extremely affordable price. The unit is fully compatible with Dolby Digital and DTS encoding, and even includes Dolby Pro-Logic II circuitry, which provides virtual surround sound from two-channel audio sources, such as CD, videotape, cable TV and FM radio signals. With 9 DSP modes, a wide range of digital and analog inputs and outputs, and A-Form auto format detection, the TX-SR500 is easy to set up and use, and versatile enough to integrate the newest technologies with existing equipment in any home theater. With five channels each capable of continuously delivering 80 Watts RMS into 6 Ohms, and Onkyo's Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT), the TX-SR500 delivers clean, high-current power from 10Hz all the way out to 100 kHz, supporting even the most demanding formats such as DVD Audio and SACD. The power stage uses discrete output devices for all channels and extruded aluminum heat sinks for high current capability.The TX-SR500 is versatile enough to handle nearly any of the combination of full-range and 'mini' speakers found in today's home theater systems. The receiver's easy-to-use setup menus allow the user to specify what type of speakers are used, and the onboard digital processing circuitry directs bass signals from digital sources only to the speakers designed for low-frequency reproduction. In addition, the receiver's subwoofer channel processing includes a variable crossover circuit which can be set to optimize for individual subwoofers.Because so many homes employ a wide range of video and audio equipment, the TX-SR500 has a versatile array of connection input and output types. The receiver includes S-Video switching, and has both coaxial and optical digital inputs for digital audio signals. Composite video and analog audio inputs and outputs ensure that older equipment is easily integrated with newer devices. There are even 6-channel analog inputs for SACD and DVD-Audio. The front panel has both composite and S-Video plus audio inputs for easy connection of equipment such as a camcorders or portable MP3 players. The receiver also features an FM/AM tuner with 30 random presets, a digital Optimum Gain Volume control, and a full-function pre-programmed remote control. The sturdy solid aluminum front panel, and dot matrix fluorescent display round out the TX-SR-500, at a suggested retail price of $320

Power Specifications
Power Output* (8 ohm, 20 Hz-20 kHz, FTC)
Front L/R 65 W/Ch
6 ohm Capable
4 ohm Capable
Center 65 W
Surround L/R 65 W/Ch
Surround Back
Dynamic Power**
3 ohm (Front) 160 W/Ch
4 ohm (Front) 125 W/Ch
8 ohm (Front) 85 W/Ch
Amplifier Design
Identical Full-Bandwidth Channels 5
Color Coded Speaker Terminals
Reduced NFB (Negative Feedback) Design
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
Non-Scaling Configuration
DACs 96 kHz/24-Bit x 6
High Current Low Impedance Drive
All Discrete Output Stage Amplifiers
Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
Digital Upsampling
Comb Filter for Composite to S
Home Theater Features
HDMI Video Upconversion
THX Surround EX and THX Certified
Cinema Re-EQ
HDMI Switching Input/Output
Extended Frequency Response (+ 1 dB, - 3 dB) 10 Hz-100 kHz
DTS, DTS-ES Discrete/Matrix 6.1, DTS Neo:6 DTS Only
DTS 96/24
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby ProLogic IIx
Dolby Digital EX
A-Form Listening Mode Memory
Composite to S-Video Conversion
Composite and S-Video to Component Video Upconvers
Multichannel Input 5.1
Digital Soundfield Processing Modes 9
Late Night Mode
On-Screen Display
Adjustable Digital Delay
Crossover Adjustment
Internet Features
Number of Presets (Internet Radio)
Front-Panel Optical
Audio and AV Inputs 2/4
HDTV-Ready Component Video Input/Output
Front-Panel Video Input (with S-Video)
S-Video Compatible Jacks Input/Output 4/2
Digital Inputs 2 Optical, 1 Coaxial
Digital Output
Amp In
RS-232 Control Port
IR In/Out
Pre Outs
Front L/R, Center
Surround L/R
Surround Back
Time Base Correction (TBC)
Other Features
Dot-Matrix Display
Display Dimmer 3 Levels
Pure Audio Mode
Enhanced IPOD Compatibility
DS-A1 Compatible
Dual Banana Plug Compatible Speaker Terminals Except Speaker B
Zone 2 Subwoofer
Zone 2 Composite Video
Zone 2 OSD
Sleep Timer (90 minutes; 10-min steps)
Absolute/Relative Volume Display Absolute
Intelli Volume
Phono Input
Headphone Jack
Zone 2 (Multisource) Line Out
Powered Zone 2
12 Volt Trigger
A/B Speaker Drive A and B
Tuner Features
Number of Presets (FM/AM) 30
RI-Compatible Remote Control Prepro
Macro Function

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