Onkyo introduces next wave of advanced RZ Series models

August 30, 2016

Unlocks the Ultimate in Multidimensional Object-Based Surround-Sound

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, August 30, 2016 – Driven by 70 years of home audio innovation and design, Onkyo USA today unveiled the details of its second wave of products from its premier RZ Series, including two top-of-the-line A/V receivers: the THX® Select2 Plus-certified 11.2-channel TX-RZ3100 Network AV Receiver and the 9.2-channel TX-RZ1100 Network A/V Receiver, along with a flagship THX Ultra2 Plus-certified 11.2-channel PR-RZ5100 Network A/V Controller, all of which are scheduled to be available next month.

Built with custom integration in mind, each Onkyo RZ Series receiver contains features to make installation and integration with control systems easy. Connectivity options include RS-232, IR and 12v triggers as well as PC setup, detachable power cables and optional rack kits, simplifying installation. Finally, the RZ Series is backed by a three-year warranty and features priority customer support.

In addition to Zone 2 pre outs with independent HDMI output and Zone3 pre out, all three units include 11.2 channel preamp RCA outputs, the PR-RZ5100 features balanced XLR connectors. The TX-RZ1100 and TXRZ3100 feature Zone 2 and 3 powered outputs for driving speakers in other rooms. Additional multi-room wireless audio capabilities are offered via optional FireConnect*1.

The AVRs offer prodigious high-current dynamic power to drive large floor-standing loudspeakers with breathtaking accuracy and control. Users can add additional height or ceiling speakers to unlock the full multi-dimensional experience delivered by built in Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™, which incorporates DTS Neural:X™ technology to up-mix lossless multichannel surround formats such as DTS Master Audio™, to emulate height effects and give listeners a 3D experience that’s close to a native object-based soundtrack.

All products offer Google Cast™*2, AirPlay®, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Spotify®, TIDAL*2, TuneIn, and Pandora®*2 with any app-based audio entertainment cast seamlessly to the theater room and beyond using a user-friendly Onkyo Remote application*3.

Delivering ultimate clarity, cohesiveness, and full-scale power for movie and game soundtracks, hi-res audio, and stereo sources, both the TX-RZ3100 and the TX-RZ1100 feature a new Onkyo Hi-Current Digital Amplification system that pairs with AccuEQ and AccuReflex technologies to optimally balanced and phase-align sound any listening space. The three models feature premium AKM 384kHz/32-bit digital-to-analog conversion technology and VLSC™ noise-free processing on all channels, which removes pulse-noise for sound that’s true to the source, while delivering a level of richness and emotional heft that make music and TV entertainment an amazing experience.

All three products feature separated digital and analog circuitry to minimize interference, custom low-hum transformers, and bespoke audio-grade capacitors for smooth and instantaneous power, while componentry and attention to detail throughout reflects the products’ flagship status.

Each include HDCP 2.2 compatibility and a host of 4k video features over HDMI including BT.2020 color, High Dynamic Range, 4:4:4 color space, and 4K/60 Hz should the user choose to update their display or projector in the future.

The TX-RZ3100 (MSRP: $3,199), TX-RZ1100 (MSRP: $2,199) and the PR-RZ5100 (MSRP: $2,399) will be available next month.

*1 Multi-room audio enabled by FireConnect™, a wireless technology of Blackfire Research. Optional wireless speakers are due for release in 2016. Onkyo cannot guarantee operation with all FireConnect™-compatible products.
*2 Some services enabled via firmware update. Details TBA. Please check regional availability. Some services may require a subscription.
*3 Compatible with iPod touch (5th generation or later) and iPhone 4GS or later.

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