Giving home theater fans a perfect AV solution for their music, movie and gaming needs, Onkyo USA today announced the TX-NR595 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver will support Apple AirPlay® 2*1 and will be on display in the company’s booth in the Venetian, Bassano Room #2602-2603 during CES 2019.
Additionally, the new unit supports a host of new technologies such as Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer*2 and DTS Virtual:X®*3, as well as new features like dual HDMI outputs for simultaneous connection to your TV and projector, and a built-in Zone 2 DAC that can send all digital audio input sources to a second room. The TX-NR595 will be available next month for $579 USD / $799 CAD.
With the addition of AirPlay 2 support, Apple fans now have the perfect receiver to power their system and give them the ability to send and sync audio to different devices throughout the house. They can also control audio from multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices and the enhanced buffering for AirPlay 2 compatible speakers helps eliminate drops and skips.
“It’s not always about putting more power through each channel, but enhancing an already great performer and the TX-NR595 is a perfect example,” said Don Milks, Director of Marketing & Product Localization for Onkyo & Pioneer USA. “For the 595, we focused on providing consumers with a feature-rich receiver that was built on a premise of easy accessibility and affordability.”
When playing a Dolby® format, the new Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer creates a virtual surround and height effect from traditional speaker layouts without employing additional surround or height speakers. Similarly, DTS Virtual:X® creates a 3D sound-field through any speaker layout without surround or height speaker connection.
Dolby Surround® and DTS Neural:X® up-mixing technologies remap legacy soundtracks for playback through any speaker layout, including those with height channels for more spatially realistic sound.
Several additional new features arriving on the TX-NR595 include Onkyo’s DSP-based Vocal Enhancer which lets users raise or lower vocal frequencies to clarify movie or TV dialog via the remote controller or front-panel VOCAL buttons, and a Zone B line-out that passes audio signals –including HDMI and digital audio — to a component with an analog RCA audio input such as wireless headphones dock. Finally, a new On-Screen Display shows details such HDR format, video resolution, frame-rate and audio codec, information that was oftentimes hard to access during playback.
The TX-NR595 utilizes six HDMI® inputs all of which support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, 24-bit video pass-through, and the HDCP 2.2 digital copy-protection standard. Video with HDR (High Dynamic Range) in HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), or Dolby Vision™ formats is passed through to a compatible display. Further, video with BT.2020 color is supported, while Super Resolution, a 4K upscaling technology suited to HD sources is also on board.
Onkyo deploys its discrete high-current analog amplification system backed by a High-Current Low-Noise Power Transformer and large audio-grade capacitors. That power is underscored by 4-ohm speaker-driving capability.
AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration creates a harmonious sound-field in the room, detecting speaker presence, size, and distance from a measurement point, and setting sound-pressure levels. AccuReflex™ technology optimizes 3D audio reproduction through Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers by resolving phase-shift that arises from path differences between directional and non-directional sounds.
Wireless audio distribution includes all the major platforms, including Bluetooth, DTS Play-Fi® technology, FlareConnect™ and Works with SONOS, and the TX-NR595 is well-equipped with a host of online music services such as Amazon Music, Pandora®, Spotify, TIDAL, and Deezer, as well as Internet radio via TuneIn.
The Advanced Music Optimizer™ restores compressed audio files close to their original integrity for improved playback quality, and a USB power output supports network media streaming sticks.
With power smoothly delivered through all channels and a selection of inputs for High-Res Audio and pure analog sources, the TX-NR595 vastly improves the audio playback quality of music, movies, TV programs, and games.
To experience Onkyo USA’s new line of AV receivers in person, please stop by the company’s booth in the Venetian, Bassano Rooms 2602-2603 during CES 2019.
*1 AirPlay 2 will be available via firmware update in the spring of 2019.
*2 Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer will be enabled with a future firmware update. Works with Dolby Atmos, Dolby codecs, PCM and DSD audio only.
*3 Works with DTS:X, DTS formats, PCM and DSD audio only.