Onkyo’s new budget-priced TX-SR393 5.2-channel AV receiver (pictured above and below, click on images for larger versions) has both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X built in.

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X bringing extraordinary flexibility to simplify next-generation home entertainment,’ said Peter Amos, Managing Director of Amber Technology, which distributes Onkyo in Australia. ‘This is because Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks are mixed in a 3D domain and metadata transposes sound origins within the scene to the corresponding positions in the listening space, tracking effects vertically, horizontally and placing audio all around the audience.’ 

The Onkyo TX-SR393, which puts out 90-watts per channel when two channels are driven (into 8Ω), offers a room-friendly 3.2.2-channel solution to native Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X up-mixing technologies, and can remap legacy soundtracks for playback through any speaker layout, including those with height channels, for more spatially realistic audio. ‘When playing any Dolby format, engaging the Dolby Atmos Height Virtualiser enables a more immersive listening experience, creating a virtual surround and height effect, while DTS Virtual:X creates a 3D sound-field with DSP-based algorithms, wrapping the user in audio from all directions through any speaker layout without surround or height speaker connection,’ Amos told Sound & Image Magazine.

Making its debut on the TX-SR393 is a new circuit from Onkyo, a DSP-based vocal enhancer that Onkyo says enables users to ‘improve the audibility of movie and TV dialog in seconds.’ In common with many Onkyo receivers, the TX-SR393 has a Zone B output (two-channel line only), so you can send audio and video signals to an AV receiver in another room. Available now, the Onkyo TX-SR393 sells for $699 (RRP).

For more information, contact Amber Technology