Onkyo’s New TX-SR383 Brings 7-Channel Performance to Entry Level Pricing
(March 15, 2018) Onkyo has announced its first new AV receiver of the 2018 model year. The TX-SR383 7.2 Channel AV Receiver is priced at a wallet friendly $399 ($499 CAD) and is scheduled to begin shipping later this month.
The TX-SR383 carries seven discrete amps for true 7.1 multichannel performance, including speaker arrangements utilizing rear surround or front height speakers. Owners can also direct the receiver to power a second zone of audio, allowing for a 5.2-channel home theater setup and a separate stereo configuration. Overall power output is rated at 80 watts per channel (8 Ohms, 2 channels driven). Onboard decoding includes support for both DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD, in addition to other common legacy codecs.
Sound quality is enhanced by Onkyo’s proprietary AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration suite, which tailors sound to compliment room specific factors. Overall calibration functionality includes calculation of individual speaker distances and output levels, in addition to managing crossover settings for integrated powered subwoofers and overall equalization of audio output.
Onkyo has loaded the TX-SR383 with 4K friendly tech, including HDMI inputs (four in, one out) that support 4K/60p, HDR10, HLG HDR, 4:4:4 color sampling, and the BT.2020 color space. Additionally, 4K streaming is supported with HDCP 2.2 compliance. The receiver also carries ARC (Audio Return Channel) allowing for television audio to be sent back to the TX-SR383 via HDMI. And for those quieter moments when amplified sound isn’t needed, the TX-SR383 can pass-through video and audio signals direct to a display.
Both Bluetooth with aptX and a front mounted USB port give owners easy access to their favorite music, while Onkyo’s Advanced Music Optimizer helps to improve the listenability and quality of compressed audio files. A backside 5V/1A USB port is provided to accommodate external streaming devices.
The TX-SR383 is the first of many new Onkyo receivers slotted to hit the market this year. We expect more launch announcements to be made sometime next month.
- Todd Anderson News Editor / Reviewer/ Senior AdminStaff MemberThread Starter
- Jan 20, 2017
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