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Onkyo's DTS:X and Dolby Atmos-compatible TX-RZ900 and TX-RZ800 AV receivers are now in Singapore

By Ng Chong Seng - on 27 Aug 2015, 5:34pm

Onkyo's DTS:X and Dolby Atmos-compatible TX-RZ900 and TX-RZ800 AV receivers are now in Singapore

Onkyo TX-RZ900. 

Following the TX-NR646 and TX-NR747 earlier this month, Onkyo has announced that its TX-RZ900 and TX-RZ800 7.2-channel network AV receivers are now also available in Singapore. Both receivers are Dolby Atmos-enabled and DTS:X-ready. Positioned at the top of Onkyo’s midrange lineup, these two RZ receivers are also THX Select 2 Plus-certified.

In addition to supporting the latest audio formats, the RZ900 employs a hand-wound, high-current Toroidal transformer (the TX-RZ800 a massive EI transformer) to power its three-stage inverted Darlington amplifier circuitry. It also sports parallel push-pull amp circuit topology on the front channels to boost power and efficiency. Every electrical component is custom-designed to reference standards, from the extra-large capacitors to heavy-duty output transistors.

Both models feature separate power amp and processing blocks, with the latter featuring a Hi-Grade Asahi Kasei AK4458 384kHz/32-bit DAC and Onkyo’s original VLSC technology. VLSC compares digital input and analog output signals and removes pulse-noise generated during D/A conversion, resulting in uncommonly clear and accurate sound.

Other features in these RZ receivers include HDCP 2.2 compliance and the latest 4K/60Hz and 4:4:4 color-space-ready HDMI inputs. The two HDMI outputs can also be used for dual-zone video for streamed and broadcast Ultra HD content.

For added convenience, the rear panel has dedicated speaker outputs for height (which add overhead effects contained in object-based soundtracks set to 5.1.2) and rear surround (for 7.1 speaker setups). Powered Zone 2 mode also distributes digital audio sources to speakers in another room. Additionally, both RZ receivers feature Zone 2 pre/line outs, Zone 3 line outs, 7.2 multi-channel pre outs, phono input, and USB for digital audio.

Lastly in the wireless department, there’s support for Wi-Fi, AirPlay, and Bluetooth audio; and the receivers ship with Internet radio and subscription services built in, including Spotify Connect and Pandora. FLAC 192 kHz/24-bit and DSD 5.6 MHz Hi-Res Audio decoding are available via DLNA, and selection and control of network audio is centralized in an intuitive smartphone app.

The TX-RZ900 will be retailing at S$2,899 and the TX-RZ800 at S$2,299. Both models are now available in Alpha Audio, Audio House, Courts, and Harvey Norman.

Onkyo TX-RZ800.

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