Onkyo, a company renowned for keeping its line of AV receivers at the cutting edge has again stepped forward ahead of the curve for featuring 4K video support in it’s line of mid range receivers. Along with other modern formats of audio surrounds and video there is a strong focus on multiroom audio too. The receivers comes with FireConnect, powered by Blackfire, allowing any audio source connected to the receiver to be sent to another source as long as it’s also FireConnect compatible.
Onkyo’s proprietary AccuEQ suite that automatically calibrate the receivers to your room dimensions, has also grown with the addition of AccuReflex. This measures sound bounced off the ceiling to make it easier in setting up Dolby Atmos in your home theater.
Coming at the top of this range is the Onkyo TX-NR757 (MSRP $700) featuring a 7.2-channel 180 watts networked receiver and THX Select2 Plus sound. High-resolution audio is achieved through a new AKM 384 kHz/32-bit DAC. The receiver offers AirPlay, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity in addition to streaming support from Spotify and Pandora. FireConnect, Google Cast support, and streaming via Tidal will come in a future firmware update.
Below the TX-NR757 are the Onkyo TX-NR656 (MSRP $600) & Onkyo TX-NR555 (MSRP $500). You get less output power at 170W and 140W respectively but they both come with the same connectivity options and almost similar features. Similarly both of these units will receive FireConnect and connectivity options.