April 21, 2006 — Press release
Onkyo has begun shipping the TX-SR504 audio/video receiver, improving upon the company’s popular TX-SR503 by adding XM Ready satellite radio capability, Neural Surround™ processing, A/V lip-sync adjustment, and an enhanced eight-setting subwoofer crossover adjustment. The receiver includes a wide array of features for home theater, including the latest in 7.1 channel processing, HDTV capable component video switching, and enhanced compatibility with the company’s RI (Remote Interactive) iPod dock. The Onkyo TX-SR504 is currently available in both black and silver finishes at a suggested retail price of just $300.
The TX-SR504 is an XM-Ready home theater receiver, allowing consumers to subscribe to and receive 150 channels of commercial-free music, news, talk, and entertainment programming with the addition of any of the widely available XM Connect-and-Play antennas. It is one of the first home theater receivers to include Neural Surround decoding, which is capable of reproducing Neural-encoded XM broadcasts in discrete 5.1-channel surround sound. The unit also includes a high quality terrestrial radio tuner and features 40 presets for AM, FM, or XM stations.
The TX-SR504 includes color-coded 7.1-channel multi-channel inputs, making it ready for the new generation of Dolby Digital Plus source devices, such as HD-DVD and Blu-Ray video players. It boasts wide bandwidth component video switching with three inputs to switch up to three high definition and progressive-scan sources without degrading video quality. There are three A/V inputs with both composite and S-Video connections, plus a front panel A/V input for convenient connection of portable devices. The receiver has four assignable digital audio inputs with one coaxial and three optical connectors, RCA line-level connections for a CD player and audio recorder, and a subwoofer preamplifier output.
The TX-SR504 features a full suite of processing for home theater, including Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, and even DTS 96/24. With DTS Neo:6 and Dolby ProLogic IIx, the receiver is capable of automatically deriving full 7.1-channel audio from absolutely any stereo or multichannel source. The receiver features high quality linear PCM 192 kHz/24-bit D/A converters and a sophisticated 32-bit DSP engine for ideal reproduction of soundtracks and multichannel audio.
The Onkyo TX-SR504 includes seven internal power amplifier channels with high-current, low-impedance discrete output devices, to deliver a continuous power output of 75 Watts per channel into 8-Ohm loads. Onkyo’s WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) gives the power stage a linear frequency response from 10 Hz to 100 kHz to ensure it’s up to the challenge of the most demanding audio sources. There are dual banana-plug-compatible multi-way speaker binding posts for all main channels with color-coding for simplified wiring, as well as front channel “B” terminals to enable the receiver to drive a stereo pair in a second zone.
The dot-matrix fluorescent front panel display makes setup and operation of the receiver easy and fast, including variable speaker configuration and distance settings for simple optimization of any speaker arrangement. With the new adjustable crossover on the subwoofer pre-out channel, the LFE channel signal can be cutoff at 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150 or 200 Hz, for seamless integration of any satellite and subwoofer combination.
Onkyo is also shipping the 5.1-channel TX-SR304 A/V receiver, a 65 Watt per channel budget receiver with a broad array of features including HDTV-capable switching for up to 3 component video sources, three assignable digital audio inputs, and processing for Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby ProLogic II. It features four A/V inputs with both composite and S-video capability, and includes the same 192kHz/24-bit DACs and adjustable crossover capacity found in the TX-SR504. The TX-SR304 is available in silver finish only at a suggested retail price of just $200.
Onkyo, which takes its name from the Japanese “On” meaning ‘sound’ and “Kyo” meaning ‘harmony,’ has been producing precision audio components for over a half-century. The company’s philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyousa.com or call 800-229-1687.