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post #11 of 18 Old 06-25-15, 12:13 PM
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Re: Onkyo Reveals Two New Midrange AVRs (TX-RZ900, TX-RZ800) and a Network Receiver (TX-8160)

This is good news. However - the disappointing news is that for 7.1.4 you still have to go back to the Onkyo NR-3030 receiver that is still Atmos only. This is still a sticking point for many people. I love the fact that the RZ900 and 800 both have pre-outs, that feature was becoming a rarity.
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post #12 of 18 Old 06-25-15, 12:52 PM
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*Edit: Previously I stated that 11.2 or 7.1.4 capable Receivers would be released later this year. I've confirmed with an Onkyo that the TX-RZ900 is the highest (read:most expensive) model they are releasing this year. Therefore, last year's TX-NR3030 is the go to Onkyo option for 7.1.4 sound.
Interesting. I wonder if the Pioneer/Onkyo partnership has anything to do with it. Perhaps these are the last units designed stricktly by Onkyo?
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Interesting. I wonder if the Pioneer/Onkyo partnership has anything to do with it. Perhaps these are the last units designed stricktly by Onkyo?
very interesting Peter.
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Peter - from what I'm told, Onkyo and Pioneer will share manufacturing plants but design and marketing will be kept separate.
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This is good news. However - the disappointing news is that for 7.1.4 you still have to go back to the Onkyo NR-3030 receiver that is still Atmos only.
Check back with us tomorrow for an updated Onkyo article (you're right, this is one sticking point).
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Peter - from what I'm told, Onkyo and Pioneer will share manufacturing plants but design and marketing will be kept separate.
Got it. So the brands will remain separate to our eyes. For some reason I was under the impression they would be sharing some design/technology.
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Got it. So the brands will remain separate to our eyes. For some reason I was under the impression they would be sharing some design/technology.
That's what I believe to be the case.
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What floor standers would ever dig that deep? even the old B&W 801s would never go that low...seems a bit of a sales gimmick rather than actual real world usefulness.
Onkyo rep just told me that the 5hz on the amp would be for Direct Mode if the speakers can handle the frequency response. Like you said what floor standers can dig this deep. Also who listens in Direct Mode when watching a movie? You have a better chance with the sub reaching at least in the teens.
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