Onkyo Unveils Mid -Priced THX Select Receiver

TX-SR701 features 6 x 100 Watts, Bass Management for DVD-A and SACD, 7.1-channel processing, Component Video Switching, and Powered Zone 2 for $800

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (7/30/03) - - Onkyo has introduced the TX -SR701 A/V receiver, delivering 6x100 Watts of power, and THX Select performance and processing capabilities. The receiver also includes a full suite of high end features such as digital bass management for DVD -A and SACD, sophisticated video conversion and switching capabilities, and excellent multi -room flexibility, including Onkyo's Powered Zone 2.


"With the TX -SR701, consumers can have the guaranteed performance and capabilities of a THX certified receiver at a very affordable price point," said Onkyo product manager Don Milks. "When you also look at features like digital bass management for SACD and DVD -A inputs, Onkyo's zone 2 flexibility, and high definition video switching, we think this receiver is a real giant -killer."

The TX -SR701 features Onkyo's Powered Zone 2 capability, which can be used to power stereo speakers in a second room as well as the main zone thanks to a dedicated set of zone 2 L/R speaker terminals. The receiver is capable of processing separate stereo sources simultaneously for each zone, or sending the same signal to both. There is also a zone 2 pre -out that can be used in conjunction with an external amplifier.

The TX -SR701's 5.1 -channel analog input includes sophisticated bass management capabilities, which are critical for listening to high resolution DVD -A and SACD with most multichannel speaker systems. The incoming signals are digitized and then processed by the receiver's DSP to route low frequency information to a subwoofer while excluding it from small satellite speakers that are not meant to handle deep bass. The subwoofer crossover is selectable at 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, or 150 Hz for optimal integration with any speaker arrangement. This feature can also be bypassed with Onkyo's exclusive Pure Audio Mode for the ultimate in analog signal fidelity with full -range speakers.

For integration with video equipment, the TX -SR701 features five A/V inputs and three outputs, each with both Composite and S -Video connections, and two assignable Component Video inputs. The receiver features Y/C separation using a 3 -line digital comb filter to convert Composite to S -Video for superior reproduction and simplified connection to any display. For HDTV and DVD video fidelity, component video switching boasts a 50 MHz bandwidth to prevent the signal degradation that can occur with low -bandwidth components.

The TX -SR701's high quality AM/FM tuner section has 40 random presets, and the included backlit preprogrammed/learning remote control makes system integration and control simple and convenient.

The Onkyo TX -SR701 is currently available at a suggested retail price of $800.

Onkyo, which means 'audio' or 'sound' in Japanese, 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.

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