Onkyo announced the TX-SR309, their most affordable entry-level 5.1 home theater receiver targeted at users who do not require networking, Zone 2, or Audyssey equalization features, but who still seek a modern and budget-friendly home theater centerpiece. It features three HDMI inputs and high-quality TI Burr-Brown audio DACs, along with Onkyo's proprietary advanced music optimizer and gaming audio modes.
The TX-SR309 A/V receiver is fine-tuned to power your system right out of the box. Set-up is simple and adjustments are easy, thanks to a new overlaid on-screen display. Also new at this level is PLL jitter-cleaning circuit technology to reduce distortion, and a front-panel USB port that provides a high-quality digital link to your iPod/iPhone. To get the best from your compressed audio files, the TX-SR309 employs Onkyo's proprietary Advanced Music Optimizer. Naturally, the receiver also handles high-def, lossless audio in the form of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. These are carried by three HDMI inputs that also support immersive 3D video content. And whether you're gaming in 3D or not, you can choose from four customized audio modes to match your gaming content.
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz-20 kHz, FTC)
- Front L/R 65 W/Ch
- Center 65 W
- Surround L/R 65 W/Ch
- Surround Back –
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, FTC)
- Front L/R 90 W/Ch
- Center 90 W
- Surround L/R 90 W/Ch
- Surround Back –
Dynamic Power (front)
- 3 ohm 160
- 4 ohm 125
- 8 ohm 85
- Three 1080p capable HDMI inputs (V1.4a)
- 4 DSP Gaming Modes: Rock, Sports, Action, and Role Playing
- New On-sceen display via HDMI
- Burr-Brown DACs for improved jitter and clearer sound
- THD (Rated Power): 0.7% (2 channels driven)
- Damping Factor (1 kHz, 8 ohm): 60
Price and Availability
The Onkyo TX-SR309 will be available April 2011 for $299.