2017 New Product Release:
Onkyo just released the TX-SR373 5.2-channel entry-level A/V receiver with Bluetooth for $349. For the first time at this price point, Onkyo is including AccuEQ Room Calibration technology, which sets speaker distances according to the listening position; adjusts output; selects crossover for the subwoofer, and performs audio equalization.
The TX-SR373 is a future-ready A/V hub that handles your basic home theater needs, along with decoding DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD. Discrete analog amplification produces 155 W/ch into 6 Ohms (1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-channel driven) or 80 W/Ch into 8 Ohms (20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2-channels driven, FTC). Two pre-outs are available for subwoofer connections to maximize bass output.
The receiver also features low-latency Qualcomm aptX audio for CD-quality streaming from supported smartphones, digital audio players and laptops via Bluetooth wireless technology. Almost any app-based audio playing on these devices can be enjoyed on the home theater in moments.
Also included is an Advanced Music Optimizer, an original DSP listening program that enriches compressed audio such as MP3/AAC/WMA formats stored on USB memory devices or streaming Bluetooth audio for clear and detailed stereo playback. A selection of listening modes are included to enhance different types of content, including Direct Mode for high-quality sources such as SACD over HDMI or CD via pairs of digital or analog audio inputs.
HDMI inputs support HDR10, HDCP 2.2 and 4K/60p video pass-through, and the receiver links to TVs via one HDMI cable. Other features include two composite video inputs for legacy consoles or VCRs; AM/FM radio tuner with 30 memory presets, and a full-sized remote control to complement physical buttons on the front panel.
The well-organized rear panel, meanwhile, has printed illustrations to simplify initial connection. From there, users can relax and enjoy as typically weak TV and mobile phone sound is transformed into a room-filling sonic experience.
Price and Availability
The Onkyo TX-SR373 is available now for $349 (USD) and $479 (CAD) MSRP, but it can be found online already for $100 less.