A new batch of AV receivers from Onkyo is always something to look forward to and the latest models all carry THX certification. At the midpoint in the marketplace are the new $1,999 TX-SR706 (pictured above) with THX Select2 Plus certification and the $2,650 TX-SR806, which is THX Ultra2 Plus certified.
Both are 7.1-channel configured and power output from the 706 is 100 watts per channel, while the 806 rates at 130 watts per channel. Video upconversion to 1080p via HDMI is handled by Faroudja DCDi processing, and both receivers have onboard decoding for the latest multichannel audio formats, including Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Heading a rung or two further up Onkyo’s receiver ladder is the $3,399 TX-SR876 (pictured below), and topping off Onkyo’s range is the $4,999 TX-NR906, both with THX Ultra2 Plus certification. The 876 comes equipped with tasty technology such as HQV Reon-VX video processing, and it’s one of the first to employ ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) video processing, as does the 906. The latter is also a home network-capable receiver, meaning it can make the most of virtually any media be, it internet- or computer-based.