Audio Junkies: Onkyo has released two new entry level receivers,the TX-SR576 and TX-SR506. The TX-SR576 puts out 80 watts per channel into seven channels, and the TX-SR506 will put out 75 watts into the same. Both feature the new Audyssey 2EQ automatic calibration system and Audyssey’s Dynamic EQ algorithm for low-volume listening.
The receivers also allow the rear channels to be used in conjunction with the fronts to bi-amp stereo speakers if necessary. Both receivers use 32-bit DSP processing and 192 kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters on all eight channels of surround processing for Dolby Digital EX, Dolby ProLogic IIx, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, and DTS Neo:6. Both will be available this April.