TX-SR578 7.1-Channel Home Cinema Receiver
Make Your First Step in Home Cinema a Giant LeapKeen to move up to the world of stunning surround sound and fully immersive movies and games? If so, the TX-SR578 is a great placeto start. Onkyos gift to you is an eye-opening, ear-pleasuring bundle of advanced A/V tech made affordable. Connectivity optionsinclude four of the latest 3D-ready HDMI 1.4a inputs for high-def sources, a Universal Port for peripherals, and a front-side input forportable devices. On the processing side, you get 1080p upscaling of all video sources via HDMI and Faroudja DCDi Cinema; losslessHD audio formats from Dolby and DTS; and Dolby Pro Logic IIz for new vertical surround-sound possibilities. Thanks to Audysseyvolume and equalization technologies, youll enjoy optimal listening levels and a well-balanced soundstage. When it comes to adjustingthe settings, Onkyos new overlaid graphical On-Screen Display makes it easier than ever. All of these bells and whistles would meannothing if they werent backed up by decades of Onkyo amplifier know-how in the form of WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)and a high-current, low-impedance drive.
HDMI 1.4a Support for 3D Video and Audio ReturnChannelThe four HDMI 1.4a inputs on the TX-SR578 let you simultaneouslyconnect high-def sources such as a Blu-ray player, a gaming console, anda cable/satellite tuner. A single output then sends a pristine signal toyour connected high-resolution display. As the latest version of thisconnector, HDMI 1.4a adds the exciting possibilities of 3D video and anAudio Return Channel. 3D video is the next big thing in homeentertainment, with movie, game, and broadcast content on theincrease and 3D-compatible TVs on the near horizon. The TX-SR578also offers the convenience of an Audio Return Channel via HDMI.Audio content received directly by your HDTVs tuner can be sentupstream to your A/V receiver, without the need for a separateS/PDIF audio cable.
HDMI Video Upscaling to 1080p with Faroudja DCDiCinema
When it comes to video processing, the Faroudja DCDi Cinema(Directional Correlational Deinterlacing) video processor offers severaladvantages. This processor can accept any video signal, regardless of thesource resolution, and upscale it to 1080p to match the nativeresolution of your high-definition display. Whats more, DCDi Cinemaeffectively removes video artifacts such as jagged edges during thevideo signal deinterlacing process. You get to enjoy smooth progressivescan video images, even for fast-moving sports and action scenes.
Decoding of High-Definition Surround-Sound Codecs The TX-SR578 can decode Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MasterAudiotwo lossless formats that enable delivery of a bit-for-bitsoundtrack identical to the studio master track. These codecs, previouslyavailable only on mid-range and high-end receivers, take advantage ofthe high data capacity of the Blu-ray format.
Dolby Pro Logic IIz Adds New Dimensions to Surround SoundOn the TX-SR578, Dolby Pro Logic IIz enables you to incorporate twofront height speakers into your surround-sound set-up as analternative to the two surround back speakers. The front height channelscarry ambient, non-directional audio that helps immerse you even moredeeply into your movies and games.
Convenient Overlaid Graphical On-Screen Display via HDMIChanging your A/V receivers settings is now more seamless than ever,thanks to the TX-SR578s new overlaid graphical On-Screen Display(OSD) feature. Simply press the Audio button on the included remotecontroller, and semi-transparent graphical set-up menus appear overlaidon the video image youre watching. This means you can adjust thesettings immediately, without having to switch back and forth from ablank screen background.
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TX-SR578 7.1-Channel Home Cinema Receiver
Due to a policy of continuous product improvement, Onkyo reserves the right to change specifications and appearance without notice. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Pro Logic, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. DTS is aregistered trademark and the DTS logos and Symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc. 2EQ, Dynamic EQ, and Dynamic Volume are trademarks of Audyssey Laboratories. HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMILicensing LLC in the United States and other countries. iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. x.v.Color is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Faroudja DCDi Cinema is a registered trademark of GenesisMicrochip Inc. WRAT, Music Optimizer, CinemaFILTER, and Theater-Dimensional are trademarks of Onkyo Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
Onkyo Corporation 2-1 Nisshin-cho, Neyagawa-shi, Osaka 572-8540, JAPAN Tel: +81-72-831-8136 Fax: +81-72-833-5222 http://www.onkyo.com/Onkyo Europe Electronics GmbH Liegnitzerstrasse 6, 82194 Grobenzell, GERMANY Tel: +49-8142-4401-0 Fax: +49-8142-4401-555 http://www.eu.onkyo.com/Onkyo UK Office The Coach House, 81A High Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1AB, UNITED KINGDOM Tel: +44(0)1628-473350 Fax: +44(0)1628-401700 http://www.onkyo.co.uk/
SPECIFICATIONSAMPLIFIER SECTIONPower Output
Front L/R 130 W/Ch (6 , 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)Center 130 W (6 , 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)Surround L/R 130 W/Ch (6 , 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)Surround Back L/R, Front High L/R, or Zone 2 L/R
130 W/Ch (6 , 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)Dynamic Power 180 W (3 , Front)
160 W (4 , Front)100 W (8 , Front)
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)0.08% (1 kHz, 1 W)
Damping Factor 60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 )Input Sensitivity and Impedance
200 mV/47 k (Line)Output Level and Impedance
200 mV/2.2 k (Rec out)Frequency Response 5 Hz100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (DSP bypass)Tone Control 10 dB, 50 Hz (Bass)
10 dB, 20 kHz (Treble)Signal-to-Noise Ratio 106 dB (Line, IHF-A)Speaker Impedance 4 16 or 6 16
VIDEO SECTIONInput Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance
Video 1.0 Vpp/75 (Component)0.7 Vpp/75 (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)1.0 Vpp/75 (Composite)
Component Video Frequency Response5 Hz100 MHz/0 dB, -3 dB
TUNER SECTIONTuning Frequency Range
FM 87.5 MHz108 MHzAM 522 kHz1,611 kHz
530 kHz1,710 kHzFM/AM Preset Memory
GENERALPower Supply AC 230 V~, 50 HzPower Consumption 450 WDimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 151.5 x 328.5 mmWeight 9.6 kg
CARTONDimensions (W x H x D) 537 x 268 x 416 mmWeight 12.5 kg
Supplied Accessories Indoor FM loop antenna AM loop antenna Speaker cable labels Speaker set-up microphone Instruction manual Quick start guide Remote controller AA (R6) batteries x 2
192 kHz/24-Bit Burr-Brown DACsImprove Jitter Performance to DeliverClearer SoundHigh-quality Burr-Brown DACs (PCM1690) work tooptimize analog audio performance on the TX-SR578. These DACs perform advanced 24-bitsignal processing and support sampling rates of upto 192 kHz, while displaying high resistance to clockjitter and offering a 113 dB dynamic range.
A Suite of Audyssey Technologies for theIdeal Listening Environment(1) Audyssey 2EQ tailors multi-channel audio foryour home cinema speaker set-up by measuringthree room positions and applying a resolution filter to the satellite speakers to correct for roomacoustics.
(2) Audyssey Dynamic Volume automaticallycompensates for volume fluctuations in differentaudio contentfor example, during commercialbreakswhile optimizing the dynamic range.
(3)Audyssey Dynamic EQ maintains a consistentbass response, tonal balance, and surround-soundeffect at different volume levels, so you can enjoythe natural dynamics of your content regardless ofthe volume.
Playback of Different Audio Sources inTwo Different ZonesWith Powered Zone 2, you can enjoy surround-sound entertainment in the main room, whileplaying back a different stereo source in a secondzone equipped with a pair of speakers. Alternatively,you can use the Zone 2 line-out to send anunamplified audio signal to an amplifier (andspeakers) in the second room.
Universal Port for Single-CableConnection of Optional Onkyo Dock foriPhone/iPod or DAB+ Radio TunerA proprietary Universal Port located on the rearside of the TX-SR578 lets you connect an optionalUP-A1 Dock for iPhone/iPod or UP-DT1 DAB+Radio Tuner. If you have both peripheral devices,they can easily be daisy chained via an input onthe UP-DT1. A key advantage of the Universal Portis that it accepts video and audio signals through thesame cable that sends a power supply from thereceiver to the devices. Net result: moreconnectivity, less cable clutter.
HDMI (Version 1.4a to Support 3D and AudioReturn Channel) with Deep Color, x.v.Color,LipSync, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio,DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC HDMI Video Upscaling to 1080p with FaroudjaDCDi Cinema
Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby
Digital Plus, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio Decoding Dolby Pro Logic IIz for New Surround Channels Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs (PCM1690) forAll Channels Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology Audyssey 2EQ for Room Acoustic Correction Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey Dynamic EQ for Loudness Correction Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2 Line-Out for Playbackof Separate Source in Another Room Overlaid Graphical On-Screen Display (OSD) via HDMI
130 W/Ch at 6 , 1 kHz, 1 Channel Driven, IEC WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) High-Current Low-Impedance Drive H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive HighPower Transformer Optimum Gain Volume