Onkyo TXSR494 (Black)
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The next step-up in surround sound
Following on from the SR393, the Onkyo TX-SR494 uses a 7.2 channel amplifier for full-fat Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersion. Alternatively, configure as a 5.2 system and use a second pair or stereo speakers in another room.
Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Neural:X at their best
This Onkyo AVR makes the most of both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The formats use either ceiling or upward firing speakers to deliver an immersive, multi-dimensional sound. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X make an overhead aircraft sound frighteningly realistic or a tropical storm a drenching experience. DTS Neural:X upmixes non-DTS:X signals, giving you a similarly enveloping sound with other sources.
Get the Atmos or DTS:X effect, without the extra speakers
It's not always possible to accommodate Atmos or DTS:X height speakers, which is when Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X come in handy. Play any Dolby format and enjoy a more immersive sound with virtual height enhancement – using your existing speakers. DTS Virtual:X also creates a more enveloping sound from any DTS codec. Compatible with 2 or 5.1 speaker configurations, DTS Virtual:X gives a greater impression of height and immersive sound.
Quality Onkyo sound
With its high output transformer and large capacitors, the TXSR494 is easily up to reproducing deep, dynamic cinema sound. For signal purity, Onkyo use a discrete amplifier circuit rather than an inferior IC chip. Although more costly to produce, discrete amplification offers many benefits including a purer sound, better dynamics and reduced heat build-up for improved reliability.
Power a second speaker zone or bi-amp the front speakers
For the simple multiroom audio, the Onkyo TX-SR494 gives you the option of running a 5.2 channel surround sound system along with a pair of stereo speakers in another room. Alternatively, bi-amp your front speakers with a 5.2 system, giving them added control and definition.
Connect with Bluetooth
With built-in Bluetooth, it's not just cinema sound that's given a boost but music from your smartphone or tablet, too. Use Onkyo’s Advanced Music Optimizer and any compressed music formats are given a richer, more expansive sound.
The hub of your system
Four HDMI inputs let you plug in your set-top TV box, games console, Blu-ray player and more. The HDMI ARC socket connects to your TV, pushing video through to the TV while, simultaneously, accepting an audio signal back from it. A range of RCA phono, optical and coaxial sockets are perfect for other sources, such as a CD player and network streamer. There’s even a USB power outlet – ideal for powering a smart TV dongle device.
Tuned for your room
Activate the AccuEQ room acoustic calibration function and enjoy bespoke audio settings for your room. The system detects the speaker size and positioning and adjusts to suit the room’s acoustics. It even selects the ideal subwoofer crossover setting, for seamless bass that’s not too overwhelming. The result gives you smooth, enveloping sound, that’s perfect for your room and all at the touch of a button.