Onkyo adds new Dolby Atmos audio technology to their latest flagship AV receivers

Bringing the Theater Home
Onkyo
announced that they would load Dolby's new surround sound technology called "Dolby Atmos" into their latest flagship AV receiver models TX-NR1030 and TX-NR3030. These models are currently under development.

Full details regarding release day, appearance, or specs of new TX-NR1030/3030 will be unveiled at a later date.

Onkyo is also planning to update the entry models TX-NR636 and TX-NR838 in September, which already went on sale.

Dolby Atmos is a new surround sound technology that is used for movie theaters. A home AV receiver with the Dolby Atmos technology will be capable of giving people powerful, clear sounds and enjoy the feeling of watching a movie at an actual movie theater.

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NW-A17 (64GB) - About 35,000 yen

  • Color: Silver, Black


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Sony is going to release the headphone-style Walkman WS610 series (model: NW-WS615) on November 8.

NW-WS615 is suitable for use in sports activities. It is IPX5 waterproof so that you are even able to wear it when you swim in a pool.

In addition to listening to music saved on the Walkman, it enables you to listen wirelessly to music saved in different devices via a Bluetooth connection.

A new titanium color model will be added to Yamaha's 5.1ch 11cm thin, inexpensive RX-S600 AV receiver for ¥68,250 in late January - ONLY 500 units will be available.

Yamaha released the black color model RX-S600 last September. The titanium color's specs are the same as the black model.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COWON Japan is releasing a small portable audio player (74.3×53.1×13.8mm, 75g) on December 12. It has a slick minimal design and powerful battery which enable it to play music continuously for up to 90 hours.

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ATH-FW55 is designed for girls. Since the earmuffs are big, they make the user's face smaller, which Japanese girls consider attractive and care a lot about.

The item will be produced in limited quantity. 

Cowon Japan is going to release premium gold and silver colored Hi-Res portable audio player models for ¥128,000 on December 19.

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NW-F887/EVA1 - ¥43,000

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