Champagne Dreams - Onyko TX-SA706X

Champagne dreams and caviar receivers . . . you know what I'm talking about. The new Onkyo TX-SA706X is a "champagne"-colored A/V receiver. They can call it what they want - I think it's a gilded gold receiver with plenty of processing power, if only for the Japanese market. The TX-SA706X is a 7.1 channel beauty that pumps out 200-watts per channel. What lies beyond Goldilock's facade?

The TX-SA706X has five HDMI 1.3 inputs, but only one HDMI output. The frequency response is an impressive 5Hz - 100,000Hz, and WRAT - Wide Range Amplifier Technology.

Sa706 Audio processing is included for Dolby True-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, in addition to DTS-ES Discrete/Matrix, DTS Neo:6, DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital EX, and Dolby Pro Logic IIx. Touched by Midas, the TX-SA706X will be released in Japan on July 19th for $1,780 US.

With Audyssey Dynamic EQ processing, and THX Select2 certification, the TX-SA706X is more than just good looks. Well, if gold-plated is your idea of good-looking. -Leslie Shapiro

Via Onkyo Japan