Onkyo TX-SV434 AV-receiver

This AV receiver opens the line of Onkyo, and its feature set contains everything you need for home theater. The design of the TX-SV434 follows the strict traditions of the company's products, but at the same time it is modern. The central area of the front panel is occupied by a multifunctional indicator that displays all modes of operation in two colors, and the controls of the receiver, which are combined into groups of buttons that perform different functions. The unit is equipped with two video and six audio inputs, among which the input for the turntable can be mentioned. By the way, the overload capacity of the phono input is quite high (120 mV). Balance and timbre are regulated by mechanical controls only for the front channels, which seems quite reasonable and justified, for they are needed mainly only when working in traditional stereo mode. Spatial sound mode is offered in two versions: standard Dolby Pro Logic and optional HALL Balance volume of the channels is performed by the noise signal of the built-in generator in the TEST mode and at the same time it is possible to adjust the delay time of signals in the rear channels from 5 to 30 ms. The TX-SV434 has four amplifiers: two 50 watt amplifiers with less than 0.8% distortion for the front channels, allowing two pairs of speakers to be connected, another 50 watt amplifier for the center channel and a 20 watt amplifier for the rear channels. And when you want to upgrade your home theater, the receiver can serve as a center unit: there are six more line-out sockets on the rear panel. To these you can connect separate power amplifiers for the front, rear and center channels and subwoofer. The remote control, in addition to controlling the operation of the receiver, allows you to control other Onkyo units that support the proprietary RI control bus with this remote control when connected in series with special cables. Built-in tuner receives radio stations in two bands and allows you to program up to 30 stations, which you can for convenience and quick selection divided into three groups A, B and C. Tuning to stations is possible with automatic or manual scanning, but for fans of accuracy there is also a direct dialing of the radio station frequency from the numeric keypad. When receiving a program with RDS, the tuning frequency on the display is replaced by the name of the radio station. Company Onkyo offers consumers and a number of unusual features for the joint management of complex units. Activating the IPM (Intelligent Power Management) function causes the selector to automatically switch to this input when a television set connected to the Video-1 input is switched on. Additional freedom to control other units will give you two switchable mains sockets on the rear of the receiver, allowing you to connect devices with a total power consumption of up to 100 W. And one more feature that doesn't appear in all modern models: by turning on SLEEP mode you can automatically power off the receiver with a delay. Its time is set in increments of 10 minutes and can be a maximum of one and a half hours. When listening to music programs both in stereo mode and, most importantly, in Surround mode, a clear localization of space and effects with a well-balanced sound quality was noted.

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