Onkyo’s newest amplifier is dipped in gold so it must be the shizzle! The TX-SA505 looks to be a powerhouse with all the goods packed into the golden-hue casing. It claims to improve the sound quality of DVDs by making them more vivid. The 7.1 amp is fueled by 160 watts per channel. It even includes a fancy new patented technology called VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) that completely removes digital-equipment noise.
The TX-SA505 also boasts 24bit/192kz and supports Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS-ES, AAC and Dolby NR Professional Logic. May 18 is the slated launch date and it’s priced at $425.