The Signature Onkyo Sound
design philosophy is based on a consideration of how each individual
part interacts with the others and affects audio and video performance.
The end result is a receiver design where the power amplifier block and
the pre-amplifier coexist, but are perfectly isolated. Furthermore, the
circuit boards have been affixed to the chassis so that vibrations from
the base are suppressed.
At the core of Onkyo's
Signature sound is Onkyo's proprietary Wide Range Amplifier Technology
(WRAT). This innovative amplifier design is comprised of three key
elements: (1) A low negative feedback design for cleaner audio across
the frequency range; (2) Closed groundloop circuits to cancel individual
circuit noise and keep the ground potential free of distortion; and (3)
A high instantaneous–current capability to handle speaker reflex energy
and impedance fluctuations.
On the processing
side, PLL (Phase Locked Loop) jitter–cleaning technology removes digital
pulse noise, while VLSC™ circuits help to create a pristine analog
waveform, ready for amplification by Onkyo's efficient Three-Stage
Inverted Darlington Circuitry. This abundance of clean power, advanced
processing technology and generous build specification are what will
drive your home entertainment to previously unimagined heights.