Escape the everyday with spatial surround-sound From easy Bluetooth® wireless streaming to the heart-pounding thrills of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® soundtracks, the TX-SR494 deepens enjoyment of daily life with great sound and smart features. Seven channels of high-current power give you freedom to choose a speaker layout that suits. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer* or DTS Virtual:X® place sound overhead or behind if you don’t want height or surround speakers and both Dolby Surround® and DTS Neural:X® are on board. Rear surrounds, bi-amped front speakers, or Powered Zone B audio are also an option. AccuEQ with subwoofer EQ and AccuReflex™ for 5.2.2-ch Dolby Atmos-enabled systems clarify sound in any space. As the heart of your home theater, the TX-SR494 has HDMI® terminals supporting HDR and 4K/60p video, while the GUI with OSD over HDMI, Zone B pre-/line-out, and Vocal Enhancer function make this receiver a joy to use as well as hear.
Ready for 4K HDR entertainment
Enjoy support for HDR video including HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, and BT.2020. The 4:4:4 color space is also supported. Six HDMI inputs, ARC-ready MAIN OUT, and SUB OUT pass 4K/60p and HDR video.
Dolby Atmos and DTS:X Sound
The two sound technologies allow engineers to map sound anywhere in 3D space. Dolby Surround® and DTS® Neural:X find overhead cues in legacy soundtracks and upmix for awesome spatial realism.
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer
When playing any Dolby® format, engaging Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer enables a more immersive listening experience, creating a virtual surround and height effect from traditional speaker layouts without employing additional surround or height speakers.
Easy Bluetooth Volume Control
Outfitted with the latest Bluetooth technology, this receiver gives you the freedom to choose how loud you experience your music, movies, and games.
The receiver's discrete amps, high-output transformer, and large capacitors are designed to deliver high current to the speakers to help provide better speaker control for fast transient response, wide dynamic range, and clear, accurate sound.
AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration with AccuReflex
Sets sound-pressure levels and selects the right subwoofer crossover setting and applies equalization to all your speakers. AccuReflex is designed to optimize object-based audio reproduction through Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
Clear Dialogue with the Touch of a Button
DSP-controlled Vocal Enhancer that identifies vocal frequencies and allows you to raise or lower them to your taste using the keys on the remote or via the tone controls on the receiver's front panel.
Powered Zone B Audio or Front-Channel Bi-Amping
The Height/Surround Back outputs can alternatively be used as a Bi-Amp/Zone B speaker output to drive stereo speakers in another room with a 5.2-channel setup in the main room. You can also bi-amp your compatible front speaker pair.
Advanced Music Optimizer
Advanced Music Optimizer technology helps restore lost information for enhanced sound quality with these file types. This mode also optimizes Bluetooth streaming playback quality.