By Christine Persaud
Onkyo USA Corporation and Integra have confirmed a new firmware update that enabled select receivers to offer Sonos Volume Pass Through capabilities.
The update allows owners to control the receiver’s volume through the Sonos app on their phone or other mobile device. This eliminates the need to preset the volume level from the receiver and avoids potential issues related to the presence of multiple volume controls. The volume can be controlled from anywhere in their house.
The receivers that will be automatically upgraded with the new functionality include the Onkyo TX-NR696, TX-NR797, TX-RZ740, and TX-RZ840; the Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304, VSX-LX504, SC-LX704, and SC-LX904; and the Integra DRX-3.3, DRX-4.3, and DRX-5.3.
These AV receivers can manage and route up to three Sonos Ports or Connects without a control system.
“Our Works With Sonos integration continues to evolve thanks to feedback from our valued dealer base, and our close relationship with the Sonos team,” says Robert Vieira, Director of C.I. Product Marketing, Training and Brand Localization for Integra. “As we move forward into 2020, we plan to unveil some additional updates that further demonstrate our commitment to the Integra custom install community.”
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX504