Create the optimum acoustic environment with Pioneer’s MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System), developed with the expertise of professional recording studios. With the custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response. Oct 11, 2018 · October 11, 2018. OSAKA, JAPAN. Industry-leading hi-fi and home entertainment specialist Onkyo, in the vanguard of bringing cutting-edge audio-visual technologies to enthusiasts worldwide, debuts eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel), as specified in the HDMI 2.1 standard, on selected network A/V receivers via a firmware update due on October 11. Apr 11, 2018 · Also, eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) will be activated via a firmware release at a later date. But, its presence marks the beginning of a new age of AV equipment and signals the beginning of (what is destined to be) a mad rush to HDMI 2.1 conversion. The RX-V385 is scheduled to begin shipping later this month. Oct 16, 2018 · To that end, Pioneer and Onkyo have announced some updates to help older bits of kit keep up with the times. The former has just announced that eARC capability has been added to its 7.2-channel SC-LX502 and 9.2-channel VSX-LX503 AV receivers.