Onkyo has announced a new firmware update that enables select Onkyo, Pioneer Elite and Integra receivers to have Sonos Volume Pass Through capabilities.

The update allows owners to control the receiver’s volume through the Sonos app via phone or other device. This obviates the need to preset the volume level on the receiver or run into potential issues related to the presence of multiple volume controls, and it also means that you will be able to control the volume from anywhere in your home. Onkyo says that these AV receivers are the “world’s first” and only ones able to manage and route up to three Sonos Ports or Connects without a control system.

The following models will be automatically upgraded with the new functionality:

Onkyo Models 

TX-NR696, TX-NR797, TX-RZ740, TX-RZ840

Pioneer Elite Models

VSX-LX304, VSX-LX504, SC-LX704, SC-LX904

Integra Models

DRX-3.3, DRX-4.3, DRX-5.3

A spokesperson for Onkyo adds, “The innovative incorporation of the Sonos ecosystem into home theater systems underscores Onkyo USA’s ongoing commitment in providing features that offer the long-term solutions home theater users are seeking.”

More information about the technology partnership and relevant firmware updates can be found online from Onkyo here, Pioneer here, and Integra here.

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Martin Dew