Offering an irresistible blend of affordability and high-end features, the Onkyo TX-NR609 7.2 Network A/V Receiver is a capable cornerstone for your home theater system. This THX Select2 Plus Certified A/V receiver handles content from disc-based media but also networked audio content from the internet, your iPod or iPhone, and even your PC.
The TX-NR609 includes ample connections for your other components with six (6) HDMI 1.4a inputs including one on the front panel. These carry 3D video, Audio Return Channel (ARC) and ultra-high resolution 4K video upscaling via Marvell Qdeo. The integrated chip also upscales to full HD 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels).
Like any worthwhile receiver, the TX-NR609 also carries advanced audio formats via HDMI from Dolby and DTS, as well as the expanded surround sound of Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz. Since Blu-ray discs are often encoded with one or more of these formats, this receiver ensures you won't miss any details of your favorite movie soundtracks.
Three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry and Onkyo's proprietary WRAT technology ensure a clean and compelling amplifier performance, and 192K/24-bit Burr Brown D/A converters are employed for all channels. When audio signals are output, the 7.2-channel configuration includes dual subwoofer pre-outs for added bass impact for your favorite movies and music.
Meanwhile, a user-friendly on-screen display (OSD) and graphical user interface (GUI) make it easy to adjust settings and navigate your content. All these features and networking connectivity are housed in a sturdy chassis with a sleek aluminum front. Clearly, the TX-NR609 is a solid choice for the value-conscious home entertainment enthusiast.
- 7.2 Surround Sound
- A realistic, cinematic experience is yours with the 100-watts per channel TX-NR609 that offers support for a 7.2 system. It can provide enveloping surround sound for your favorite movies, and can offer high fidelity audio for your favorite music as well to create compelling, emotional entertainment experiences. Since it is also armed with dual subwoofer pre-outs, you can enjoy additional heart-pumping bass to support your movies and music.
- Marvell Qdeo 4K Upscaling
- This receiver has the rare capability to upscale your standard video source materials like 480i/p, 720p, and 1080i/p all the way up to 4K x 2K (approximately 4,000 pixels of horizontal resolution). Upscaling is powered by a video chip from Marvell Qdeo, a video processor that utilizes algorithms designed to eliminate video noise and artifacts like "jaggies" and feathering. If you have a compatible widescreen display, this means your Blu-ray discs and DVDs will achieve more detail and cinematic picture quality.
- 6 HDMI 1.4a Inputs / 1 HDMI 1.4a Output With 3D and ARC
- This receiver offers an array of connectivity options with 6 HDMI 1.4a (one on the front panel), 2 component video, one PC hookup (RGB which is converted to HDMI by your receiver), and four composite video inputs with one output for each. If you're connecting by HDMI, the 1.4a specification means this receiver can carry 3D video and an Audio Return Channel (ARC). If you also have a 3D-ready display, 3D-ready cable and 3D glasses, you're on your way to enjoy wraparound visuals with 3D Blu-ray discs and gaming. Support for ARC means you can send audio data from your TV "upstream" to the receiver to eliminate the need for a separate audio connection.
- THX Select 2 Certified
- THX Select2 requirements define hundreds of parameters, including power amplifier performance, and pre-amplifier performance and operation for both digital and analog domains. THX Select2 Plus receivers also feature proprietary THX technologies (e.g., THX Mode) which accurately translate movie soundtracks for home theater playback. Select2 certification means this receiver is ideal for rooms where seat-to-viewing distance is 10-12 feet and the room volume is around 2000 cubic feet.
- Multiple Surround Processors
- Take advantage of high definition Dolby and DTS processors including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. In addition to these, Onkyo has added several of their own DSPs (Digital Signal Processors) like Theater-Dimensional, which allows for a surround sound effect even if you have two or three speakers in your setup. These different listening modes can transform your listening room into a movie theater or concert hall, with high fidelity and stunning surround sound. This receiver even supports decoding of Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz to add new dimensions to your surround sound experience.
- Audessy DSX and Dolby Dolby Pro Logic IIz
- With support for Audessy DSX, you can incorporate "front wide" speakers in place of surround back speakers to achieve a wider soundstage. Audessy DSX can also reconfigure this receiver's surround back channels to offer "front height" channels. These can carry ambient non-directional audio for a new vertical dimension to your movies and games. Dolby Pro Logic IIz offers a similar "front height" speaker option that works to give you an even more immersive home theater experience.
- Stream PC Audio and Internet Radio
- This receiver connects to your home internet connection or home PC. It provides access to internet radio sources like Pandora, Rhapsody, Napster, Slacker, Sirius Internet Radio, MediaFly and vTuner with high fidelity audio reproduction. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 platform and includes a DLNA certification for media streaming.
- WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
- While WRAT was originally developed for Onkyo's high-end amplifiers to handle the sonic demands of high-resolution formats including DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD, it also provides an improved dynamic S/N ratio and better delivery of momentary power peaks from all other formats, including high-definition and regular DVDs, HD broadcasts, and digital files such as MP3s and gaming. Utilized in the TX-NR609, it allows for movie-theater impact and audio purity.
- Four DSP Audio Gaming Modes
- This receiver also offers four different DSPs for different types of video games. Choose from rock, sports, action and role playing modes to customize your gaming experience whether you're playing 3D or 2D games.
- Compressed Music File Optimizer
- With this receiver, your compressed MP3 files will sound better than ever thanks to the built-in Music Optimizer, which enhances the sound quality of your compressed music files. This feature works with PCM digital audio input signals with a sampling rate below 48 kHz and analog audio input signals.
- Audessy 2EQ
- With the included calibrated microphone, Audyssey 2EQ determines the number of speakers connected, their size (for bass management), optimum crossover frequencies to the subwoofer of you have one hooked up, and distances from your listening position. Audessy 2EQ minimizes distortion caused by room acoustics by capturing room acoustical problems over the listening area in both the frequency and time domain for clear, well-balanced audio.
- Audessy Dynamic EQ
- With Audessy Dynamic EQ, you can enjoy great sound even when listening at low volume levels. Audessy Dynamic EQ takes into account human perception and room acoustics. It selects the correct frequency response and surround volume levels so that the content sounds the way it was created at any volume level.
- Multi-Room Audio
- 'Powered Zone 2' capability means this receiver is also capable of powering 2-channel stereo audio in another room (Zone 2), while also powering sound for the main room. You can even have a different source in each room. If you add an amplifier to the second room, you can add to your stereo audio and enjoy multi-channel sound in multiple rooms.
- iPod Ready via USB or Optional Dock
- The USB port offers a direct digital connection for your iPod, or you can plug it into the optional iPod dock to incorporate your portable music library. If you want to experience HD Radio you can purchase the Onkyo HD Radio receiver, which also plugs into the universal port. HD Radio is an additional signal that both AM and FM stations can include along with their convention broadcasts. The content can be anything from news to music to tags that can tell you the title and artist of a song that's playing.
- OSD and GUI
- Controlling the TX-NR609 is easy with the overlay On-Screen Display (OSD). On-screen set-up menus appear overlaid on the video image you're watching for easy adjustments of the system. It also features a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) so you can navigate content quickly and easily.