Onkyo Debuts TX-NR787 9.2-Channel AV Receiver

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Onkyo has added the 9.2-channel TX-NR787 to its AV receiver lineup. The THX Certified Select TX-NR787 is rated at 100 watts per channel, features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding, has a variety of network/streaming audio options, and offers full 4K HDR pass-through, with support for HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision. This receiver is the first to include Onkyo's new AccuEQ Advance multi-point room-acoustic calibration system. The TX-NR787 is available now for $799.

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Unleash a comprehensive multi-dimensional theater reference sound experience with the TX-NR787, a new THX Certified Select 9.2-channel A/V receiver from Onkyo USA, the premier marketing and distribution partner for world-class consumer electronics brands. The TX-NR787 is now shipping and carries an MSRP of $799 USD and $1,099 CAD.

A 100 W/Ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 channels driven, FTC) or 220 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10%, 1-channel driven) A/V receiver, the TX-NR787 is engineered for enthusiasts seeking seamless top-to-bottom, front-to-back, and side-to-side coverage through 5.2.4 or 7.2.2-channel speaker layouts for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtrack immersion, or for music fans wanting a 5.2- or 7.2-channel home theater with app-controllable powered digital and analog audio distribution to stereo speakers located in up to two additional zones.

Dynamic Audio Amplification featuring discrete non-phase-shift amps is proven by THX Certified Select for theater-reference volume within strict THX sound-quality parameters. Certification comes after thousands of independent bench-tests covering every aspect of product design.

As well as decoding DTS:X and Dolby Atmos formats, the receiver features Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X up-mixing technologies. Both cross-compatible solutions work with legacy Dolby and DTS soundtracks, enabling 3D reproduction through any speaker layout, including those with height channels, from sources such as DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and selected video streaming services.

The TX-NR787 has universal pass-through support for 4K HDR video formats, including HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), HDR10, and Dolby Vision, as well as BT.2020 color space, 4:4:4 color sub-sampling, 24-bit video, 4K/60p video, and HDCP 2.2 via six rear HDMI inputs, Main Out, and Sub Out. A front HDMI terminal is intended for temporary device connections, and the Sub Out for a projector. Enjoy state-of-the-art movie formats on Ultra HD Blu-ray and selected video streaming services from external media players with truly spectacular sound and vision.

With the unit, Onkyo's introduces AccuEQ Advance, a new premium multi-point room-acoustic calibration system that eliminates standing waves (dead areas where sound-wave peaks don't move spatially and compromise reproduction quality when sounds of the same frequency interact). Users can place the setup mic in three positions to assure optimal imaging across an expansive soundstage following an easy automated calibration process. AccuEQ Advance is enhanced by AccuReflex technology, which aligns the phase of directional and non-directional sounds for cohesive, comfortable, and well-organized object-based audio reproduction through Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker systems.

As well as analog audio distribution, powered ZONE 2 and powered ZONE 3 speaker outputs are serviced by dedicated DACs to share all digital input sources for simultaneous playback of single or unique sources in any or all rooms. Zone 2 line-output can share the multitude of content available to the receiver to a hi-fi system featuring a line-level input.

With 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connectivity and support for a variety of network audio distribution platforms, the TX-NR787 can fit in with compatible network speakers and audio systems of almost any brand, allowing users to structure an intuitive multi-room music ecosystem to suit their needs.

These platforms include DTS Play-Fi technology, which distributes audio to grouped speakers via Onkyo Music Control App; FlareConnect for analog/digital source distribution, including phono; and Chromecast built-in, an easy-to-use casting technology for supported unique or grouped audio systems from Chromecast-enabled apps for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Mac, Windows PC, and Chromebook. Chromecast built-in works with the Google Assistant, and users can cue and control streaming audio by voice.

AirPlay is included, while Bluetooth wireless technology expands easy steaming capabilities from a broad range of phones, tablets, and personal computers. Amazon Music, TIDAL, TuneIn, Deezer, Pandora, and Spotify are built into the receiver for easy selection via the Onkyo Controller or Onkyo Music Control App.

With capability to drive all channels simultaneously through four-ohm speaker-loads, the TX-NR787 is not only powerful, but tuned for nuanced, musical, source-faithful stereo playback. VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) on the Front L/R channels removes high-frequency digital processing noise for crystal-clear playback of digital sources, particularly Hi-Res Audio formats streamed over the network or via USB input, while a quality low-noise phono stage is included for analog playback.

For custom installs, TX-NR787 features a 12V trigger output for an external component and an IR input for remote-control range extension. It supports IP control and RS-232, enabling PC configuration and integration into home automation systems. An optional rack-mount kit (IRK-155-3D) is available.

With the TX-NR787, Onkyo USA introduces a full-featured and highly adaptable A/V receiver that serves as the heart of whole-home entertainment for families ready to welcome next-generation entertainment into their homes.

Additional Resources
• Visit the Onkyo website for more information.
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