Clarity, Depth, Emotion. A Uniquely Onkyo Experience.

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Clarity, Depth, Emotion.
A Uniquely Onkyo Experience.
Audio/Video Products 2008-2009
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Committed to a Greater Entertainment Experience
Blending high-def media with the latest audio and video technologies to create cutting-edge home entertainment—it’s no easy feat. It
requires an “x factor” that goes beyond recognized expertise, technical innovation, and an unsurpassed track record. At Onkyo, our
commitment is to sound and to extracting more emotion from your home entertainment experience.You’ll see the evidence in our
home theatre components, which incorporate the best technologies available—HQV, Faroudja, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master
Audio, Blu-ray Disc, Audyssey, HDMI, and THX.
You’ll also see the Onkyo commitment in our new line-up of convenient home theatre packages, quality playback components, wideranging home style and pure hi-fi components, celebrated mini component system, and iPod accessory.
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CONTENTS
HOME THEATRE COMPONENTS
PURE HI-FI COMPONENTS
4-13
14-17
HOME THEATRE PACKAGES
18
MINI COMPONENT SYSTEM
19
HOME STYLE COMPONENT
20-21
iPod ACCESSORY
GLOSSARY
22
23
FEATURES
24-25
SPECIFICATIONS
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Invigorating the 2008 A/V Receiver Line-Up
—Core Technologies That Make All the Difference
The Leading Edge in Power and High-Def A/V Processing
Expanding what’s possible with high-definition media, Onkyo brings you
scintillating home entertainment like you’ve never experienced before. Our
range of second-generation high-definition A/V receivers takes the experience
even further with some of the most acclaimed home theatre features out
there. Whatever the source—including Blu-ray Disc and DVD video, HD
broadcasting, gaming, and studio master-quality surround-sound movie
soundtracks and music—this line-up has it covered. For high-definition 1080p
video and studio master-quality surround-sound formats—such as Dolby®
TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™—these A/V receivers provide
the right mix of amplification power, precision processing, and smart
technological application.
Advanced Faroudja Video Processing with 1080p/1080i
Upscaling
The Faroudja name is synonymous with high-quality video processing.
The Faroudja technologies incorporated into our 2008 A/V receiver range
give you the power to bring out the best from both high-definition and
standard-definition video content.The Faroudja DCDi Edge™ video processor
converts interlaced video signals to progressive scan signals and effectively
eliminates video artifacts from HDTV images.The Faroudja DCDi Cinema™
video processor is a more sophisticated version that drastically reduces video
noise without sacrificing image quality and sharpness. Both processors can
scale standard-definition
sources up to 1080i—and
DCDi Cinema can additionally
upscale to 1080p—for output
to HDTVs.
Pure Digital Delivery with HDMI™ (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface)
HDMI is the conduit through which the receivers in Onkyo’s 2008 range
receive and distribute high-definition video and audio. Every A/V receiver in
the line-up handles a pure, all-digital 1080p video signal through one HDMI
connection. Also, almost all of our receivers equipped with the latest version
of HDMI can process studio master-quality
multichannel audio from Dolby TrueHD or
DTS-HD Master Audio.This version of HDMI also
enables CEC (Consumer Electronics Control),
greater bandwidth, Deep Color™, lip-sync
correction, and high frame rates. Within the 2008
range, you can find receivers with up to five HDMI
inputs, and even dual output for connection to a
flat-panel display and a 1080p video projector.
Meeting THX Benchmarks for Superior Performance and
Reliability
Jaggies visible on diagonals.
DCDi eliminates jaggies.
Audyssey Technologies for the Ideal Listening
Environment
Onkyo A/V receivers use Audyssey’s MultEQ™ XT, MultEQ™, or 2EQ™ to
counter distortion in dedicated home theatres. All of these solutions focus on
the frequency response and time domain (where most of the problems lie)
across the entire listening area.The results are immediately obvious—a clear,
well-balanced and natural sound.The 2008 A/V receiver range features two
new Audyssey technologies: (1) Dynamic EQ™, which selects the best
frequency response and surround levels moment-by-moment, for the best
listening experience at any volume; and (2) Dynamic Volume™, which maintains
the desired listening level for all content while optimizing the dynamic range.
To ensure that all mid-range and high-end A/V receivers in the 2008 line-up
meet THX’s comprehensive performance standards,THX engineers spend
countless hours testing and analyzing sound quality, usability, and
interoperability for each model.This enduring relationship between Onkyo
and THX guarantees even greater reliability and quality from certified A/V
receivers.The 2008 range features two new THX standards:THX® Ultra2
Plus™ and THX® Select2 Plus™.These standards include THX® Loudness Plus™,
which enables home theatre
audiences to experience rich
detail and ambient sound in a
surround mix at any volume level.
Sound stage is diffuse without Audyssey technologies.
HQV Reon-VX Chip for 1080p Video Upscaling and
Processing
Renowned for enabling the most sophisticated video
processing in home theatre, the HQV Reon-VX chip
can be found onboard the TX-NR906 and TX-SR876.
It provides the ultimate support for standard-definition
and high-definition deinterlacing; 1080p video scaling;
filtering of jaggies and artifacts; and the reduction of
random, “mosquito” and block (codec) noise. HQV
Reon-VX also enables color region enhancement and
the rendering of more than one billion colors.
Standard chips process pixels in blocks,
creating unwanted artifacts.
HQV chips process pixels individually,
for enhanced pixel accuracy.
Images scaled by Reon-VX contain 80% new
pixels to augment the original video data.
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Audyssey technologies create a clearer sound stage.
Network Capability for Integrating Controllers
With the TX-NR906, it’s possible to make a network connection with
Crestron and AMX controllers, enabling control of integrated home theatre
applications such as lighting and volume. Integrating the TX-NR906 into a
sophisticated home theatre system becomes a precise, yet simple, process.
Network for Streaming Audio Files and Internet Radio
The TX-NR906’s network capability gives you control over digital music files
(AAC, WMA, MP3, WAV, OGG, FLAC) and internet radio, via an Ethernet
network between the TX-NR906 and your computer. It also enables you to
access music files from a USB mass storage device or a portable audio player,
through a USB port.You can use a portal site—vTuner—to access internet
radio, podcasts, and
media content. At the
heart of the network is
Windows Media
Connect or Windows
Media Player (the
TX-NR906 is Certified
for Windows Vista®).
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ISF Video Calibration for Accurate Video Reproduction
The TX-NR906 and the TX-SR876 are the first A/V receivers equipped with
industry-leading ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) video calibration to
dramatically improve your home theatre by enabling sharper-focused, fullerresolution images and a more accurate color balance.Turning your A/V receiver
into a true video hub, this function ensures that every video source is
independently calibrated for your connected high-definition
display. Also, ISF video calibration has been shown to improve
energy savings in displays and projectors by up to 50%.
Parallel Push-Pull Amplification with Three-Stage Inverted
Darlington Circuitry
Parallel push-pull amplification uses
different transistors to separately amplify
the positive and negative halves of the
waveform, bringing greater efficiency to
the TX-NR906 and TX-SR876.These
select Onkyo A/V receivers use threestage inverted Darlington circuitry to
remove any instance of distortion.
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) Providing
Amplification Backbone
The cornerstone of any Onkyo A/V receiver, WRAT supports high-quality
audio reproduction of the latest high-definition A/V formats. It comprises
three key components: (1) A low negative-feedback design for cleaner
audio across the frequency range; (2) Closed ground-loop circuits to
cancel individual circuit noise and keep the ground potential free of
distortion; and (3) A high instantaneous-current
capability to handle speaker reflex energy and
impedance fluctuations.
Playback of Different A/V Sources Throughout the Home
Powered Zone 2 and Zone 3 bring multi-zone audio entertainment to your
home through dedicated line outs, pre outs, and speaker connections. And
with the TX-NR906 and TX-SR876, you have the added advantage of video
in a second room. Independent control of volume levels, speaker balance, and
bass/treble levels for the separate zones is
available on selected models.
A Fresh Approach to the Internal Construction of A/V
Receivers
Our design philosophy for the TX-NR906 and TX-SR876 is based on a
consideration of how each individual part interacts with the others and
affects audio and video performance.The end result is a receiver where the
power amplifier block and the pre-amplifier coexist, but are perfectly isolated.
Taking it even further, the circuit boards have been affixed to the chassis so
that vibrations from the base are suppressed. As Onkyo’s flagship model for
the high-definition era, the TX-NR906 forges further ahead with gold-plated
A/V inputs and outputs, a brass bus plate for perfect grounding, and
customized, gold-plated
speaker posts.
Zone 2
Stereo Speaker System
Zone 3
Stereo Speaker System
5.1 or 7.1-Ch Speaker System
RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for System
Control*
Select Onkyo A/V receivers offer integrated system control with certain
HDMI-compatible high-definition displays, DVD and hard-disk recorders, and
Blu-ray Disc players. With one remote control, you can control certain
functions, including Standby,Volume, and Direct Change.These receivers can
seamlessly integrate with other leading brand-name devices, including those
with Panasonic VIERA Link™ capability, as well as
selected Sharp displays.
*Compatibility depends on model.
ONKYO A/V receiver
with RIHD
Harnessing Power for Audio Performance
Onkyo's H.C.P.S. (High Current Power
Supply) concept is based around power
transformers with the capability to
respond to the wide dynamics of home
theatre. In the case of the TX-NR906, a
massive toroidal transformer improves
power efficiency and radiates very little
noise into the surrounding
circuitry, while two separate
transformers cater specifically
to audio and video
processing.You’ll also find capacitors
(operating at up to 18,000 microfarads) that store the
charge necessary to support an effective power supply.
connect components
with
RIHD-compatible
RIHD-compatible
player / recorder
HDTV
RI (Remote Interactive) System Capability and the iPod
With Onkyo’s RI system, you can integrate and operate all
RI-compatible components through a single remote control.
RI also enables you to integrate virtually any iPod model via
one of Onkyo’s RI Docks for the iPod.
VLSC™ (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry)
Onkyo’s VLSC employs a unique digitalto-analog conversion circuit to mitigate
the effect of signal noise. Data is
converted between discrete sampling
points, which are then joined with
analog vectors in real-time to produce
a smooth output wave form.The
result—a noiseless, smooth analog
signal based on the digital source.
AUDIO/VIDEO
CONTROL
CHARGE
ON-SCREEN
DISPLAY
TV
iPod integrated for easy system control.
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The lesser-used controls are neatly tucked away behind the drop-down panel.
Microphone for
Audyssey
TX-NR906
THX® Ultra2 Plus™ Certified 7.1-Channel A/V Home Network Receiver
Multi-dimensional, superbly crafted, and loaded with impressive specs, the TX-NR906 A/V home network receiver is a true champion for the age.With
seemingly endless ability—including HQV Reon-VX video processing, dual high-def HDMI outputs, Audyssey room correction technologies, and multiroom audio and video distribution—no base is left uncovered. Built around an isolated power block and pre-processing design, this network receiver
reveals the potential of virtually any media.This includes any internet or computer-based sources accessed via its network capabilities (which include a
new vTuner interface and Certified for Windows Vista® status).The TX-NR906 is also the first of its kind to include ISF (Imaging Science Foundation)
video calibration, keeping its groundbreaking pedigree intact.
• 280 W/Ch 6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 Channel Driven, JEITA
• 220 W/Ch 6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 Channel Driven, IEC
• 145 W/Ch Minimum into 8 Ω, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.05%,
2 Channels Driven, FTC
• THX Ultra2 Plus Certified
• Network Capability for Streaming Audio Files and Internet Radio
• Network Capability for Installing Crestron and AMX Controllers
• Certified for Windows Vista
• DTS-HD Master Audio™, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio™,
Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus Decoding
• VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) for All Channels
• Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit Audio DACs (PCM1796) for All
Channels
• HDMI™ (Version 1.3a to Support Deep Color™, x.v.Color™,
LipSync, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DVD-Audio,
Super Audio CD)
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• HDMI Audio and Video Processing (1080p; 4 Inputs and 2
Outputs [Main/Sub])
• HDMI Video Upscaling (Up to 1080p) with HQV Reon-VX
• Component Video Upscaling (Up to 1080i)
• Component Video Switching (3 Inputs and 1 Output)
• RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI) for System Control
• Parallel Push-Pull Amplification Design with Three-Stage
Inverted Darlington Circuitry
• WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
• Three TI (Aureus™) 32-Bit DSP Chips for Advanced Processing
• Audyssey MultEQ™ XT to Correct Room Acoustic Problems
and to Calibrate Speakers
• Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for Loudness Correction
• Audyssey Dynamic Volume™ for Optimal Listening Level and
Dynamic Range
• Powered Zone 2 (Audio and Video); Zone 2 and Zone 3 Pre
Outs; Independent Control for Volume, Balance (Zone 2 and
Zone 3) and Bass/Treble (Zone 2 Only)
• RS232, IR, and 12V Trigger Connectivity
• IntelliVolume
• Pure Audio Mode
• Bi-Amping and BTL (Bridged Transless) Capability for Music
and Movie Sound Effects
• Color-Coded 7.1-Multichannel Inputs and Pre Outs
• ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) Video Calibration Function
• Independent Crossover Adjustment for F/C/S/SB (40/50/60/
70/80/90/100/120/150/200 Hz)
• Newly Designed GUI for System Set-up
• Compatible with RI (Remote Interactive) Dock for the iPod
• Preprogrammed RI (Remote Interactive) Learning Remote
Control with Macros and Mode-Key LEDs
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Microphone for
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TX-SR876
THX® Ultra2 Plus™ Certified 7.1-Channel A/V Surround Home Theatre Receiver
Based on a winning design for high-definition home theatre reproduction, the TX-SR876 is a comprehensive A/V processing hub with a deep reservoir
of amplification power to draw on. Reveling in its new THX Ultra2 Plus Certified status, the TX-SR876’s obvious class is seen in its wide-sweeping
capabilities, phenomenal performance, and noticeable finesse.With its exclusive HQV Reon-VX video processing (with upscaling to high-def 1080p) and
supreme high-definition surround sound decoding, this receiver shows it belongs among a select few. It’s also the one of the first to take up ISF (Imaging
Science Foundation) video calibration. From whatever movie, music, broadcast, or gaming source you choose, the TX-SR876 will impress time and
time again.
• 250 W/Ch 6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 Channel Driven, JEITA
• 200 W/Ch 6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 Channel Driven, IEC
• 140 W/Ch Minimum into 8 Ω, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.05%,
2 Channels Driven, FTC
• THX Ultra2 Plus Certified
• Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio™,
DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio™ Decoding
• H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High Power
Transformer
• VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) for All Channels
• Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit Audio DACs (PCM1796) for All
Channels
• HDMI™ (Version 1.3a to Support Deep Color™, x.v.Color™,
LipSync, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DVD-Audio,
Super Audio CD)
• HDMI Audio and Video Processing (1080p; 4 Inputs and 2
Outputs [Main/Sub])
• HDMI Video Upscaling (Up to 1080p) with HQV Reon-VX
• Component Video Upscaling (Up to 1080i)
• Component Video Switching (3 Inputs and 1 Output)
• RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for System Control
• Parallel Push-Pull Amplifier Design with Three-Stage Inverted
Darlington Circuitry
• WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
• Three TI (Aureus™) 32-Bit DSP Chips for Advanced Processing
• Audyssey MultEQ™ XT to Correct Room Acoustic Problems
and to Calibrate Speakers
• Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for Loudness Correction
• Audyssey Dynamic Volume™ to Maintain Optimal Listening
Level and Dynamic Range
• Powered Zone 2 (Audio and Video); Zone 2 and Zone 3 PreOuts; Independent Control for Volume, Balance (Zone 2 and
Zone 3) and Bass/Treble (Zone 2 Only)
• RS232, IR, and 12V Trigger Connectivity
• IntelliVolume
• Pure Audio Mode
• Bi-Amping and BTL (Bridged Transless) Capability for Music
and Movie Sound Effects
• Linear Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
• Music Optimizer for Compressed Music Files
• Color-Coded 7.1-Multichannel Inputs and Pre Outs
• ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) Video Calibration Function
• Independent Crossover Adjustment for F/C/S/SB (40/50/60/
70/80/90/100/120/150/200 Hz)
• Newly Designed GUI for System Set-up
• Compatible with RI (Remote Interactive) Dock for the iPod
• Preprogrammed RI (Remote Interactive) Remote Control
with Macros and Mode-Key LEDs
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TX-SR806
THX® Ultra2 Plus™ Certified 7.1-Channel A/V Surround Home Theatre Receiver
The TX-SR806 occupies a unique position in the Onkyo line-up.We class it as a mid-range A/V receiver. But with its advanced capabilities and THX
Ultra2 Plus certification, it’s a worthy challenger for high-end status. Built with high-definition entertainment in mind, the TX-SR806 accommodates up
to five HDMI inputs that can handle both 1080p video and studio master-quality surround sound.That’s more high-def sources than you’ll find on any
other Onkyo A/V receiver. If that weren’t enough, onboard Faroudja DCDi Cinema scales all standard definition sources to 1080p for HDMI output, or
to 1080i for component video output. Endowed with the amplification power and dependability expected from an Onkyo A/V receiver, the TX-SR806
stands out as a natural choice for high-performance home theatre.
• 230 W/Ch 6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 Channel Driven, JEITA
• 180 W/Ch 6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 Channel Driven, IEC
• 130 W/Ch Minimum into 8 Ω, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%,
2 Channels Driven, FTC
• THX Ultra2 Plus Certified
• Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio™,
DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio™ Decoding
• H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High Power
Transformer
• Cirrus Logic 192 kHz/24-Bit Audio DACs for All Channels
• HDMI™ (Version 1.3a to Support Deep Color™, x.v.Color™,
LipSync, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DVD-Audio,
Super Audio CD)
• HDMI Audio and Video Processing (1080p; 5 Inputs and
1 Output)
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• HDMI Video Upscaling (Up to 1080p) with Faroudja DCDi
Cinema™
• Component Video Upscaling (Up to 1080i)
• Component Video Switching (2 Inputs and 1 Output)
• RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for System Control
• Push-Pull Amplifier Design with Three-Stage Inverted
Darlington Circuitry
• WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
• Two TI (Aureus™) 32-Bit DSP Chips for Advanced Processing
• Audyssey MultEQ™ to Correct Room Acoustic Problems and
to Calibrate Speakers
• Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for Loudness Correction
• Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2 Pre-Out; Independent Control
for Volume, Balance, and Bass/Treble
• RS232, IR, and 12V Trigger Connectivity
• IntelliVolume
• Pure Audio Mode
• Bi-Amping Capability for Music and Movie Sound Effects
• Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
• Music Optimizer for Compressed Music Files
• Color-Coded 7.1-Multichannel Inputs and Pre Outs
• Independent Crossover Adjustment for F/C/S/SB
(40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/200 Hz)
• Newly Designed GUI for System Set-up
• Compatible with RI (Remote Interactive) Dock for the iPod
• Newly Designed Preprogrammed RI (Remote Interactive)
Remote Control with Macros and Mode-Key LEDs