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Onkyo TX-NR717 AV Amplifier: 7.2 THX Select2 Plus, Marvell Qdeo 4K …

Onkyo starts to present the second part of its new range of home cinema amplifiers, and is now the turn of the Onkyo TX-NR717 to be unveiled. Just like the Onkyo TX-NR616, this new model is a 7.2 amplifier THX Select2 Plus certified with Video Upscaling to 4K with Qdeo by Marvel,  Audyssey DSX (speaker height/width) and ProLogic IIz compat. It differs, however, by a higher power, adding a third listening area (Zone 2/Zone 3), and connectivity with 7 inputs and 2 outpus HDMI compatible (1080p / 24, 3D, ARC…)


What’s new

In terms of innovations, the TX NR717 integrates the MHL (Mobile High Definition Link) function, for connecting a compatible smartphone or touch pad with support for 1080p video and 7.1 multichannel. It is also possible to control the playback of the playlist of a smartphone MHL from the remote of the amp. Another addition, with the InstaPrevue, which displays a thumbnail preview even before you switch on the source. A PiP should be more practical than the usual methods of selection of sources, which we are accustomed. Note also the addition of the Hybrid Standby Mode, very useful as it allows the passage of the HDMI signal to the TV, while the amp is in standby mode, while retaining the sound of the TV.

Services for streaming audio, the Onkyo TX-NR717 integrates MP3Tunes service, which offers to store and listen to audio content in the cloud, 2 GB is available at registration. AUPEO!, Spotify and Simfy are also accessible from the amp.

It is now available for pre-order for a target price of $999.

Onkyo TX-NR717 Specifications

ADVANCED FEATURES

  • THX® Select2 Plus™ Certified
  • HDMI® Video Upscaling to 4K with Qdeo™ Technology by Marvell
  • MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) for Smart Phone Content on HDTV
  • Picture-in-Picture Input Source Preview with InstaPrevue™ Technology
  • Audyssey DSX® and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz for Expanded Surround Channels
  • Internet Radio and Cloud Music Streaming Service Connectivity (Last.fm, MP3tunes, Spotify, AUPEO!, Simfy, vTuner)*1
  • Supports Onkyo Remote Apps for iPod touch/iPhone*2 and Android Phone*3
  • PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology
  • Powered Zone 2/3 and Zone 2/3 Line-Outs for Distributed Audio Playback in Multiple Rooms
  • 7.2 Multichannel Pre-Outs
  • Bi-Amping Capability

AMPLIFIER FEATURES

  • 170 W/Ch (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 Channel Driven, IEC)
  • WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
  • Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry
  • H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High Power Transformer
  • Discrete Output Stage Circuitry
  • Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry

PROCESSING FEATURES

  • HDMI Support for 3D, Audio Return Channel, DeepColor™*, x.v.Color™, LipSync, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, DVD-Audio, Super Audio
  • CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC
  • TI Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs for All Channels
  • Advanced 32-Bit Processing DSP Chip
  • 4 DSP Modes for Gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG
  • Advanced Music Optimizer for Compressed Digital Music Files
  • Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround Function
  • Direct Mode and Pure Audio Mode

CONNECTION FEATURES

  • 8 HDMI Inputs (1 Front/7 Rear) and 2 Outputs
  • 2 USB Ports (1 Front/1 Rear)
  • Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port
  • Compatible with Optional UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter via USB
  • Playback of Audio Files Through Local Network (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless, LPCM)
  • 2 Component Video Inputs and 1 Output
  • 5 Composite Video Inputs and 1 Output
  • 5 Digital Audio Inputs (2 Optical and 3 Coaxial)
  • 6 Analog Audio Inputs and 1 Phono Input
  • Analog RGB Video Input (D-sub, 15 pin) for PC
  • IR Input and 12 V Trigger Out (Zone 2)
  • Color-Coded, Banana Plug-Compatible Speaker Posts

OTHER FEATURES

  • Audyssey 2EQ for Room Acoustic Correction
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ® for Loudness Correction
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume® to Maintain Optimal Listening Level and Dynamic Range
  • Overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) with Quick Set-Up and Home Menu
  • Hybrid Standby Function to Reduce Power Consumption
  • Independent Crossover Adjustment for Each Channel (40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/200 Hz)
  • A/V Sync Control (Up to 800 ms at 48 kHz)
  • Tone Control (Bass/Treble) for Front and Zone 2 Channels
  • Firmware Updates via Ethernet and USB
  • Light Dimming (Display: Normal/Dim/Dimmer; Volume Knob LED: On/Off)*
  • RDS (PS/RT/PTY/TP) (European Model only)
  • 40 FM/AM Random Presets
  • Preprogrammed RI (Remote Interactive) Remote Control

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