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Onkyo TX-NR818: 7.2 A/V Receiver

While waiting for the submission of high-end models, after the Onkyo TX-NR717 presented 2 days ago, today is the turn of the 7.2 THX Select2 Plus certified Onkyo TX-R818 AV receiver. However, this model marks the return of VHD1900 Vida HQV video processing, providing video processing and scaling of 1080p sources (Auto HQV & Stream clean), alongside the Marvell Qdeo which manages only the 4K upscaling.

 

What’s New

In terms of innovations, the TX-NR818 integrates the MHL function (Mobile High Definition Link), 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 MHL smartphone from the remote of the receiver. 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.

About services for streaming audio, the Onkyo TX-NR818 integrates MP3Tunes service, which offers the ability to store and listen to audio from the cloud, 2 GB is available at registration. AUPEO!, Spotify and Simfy are also accessible from the amp.

The Onkyo TX-NR818 amplifier is available for pre-order, the retail price of $1199.

Onkyo TX-NR818 Specifications

 

ADVANCED FEATURES

  • THX® Select2 Plus™ Certified
  • High-Quality HQV® Vida™ VHD1900 Video Processor
  • HDMI® Video Upscaling to 4K with Qdeo™ Technology by Marvell
  • ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) Video Calibration for Optimal Video Performance
  • DTS Neo:X™, Audyssey DSX®, and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz for Expanded Surround Channels
  • MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link) for Smart Phone Content on HDTV
  • Picture-in-Picture Input Source Preview with InstaPrevue™ Technology
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32 for Room Acoustic Correction
  • Dolby® Volume for Reference-Quality Listening at Any Volume
  • 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
  • Powered Zone 2/3 and Zone 2/3 Line-Outs for Distributed Audio Playback in Multiple Rooms
  • 9.2 Multichannel Pre-Outs
  • Bi-Amping Capability
  • Differential DAC Mode for Front Channels
  • Digital Crossover Processing Network to Cancel Crossover Interference

 

AMPLIFIER FEATURES

  • 180 W/Ch (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 Channel Driven, IEC);
  • Isolated Power-Amp and Pre-Amp Block
  • 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
  • PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology

 

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
  • 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
  • 6 Digital Audio Inputs (3 Optical and 3 Coaxial)
  • 7 Analog Audio Inputs and 1 Phono Input
  • Analog RGB Video Input (D-sub, 15 pin) for PC
  • RS-232 Port, IR Input/Output, and 12 V Trigger Outs (Zone 2/3)

 

OTHER FEATURES

  • 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 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
  • RDS (PS/RT/PTY/TP) (European Model only)
  • 40 FM/AM Random Presets
  • Bi-Directional, Preprogrammed, and Customizable RI Remote Control with Macro Presets for Four Activities

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