Onkyo announced the 7.2-channel TX-NR709 Network home theater receiver. Like it's predecessor, the TX-NR708, it has full networking capabilities to support streaming PC audio and Internet radio, adding Last.fm to its roster of Pandora, Rhapsody, Napster, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker, Mediafly, and vTuner. It is also has compatibility with Windows 7 and DLNA, front panel USB, powerful WRAT amplifiers, and a broad suite of audio processing from Dolby, DTS, and Audyssey. The TX-NR709 has been upgraded with the new Marvell Qdeo 4k video upscaling processor, Audyssey MultEQ XT advanced room correction technology, dual subwoofer outputs, dual HDMI outputs and one additional HDMI inputs for a total of eight front and rear. It can also take advantage of Onkyo's free Remote App for iPod, iPhone, or iPad to control the A/V receiver and it is compatible with the recently announced UWF-1 Wireless USB Adapter.
Price and Availability
The Onkyo TX-NR709 will be available in late April for $899.
- HDMI Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel
- Marvell Qdeo Video Chip for 4K Upscaling and Processing
- Network Capability Delivers Internet Radio and Network Streaming
- THX Select2 Plus Certified
- Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port
- Audyssey MultEQ XT Advanced Room-correction and Speaker Calibration
- Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz Add New Dimensions to Surround Sound
- Amplifier Power: 110-watts x 7 (8 ohms)
- Dynamic Power: 250-watts (3 ohms, 1 ch), 220-watts (4 ohms, 1 ch), 130-watts (8 ohms, 1 ch)
- THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): 0.08% (20 Hz-20 kHz, Half power)
- Damping Factor: 60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 ohms)
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 106 dB (Line, IHF-A), 80 dB (Phono MM, IHF-A)
- Weight: 26.9 lbs (12.2 kg)