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Onkyo TX-NR609 THX Select2 Plus A/V Receiver

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Onkyo announced the TX-NR609 THX Select2 Plus, 7.2-channel, network-capable and 3D-ready A/V receiver targeting the sweet spot where affordability meets superb functionality. The TX-NR609 handles content from all your favorite disc-based media, as well as networked and wireless audio content from the internet, iPod/iPhone, and PC. Six HDMI inputs–including one on the front panel–provide support for 3D video and ultra-high resolution 4K video upscaling via Marvell Qdeo.

When it comes to video processing, this receiver is the world's first to employ cutting-edge Marvell Qdeo to upscale video signals to state-of-the-art 4K resolution. Regardless of the original source resolution, users will be able to enjoy smooth and extremely precise video images on a compatible high-resolution display.

The TX-NR609 offers connectivity to a Powered Zone 2, which lets users play a different audio source in a second room equipped with stereo speakers. The TX-NR609's 7.2-channel configuration includes two subwoofer pre-outs, enabling users to supply larger rooms with more balanced and powerful low frequencies.

The TX-NR609 features a PC-compatible analog RGB video input–ideal for gamers and fans of PC-based media. This input allows users to send the video signal from a notebook or desktop PC directly to the receiver, which then sends it via HDMI to a compatible display.

Among its audio-processing highlights, the TX-NR609 supports decoding for Audyssey DSX. This sophisticated technology allows users to reconfigure the surround-back speakers in a seven-channel set-up as either front-height or front-wide speakers, creating a more immersive home theater experience with increased ambience. The TX-NR609 also supports Dolby Pro Logic IIz, which offers a similar front-height surround-sound option.

Onkyo TX-NR609 THX Select2 Plus A/V Receiver - Back

For ease-of-use, the TX-NR609 incorporates a suite of Audyssey technologies–2EQ, Dynamic Volume, and Dynamic EQ–to simplify set-up, and a new overlaid graphical GUI for in-session adjustments to settings. A stylish illuminated volume control knob makes it easy to adjust the volume in the dark.

Amplifier Specifcations

Front L/R 100 W + 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
125 W + 125 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
Center 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
125 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
Surround L/R 100 W + 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
125 W + 125 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1%,2 channels driven, FTC)
Surround Back L/R 100 W + 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
125 W + 125 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
Dynamic Power 240 W (3 ohms, 1 ch)
210 W (4 ohms, 1 ch)
120 W (8 ohms, 1 ch)
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) 0.08% (20 Hz-20 kHz, Half power)
Damping Factor 60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 ohms)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance 200 mV/47 k-ohms (Line)
Output Level and Impedance 200 mV/2.2 k-ohms (Rec out)
Phono Overload
Frequency Response 5 Hz-100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (DSP bypass)
Tone Control ±10 dB, 50 Hz (Bass)
±10 dB, 20 kHz (Treble)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 106 dB (Line, IHF-A)
Speaker Impedance 6 ohms – 16 ohms

Features

  • 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 DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz Add New Dimensions to Surround Sound

Price and Availability
The Onkyo TX-NR609 A/V Receiver will be available April 2011 for $599.

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