5.2-channel home theater receiver, Internet-ready
Item #: 580TXN525
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Item #: 580TXN525
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Original Price: $399.99
Home theater receivers perform lots of functions, but none more important than providing your speakers with plenty of clean power. Onkyo has never lost sight of this. That's why the foundation of their TX-NR525 home theater receiver is a large power supply. So whether you're listening to music in stereo or movies in surround sound, this receiver will provide plenty of juice so your speakers can deliver the goods. Connect up to five speakers plus two subwoofers and discover what immersive surround sound can do for movie and TV soundtracks. With six HDMI inputs, there's more than enough room for all your digital sources, from Blu-ray players to gaming consoles and streaming media boxes. Plus, the front-panel USB port is perfect for an iPod®, iPhone®, or iPad®, which you can control with the receiver's remote.
If you want to really expand this receiver's features, then be sure to connect it to your home network. That opens up a broad selection of digital music. Stream tunes from services like Spotify®, Pandora®, and SiriusXM®. Or discover cool radio stations from around the world with TuneIn Internet radio. Plus you can send music from your DLNA-compatible PC to the 'NR525 for easy wireless playback over your Wi-Fi network. Onkyo's music optimizer helps make all your digital music sound its best.
Onkyo's free remote app for Apple and Android smartphones offers easy control of network music sources (subscription required for some services).
Setting up your home theater is a snap with Audyssey's MultEQ speaker calibration system. Just plug the supplied microphone into the front-panel jack on the receiver, and follow the on-screen instructions. Audyssey's automated setup system will properly calibrate your speakers to sound great in your room, for optimized surround sound. It takes measurements for up to 6 seating positions, so everyone can experience well-balanced sound. Once you're set up, controlling your receiver is easier than ever, thanks to Onkyo's free remote app for Apple® and Android™. App control requires a wireless home network and a connection between your receiver and the network.
Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.
Good solid strong performer. Easy to use and operate.
Pros: Easy to use and powerful with good sound
Cons: Very hard to see receiver buttons at night if your adjusting manually
I has good features but lacks power and it pops on arc when you rise or lower the volume
Pros: Easy set up clean sound
Cons: Arc does not work with my samsung tv or its a defective unite going to return for a different unit
Pros: Good sound, simple setup.
Cons: The input devise selection keys are not back lighted. Does not upconvert video signal from older devises such as old VCRs. Other than that, I recommend this receiver.
Great receiver so far. Had a friend of mine, far more electrical savvy than I, help to get it set up but even with that I think if I had to do it myself, that the Crutchfield helpers would have been able to get me through it. It has made everything I have in the entertainment center operational.
Pros: Lots of functionality. Great sound.
Cons: Little daunting to set up
My last Onkyo needed to be replace after 8 years. I was skeptical about this unit as it was about half the cost of my last one. What a shock to have it blow my old Onkyo out of the water. My sound is much crisper, clearer, and my base hits harder. So far so good.
Pros: Easy set up.
Cons: It is hard to see the type on the unit over the black. If changing sources at the unit, I have to get very close to read it.
This receiver was recommended by Crutchfield to replace an older Onkyo model that lacked HDMI inputs. Set up was incredibly easy including using the automatic speaker adjustment feature. The receiver seamlessly changes between components and allows for numerous different inputs. I am currently using Apple TV, an Blue-ray player, an a SiriusXM receiver and have room for several more components if i desire. Definitely a good value.
I had, 30 years ago, owned an Onkyo receiver, before purchasing my Denon (which served me very well). The Denon was starting to develop some glitches and I really wanted some updated connections and other options, so I started looking. The TX-NR525 had pretty much everything I was searching for. Plenty of HDMI inputs (1 output), lots of other inputs (both digital and analog) and a reasonably easy set up and remote. BE CAREFUL OF THE HEIGHT of this unit . . it is pretty tall and I had to make some cabinet adjustments to fit the unit. Otherwise it is outstanding and the sound quality, switches, remote . . everything works and sounds excellent. I was moving from a conventional analog receiver, which was quite old, to this far more complex receiver. I thought the set up (if you pay attention to the instructions) was not horrible. The only thing which I wanted, but had to do an end run to get, was a phono preamp. I could not find a reasonably priced receiver with a phono preamp, so I bought a separate, compact, outboard preamp which solved my problem. The only complaint I had was that the full manual for the unit comes on a CD. I appreciate having the pdf, but during the initial set up, really would have preferred the book.
Pros: Flexibility. Inputs, Controls, Remote, Appearance
Cons: Lack of hard copy of manual booklet (comes on a CD), height of unit, no phono preamp
Love this receiver. We upgraded from a dinosaur, but this is a great one for the cost. All of our equipment is run from our basement up to our living room so on screen display was a must (which most come with now anyway). The wi-fi is nice for music not sure if video really works... haven't had time to fully test.
Pros: Wi-Fi Capability, App available,
Cons: Doesn't play .mp4 files from wi-fi, could be as designed or an issue on my end. Phone app not 100%
A good receiver/amp worth what I paid and has some good features, WI-FI and wired network but is not as good as my Sony STR-DG810 6.1 channel or my Sony STR-DG510 both purchased in 2007 which also have HDMI inputs and a sound that out performs the Onkyo 525 .
Pros: Wireless and wired networking
Cons: Not the best sound quality in its price range.
Love the quality of the sound out of this unit, but the on screen graphics are crude to say the least.
Pros: Great sound quality and the set up is easy. Built in net streaming.
Cons: The on screen graphics are very crude. I really expected more from Onkyo. The Onkyo app was a little better. I found an app in the Apple App Store that was much better. It is oRemote and it offers a much better interface than either the on screen graphics or the Onkyo app.
My onkyo 525 replaced Onkyo 515 in service less than one year. Several years ago I replaced my upper end Onkyo receiver that had provided me with over seven years of trouble free service with a low end Denon with HDMI connections. It lasted only a few months to be replaced by the Onkyo 515 now replaced with this second Onkyo 525. (The first was sent to Onkyo repair shop for a five week est fix to replace something to do with the HDMI controller). Could not do without a receiver for this time so purchased the 525. If is was not for the OUTSTANDING Crutchfield tech support, I would be completely lost.......I would not think about buying from anyone else!! Some might think I am crazy to continue with Onkyo products since I have had so many problems in the past year. Primary reason is the speaker connections on the rear are on the left where my cables can easily connect. The Denon are on the right and gave me trouble as I do not have a lot of slack int the cables when installed over 12 years ago. The newest 525 has been working good with no issues since installation a week ago. Today receivers and probably most electronics do not come with a printed Manuel but you get a disc or go online for a download. If I had to depend on the Manuel for the setup, I would still be reading. What a mess. With all of today's options, it was very gratifying to be able to call Crutchfield , talk to a live English speaking southern gentleman to walk me through the various settings.
Pros: Crutchfield......number of HDMI connections, and pass through option
Cons: Set up....
Very good value from Crutchfield and fast shipping. The receiver was up and running in no time. The manual is a must read as the receiver is packed with features. I still have not gotten the wireless feature to work, but I have not had the time to read through the manual on this feature. However, I did get the receiver to join my network.
Pros: Powerful, clean sound. Does not seen to get hot.
Cons: A little complicated. As I stated read the manual. I tend to just jump in and wing it.
Super product for "Super Price"
iPhone app did not work initially. Had to delete the app, download the latest version and do a firmware upgrade. This took about an hour to resolve but tech was very diligent throughout. Works fine now. Very happy with purchase.
Pros: App, streaming music, connections for hdmi, component video, zone 2, remote is easy to use, able to set up cable remote to control receiver
Cons: Taller than previous amp, seems to run hot so I gave it enough open room
Amazingly easy to set up and has the Onkyo reputation for quality. Price was excellent and delivery was quick as it always is with Crutchfield. This is my third Onkyo receiver from Crutchfield in the past 15 years and I've bought a number of car units from them in the past. When I had questions, they were there to help. Why go anywhere else?
Pros: Great sound and easy to set up.
Cons: Wireless is a problem because it won't accept my password, but I don't need that feature anyway.
For a smaller room, driving 5 speakers and a sub-woofer, this unit delivers great sound for the money. No issues with set-up and very prompt delivery.
Pros: good value for money, great sound in average sized room.
Cons: none to date
Great receiver for the price.
Pros: 6 HDMI plugs!
Just got this as a replacement for TX-NR515. Receiver is good - does everything it says well. My real review is about Crutchfield service - they are awesome. Don't buy anywhere else. I originally bought a TX-NR515 about 2 months ago and had a problem out of the box. Crutchfield was great and got me a new receiver instantly. After 63 days the receiver died for no reason. I thought I would have an issue but Crutchfield is first class company and took care of me by upgrading me for free to this receiver. Came in two days and has been great. Love Crutchfield!
|Number Of Channels||5|
|Stereo RMS Power (watts)||80|
|THD in Stereo||0.7 %|
|Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)||20-20k Hz|
|FM Sensitivity||Not Given|
|HD Radio Tuner||No|
|On-Screen Display||Thru HDMI|
|Auto Speaker Calibration||Audyssey MultEQ|
|HDMI Standby Pass-through||Yes|
|Composite Video Conversion||No|
|Component Video Conversion||No|
|HDMI to HDMI Upconversion||No|
|App Remote Control||Yes|
|USB port for iPod/iPhone||Yes|
|Multibrand Remote Control||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Powered Multi-room Audio Output||No|
|Preamp Multi-room Audio Output||Yes|
|Multi-room HDMI Output||No|
|Dolby Digital||DD, TrueHD, DD+|
|DTS||DTS, DTS-HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Component Video Inputs||2|
|Component Video Monitor Outputs||1|
|Optical Digital Inputs||1|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||2|
|Optical Digital Outputs||None|
|Coaxial Digital Outputs||None|
|HDMI Monitor Outputs||1|
|Multi-Channel Analog Input||No|
|Multi-channel Preamp Output||No|
|Main Speaker Output Pairs||1|
|Main Speaker Terminals||Posts|
|Removable Power Cord||No|
Five Channel Amplifier: The Onkyo TX-NR525 AV receiver features a 5-channel amplifier rated at 80 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20Hz-20kHz, with 0.7%, driving 2 channels). The AV receiver's amplifier employs WRAT, H.C.P.S, and Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry for dynamic, detailed, clear sound.
192kHz/24-bit DACs + 32-Bit DSP Processing: This Onkyo TX-NR525 is equipped with 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs to decode and playback high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound. The receiver also employs a powerful and highly accurate 32-bit processing DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for better surround sound reproduction.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Onkyo TX-NR525 AV receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding formats.
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical or coaxial). Even though the AV receiver will decode 7.1channel surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.
Onkyo Original DSP Modes: Onkyo's Original DSP Modes, combined with Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic processing, produce more realistic, powerful sound effects for your movie and music sound tracks based on the type of content and your home theater setup. You can choose from the following:
Direct Mode: In Direct mode, audio from the input source is output without surround-sound processing. This mode delivers pure sound with minimum sound quality adjustment and filtration.
Audyssey Technology: The TXN-R525 features a full package of Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality. Audyssey Dynamic Volume offers real-time volume adjustment, while Audyssey DynamicEQ improves your system's surround effects during low volume levels. Audyssey MultEQ automatically sets speakers to suit your room's listening environment and the speakers' characteristics.
Surround Parameters: The Onkyo TX-NR525 lets you tweak and fine tune specific surround sound modes to suit your preference.
Audio Enhancements: The Onkyo TX-NR525 receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Onkyo AV receiver offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
HDMI (v1.4): The TX-NR525 has six assignable HDMI v1.4 inputs and one HDMI v1.4 output for connecting Blu-ray/DVD players, Satellite/Cable boxes, Game Consoles, and other video components to your TV. The HDMI jacks can accept and switch 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 4K video signals to a HDTV. The HDMI jacks will also support uncompressed standard or high definition digital video along with the following audio signals; 2-channel linear PCM, Multichannel linear PCM (up to 7.1ch), and Bitstream (Dolby Digital/DTS, etc.). In addition, the HDMI jacks are 3D, ARC, HDMI-CEC, Deep/x.v.Color, and Auto Lip-Sync compatible.
HDMI Through: When enabling the HDMI Through function, regardless of whether the AV receiver is "on" or in "standby" both audio and video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via the receiver HDMI monitor output. You can select between 3 HDMI Through functions modes.
InstaPrevue: InstaPrevue technology provides a live video thumbnail of the available content on your devices connected to the receiver via HDMI. As a result, you can preview audio/video streams coming from up to 5 HDMI inputs previously assigned to input selectors on your HDMI connected TV. Even with multiple components connected to receiver through HDMI, you can easily switch between inputs as their previews are displayed on a single screen on your television. You can even use the InstaPrevue feature for Picture-in-Picture. You can specify the number of preview thumbnails, as well as their positioning on-screen.
Note: If no video signal are present, the thumbnails will be filled in black. With 3D video signals, the image may not be properly rendered on the preview thumbnails of InstaPrevue.
Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features five composite video inputs (4 rear/1 front) and one composite video monitor output. There are two component video inputs and one component video output. You must connect the receiver to your TV via composite and/or component video to view incoming video from the receiver's composite/component inputs. There is no analog video conversion.
Front-Panel AV Input: The Onkyo TX-NR525 is equipped with a front-panel audio/video input which consists of a composite video terminal and stereo audio RCA jacks.
Picture Adjust: Using the Picture Adjust feature, you can adjust the picture quality and reduce any noise appearing on your TV screen.
A/V Sync Control: Occasionally, you may need to manually adjust the audio/video signals that are not properly synchronized manually. Typically when using a progressive scanning DVD player. You can correct this by delaying the audio; options are 0 (no delay) to 400 milliseconds, in 10 millisecond steps.
Network Connection: The Onkyo TX-NR525 A/V receiver is network-ready, which means you can connect it to your home network with a standard Ethernet cable and enjoy the music files stored on your computer or media server. If your network is connected to the Internet (broadband), you can also enjoy Internet radio. Connecting the A/V receiver's Ethernet (RJ-45) port to a 100Base-TX switched Ethernet network is recommended for best results. Use a shielded CAT-5 Ethernet cable to connect the receiver to your home network.
Media Server Playback: You can play back music files stored on your computer or media server (the TX-NR525 is DLNA certified). Compatible music file formats include MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (47-320k bps), WMA Lossless (16/24-bit), WAV (8/16/24-bit), AAC (8-320 kbps), FLAC (16/24-bit), Ogg Vorbis (48-500 kbps), and LPCM (8/16/24-bit). Each folder on the server may contain up to 20,000 music files, and folders may be nested up to 16 levels deep.The following media servers are compatible:
Note: If the operating system of your personal computer is Windows 7, Windows Media Player 12 is already installed. If the operating system of your computer is Windows Vista, Windows Media Player 11 is already installed.
Internet Radio: The Onkyo TX-NR525 lets you access various Internet Radio providers through its Ethernet network connection. The TX-NR525 will display station name and program-related information, such as - artist name, song title, and elapsed playing time. You can preset up to 40 of your "favorite" Internet radio stations for easy recall.
|vTuner||vTuner offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. You can browse content by Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites.|
|Pandora||Pandora is a free, personalized Internet radio service that plays the music you know and helps you discover music you'll love. You can select Internet radio stations by Artist, Song, or Genre.|
|Rhapsody||Rhapsody is a streaming music subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or download the music.|
|SiriusXM||SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, and more.|
|Slacker||Slacker is a free, personalized Internet radio service that lets you choose the music you want to listen to. You can choose Internet radio stations by genre, or create custom station by Artist name or Song title.|
|AUPEO!||AUPEO! Personal Radio is a music streaming service based in Berlin that is available worldwide. With AUPEO! Personal Radio, you can listen to free music on the web. AUPEO! lets you play lots of music and choose the playlist based on your personal taste. The basic concept is based on personal music DNA, which allows you to 'love' or 'ban' songs. The highly advanced software then remembers this and adjusts as necessary. As a result, we offer over 100 compilation genre channels, as well as thousands of artist channels. Listen to music online based on your tastes and preferences or use our one-of-a-kind 'Mood Tuner' to fit how you're feeling.|
Note: To receive Internet radio, your Ethernet network must have Internet access. Internet URLs in the following formats are supported: PLS, M3U, and podcast (RSS). However, depending on the type of data or audio format used by the Internet radio station, you may not be able to listen to some stations.
AM/FM Tuner: With the built-in tuner you can enjoy AM and FM radio stations. You can store your favorite stations as presets for quick selection. You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite FM/AM radio stations as presets.
Firmware Updates: Future firmware updates are available from the Onkyo website through the receiver's Network or USB connection. The tested TX-NR525 contained firmware version 1030-3103-0100. Visit Onkyo's online Download Center for the latest firmware updates.
Dual USB Ports: A USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) memory device can be connected to the receiver's front-panel or rear-panel USB (type-A) terminal, allowing you to play music files through the receiver. Your USB MSC device must be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. Compatible music file formats include MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (47-320k bps), WMA Lossless (16/24-bit), WAV (8/16/24-bit), AAC (8-320 kbps), FLAC (16/24-bit), Ogg Vorbis (48-500 kbps), and LPCM (8/16/24-bit). Up to 20,000 folders can be displayed, and folders may be nested up to 16 levels deep. You can control basic playback functions of your connected USB device's music from the included remote control, such as - Folder/File Select, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Skip (next/previous), and Repeat/Random. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port; even in standby mode (the front-panel USB port is rated at 5V/1A, while the rear-panel USB port is rated at 5V/0.5A).
Note: USB hubs and USB devices with hub functions are not supported. MP3 players containing music files that are managed with special music software are not supported.
iPod/iPhone Direct: Using a USB-to iPod-Dock cable plugged into the front-panel USB port, music can be played directly from an iPod/iPhone, bypassing the iPod/iPhone's DAC. To view the video content from your iPod/iPhone, connect it to the receiver's front-panel USB port and composite video input using the official Apple Composite AV Cable (sold separately). Your connected iPod/iPhone is controlled by the receiver's remote, or you can continue to control your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen. Song/artist information and elapsed time are displayed on the receiver's front-panel display and your connected TV screen (via HDMI only). You can navigate your iPod/iPhone's music using the on-screen menu and remote control by Playlist, Artist, Album Genre, Song, or Composer. Video stored on your iPod/iPhone can be searched by Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast, Rented Movie, or Video iTunesU. You can also shuffle the playback of your iPod/iPhone's music and view the Now Playing screen. Your iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver. Using the dock cable to connect directly, iPod/iPhone compatibility is as follows (9/24/2013):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Album Art||Artist/Song Text||Track Info|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
On-Screen Display (via HDMI): The Onkyo AV receiver offers an on-screen setup menu through its HDMI output. The on-screen display offers multiple language text, such as - English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian. If your TV is connected to the composite video or component video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings.
Zone 2 Line Out: By using the Zone 2 line-level outputs on the TX-NR525, you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a second room, allowing you to listen to 5.1ch surround in the main room and 2ch stereo of a different audio source in another room of your home. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled by your optional integrated amp.
Name Edit: You can enter a custom name for each individual input selector and radio preset for easy identification. When entered, the custom name will appear on the display. This function cannot be used for the Network and USB input selectors.
Display Dimmer + Screen Saver: The display brightness has three settings; Dim, Dimmer, and Normal. If there is no video signal on the current input source and no operation for a specific time, a screen saver automatically comes on. You can set the time (3min/5min/10min/off) until the screen saver activates itself. Once active, the screen saver will go off and the screen will return to its previous state if the AV receiver is operated in any way.
Auto & Hybrid Standby: The AV receiver will automatically go into Standby mode, if there is no operation for 30 minutes with no audio/video signal input. The Onkyo TX-NR525 features "Hybrid Standby" mode to save energy and provide greater levels of convenience. Hybrid Standby Mode provides "HDMI through" functionality and maintains a local network connection while the receiver is essentially powered down. This allows the user to watch TV without turning the whole surround system on. Furthermore, when on Hybrid Standby, the home theater may be powered up from "cold" using the Remote Apps for iPod touch/iPhone and Android.
Sleep Timer: From the remote, you can set the unit to automatically turn off after as much as 90 minutes or as little as 10 minutes; choices are presented in 10 minute increments.
Optional Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately): The Onkyo UBT-1 Bluetooth USB Adapter (580UBT1, sold separately) lets you wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, portable audio player, tablet, laptop, or PC to the Onkyo A/V receiver. The Onkyo UBT-1 is fitted with a male USB (type-A) connector which plugs into the Onkyo receiver's USB (type-A) port. The Onkyo UBT-1 is Bluetooth version 3.0 certified and lets you wirelessly stream music from many Bluetooth-enabled devices supporting A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile). The Onkyo UBT-1 is equipped with apt-X, an audio coding technology that works within Bluetooth to wirelessly deliver CD-quality audio from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the Onkyo A/V receiver.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Onkyo UBT-1.
Multi-brand Remote: The receiver comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of this receiver and other HDMI-connected sources (via HDMI CEC). In addition to the receiver, the remote can be programmed to control popular brands of TVs, Blu-ray players, DVD players/recorders, DVRs, VCRs, etc.
HDMI Control: This function allows CEC-compatible components (Toshiba REGZA-LINK TV/Sharp TV) or RIHD-compatible components connected via HDMI to be controlled with the TX-NR525 . The AV receiver offers the following CEC HDMI controls.
RI Remote Control Jack: The 1/8" RI remote control jack allows you to connect this receiver to other compatible Onkyo components.
Onkyo Remote App (for Apple iOS & Android): The Onkyo Remote App (from iTunes Apps & Google Play) allows you to operate the Onkyo AV receiver from your Apple iOS (4.3+) or Android (2.1+) device, using your home's wireless network. The Onkyo Remote App lets you you access Internet Radio stations, AM/FM stations, DLNA content, and Input sources right from your mobile device. Content information will be displayed on the device's touchscreen. You also get to adjust tone controls, listening modes, and speaker volume from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. The Onkyo Remote App even allows you to wirelessly stream audio stored on your Apple iOS or Android device to the Onkyo AV receiver and lets you control audio output for up to 2 Zones. The Onkyo AV receiver and and your compatible Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home network.
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For the price. Its wonderful [ DENNIS A Feb 07, 2014 ]
I bought mine a few months ago and really like it. My only knock on it is the display is kind of plain. I have a set of Polk audio tl 1600 blackstone speakers hooked to it and it sounds awesome. Pretty good receiver for the money. [ BRYAN D Feb 02, 2014 ]
I got it on sale, it is a bargain at that rate. If your sound is fine now and there are no issues, I can't say I would make the move. But if you have any issues, you won't be disappointed. [ JEFF Feb 02, 2014 ]
They seem similar. [ John Feb 01, 2014 ]
Thanks for your question. For recommendations I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between models and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Jeff Jan 27, 2014 ] Staff
Thanks to you all for your feed back. I will look for a simple A/B speaker receiver. I always use the same source for zone 1 and 2 so a simpler receiver should work just fine. The Onkyo is not what I need. Robert [ Robert Jan 06, 2014 ]
The zone 2 is not powered. I ordered a Pyle PCA4 amp elsewhere on the net, it was low cost, OK sound, not audiophile. RCA cables from Onkyo to amp, the amp can run 2 sets of 8 ohm speakers. No noticeable delay or echo here. NOTE that only some of the input sources will feed zone 2. Rather odd, but most sources do work and you can do some "work arounds" to achieve your goals. If on a budget, this system is a great choice. Otherwise, spend a lot to get a unit that does everything you want without the add ons. [ GARY M Jan 06, 2014 ]
TX-NR525 was designed as a 5-channel home theater receiver/amplifier. I believe you can attach two sets of speakers using the main (front) speakers as your Zone 1 and the one of the side (surround) speakers as your Zone 2. There shouldn't be any sound delay since as a home theater system, the sound should come out simultaneously. I have tried to attach two sets of speakers in this manner with both sets located in the same room. The sound from both sets of speakers were in sync...no time delay. I also have ONKYO TX-8555 which has zones 1 and 2 which probably would serve the purpose for which you want to use your receiver. I found it very excellent for my two sets of speakers and no echoes created. I'm not sure if this model is still available. Crutchfield can probably help you with a close alternative. [ DANA Jan 05, 2014 ]
I have the system set up with zone 2 and it is working fine. I am using a Denon to drive the second zone and the Onkyo does not need to be on for this to work. There is a zone 2 output on the Onkyo that is the standard RCA plug and that goes into the the Denon Amplifier in my case. The question that I am not 100% sure of is that in Stereo there is no difference in sound from room to room ie. no echo's. If I am using my Dish Satellite HD and 5.1 sound there is. The Denon Amp is stereo only and does not support Theater, so that may be the issue. Hope this helps [ CHRIS Jan 03, 2014 ]
I listen to my Onkyo 525 through an klipsch rb-25 home theater system.it sounds better then 04 pioneer 814 [ Steven Jan 03, 2014 ]
The Onkyo 525 is all you need for music to movies. it will sound great with that speaker system [ Steven Dec 28, 2013 ]
It does not appear that there is an app currently for Windows phones. The Onkyo Remote App allows you to operate the Onkyo AV receiver from your Apple iOS (4.2+) or Android (2.1+) device, using your home's wireless network. [ Jeff Dec 04, 2013 ] Staff
This receiver is designed for use with a powered subwoofer, and it would work great with the Klipsch HD Theater 600 package. [ Jeff Dec 03, 2013 ] Staff
Hi Lloyd. Your turntable does have a phono preamp built in, so you will be able to connect it directly to to any of the analog inputs on this receiver. The separate phono preamp is only required for turntables that do not have a built in preamp. [ Jeff Nov 20, 2013 ] Staff