Answering the call for more immersive sound
Ever look up wistfully at the ceiling in your home theater and wonder, “Why can't I get sound coming from up there?” Well, your daydreams have come true with the Onkyo TX-NR737 and Dolby Atmos®. With a firmware update, this receiver will be equipped with Dolby's latest surround sound breakthrough. It allows you to project sound from above your seating positions, for a new level of immersion and realism with movie soundtracks. Dolby Atmos is just the beginning of this receiver's features: 4K upscaling with Marvell Qdeo™ video processing, HDMI 2.0 connectivity, wireless music options, and seven channels of slammin' power make this receiver an excellent upgrade to your old receiver or a great starting point for budding home theater lovers.
Dolby Atmos adds a new dimension to sound
Dolby's latest surround sound technology was designed to bring a new level of immersion to your home theater. By employing in-ceiling speakers or special Atmos enabled upward-firing speakers that reflect sound off your ceiling, Dolby Atmos offers a greater sense of space for sound that's more three-dimensional. Already at work in film production studios and many movie theaters, Dolby Atmos represents a huge step in putting more "theater" into your home theater.
The TX-NR737 lets you add two overhead or up-firing speakers (sometimes called "height" or "top" speakers) to a conventional five-channel system — this is referred to as a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos setup. You can use either one or two subwoofers with this setup.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth offer lots of music choices
Music is increasingly delivered from sources other than shiny discs. Smartphones, tablets, computers, Internet radio, and subscription services offer a wealth of listening options. You can take advantage of all of them with the TX-NR737. Stream music from smartphones and tablets over Bluetooth, to play audio from any app through your home theater speakers. If you have a digital music library stored on a networked PC or storage drive, Wi-Fi lets you play those tunes over your home network. There's also built-in support for Spotify®, Pandora® Internet radio, SiriusXM, and free Internet radio streams via TuneIn radio. With so many choices, you'll never have trouble finding something to listen to. Plus, Onkyo's Music Optimizer helps restore musical enjoyment to compressed files and Bluetooth streams.
Listen to music from online music services using Onkyo's free remote app for Apple and Android smartphones.
Emphasis on sound
The 'NR737 is about more than just convenience and versatility. Onkyo has always put a premium on sound quality. This receiver features their Wide Range Amplifier Technology, which provides plenty of current to ensure smooth sound even during large swings in dynamics. This reduces distortion while ensuring music and movie soundtracks have plenty of punch. Phase-Matching Bass Enhancement keeps low-frequency tones from muddying the midrange, so you get plenty of deep bass while vocals and dialogue remain clear and detailed. And if you've downloaded high-resolution music from sites like HDtracks, you'll appreciate this receiver's ability to decode high-res files like FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, and even DSD.
Add music to a second and third room
If you'd like to add speakers to an adjoining bedroom, kitchen, or porch, you can plan ahead with the TX-NR737. There are powered Zone 2 outputs, so you can connect an additional set of speakers for use in another room. There are also line-level Zone 3 outputs, so you can send audio signals to a separate receiver in a third room — a great use for your old receiver when you upgrade to the 'NR737. While the kids enjoy a movie on cable in the home theater, you can chill out on the porch and listen to music from Spotify® and still have different music playing in another room. There's also a second HDMI output for use in large rooms with both a projector and a TV.
Simple setup and control
The tiny microphone that's included with the TX-NR737 is your key to properly calibrated home theater sound. Plug it into the front of the receiver, and let Onkyo's AccuEQ optimize your system for your room and speaker setup. This ensures you'll get the best possible sound in your room, even if its odd layout forces you to place speakers in less than ideal locations. Before you start exploring this receiver's features, be sure to download the Onkyo remote app to your Apple® or Android™ smartphone. It offers easy control of the receiver's most important functions, as well as giving you instant access to Internet radio and other online music choices.