Network & Tuner Functions
Dual Push-Pull Design (with 3-Stage Inverted Darlington
Circuitry): The Onkyo TX-NR5009 employs an efficient dual push-pull
amplification design originally created for Onkyo's much higher-end receivers.
The TX-NR5009's dual push-pull amplification design uses different transistors
on each channel to separately amplify the positive & negative halves of the
waveform. Meanwhile, 3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry helps reduce
distortion at the output stage. Together with the dual push-pull amplifier
design, the 3-stage inverted Darlington Circuitry shapes a clean, consistent
signal to send to the outputs for ultra-low distortion & greater sound quality.
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology): This technology uses
low-negative-feedback circuit topology for accurate signal reproduction,
improved dynamic signal-to-noise ratio, and better delivery of power peaks.
Toriodal Transformer + Independent Power Supply: Onkyo's
H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) has the ability to respond to the wide
dynamic range of home theater. A massive toroidal transformer efficiently
delivers a steady source of power under any conditions. It has been designed to
minimize noise radiation into the surrounding circuitry for a super-clean
signal. In addition, selected Onkyo models feature separate transformers for
audio & video processing, which means the system works more comfortably &
Linear Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry: Linear Optimum Gain Volume Control adjusts the
gain so that less than half the amount of attenuation is needed, ensuring the
signal never comes close to the noise floor. This protects the signal against
noise, resulting in a dramatically clearer sound.
Separate Panel Construction w/ Gold-Plated Connectors: The TX-NR5009
features separate aluminum panels for the sides & front to reduce unwanted
vibrations caused by internal resonance. Compared to a one-piece chassis design,
this construction method offers greater rigidity and improved noise reduction. The Onkyo TX-NR5009 is fitted with gold-plated
HDMI terminals, speaker posts, and A/V inputs for high-quality construction &
Assignable 145W x 9.2ch Amplifier: The Onkyo TX-NR5009 features a 9 channel amplifier
rate at 145 watts (into 8-ohms, at
20Hz-20kHz, with 0.05%, driving 2 channels) and dual subwoofer preamp outputs. The 9 amplifier channels
can be assigned to power numerous speaker combinations for surround, stereo, &
- 9.2ch Surround: The TX-NR5009 is designed to be used as
a 9.2ch surround sound receiver with Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back
& Front Wide/High speaker channels; along with dual preamp subwoofer
outputs. Surround Back channels are needed for Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby
Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby EX, DTS-HD, and DTS-ES. The Front
Wide/High speaker channels are needed for during Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS
Neo: X, and Audyssey DSX surround modes.
- Bi-Amping Front Speakers: The Front-High speaker
terminals can be reassigned and used along with the Front terminals to
bi-amp your front speakers, providing improved bass & treble performance. By
using the Front-High speaker terminals to bi-amp the front speakers (and not
the Surround Back terminals), the receiver is still capable of a 7.2ch speaker system
in the main room.
- A & B Speakers: Unlike most receivers, the A & B
speaker outputs on the TX-NR5009 cannot be played at the same time. They are
designed to connect two sets of speakers in the same room. For example, the
speakers can be part of the 7.2ch surround system used when watching movies,
and the B speakers can be used for more critical music listening in stereo.
Speakers A & B can be wired normally or bi-amped, but cannot be bi-amped at
the same time. If you plan to use B speakers, then you cannot connect Front
Wide speakers or power Zone2 speakers.
- Zone2/3: You can use speaker systems in three rooms
with the TX-NR5009; a multi-channel audio/video system in your main
listening room (Main Zone), a stereo audio/video system in a second room
(Zone2), and an stereo audio only system in a third room (Zone3). Both Zone2 & Zone3 have line level
outputs (Zone2 also has a composite video output) and the receiver's
amplifier channels can be assigned to power Zone2 and/or Zone3 speakers
(limiting the number of powered channels available for the main room). When
the Zone2 speakers are powered by the receiver, the Front Wide/Front B
speakers are unavailable (limiting the Main Zone to 7.2ch). When the Zone3
speakers are powered by the receiver, Surround Back speakers are unavailable
(limiting the Main Zone to 5.2ch).
32-Bit TI Burr-Brown DACs (Digital-to-Analog Converters): This receiver is
equipped with high-quality 192 kHz/32-bit TI Burr-Brown digital-to-analog
converters to decode & playback
high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound. These
next-generation DACs employ an advanced Texas Instruments (TI) architecture to
achieve excellent dynamic performance & improved tolerance to clock jitter.
Jitter Cleaning Circuit Technology: The Onkyo TX-NR5009
utilizes a jitter cleaning circuit to virtually eliminate jitter and produce
better sound quality.
VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry): Conventional D/A conversion
methods reduce digital pulse noise at the conversion stage, but can't remove it
completely. Previously only found on higher-end components, VLSC (Vector Linear
Shaping Circuitry) employs a unique D/A conversion circuit to overcome this
problem. Data is converted between sampling points and these points are joined
with analog vectors in real-time to produce a smooth output wave form. The
result is a virtually noiseless, smooth analog signal based on the digital
source to bring out even the most subtle of nuances in your music, movie
soundtracks, and even MP3.
32-Bit Processing DSP: The Onkyo TX-NR5009 is equipped with a powerful
and highly accurate 32-bit processing DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for better
surround sound reproduction.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Onkyo TX-NR5009 AV
receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro
Logic) decoding formats.
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby, Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6,
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx,
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
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). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby
Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to
your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
THX Certified: The TX-NR5009 AV receiver is
THX certified. Founded by George Lucas, THX develops stringent standards
that ensure movies are reproduced in movie theaters and home theaters just as
the director intended. From early design concepts to product rollout, THX works
with its manufacturing partners at each step of product development. Every
detail is meticulously mapped to the THX performance standards. And THX
engineers spend countless hours testing and analyzing each product for sound
quality, usability and interoperability. The result of this collaborative
process is a THX Certified receiver, amplifier or pre-amplifier designed from
the ground-up to present your favorite movies, music, and games in 5.1ch to
7.1ch surround sound loud and clear at studio reference volumes.
- THX: THX Modes (Cinema, Music, or Game) carefully
optimize the tonal and spatial characteristics of the soundtrack for
reproduction in the home-theater environment. They can be used with various
multichannel sources. Surround back speaker output depends on the source
material and the selected listening mode.
- THX Ultra2+ (w/ THX Loudness Plus): The ultimate
benchmark for home audio performance, THX Ultra2 Plus is specified for rooms
where the screen-to-seat viewing distance is more than 12 feet and the room
volume is 3,000 cubic feet or greater. This mode expands 5.1-channel sources
for 7.1- channel playback. It does this by analyzing the composition of the
surround source, optimizing the ambient and directional sounds to produce
the surround back channel output. You can choose between Cinema, Music, or
Game mode. THX Loudness Plus is a volume control technology featured in THX
Ultra2+ certified components. With THX Loudness Plus, home theater audiences
can experience the rich details in a surround mix at any volume level. THX
Loudness Plus compensates for the tonal and spatial shifts that occur when
the volume is reduced by intelligently adjusting ambient surround channel
levels and frequency response. The THX Loudness Plus feature can be applied
when listening in any THX listening mode.
- THX Surround EX: This mode expands 5.1-channel sources
for 6.1/7.1- channel playback. It's especially suited to Dolby Digital EX
sources. THX Surround EX, also known as Dolby Digital Surround EX, is a
joint development between Dolby Laboratories and THX Ltd.
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
- Orchestra: For classical or operatic music.
- Unplugged: For acoustic instruments, vocals, and jazz.
- Studio-Mix: Suitable for rock or pop.
- TV Logic: Adds realistic acoustics to TV shows.
- Game: The receiver offers four different Gaming modes -
RPG, Action, Rock, and Sports.
- All Ch Stereo: Stereo sound from all speakers. Ideal
for background music.
- Full Mono: All speakers output the same sound in mono.
- Theater-Dimensional (T-D): Theater-Dimensional
circuitry takes the complexity out of conventional surround-sound setups and
lets you experience the excitement of surround sound from as few as two
ordinary speakers. Theater-Dimensional's unique multi-speaker modes let you
place up to five speakers conveniently by the TV, for the most realistic
virtual-surround sound possible.
Audiophile Listening Modes: The Onkyo TX-NR5009 offers two
audiophile listening modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for
higher sound quality performance. 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. In Pure Audio mode, the display
and video circuitry are turned off, minimizing possible noise sources for the
ultimate in high-fidelity audio reproduction.
Audyssey Technology: The TXN-R5009 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 XT32
automatically sets speakers to suit your room's listening environment and the
speakers' characteristics. The AV receiver even offers Audyssey DSX which adds
front speaker effects.
- Audyssey MultEQ XT32 Automatic Speaker Setup: With the
supplied speaker setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ XT32 determines the
number of speakers connected, their optimum crossover frequencies, and their
distances from the primary listening position, then adjusts each
automatically. The room's acoustical properties are then measured and
corrected over the listening area in both the frequency and time domain.
There is a threaded insert on the bottom of the microphone so it can be
mounted on a tripod for accurate listening position placement. Up to 8
listening position measurements are taken to optimize the surround effect
for a broad area. If you prefer you can also setup your speaker system
- Audyssey Dynamic EQ: Audyssey Dynamic EQ solves the
problem of deteriorating sound quality as volume is decreased by taking into
account human perception and room acoustics. Dynamic EQ selects the best
possible frequency response and surround levels moment-by-moment as volume
is changed. The result is bass response, tonal balance and surround
impression that remain constant despite changes in volume. Audyssey Dynamic
EQ combines information from incoming source levels with actual output sound
levels in the room, a prerequisite for delivering a loudness correction
solution. Audyssey Dynamic EQ works in tandem with Audyssey 2EQ to provide
well-balanced sound for every listener at any volume level.
- Audyssey Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume solves
the problem of large variations in volume level between television programs,
commercials, and between the soft and loud passages of movies. Dynamic
Volume looks at the preferred volume setting by t he user and then monitors
how the volume of program material is being perceived by listeners in real
time to decide whether an adjustment is needed. Whenever necessary, Dynamic
Volume makes the necessary rapid or gradual adjustments to maintain the
desired playback volume level while optimizing the dynamic range. Audyssey
Dynamic EQ is integrated in Dynamic Volume so that as the playback volume is
adjusted automatically, the perceived bass response, tonal balance, surround
impression, and dialog clarity remain the same whether watching movies,
flipping between television channels, or changing from stereo to surround
- Audyssey Dynamic Surround Expansion (DSX): Audyssey DSX
adds front effect speakers to improve spatial sound reproduction. Starting
with a 5.1 channel system, DSX adds front Wide and/or front Height channels
for better sound staging (although both wide and height speakers can be
added, only one pair is used at a time). DSX also applies Surround
Envelopment Processing to enhance the blend between the front and surround
Surround Parameters: The Onkyo TX-NR5009 lets you tweak and
fine tune specific surround sound modes to suit your preference.
- Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in
the Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements
you can adjust; Panorama: (broadens the front stereo image to the surround
speakers to provide a wraparound effect), Dimension (allows you to move the
sound field forward or backward), and Center Width (allows you to adjust the
width of the center channel).
- Pro Logic IIz Height Gain: The Height Gain Control in
Dolby Pro Logic IIz enables the listener to select how much gain is applied
to the front high speakers. There are three settings, "Low", "Mid" and
"High", and the front high speakers are accentuated in that order. While
"Mid" is the default listening setting, the listener may adjust the Height
Gain Control to their personal preference.
- Center Image: In the Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image
feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the
center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less
dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel,
especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 5
(nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut
- Screen Centered Dialogue: By using the front high
speakers, this function moves the center image of the dialogue upwards, so
that the image of dialogue is fixed to the display height.
- Listening Angle: While listening in the Theater
Dimensional mode you can adjust the listening angle to either Wide (if
listening angle is 40°) or Narrow (if listening angle is 20°).
- THX Loudness Plus: THX Loudness Plus is a volume
control technology featured in THX Ultra2 Plus certified receivers. With THX
Loudness Plus, home theater audiences can experience the rich details in a
surround mix at any volume level. THX Loudness Plus compensates for the
tonal and spatial shifts that occur when the volume is reduced by
intelligently adjusting ambient surround channel levels and frequency
response. The THX Loudness Plus feature can be applied when listening in any
THX listening mode.
Tone Control: You can independently adjust the Bass
(50Hz) & Treble (20kHz) of the TX-NR5009 from -10 to +10 dB.
Double Bass: This setting boosts the bass output by feeding bass sound
from the front left, right, and center channels to the subwoofer.
Music Optimizer: The Music Optimizer function enhances the sound
quality of compressed music files. The Music Optimizer function only works with PCM
digital audio input signals with a sampling rate below 48kHz and analog input signals.
Re-EQ (THX): With the Re-EQ (THX) function, you can compensate for harsh
high-frequency content, making it more suitable for listening.
Dolby Volume: Dolby Volume provides comfortable listening, effectively
controlling the volume level difference without unnatural changes in volume or
sound quality to recreate the balance and nuance of the source audio. Dolby
Volume automatically adjusts the difference in volume levels which can occur
between different contents or source components, freeing you from having to make
volume adjustments. Also, by adjusting the frequency balance according to the
playback volume, it recreates the original source audio.
Late Night Feature: The Late Night feature limits the dynamic
range of Dolby Digital recordings. Limiting the dynamic range makes it easier to
find a volume that ensures the quiet sounds are not too quiet and the loud sounds
are not too loud for night time listening. This allows you to comfortably listen
to without the need to constantly adjust the volume to keep from waking family/neighbors.
The choices are: Off, Low, and High. This feature only works
with Dolby Digital Encoded software and the depth
of the feature will vary based on the individual
IntelliVolume: The IntelliVolume setup function allows you
set a volume correction value for each source, to prevent large jumps in volume
when switching from one source to another. This feature eliminates the
inconvenience of manually adjusting the volume control each time you switch from
a source with a weak signal to a source with a strong signal and vice versa.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Onkyo AV receiver offers a variety
of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Assignable Digital Inputs: The Onkyo receiver is equipped
with four optical digital inputs (3 rear/1 front) and three coaxial digital inputs
(3 rear). All six digital inputs
are assignable. You can choose auto decoding , PCM, or DTS for the digital audio
inputs. Auto will decode the signal in its original form (Dolby Digital, DTS,
PCM, etc), PCM decodes the signal to 2-channel, while DTS decodes only DTS
- Binding Post Speaker Terminals: There are color-coded
binding post connectors for the left front, right front, center, left surround,
right surround, left surround back/zone 3, right surround back/zone 3, left front high, right
front high, left front wide/zone 2, and right front wide/zone 2 speakers. The
binding posts are not 5-way because a plastic collar prevents their use with
spade lugs. You can select a speaker impedance of 4 ohms or 6-16 ohms
- 7.1ch Multichannel Input: The receiver is equipped with one
set of 8-channel RCA type inputs for use with an outboard 5.1 or 7.1 channel
decoder; there are inputs for left front, right front, center, left surround,
right surround, surround back left, surround back right, and subwoofer.
- 9.2ch Pre Outs: The Onkyo TX-NR5009 features 9.2ch pre-amp
outputs (Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, Front Wide/Height, and dual subwoofer) for connection of an
external power amplifier.
- Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size
1/4" jack on the front panel, all the main speakers are automatically muted
(the Powered Zone 2/3 speakers are not muted). When you
connect an iPod or iPhone to the USB port on this receiver, no sound will be
output from the headphone jack.
HQV Vida Video Processor (VHD1900): The TX-NR5009 is
equipped with the sophisticated HQV Vida VHD1900 processor to enhance the
quality of both standard-definition and high-definition video sources. The chip
employs multi-cadence tracking, expanded 12-bit color processing, and four-field
motion-adaptive de-interlacing to optimize video quality and detail. Two new HQV
technologies are incorporated into the VHD1900: "Auto HQV" works to
automatically enhance the incoming image, while "HQV StreamClean" cleans up
compressed video in real time by eliminating mosquito and block noise from
lower-quality sources such as online video sites.
HDMI (v1.4): The TX-NR5009 has eight HDMI v1.4 inputs (7
rear/1 front). The front jack is fixed as the Aux input, while the six rear
panel jacks are assignable to any of the other inputs. There are two HDMI
monitor outputs; both outputs can be active simultaneously and will pass digital
audio and video. The HDMI inputs will support uncompressed standard or high
definition digital video along with the following audio signals: 2-channel
linear PCM, Multichannel linear PCM, and Bitstream. The receiver's HDMI
circuitry allows the receiver to output an HDMI audio signal from its speaker
outputs, headphone out, and HDMI out so you don't have to run additional analog
or digital cables. The HDMI inputs accept 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p
signals and the analog video inputs (composite/component/S-video) are converted
to HDMI for transfer to the TV. The 2 HDMI outputs display the same video signal
and can be used simultaneously.
Marvel Qdeo Video Chip for 4K Upscaling: The Onkyo TX-NR5009 utilizes a
Marvel Qdeo Video Chip for 4K Upscaling and video processing. The Marvel Qdeo
Video Chip produces quiet and natural video, free from noise and
artifacts. Analog video signals (composite/component/S-video/PC) are converted to HDMI
and can be scaled to the resolution set in the menu: Through (no scaling), Auto
(automatically scaled to the highest resolution supported by the display), 480p,
720p, 1080i, or 1080p.
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.
- Auto: Detects the signal and automatically selects the input
- Source: Selects the input source (BD/DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT, Game,
PC, Aux, TV/CD, Port) for which the HDMI Through function in enabled.
- Last: The HDMI Trough function is activated on the input source
selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the "standby" mode.
3D-Compatible: The TX-NR5009's HDMI v.1.4 connections will accept 3D
video from your 3D-ready Blu-ray player and output the video signal in 3D to
your 3D-ready HDTV.
x.v.Color: The AV receiver supports x.v.Color, offering a
wider color range than the current broadcast standard. For the x.v.Color feature
to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible
Deep Color: The Onkyo receiver also supports Deep Color
which allows the color depth of video signals passing through HDMI to be raised.
The number of colors that could be expressed by 1 pixel was 24 bits (16,777,216
colors) with a standard HDMI jack. However, the number of colors which can be
expressed by 1 pixel is 36 bits with a Deep Color enabled HDMI jack. Since the
gradation of the depth of a color can be expressed more finely with more bits,
continuous color changes can be more smoothly expressed. For the Deep Color
feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible
Auto Lip Sync: The Lip Sync function can automatically
synchronize HDMI audio and video that has gotten out of sync due to the
complex digital video processing being performed by your HDMI-compatible TV.
With HDMI Lip Sync, the audio delay required to synchronize the audio and
video is calculated and applied automatically by the AV receiver.
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 800 milliseconds,
in 10 millisecond steps.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be
sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television.
Component Video: There are 3 component video inputs and 1 component video output. The
component video inputs and outputs have a bandwidth of 5Hz to 100MHz. The receiver also includes composite & S-video terminals.
Front-Panel AV Input: The receiver features a front-panel
AV input for easily connecting a portable device; there are stereo RCA, composite
video, optical digital, and HDMI jacks.
Picture Adjust: Using the Picture Adjust feature, you can adjust the
picture quality and reduce any noise appearing on your TV screen.
- Wide Mode: Auto, Full, Zoom, Wide Zoom, or 4:3.
- Picture Mode: Custom (all settings can be performed
manually), ISF (Day/Night), Cinema (for movies), Game (for gaming),
Streaming (reduces mosquito/block noise), Through (changes resolution),
Direct (no adjustment).
- Picture Settings: You can
change the following settings to be suitable for your movie or game screen.
- Picture Adjustments: You can adjust
Brightness (Red/Green/Blue), Contrast (Red/Green/Blue), Hue, Saturation,
Color Temperature, and Gamma (RGB) of picture.
- Game Mode: If video signal delay occurs
during playback on a video component (i.e., game console), select the
corresponding input source and set the "Game Mode" setting to "On".
The delay will decrease but in return the picture quality will become poor.
- Film Mode: Video (Film Mode detection is not applied and the input
signal is handled as a video source) Auto (detects whether the input signal
is a video or a movie. If it is a movie, the appropriate conversion is
- Edge Enhancement: With Edge Enhancement,
you can make the picture appear sharper.
- Noise Reduction: With this
setting, you can reduce noise appearing on the screen.
- Mosquito NR: With Mosquito Noise
Reduction, you can remove the shimmering or haziness that sometimes appears
around objects in the picture. Mosquito noise can be an issue with overly
compressed MPEG content.
- Block NR: With Block Noise Reduction,
you can remove the block distortion that sometimes appears in the picture.
Block noise can be an issue with overly compressed MPEG content.
ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) Video Calibration: The Onkyo TN-NR5009
offers ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) video calibration for optimal video
performance. The receiver has been designed to
incorporate setup and calibration standards established by the Imaging Science
Foundation (ISF). The ISF has developed carefully crafted, industry-recognized
standards for optimal video performance and has implemented a training program
for technicians and installers to use these standards to obtain optimal picture
quality from the receiver. Accordingly, Onkyo recommends that setup and
calibration be performed by an ISF Certified installation technician.
Network & Tuner Functions
Network-Ready: The Onkyo TX-NR5009
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.
Ethernet Connection (LAN): 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.
Note: The TX-NR5009 is also compatible with Onkyo's Wireless LAN
sold separately), for a wireless (WiFi) connection to your home network. If
you want use the UWF-1 with the Onkyo A/V receiver, you will first have to
perform a firmware update via a hardwired Ethernet connection.
Media Server Playback: You can play
back music files stored on your computer or media server (the TX-NR5009 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.
Media Server Requirements: The receiver can play
digital music files stored on a computer or media server using the following
- Windows Media Player 11 or 12
- Windows Media Connect 2.0
- DLNA-Compatible Media Server
Internet Radio: The Onkyo TX-NR5009 lets you access various
Internet Radio providers through its Ethernet network connection. The TX-NR5009 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
|SiriusXM||SiriusXM Internet Radio
lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free
music, talk radio, news, sports, and more. The Onkyo AV receiver
includes a free trial of SiriusXM Internet Radio. |
|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. |
|Napster||Napster is a streaming music subscription service
(starting a $5 per month) that allows you to play the full-length
songs you choose on demand from a collection of over 12 million
songs, without ads and without having to purchase or download the
|MediaFly||MediaFly is your free source for personalized
audio podcasts of news, sports, comedy, pop-culture, technology, and
|Last.FM||Last.fm is a free music recommendation service
that lets you discover new music you like, based on the music you
already listen to. The Last.fm website is filled with tons of
information on artists, albums and tracks; including more music
similar to them, charts, and other statistics.|
|Spotify||Spotify is a digital music service that gives you
on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world
(over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than
ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can
browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; create your
own music library with customized playlists; as well as share your
music via Facebook, Twitter, or Windows Messenger.|
|AUPEO!||AUPEO! Personal Radio lets you listen to music
online based on your tastes and preferences. AUPEO! 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, AUPEO! offers over 100 compilation genre
channels, as well as thousands of artist channels.|
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. You can name each radio preset for easier identification.
HD Radio Ready: The Onkyo UP-HT1 HD Radio Module (580UPHT1,
sold separately) sends high-quality digital AM/FM audio via a single proprietary
cable to the Onkyo receiver's Universal Port. The same convenient cable also
powers the tuner unit, saving on cable clutter. The tuner features 40 presets
for FM and AM stations. A rear-side Universal Port input gives you the option of
daisy chaining a second compatible device, such as the UP-A1 Onkyo Dock for the
PC Input: The AV receiver is equipped with a rear-panel PC
input (15-pin D-sub) which allows you to connect your PC to the AV receiver and
use your HDMI connected television as a computer monitor. The PC input is mated
with a stereo RCA terminal for audio.
Firmware Updates: Future firmware updates are available from the Onkyo
website through the receiver's Network or USB connection. Visithttp://www.onkyousa.com/download/software.cfm for the latest firmware
updates. The tested Onkyo TX-NR5009 contained firmware version
1031-0300-0110-0101 (as of Sept. 2011).
Dual USB Ports: A USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) memory
device can be connected to either the TX-NR5009's front- or rear-panel USB (type-A)
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). The receiver
can recognize up to 20,000 music files in each folder. 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. MP3 players containing music files that are managed with special music software are not supported.
iPod/iPhone Direct: The Onkyo TX-NR5009 supports audio/video
playback, metadata display, control, and charging of select Apple iPods and
iPhones. The iPod/iPhone is controlled by the receiver's remote, or you can
continue to control your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen. Your
iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver.
- iPod/iPhone Audio Playback: 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. 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. You can also shuffle the playback of your iPod/iPhone's music and view
the Now Playing screen.
- iPod/iPhone Video playback: Using an Onkyo DS-A4 (580DSA4,
sold separately) or UP-A1 (580UPA1,
sold separately) iPod Dock, photos and video can be played directly from
your iPod/iPhone onto your composite video or HDMI connected TV.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: Using the USB-to-iPod Dock
cable or optional video dock to connect, the Onkyo TX-NR5009 supports the
following iPod/iPhone models and functions (as of 1/9/2013).
|iPod/iPhone Model||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
On-Screen GUI (via HDMI):
The Onkyo AV receiver offers an on-screen setup menu (GUI) 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
Hidden Front-Panel Controls: The majority of the receiver's
front-panel control are hidden behind a manual fold-down panel. This gives the AV
receiver a very clean, sleek look.
Multi-Zone: The TX-NR5009 offers three Zones; a
multi-channel audio/video system in your main listening room (Main Zone), a
stereo audio/video system in a second room (Zone 2), and an stereo audio only
system in a third room (Zone 3).
- Zone 2: Zone 2 lets you enjoy one multi-channel audio/video source in
your main listening room, while another stereo audio/video source plays in a
remote room. Zone 2 consists of stereo line-level outputs and a composite video
output. The output level of the RCA line outputs for Zone 2 can be fixed or
variable, so they can be connected to an amplifier or powered speakers equipped
with or without a volume control. The Onkyo receiver's amplifier channels can
also be assigned to power Zone 2. When the Zone 2 speakers are powered by the
receiver, the Front Wide/Front B speakers are unavailable (limiting the Main
Zone to 7.2ch).
- Zone 3: Zone 3 lets you enjoy one multi-channel audio/video source in
your main listening room, a stereo audio/video source in Zone 2, and a audio
only source in a third room of your home. Zone 3 consists of stereo line-level
outputs. The output level of these RCA line outputs for Zone 3 can be fixed or
variable, so they can be connected to an amplifier or powered speakers equipped
with or without a volume control. The Onkyo receiver's amplifier channels can
also be assigned to power Zone 3. When the Zone 3 speakers are powered by the
receiver, Surround Back speakers are unavailable (limiting the Main Zone to
Note: Only Tuner, analog, USB, and Network audio
sources can be sent to Zone 2 or Zone 3. Only composite video sources are output
to Zone 2. You must currently be listening to a USB device or Network audio
source in the Main Zone to initially select USB or Network as a source in Zone 2
or Zone 3. Then you can switch the Main Zone to any source you desire. You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations
or listen to USB and Network content in separate Zones at the same time. Optical/coaxial digital, HDMI, Component,
and S-video input sources are not output to Zone 2 or Zone 3.
Whole House Mode: The Whole House
Mode is useful when you want to add extra background music to your house party;
this allows you to enjoy the same stereo music as the main room in separate
rooms (Multi Zone: Powered Zone 2/3). The Whole House Mode selects the same input
source for Multi Zone as the main room's. The Whole House Mode supports only
analog audio sources.
Name Edit: You can enter a preset name for each individual
input and radio preset for easy identification. when entered, the preset name
will appear on the receiver's front-panel display and on-screen menu.
Display Dimmer: The display brightness has
three settings; Dim, Dimmer, and Normal.
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.
Auto Standby: The AV receiver will automatically go into
Standby mode, if there is no operation for 30 minutes with no audio/video signal
Multibrand/Learning Remote: The supplied wireless remote is
a multibrand/learning remote. The remote is pre-programmed to operate popular
brands of equipment including DVD players, DVD recorders, Blu-ray players, VCRs,
TVs, Cable boxes and Satellite receivers. Also, the remote can learn up to 32
commands from infrared remotes of other components.
Macros: You can sequentially operate Onkyo components via simple commands from a single-button press, using
the included IR remote control. There are three Activities buttons (My
Movie/My TV/My Music) that can be programmed to perform a sequence of commands
with just one button press; each macro button can perform up to 32 commands.
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-NR5009. The AV receiver offers the following
CEC HDMI controls.
- The AV receiver will enter Standby mode when the power of the TV is
turned to Standby.
- You can set on the menu screen of the TV to either output the audio from
the speakers connected to the AV receiver, or from the speakers of the TV.
- It is possible to output the audio/video from the antenna or from the
input jack of the TV from the speakers connected to the AV receiver.
- Input to the AV receiver can be selected with the remote controller of
- Operations such as volume adjustment or similar for the AV receiver can
be performed from the remote controller of the TV.
Remote Connections: The TX-NR5009 is fitted with the
following remote jacks on the rear panel.
- RI Remote Control Jack: The 1/8" RI remote control jack
allows you to connect this receiver to other compatible Onkyo components.
- IR Input/Output: The 3.5mm IR input jack allows you to
control the receiver without line-of-sight access using an optional IR remote
control system and locating the remote sensor in sight. The 3.5mm IR output jack
allows you to send the control signals to an additional components.
- 12 Volt Triggers: The two 3.5mm minijack outputs can be connected
to the 12-volt trigger input on a power amplifier in Zone 2 or Zone 3. When the zone is
turned on, a 12-volt trigger signal is output.
- RS-232C Port: The TX-NR5009 has an RS-232C port for
connection to external control systems from companies such as AMX or Crestron.
Remote App for iPod/iPhone: Additional system control is
provided by Onkyo's Remote App, which lets you use your iPod touch/iPhone as a
remote controller. You gain control of the Onkyo A/V receiver via your iPod
touch/iPhone over your home's wireless network. The Onkyo Remote App for iPod
touch and iPhone provides an intuitive way to operate the Onkyo network A/V
- Intuitive GUI: The Remote App's graphical user
interface (GUI) lets you see menus for input source, network source, or
radio station, and make your selection accordingly.
- Menu Control: Selecting the Home Menu feature on your
iPod touch/iPhone makes the receiver's main menu page appear overlaid on
your home theater display. You can then access a variety of menus that let
you adjust settings on the connected Onkyo receiver.
- Volume & Tone Control: Onkyo's Remote App makes smart
use of the accelerometer inside your iPod touch or iPhone. Simply tilt the
iPod touch/iPhone right or left to turn the volume up or down. The app also
lets you adjust bass & treble levels, and select dedicated listening modes,
via your iPod touch/iPhone's touchscreen interface.
- Audio/Video Information: Your iPod touch/iPhone offers
a variety of useful information when you want to know more about the content
playing back through your system. You can quickly check if your audio
content is encoded as stereo or multichannel, for example, or whether your
video content is in standard or high definition.
Note: Available as a free download from the online Apple
App Store. The Onkyo Remote App is compatible with most network-capable
Onkyo A/V receivers released in 2009 or later and the iPod touch (3rd/4th
gen) or iPhone (3GS/4), with iOS 4.2 or later. The receiver must be
connected to your home's wireless (WiFi) network.
Remote App for Android: The Onkyo Remote App for Android
supports wireless audio and remote control functionality for all 2011 Onkyo
Network AV Receivers. The app operates over a wireless LAN and enables a range
of remote control functions, such as volume and tone control, as well as input
selection from your Android device. The Onkyo Remote App for Android also allows
you to stream wireless audio stored on your Android device to your Onkyo home
Note: The Onkyo Remote App requires your Android device
(2.1-up) and your connected 2011 Onkyo Network AV Receiver to be connected
to the same wireless (WiFi) network. Support for WMA and FLAC formats
depends on the model of Android phone.