135W x 7.2ch Amplifier: The Onkyo TX-NR809 features a 7-channel amplifier
rated at 135 watts (into 8-ohms, at
20Hz-20kHz, with 0.08%, driving 2 channels) and dual subwoofer preamp outputs.
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.
H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply): The Onkyo TX-NR809 is
equipped with a H.C.P.S. massive high power transformer to keep your music
sounding great at low and high volume levels.
Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry: 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.
3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry: The TX-NR809 employs 3-stage
inverted Darlington circuitry for ultra-low distortion.
Jitter Cleaning Circuit Technology: The Onkyo TX-NR809
utilizes a jitter cleaning circuit to virtually eliminate jitter and produce
better sound quality.
Burr-Brown DACs (Digital-to-Analog Converters): This receiver is
equipped with 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs to decode and playback
high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound.
32-Bit Processing DSP: The Onkyo TX-NR809 is equipped with a powerful
and highly accurate 32-bit processing DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for better
surround sound reproduction.
THX Select2 Plus Certified: The TX-NR809 is THX Select2 Plus
certified. THX surround technology was founded by George Lucas and utilizes
stringent standards that ensure movies are reproduced in movie theaters and home
theaters just as the director intended. THX Select2 Plus requirements define
hundreds of parameters, including - amplifier performance, preamplifier
performance, and operation for both digital & analog domains.
THX Loudness Plus: THX Loudness Plus is a volume control
technology featured in THX Ultra2 Plus and THX Select2 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.
Listening Modes: This receiver incorporates a wide variety of listening modes to bring you
maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. You can assign a default
listening mode to each input source so that listening mode will be selected
automatically when you select the corresponding input source. The following
audio formats are supported by the receiver's Listening Mode - Mono, Stereo,
5.1-channel, and 7.1-channel.
is output by the front left and right speakers and subwoofer.|
this mode when watching an old movie with a mono soundtrack.|
this mode, the display and video circuitry are turned off,
minimizing possible noise sources for the ultimate in high-fidelity
audio reproduction. |
|Direct||In this mode, audio from the input source is output
without surround-sound processing. This mode delivers pure sound
with minimum sound quality adjustment and filtration.|
|Dolby Pro Logic|
|Dolby Pro Logic II||Dolby
Pro Logic II transforms high-quality stereo sound into 5.1-channel
surround sound. Thanks to its full-range performance, you will hear
all the detail and subtleties of a compelling five-channel Dolby
surround sound mix from a stereo signal. You can select between PLII
Movie, Music, and Game modes. |
|Dolby Pro Logic IIx||Dolby
Pro Logic IIx transforms high-quality stereo and 5.1ch sound into
6.1- or 7.1-cchannel surround sound. With Dolby Pro Logic IIx you
experience engaging, natural surround sound. Special effects are
more realistic than you ever thought possible. Your movies and
television programming sound richer, with more depth. You can select
between PLIIx Movie, Music, and Game modes. |
|Dolby Pro Logic IIz|
Providing a dramatic listening
alternative for 7.1 systems, Dolby Pro Logic IIz brings the added
dimension of height to create an immersive 7.1-channel surround
sound experience from any stereo, 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 movie, music, TV,
or game audio source. Dolby Pro Logic IIz identifies and processes
ambient sound energy and directs this information to front height
speakers in a 7.1-channel environment.
Digital has been selected as the default format for DVD video,
standard 2 channel audio playback and HDTV Digital broadcasting.
Dolby Digital features two independent surround channels giving same
full range as the three front channels. Plus it adds a Low Frequency
Effect channel LFE. Dolby Digital accomplishes this by using a
technique called compression. |
|Dolby Digital Plus||Dolby Digital Plus is based on core Dolby Digital
technologies. Dolby Digital Plus is an advancedsurround sound audio codec
designed specifically for evolving media. Dolby Digital Plus brings
cinematic sound to Blu-ray,
broadcast, online, game, and mobile phone entertainment (up to
|Dolby Digital TrueHD||Dolby
TrueHD produces audio that is identical to and every bit as
spectacular as the master recording. It lets you experience the full
potential of Blu-ray Disc (up to 7.1ch), and is even ready for
future HD delivery formats.|
Digital EX takes the Dolby Digital 5.1-channel setup one step
further with an additional center surround channel (reproduced
through one or two speakers) for extra dimensional detail and an
enveloping surround sound effect.|
(Digital Theater Systems) uses the same concept as Dolby Digital,
but implements a lower compression rate. This leads to more dynamic
range, improved channel separation, and more subtle nuances.|
|DTS-HD ||High Resolution Audio||DTS-HD Audio delivers sound quality that matches the
clear and vivid images of high-definition video. Blu-ray and HD-DVD
discs deliver five times the video resolution of standard DVD and
produce images with stunning realism. But that's only half of the
story. You need incredible sound to complete the high definition
experience and DTS-HD Audio provides the highest quality
multi-channel (7.1ch) sound possible. Movies come alive with sound
as lifelike as the picture, and music becomes as real as a live
|DTS 96/24||DTS 96/24
offers a higher quality level of multi-channel audio (up to 5.1
channels) for standard DVDs. The "96" refers to a 96kHz sampling
rate (compared to the typical 48kHz sampling rate.) The "24" refers
to 24-bit depth, compared to 16-bit depth used for CD sound, which
means there is more audio information present.|
(Discrete/Matrix) delivers 6.1 channels of discrete or matrixed
audio. Movies encoded in DTS-ES will dramatically intensify the DTS
surround effect with the addition of a surround center-channel
uses a system called DTS Express to deliver Secondary or Sub Audio
to your player. The DTS Express audio is mixed with the Primary
Audio, giving you an intensely great interactive surround
|DTS Neo: 6||DTS
Neo:6 takes 2-channel (stereo) audio and completely transforms it
into up to six full-bandwidth matrix channels of surround sound.
Your home theater system will produce six and five separate
channels, respectively, to match your speaker layout. DTS Neo:6 can
also generate a center surround channel from 5.1 material.|
|Audyssey DSX||Audyssey DSX lets you augment a standard 7.1-channel
surround set-up with two "front-high" and two "front-wide" channels.
These extra speakers expand the height and width of the soundstage
and help to produce a more realistic and immersive listening
experience. These channels carry non-directional audio that add a
new vertical and horizontal dimension to your movies and games. The
soundstage of Audyssey DSX can be adjusted between -3dB to +3dB.|
|THX ||THX Select2 Plus AV receivers feature proprietary THX
technologies which accurately translate movie soundtracks for home
theater playback. You can select between THX Cinema, THX Music, THX
Games, THX Select2 Cinema, THX Select2 Music, THX Select2 Games, THX
Surround EX modes.|
|Onkyo Original DSP Modes|
|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
|Game||The receiver offers four different
Gaming modes - RPG, Action, Rock, and Sports. |
|All Channel Stereo||Stereo sound from all speakers.
Ideal for background music.|
|Full Mono||All speakers output the same sound
in mono. |
|Theater Dimensional||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.|
|Other Listening Modes|
|DSD||Audio signals are stored as single-bit values at a
high-frequency sampling rate of 2.8224 MHz, while noise shaping and
oversampling are used to reduce distortion - providing a better
audio quality with a dynamic range of up to 128 db.|
mode is used with PCM multichannel sources.|
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only
be selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V 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.
Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in the
Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements you can
- Panorama: Broadens the front
stereo image to the surround speakers to provide a
wraparound effect, especially effective when there
is limited output from the surround channels, panorama
can be turned on/off in the menu.
- Dimension: Allows you to move
the sound field forward or backward.
- Center Width: Allows you to
adjust the width of the center channel.
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 in half).
Listening Angle: While listening in the Theater Dimensional mode you
can adjust the listening angle to either Wide (if listening angle is 40-degrees)
or Narrow (if listening angle is 20-degrees).
Audyssey MultEQ XT Automatic Speaker Setup: With the supplied
speaker setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ XT 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
- Subwoofer: Yes or No for subwoofer connection.
- Crossover: Set the crossover point for each set of
speakers (front, center, surround, surround back, front height, front wide)
and the subwoofer individually. The speaker crossovers can bet set to full
bandwidth, 40 Hz, 50 Hz, 60 Hz, 70 Hz, 80 Hz (THX standard), 90 Hz, 100 Hz,
120 Hz, 150 Hz, or 200 Hz. The subwoofer crossover can be set to bypass, 80,
90, 100, or 120Hz.
- Equalizer Settings: With the Equalizer settings, you
can adjust the tone of the speakers and subwoofer individually with a 5-band
EQ. You can adjust each frequency band (63, 250, 1000, 4000, and 16000Hz)
for each speaker from -6dB to +6dB. You can also adjust each frequency band
(25, 40, 63, 100, and 160Hz) for the subwoofer from -6 dB to +6 dB.
- Speaker Distance: The distance from the listening
position to each speaker can be set from six inches to 30 feet in six inch
- Speaker Levels: The output level of each speaker is
adjustable +/-12dB; -15dB to +12dB for the subwoofer.
- Subwoofer Phase: Switch between 0- or 180-degress.
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 the 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 sound content.
Bass And Treble: You can independently adjust the Bass
(50Hz) and Treble (20kHz) of the TX-NR809 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.
Note: This feature only works
with Dolby Digital Encoded software and the depth
of the feature will vary based on the individual
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.
Assignable Digital Inputs: The Onkyo receiver is equipped
with three optical digital inputs (2 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
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.
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, right surround back, 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
Note: You can select a speaker impedance of 4 ohms or 6-16 ohms
Bi-Amping Front Speakers: The Surround-Back speaker terminals can be reassigned and used along with the Front terminals to
bi-amp the front speakers, providing improved bass and treble performance. When
bi-amping the front speakers the receiver is limited to a 5.1ch speaker system
in the main room.
7.2ch Pre Outs: The Onkyo TX-NR809 features 7.2ch pre-amp outputs (Front left/right, Center, Surround
left/right, Surround Back left/right, 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 speakers are not muted).
Note: 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 sophisticated HQV
Vida VHD1900 processor is designed 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. And 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-NR809 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.
Note: The 2 HDMI outputs display the same video signal
and can be used simultaneously.
Marvel Qdeo Video Chip for 4K Upscaling: The Onkyo TX-NR809 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-NR809'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
Note: x.v. Color and Deep Color technology are supported
only when source product, HDMI cable, media and HDTV all support those
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.
Component Video: There are 2 component video inputs and 1 component video output. The
component video inputs and outputs have a bandwidth of 5Hz to 100MHz.
Note: The receiver also includes composite and 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-NR809
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.
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
Network-Ready: The Onkyo TX-NR809
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-NR809 is also compatible with Onkyo's
Wireless LAN Adapter (580UWF1,
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.
Internet Radio: The Onkyo TX-NR809 lets you access various
Internet Radio providers through its Ethernet network connection. The TX-NR809 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||hapsody 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.|
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.
Media Server Playback: You can play
back music files stored on your computer or media server (the TX-NR809 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
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
Dual USB Ports: A USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) memory
device can be connected to either of the USB (type-A) terminals, one on the front and another on the rear panel,
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-NR809 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 one of the unit's USB ports, 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, the Onkyo TX-NR809
supports the following iPod/iPhone models and functions. (as of 1/11/2012):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist 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 receiver and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or
wait until a newer software update is available.
Multi-Zone: The TX-NR809 offers three Zones; a multi-channel
audio/video system in your main listening room (Main Zone), a stereo audio only
system in a second room (Zone 2), and another stereo audio only system in a
third room (Zone 3).
Zone 2: Zone 2 allows playback of a separate analog source in
2-channel stereo in an additional room of your home. Zone 2 features
line-level outputs and speaker outputs. This way, Zone 2 can be powered by a
separate amplifier (keeping 7.1ch playback in your main room) or by the
TX-NR809's built-in amplifier (limiting the main room to 5.1ch). The volume
of Zone 2 can be controlled by the TX-NR809's remote or your separate amp's
remote. When powering Zone 2 with the receiver's built-in amplifier,
listening modes that require front high/wide or surround back speakers are
unavailable. You cannot power Zone 2 with the receiver's built-in amplifier,
if you are bi-amping your front speakers.
Zone 3: Zone 3 allows playback of a separate analog source in
2-channel stereo in a third room of your home. Zone 3 consists of two
pre-outs (no speaker outputs). By using the Zone 3's line-level outputs, you can connect an external amplifier in a
third room, allowing you to continue to listen to 7.1ch surround in the main room and
play a different audio source in another room of your home. The volume of
Zone3 is controlled by your optional integrated amp.
Compatible Zone Sources: Only Tuner, analog, USB, and
Network audio sources can be sent to Zone 2 or Zone 3. 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.
Note: You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations
or listen to USB and Network content in separate Zones at the same time.
Incompatible Zone Sources: Optical/coaxial digital and HDMI
audio sources are not output to Zone 2 or 3. You cannot output any video signal
to Zone 2 or 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). The Whole House Mode selects the same input
source for Multi Zone as the main room's.
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 controls are hidden behind a manual fold-down panel. This gives the AV
receiver a very clean, sleek look.
Name Input: 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 the unit'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-NR809. 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.
RI Remote Control Jack: The 1/8" RI remote control jack
allows you to connect this receiver to other compatible Onkyo components.
IR Input: 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.
12 Volt Trigger: 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-NR809 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.