Optional Add-on Devices
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-SR507 is
equipped with a H.C.P.S. massive high power transformer.
Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs): To decode and playback
high-resolution recordings, this receiver is equipped with 192kHz/24-bit DACs.
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 listening modes include:
- Direct: This mode delivers
pure sound with minimum sound quality adjustment
and filtration. The sound recorded for the right
and left front channels is output to the right
and left front speakers only and not output to
the subwoofer, center, or rear speakers.
- Stereo: Sound is output from
the front left and right speakers and subwoofer.
- Mono: Monaural sound is output
from the front left and right speakers and subwoofer
- Dolby Pro Logic II: Dolby Pro
Logic II technology processes any high quality stereo
(two-channel) movie and music audio into five playback
channels of full-bandwidth surround sound. A matrix
surround decoding technology, Dolby Pro Logic II
detects the directional cues that occur naturally
in stereo content and uses these elements to create
a five-channel surround sound playback experience.
You can choose from the following Dolby Pro Logic II
formats - Cinema, Music, or Game.
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Pro Logic
IIx expands any existing stereo- or 5.1-channel audio
for a 6.1- or 7.1- channel playback, creating a
seamless, natural surround soundfield that immerses
you in the entertainment experience. You can choose
from the following Dolby Pro Logic IIx formats -
Cinema, Music, or Game.
- 5.1Ch Source+PLIIx Music: Expands 5.1-channel Dolby
Digital sources to 6.1 or 7.1-channels.
- 5.1Ch Source+PLIIx Movie: Expands 5.1-channel Dolby
Digital sources to 7.1-channels
- Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital is a 5.1 multi-channel
digital surround format.
- Dolby Digital EX: Dolby Digital EX is a 6.1
multi-channel digital surround format.
- Dolby Digital Plus: Multi-channel audio format for HDTV and
Blue-ray which supports up to 71.- channels with 48kHz sampling rate.
- Dolby TrueHD: Offers up to 7.1 discrete channels of digital audio
with 48/96kHz and up to 5.1-channels with 192kHz sampling rate.
- DTS Digital Surround: DTS Digital
Surround is a 5.1 multi-channel digital surround sound
format used for both commercial/theatrical and consumer
- DTS 96/24: DTS 96/24 is a digital
audio format enabling high sound quality playback in
5.1-channels with a sampling frequency of 96 kHz and
24 bit quantization of DVD-video.
- DTS-ES Extended Surround: DTS-ES
features two 6.1 multi-channel formats:
- DTS-ES Discrete 6.1: DTS-ES
Discrete 6.1-channel is a 6.1-channel discrete
digital audio format adding a surround back
channel to the DTS digital surround sound.
- DTS-ES Matrix 6.1: DTS-ES
Matrix 6.1-channel is a discrete 6.1 channel
digital audio format inserting a surround back
channel to the DTS surround sound through matrix
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: Multi-channel audio DTS format
which support up to 7.1 channels with 96kHz sampling rate.
- DTS-HD Master Audio: Offers up to 7.1 discrete channels of
digital audio with 48/96kHz and up to 5.1-channels with 192kHz sampling
- DTS Express: Supports up to 5.1 channels and a lower sampling
rate of 48kHz.
- DSD: This mode can be used with SACDs that feature multi-channel
- DTS Neo:6 Surround: DTS Neo:6 is
a matrix decoding technology for achieving 6.1-channel
surround playback with 2-channel sources. You can choose
from two DTS Neo: 6 Surround formats - Neo: 6 Cinema
and Neo: 6 Music
- 5.1Ch Source + Neo:6: This mode uses Neo:6 to expand
5.1-channel sources for 6.1/7.1-channel playback.
- Theater-Dimensional (T-D): Enjoy
virtual 5.1 surround with two or three speakers Onkyo's
exclusive. 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
- Onkyo Original DSP Modes:
- Game: The receiver offers four different Gaming
modes - RPG, Action, Rock, and Sports.
- Orchestra: For classical or operatic music.
- Unplugged: For acoustic instruments, vocals, and
- Studio-Mix: Suitable for rock or pop.
- TV Logic: Adds realistic acoustics to TV shows.
- All Ch Stereo: Ideal for background music.
- Full Mono: All speakers output the same sound in
Note: This receiver
does not feature Surround Back speaker outputs; instead it features
Surround Back preamp outputs. To listen to 7.1ch, you must connect an
external power amplifier to the receiver's Surround Back preamp outputs
to drive your surround back speakers.
Dolby Pro Logic II & IIx Music Modes: While listening in the
Dolby Pro Logic II or IIx 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 DTS 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).
Audyssey 2EQ Automatic Speaker Setup: With the supplied speaker
setup microphone, Audyssey 2EQ can measure the number of speakers connected, their
sizes, crossover frequencies and distances front he listening position and calculate
the optimal speaker setting for you automatically. The supplied microphone is
approximately 1.625" in diameter, 2.9375" tall, and has a 19.5' cable that plugs
into the front of the receiver. There is a threaded insert on the bottom of the
microphone so it can be mounted on a tripod for accurate listening position
placement. Three listening position measurements are taken, one primary and two
secondary, to optimize the surround effect for a broad area. You can also setup
your speaker system manually using the receiver.
- Speaker Size: You can set Large or
Small for your front speakers; Large, Small or None for
your surround, surround back, and center speakers; and
Yes or No for subwoofer. You can also select 1ch or 2ch
mode for the connected surround back speakers.
- Speaker Distance: The distance from
your listening position to each speaker can also be set
manually. The front speaker distance can be set from 1
to 30 feet in 1-foot increments. The center and subwoofer
settings can be up to 5 feet more or 5 feet less than the
distance you set for the front speakers (30 feet max). The
settings for the surround left, surround right, surround
back left, and surround back right speakers are each
individually adjustable, and they may be up to 5 feet
more or 15 feet less than the distance you set for the
front speakers (30 feet max).
- Equalizer: You can adjust the receivers 5-band equalizer (63,
250, 1000, 4000, and 16000 Hz) for each speaker manually from -6 to +6dB in
1dB increments. The subwoofer's level can be adjusted at 25Hz, 40Hz, 63Hz,
100Hz, or 160Hz.
- Speaker Levels: You can manually
adjust the level of individual speakers between -12dB
and +12dB; -15dB to +12dB for the subwoofer.
Adjustable Crossover: This receiver has a built-in high-pass
crossover for any of the speakers set to Small. This setting is available when
the subwoofer is set to Yes. The frequencies that you can choose from are 40, 50,
60, 80, 100, 120, 150, and 200 Hz. Frequencies lower than the set crossover point
are output by the subwoofer.
Bass And Treble: You can independently adjust the Bass (50Hz)
and Treble (20kHz) of the TX-SR507 from -10 to +10 dB.
Double Bass: You can enhance the bass output by activating
the Double Bass function. This function allows you to feed bass frequencies to
the front left and right channels and to the subwoofer. Double Bass can be set
only when the subwoofer is set to On and the front speakers are set to Large.
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, MultEQ, MultEQ XT) to provide well-balanced sound for every listener at any
CinemaFilter: Using the CinemaFilter you soften overly bright movie
soundtracks. Movie soundtracks are typically mixed for a large theater (relative to your
home theater) with lots of soft seats and thick curtains on the walls. Home theater
settings often lack these high frequency absorbing wall treatments, making the soundtrack
sound too bright. CinemaFilter accounts for this and for many movies sounds more natural
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.
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
Audio Sync: Occasionally the audio and video signals are not
properly synchronized, typically when using a progressive scanning DVD player. You
can correct this by delaying the audio; options are 0 (no delay) to 100 milliseconds,
in 20 millisecond steps.
IntelliVolume: With IntelliVolume, you can set the input
level for each input selector individually from -12 to +12 dB in 1 dB
Zone 2: In addition to the main listening room, you can also
enjoy audio playback from a different source in another room of your home using
the receiver's Zone 2 capabilities. Using the receiver's supplied remote control,
you can adjust the volume of Zone 2 independently from the main zone. The receiver
features Zone 2 speaker terminals as well as Zone 2 pre-outs.
- Zone 2 Speaker Terminals: This setup
allows you to power a set of Zone 2 speakers using the
receiver's built-in amplifier. This setup allows 2.1-channel
playback in your main room and 2-channel stereo playback
in Zone 2, with a different source in each room.
- Zone 2 Pre-Outs: This setup allows
you to connect a set of Zone 2 speakers to the receiver
using a separate amplifier to amplify the Zone 2 speakers.
This setup allows continuous 5.1-channel playback in your
main listening room and 2-channel stereo playback in Zone
2, with a different source in each room.
Assignable Digital Inputs: The Onkyo receiver is equipped with
two optical digital inputs and two coaxial digital inputs. All four digital inputs
Binding Post Speaker Outputs: There are color-coded binding post
connectors for the left front, right front, center, left surround, right
surround speakers. The binding posts are not 5-way because a
plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs. There are spring terminals for
the Zone 2 speakers.
Note: This receiver does not feature Surround Back speaker
Surround Back Pre-Out: The
receiver is equipped with Surround Back preamp outputs for adding surround back
speakers to your system, using a separate power amplifier, so you can enjoy
Sleep Function: 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.
HDMI (V.1.3): The TX-SR507 has four assignable HDMI v1.3
inputs and one HDMI v1.3 output for connecting DVD players, HDTV set-top boxes,
and other video components to your TV or projector. 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 and additional
analog or digital cable. The receiver uses HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content
Protection), so only HDCP-compatible components can display the picture. The
HDMI inputs can accept and switch 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p signals to
a TV, monitor, or projector. 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. Each of the HDMI inputs can
be assigned to any of the four rear panel A/V inputs (DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT,
xvColor: Increases detail and color space when watching
movies on your television from an external device connected by HDMI through
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.
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 50MHz.
Display Dimmer:The display brightness has three settings;
Dim, Dimmer, and Normal.
Multi-brand Remote: The supplied RC-737M wireless remote is a
multi-brand remote. The remote is pre-programmed to operate Onkyo components, as
well as other popular brands of equipment, including DVD players, satellite receivers,
cable boxes, VCRs, and televisions. The IR wireless remote control will operate up
to 16-feet away from the receiver at an angle of 30-degrees left or right of the
receiver as long as the remote is within the line of sight of the TX-SR507.
HDMI Control: This function allows CEC-compatible
components or RIHD-compatible components connected via HDMI to be controlled
with the TX-SR507. The AV receiver offers the following CEC HDMI controls.
- Power Control: This feature allows you to link the
power functions of CEC-compatible components or RIHD-compatible components
connected via HDMI.
- TV Control: This function enables you to control this
AV receiver from an RIHD-compatible TV connected via HDMI.
RI Remote Control Jack: The 1/8" RI remote control jack
allows you to connect this receiver to other compatible Onkyo components.
Optional Add-on Devices
iPod/iPhone Compatible: With the Onkyo UP-A1 series
Dock (580UPA1, sold separately), you can play music, photo, and video stored on select
Apple iPods/iPhones through the AV receiver. The UP-A1 offers charging capability and remote operability via your A/V receiver's remote controller. The
UP-A1 connects to the receiver's proprietary "Universal" port.
Note: The TX-SR507 will only display iPod video from the
receiver composite monitor output (480i only). It also supports Onkyo's RI-compatible
DS-A3 iPod dock
(580DSA3, sold separately).
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 random
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 iPod.