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Onkyo TX-SR707

Home theater receiver

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Onkyo's TX-SR707 packs a high-current amp, sophisticated processing, and plenty of audiophile and videophile extras into its sturdy frame. It's also earned Lucasfilm Ltd's THX Select2 Plus certification for home theater excellence — you're guaranteed thrilling, high-impact surround sound for all of your movies, music, TV shows, and video games. Exclusive THX Plus listening modes keep surround effects detailed and accurate, especially at lower volume levels. The 'SR707 also decodes the latest surround sound formats, including Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD™ Master Audio — two high-resolution surround sound formats found on more and more Blu-ray movies.

Onkyo's TX-SR707 packs a high-current amp, sophisticated processing, and plenty of audiophile and videophile extras into its sturdy frame. It's also earned Lucasfilm Ltd's THX Select2 Plus certification for home theater excellence — you're guaranteed thrilling, high-impact surround sound for all of your movies, music, TV shows, and video games. Exclusive THX Plus listening modes keep surround effects detailed and accurate, especially at lower volume levels. The 'SR707 also decodes the latest surround sound formats, including Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD™ Master Audio — two high-resolution surround sound formats found on more and more Blu-ray movies.

Add new dimensions to your surround sound experience
Along with the latest high-res surround decoding, the future-ready 'SR707 boasts Dolby® ProLogic® IIz. This cool feature lets you add an optional pair of front "height" speakers for a larger soundstage with an expanded vertical dimension — a perfect complement to your video games and movies. And this receiver offers Audyssey DSX (Dynamic Surround Expansion). Like Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DSX processing allows you to add a pair of front height speakers in place of back surrounds. Or, you can choose to connect optional front "wide" speakers instead, creating an exceptionally broad soundstage for greater home theater impact and realism.

Flexible video connections and 1080p HDMI upconversion
This receiver's 1080p-compatible HDMI inputs let you connect up to 6 digital high-def sources for easy switching. There's even a handy front-panel HDMI input for hooking up a high-def camcorder or game console. And thanks to analog-to-HDMI conversion, you can pass all of the video sources in your system to your TV via a single HDMI cable. Plus, the 'SR707 can upconvert any non-HD video source, enhancing the picture quality of standard DVDs and older video sources viewed on your HDTV.

Precision auto setup tailors sound to your room
The 'SR707 includes Audyssey MultEQ®, a sophisticated speaker calibration system that helps you get the most accurate home theater sound possible. This receiver uses the included microphone to analyze sound from up to six different listening positions, then automatically adjusts volume, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers. You get precise response across a wide listening area instead of just a single "sweet spot," so everyone in the room can enjoy optimal home theater sound.

Multi-room music and more
Two-room/two-source audio capability means that you can have surround sound in your main room while a housemate listens to a different stereo music source in another room. A handy learning/multibrand remote makes it easy to control all of the components in your system. You can integrate your iPod® by adding Onkyo's control dock. Or add an optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit to hear SIRIUS satellite programming. (Subscription required for SIRIUS.)

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Product Highlights:

  • 100 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
  • THX Select2 Plus certification
  • THX listening modes for optimized surround sound at any listening level
  • Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, THX Surround EX®, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES™, Pro Logic® IIx, Pro Logic® IIz, and DTS Neo:6 decoding
  • SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit)
  • iPod®/iPhone® integration (requires optional DS-A3 or UP-A1 iPod dock)
  • HD Radio ready (requires optional Onkyo UP-HT1 HD Radio tuner)
  • Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ six-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for fuller sound at lower listening levels
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume™ mode to keep listening levels steady
  • dual-room/dual-source audio (powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room; using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room)
  • RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) control via HDMI with compatible components (HDMI-CEC)
  • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers
  • 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels
  • Direct/Pure Audio modes for better stereo sound
  • high-current amplifier design
  • learning/multibrand remote
  • 17-3/16"W x 6-13/16"H x 15-13/16"D
  • weight: 28 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • 1080p-compatible HDMI switching: 6 in, 1 out (including 1 front-panel input)
  • 1080p video upconversion with Faroudja DCDi Cinema Enhancement for all non-HD sources (upconverted video available through HDMI output only)
  • HDMI version 1.3a with support for Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, DVD-Audio, SACD, and HDMI-CEC
  • component video switching (2 in, 1 out)
  • digital inputs: 3 optical (including 1 front panel), 3 coaxial
  • 5 audio/video inputs, including:
    • 1 front-panel input with composite and S-video
    • 4 rear-panel inputs with composite and S-video
  • 3 audio-only inputs (including phono)
  • 7.1-channel analog audio preamp output
  • RS-232 port for automated control systems
  • 1 pair of main speaker outputs

Replaced a low end Sony unit - it never gave sound worth talking about. Top criteria was easy to use remote control - this is it! Sound is wonderful - setup was first rate.

Peter, Milwaukee, WI

What's in the Box:

  • Black AM/FM/Dolby Digital/DTS receiver
  • Wireless remote control (RC-742M)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
  • Speaker setup microphone with attached 19.5' cable (3.5mm mono mini-plug terminal)
  • Instruction Manual (Eng)
  • Instruction Manual (Fre/Spa)
  • Quick setup guide
  • Remote control code chart
  • Product registration card/Warranty information
  • iPod dock/HD Radio module information
  • RIHD-compatible note
  • Using Sirius Satellite Radio booklet
  • Sirius Satellite Radio brochure
  • Sheet of adhesive labels

Onkyo TX-SR707 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(10 Reviews)

Great new, HDMI issues show up later

CarlA from Chapel Hill, NC on 11/20/2012

This was a feature-packed receiver for the price and performed well for 18 months. At that point, the video started cutting out for 3-5 seconds at a time. Audio was unaffected. This would occur 10 times in 3 minutes, then not recur for a while. I replaced the HDMI processing card, having read the many user problem reports for this model. No change. I can use an external HDMI switch for the video and feed audio to the receiver via digital coax input, but what a pain. Looks like maybe a Denon 4311 will be the replacement.

Pros: Broad feature set, good power handling, easy calibration.

Cons: Unreliability and difficulty to correctly repair.

Easy to use - wonderful sound

Peter from Milwaukee, WI on 6/11/2010

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Replaced a low end Sony unit - it never gave sound worth talking about. Top criteria was easy to use remote control - this is it! Sound is wonderful - setup was first rate.



Really woke up my speakers

Chris from Fayetteville, NC on 5/26/2010

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I bought this unit to replace an old Sony ES unit I purchased many years ago. I needed HDTV source switching and a unit that could upscale my VCR and DVD player so I could cut down on my connections and this unit really delivered. Set up was straight forward and the use of Audyssey feature was neat. My old Bose AM-15 (5 double cube) speakers never sounded this good. I have been a Sony ES guy for many years and was hesitant to purchase an Onyko but I can't believe my ears on what I've been missing out. The other reviews are correct. You can't go wrong purchasing this unit.




William from Chester, Va on 1/27/2010

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Actually, it's also awesome. I've replaced it with an older Onkyo, I've had for a few years, only because I didn't have the HDMI connections and recently I've been gifted w/a Sony 52, so, thanks Crutchfield for the GREAT PRICE and really FAST delivery. My only concern is that I'm unable to lower the volume on the front speakers low enough. I'm only using 5 speakers and I know, I'm missing out. However, with that being said I get plenty of sound from the back during movies (Blue Ray, etc) and definately during the games. I think I need better speakers...uh, at least 7 of the 11 this incredible unit can handle. Well, that's another salesmanship I must overcome with the wife. I'm glad I bought it and I'm EXTREMELY PROUD to show it off. Extremely easy to set up and enjoy. I'm convinced it's the user and not DA machine.



Exceptional Receiver

Ruben from Gurabo, PR on 1/13/2010

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I buy this A/R to upgrade to Prologic Z. It is very usefull when you listen music, you can use the hights speakers instead of the sorround backs, it's make a great different to the music. The power excellent and the image quality are superb good. I have a Sony Blu-Ray player and when I connect it to the sr707, the receiver make a process to the video that now it is spectacular and you can see the input, volume and also the codects it is using on the TV display. To resume now I believe tha this machine can not be replaced for other and I recommend it to you. And Crutchfield service are always excellent.



Unbelievable Sound

Anonymous from Madison, MS on 1/4/2010

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Finally broke down and bought new equipment. I've had what was/were very good Pioneer seperates (Amp, Pre-amp, Tuner) for the past 20 years. Did not realize what I was missing! Bought this receiver as I have always believed that this is the one item not to go cheap with, although with the sale price it wasn't any more than the combined price I paid for the seperates 20 years ago! I bought this unit combined with 2 Polk RTi4's (setup bi-amped), Csi3 CCH, and Velodyne Mini SW with music as a priority. I was promptly amazed first with the clarity and neutral quality of the speaker combo. After breaking in with 3-4 hrs of mid level volume, started inching it up and was amazed at how the speakers actually seemed to get better with increased volume! This is a testament to the CLEAN sound at volume that this receiver provides. After adding my old floor speakers to the setup as surrounds, I was really impressed when trying it out with movies. Enough so that I ordered 2 more RTi 4's with stands last night to replace the old speakers. This receiver probably has more features than I can ever use but based on sound and power quality alone I would buy it again. All the settings and options available are a neat bonus and actually do work. If around $1200-$1500 for a full system is what constitutes "high end" to you, I don't think you can go wrong with this Receiver as a solid base, along with choosing mid priced speakers to taste.



Onkyo TX-SR707

Ross from South Florida on 1/3/2010

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Onkyo recievers are great, easy to hook up.




charlie from Frankfort, KY on 12/8/2009

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Finally I got a great receiver. Before I had a Sony and I love my Sony tv's but their receivers suck. I thought that my built in boston speakers were the wrong move but when my sub stopped working I thought it might be my receiver. I bought the 707 knowing that it would atleast be a small improvement but was completely shocked at how good it all sounds now. I feel like I did my theatre room an injustice by allowing the Sony to sit in there for the past 2 years. Everyone told me before that onkyo or denon was the way to go but I was a Sony fanboy at the time and regret that I didnt realize that good companies can make bad products. I read reviews all the time but this is the first product that has inspired me to actually give one.



It did all I wanted.

Rich from Delaware on 10/31/2009

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I was looking for a an amplifier with a zone 2 capability ( a selectable second sound source and output) effective DHMI switching. The one unexpected thing for me was the zone 2 output has to be analog audio. No big problem the way I use the amplifier.




Anonymous from Al, Pasadena, CA on 9/21/2009

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ONKYO does it again. This 100W receiver replaced my older ONKYO 75W receiver. Worked great for 10 years, still going, it won't break, couldn't wait anymore :) This thing is amazing, It has plenty of HDMI inputs with one output only to the TV. It upconverts everything to 1080P. Amazing picture and sound. I use it on an Elite Pioneer 60" Plasma. (I can't believe Pioneer got out of the Plasma business, this blows any LCD away). It's plug and play out of the box. Setup was a breeze. Using it with BOSE accoustimas 10 speakers. Amazing Dolby Sound. Make sure you buy the digital tuner, and a real FM antena (it only comes with a worthless FM wire antena, no good), I bought an amplified Trek antena, great reception. This receiver has the Universal Port option to hook up the HD Tuner and Ipod dock. As of now only the real high end ONKYOS come with the HD tuner built in, so this is a great alternative to that without spending the big bucks and still works great.




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Features and Specs

Number Of Channels 7
Stereo RMS Power (watts) 100
THD in Stereo 0.08 %
Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohms
Minimum Impedance Center 4 ohms
Minimum Impedance Surround 4 ohms
General Features
Internet-ready ---
Bluetooth No
Apple AirPlay ---
App Remote Control No
USB port for iPod/iPhone No
FM Sensitivity Not Given
HD Radio Tuner Optional
On-Screen Display
Auto Speaker Calibration ---
HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
HDR-compatible No
HDMI Standby Pass-through No
Composite Video Conversion From Composite to HDMI
Component Video Conversion From Component Video to HDMI
HDMI to HDMI Upconversion up to 1080p
DLNA Certified
MHL-compatible ---
Multibrand Remote Control Yes
Learning Remote Yes
LCD Remote
Width (inches) 17-3/16
Height (inches) 6-13/16
Depth (inches) 15-3/16
Weight (pounds) 27.8
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Multi-room Audio--Video
Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
Multi-room Video No
Multi-room HDMI Output No
Surround Processing
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Atmos N/A
Inputs & Outputs
Phono Input 1
Audio-Video Inputs 6
Audio-only Inputs 2
Component Video Inputs 2
Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
Optical Digital Inputs 3
Coaxial Digital Inputs 3
Optical Digital Outputs None
Coaxial Digital Outputs None
HDMI Inputs 6
HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
Subwoofer Outputs 2
Multi-Channel Analog Input No
Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
Main Speaker Terminals Posts
Ethernet Port None
USB Connections None
Removable Power Cord ---

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Audio Features
Video Features
Remote Control
Optional Add-on Devices

Audio Features

Push-Pull Amplifier Design: The Onkyo TX-SR707 AV receiver utilizes a Push-Pull Amplifier Design with 3-Step Inverted Darlington Circuitry for superior performance and durability.

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-SR707 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 Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DACs. The Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs improve jitter performance for even cleaner sound.

Listening Modes: This receiver incorporates two powerful and highly accurate TI Aureus 32-bit DSP processors and a wide variety of listening modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The listening modes include:

  • THX Select2 Plus Certified: THX surround technology was founded by George Lucas. THX utilizes stringent standards that ensure movies are reproduced in movie theaters and home theaters just as the director intended. The TX-SR707 offers the following THX surround modes:
    • THX Cinema: carefully optimizes the tonal and spatial characteristics of the soundtrack for reproduction in the smaller home-theater environment, can be used with 2-channel sources processed with other formats and multi-channel sources
    • THX Select2 Cinema: expands 5.1-channel sources for 7.1-channel playback by analyzing the composition of the surround source and optimizing the ambient and direction sounds to produce the surround back channel output
    • THX Music: tailored for listening to music, which is typically mastered at significantly higher levels than movies
    • THX Select2 Music: designed for use with music, expands Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel sources for 6.1/7.1-channel playback
    • THX Game: spatially accurate playback of game audio which is often mixed similarly to movies but in a smaller environment
    • THX Select2 Games: designed for use with video games and can expand a 2-channel and 5.1 channel source for 6.1/7.1-channel playback
    • THX Surround EX: expands Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel sources for 6.1/7.1-channel playback, especially suited to Dolby Digital EX sources
  • DTS Digital Surround: DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1 multi-channel digital surround sound format used for both commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
  • 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 encoding.
  • 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
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: Multi-channel audio DTS format which support up to 7.1 channels with 96kHz sampling rate.
  • DTS-HD Mater Audio: Offers up to 7.1 discrete channels of digital audio with 48/96kHz and up to 5.1-channels with 192kHz sampling rate.
  • DTS Express: Supports up to 5.1 channels and a lower sampling rate of 48kHz.
  • DTS Surround Sensation Speaker: Width this mode you can enjoy a virtual 5.1 surround sound even with only two speakers. You can select a Cinema or Music mode.
  • DTS Surround Sensation Headphone: DTS Surround Sensation Headphone delivers simulated virtual multi-channel surround sound through any stereo headphones.
  • DSD: This mode can be used with SACDs that feature multi-channel audio.
  • 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 7.1- 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.
  • 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.
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIz (Height): Dolby Pro Logic IIz (Height) is designed to more effective use existing program material when height channel speaker outputs are present. Dolby Pro Logic IIz (Height) can be used to upmix a variety of sources from movies and music, but is particularly well-suited to upmix game content.
  • Audyssey Dynamic Surround Expansion: Audyssey Dynamic Surround Expansion is a scalable system that adds front-effect speakers to improve surround impression. Starting with a 5.1 system, Dynamic Surround Expansion first adds front "Wide" channels for big impact and envelopment. Research in human hearing has proven that information from the front "Wide" channels is much more critical in the presentation of a realistic soundstage than the Back Surround channels found in traditional 7.1ch systems. Dynamic Surround Expansion then creates a pair of front "Height" channels to reproduce the next most important acoustical and perceptual surround effects. In addition to these new front "Wide" and "Height" speaker channels, Dynamic Surround Expansion applies Surround Envelopment Processing to enhance the blend between the front and surround channels.
  • Combination Surround Modes: You to choose from the following combination surround modes:
    • Dolby Digital + PLIIx Music: uses the Pro Logic IIx Music mode to expand 5.1-channel Dolby Digital sources for 6.1/7.1-channel playback
    • Dolby Digital + PLIIx Movie: uses the Pro Logic IIx Movie mode to expand 5.1-channel Dolby Digital sources for 7.1-channel playback
    • DTS + Dolby Digital EX: expands 5.1-channel DTS sources for 6.1/7.1-channel playback, especially suited to Dolby Digital EX soundtracks that include a matrix-encoded surround back channel.
    • DTS + PLIIx Music: uses the Pro Logic IIx Music mode to expand 5.1-channel DTS sources for 6.1/7.1-channel playback
    • DTS + PLIIx Movie: uses the Pro Logic IIx Movie mode to expand 5.1-channel DTS sources for 7.1-channel playback
    • 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 sound possible.
  • 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 shows.
    • Game: Use this mode when playing video games. You can select from RPG (role-playing games), Action, Rock , or Sports game modes.
    • All Ch Stereo: Ideal for background music.
    • Full Mono: All speakers output the same sound in mono.
  • 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.
  • Pure: In this mode the display and video circuitry are turned off, minimizing possible noise sources for the ultimate in high-fidelity reproduction.
  • 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
  • Multi-channel: 7.1-channel analog input

Note: You can assign a listening mode to each input source that will be selected automatically when you select each input source.

THX Loudness Plus: THX Loudness Plus is a new 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 is automatically applied when listening in any THX listening mode.

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 adjust:

  • 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 MultEQ: MultEQ detects speakers, and then sets levels, delays and crossovers, as well as measuring room acoustics. Using the receiver interface, it takes up to 6 measurements around the listening area and uses high-resolution equalization filters for satellites and subwoofers. MultEQ covers both frequency response and time domain (where most of the problems lie) across the entire listening area. The results are immediately obvious - a clear, well-balanced and natural sound. With the supplied speaker setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ can measure the number of speakers connected, their sizes, crossover frequencies, and distances from the listening position and calculate the optimal speaker settings for you automatically. The supplied microphone has a 19-3/4' 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. If you wish to setup the speakers manually, you can follow the procedure for Speaker Configuration.

  • Speaker Configuration: You can set up the receiver's speaker configuration from 2.1, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 8.1, 9.1, 10.1, or 11.1 channel.
  • Subwoofer Setup: You can select whether or not you will be connecting a powered subwoofer to this receiver and the low-pass crossover point for the subwoofer - 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz or 120Hz. You can set the level of the LFE channel individually for Dolby Digital, DTS and multichannel PCM sources.
  • Speaker Crossover: This receiver has a built-in high-pass crossover for each speaker in the system. This setting is available when the subwoofer is set to Yes. The frequencies that you can choose from are 40, 50, 60,70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, 200 Hz or Full Range. Frequencies lower than the set crossover point are output by the subwoofer.
  • 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.

Bass And Treble: You can independently adjust the Bass (50Hz) and Treble (20kHz) of the TX-SR707 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 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 them monitors how the volume of program material is being perceived by listeners in real time to decide whether and 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 into Dynamic Volume, so that as the playback volume is adjusted automatically, the perceived bass response, tonal balance, surround impression, and dialogue clarity remain the same whether watching movies, flipping between televisions channels, or changing from stereo to surround sound content.

Dynamic Reference Level: Movies are mixed in rooms calibrated for film reference. To achieve the same reference level in a home theater system, each speaker level must be adjusted so that -30dBFS band-limited (500Hz to 200Hz) pink noise produces 75dB sound pressure level at the listening position. When automatically calibrated by Audyssey MultEQ, the Onkyo AV receiver will play at reference level when the master volume control is set to the 0 dB position. At that level you can hear the mix as the mixers heard it. Audyssey Dynamic EQ is referenced to the standard film mix level. It makes adjustments to maintain the reference response and surround envelopment when the volume is turned down from 0 dB. However, film reference level is not always used in music or other non-film content. The Dynamic EQ Reference Level Offset provides three offsets from the film level reference (5dB, 10dB, and 15dB) that can be selected when the mix level of the content is not within the standard.

Re-Equalization Circuitry: Re-EQ (re-equalization) corrects a soundtrack with high frequency response that's too harsh, compensating for the fact that sound mixed for large theaters may sound too bright when played back through speakers in the home environment. This can be set to either On or Off.

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 software package.

Audio/Video 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 250 milliseconds, in 5 millisecond steps.

IntelliVolume: With IntelliVolume, you can set the input level for each input selector individually from -12 to +12 dB in 1 dB increments.

Multi-Zone: The TX-SR707 features the following Zone 2 connections so you can listen to one input source in your main room and a different source in another room.

  • Line Out: By using the line-level preamp outputs on the TX-SR707 you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a second room, allowing you to listen to 7.1 surround in the main room and play a different audio source in another room of your home. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled by your optional integrated amp.
  • Speaker Out: By using the speaker-level outputs on the TX-SR707 you can directly connect a secondary pair of speakers in another room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1 surround sound in your main room and play a different audio source in the other room. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled by the TX-SR707 receiver.

Bi-Amping Front Speakers: The Front L/R and Surround Back L/R-Zone 2 L/R speaker terminal posts can be used with front speakers, surround back speakers, or Zone 2 speakers respectively, or bi-amped to provide separate tweeter and woofer feeds for the front speaker, providing improved bass and treble performance. When bi-amping the front speakers with the Surround Back L/R-Zone 2 L/R outputs, the AV receiver is able to drive up to 5.1 speakers in the main room. You will need use the Zone 2 preamp output to connect speakers in another room.

Assignable Digital Inputs: The Onkyo receiver is equipped with three optical digital inputs (2 rear/1 front) and three coaxial digital inputs. All six digital inputs are assignable.

Binding Post Speaker Outputs: The TX-SR707 utilizes color-coded binding post connectors for all of its speaker channels. The binding posts are not 5-way because a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs.

Preamp Outputs: The Onkyo TX-SR707 features 7.2ch preamp output for connecting an external power amplifier.

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.

Video Features

HDMI (V.1.3a):The TX-SR707 has six assignable HDMI v1.3a inputs (5 rear/1 front) and one HDMI v1.3a 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 HDMI inputs will support uncompressed standard or high definition digital video along with the following audio signals: 2-channel linear PCM (32-192kHz, 16/20/24bit), Multichannel linear PCM (up to 7.1ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit), and Bitstream (DSD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio). 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. Each of the HDMI inputs can be assigned to any of the four rear panel A/V inputs (DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT, TV/Tape).

Upconversion With Upscaling: The Onkyo TX-SR707 will convert incoming analog composite video, S-video, and component video signals to HDMI so you can connect all your video sources through the receiver and then to your TV via HDMI to give you the best picture quality possible. Using Faroudja DCDi Edge Technology, the receiver has the ability to upscale incoming analog and digital video signals up to 1080p. You can specify the output resolution for the receiver's HDMI output and have the AV receiver upconvert  and upscale the picture resolution as necessary to match the resolution supported by your television. You can select from 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, Auto, or Through.

Zoom Mode: This setting determines the aspect ratio that will be used for 480, 480p, 576i, and 576p input signals when they are output via HDMI at 1080i or 720p. You can select from Normal or Full.

xvColor: Increases detail and color space when watching movies on your television from an external device connected by HDMI through the TX-SR707. This unit also supports Deep Color.

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.

Video Adjustments: Using the AV receiver's video adjustments, you can adjust the picture quality of the receiver's monitor output and reduce any noise appearing on your connected television display. You can adjust the following video settings.

  • Picture Setting: You can select Game Mode (On/Off) or Zoom Mode (Normal/Full/Zoom/Wide Zoom).
  • Picture Mode: You can select Video, 3:2, 2:2, or Auto.
  • Picture Quality: You can adjust the following video settings for the receiver's video monitor outputs - Edge Enhancement, Noise Reduction, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, and Saturation.

On-Screen Display (OSD): The TX-SR707's on-screen setup menu appears on your connected TV and provides a convenient way to change the AV receiver's various settings using the supplied remote control. The onscreen setup menu appears only on TV connected to the receiver via HDMI. If your TV is connected to the composite video output or the Component Video output, use the TX-SR707's front-panel LCD display when changing settings.

Name Edit: You can enter a custom name of each individual input mode and radio preset for easy identification. Once entered, the custom name will appear on the unit's display.

Display Dimmer: The display brightness has three settings; Dim, Dimmer, and Normal.

Remote Control

Multi-brand/Learning Remote: The supplied wireless remote is a multi-brand/learning remote. The remote is pre-programmed to operate Onkyo components. In addition, the remote is pre-programmed to operate other popular brands of equipment, including  DVD players, DVD recorder, Blu-ray players, VCR, TVs, Cable box and Satellite receiver. Also, the remote can learn up to 90 commands from infrared remotes of other components. A joystick button simplifies menu navigation and doubles as an enter button.

Macros: Three macros can be programmed to perform a sequence of actions with just one button press. Each macro button can perform up to 32 commands.

HDMI Control: This function allows CEC-compatible components or RIHD-compatible components connected via HDMI to be controlled with the TX-SR707.

  • 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.

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: This 3.5mm mini-jack output can be connected to the 12-volt trigger input on a power amplifier in Zone 2. When Zone 2 is turned on, a 12-volt trigger signal is output.

RS-232C Port: The TX-SR707 has an RS-232C port for connection to external whole-house control systems from companies such as AMX or Crestron.

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-SR707 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.

Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: The TX-SR707 can be connected to the optional SiriusConnect Home Tuner kit (607SCH1, sold separately) or SiriusConnect Home Tuner Receiver (220SCH2P, sold separately), which allows you to receive Sirius Satellite Radio through the receiver. You can search Sirius radio stations by Channel, Category or Direct Tuning. You can also choose to display the following Sirius information on the receiver's display - Channel Name, Channel Number, Category Name, Artist Name or Song Title. You can store a combination of 40 of your favorite Sirius, AM, and FM radio stations.

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