Optional Add-on Devices
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Dolby Digital + PLIIx Movie: uses the Pro Logic IIx
Movie mode to expand 5.1-channel Dolby Digital sources for 7.1-channel
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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 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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.1.3a):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,
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
- 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,
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.
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
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
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,
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.