|Onkyo TX-NR5007 AV Receiver Preview|
|Home Theater AV Receivers AV Receivers|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Tuesday, 20 October 2009|
The features 9.2 channel output allows for customizability in home theater setups. While a 9.2 speaker setup is possible, it’s more likely than not that user will have a 5.1 or 7.1 setup, in which case the extra channels can be assigned to double up on existing channels, giving more power to the main speakers.
The Onkyo 007 handles every high definition audio format currently in use, including Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, and DTS-HD High Resolution audio. The NR5007 features a great deal of options for audio optimization, among them being THX Loudness Plus, MultEQXT and Dynamic Volume from Audyssey and is the first Onkyo receiver to offer Dolby Volume.
Three TI Aureus DSP chips are employed to handle audio processing in the THX Ultra2plus certified NR5007, and 32-bit Burr Brown PCM1975 DACs handle analog conversion.
Video processing for signals coming in through the eight HDMI inputs – and upscaling to 1080p/24 of signals that come in through the glut of other available connection options – is handled by the HQV Reon-VX chipset. Video can be tweaked further through ISF Certified Calibration Controls, which allow day, night, and custom modes for each input.
The NR5007 is of course focused on sound and picture quality, but the addition of network and internet streaming options can’t be overlooked.
The Onkyo TX-NR5007 receiver has a strong lineup for streaming media. Hooking the receiver in to a home network via an Ethernet cord allows users to stream music from providers like Pandora and Rhapsody, as well as directly from their PC in a variety of formats including MP3, WMA, AAC, and FLAC.
Adding to the utility of the TX-NR5007, Onkyo’s flagship receiver is Sirius radio ready, and features a universal port for iPods and iPhones, which not only streams audio and upscales video to 1080p, but grants an on screen display and allows the device to be controlled remotely.
Decoders: DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, THX Cinema, DTS Express, DTS decoder, THX Ultra 2, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS-HD High Resolution, THX Surround EX decoder
Amplifier Output: 145 Watt - 8 Ohm - THD 0.05 % - 9 channel(s) ( Surround ) , 175 Watt - 8 Ohm - THD 0.7 % - 9 channel(s) ( Surround ) , 185 Watt - 6 Ohm - THD 0.1 % - 9 channel(s) ( Surround )
Other Features: iPod ready, Bi-Amplifying, Audyssey MultEQ XT, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Multi-room audio output, XM satellite radio ready, THX Ultra2 Plus certified, Sirius satellite radio ready, Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC), Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT)
Approximate Size: 17.1"W x 18.3"D x 7.8"H
Weight: 55.1 lbs.