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Heavyweight Compacts Deliver Energy and Scale of Full-sized Hi-Fi Components with a Far Smaller Footprint

August 23, 2016

OSAKA, JAPAN. Producing powerful full-scale sound from an beautifully compact and well-presented Hi-Fi separate, the new R-N855 Network Stereo Receiver from Onkyo brings offline and online sources together with USB-HDD music server capabilities and Spotify®, AirPlay®, Google Cast™, Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth® audio casting technologies.

This heavyweight amplifier shoehorns custom audio circuit boards festooned with high-quality electrical components, a massive customized EI transformer, and two huge capacitors into a half-width metal chassis. Reinforced by an aluminum faceplate, this full-flat rigid chassis prevents interference caused by mechanical vibration, maintaining clarity of sound as befitting a premium Hi-Fi component.

The space-saving design is made possible by Onkyo-original switching amplification with discrete modulation stage, which develops 70 W x 70 W of power with vanishingly low distortion levels. Combined with a flagship AK4490 768 kHz/32-bit DAC and original VLSC™ filtering, audio performance is clear and energetic with power to handle difficult-to-drive or highly sensitive bookshelf speakers.

Engineered for Hi-Res Audio playback including 11.2 MHz DSD and 192 kHz/24-bit PCM, the R-N855 connects compatible HDDs via rear USB input and enables music selection via smartphone app complete with artwork and filter/search functions*. A future firmware update will enable full music server capability with audio files writable to HDD via personal computer. With app-based streaming via Google Cast, AirPlay, Spotify, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, almost any music can be flicked from phone to stereo in moments.

Further entertainment comes with inbuilt TIDAL, Deezer, and TuneIn services, FM/RDS/DAB+ tuners, phono input for turntable, and gold-plated 192 kHz/24-bit-capable digital coaxial and optical inputs for CD or PC audio.

Presented as a solution for music lovers who seek pristine sound from an elegant and unobtrusive Hi-Fi separates package, the R-N855 receiver forms the centerpiece of Onkyo’s new CS-N1075 Compact Hi-Fi System.

This package includes a matching C-755 Compact Disc Player (also separately available) featuring a rigid 1.6 mm full-flat chassis and aluminum front panel with custom EI transformer, AKM 192 kHz/24-bit DAC, and VLSC processing. A pair of D-175 2-Way speakers with 13 cm N-OMF diaphragm woofers and 3.0 cm ring-modulation tweeters completes this chic and easily managed home audio system.

This year Onkyo celebrates 70 years as a world leader in Hi-Fi and home entertainment with a passion for delivering the energy, dynamism, and soul of music with authenticity. These new products demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to serving premium sound at every level of the market.

Onkyo, Japan

* Onkyo cannot guarantee correct operation with all HDD brands and device types. HDD must be formatted to FAT32. For more information, please refer to user manual or Onkyo website.