7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

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Listen Up If You're Serious About Home Entertainment

With its advanced processing and fabulous array of connections, the TX-NR809 is ready to lift the roof off. Eight HDMI® inputs handle all your high-def content, from master-quality audio to upscaled 4K video. Home network capability lets you bring streaming internet radio and PC audio to your living room. And the drop-down front panel conceals a plethora of one-touch audio controls and A/V inputs. Video—whether standard or high definition—gets the royal treatment from a high-quality HQV® Vida™ processor and independent ISF calibration for each source. Advanced audio options include bi-amping, 7.2 multichannel pre-outs, and distributed multi-zone audio. As you’d expect from a receiver near the top of Onkyo’s mid-range line-up, construction is first-rate. A massive transformer, symmetrical L/R channels, separate power and pre-amp blocks, and a highly rigid chassis provide the bedrock for a superlative audio performance. Built with the serious home theater fan in mind, the TX-NR809 offers a class-leading mix of power, features, and performance.

Network Capability Delivers Internet Radio and Network Audio Streaming

Linking directly to the internet or to your home PC via a local network, the TX-NR809 takes streaming audio and internet radio to a whole new level. MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM audio files can now be played back through your main system with unprecedented power and fidelity. The TX-NR809 also brings to life a huge array of internet radio channels from vTuner. As well as being compatible with earlier platforms, the receiver is compatible with Microsoft’s Windows® 7 platform, which includes the DLNA 1.5-specified “Play To” media-streaming feature. The TX-NR809’s internet connectivity has the added benefit of making firmware updates simpler than ever.

High-Quality Video Processing with HQV® Vida™ VHD1900

The sophisticated HQV Vida VHD1900 processor is designed to enhance the quality of both standard-definition and high-definition video sources. The chip employs multi-cadence tracking, expanded 12-bit color processing, and four-field motion-adaptive de-interlacing to optimize video quality and detail. Two new HQV technologies are incorporated into the VHD1900. Auto HQV™ works to automatically enhance the incoming image. And HQV StreamClean™ cleans up compressed video in real time by eliminating mosquito and block noise from lower-quality sources such as online video sites.

ISF Video Calibration for Accurate Video Reproduction

ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) video calibration dramatically improves home theater video by enabling sharper-focused, fuller-resolution images and a more accurate color balance. Turning your A/V receiver into a true video hub, this function ensures that every video source is independently calibrated for your connected high-definition display. Also, ISF video calibration has been shown to improve energy savings in displays and projectors by up to 50%.

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THX® Select2 Plus™ Certified

HDMI® Support for 3D, Audio Return Channel, DeepColor™, x.v.Color™, LipSync, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC

High-Quality HQV® Vida™ VHD1900 Video Processor

ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) Video Calibration for Optimal Video Performance

HDMI Video Upscaling to 4K with Qdeo™ Technology by Marvell

Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port

Supports Onkyo Remote App for Control of A/V Receiver via iPod/iPhone* and Android Phone*2

Audyssey MultEQ® XT for Room Acoustic Correction

Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz for Expanded Surround Channels

Playback of Audio Files Through Local Network (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, LPCM)

Internet Radio Connectivity Through vTuner

Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2/3 Pre-Out for Distributed Audio Playback in Multiple Room

*Compatible iPod/iPhone models: iPod touch 3rd generation or later; iPhone 3GS or later. (All models require iOS 4.2 or later.)

*2 Requires Android OS 2.1 or later.


WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)

Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry

H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High-Power Transformer

Linear Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry

PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology for All Audio Signals


Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ Decoding

TI Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs (PCM1690) for All Channels

Advanced 32-Bit Processing DSP Chip

4 DSP Modes for Gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG

Advanced Music Optimizer for Compressed Digital Music Files

Handles Playback of Mass Storage Class USB Memory

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround Function

Direct Mode and Pure Audio Mode

Double Bass Function

Non-Scaling Configuration

A-Form Listening Mode Memory


8 HDMI® Inputs (1 Front/7 Rear) and 2 Outputs

Universal Port for Onkyo Peripheral Devices Such as UP-A1 Dock for iPod/iPhone

2 USB Ports (Front/Rear)

Compatible with UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter (via Front-Panel USB Port)

2 Component Video Inputs and 1 Output

5 Composite Video Inputs and 2 Outputs

4 S-Video Inputs and 2 Outputs

Analog RGB Video Input (D-sub, 15 pin) for PC

6 Digital Audio Inputs (3 Optical and 3 Coaxial)

6 Analog Audio Inputs and 1 Output

Phono Input

Color-Coded, 7.1 Multichannel Inputs

Color-Coded, 7.2 Multichannel Pre Outs

Color-Coded, Banana Plug-Compatible Speaker Posts

Bi-Amping Capability

RS232 Port, IR Input/Output, and 12 V Trigger Out (Zone 2/3)


Overlaid Graphical On-Screen Display (OSD) and GUI Navigation via HDMI

Audyssey Dynamic EQ® for Loudness Correction

Audyssey Dynamic Volume® to Maintain Optimal Listening Level and Dynamic Range

Dolby® Volume for Reference-Quality Listening Experience at Any Volume

Independent Crossover Adjustment for Each Channel (40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/200 Hz)

A/V Sync Control (Up to 800 ms in 5 ms Steps)

Tone Control (Bass/Treble) for Front and Zone 2 L/R Channels

Illuminated Volume Knob (White)

Light Dimming (Display: Normal/Dim/Dimmer; Volume Knob LED: On/Off)*

40 FM/AM Random Presets

Firmware Updates via Ethernet and USB

Certified with Windows® 7 and DLNA Version 1.5

RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for System Control

Bi-Directional, Preprogrammed, and Customizable RI Remote Control with On-Screen Setup, Mode-Key LEDs, and Macro Presets for Four Activities

*Note: Volume knob LED is always off when display is dimmed.


230 W/Ch at 6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1%, 1 Channel Driven, JEITA;
180 W/Ch at 6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1%, 1 channel driven, IEC;
160 W/Ch at 6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1%, 2 channels driven, FTC

Frequency Response: 5 Hz–100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (DSP bypass)

WHD: 435 x 198.5 x 435.5 mm

Weight: 18.3 kg

Due to a policy of continuous product improvement, Onkyo reserves the right to change specifications and appearance without notice.

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