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Onkyo TX-NR5008 9.2-Channel Network Home Theater Receiver

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This unit has just returned from authorized warranty service to take care of the "No Sound" issue that has come up in a lot of units of this vintage. Document of service will be included with unit.

Unit comes from a smoke free, child free environment.

Buyer to pay all shipping costs.

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The TX-NR5008 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver, Onkyo's new flagship network receiver answers all your home entertainment questions--even some you hadn't yet thought to ask. The quality starts at the very foundations: a massive toroidal transformer, 22,000 µF capacitors, gold-plated terminals, and separate transformers for audio and video processing. Speaking of video, HQV Reon-VX offers the ultimate in 1080p upscaling via HDMI, while ISF calibration gets the best out of every video source. On the audio side, 9.2 speaker channels let you take advantage of lossless Dolby and DTS codecs, as well as expanded surround formats from Audyssey and Dolby. The extra channels also allow you to enjoy a multichannel source in your main room and powered stereo in two other zones. Connections abound, with eight HDMI 1.4a inputs, two USB inputs, and an Ethernet port for streaming audio from your PC or Internet Radio. To simplify setup and adjustments, Onkyo provides a new overlaid on-screen display and Audyssey room correction. It all adds up to one smart and muscular heavyweight contender.

Onkyo TX-NR5008 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

High-end network receiver technology that leads the way in integrated home entertainment. View larger.

HDMI 1.4a Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel

The eight HDMI 1.4a inputs on the TX-NR5008 let you simultaneously connect high-def sources such as a Blu-ray player, gaming consoles, and a cable/satellite tuner. And the two HDMI outputs let you send a pristine signal at the same time to two different high-resolution displays. As the latest version of this connector, HDMI 1.4a adds the exciting possibilities of 3D video and an Audio Return Channel. 3D video is the next big thing in home entertainment, with movie, game, and broadcast content on the increase and 3D-compatible TVs coming to market. The TX-NR5008 also offers the convenience of an Audio Return Channel via HDMI. Audio content received directly by your HDTV’s tuner can be sent "upstream" to your A/V receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.

PC Audio and Internet Radio with DLNA 1.5 and Windows 7 Compatibility

As one of Onkyo's new breed of receivers that can link directly to the Internet or to your home PC via a local network, the TX-NR5008 takes streaming audio and Internet Radio to a whole new level. MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM audio files--whether on your PC or from the internet--can now be played back through your main system with unprecedented power and fidelity. The TX-NR5008 brings to life a huge array of Internet Radio channels from Pandora, SIRIUS Internet Radio, vTuner, and more*. 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. Another benefit of having the TX-NR5008 connected to the Internet is that you can then easily update its firmware.

RI remote controller included with the Onkyo TX-NR5008 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

All-in-one remote. View larger.

THX Ultra2 Plus Certified

The ultimate benchmark for home audio performance, THX Ultra2 Plus is specified for rooms where the screen-to-seat viewing distance is more than 12 feet and the room volume is 3,000 cubic feet or greater. To achieve THX Ultra2 Plus certification, the TX-NR5008 must meet the world's most demanding standards for home theater audio quality and performance, and must play at reference volume levels with minimal distortion.

Advanced Video Processing and 1080p Upscaling with HQV Reon-VX

HQV Reon-VX is the most sophisticated video-processing chip available for home theater. It provides the ultimate support for 1080p scaling; for filtering of jaggies and artifacts; and for the reduction of random, "mosquito", and block (codec) noise. HQV Reon-VX also enables color region enhancement and the rendering of more than one billion colors.

View of the Onkyo TX-NR5008 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver with front pop up/down control panel open

Sleek, classic receiver styling with easy access to functionality and ports via an easy pop-open/close front control panel. View larger.

VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry)

Onkyo's VLSC employs a unique digital-to-analog conversion circuit to mitigate the effects of signal noise. Data is converted between discrete sampling points, which are then joined with analog vectors in real-time to produce a continuous output wave form. The result--a noiseless, smooth analog signal based on the digital source.

Harnessing Power for Audio Performance

Onkyo's H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) concept is based around power transformers with the capability to respond to the wide dynamics of home theater. In the case of the TX-NR5008, a massive toroidal transformer improves power efficiency and radiates very little noise into the surrounding circuitry, while two separate transformers cater specifically to audio and video processing. You’ll also find capacitors (operating at up to 22,000 microfarads) that store the charge necessary to support an effective power supply, along with large new custom-designed transistors to drive high currents.

Back view of the Onkyo TX-NR5008 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver showing available connections and ports

145 Watts of power available on each channel, along with access to 8 HDMI inputs (2 out), component video and more. View larger.

Customized Audio via Audyssey and Dolby Technologies

The TX-NR5008 is equipped with MultEQ XT32, Audyssey's most powerful room-correction technology. MultEQ XT32 gathers frequency and time-domain measurements from up to 8 positions in the listening area, to help create a clear, well-balanced, and natural sound. Two other Audyssey technologies, Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume, work to optimize frequency response and dynamic range at all volume levels. In a similar vein, Dolby Volume performs independent loudness adjustments to different frequencies and channels to produce a listening experience that includes all the dynamics of the original mix at whatever volume you choose. It also offers the option of maintaining playback volume at the same user-chosen level across all input sources.

Microphone included with the Onkyo TX-NR5008 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver for use with Audyssey room correcting audio technology

Audyssey dynamic volume control via included microphone. View larger.

Key Features

Advanced Features

THX Ultra2 Plus certified

HDMI (version 1.4a to Support 3D and Audio Return Channel) with Deep Color, x.v.Color, LipSync, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC

8 HDMI inputs (1 front/7 rear) and 2 outputs

HDMI video upscaling to 1080p with HQV Reon-VX

VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) for all channels

Custom-designed, large-size transistors to drive high currents

Customized 22,000 µF capacitors for effective power supply

Massive toroidal transformer and two separate transformers for audio and video processing

Burr-Brown 192 kHz/32-Bit DACs (PCM1795 x 6) for all channels

Audyssey MultEQ XT32 for room acoustic correction

Network capability for streaming audio files (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM)

Internet radio connectivity (Pandora, Rhapsody, SIRIUS Internet Radio, Napster, Mediafly, Slacker, and vTuner)*

Powered Zone 2/3 and Zone 2/3 pre outs for distributed audio playback in multiple rooms

Zone 2 monitor output (composite video)

Bi-amping and BTL (Bridged Transless) capability

2 USB inputs (front/rear) for memory devices and iPhone/iPod models (enables display of album artwork)***

Gold-plated, machined solid brass, 11/16" (18 mm)-pitch audio inputs (TV/CD and phono)

Amplifier Features

145 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.05%, 2 channels driven, FTC

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

Processing Features

Three 32-Bit processing DSP chips (DA830 x 1, DA788 x 2)

PLL Jitter-Cleaning circuit technology

DSD Direct for super audio CD

Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz for new surround channels

Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio Decoding

DTs Neural Surround decoding

4 DSP modes for gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG

Music Optimizer for compressed digital music files

Direct mode and Pure Audio mode

A-Form Listening mode memory

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround function

Connection Features

Universal port for single-cable connection of optional Onkyo dock for iPhone/iPod or HD Radio tuner

Component video switching (3 inputs and 1 output)

4 S-Video inputs and 1 output

Analog RGB video input (D-sub, 15 pin) and audio input for PC

7 digital inputs (4 optical and 3 coaxial)

5 A/V inputs (1 front/4 rear) and 1 output

Color-coded, 7.1 multichannel inputs

Video/S-Video outputs (monitor)

1 audio input and 1 output

Color-coded, 9.2 multichannel pre outs (including 2 independent subwoofer pre outs)

RS232 port, IR (in/out), and 12 V trigger outs (Zone 2/3)

Customized, gold-plated, color-coded, Banana Plug-compatible speaker posts

RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for system control

SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready** and HD Radio ready

Other Features

ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) video calibration for optimal video performance

Certified with Windows 7 and DLNA version 1.5

Firmware updates via Ethernet and USB

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

Overlaid graphical On-Screen Display (OSD) via all video outputs

Crossover adjustment (40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/200 Hz)

A/V Sync Control function (up to 250 ms in 5 ms steps)

40 FM/AM/SIRIUS random presets

Compatible with RI (Remote Interactive) Dock for iPod

Bi-directional, preprogrammed, and customizable RI remote control with backlight, on-screen setup, mode-key LEDs, and macro presets for four activities
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Absolute steal on a FANTASTIC receiver. Total powerhouse.
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