UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, June 29, 2017 – Taking entertainment to new heights in a surround-sound, turnkey unit, Onkyo USA today announced the HT-S3900 5.1-Channlel Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package (MSRP $499.00 USD / $699.99 CAD). Available now, the HT-S3900 is the ideal choice for those consumers looking for an easy to set-up, all-in-one home theater solution that is perfect for all types of entertainment.

The HT-S3900 discrete analog amplification generates an impressive 720W of total power into 6 Ohms with one channel driven (1 kHz, 1% THD) or 360W into 8 Ohms with two channels driven (20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.7% THD, FTC), extracting the full complement of sound from movies, music and video games.

Each solid, gloss-finished satellite speaker contains a full-range driver, while the port-loaded down-firing subwoofer looks great in matte black. Together, the home theater extracts all the detail of lossless DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby® TrueHD multichannel formats on Blu-ray Disc™ with dynamic clarity.

The HT-S3900 is cleaned up and simplified with source devices integrated into the receiver via four HDMI® inputs and signals passed to the display via a single HDMI® cable with Audio Return Channel (ARC) for amplified TV audio. Space-saving wall-mountable satellite speakers and printed connection guide on the panel rear of the receiver make initial setup quick and easy.

Sharing music from mobile, PC, and laptop apps to the home theater is also convenient, with low-latency Qualcomm® aptX™ audio providing CD-quality playback from supported devices over Bluetooth wireless technology.

Advanced Music Optimizer, an original DSP technology that enriches compressed audio-file playback, enhances USB audio and Bluetooth streaming, while a selection of listening modes tailor response to specific types of A/V content, such as movies, TV broadcasts and games. Among other modes for music, Direct Mode or 2.1-Channel Stereo is ideal for high-quality sources such as SACD or CD.

The A/V receiver’s HDMI® terminals support pass-through of next-generation High Dynamic Range video (HDR10 and BT.2020 support), HDCP 2.2, and 4K/60 Hz video to compatible displays from source devices such as 4K UltraHD Blu-ray Disc™ players, gaming consoles and network media players.

For legacy devices, two composite video inputs are included together with AM/FM radio tuner with 30 memory presets, front L/R tone controls for bass and treble, and a full-sized remote to complement large buttons on the receiver’s front panel.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, June 27, 2017 – Onkyo unveils a powerful new THX® Integrated System-certified home theater that’s ready to deliver an adrenaline-pumping reference film or gaming experience right from the box as it ships with everything needed in a single carton – just connect a TV or projector.

The 7.1 Channel HT-S9800THX A/V Receiver & Speaker Package (MSRP: $1,399 USD / $1,999.99 CAD) is unique among HTiB systems in that it delivers theater-reference and factory-balanced surround-sound in a single convenient package, while eliminating the guesswork inherent when purchasing individual components and speakers. Shipping with all the necessary peripherals such as speaker cables and setup microphone for the AccuEQ system, users need only follow the GUI setup to have their home theater calibrated and ready to play.

Sophisticated video performance features pass-through of 4K HDR, including HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), BT.2020, and 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit video via six rear HDCP 2.2-compliant HDMI® terminals, ensuring wide compatibility with UltraHD televisions offering 4K High Dynamic Range reproduction.

A front HDMI input*1 is handy for temporary device connections (such as a video camera), while HDMI Sub Out*2 can connect a projector or secondary display.

The HT-S9800THX retains the substantial two-way, acoustic-suspension speakers that made its predecessor a worldwide best-seller. Complete with iconic A-OMF drivers and front-firing subwoofer, the unit now adds a new state-of-the-art 210W/ch network A/V receiver loaded with features that bring theater-quality sound at home.

Users can play spatially mixed Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ soundtracks, while Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X™ up-mix legacy soundtracks on DVD and Blu-ray™ for convincing playback when using a pair of the four supplied surrounds in Front Top configuration.

Alternatively, these speakers can be deployed as Rear Surrounds in a 7.1 layout, or connected to the receiver’s Powered Zone 2 outputs for stereo distribution of network, S/PDIF, and analog music sources—all while retaining an immersive 5.1 configuration in the living room.

Selectable 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® supports wireless multi-room audio distribution and music streaming via Chromecast built-in*3, which also adds voice control capability when used with Google Home. AirPlay®, DTS Play-Fi®*4, and Bluetooth® technology are also on board.

Audio services include Pandora®, Spotify®*5, TIDAL*5, Deezer*5 and TuneIn*5, which along with any network-attached music on media server, can all be queued up with the Onkyo Controller*6 app and be sent to Onkyo NCP-302 Wireless Speakers in other rooms over FireConnect™*7 powered by Blackfire.

Unlike other wireless distribution systems, FireConnect™ also enables audio from players connected to the receiver’s external analog terminals*8 to also be shared wirelessly. So, a favorite LP or CD could be enjoyed in multiple rooms at the same time.

The receiver’s non-phase-shift amplifiers, the heart of Dynamic Audio Amplification, are fed via an advanced digital signal processing system comprising of a 384 kHz/32-bit (AK4458) DAC and patented VLSC™ filtering that erases pulse noise, preserving the fidelity of the original recording.

High-output EI transformer, audio-grade capacitors, and discrete output transistors deliver instantaneous high-current power to the speaker drivers for improved clarity and control.

Whether enjoying the convenience of streaming movies encoded with 5.1 Dolby® Digital, your Hi-Res music library, or a pure analog source, the receiver and speakers are perfectly balanced to produce spacious, detailed and rhythmic sound.


*1 Front HDMI Input does not support 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit video, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, or BT.2020.
*2 HDMI Sub Out does not support ARC or CEC.
*3 Enabled with a firmware update.
*4 Enabled with a future firmware update.
*5 Subscription may also be required.
*6 Please check App Store® or Google Play™ for device and OS requirements.
*7 FireConnect™ is a technology based on Blackfire provided by Blackfire Research Corp., USA. Sampling rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz are supported.
*8 Sharing audio from external analog inputs depends on the model and is enabled with a future firmware update.

ONKYO ANNOUNCES NEW TX-NR777 7.2 CHANNEL NETWORK RECEIVER
THX® Certified Select™ Receiver Fills Big Rooms with Sound

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, May 25, 2017 – Immense power and crystal clear sound define the performance of Onkyo’s new TX-NR777 (MSRP $749 USD / $1,049.99 CAD), a THX-certified network AV receiver that supports 5.2.2 channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X playback with 220W per channel (6 Ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD, 1 Channel Driven) or 110W/Ch (8 Ohms, 20Hz – 20kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC). The TX-NR777 is now shipping to retailers nationwide.

Featuring Dynamic Audio Amplification System with 4 ohm speaker driving capability, the TX-NR777 features a 384 kHz/32-bit DAC and VLSC™ filtering for superior audio clarity. The unit maximizes Hi-Res audio formats such as DSD 5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz*1, PCM 192 kHz/24-bit FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and ALAC, and Dolby® TrueHD*2.

AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration features AccuReflex technology for phase-matched sound with Dolby Atmos-enabled elevation speakers. Onboard DTS Neural:X™ identifies spatial effects in multichannel soundtracks and up-mixes for convincing 3D playback through your object-audio-ready speaker system. Dolby Surround remixes legacy sound formats for multidimensional playback in a Dolby Atmos environment.

Elevating the object-based audio experience, the TX-NR777 supports 4k/60Hz, Dolby Vision™, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), BT.2020 and HDCP 2.2 pass-through for the ultimate in sound and vision. It offers plenty of connectivity options with 7 HDMI® inputs (1 Front*3) / Main Out, and Sub Out*4.

The receiver features Chromecast built-in*5 and DTS Play-Fi®*6 support, and ships with Spotify® Connect for easy streaming with compatible apps. Pandora*7, TIDAL*7, TuneIn*7, and Deezer*7 offer a wide choice of content that is easy to navigate and enjoy from within the free Onkyo Controller app. You can also stream music from your device via AirPlay® or Bluetooth® wireless technology.

The unit also features FireConnect™*8 powered by Blackfire, a multi-room audio technology operating over 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® that distributes network and connected analog audio sources to supported wireless speakers, such as the Onkyo NCP-302 Wireless Speaker.

With a 5.2-channel layout in the media room, Powered Zone 2A/2B speaker outputs send amplified network, S/PDIF, and analog audio sources to pairs of speakers in other spaces. For 5.2.2 theater layouts, a line output is ideal for transmitting stereo sources available to the receiver to a hi-fi or amp and speakers set up elsewhere in the home.


*1 Playback of DSD is not supported over wireless LAN.
*2 Dolby TrueHD playback via USB input only.
*3 HDMI Front Input does not support 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit video, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, or BT.2020.
*4 HDMI Sub Out does not support ARC or CEC.
*5 Requires an available firmware update.
*6 Requires a future firmware update.
*7 Availability of services is dependent on region and may require a subscription.
*8 FireConnect™ is a technology based on Blackfire provided by Blackfire Research Corp., USA. Sharing audio from external inputs depends on the model and is enabled with a future firmware update. Sampling rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz are supported.

The terms HDMI, HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured under license from DTS Licensing Limited. DTS, the Symbol, DTS in combination with the Symbol, DTS:X, the DTS:X logo, and Play-Fi, are registered trademarks or trademarks of DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
AirPlay, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
Android, Google Play and Chromecast are trademarks of Google Inc.
Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Spotify and the Spotify logo are trademarks of the Spotify Group, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
FireConnect™ is a technology based on Blackfire provided by Blackfire Research Corp., USA.
Onkyo Controller, AccuEQ, and VLSC are trademarks of Onkyo Corporation.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
Due to a policy of continuous product improvement, Onkyo reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

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UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ. May 9, 2017 – Onkyo, the leader in smart, sophisticated, and immersive entertainment solutions, has added three 7.2-channel AVRs to its premium RZ Series lineup: the THX® Certified Select™ TX-RZ820 Network AV Receiver, THX Certified Select TX-RZ720 Network AV Receiver, and TX-RZ620 Network AV Receiver.

With 130 W/Ch, 110 W/Ch, and 100 W/Ch respectively (8 Ohms, 2 channels driven, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, FTC), each receiver conveys the emotional feedback delivered in music, film scores and game soundtracks. Following exhaustive bench-tests examining every aspect of audio design, the two higher end models surpass THX Certified Select requirements for low-distortion performance at Theater Reference Volume.

Dynamic Audio Amplification harnesses high current through low impedance to accurately control large speaker drivers, responding instantaneously to rapid changes in massed, constantly moving audio waves. Blisteringly fast dynamics, outstanding transient response, and wide-spectrum 5 Hz–100 kHz reproduction combine to express the energy in sound.

Fed pristine analog signals by a 384 kHz/32-bit AK4458 D/A converter enhanced by VLSC™ filtering technology which removes subtle digital noise, the Dynamic Audio Amplification elicits rich, musical sound effortlessly.

All receivers can decode Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ object-based audio and come with dedicated up-mixing solutions for legacy soundtracks, while AccuReflex assures precise phase-alignment of low- and high-directional sounds at the listening position when used with Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.

For film lovers wanting immersive video as well as sound on compatible 4KTVs, six HDMI® inputs support Dolby Vision™, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), BT.2020, and 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit video pass-through with HDCP 2.2. All feature a front HDMI input*1 for temporary device connection. The TX-RZ620 gains an HDMI Sub Output*2 to connect a second TV or projector, while TX-RZ720 and TX-RZ820 feature a Zone 2 HDMI Output.

The TX-RZ620, TX-RZ720, and TX-RZ820 feature 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® to support interference-free music streaming as well as wireless multi-room audio distribution.

Users can select songs from Pandora®*3, TIDAL*3, Spotify®*3, TuneIn*3, and Deezer*3 services within the Onkyo Controller*4 app for iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch®, and Android™ devices.

These network streaming services can be shared from the receiver to optional NCP-302 speakers over FireConnect™*5 powered by Blackfire, while analog signals input via external audio terminals*6 can also be wirelessly distributed, including vinyl albums from the phono input.

Convenient streaming via AirPlay® or from supported music apps via Chromecast built-in*7, as well as the DTS Play-Fi®*7 app, make wireless listening easy, while Bluetooth® technology is included for wireless transmission of almost any audio from a range of mobiles and PCs.

The Onkyo Controller remote app also provides an easy-to-use interface for music libraries on media servers. Hi-Res Audio in Direct DSD 11.2 MHz*8, DSD 5.6 MHz*9, Dolby® TrueHD*10, as well as FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and ALAC to 192 kHz/24-bit resolution, is supported.

Wired audio distribution is another standout. Both TX-RZ620 and TX-RZ720 include Powered Zone 2*11 speaker outputs and pre-/line output serviced by a DAC for network, S/PDIF, and analog sources, while the TX-RZ820 has Powered Zone 2 outputs, Powered Zone 3 outputs*12, and Zone 2/Zone 3 pre-/line outputs. All incorporate independent balance, tone, and volume controls for each zone.

As well as an increase in power over sibling models, and upgrades to select audio components, the TX-RZ820 boasts VLSC™ on all seven channels (other models Front L/R channels); an aluminum front panel, door, and volume control; 7.2-channel pre-outs for outboard amp connection; and Whole House Mode for easy simultaneous multi-zone audio playback. Both TX-RZ720 and TX-RZ820 feature extruded aluminum heat sink with fan for cool running.

Focused on easy home integration, all include a 12 V trigger output, IP control and setup over LAN, RS-232 terminal, IR input, and optional rack-mount kit. This allows the receivers to fit into an existing home automation system or home theater setup easily.

Geared for users who desire compelling, accurate sound from components that are easy to use and built to last, the TX-RZ820, TX-RZ720, and TX-RZ620 lead their class in value and performance. Onkyo’s R&D investment has made these products seamless and easy to use on a daily basis, while giving peak performance in object-audio environments and stereo listening.

The TX-RZ820 (MSRP $1,399 USD & $1599.99 CAD), TX-RZ720 (MSRP $1,099 USD & 1199.99 CAD), and TX-RZ620 (MSRP $899 USD & $999.99 CAD) are available this June. For more information, visit www.onkyousa.com.

*1 Front HDMI Input does not support 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit video, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, or BT.2020.
*2 HDMI Sub Out does not support ARC or CEC.
*3 Subscription may be required.
*4 Please check OS and device requirements at App Store® or Google Play™.
*5 FireConnect™ is a technology based on Blackfire provided by Blackfire Research Corp., USA. Sampling rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz are supported.
*6 Sharing audio from external analog inputs depends on the model and is enabled with a future firmware update.
*7 Enabled with a future firmware update.
*8 TX-RZ820 only. Not supported via wireless LAN.
*9 Not supported via wireless LAN.
*10 Dolby TrueHD playback via USB input only.
*11 Powered Zone 2A/2B is available on TX-RZ820 and TX-RZ720.
*12 Simultaneous playback via Powered Zone 2 and Powered Zone 3 outputs is not supported. Digital audio distribution not supported in Zone 3 via Zone 3 pre-/line output distribution.


THX and the THX logo are trademarks of THX Ltd., registered in the U.S. and other countries. THX CERTIFIED SELECT and the THX SELECT application icon are trademarks of THX Ltd.
The terms HDMI, HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Vision are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured under license from DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol, DTS and the Symbol together, DTS:X, the DTS:X logo, Play-Fi, and the Play-Fi logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
AirPlay, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Android, Google Play, and Chromecast built-in are trademarks of Google Inc.
Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Spotify and the Spotify logo are trademarks of the Spotify Group, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
FireConnect™ is a technology based on Blackfire provided by Blackfire Research Corp., USA.
Onkyo Controller, VLSC, and AccuEQ are trademarks of Onkyo Corporation.

All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders. Due to a policy of continuous product improvement, Onkyo reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, May 8, 2017 – Expanding its offerings to address the growing demand for hi-res music, Onkyo USA today announced the availability of two new digital audio players: the DP-X1A, available for an MSRP $799.99 (USD) and $1,099.99 (CAD), and the DP-S1 available for an MSRP of $449.99 (USD) and $649.99 (CAD).

Comprised of “audiophile-grade” components, the DP-X1A features a High-Capacity Conductive Polymer Capacitor that absorbs noise on high clock rates and better stabilizes the power supply, while the Discrete Thin Film Chip Resistor improves stability and audio characteristics for both balanced and unbalanced outputs. To isolate sources of internal noise, the audio circuit board and CPU board are built separately. These new changes result in a wider soundstage with deep polished tones.

Like its predecessor, the DP-X1A operates the Android OS so it’s compatible with Google Play, and boasts both a dual ESS Sabre DAC and amp. The internal storage gets an upgrade to 64GB which is expandable with an additional 512GB via two micro SD slots, and the unit supports MQA as well as a wide variety of hi-res formats up to DSD 11.2MHz, 384kHz/24bit FLAC/WAV audio files. The unit is also ready to stream with Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct as well as hi-res Bluetooth via aptX/SBC.

The DP-S1 is far more compact yet features the same precise standards that are demanded of high-end audio, including a chassis milled from a single block of aluminum to achieve both structural rigidity and improve signal quality.

The unit is the company’s first DAP that does not utilize the Android OS and instead utilizes a proprietary operating system which can “dual clock” 44.1kHz / 48kHz for native support for DSD 5.6MHz, 192kHz/32bit FLAC/WAV. It also has the ability to upscale other compressed audio and streaming audio support.

The DP-S1 incorporates twin ESS SABRE DACs and headphone amps in a fully balanced circuit design with equidistant signal paths for DAC and amp chips, and includes both a 3.5mm unbalanced headphone jack and a 2.5mm 4 pole balanced jack for clear soundstage recreation. Along with standard BTL drive and the twin DACs, the unit features Active Control GND which allows the two DAC outputs to work in tandem for L-GND/R-GND “0V” lock to eliminate distortion. It can also up-sample up to 192kHz to improve both compressed and streaming audio quality, and an HiBit Mode expands 16bit/24bit depth audio up to 32bit to achieve smoother sound.

As always, Onkyo gives you plenty of storage with 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 512GB via two microSD card slots. With support for both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, owners gain the ability to access streaming audio, and to connect to many peripheral devices as well. The Onkyo DAPController app lets owners control basic functions like playback, track advance and volume via their smartphone.

To protect the DP-S1 from dust and moisture, Onkyo has created the DPA-PLS1, a stylish, custom faux leather case which fits like a second skin so all the controls are easily accessible. It is now available for $49.99 USD and 59.99 CAD.

*Android, Google, and Google Play are registered trademarks of Google Inc.
*ESS SABRE is a registered trademark of ESS Technology, Inc.
*The MQA Logo is a trademark of MQA Limited.
*Other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

ONKYO RELEASES FIRMWARE UPDATE ACTIVATING CHROMECAST BUILT-IN AND VOICE CONTROL WITH GOOGLE HOME ON SELECTED HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND LIFESTYLE AUDIO PRODUCTS

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, April 25, 2017 -- Onkyo USA has released a firmware update for select home theater, hi-fi, and lifestyle audio components manufactured during or after 2016 that activates Chromecast built-in audio streaming, as well as voice control capability when used with Google Home. The company also announced that the NCP-302 multi-room wireless speaker is shipping today which features Chromecast built-in support. It is available in black and white color variants and carries an MSRP of $349 (USD) and $449 (CAD).

This firmware release further enhances a universal audio streaming and wireless multi-room ecosystem integrated within Onkyo home entertainment products, giving listeners greater choice and enriching their daily life with immersive and satisfying sound. Today’s firmware update activates Chromecast built-in on the following Onkyo products:
TX-NR676, TX-NR575, TX-8270, PR-RZ5100, TX-RZ3100, TX-RZ1100, TX-RZ810, TX-RZ710, TX-RZ610, TX-NR757, TX-NR656, TX-NR555, HT-S7800, SBT-A500, and the aforementioned NCP-302.

Chromecast built-in allows users to share a wide selection of music, Internet radio, podcasts, and other programs from popular Chromecast-enabled apps to Onkyo home entertainment systems. Chromecast built-in is supported on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™, and Chrome™ browser on Mac, Windows®, and Linux PCs.

The firmware update adds support for the Google Home, as well as for audio devices featuring Google Assistant to be introduced to the marketplace in the future. Users can ask Google Home to find music from supported streaming services and play it back through their Onkyo component. Operations such as volume adjustment and song selection can also be performed using voice commands*1.

Streaming audio from mobile device to component via Chromecast built-in is intuitive and instantaneous. Tapping or clicking on an icon built into Chromecast-enabled apps sends audio to the receiver or speaker system wirelessly, with sampling rates of up to 48 kHz supported for lossless sources.

Onkyo products with Chromecast built-in feature dual-band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® for stable, interference-free streaming with less buffering and fewer dropouts.

Further, Chromecast built-in allows use of other apps while streaming music. Listeners can answer calls, send emails, or play games without interrupting audio playback. The platform also enables streaming of single or multiple audio sources to other Chromecast-enabled speakers simultaneously. No special device setup, password entry, or pairing process is required to connect and stream via Chromecast built-in, providing both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

To enjoy the Chromecast built-in on supported Onkyo products, apps must be Chromecast-enabled and the receiver and device must be connected to the same network. Discover Chromecast-enabled apps at g.co/cast/audioapps. For further information about Chromecast built-in, please visit https://www.google.com/chromecast/built-in/

Please note that Onkyo cannot guarantee correct operation of streaming audio via Chromecast built-in in every wireless network environment even if the above requirements are met. Some applications supporting Chromecast built-in require a paid subscription and are subject to regional availability. Due to a policy of continuous product improvement, Onkyo reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

*1 Available commands depend on the specifications of Google Assistant and the streaming service.

Android, Chromebook, Google Home, Chrome, and Chromecast built-in are trademarks of Google Inc.
iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Windows is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
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UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, April 5, 2017 – Onkyo USA today announced a versatile and beautifully engineered 2-channel amplification solution with the introduction of the TX-8270 Network Stereo Receiver. Comfortably driving loudspeakers of almost any size and impedance, the versatile stereo receiver will delight listeners with rich and compelling sound. The TX-8270 will be available later this month for an MSRP of $599 (USD) and $849.99 (CAD).

Outputting 2 x 100 W (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC), the receiver is built around Dynamic Audio Amplification which generates high current through low impedance to control large speaker drivers with uncommon accuracy. Combining non-phase-shift circuitry for imaging clarity with discrete output transistors for low distortion, Dynamic Audio Amplification delivers rhythmic and detailed sound to suit a broad range of musical preferences.

Digital signals are converted by a quality AKM 384 kHz/32-bit DAC enhanced with VLSC™ (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) filtering technology to eliminate ultra-high-frequency pulse noise. Processing is optimized for Hi-Res Audio including DSD 5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz and PCM formats up to 192 kHz/24-bit in popular file formats.

Exemplifying Onkyo’s long heritage in stereo component design, the TX-8270 features extensive connectivity that makes it quick and easy to enjoy music in any format. The receiver features Dolby Vision signal pass-through; four 4K High Dynamic Range HDMI® inputs and one output with Audio Return Channel (ARC) to facilitate media player connection like Apple TV, as well as easy TV audio amplification. A rear USB input (5V/500mA) supports HDMI dongles that require power.

A moving magnet (MM) phono input; three line inputs; three digital audio inputs (two optical and one coaxial); speaker A/B outputs, and line outputs for Zone 2 (with separate DAC for distributed Net/USB/analog audio) are also included.

Wireless audio casting from smartphones, tablets and personal computers is also a highlight with 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® supporting AirPlay and Spotify® and is ready for Chromecast built-in*1 and DTS Play-Fi®*1.

Multi-room distribution is enabled by FireConnect™ powered by Blackfire, a wireless protocol that mirrors network and network and external analog sources*2 connected to the receiver on compatible speakers, such as the upcoming Onkyo NCP-302.

Online streaming services such as TIDAL, Pandora®, Deezer, and TuneIn*3 are integrated within the receiver and Onkyo Controller app*4, which combines receiver control, streaming service selection, and multi-room control in one simple interface.

Bluetooth® wireless connectivity is featured with Music Optimizer enhancement for compressed audio, while a powered front-panel USB input supports music playback from USB flash-memory devices.

Discerning hi-fi enthusiasts will also appreciate the robust metal chassis and other quality touches such as gold-plated audio inputs; binding post speaker terminals, and physical tone and balance controls.


*1 Requires a future firmware update.
*2 Distribution of external input sources via FireConnect™ requires a future firmware update.
*3 Availability of streaming services varies with region, and subscription fees may apply. Please confirm before purchase.
*4 For iOS and Android™ devices. Please visit App Store or Google Play™ for device and OS requirements.

The terms HDMI, HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured under license from DTS, Inc. DTS, Play-Fi, the Symbol, and Play-Fi together in combination with the Symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc. DTS and Play-Fi are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
IOS is a trademark on which Cisco holds the trademark in the US and other countries.
AirPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
Android, Google Play and Chromecast are trademarks of Google Inc.
Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Spotify and the Spotify logo are trademarks of the Spotify Group, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
FireConnect™ is a technology powered by Blackfire Research Corp., USA.
Onkyo Controller and VLSC are trademarks of Onkyo Corporation.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders. Due to a policy of continuous product improvement, Onkyo reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

Company Also Reveals Dolby Vision™ Compatibility Coming to 2016 Select A/V Receivers

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, March 28, 2017 – Immense dynamic power and crystal clear sound define the performance of Onkyo’s new mid-range A/V receivers: the TX-NR676 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver and the TX-NR575 7.2-Channel A/V Network Receiver.

The company also announced that Dolby Vision, an imaging technology that delivers a stunning visual experience, is coming to the company’s 2016 lineup of network 7, 9 and 11-channel models, ranging from the TX-NR555 to the PR-RZ5100, via a firmware update scheduled for later this year.

The 170 W/Ch (6 Ohms 1kHz, 10% THD, 1 channel drive) or 100 W/Ch (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 channels driven, FTC) TX-NR676 and the 140 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD, 1 channel drive) or 80 W/Ch (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 channels driven, FTC) TX-NR575 feature Dynamic Audio Amplification that produces high current through low impedances to precisely control speaker drivers. Proprietary non-phase-shift amp circuitry assures imaging clarity with low distortion, even at high volumes and with all channels driven, resulting in thrilling and immersive surround-sound.

Combined with a 32-bit DSP chipset, high-quality AK4458 384 kHz/32-bit DAC, and proprietary VLSC™ filtering, the receivers maximize Hi-Res Audio formats such as DSD 5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz*1 and PCM 192 kHz/24-bit formats to their fullest potential and enable bit-perfect Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ decoding for object-based theater surround-sound.

Both receivers come with Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X™ up-mixing solutions that recreate an object-based experience from legacy multichannel formats in environments where height channels are employed. AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration features AccuReflex technology for phase-matched sound with Dolby Atmos-enabled elevation speakers. The result is exceptionally clear reproduction.

On the video side, both models support HDMI® pass-through of HDR10 and Dolby Vision™, the BT.2020 4K Standard, and 4K/60 Hz video. The TX-NR575 has six HDMI inputs, while the TX-NR676 has six rear inputs plus one front HDMI (6+1) for video camera connection. On the latter model, Main Out and Sub Out HDMI can connect a projector and TV display simultaneously.

The receivers come with Chromecast built-in*2 and DTS Play-Fi®*2, and ship with Spotify® Connect for easy streaming with compatible apps. Pandora*3, TIDAL*3, TuneIn*3, and Deezer*3 offer a wide choice of content that is easy to navigate and enjoy from within the Onkyo Controller. You can also stream music from your device via AirPlay® or Bluetooth® wireless technology.

Both units feature FireConnect™*4 powered by Blackfire, a multi-room audio technology operating over 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® that distributes network and connected analog audio sources to supported wireless speakers, such as the upcoming Onkyo NCP-302.

Powered Zone 2 speaker outputs give the option of amplified audio distribution to speakers in another room, and the TX-NR676 adds bi-amp-ready outputs for front L/R channels. Zone 2 line out is included, and multi-zone audio is managed via the Onkyo Controller.

Other features include pairs of component and composite video inputs each with 480i/p de-interlacing, six analog audio inputs, a phono input, three digital audio inputs (two optical and one coaxial), and a USB input.

The TX-NR676 and the TX-NR575 will be available in May for a MSRPs of $649 (USD)/$849 (CAD) and $549 (USD)/$799 (CAD), respectively.

*1 Playback of DSD is not supported over wireless LAN.
*2 Enabled following a firmware update.
*3 Availability of services is dependent on region and may require a subscription.
*4 Sharing audio from external inputs depends on the model and is enabled with a future firmware update. Sampling rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz are supported.

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UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, March 27, 2017—Smart enhancements make Onkyo’s 2017 TX-SR373 5.2-Channel A/V Receiver the perfect entry-level receiver for creating a theater-like surround-sound experience that’s easy to use and easy to connect.

Available for an MSRP of $349 (USD) and $479 (CAD), the TX-SR373 is a future-ready A/V hub that delivers powerful reproduction of popular multichannel soundtracks, including DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby® TrueHD. Discrete analog amplification produces 155 W/ch into 6 Ohms (1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-channel driven) or 80 W/Ch into 8 Ohms (20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2-channels driven, FTC) for thrilling dynamics and ample speaker-driving muscle. Two pre-outs are available for sub-woofer connections to maximize bass output found in games, movies and music.

The receiver also features low-latency Qualcomm® aptX™ audio for CD-quality streaming from supported smartphones, digital audio players and laptops via Bluetooth wireless technology. Almost any app-based audio playing on these devices can be enjoyed on the home theater in moments.

Also included is an Advanced Music Optimizer, an original DSP listening program that enriches compressed audio such as MP3/AAC/WMA formats stored on USB memory devices or streaming Bluetooth audio for clear and detailed stereo playback. A selection of listening modes are included to enhance different types of content, including Direct Mode for high-quality sources such as SACD over HDMI® or CD via pairs of digital or analog audio inputs.

For the first time at this price point, Onkyo is including AccuEQ Room Calibration technology, which sets speaker distances according to the listening position; adjusts output; selects crossover for the subwoofer, and performs audio equalization. The result is balanced and accurate sound in any space.

Neatly integrating peripherals such as game consoles, media players, and Blu-ray Disc™ players is a snap via HDMI inputs supporting HDR10, HDCP 2.2 and 4K/60p video pass-through, and the receiver links to TVs via one HDMI cable.

Other features include two composite video inputs for legacy consoles or VCRs; AM/FM radio tuner with 30 memory presets, and a full-sized remote control to complement physical buttons on the front panel.

The well-organized rear panel, meanwhile, has printed illustrations to simplify initial connection. From there, users can relax and enjoy as typically weak TV and mobile phone sound is transformed into a room-filling sonic experience.

Audiovisual manufacturer Onkyo Corporation, Japan Institute of Scientific Research for Education, and the Braille Mainichi, Mainichi Newspapers established the Onkyo Braille Essay Contest in 2003 to build a bridge to the world of the visually challenged people who very closely feel the warmth of the people. In 2004, the scope of the contest expended with the addition of the International Category; starting with the 9th contest held in 2011, the name of this annual event has been changed to the “Onkyo International Braille Essay Contest.”


The 14th contest held this year invited entries from Japan for the Japanese Category as well as entries from 108 countries for the International Category: 21 countries and regions in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) under World Blind Union Asia Pacific (WBU-AP), 21 countries in West Asia, Central Asia, and Middle East under Asian Blind Union (ABU), 45 countries in Europe under European Blind Union (EBU), and 21 countries in North America and the Caribbean under World Blind Union North America and Caribbean (WBU-NAC). As an international essay contest, the event promotes cross-cultural communication and serves as a bridge across an increasingly complex global community.


Last year, we started a new prize in the domestic category, Lyrics Award, with an eye to fusing lyrics with music. This year the winner lyric was given the music to give it a finishing touch. We hope that this new prize will be promoted more widely together with the Supporting Group established two years ago to make the general public know more about the efforts of family members, schools, work places, and local supporters of and related to the visually disable people. We hope that the people will learn how the visually disable people in and out of Japan think, feel, and live by reading their essays and a harmony of living and working together will sound in our society.

Learn more and read the winning entries here.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, January 6, 2017 – Power and simplicity combine for massive sound with a minimalist profile as Onkyo USA today announced the SBT-A500 Network Surround Sound Bar System. On display in the Venetian Bassano Room #2601 during CES 2017, the SBT-A500 features Dolby Atmos immersive audio as well as DTS:X™ playback, along with user-friendly wireless audio features such as Chromecast built-in*1, DTS Play-Fi® technology*1, AirPlay®, and FireConnect™*2 multi-room distribution. The SBT-A500 ships this month with an MSRP of $999 MSRP in USA and $1,399 in Canada.

In addition to providing immersive object-based audio to the latest in video and gaming entertainment, the three-piece system offers key advantages over similar products, starting with its low 2.1” profile for an unimpeded view of the TV screen. The wall-mountable sound bar connects to a separate, slim Network A/V Receiver via multichannel audio cable, with authentic full-scale power delivered to precision drivers (comprising two speakers each for the left, right, and center channels, plus single height speakers) by a discrete digital amplification system. Together with wireless subwoofer, this single-cable sound bar design results in neat and clean installation under the TV display.

The receiver includes four HDMI® inputs to connect media players and game consoles, with all components and cabling easily concealed in an entertainment unit. TV connection comes via single 4K/60p HDMI cable with Audio Return Channel, allowing the SBT-A500 to enhance broadcast TV audio.

The SBT-A500 also achieves a deeply satisfying stereo performance with a choice of network audio options, and includes a pair of upward firing speakers that conform to the Dolby Atmos standard for overhead sound reproduction of object and channel based content.

The sound bar will support DTS Play-Fi technology that collects music (streaming services, local files, or network-attached audio) into a simple interface for casting to Wi-Fi®-enabled speakers, and supports multiple streams to different speakers simultaneously without interruption.

Chromecast built-in, AirPlay®, and dual-band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® provide for seamless app-based music casting, while Spotify® Connect lets subscribers stream direct from the Spotify® application. Bluetooth® connectivity completes a universal suite for wireless music streaming.

Onkyo Controller app brings together wireless casting technologies, simplifies access to included TuneIn, TIDAL, and Pandora® services, and centralizes house-wide audio distribution to optional FireConnect™-ready wireless speakers. The easy-to-use app compliments on-screen GUI with system remote controls for each zone.

With discrete dialog volume adjustment for DTS:X™ soundtracks, DTS Neural:X™ is also included to upmix standard multichannel audio to 3D sound. The SBT-A500 also supports a Dolby Surround upmixer, which decodes and directs sounds to all of the speakers in the sound bar including up-firing capabilities to provide a higher sense of immersion from all channel-based content.

Dolby Audio adds a new Surround Enhancer technology that wraps sound around the audience by creating virtual rear speakers. The addition of Dolby Atmos delivers captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment to life all around the audience. Whether you are listening to music, movies, television shows or playing your favorite video games, Dolby Atmos delivers the full impact of the entertainment experience.

Rounded out with a 40-preset FM tuner, AV sync function and L/R tone controls, the SBT-A500’s feature set approaches that of a full-sized home theater in a decor-friendly package.

Those attending CES 2017 can experience Onkyo’s latest offerings at the Venetian Bassano #2601.

*1 Feature enabled following a firmware update.
*2 Multi-room audio is realized by FireConnect™ technology. Requires optional FireConnect™-compatible speakers. FireConnect™ is a technology of Blackfire Research Corp., USA.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, January 5, 2017 — Onkyo U.S.A. Corporation is proud to announce its support of Chromecast built-in, which was recently announced by Google Inc. Onkyo has been working closely with Google Inc. to incorporate new technologies into a broad product lineup, including network-enabled AV and stereo receivers, sound bars and wireless speakers.

Customers will be able to use their mobile device to cast their favorite music, radio, or podcasts to Chromecast-enabled AV products, and control the audio from anywhere in the house using Cast-enabled apps running personal devices, including iPhone and iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook.

“We expect that the current trend of multi-room entertainment will continue to expand,” said Nobuaki Okuda, director and CTO, Onkyo Corporation. “We are pleased to support Chromecast built-in with a broad range of products to meet the demand from global customers.”

Chromecast built-in functions will be activated through firmware updates beginning this spring. Upgradable models and timing will be announced on www.onkyousa.com.

Those attending CES 2017 can experience Onkyo’s latest offerings at the Venetian Bassano #2601.

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 5, 2017 — As part of its public display at the Venetian Bassano #2601 during CES 2017 from January 5-8, Onkyo U.S.A. Corporation will be offering attendees new ways to enjoy music, along with the company’s initial foray into the IoT market with the VC-FLX1 smart speaker.

In addition to developing products that enable high-quality music playback on mobile devices such as digital audio players (DAP) and smartphones, Onkyo is developing products that produce excellent sound quality with an eye on the IoT sector where all things are connected via the Internet. As part of that initiative, Onkyo has developed the VC-FLX1, a smart speaker that features Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service. In addition to high quality audio playback, the VC-FLX1 can help customers monitor the surrounding area via a built-in web camera, and temperature and humidity sensor. The result is a revolutionary speaker system that not only sounds great but also adds tremendous functionality and value.

Responding quickly to the rapidly changing music playback environment, Onkyo continues to develop high quality products and services that provide new ways to enjoy music through a combination of advanced technology cultivated over decades, and advanced digital technology. In cooperation with leading products and music services, Onkyo is establishing an ecosystem centered on providing new high-quality music experiences.

VC-FLX1 Key Features
• Amazon Alexa that helps users play music, control their smart home and more using just their voice;
• High-quality music playback via proprietary full range speaker driver;
• Web camera with motion, temperature and humidity sensors. Combined with third party cloud service, it is possible to monitor the environment via your smartphone;
• Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® capabilities;
• Will support a wide variety of network music services and Internet radio.

Sales region, suggested retail price and scheduled introduction date are currently under consideration.

Companies Will Jointly Show Products at the Venetian Bassano Room # 2601

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ / LONG BEACH, CA, December 29, 2016 – Two powerhouse home entertainment brands, Onkyo USA Corp and Pioneer Home Entertainment U.S.A., are partnering for CES 2017 to display some of the world’s most highly regarded and advanced home entertainment products.

“The products on display at CES 2017 clearly demonstrate the innovation and commitment to providing consumers with the features and functionality they want,” said Hiro Izutani, President of Onkyo USA Corporation. “From freeing consumers of traditional wires and cables, to offering whole home audio and portable hi-res music solutions, our lineup shows the depth and detail that have been the hallmark of both brands.”

Whole Home Audio
The trend towards wireless, whole-home audio remains a focus and both Onkyo and Pioneer will have a multitude of offerings across an array of product categories, including multi-room wireless speakers such as the Onkyo NCP-302 Wireless Multi-Room Speakers and the Pioneer MRX-3 Wireless Speaker. Both companies will also support leading wireless functionality that include FireConnect®1 and Play-Fi®1.

Surround Sound
Sound bars are a great option for mass-market consumers looking to enjoy premium sound with a simple setup and Onkyo’s SBT-A500 Network Surround Sound Bar System and Pioneer’s Elite FS-EB70 Network Sound Bar System do not disappoint. Both will be on hand with 360 degree DTS:X® and Dolby Atmos® surround sound and full 4K UltraHD including HDR 10.

Hi-Res Audio
With hi-res music continuing to make inroads with the American consumer, both companies will have products geared to address this burgeoning market, including new offerings for hi-res digital audio players that include Pioneer’s next-generation XDP-300R, and a sneak-peek of its new entry level DAP. Onkyo will be displaying the next iteration of its award-winning digital audio player with the DP-X1A alongside its new entry-level model.

Joining the digital audio players will be Pioneer’s new line of hi-res capable and Bluetooth/wireless headphones, and an early look at Onkyo’s new hi-res smartphone.

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1. Some services and functionality including FireConnect™, a wireless technology of Blackfire Research and Play-Fi are enabled via firmware update. Details TBA.

FireConnect is a technology of Blackfire Research Corp, USA. FireConnect is a stable wireless protocol that mirrors audio source connected to the system on optional FireConnect compatible speakers in other rooms.
Dolby, Dolby Atmos, Dolby and the double-D symbol are the registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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PRODUCTS INCLUDE ADVANCED HOME THEATER UNITS FROM CUSTOM RZ SERIES
AND PREVIEW OF NEW ‘NCP-302 WIRELESS MULTI-ROOM SPEAKER’

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, September 9, 2016 – Displaying the power and innovation that has been the hallmark of the company for 70 years, Onkyo USA today unveiled its lineup of home theater products that will be on display during CEDIA 2016 in booth #5121.

Chief among those products is the introduction of the new NCP-302 Multi-Room Wireless Speaker. Available later this year in both black and white, the Wi-Fi®-certified NCP-302 offers consumers a wide variety of options to wirelessly stream audio throughout the home with FireConnect™1 and Play-Fi®2 technology, as well as enjoying music using Bluetooth™ technology. Built-in support of top streaming services including Spotify®, Pandora® and TIDAL™2 give nearly limitless access to music. Best of all, through the use of the new Onkyo Controller app (iOS, Android), owners can control their 2016 Onkyo network A/V receiver with FireConnect™, and direct virtually any connected music source – including CD players or turntables – to individual speakers, groupings of speakers, or even a whole-house mode.

The NCP-302 is outfitted with dual 3-inch woofers and a 1-inch tweeter housed in a wood cabinet. Direct access buttons include play/pause, input select and a volume knob, which sit atop the speaker. Ethernet and 3.5mm auxiliary inputs allow for wired connections to a home network and for quickly connecting devices lacking wireless connectivity.

Joining the NCP-302 will be the latest in the Onkyo RZ Series of A/V receivers and controllers, including the 11.2-Channel TX-RZ3100 Network A/V Receiver and the 9.2-Channel TX-RZ1100 Network A/V Receiver, as well as the 11.2-Channel PR-RZ5100 Network A/V Controller. Onkyo previously announced the inaugural RZ Series products back in March, which included the TX-RZ810, TX-RZ710 and the TX-RZ610 A/V Network Receivers.

Built with custom integration in mind, each Onkyo RZ Series receiver contains features to make installation and integration with control systems easy, and the entire RZ Series is backed by a three-year warranty with priority customer support.

Other products being displayed at CEDIA by Onkyo include:
• TX-8160 & TX-8140 Network Stereo Receivers
• M-5010 2-Channel Amplifier
• A-9010, A-9050 & A-9070 Integrated Amplifiers
• C-7070 CD Player
• DP-X1 Digital Audio Player

*1 Multi-room audio enabled by FireConnect™, a wireless technology of Blackfire Research. Optional wireless speakers are due for release in 2016. Onkyo cannot guarantee operation with all FireConnect™-compatible products.
*2 Some services and functionality including Tidal and Play-Fi enabled via firmware update. Details TBA. Please check regional availability. Some services may require a subscription.

Agreement to extend DTS Play-Fi technology across product lines worldwide; DTS Play-Fi also announces support for wireless surround functionality and integration of European music service Qobuz

Berlin, September 2nd, 2016. DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a global leader in high-definition audio solutions, has announced Pioneer and Onkyo as its newest hardware partners in the DTS Play-Fi® whole-home wireless audio ecosystem. Both brands will upgrade select 2016 soundbars, AVRs, lifestyle products, and home theaters-in-a-box with DTS Play-Fi technology via future firmware updates. DTS Play-Fi integration will expand into their 2017 models, as well as additional product categories in 2017. Company executives will be available to discuss this news and provide demos at IFA 2016 in Berlin, Sept. 2-7, at Reseller Park (Hall 25), Room 31.

DTS Play-Fi technology provides listeners the freedom and flexibility to stream their music wirelessly in high-quality lossless audio from smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktop PCs over an existing home Wi-Fi network to any number of speakers throughout the home. DTS Play-Fi is a platform that allows products from different brands and manufacturers to interoperate seamlessly, giving consumers an optimized whole-home streaming experience without the constraints of a single brand system. The innovative technology enables wireless audio streaming from the world's most popular music services, Internet radio stations and personal music libraries on any supported product.

“We are proud to announce that Pioneer and Onkyo are the latest brands to join DTS Play-Fi, the world’s largest ecosystem of premium wireless audio products,” said Brian Towne, executive vice president, DTS, and president DTS Asia Pacific. “DTS is committed to providing listeners with the most flexibility and choice of products when it comes to their wireless home audio system, and this expansion further increases the Play-Fi ecosystem's industry-leading selection of audio products.”

“I’m very pleased to announce that we start adopting DTS Play-Fi technology to Pioneer and Onkyo products today” said Nobuaki Okuda, Director and CTO, Onkyo Corporation and President, Onkyo and Pioneer Technology Corporation. “We will keep expanding implementation of the technology to a broader range of our products to meet global customers’ demand to deliver a great entertainment experience.”

Wireless Surround Sound and Qobuz Music Service
DTS Play-Fi continues to revolutionize the industry with the introduction of wireless surround technology to provide an immersive home theater environment with discrete 5.1 surround sound, which will begin rollout in late September.

Qobuz is the latest music service to join DTS Play-Fi’s constantly growing collection of top services. Qobuz is dedicated to delivering a premium listening experience to its users, and features a library of more than 30 million titles in true CD quality and “À lca carte” Download on more than 45,000 albums in Hi-Res 24-Bit, showing its dedication to delivering premium sound to its listeners. Qobuz joins a roster including Amazon Prime Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio, KKBox, Napster, QQ Music, Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify and Tidal, thousands of Internet radio stations, as well as listeners’ personal music libraries.*

Benefits of DTS Play-Fi Technology

* Multi-Room, Multi-Zone, Multi-User Listening Experience: Connect multiple audio systems that incorporate Play-Fi into a zone and enjoy music in every room of your home, perfectly synchronized with no lag. Or create multiple zones and stream different music to different rooms from the same device. Play-Fi technology makes it possible for every user in the home to simultaneously stream from different devices and PCs that incorporate the Play-Fi software.
* Exceptional Sound Experience: Play-Fi wirelessly transmits high-quality lossless audio.
* Whole-Home Range: Play-Fi works everywhere your Wi-Fi does, even if range extenders are used. It also works over Ethernet, Powerline, and other IP-based networking technologies. There is no need for proprietary bridges or routers. Most homes already have everything that is needed.
* Stream Anything. Control Everything: In addition to streaming music services, users can download Play-Fi apps for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire to gain access to more than 20,000 radio stations, podcasts, local music, media servers, and select cloud-based music services. Set-up, link and control all of the speakers on the network from the same streamlined interfaces.
* Audio/Video Synchronization with Windows PCs: DTS Play-Fi supports true audio/visual synchronization when streaming audio from YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, or any other video source to a DTS Play-Fi speaker from a Microsoft Windows PC. DTS Play-Fi is the only multi-room streaming platform to offer lip-sync accurate synchronization with a video source, and the only whole-home platform with operating system-level integration compatible with every application and streaming service. The A/V sync feature is available for existing and new purchasers of the premium DTS Play-Fi HD Driver ($14.95). Additionally, all DTS Play-Fi Windows software supports Windows 10.*
* Enhanced Play-Fi App: The DTS Play-Fi mobile apps have been significantly enhanced with a brand new design and clean, bright user interface. Users will have streamlined access to basic and advanced controls, a new “switch” feature to easily transfer music from one speaker to another, and built-in coaching points and help throughout the app.

For more information about DTS Play-Fi®, please visit www.play-fi.com .

DTS:X Firmware Update Now Available. Additionally, Tidal and Deezer support added to 2016 models.

Firmware enabling DTS:X™ is now available for select 2015-model and 2016-model DTS:X-Ready Onkyo A/V receivers.

2016 Models
• Onkyo TX-NR555, TX-NR656, TX-NR757, TX-RZ610, TX-RZ710, TX-RZ810, HT-R695/HT-S7800

2015 Models
• Onkyo TX-NR646, TX-NR747, TX-RZ800, TX-RZ900

This firmware can be applied via Network or USB. To download and apply the firmware via USB, please visit the individual product page or the Downloads section at www.onkyousa.com. After applying the update, users must recalibrate using AccuEQ.

Additionally, within the same firmware update, the same 2016 models will add Tidal and Deezer music streaming functionality. These two premium music services require active accounts. Please visit www.Tidal.com and www.Deezer.com to sign up.

DTS:X™ is an object-based format that allows audio elements in movie and game soundtracks to be played through any channel, freeing sound to move naturally above and around the audience. The format is playable on DTS:X™-enabled A/V receivers through any surround-sound speaker layout, but works to maximum effect with the inclusion of height channels featured on the above Onkyo AVRs.

Unlocks the Ultimate in Multidimensional Object-Based Surround-Sound

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, August 30, 2016 – Driven by 70 years of home audio innovation and design, Onkyo USA today unveiled the details of its second wave of products from its premier RZ Series, including two top-of-the-line A/V receivers: the THX® Select2 Plus-certified 11.2-channel TX-RZ3100 Network AV Receiver and the 9.2-channel TX-RZ1100 Network A/V Receiver, along with a flagship THX Ultra2 Plus-certified 11.2-channel PR-RZ5100 Network A/V Controller, all of which are scheduled to be available next month.

Built with custom integration in mind, each Onkyo RZ Series receiver contains features to make installation and integration with control systems easy. Connectivity options include RS-232, IR and 12v triggers as well as PC setup, detachable power cables and optional rack kits, simplifying installation. Finally, the RZ Series is backed by a three-year warranty and features priority customer support.


In addition to Zone 2 pre outs with independent HDMI output and Zone3 pre out, all three units include 11.2 channel preamp RCA outputs, the PR-RZ5100 features balanced XLR connectors. The TX-RZ1100 and TXRZ3100 feature Zone 2 and 3 powered outputs for driving speakers in other rooms. Additional multi-room wireless audio capabilities are offered via optional FireConnect*1.


The AVRs offer prodigious high-current dynamic power to drive large floor-standing loudspeakers with breathtaking accuracy and control. Users can add additional height or ceiling speakers to unlock the full multi-dimensional experience delivered by built in Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™, which incorporates DTS Neural:X™ technology to up-mix lossless multichannel surround formats such as DTS Master Audio™, to emulate height effects and give listeners a 3D experience that’s close to a native object-based soundtrack.


All products offer Google Cast™*2, AirPlay®, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Spotify®, TIDAL*2, TuneIn, and Pandora®*2 with any app-based audio entertainment cast seamlessly to the theater room and beyond using a user-friendly Onkyo Remote application*3.


Delivering ultimate clarity, cohesiveness, and full-scale power for movie and game soundtracks, hi-res audio, and stereo sources, both the TX-RZ3100 and the TX-RZ1100 feature a new Onkyo Hi-Current Digital Amplification system that pairs with AccuEQ and AccuReflex technologies to optimally balanced and phase-align sound any listening space. The three models feature premium AKM 384kHz/32-bit digital-to-analog conversion technology and VLSC™ noise-free processing on all channels, which removes pulse-noise for sound that’s true to the source, while delivering a level of richness and emotional heft that make music and TV entertainment an amazing experience.


All three products feature separated digital and analog circuitry to minimize interference, custom low-hum transformers, and bespoke audio-grade capacitors for smooth and instantaneous power, while componentry and attention to detail throughout reflects the products’ flagship status.


Each include HDCP 2.2 compatibility and a host of 4k video features over HDMI including BT.2020 color, High Dynamic Range, 4:4:4 color space, and 4K/60 Hz should the user choose to update their display or projector in the future.


The TX-RZ3100 (MSRP: $3,199), TX-RZ1100 (MSRP: $2,199) and the PR-RZ5100 (MSRP: $2,399) will be available next month.


*1 Multi-room audio enabled by FireConnect™, a wireless technology of Blackfire Research. Optional wireless speakers are due for release in 2016. Onkyo cannot guarantee operation with all FireConnect™-compatible products.
*2 Some services enabled via firmware update. Details TBA. Please check regional availability. Some services may require a subscription.
*3 Compatible with iPod touch (5th generation or later) and iPhone 4GS or later.

Onkyo announces two new home theater systems: HT-S7800 5.1.2 Channel Network Home Theater System and the HT-S3800 5.1 Channel Home Theater System. The HT-S7800 is designed for those looking to step-up their current home theater system with object-based surround sound and advanced network features, while the HT-S3800 is geared toward the entry-level consumers. Both systems will be available in May.

HT-S7800 5.1.2 Channel Network Home Theater System (MSRP $999)

Combining object-based audio and wireless entertainment in an intuitive home theater package is Onkyo’s new HT-S7800. A state-of-the-art UltraHD-ready package, the HT-S7800 has Dolby Atmos™ support and is DTS:X™-ready, and is powered by discrete non-phase amps delivering 170W/ch, a 384 kHz/32-bit high-grade DAC, and VLSC™ noise-free processing, which combine to clarify the audio image and reproduce the energy and vibrancy of the original recording.

Leading with next-generation video as well as audio, the receiver passes 4K/60 Hz video with High Dynamic Range (HDR) 4:4:4 color space, and BT.2020 to the latest television displays, offers 4k up-scaling from 1080p and up-converts analog sources via a single HDMI cable. Eight HDMI® inputs and 2 outputs offer plenty of connection options.

The receiver has native support for online services including Spotify and TIDAL, and Dynamic Audio Amplification makes stereo listening a satisfying experience, whether spinning a favorite LP or streaming audio via Google Cast,™ Wi-Fi, AirPlay, or Bluetooth.

Any source, whether it’s analog audio, TV sound via HDMI®, or streaming audio, can be mirrored on compatible wireless speakers via FireConnect™ technology by Blackfire Research. Dedicated Zone 2 DAC (for Network and digital sources) and speaker outputs allow multi-room playback of different sources at the same time.

Completing the package are high-fidelity speakers that reflect Onkyo’s 70 years of experience. Front and center two-way speakers include pairs of Onkyo Micro Fiber (OMF) aramid-laminated woofers for accurate sound. A powered 120W subwoofer lets the receiver focus its power on the front, height, and center channels for effortlessly dynamic performance.

HT-S3800 Home Theater System (MSRP $499)

Consumers looking for an entry model home theater solution should look no further than the HT-S3800. A compact and affordable system, the new HT-S3800 serves up thrilling full-scale surround-sound while reducing TV cable clutter to a single wire.

The heart of the unit is its robust 5.1-channel HT-R395 receiver that features authentic 100 W/ch analog amplifiers with discrete output circuitry. The receiver includes four HDMI® inputs and two composite inputs to route video from your 4K streamer, Blu-ray player, consoles, and legacy gaming devices to the TV through a single cable.

Supporting 4K/60 Hz, 4:4:4 color space, HDR, BT.2020, and HDCP 2.2 copy protection, the receiver is ready for future developments in TV display technology.

Bluetooth is also included to stream audio from practically any smartphone or laptop app to the home theater, while the well-made micro-speakers are solid and ensure quality sound – especially with the reproduction of lossless multichannel formats such as DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby® TrueHD. Deep bass notes and in-game explosions are felt as well as heard thanks to the powerful 100W subwoofer.

Other advantages over popular soundbar solutions include authentic stereo imaging performance with front L/R tone controls, two pairs of digital and analog audio inputs, FM/AM tuner, and a full-sized simple remote controller.

Both units feature Onkyo’s AccuEQ calibration suite with the HT-S7800 adding AccuReflex phase-adjustment technology, a new feature that ensures that the overhead sonic dimension from the up-firing front speakers are properly calibrated.

The HT-S7800 and HT-S3800 will be available in May. For more information about Onkyo’s complete line of products, please go to onkyousa.com.

About Onkyo

Since 1946, Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality, and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award-winning products that are lauded by industry-leading publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obvious quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it’s turned on.

For more information, visit the Onkyo website at onkyousa.com or follow Onkyo on Twitter (@onkyo_usa), Instagram (Onkyo_USA) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA).



☆Support for DTS:X™, Google Cast™, Tidal™ and FireConnect™ will be enabled on these receivers following firmware updates currently scheduled for summer 2016. FireConnect™ is a technology developed by Blackfire Research. Multi-room audio enabled by this technology requires an optional Onkyo wireless speaker scheduled for release in summer 2016. Onkyo cannot guarantee the compatibility of its A/V receivers with other devices featuring FireConnect™. Please consult the Onkyo website for further announcements regarding these technologies.

April 11, 2016 – Bringing hi-res portable music to consumers, Onkyo today announced the retail availability of its new digital audio player, the DP-X1 (MSRP $899.99). The hi-res unit will be MQA-enabled via a free update tomorrow, April 12, to its native music app making it one of the world’s first MQA-enabled portable digital audio players. Music lovers attending the AXPONA Expo can get a hands-on demo of the DP-X1 in the Onkyo Booth 7 in the Michigan Ballroom at the Weston O’Hare.

MQA is a revolutionary end-to-end technology that captures and delivers master quality audio in a file that’s small enough to stream or download. And because it’s fully authenticated, the listener can be sure they are hearing exactly what the artist recorded and approved in the studio.

When listening to MQA on the DP-X1, the MQA display indicates that the product is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file and a green light signifies that the sound is identical to that of the source material. MQA Studio shows a blue light when it is playing a file which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.

X-DAP Link music transfer application*1 with MQA support to be released soon.

Note: The current build will display MQA files as FLAC/WAV, but once transferred to the DP-X1 will properly display MQA or MQA Studio.

Bob Stuart, MQA’s creator, commented on the Onkyo launch. “We are very excited to launch MQA on the Onkyo DP-X1. The MQA sound on the portable player is truly breathtaking. With more MQA music in the market very soon, Onkyo customers will be amongst the first to truly experience the wonders of MQA. It’s an exciting time for MQA partners and music lovers everywhere.”

About OnkyoMusic

With webstores available in the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom, OnkyoMusic is a leading hi-res digital music provider, which provides all downloads as FLAC and MQA. FLAC is an audio format that compresses audio without any loss in quality. Enjoy the DP-X1 with MQA and listen to studio master quality audio. Please visit www.onkyomusic.com for further details.

About DP-X1

Based on Android™ OS, the DP-X1 digital audio player supports many High Res Audio formats, up to DSD 11.2MHz, 384kHz/24bit FLAC/WAV audio files, and now MQA. With years of experience in building audio components, the DP-X1 contains many design initiatives dedicated to “Pure Sound”. To isolate sources of internal noise, the Audio circuit board and CPU board are built on separate boards. The Audio circuit design uses ESS technology’s SABRE DAC ES9018K2M and SABRE 9601K amp in a dual setup with a 2.5mm 4 pole jack for full balance output with support for normal BTL balance and Active Control GND drive, a first for the product category. With the ability to expand its storage up to 432GB and access to Google Play, the DP-X1 was built for expansion beyond the built-in functions*2*3.


*1 Supports Windows (7, 8, and 10) only.
*2 Apps that require GPS, camera, gyro-sensor may not function properly.
*3 Will require Wi-Fi network access.


Android, Google, and Google Play are registered trademarks of Google Inc.
ESS SABRE is a registered trademark of ESS Technology, Inc.
The MQA Logo is a trademark of MQA Limited.
Other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

Today Onkyo announces three new 7.2 channel network receivers for its advanced Onkyo RZ Series geared towards the custom installation market and discerning audiophile. Available in April, the TX-RZ810, TX-RZ710 and the TX-RZ610 AV network receivers reflect the superb craftsmanship and commitment to quality that have been the hallmark of Onkyo products. Later this year, Onkyo will unveil details for its advanced 9.2 and 11.2 channel RZ series offerings, including the 9.2 channel TX-RZ1100 network receiver, the 11.2 channel TX-RZ3100 network receiver and 11.2 channel PR-RZ5100 network pre-processor.

Built with custom integration in mind, each Onkyo RZ Series receiver contains features to make installation and integration with control systems easy. Connectivity options include RS-232, IR and 12v triggers as well as PC setup, detachable power cables and optional rack kits, simplifying installation. The RZ Series will be backed by a three-year warranty and feature priority customer support.

TX-RZ810 (MSRP $1,299) & TX-RZ710 (MSRP $999)

These two stunning receivers are THX® Select2™ Plus-certified for theater grade performance and are ready to decode Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™☆ surround formats for a captivating home theater experience.

Both feature Dynamic Audio Amplification with massive high-output transformers, upgraded and customized capacitors, and Onkyo's premium amp circuitry to deliver high-current power with the TX-RZ810 delivering 130W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC) while the TX-RZ710 brings 110W/ch (8 ohms). The TX-RZ810 also benefits from separate analog amplification and digital processing blocks as well as solid copper bus bars that limit interference and patented Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC™) on all channels for noiseless digital to analog conversion.

Video connectivity for these receivers is outstanding with eight HDMI® inputs and two outputs—one for the main display and one for Zone 2 HDMI—allowing two 4K/60 Hz video (supporting High Dynamic Range, 4:4:4 color space, and HDCP 2.2) sources to be viewed in two rooms.

Both receivers can distribute entertainment across the home with FireConnect™ powered by Blackfire® wireless technology which mirrors analog and digital audio on a compatible wireless speaker®. Dedicated Powered Zone 2A/2B speaker outputs with Zone 2 DAC (NET, SPDIF, HDMI), Zone 2 pre/line-outs enhance multi-room capabilities, while the TX-RZ810's Zone 3 pre/line-outs and 7.2 multichannel pre-outs add flexibility for audiophiles looking to customize their A/V setup further.

TX-RZ610 (MSRP $799)

The entry model to Onkyo's premium RZ series, the TX-RZ610 is a 7.2-channel network A/V receiver that delivers 100 W/ch (8 ohms). Manufactured with top-quality components, including massive power transformer, custom-spec capacitors, and discrete non-phase-shift amp circuitry, this high-current design enables full-spectrum reproduction down to 5 Hz while improving control of speaker drivers for dynamic, sound.

The unit also features rigid insulator feet to dampen vibration-borne interference, while the 384 kHz/32-bit DAC from AKM pairs with VLSC™ technology to eliminate digital noise from audio signals. HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI® inputs are ready for 60 Hz UltraHD video including High Dynamic Range and 4:4:4 color space. Finally, the Zone 2 DAC takes network and digital sources to dedicated powered Zone 2 speakers.

All three receivers benefit from the company's new AccuReflex technology—part of its AccuEQ room calibration suite— that ensures that stereo and object-based surround-sound formats are reproduced with striking clarity. The technology adjusts the phase of sound bounced off the ceiling by up-firing speakers so that it syncs perfectly with sound from the other speakers to create a more accurate Dolby Atmos experience. Together with AccuEQ to eliminate standing waves, surround-sound is precisely balanced for supreme clarity.

As well as being ready for 4k UltraHD movies, users can stream almost any audio content from mobile devices and laptops via AirPlay, Google Cast™☆, or Bluetooth to these receivers and share it wirelessly via FireConnect or to other wired zones to enjoy content such as podcasts, Spotify, TIDAL☆, and Hi-Res Audio, or the traditional sounds of FM/AM radio, cassette, and vinyl records.

The TX-RZ810, TX-RZ710 and TX-RZ610 will be available in April. For more information about Onkyo's RZ Series, please visit http://rzseries.onkyousa.com.



☆Note: Support for DTS:X™, Google Cast™, Tidal™ and FireConnect™ will be enabled on these receivers following firmware updates currently scheduled for summer 2016. FireConnect™ is a technology developed by Blackfire Research. Multi-room audio enabled by this technology requires an optional Onkyo wireless speaker scheduled for release in summer 2016. Onkyo cannot guarantee the compatibility of its A/V receivers with other devices featuring FireConnect™. Please consult the Onkyo website for further announcements regarding these technologies.

March 14, 2016 – Celebrating 70 years as an innovator of high-quality home theater and hi-fi solutions, Onkyo USA today unveiled details of its AV receiver lineup scheduled to debut in 2016.

Redefining expectations for price-to-performance, Onkyo’s new lineup includes the TX-NR757, TX-NR656, TX-NR555 and the TX-SR353 A/V receivers. The first three receivers bring high-current Dynamic Audio Amplification and state-of-the-art features to the mid-range with Dolby Atmos® decoding and are DTS:X™ -ready. They also support 4K UltraHD video and 4K upscaling; AirPlay, and Wi-Fi®, with Google Cast™ Tidal™ music streaming and the new FireConnect™ multi-room audio technology* soon to come via firmware update*.

FireConnect™ Powered by Blackfire is a stable wireless protocol that sends any audio source connected to the receiver—from vinyl to streaming audio—to an optional Onkyo speaker or another FireConnect-compatible product in another room.

Also debuting in these three receivers is Onkyo’s AccuReflex, part of the company’s AccuEQ calibration suite. The technology adjusts the phase of sound bounced off the ceiling by up-firing speakers so that it syncs perfectly with sound from the other speakers to create a more accurate Dolby Atmos experience. Together with AccuEQ to eliminate standing waves, surround-sound is precisely balanced for supreme clarity.

TX-NR757 NETWORK AV RECEIVER (MSRP $799)
THX® Select2 Plus theater reference sound and cutting-edge wireless tech is ready to transform consumers’ home entertainment with the TX-NR757 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. The receiver harnesses 180W of high-current power and patented VLSC™ high-frequency pulse-noise removal technology for crystal clear sound. Processing for lossless and Hi-Res Audio is handled by a state-of-the-art AKM 384 kHz/32-bit D/A convertor. Easily bring audio to another room with multi-zone support including multiple speaker connections for Zone 2 (2A/2B).

The TX-NR757 looks to the future with HDCP 2.2-compliant HDMI® inputs supporting 60Hz UltraHD and Full HD video with 4:4:4 color space and High Dynamic Range (HDR). The receiver was also designed with custom integration in mind with RS232, 12v trigger, IR input and more on board.

TX-NR656 (MSRP: $699) & TX-NR555 (MSRP: $599) NETWORK AV RECEIVERS
The 7.2-Channel TX-NR656 packs 170W/Ch while the 7.2-Channel TX-NR555 boasts 140W/Ch for powerful home theater experiences. Both receivers let music lovers take advantage of the full-scale stereo power through Google Cast™, AirPlay, Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth streaming music from mobiles and PCs, while Onkyo’s own remote app streams everything from MP3s to hi-res audio stored on a media server. Digital music benefits from noise-free 32-bit D/A conversion with VLSC™, while discrete non-phase-shift amps provide a sense of clarity and depth.

Both receivers also feature powered Zone 2 speaker terminals and support the latest in UltraHD entertainment with HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI® terminals passing 4K/60 Hz/4:4:4/HDR video through to the latest TVs for display. The TX-NR555 has 6 HDMI inputs and 1 output, while the TX-NR656 features 8 in and 2 out.

TX-SR353 AV RECEIVER (MSRP $399)
The powerful yet affordable TX-SR353 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver is engineered front-to-back to streamline and enhance daily entertainment. It features full support for4K video (4K/60 Hz/HDR/4:4:4/HDCP 2.2) via four HDMI® inputs, decoding for Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ common to Blu-ray discs, and video up-conversion via HDMI® to reduce TV connections to a single cable.

A redesigned and clearly labeled rear panel and simple remote controller make initial setup and daily operation easy, while AccuEQ room acoustic correction ensures clear stereo imaging and equalized surround-sound. Once connected, the TX-SR353 acts as a hub for all your AV sources, from the latest 4K media players and game consoles to legacy DVD decks and VCRs, and adds 140W of dynamic audio power from five discrete analog amplifiers.

Music lovers will appreciate Bluetooth technology for wireless audio from most mobile apps, with Advanced Music Optimizer restoring lost bit information to compressed music. A USB input handles MP3s, while analog/digital terminals are available on the back panel to connect other audio players.

The TX-NR656, TX-NR555 and TX-SR353 will be available in mid April while the TX-NR757 debuts in May. For more information about Onkyo’s complete line of products, please visit http://legacy.onkyousa.com/.

About Onkyo
Since 1946, Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality, and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award-winning products that are lauded by industry-leading publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obvious quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it’s turned on.

For more information, visit the Onkyo website at http://legacy.onkyousa.com/ or follow Onkyo on Twitter (@onkyo_usa), Instagram (Onkyo_USA) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/OnkyoWorldwide).

*Note: Support for DTS:X™, Google Cast™ , Tidal™ and FireConnect™ will be enabled on these receivers following firmware updates currently scheduled for summer 2016. FireConnect™ is a technology developed by Blackfire Research. Multi-room audio enabled by this technology requires an optional Onkyo wireless speaker scheduled for release in summer 2016. Onkyo cannot guarantee the compatibility of its A/V receivers with other devices featuring FireConnect™. Please consult the Onkyo website for further announcements regarding these technologies.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, January 4, 2016 – As it heads into CES 2016, Onkyo USA today unveiled additional details for the products being highlighted at the leading consumer electronics show. On display in the Bassano #2602 meeting room at the Venetian Hotel, Onkyo’s lineup includes the DP-X1, the company’s highly anticipated digital audio player (DAP), as well as its new network stereo receiver, the TX-8140.



DP-X1 Digital Audio Player

With a well-earned reputation as a leader in hi-res audio, Onkyo’s continues that tradition with its DP-X1 Digital Audio Player. Backed by dual ESS Technology Sabre ES9018K2M DACs and two SABRE9601K amps with balanced headphone output, the DP-X1 is the only DAP with such an advanced configuration, the result of which is unprecedented power and control.

The DP-X1 also has two types of balanced drives: ACG and BTL, for greater stability and clean, crystal clear sound. The unit is also among the first to support the MQA format, an anticipated new standard that captures and preserves the original studio recording, and delivers it in a package small enough to stream.

From a storage standpoint, the DP-X1 can expand to 432GBs, thanks to dual micro-SDXC card slots and can supply up to 16 hours of playback.

The DP-X1 will be available in April for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $899.99.



TX-8140 Network Stereo Receiver

Delivering 80 W/Ch of high-current power from a fully discrete low-impedance amplification system, the TX-8140 plays all your audio sources with pure dynamic energy. Connectivity is outstanding: you can route TV sound via coaxial/optical inputs; play internet radio or stream music over Wi-Fi® (with built-in support for Spotify Connect, Pandora® and more); play MP3s from a flash drive via USB, or pair and stream audio from almost any application using Bluetooth technology.

Four BGM Presets can store your favorite FM/AM and internet radio stations—just push a button on the front panel to power up the receiver and start listening right away. Vinyl collectors will appreciate the phono equalizer input that joins six analog audio inputs for CD players and cassette decks. With rigid oval chassis and custom high-spec audio parts used throughout—along with proper input, balance, tone, and volume controls—the TX-8140 looks and feels every bit as good as it sounds.

The TX-8140 will be available in early February for an MSRP of $399.99.



For more information on Onkyo’s complete line of products, please visit www.onkyousa.com.



About Onkyo


Since 1946, Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality, and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award-winning products that are lauded by industry-leading publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obvious quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it’s turned on.



For more information, visit the Onkyo website at www.onkyousa.com or follow Onkyo on Facebook (www.facebook.com/onkyousa) and Twitter (@Onkyo_USA)


PRECISION ENGINEERED ON-EAR HEADPHONES DESIGNED AND TUNED BY STEVE HARRIS FOR ROCK AND METAL FANS

New Companion Maiden Audio Smartphone App With Exclusive IRON MAIDEN Custom EQ Settings Also Available

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ,December 8, 2015 - IRON MAIDEN and the award-winning Japanese electronics company ONKYO Corporation are delighted to announce the launch of their unique on-ear headphones, theEDPHON3S.

The headphones have been specially designed to provide fans of IRON MAIDEN, rock and heavy metal the ultimate way to hear their music, with the clarity and full acoustic range required by Maiden bassist, founder member and co-producer, Steve Harris.

The companion Maiden Audio smartphone app, which includes exclusive IRON MAIDEN custom EQ settings, is now available for free download in theApple Store

andGoogle Play Store.

The Maiden Audio partnership was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2015. Over the following months, Steve Harris worked directly with Mark Cheffins, Artist Relations & Technical Consultant at ONKYO and their Japanese engineers. The resulting ED-PH0N3S are customized to Steve's exacting sonic requirements, delivering the ultimate audio experience when listening to IRON MAIDEN or any rock and metal music.

Steve explains how the alliance came about: "I knew that I would need some really good headphones to use for playback of the mixes of ‘The Book Of Souls,’ our new Maiden studio album. I'd actually started looking into this about 18 months prior to when we started recording because I'd been struggling to find a design which came even remotely close to what I felt was an acceptable sonic standard for rock/metal. My main objective was for a balance that wasn't just top and bottom heavy with hardly any mid-range like a lot of headphones these days that are basically designed for dance music. I wanted a good balance across the widest bandwidth incorporating a lot more mid-range frequencies, something I strongly feel is vital to appreciate the complexities of our music and rock/metal in general. A friend at ONKYO suggested I get in touch with the company to create a design that could meet my specifications. We started collaborating and have been working on them ever since, endlessly evaluating frequencies and modifying drive units, materials, cables and connectors until we achieved my ideal balance. I am now really happy with the final result!"

Mark Cheffins continues: "We were convinced ONKYO could help Steve achieve the musical authenticity he wanted and were thrilled when he agreed to collaborate with us. It was a challenging undertaking, given Steve's famously keen ear and ‘no compromise’ approach, but we were determined to deliver headphones that would be equal to the high standards Iron Maiden sets for its very distinctive sound. Although there are plenty of other brands marketing artist-endorsed headphones to consumers, to the best of my knowledge this is the first time the whole audio spectrum, including the all-important mid-range, has been engineered to such a rigorous degree, so Iron Maiden fans can be assured the ED-PH0N3S are completely unique. These headphones have been crafted from the ground up so that Maiden fans and devotees of rock and metal music can experience the same crystal-clear sound the band prizes, right across the spectrum. With the level of detail and workmanship that's gone into this project throughout the past year or so, I'm confident we've succeeded in creating a $600 plus product which can sell for considerably less."

The suggested retail price for the ED-PH0N3S is $299.

For all information go to edphon3s.onkyousa.com

orMaidenAudio.com.

Onkyo proudly announces two Dolby Atmos®-enabled and DTS:X™-ready A/V receivers, the TX-RZ900 and TX-RZ800 7.2-channel network A/V receivers, along with a feature-packed TX-8160 Network Stereo Receiver – all launching later this summer.

The receivers exemplify three cornerstones of Onkyo’s philosophy: World-beating, High-Current Delivery to control large speaker cones and drive them to their maximum potential; Wide Range Amplifiers extending to 5 Hz for wall-shaking bass impact and phase-shift reduction topology for improved timing, imaging, and musicality; Low Noise Processing to erase digital pulse noise and clearly resolve the subtlest details and textures.

TX-RZ900 & TX-RZ800 A/V Receivers

The RZ900 employs a hand-wound, high-current Toroidal transformer (the TX-RZ800 features a massive EI transformer) to power original three-stage inverted Darlington amplifier circuitry for high power delivery with extremely low distortion.

The TX-RZ900 also features parallel push-pull amp circuit topology on the front channels, boosting power and efficiency. Every electrical component is custom-designed to reference standards, from the extra-large capacitors to heavy-duty output transistors.

Both RZ products feature separate power amp and processing blocks, the latter featuring a Hi-Grade Asahi Kasei AK4458 384 kHz/32-bit DAC and Onkyo’s original VLSC™ technology. VLSC compares digital input and analog output signals and removes pulse-noise generated during D/A conversion, resulting in uncommonly clear and accurate sound.

Positioned at the pinnacle of Onkyo’s impressive mid-range lineup, the THX® Select 2™ Plus-certified RZ units are crafted without compromise to deliver perfect listening enjoyment, unlocking the dynamic energy and unrestrained emotion of the original recording.

Onkyo ensures that video performance is ready for the future of 4k Ultra HD entertainment with HDCP 2.2 compliance, the latest 4K/60 Hz- and 4:4:4 color-space-ready HDMI® inputs and two 4K/60 Hz HDMI outputs for dual-zone video for streamed and broadcast Ultra HD content.

Users can enjoy the freedom of wireless audio with Wi-Fi®, AirPlay, and Bluetooth audio, and ships with internet radio and subscription services built in, including Spotify Connect and Pandora®. FLAC 192 kHz/24-bit and DSD 5.6 MHz Hi-Res Audio decoding is available via DLNA, and selection and control of network audio is centralized in an intuitive smartphone app.

For convenience, the rear panel includes dedicated speaker outputs for Height (which add overhead effects contained in object-based soundtracks set to 5.1.2) and Rear Surround (for 7.1 speaker setups). And for the first time, Powered Zone 2 distributes digital audio sources to speakers in another room.

Both receivers feature Zone 2 Pre/Line Outs, Zone 3 Line Outs, 7.2 Multichannel Pre Outs, phono input, and USB for digital audio.

The TX-RZ900 carries a suggested retail price of $1,599 ($1,999 CAD) and the TX-RZ800 an SRP of $1,299 ($1,699 CAD).

TX-8160 Network Stereo Receiver

In the TX-8160, Onkyo also unveils a versatile network stereo receiver outputting 80 W + 80 W of high-current power from its discrete wide-range amplifiers. Sharing the same amplification approach as the TX-RZ900 & TX-RZ800, the TX-8160 has a custom, high-output transformer, two customized 8,200 µF capacitors, and non-phase-shift amp circuit design for an exceptionally well-focused audio image.

The receiver’s AKM AK4452 384 kHz/32-bit DAC is capable of decoding 192 kHz/24-bit FLAC files and DSD 5.6 MHz transmitted via onboard Wi-Fi® with easy remote app control.

Users can stream any network audio from mobile, PC, and NAS, or enjoy streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora. AirPlay and Bluetooth audio are also included, while a handy BGM Pre-Set stores four FM/AM or internet radio stations for instant access.

Four digital inputs, seven analog inputs, USB, and phono input allow you to connect everything from TV displays and CD players to turntables and cassette decks. Gold-plated audio terminals, banana-plug-ready speaker posts, and substantial independent knobs for bass, treble, and balance give this product the solidity and feel of a classic ’70s Hi-Fi amp, but with every modern convenience included.

The receiver also features Zone 2 Pre Outs to distribute audio to another room with a dedicated DAC allowing digital sources to be enjoyed in both zones, with remote app control from anywhere within wireless range.

The TX-8160 will be available at a suggested retail price of $499 ($529 CAD).

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, June 8, 2015—If price has been an impediment to experiencing next-generation sound and vision, Onkyo has the answer with several new A/V and home theater products. The new products include three new A/V receivers; a home theater system and a Dolby Atmos® 5.1.2 channel speaker set. The new line is perfect for consumers who desire easy set-up and integration with their legacy systems, yet still want to enjoy the captivating surround sound for movies and games.

TX-NR545 / USA MSRP $599 / CAD MSRP: $749/ Available Now


The most affordable Onkyo network receiver to support Dolby Atmos®, the 7.2-channel TX-NR545 features a 115 W/Ch high-current amplification system that extracts ultimate performance from the new Dolby Atmos® audio format. The unit boasts Wi-Fi®, AirPlay, and Bluetooth technology, and users can stream direct to the receiver using Spotify Connect, Pandora and others, or stream audio stored on mobile handset and online music services using the free Onkyo Remote 3 control app.

Ready for Ultra HD video and premium 4K content, the TX-NR545 features HDMI® and HDCP 2.2 compatibility with one output that can pass 4K/60 Hz video complete with 4:4:4 color space and 21:9 cinema aspect ratio from source devices to display. A premium 384 kHz/32-bit hi-grade AKM DAC unlocks the full potential of all your audio, including multidimensional Dolby Atmos®, DTS-HD Master Audio™, and Hi-Res audio formats. It’s also very easy to use as a Quick Setup function lets you adjust settings without interrupting playback.

The TX-NR545 also features a USB port supporting multiple audio formats via flash-memory and the updated AccuEQ room acoustic correction easily calibrates and equalizes the speaker system to the room.

TX-SR444 / USA MSRP: $499 / CAD MSRP: $629/ Available Now

Slotting between the network-ready TX-NR545 and TX-SR343 base model, the 7.1-channel TX-SR444 delivers 115 W per channel through a discrete high-current amplification system. It is currently the most inexpensive Onkyo receiver to support Dolby Atmos® and has been completely redesigned to simplify connection and operation for first-time users while still featuring HDMI® and HDCP 2.2 compliance for 4k Ultra HD entertainment.

A selection of legacy inputs is included to connect older devices such as gaming systems, with HDMI up-conversion allowing for single-cable TV connection and neater installation. Keeping things simple, the receiver has a rear-panel Streaming Box port that supplies power to media streaming sticks, adding apps for on-demand media.

HT-S5800 / USA MSRP: $799 / CAD MSRP: $939 / Available end of June

For users seeking the a one-step upgrade to Dolby Atmos sound, the HT-S5800 5.1.2-Channel Dolby Atmos Home Theater Package is the perfect way to do so. Featuring a 115W/Ch A/V receiver that connects all your media players and sends video to the TV via a single HDMI cable. Plug a media stick into the Streaming Box port and enjoy a wealth of audio and video streaming apps. The system comes with a precision wall-mountable Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 speaker system (see section below for additional details.)

Once you’ve connected the speaker system, AccuEQ optimizes the sound to suit the unique shape of your room. The speaker set and A/V receiver ship with a gloss-finished powered 120 W subwoofer and all the necessary cables in a single carton.

SKS-HT594 / USA MSRP: $599 / CDN MSRP: $799 / Available end of June

The SKS-HT594 5.1.2-channel speaker system is ideally suited to any Dolby Atmos-ready A/V receiver. The six-piece speaker package reproduces everything from multidimensional Dolby Atmos® soundtracks to MP3s streamed from your phone with utmost precision. Each two-way front speaker houses a 12 cm driver and 2.5 cm balanced-dome tweeter, and incorporates an up-firing 8 cm woofer separately powered by the receiver’s height channel. These woofers bounce discretely mixed sound objects from the ceiling, and allow elements within the soundtrack to pass seamlessly from speaker to speaker above and around the audience. Joining two compact, wall-mountable surround-sound speakers and the dual-drive 2-Way center speaker is a powerful 10-inch subwoofer delivering up to 120 W of wall-shaking bass.

TX-SR343 / USA MSRP: $399 / CDN MSRP: $429 / Available Now

Recognizing that some consumers may find setting up and using their first A/V receiver a bit intimidating, the company took a fresh approach in designing its base model 5.1-channel A/V receiver, the TX-SR343. To that end, the rear panel has been completely revamped with input and output terminals clearly labeled and illustrated for easy setup. Because the receiver up-converts analog video, all media players (including VCRs and legacy gaming consoles) can plug directly into the receiver, with all video routed to the display via a single HDMI cable – eliminating unsightly, dusty cables running to a wall or stand-mounted flat-panel display.

Users can also add full wireless audio and video streaming capabilities (such as the Google Chromecast) via a dedicated rear-panel USB port supplying 5V power to the device. Adding to this capability is built-in Bluetooth with DSP Music Optimizer to enhance lower-quality compressed audio streamed from smartphone applications or PC.

As well offering DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby® TrueHD decoding with 100 W/Ch of discrete high-current amplification, the TX-SR343 comes with all the features expected of a modern A/V component, including 4 in & 1 out 4K Ultra HD / HDMI / HDCP 2.2; a high-quality TI Burr-Brown DAC, multiple DSP listening modes, Virtual Surround mode for 2.1-channel setups, and ample connections for media players.

Introducing the groundbreaking TX-NR646 and TX-NR747 network A/V receivers from Onkyo USA deliver best-in-class reproduction of new DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos® object-based audio formats for an exhilarating multidimensional entertainment experience at home.

The TX-NR646 generates an impressive 170 W/Ch of power while the TX-NR747 outputs 175 W/Ch and is THX® Select2™ Plus certified to guarantee theater-reference volume with minimal distortion. Both receivers are fitted with Dual 32-bit DSP Engines and a new 384 kHz/32-bit AK4458 DAC from Asahi-Kasei for transparent reproduction of music and soundtracks.

Joining next-generation audio decoding are eight 4K/60 Hz-ready HDMI® inputs and two outputs, including dedicated HDCP 2.2-compliant terminals for 4K streaming and UltraHD Blu-ray with Dolby Atmos or DTS:X audio (due later this year). High Dynamic Range (HDR) color and 21:9 cinema-aspect are also supported.

Onkyo’s exclusive discrete high-current amplification system enables unrivaled control of the speaker drivers for our trademark clarity, timing, and wide-spectrum dynamics, ensuring an emotionally captivating performance every time.

Both receivers are set up for wireless audio with Wi-Fi®, AirPlay, and Bluetooth. Onkyo’s new Remote App 3 streams digital music stored on mobiles while accessing a generous selection of Internet radio and on-demand music services.

Streaming via Spotify app is also supported, while users can enjoy 192/24 FLAC and DSD 5.6 MHz Hi-Res Audio files via DLNA, or use the phono equalizer input to connect a turntable.

Operation of both products is clear and simple. Updated AccuEQ room calibration quickly and accurately equalizes the speaker system for clear and balanced surround-sound on initial setup, with Quick Setup function making everyday operation a breeze.

The TX-NR646 and TX-NR747 are engineered from the ground up to bring next-generation DTS:X and Dolby Atmos audio and UltraHD video to life, transforming everyday entertainment into an unforgettable experience.

DTS:X and Dolby Atmos use revolutionary studio mixing techniques that utilize “sound objects” versus specific channels, that accurately match the sound to their corresponding visual objects as they pass above and around the audience with breathtaking clarity and realism–such as the trajectory of a bullet, a helicopter, or falling rain, for example.

With a firmware update coming later in the year to add DTS:X, DTS:X scales a TX-NR646 or TX-NR747 home theater configuration up to 5.1.2 channels with enhanced flexibility for height-channel placement, including in-ceiling speakers, front/rear height channels, and even Dolby Atmos-ready speaker systems.

Dialog in DTS:X can be mixed as a discrete sound object, so users can raise or lower it independent to other elements in DTS:X soundtracks, resulting in dramatically improved audibility than is currently possible.

Further, DTS:X incorporates Neural:X, the latest spatial remapping technology from DTS, which provides a fully immersive output for all types of source content. This includes DTS bit-streams, non-encoded (PCM) data and Neural-encoded radio broadcasts of major global sporting events, leading to a more thrilling sense of atmosphere regardless of the original source format.

“We’re confident that DTS:X represents the most convenient and effective way for movie lovers to experience immersive multidimensional sound,” said DTS EVP and chief marketing officer Kevin Doohan. “Introducing next-generation home entertainment to consumers is only possible when hardware and software partners collaborate closely. We can’t wait for Onkyo’s customers to experience the power and realism of DTS:X in their homes.”

The TX-NR646 will be available in early June with a suggested retail price of $699 while the TX-NR747 will be available in late June at a suggested retail price of $999.

About Onkyo

Since 1946, Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality, and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award-winning products that are lauded by industry-leading publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obvious quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it’s turned on.

For more information, visit the Onkyo website at www.onkyousa.com or follow Onkyo at www.facebook.com/onkyousa

About DTS:X

DTS:X is the next-generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape—in front of, behind, beside and above the audience—more accurately than ever before.

DTS:X offers the ability to automatically adapt the audio to the speaker layout that best fits the space, from a television’s built-in speakers to a home surround theater system to a dozen or more speakers in a commercial cinema.

For the most engaging experience on mobile devices, DTS Headphone:X delivers a spatially distinct, immersive audio experience over any set of headphones. With DTS technology, even the smallest screens will sound huge. Immerse yourself at www.dts.com/dtsx and www.dts.com/headphonex.

ONKYO Corporation is delighted to announce the exclusive release via their high res audio download service of 19 IRON MAIDEN catalogue albums encoded from 24-bit high resolution masters, delivering the music to listeners exactly the way the artist and recording engineer intended. These are brand new re-masters from their original analog and digital sources and is the next phase in IRON MAIDEN’s ongoing catalog upgrade to make their music digitally accessible to fans on their preferred devices globally.

All 15 studio albums, two Best Of compilations and two live albums were personally selected by Maiden's founder member Steve Harris for this superior mastering technique: Iron Maiden, Killers, The Number Of The Beast, Piece Of Mind, Powerslave, Somewhere In Time, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, No Prayer For The Dying, Fear Of The Dark, The X Factor, Virtual XI, Brave New World, Dance Of Death, A Matter Of Life And Death, The Final Frontier, Somewhere Back In Time, From Fear To Eternity (2CD), Live after Death (2CD) and Rock In Rio( 2CD)

Steve comments: "The high res mastering procedure allows the listener to experience the music as close as possible to the way the artist intended it to be heard.  So of course I was very keen for the Maiden albums to be mastered in this way. The records have been available digitally before, when this medium first became a platform for music distribution but that was mastered with CDs in mind. The high res mastering process involves a different approach and it's great to finally deliver the music to our fans in as close to a pure and accurate sound as we could possibly achieve. For example, as most people know, I was never really happy with the sound on the first Maiden album but listening to it now, the guitars are louder, the drums more substantial and the overall tone is so very much improved in my opinion. Tony Newton and Ade Emsley who worked closely with me on the project did a terrific job recapturing everything from the original masters and together we've re- mastered them all digitally and I'm really happy with the results."

Tony Newton adds: “The process started with locating all of the original album mix tapes (or whichever format they were mixed to). Then the choice of analogue to digital convertor was chosen for the most accurate capture to make it as close as possible to the sound of the mix as it was intended by the band.  When a lot of these tapes were last captured it was in the 1980's, early days of digital and only 44.1khz/16bit files were possible. On top of this the new A/D convertors are far superior now, and of course it is possible to produce files of far higher resolution. The result of this is that the songs now sound more defined with added depth and warmth. I was very excited to be asked to be part of this project, I honestly feel that there is a massive improvement in the quality of these classic albums.”

This entire high res release is available exclusively from OnkyoMusic and e-onkyo music (Japan only):

OnkyoMusic https://www.onkyomusic.com/us/iron-maiden-hi-res-catalogue

e-onkyo http://www.e-onkyo.com/

About Onkyo

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award-winning products that are lauded by industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products and services that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions.

For more information about fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyousa.com

About e-onkyo music/OnkyoMusic

Established in 2005, e-onkyo music is one of the leading hi-res music download service in the world. It is owned by Onkyo & Pioneer Innovations Corporation, a subsidiary company of Japanese audio manufacturer, ONKYO Corporation. e-onkyo music carries PCM files ranges from 44.1kHz to 192kHz / 24bit in WAV and flac format. They also carries DSD files at 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz / 1bit in DSF format (JP only). OnkyoMusic is a hi-res music download service now available in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Visit https://www.onkyomusic.com/ for more information.

There is a firmware update available as of 02 April 2015

--To Improve DLNA remote playback stability.

--To improve the operation of Spotify Connect.

*This particular firmware update is only available

via USB installation.

TX-NR535

TX-NR636

TX-NR737

TX-NR838

TX-NR1030

TX-NR3030

PR-SC5530

and the AVRs for HT-S7700 and HT-S9700THX

Announcement concerning the reorganization of subsidiary companies

Asset Purchase, Change in corporate name, New directors


This is to announce that Onkyo, effective as of March 2, 2015 has resolved to reorganize Onkyo’s subsidiary companies (“Subsidiary reorganization”) at Onkyo’s Board of Directors Meeting held on March 2, 2015, as follows:

I.The objectives and summary of Subsidiary reorganization

1.The objective for Subsidiary reorganization


Onkyo group has been taking various measures to respond flexibly to the rapidly changing market. As a part of this move, Onkyo and Pioneer Corporation (“Pioneer”) have continued discussions for the unification of the home AV business, the phone business, and the headphone-related business of Pioneer Group (Hereinafter, “Pioneer subject business”) with Onkyo’s. Based on the “Announcement concerning the finalization of the conditions for the issue of new shares through a third party allocation to Pioneer Corporation, the change in major shareholders, and the change concerning a specified subsidiary company” dated February 13, 2015, and as publicized in the “Announcement concerning the completion of payment for the issue of new shares through third party allocation and the change in the controlling shareholder” and “Announcement concerning the acquisition of shares accompanying change to subsidiaries”, both dated March 2, 2015, we are proud to announce that as of March 2, 2015, the issue of new shares of Onkyo through a third party allocation of shares to Pioneer, the change in major shareholders and the change in specific subsidiary companies, and the acquisition of home AV business and headphone-related business overseas conducted by a part of the overseas subsidiary companies of the Pioneer group (“Overseas business”) have been completed.

Accompanying these events, with the objective of making approach to business under a new structure to further strengthen the home AV business and to continue both the Onkyo and the Pioneer brands, business reorganization, involving the transfer of business among Onkyo’s subsidiaries (“Business transfer among Subsidiaries”) and the transfer of Overseas business to Onkyo’s subsidiaries will be conducted, together with the change in trade names of Onkyo’s subsidiaries as well as the appointment of new directors.

With these changes, we will aim to optimize the management resources and business of Onkyo’s subsidiaries, establish an organizational structure to promote approaches towards new businesses, and to further streamline corporate management, improve the performance and enhance the corporate value.

2.Summary of subsidiaries subject to reorganization and subsidiary business reorganization.

(1)Main business of subsidiaries subject to reorganization:

•Pioneer Home Electronics Corporation (“PHE”)
Planning, development, manufacturing and marketing of audio visual related products.

•Onkyo Marketing Japan Corporation (“OMJ”)
Marketing of audio visual related products in Japan.

•Onkyo Entertainment Technology Corporation (“OET”)
Products business for contents management, distribution, creation, planning and development of Hi-Res music and lifestyle planning product business, CRM business focusing on sales promotion, repairs of audio and PC products, customer support, new business development, and the planning, development and marketing of various products, such as digital signage, etc.

•Digital Acoustic Corporation (“DAC”)
Design and development of audio visual related products.

•Pioneer & Onkyo U.S.A. Corporation (“POU”)
Marketing of audio visual related products in North Americas.

•Onkyo Europe Electronics GmbH (“Onkyo Europe)
Marketing of audio visual related products in Europe.

•Onkyo Marketing Asia Ltd.(“Onkyo Asia”)
Marketing of audio visual related products in the Asian region, with focus on China.

(2)Summary of subsidiary business reorganization

[1]Business transfer among Subsidiaries:
Partial transfer of business will be made from PHE to consolidated subsidiaries of Onkyo. Transfers of domestic marketing business of home AV products will be made to OMJ, the headphone-related and phone business to OET, and the design related business to DAC.

[2]Transfer of Overseas business to subsidiaries:
The Overseas business acquired by Onkyo will be transferred to the overseas subsidiaries of Onkyo.

[3]Change in the trade name of subsidiary companies and appointment of new directors:
For the purpose of continuing both the Onkyo and Pioneer brand deployment, each subsidiary will change their trade names to those using the brands of both companies, that have permeated the audio market over a long period. At the same time, new directors will be appointed to further enhance the brand power and expansion of business.

II.Summary of Business transfer among Subsidiaries

(1)The reason for Business transfer among Subsidiaries and details of the business transfer:


In the unification of Onkyo and Pioneer subject business, functions common to both related to marketing and design will be consolidated to Onkyo’s consolidated subsidiaries, to manage the functions under a uniform control, and target for the enhancement of business competitiveness and profit earning strength. Business related to domestic sales will be transferred to OMJ and business concerning design to DAC. In order to capture the Hi-Res market, which is expected to grow further through the enhancement of lifestyle planned products focused on headphones, the headphone-related and phone business will be transferred to OET, who operates “e-onkyo music”, the Hi-Res music distribution site, targeting to provide a new music experience in both software and hardware.

(2)Business transfer date: March 2, 2015

III. Summary of transfer of Overseas business


As of March 2, 2015, the transfer of Overseas business acquired from Pioneer group have been completed, with business related to marketing in North Americas transferred to POU, business related to marketing in Europe to Onkyo Europe, business related to marketing in the Asian region focusing on China to Onkyo Asia, and business related to overseas marketing in other areas to Onkyo.

An update to the iOS 8-compatible app, Onkyo Remote 3, for iPod touch/iPhone expands the supported model years back to 2009.

Compatible Onkyo Products.

- All Network A/V Receivers released during or after 2009*

- CR-N755 Network Hi-Fi Mini System

- TX-8050 Network Stereo Receiver

*2009 models are not compatible with stored music streaming on iPod touch or iPhone.

Also fixes some bugs. Get yours now at the App Store.

Onkyo Corporation, a world leading hi-fi manufacturer and pioneer in the hi-res audio market, is today expanding e-onkyo music Japan's leading hi-res music download service. Now, users in the United States, the Un ited Kingdom and Germany will be able to access hundreds of thousands of 24-bit/44.1kHz up to 192kHz hi-res tracks and millions of CD-quality 16-bit FLAC, in the popular music download store. With a rapidly growing catalogue, e-onkyo music, rebranded as onkyomusic in US, UK andDE, aims to be the largest hi-resolution music download store.

Launched in Japan in 2005 e-onkyo music has since grown to becomethe country's favorite source for downloadable hi-res audio. In partnership with 7digital, a leading digital music platform, Onkyo Corporationis expanding the service to three key overseas territories, with more planned for the near future.

"As one of the world's leading hi-fi/home theatre manufacturers we can now provide music lovers with a full end-to-end hi-res audio experience." says, Kevin Miyagi, President of Onkyo Entertainment Technology and responsible for running the e-onkyo music service in Japan.

Whether customers choose to listen on the move via headphones or at home via their stereo system or AV receiver, Onky o wants them to be able to choose from the widest range of music, delive red with the highest fidelity - to the devices they want to use that's our mission.

The service is currently in beta and can be accessed viaonkyomusic

, as well as through custom built native apps for Android and iOS, which are in develop ment.

onkyomusic will cover all musical genres from pop and soul to jazz and folk, with classical music a major focus. The service also plans to make content available from Japanese labels, as well as genres pr eviously not widely available in hi-res audio format such as rock, metal and, the increasingly popular and steadily growing global catalogue of ANIME music. Featuring global headliners as well as locally relevant in dependent artists, onkyomusic will have wide across-the-board appeal to music lovers and audiophiles alike.

The comprehensive selection of content on the site, sourced from 7digitals catalogue of the worlds leading record companies, currently includes over hundreds of thousands of 24-bit/44.1kHz up to 192kHz hi-res tracks (available in FLAC) and millions of 16-bit/44.1kHz CD quality files. The rapidly growing catalogue w ill ensure the service offers users a best in class experience.

Tracks and albums will be sold a la carte at competitive prices and in local currency a hi-res album will cost the equivalent of $15- $20 while individual tracks will be around $3-$4 per song.

Content will besourced from industry giants such as Universal Music, as well as a host of specialist labels including Lantis, a big name ANIME song label in Japan looking to be added.

Music purchased on the onkyomusic platform will be stored in a cloud locker ready for download to multiple devices. Onkyo and 7digital will work together to create unique music promotions - with high profile partnerships already in the pipeline as well as special features and unique editorial to engage customers with new musi c and deliver an elevated music discovery experience.

CEO of 7digital, Simon Cole comments: Onkyo has a history of being the first to market in Japan and a legacy of great innovation around superior audio systems. They are a fantastic partner to work with, and we are pleased to be a part of this new compelling offer for their customers. The marriage of such high-fidelity sound systems and this very easy to use hi-res down load store has the chance to attract new digital listeners and satisfy e ven the most serious audiophiles.

Dickon Stainer, President andCEO of Global Classics for Universal Music Group, says: Hi-resolution audio is a perfect medium for listeners to explore the all-important nuan ces, detail and vibrancy of great classical recordings. Our Decca and De utsche Grammophon labels are famous around the world for their incredibl e catalogues of music and were thrilled that e-onkyo is now expanding internationally and making this amazing music available to even more fans in such high quality.

Miyagi concludes, Onkyo are striving tobe the best in class for hi-res audio experiences. Positive collaboratio ns with major artists, various industry partners, including 7digital and our position as early innovators on this superior sound initiative make us confident that we will deliver.

About e-onkyo music

Established in 2005, e-onkyo music is one of the leading hi-res music download services in the world. It is owned by Onkyo Entertainment Technology Corporation, which is a subsidiary company of Japanese audio manufacturer, ONKYO Corporation. e-onkyo music carries PCM files that range from 44.1kHz to 192kHz / 24bit in WAV and flac format. It als o carries DSD files at 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz / 1bit in DSF format (JP only).

Visit onkyomusic

for more information

About 7digital

7digital aims to simplify access to the worlds music and radio. Their robust, scalable digital music platform and flexible APIs are used to power comprehensive m usic and radio services for leading consumer brands, mobile carriers, br oadcasters, automotive systems, retailers, record labels, artists and ag encies. Alongside proven technology, they offer global music rights, award-winning radio production services, and content management expertise, making them a leading global partner in this space. 7digital have powere d streaming and download services for global brands like Guvera, Samsung, ROK Mobile, HMV and BlackBerry, have partnered with media giants such as Yahoo and Sirius XM, and are the largest independent producer of radi o programming for the BBC. 7digital Group is ideally placed to lead inno vation at the intersection of digital music and next generation radio services.

Visit 7digital

for more information.

A free firmware update improving the operation of Spotify Connect on 2014-model network-ready Onkyo A/V receivers and HTiB packages is now available for download, the company announced.

Compatible 2014 models include the TX-NR535, TX-NR636, TX-NR737, TX-NR838, TX-NR1030, and TX-NR3030 network A/V receivers; the PR-SC5530 Network A/V Controller; and the HT-S5700, HT-S7700 and HT-S9700THX home theater packages.

Spotify Connect allows Spotify Premium subscribers to stream over 20 million tracks from the Spotify smartphone and tablet application to their A/V component, with the service bolstering a suite of existing streaming options bundled with Wi-Fi®-enabled Onkyo home theater products. Spotify Connect also allows users to make calls or use other apps without interrupting playback since the technology is built into the receiver.

Learn more about Spotify Connect at: https://www.spotify.com/us/connect/

Osaka and Hong Kong – Onkyo Corporation (“Onkyo”) and WOOX Innovations (“WOOX” ) today announced that they have entered a comprehensive, long-term partnership that spans product development and distribution. The two companies will initially focus on creating high-fidelity Bluetooth speakers and headphones under the Onkyo brand.

Consumers are looking for hassle-free, high quality music whether they’re at home or on the go. High-fidelity headphones and Bluetooth speakers are a key part of that experience. This is reflected in consumer demand: the global market for wireless home audio, including those incorporating Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity, continues to see strong growth both in Japan and the rest of the world. With the market for high resolution audio already at an advanced stage in Japan, the partnership also provides the opportunity to establish Onkyo’s expertise in this area worldwide.

“The partnership with WOOX Innovations presents a great opportunity for growth: both through collaboration on product development and through WOOX’s extensive global sales organization, which is present in more than and manages sales in over 100 countries”, said Munenori Otsuki President, CEO of Onkyo Corporation. “Onkyo has long been highly regarded for its development of audio and speaker products, and with this partnership we will accelerate growth and improve our business performance.”

WOOX, the former audio and lifestyle entertainment business of Netherlands-based Royal Philips, was acquired by Gibson Brands in June 2014. This follows the strategic partnership entered into by Onkyo and Gibson in January 2012. The agreement further advances Gibson Brands’ ambition to become the largest music lifestyle company in the world.

“Today’s announcement is an important step forward in the implementation of our multibrand strategy, where we will collaborate with our partners in Gibson Brands to create and bring to market innovative products across a range of brands,” said Wiebo Vaartjes, CEO of WOOX Innovations. “Onkyo has a great heritage, advanced technology capabilities and a strong brand: this partnership will create value for our companies, for our retail customers and most importantly for consumers.”

Onkyo is a leader in providing hi-res audio. Its Hi-Res music download store, e-onkyo music, is the largest Hi-Res music download store in Japan where it has been running since 2005. In January 2015 Onkyo announced the launch of Hi-Res music download stores in the US, UK and Germany. The company continues to pioneer Hi-Res audio across the full music chain from creation and recording to listening. This includes developing a new method of enjoying Hi-Res audio in a non-PC environment and introducing products capable of working with Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), a new audio format for high-resolution music sources developed by Meridian.

As a result of the partnership, Onkyo and WOOX will be able to respond quickly to changing user needs and rapidly advancing technology. Focusing on fast-growing market segments, the two companies will introduce products designed around their users’ lifestyles and, in terms of sound quality, which put the listener right at the center of performances from their favorite artists.

About WOOX Innovations

From great sound quality, to advanced technology and sophisticated design, WOOX Innovations strives to improve the entertainment experience. Headquartered in Hong Kong and with over 1,900 employees worldwide, we develop and market products in sound, home entertainment and related accessories. WOOX Innovations is a Gibson Brands company and a brand licensee of Royal Philips. For our latest news, go to www.woox.com/news/.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, January 6, 2015 – Onkyo, manufacturer of high-quality home theater and Hi-Fi solutions since 1946, is presenting an impressive array of audio products at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 6-9, 2015. Visitors to the Gibson Brands’ tent in the Central Plaza of the Las Vegas Convention Center will experience an exciting Dolby Atmos® demo and see the complete lineup of Onkyo’s Dolby Atmos-enabled audio video receivers and speakers, as well as Hi-Fi and Hi-Resolution audio products including the new A-9010 Integrated Stereo Amplifier.

Industry-Leading Dolby Atmos Lineup

Onkyo brings astonishing multidimensional sound to home theaters of all sizes as well as the latest in Ultra HD streaming and broadcast video. Onkyo’s AVR lineup on display at CES 2015 includes Sound & Vision “Top Picks” the TX-NR838 and TX-NR636 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receivers, the 9.2-Channel TX-NR1030, 11.2-Channel TX-NR3030, and flagship PR-SC5530 11.2 Channel A/V Network Controller. Also featured are the SKH-410 Dolby Atmos-enabled add-on speakers and THX®-certified HT-S9700THX home theater system.

A-9010 Integrated Stereo Amplifier (MSRP $349)

Onkyo adds unrivaled versatility and sound quality to its line of Hi-Fi components with the introduction of the A-9010—an integrated stereo amplifier that brings acclaimed WRAT power to an unmatched price point. The A-9010 effortlessly delivers up to 44 W/Ch of high-current power, includes two digital inputs and a high-quality Wolfson® WM8718 digital-to-analog converter. Supporting audio signal resolution up to 192 kHz/24-bit, the A-9010 opens the door to Hi-Res audio as well as HiFi with a quality MM phono equalizer, phono inputs, and grounding terminal for a turntable connection. When an analog signal is detected among its five analog inputs, the receiver automatically shuts down all digital circuitry to prevent interference, ensuring that LPs (as well as signals output by a CD player featuring a good quality DAC) are reproduced with purity and depth.

A Heritage of Hi-Fi

Aimed at music lovers looking to discover—or rediscover—the magic of analog sound shines with the recently announced D-77NE loudpseakers and CP-1050 turntable. The CP-1050 features a super-smooth low-torque direct-drive motor, thick, vibration-damping MDF and a quartz-lock controlled 12” platter is die-cast aluminum for smooth, precise, and stable rotation. Meanwhile, the striking D-77NEs offer music lovers full-sized speakers capable of capturing the dynamics, scale, and detail contained in pure analog, 24-bit PCM, and DSD formats through a Three-Way driver system, refined crossover network and handmade solid MDF speaker enclosures.

Hi-Res Goes Portable

Onkyo is a leading proponent of Hi-Resolution audio, opening listeners’ ears to studio master-quality audio at home and now, on the go. Onkyo’s HF Player app for iOS and Android devices allows users enjoy hi-res playback through the DAC-HA200 or new DAC-HA300 portable digital-to-analog converters.

For more information about Onkyo’s complete line of products on display at CES 2015, please stop by the Gibson Brands tent in the Central Plaza.

About Onkyo

Since 1946, Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality, and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award-winning products that are lauded by industry-leading publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obvious quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it’s turned on.

For more information, visit the Onkyo website at www.onkyo.com or follow Onkyo at www.facebook.com/OnkyoWorldwide

OSAKA, JAPAN, January 5, 2015 – With the renaissance of vinyl and increasing availability of high-resolution Studio Master-quality audio, Onkyo continues its rich tradition of hi-fi sound with two remarkable new products: the D-77NE Loudspeakers and the CP-1050 Turntable, both on display at the Onkyo booth within the Gibson Brands tent in the Central Plaza of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

D77NE Loudspeakers (MSRP $5000/pair)

For the first time ever, music lovers outside of Japan will have an opportunity to own a full-sized speaker capable of capturing the dynamics, scale, and detail contained in pure analog, 24-bit Hi-Res Audio, and DSD formats.

Three core elements combine to produce a signature sound that’s rich, musical, and a real joy to experience—particularly for vinyl record and hi-res audio enthusiasts.

First is the Three-Way driver system. Manufactured using a non-press technique Onkyo pioneered over 50 years ago, the 30 cm paper woofer diaphragm is thicker, tougher, and lighter than conventional pressed cones to increase inner loss, control vibration, and provide stiffness for rhythmically accurate bass. A thick metal basket and massive motor lets the woofer reach deep into sub-bass territory with remarkable speed and agility.

For its proprietary Silk OMF drivers, Onkyo blends layers of strong and lightweight silk with polyester resin to provide stiffness for precise articulation of mid-range sounds such as vocals and guitar. High frequencies cross over at 3.2 kHz to a dome-and-cone tweeter arrangement consisting of a 2.5 cm aluminum-magnesium dome and 4 cm bio-cross diaphragm. Magnetic Distortion Cancellation Technology (M.D.C.T) in the crossover allows the driver to perform with detailed airiness up to 50 kHz.

The second major element contributing to the D-77NE’s high performance is the crossover network, which features German-made WIMA fixed-film dielectric capacitors and three separate coils to prevent flux leakage. This crossover network has been painstakingly refined and improved to the point where each driver blends seamlessly to form a single cohesive audio image.

The third notable aspect is the speaker enclosure itself. A combination of solid MDF material—the baffle alone is 42 mm thick—and a handmade wood bracing system controls cabinet resonances in a similar way to an acoustic guitar body, lending a warm and natural tonality to music. Gold-plated machined brass speaker posts with knurled brass knobs and a gorgeous black wood-grain finish complete the D-77NEs.

CP-1050 Turntable (MSRP $599)

Aimed at music lovers looking to discover—or rediscover—the magic of analog sound, the CP-1050 features a super-smooth low-torque direct-drive motor that reduces low-frequency cogging noise as well as the high-frequency noise produced by some belt-driven designs which use a fast-spinning electric motor. The CP-1050 can play both LPs and 45s, and comes with an adapter for 7-inch records.

The body is constructed from thick, vibration-damping MDF and the platter is die-cast aluminum for smooth, precise, and stable rotation. Together with the low-noise motor and rubber slip-mat, the precision craftsmanship and weight of the deck combine to effectively reduce vibration for clear and open analog sound.

For more information about Onkyo’s complete line of products on display at CES 2015, please stop by the Gibson Brands tent in the Central Plaza.

Onkyo announces a new THX®-I/S Plus™ Certified speaker package. The SKS-HT993THX 7.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System is a factory tuned and perfectly matched theater reference surround sound system that delivers immersive, dynamic audio with an affordable price tag.

A Convenient Route to THX-Certified Sound

Ideally paired with a THX-certified audio receiver including Onkyo’s TX-NR727, TX-NR828, TX-NR929, TX-NR737, TX-NR838, TX-NR1030 or TX-NR3030, this beautifully finished, full-scale system is the most convenient and affordable route to thrilling THX multiplex sound.

Full-sized, two-way speakers complete with A-OMF (Advanced Onkyo Micro Fiber) woofers and high-quality soft-dome tweeters ensure that high-impact surround-sound is felt from all directions. These sealed speakers can be positioned almost anywhere—including wall-mounted surrounds - without compromising bass power or clarity.

Rounding out this 7.1-channel speaker package is the heavyweight acoustic-suspension powered subwoofer that delivers 125 W of power through its high-capacity cabinet and 12-inch front-firing cone.

Currently shipping to dealers, the SKS-HT993THX carries an MSRP of $799.

For more information about THX, visit thx.com. For the full lineup of THX-Certified products from Onkyo, visit onkyousa.com.

About Onkyo Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Onkyo offers a comprehensive selection of products that address all sectors of the home entertainment market, from soundbars to full-scale 11.2-channel home theaters. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo's website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA. THX, the THX logo and Select2 are trademarks of THX Ltd. THX and the THX logo are registered in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. All rights reserved.

A free firmware update enabling Spotify Connect on many 2012 and 2013-model network-ready Onkyo A/V receivers and HTiB packages is now available for download.

Compatible 2013 models include the TX-NR525, HT-RC550, TX-NR626, HT-RC560, TX-NR727, TX-NR828 and TX-NR929 A/V receivers and HTiB packages.

Compatible 2012 models include the TX-NR414, HT-R758, HT-RC440, TX-NR515, TX-NR515AE, HT-RC460, HT-R791, TX-NR616, TX-NR616AE, HT-RC470, TX-NR717, TX-NR818, TX-NR1010, TX-NR3010 and TX-NR5010 A/V receivers and HTiB packages.

Spotify Connect firmware was previously made available for 2014 models including the TX-NR535, TX-NR636, TX-NR737, TX-NR838, TX-NR1030, and TX-NR3030 network A/V receivers; the PR-SC5530 Network A/V Controller; and the HT-S5700, HT-S7700 and HT-S9700THX home theater packages.

The update allows Spotify Premium subscribers to stream over 20 million tracks from the Spotify smartphone and tablet application to their A/V component, with the service bolstering a suite of existing streaming options bundled with Wi-Fi®-enabled Onkyo home theater products. Spotify Connect also allows users to make calls or use other apps without interrupting playback since the technology is built into the receiver.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ. A free firmware update enabling Spotify Connect on 2014-model network-ready Onkyo A/V receivers, controllers, and HTiB packages is now available for download, the company announced.

Compatible models include the TX-NR535, TX-NR636, TX-NR737, TX-NR838, TX-NR1030, and TX-NR3030 network A/V receivers; the PR-SC5530 Network A/V Controller; and the HT-S5700, HT-S7700 and HT-S9700THX home theater packages.

The update allows Spotify Premium subscribers to stream over 20 million tracks from the Spotify smartphone and tablet application to their A/V component, with the service bolstering a suite of existing streaming options bundled with Wi-Fi®-enabled Onkyo home theater products. Spotify Connect also allows users to make calls or use other apps without interrupting playback since the technology is built into the receiver.

Onkyo also unveiled a new and improved iOS 8-compatible app, Onkyo Remote 3, for iPod touch/iPhone, which is also available as a free download via the App Store. The app seamlessly combines control and streaming functionality in one easy-to-navigate User Interface complete with a fresh new “flat” design scheme, allowing users to unlock the full potential of their Onkyo component without leaving the lounge.

Onkyo Remote 3 is compatible with all Onkyo network A/V receivers and controllers manufactured from 2011 (TX-NRX09 and later), as well as the TX-8050 Network Stereo Receiver and CS-N755 Network Hi-Fi Mini System. As well as providing a simple graphical interface for controlling playback and adjusting system settings, the app will:

Streams music stored on iPod touch/iPhone to the receiver or tuner with familiar song organization (album, artist, playlist, and genre), album art, and content information

Enables song, album, playlist, and radio channel selection from online streaming services included with select Onkyo products

Locates and streams Hi-Res PCM, 2.8 MHz DSD (models manufactured during or after 2013), and 5.6 MHz DSD (2014 models only) stored on compatible network-attached devices via the Home Media function

Locates and streams lossless and compressed audio from DLNA®-compatible media servers and PCs

Integrates compatibility with Spotify Connect (2014-model receivers only)

Manages playback in up to three zones from anywhere within range of the home network

Offers fast and efficient input source switching

Enables limited control of other A/V and Hi-Fi components connected to the receiver or tuner via Onkyo’s RI (Remote Interactive) terminals, as well as playback control for compatible Blu-ray Disc players via CEC

Provides access to the main setup menu on compatible Onkyo A/V receivers, allowing users to perform detailed adjustment using the connected display.

Spotify Connect and the Onkyo app join next-generation features such as Dolby Atmos®, HDBaseT connectivity, 4K/60 Hz video via HDMI® 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 copy protection capability in Onkyo 2014 network products. These cutting-edge technologies and smooth operability guarantee a powerful and emotionally captivating entertainment experience.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (9/26/14) -- Onkyo is pleased to announce the firmware update enabling Dolby Atmos sound on the Onkyo TX-NR636, TX-NR737, and TX-NR838 network A/V receivers is now available. This free update is available via either a network connection or USB download.

“We are excited to provide this free update to owners of our 2014 network receivers beginning with TX-NR636," says Onkyo Corporation General Manager, Kevin Miyagi. "Our Dolby Atmos enabled receivers allow Onkyo customers to enjoy not only new content that will be released in Dolby Atmos but will also provide an enhanced experience of their current Blu-ray libraries through Dolby Surround.”

With Dolby Atmos, sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill the home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth. Additionally, a new Dolby surround upmixer allows for legacy channel-based content that has not been mixed for Dolby Atmos to be expanded to fill the flexible speaker layouts of a Dolby Atmos system.

Since its introduction in cinemas in 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all the major Hollywood studios, seven Academy Award®-winning directors, and 16 Academy Award-winning sound mixers.

“Dolby Atmos transports you from the ordinary into the extraordinary with breathtaking, multidimensional sound that fills your room and flows all around you,” said Craig Eggers, Director, Home Theater, Dolby Laboratories. “That’s the premium entertainment experience we are excited to bring to the consumer through our partners, like Onkyo, both who have come to expect the very best from Dolby.”

All of Onkyo’s 2014-model A/V receivers and controllers, beginning with the TX-NR636, feature Dual 32-bit Processing Engines to decode, scale, and calibrate Dolby Atmos for any home theater configuration.

Onkyo’s high-end TX-NR1030 and TX-NR3030 network A/V receivers along with the flagship PR-SC5530 Network A/V Controller will ship in mid-October with support for Dolby Atmos built in. The HT-S7700 Network Home Theater System will also ship with Dolby Atmos built-in at the end of September.

With Dolby Atmos joining THX®-certified theater-reference audio performance, built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth, support for Hi-Res Audio playback as well as HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 copy protection, these Onkyo components have power to elevate next-generation media to transcendental heights.

For more information about Dolby Atmos and Onkyo, please visit http://dolbyatmos.onkyousa.com.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ. A firmware update enabling Dolby Atmos® sound on the Onkyo TX-NR636, TX-NR737, and TX-NR838 network A/V receivers will be released on September 29, the home entertainment specialists confirmed today.

The free firmware download enabling Dolby Atmos on these mid-range products precedes the release of Onkyo’s high-end TX-NR1030 and TX-NR3030 network A/V receivers, and the flagship PR-SC5530 Network A/V Controller, all of which will ship from mid-October with support for Dolby Atmos built in at the factory. The HT-S7700 Network Home Theater System will also ship with Dolby Atmos built-in beginning at the end of September.

Dolby Atmos delivers captivating multidimensional sound that places and moves specific effects anywhere in the room (including overhead) bringing movie entertainment to life all around the audience. Since its introduction in cinemas in 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all the major Hollywood studios, seven Academy Award®-winning directors, and 16 Academy Award-winning sound mixers.

All of Onkyo’s 2014-model A/V receivers and controllers from the mid-range and up feature Dual 32-bit Processing Engines to decode, scale, and calibrate Dolby Atmos for any home theater configuration.

With Dolby Atmos joining THX®-certified theater-reference audio performance, built-in Wi-Fi® for Hi-Res PCM/DSD, and HDMI 2.0 supporting 4K/60 Hz video, these Onkyo components have power to elevate next-generation media to transcendental heights.

For more information about Dolby Atmos and Onkyo, please visit http://dolbyatmos.onkyousa.com.

About Onkyo

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo's website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.

07/14/14 - UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NEW JERSEY. Onkyo, the world’s foremost specialist in audio-video entertainment, has announced major upgrades to its popular line of home-theater-in-a-box (HTiB) packages, along with a new Dolby Atmos®-enabled speaker system and an updated entry-level A/V receiver. The following packages and components—including select models engineered for captivating Dolby Atmos sound right out of the box—are slated for release during the last quarter of this year: The Dolby Atmos-ready HT-S7700 5.1.2-channel network A/V receiver and speaker packages The SKH-410 Dolby Atmos-Enabled Speaker System The 5.1-channel HT-S3700 home theater receiver and speaker packages, and a network-enabled 5.1-channel HT-S5700 Network A/V Receiver/Speaker Package, all with HDMI 2.0 and Bluetooth The TX-SR333 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver with HDMI 2.0 and Bluetooth

One Easy Step to Dolby Atmos Sound with 5.1.2-Channel Packages
Dolby Atmos—a multidimensional audio format developed for commercial cinemas and now available for the first time in home theaters—places and moves specific sounds anywhere in the room, including overhead. Content creators mix in a 3D space with object-oriented overhead sounds (such as aircraft, rain, or birdcalls) passing through pairs of in-ceiling speakers or Dolby Atmos-enabled height speakers.

With its Dolby Atmos-enabled front/height speakers, the HT-S7700 is the most convenient and affordable way to enjoy Dolby Atmos sound at home. This factory-balanced 5.1.2-channel HTiB system is powered by a Wi-Fi®- and Bluetooth-ready 7.2-channel network A/V receiver featuring HDMI® 2.0 terminals for 4K/60 Hz video and HDCP 2.2 for 4K video streaming and broadcasting. It supports high-resolution network audio, internet radio and music streaming, and can upscale low-resolution video to 4K with Qdeo™ processing technology. The receiver has two HDMI 2.0 outputs, a phono input for turntable connection, and Powered Zone 2 capability for distributed multiroom audio.

Included 2-way front speakers contain OMF (Onkyo Micro Fiber) woofers and a balanced-dome tweeter for clear and accurate sound, while an independently powered up-firing speaker in a sealed top compartment bounces Dolby Atmos height effects from the ceiling into the audience. Sounds fed via the height channels seem to originate from overhead, helping to create a sphere of sound where effects move seamlessly above and around the listener.

The package is completed with a 2-way gloss-accented center speaker with dual cone woofers and tweeter, two solid full-range surround speakers, and a large 10-inch powered subwoofer.

Speaker System Enables Dolby Atmos on Existing Surround Setups
Owners re-powering an existing home theater speaker system with a compatible 2014-model Onkyo A/V receiver can unlock the full Dolby Atmos experience by connecting two of the company’s new SKH-410 speakers to the receiver’s height channels. The compact sealed cabinets contain a full-range up-firing cone speaker and special Dolby Atmos-certified network to create a plane of sound above the listener. Placed on larger floorstanding speakers or mounted on the wall, the SKH-410s offer a convenient and cost-effective way to unleash the power of Dolby Atmos in home theaters where in-ceiling speakers are impractical.

Tokyo, Japan / Nashville, U.S. — July 1, 2014 — Gibson Brands (www.gibson.com), the leading global sound and music company, today announced the launch of its first pioneering music lifestyle concept showroom in Tokyo. Launching on July 2nd, the Showroom will showcase the premium sound and music quality of its three leading brands Gibson Guitars, TEAC and Onkyo, providing customers with the opportunity to play, record, and listen to their own music with the latest high performance products in its state of the art facilities in Yaesu.

For the first of its kind, the Showroom, which will be open to the public, will provide a unique environment where music lovers of all levels, from professional musicians to beginners, can immerse themselves in the world of music. After passing under a giant replica of the iconic Les Paul guitar at the entrance, visitors will be free to explore and try out the full range of products first-hand in individually designed and branded zones spread over two floors. In the Gibson Guitar Play Zone, visitors will be able to select and play from the vast display of legendary Gibson Guitars, record and create their own music using TEAC’s latest technology in the “Premium Sound Lab” and relax and listen to music with Onkyo’s high fidelity audio systems and headphones in the “Premium Music Lounge”. There is even a Live Stage area where guest artists and visitors will be able to play out to the crowd – the ultimate experience for any music lover.

The launch of the new concept Showroom marks a significant milestone in Gibson Brands history. A global first, the Showroom demonstrates Gibson Brands continued its commitment to improving product innovation, quality and customer experience as it celebrates its 120th anniversary.

Masayoshi Yamazaki, a special guest musician for the event who has been recording and distributing live performances using Gibson Brands’ high-resolution systems, launched the opening of the showroom by playing his favorite Gibson acoustic guitar live on the Exhibition Stage. Yamazaki, the first performer ever play out from the Exhibition Stage, demonstrated the new concept by playing the Gibson acoustic guitar, recording his performance with TEAC’s state of the art recording equipment TASCAM DA-3000 and then reproducing it through Onkyo’s Hi-Fi audio system.

Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Brands states “Gibson Brands are about bringing the joy of sound and music to music lovers across the world. The collaboration between our three leading brands Gibson, Onkyo and TEAC, our new concept Showroom realizes our shared vision to improving the quality of life of our customers through music. It is fitting that we launch our first Sound and Music Concept Showroom in Tokyo where the collaboration began and will be rolled out to other markets across the World. ”

Yuji Hanabusa CEO and President of TEAC Corporation states “The new concept Showroom is a great opportunity for TEAC to broaden its customer base by providing everyday music lovers as well as music professionals the opportunity to experience and access our products. “

Munenori Otsuki President, CEO, Onkyo Corporation states “Onkyo is delighted to be part of this prestigious group of premium sound and music brands and is looking forward to seeing the collaboration continue to flourish as we extend this exciting new concept to other markets”.

About Gibson Brands, Inc.

Gibson Brands, one the fastest-growing companies in the music and sound industries, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN. Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, and consumer and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences by offering exceptional products with world-recognized brands. Gibson has a portfolio of over 100 well-recognized brand names starting with the number one guitar brand, Gibson. Other brands include: Epiphone, Dobro, Valley Arts, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Slingerland, Maestro, Baldwin, Hamilton, Chickering and Wurlitzer. Audio brands include: KRK Systems, TASCAM, Cerwin-Vega!, Stanton, Onkyo, Integra, TEAC, TASCAM Professional Software, and Esoteric. All Gibson Brands are dedicated to innovation, prestige and improving the quality of life of our customers.

More information is available at www.gibson.com, www.facebook.com/gibson, www.twitter.com/gibsonguitar

Gibson, 1-800-4GIBSON (1-800-444-2766) or www.gibson.com

About TEAC Corporation

TEAC CORPORATION (TYO: 6803) is an electronics company based in Japan. It was founded in 1953 as the Tokyo Electro Acoustic Company. TEAC manufactures and distributes high grade audio video electronics, consumer electronics, computer data recording and storage devices, computer peripherals and professional recording equipment as well as disc publishing products. Products are marketed under the brand names ESOTERIC (high end consumer audio products), TEAC (consumer electronics – mass market audio products) and TASCAM (consumer to professional audio products, mostly recording). To learn more about TEAC, please visit: www.teac.com.

About Onkyo Corporation

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award winning products that are lauded by industry leading audio publications. The company’s philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions. For more information about fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyo.com.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ. Onkyo has announced that its upcoming TX-NR1030 and TX-NR3030 network A/V receivers, flagship PR-SC5530 Network A/V Controller, HT-S7700 and HT-S9700THX HTiB systems, and SKS-HT693 and SKH-410 speaker packages will launch with Dolby Atmos, a next-generation audio format that delivers captivating multidimensional sound in home theater environments.

The company will also release a firmware update, targeted in September, enabling Dolby Atmos® on its mid-range TX-NR636, TX-NR737, and TX-NR838 network A/V receivers now available worldwide.

With Dolby Atmos sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill the home theater with astonishing clarity, power, depth, and detail.

“Some of the world’s leading filmmakers are using Dolby Atmos to transport audiences to the center of the action,” said Onkyo Corporation General Manager, Kevin Miyagi. “Dolby Atmos delivers a multidimensional sound experience with breathtaking detail and clarity. We are excited to be among the first brands to offer this technology to our customers.”

Onkyo's 2014 models supporting Dolby Atmos feature Dual 32-bit DSP Engines to decode, scale, and calibrate Dolby Atmos to suit individual home theater configurations. Owners of compatible Onkyo components have the flexibility to choose their preferred theater layout, unleashing the format’s effect with the addition of a pair or more of in-ceiling height speakers, complementing traditional 5.1, 7.1, or 9.1 configurations. Alternatively, users can augment an existing speaker setup with Dolby Atmos-enabled loudspeakers. For more information on these speaker configurations please visit dolbyatmos.onkyousa.com.

About Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos delivers captivating, multidimensional sound that places and moves specific sounds anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience.

Since its introduction in the cinema in 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all the major Hollywood studios, seven Academy Award® winning directors, and 16 Academy Award-winning sound mixers, among others. Later this year, entertainment enthusiasts will be able to enjoy Dolby Atmos in their home theaters.

To learn more about Dolby Atmos and home theaters, visit the Dolby Lab Notes blog here.

About Onkyo

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo's website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.

Onkyo has unveiled three high-end audio-video components offering passionate movie and music lovers the ultimate home entertainment experience. The release includes the THX® Select2™ Plus-certified 9.2-channel TX-NR1030 Network A/V Receiver and 11.2-channel TX-NR3030 Network A/V Receiver, and a THX® Ultra2™ Plus-certified PR-SC5530 Network A/V Controller.

All three components introduce HYPERLINK "http://wp.me/p3kGgm-aX" Dolby Atmos multidimensional sound to home theaters as well as the latest HDMI supporting 4K video at 60 Hz with HDCP 2.2 compatibility for Ultra HD streaming and broadcast video. The products combine audiophile design and construction with outstanding connectivity to deliver powerful, controlled, and dynamic audio performance in medium to large listening spaces.

A New Age of Surround Sound with Dolby Atmos

With Dolby Atmos®, sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill the home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth. Dolby Atmos multi-dimensional sound places and moves sounds around the room, like a bird chirping or rainfall from above, to make every sonic element come alive.

All three Onkyo components feature Dual 32-bit DSP engines to decode, scale and calibrate Dolby Atmos to suit individual home theater configurations. With up to 11 channels of high-current amplification, users can unlock the full experience with in-ceiling height channels or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers to augment a standard 5.1, 7.1, or 9.1 home theater setup.

Unrivalled Video Performance

Eight HDMI® inputs and three outputs are specified for 4K/60 Hz video and 21:9 widescreen theater aspect, with HDMI Input 3 and Main Out supporting HDCP 2.2 copy protection to enable playback of streamed or broadcast Ultra HD content and future 4K studio releases. A dedicated HDMI Zone 2 Out routes 1080p video to a second display with multizone control enabled by a streaming and control app. The 4K/60 Hz HDMI Sub Out is intended for dedicated projector connection.

Qdeo™ technology by Marvell upscales low-resolution video to 1080p for Full HD displays and 4K for compatible UHD screens. All three components include selectable ISF video calibration, which optimizes picture settings to industry standards with night and day modes for optimal viewing in any conditions. Together, these technologies deliver next-generation video to big-screen TVs and projectors with picture quality that is nothing short of spectacular.

Engineered for Pure Audio Excitement

In line with Onkyo’s “Emotion, Delivered” concept for ultimate two-channel and multichannel performance, all three components feature separate processing and amplifier blocks to minimize electrical interference. The wide-range amplification system is based on industry-best high-current delivery for superior speaker control, which results in extremely clear, accurate, and dynamic sound.

Both the TX-NR1030 and TX-NR3030 feature a customized high-regulation transformer, with the latter adding two additional EI transformers for audio and video processing, as well as custom 18,000 ?F capacitors and low-distortion Three-Stage Inverted Darlington amplification circuitry. The PR-SC5530, meanwhile, has a custom toroidal power supply and separate EI transformers for A/V processing.

All three components are built for high-resolution audio processing with seven discrete TI Burr-Brown DACs. The TX-NR3030 and PR-SC5530 boast top-of-the-line 192 kHz/32-bit processors, with the TX-NR1030 featuring seven 192 kHz/24-bit two-channel DACs. Audio decoding is handled by Dual 32-bit DSP Engines.

The components include DTS Neo:X™, a powerful multiplexing solution capable of upmixing stereo and 5.1-channel sources to 7.1, 9.1, or 11.1 channels while providing optimized DSP modes to suit games, movies, and music.

Quality audio-grade terminals are featured throughout. The TX-NR1030 and TX-NR3030 have 11.4 multichannel pre-outs and balanced XLR pre-outs for the front L/R channels, while the PR-SC5530 has both balanced 11.4-channel XLR pre-outs and 11.4 multichannel pre-outs. All models feature 18 mm-pitch front-channel RCA pre-outs to accommodate high-quality cables. Multi-room audio entertainment comes courtesy of Powered Zone 2 and Powered Zone 3 outputs with a convenient Whole House Mode and playback control via remote app. Naturally, all components support front-channel bi-amping.

Also part of Emotion, Delivered technology is proprietary AccuEQ room calibration. AccuEQ measures and corrects speaker distances, levels, crossovers, and frequency response from one convenient listening position to ensure cohesive surround-sound while enabling playback of 7.1-channel formats at 96 kHz without down-sampling. For pure and authentic stereo performance, AccuEQ bypasses the front channels so the unique character of the user’s loudspeakers can be enjoyed without DSP correction potentially altering the sound.

Hi-fi enthusiasts can connect a turntable via the phono input or a high-quality SACD or CD player via analog audio inputs, touch the Pure Direct Analog Path button, and enjoy sound to rival dedicated all-analog hi-fi stereo amplifiers. The mode physically switches off every digital circuit, allowing analog signals to pass directly from the source device to the speakers with zero interference.

Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth Offer High-Quality Audio and Convenience

For fans of high-resolution audio, built-in Wi-Fi facilitates Double DSD, gapless 192 kHz/24-bit FLAC and WAV, and Dolby® TrueHD streaming from media server with song selection via remote app. Audio can also be streamed directly from mobile devices over Wi-Fi, including a limitless selection of music from the widest range of internet streaming services currently available. Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR streaming quality is enhanced by a Music Optimizer DSP mode which restores lost bit information for cleaner, fuller sound.

Built to Onkyo’s exacting standards and engineered to deliver the most powerful, dynamic, and enthralling audio possible, these top-shelf components serve up a perfect blend of cutting-edge features and audiophile performance. Users can build a state-of-the-art home theater for a completely immersive A/V experience, but not at the cost of two-channel performance. With over 65 years experience crafting the best-sounding and best-equipped hi-fi components, Onkyo continues to deliver emotionally moving entertainment experiences to users who are truly passionate about sound and vision.

June 24, 2014

Pioneer Corporation

Onkyo Corporation

Basic Agreement for Capital/Business Alliance in Home AV Business

Japan — Pioneer Corporation (Headquarters: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture; President & CEO: Susumu Kotani; hereinafter “Pioneer”), Onkyo Corporation (Headquarters: Osaka City; President & CEO: Munenori Otsuki; hereinafter “Onkyo”) and Baring Private Equity Asia (Headquarters: Hong Kong, Chief Executive and Founding Partner: Jean Eric Salata; hereinafter “Baring”) have reached a basic agreement to commence discussions with an eye to integrating a part of Home AV business operations between Pioneer and Onkyo. Also, a portion of shares in Pioneer Home Electronics Corporation (hereinafter “PHE”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pioneer, will be transferred to Baring and Onkyo. After the transfer, Baring will have 51% stake in PHE. The remaining 49% will be determined in consultation between the related parties.

Background to the basic agreement:

Home AV market is shifting from analog equipment to digital equipment, where music playback by PCs and digital audio players are getting popular, and ways to enjoy music and music playback environment have been greatly changing.

To cope with such changes of the market, Pioneer and Onkyo will make an effort to increase competitiveness by capitalizing on the resources of the two companies such as strong brand power and superior technologies. Also, the capital participation of Baring will maximize synergies including business expansion.

Both companies will retain their existing brands, and increase their corporate value.

・Overview of Pioneer Home Electronics Corporation (PHE)

PHE started operations in July 2013 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pioneer Corporation for planning, manufacturing, sales and marketing of Home AV products. High quality audio/video and communication-related equipment designed by PHE have been core businesses of Pioneer, and it has introduced many industry-first and world-first products. Those quality is well received from both Japanese and overseas AV magazines such as EISA of Europe, and globally recognized as a high quality AV brand manufacturer.

・Overview of Onkyo Corporation

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award winning products that are lauded by industry leading audio publications. The company’s philosophy is to deliver products and services that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions. For more information about fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyo.com.

・Overview of Baring Private Equity Asia

Baring Private Equity Asia is one of the largest and most established independent private equity firms in Asia and advise funds with total committed capital of over US$5 billion. The firm advises on a pan-Asian investment program, specializing in companies requiring capital for expansion, recapitalization or acquisitions. Baring Asia has been investing in Asia since its formation in 1997 and has over 100 employees located in offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta and Tokyo. The firm currently advises funds that have invested in over 30 portfolio companies across Asia with 95,000 employees and revenues of over US$25 billion in 2013.

Onkyo Premieres “Emotion Delivered” Audio Concept in 2014 Mid-Range A/V Receivers

April 16, 2014

• Best-in-Class High Current Capability for THX® Select2™ Plus-Certified Theater Reference Sound

• Pure Direct Analog Path Mode Delivers Interference-Free Stereo Playback for Vinyl, SACD, and Compact Disc

• Supports Latest HDMI® Standard to Enable 4K/60 Hz Video and 21:9 Widescreen Format

• First Receiver Brand with HDCP 2.2 Copy Protection Compatibility for Premium Video Broadcasts and Streaming

• Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth for Universal Wireless Streaming of High-Resolution, Lossless, and Compressed Audio Files

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ. Onkyo’s groundbreaking THX®-certified TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 network A/V receivers set a new standard for performance and value by combining superlative sound quality with the latest in 4K/60 Hz and HDCP 2.2-compliant video and wireless hi-res audio connectivity.

Onkyo’s commitment to deliver superior performance can be seen in three key areas: sound quality for both multichannel and stereo listening; HDMI connectivity to enable Ultra HD video at 60 frames per second; and usability to make it easy to cue up content.

Best-in-Class High Current Capability for Stellar Sound Quality

The TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 passed over 2,000 laboratory bench tests analyzing every aspect of audio quality in order to achieve THX® Select2™ Plus certification. This guarantees the same high-volume, low-distortion sound experienced in a multiplex theater, with studio-reference soundtracks reproduced exactly as the director intended.

The new slogan “Emotion Delivered” neatly expresses Onkyo’s amplification philosophy. Time-proven technology and deep audio engineering know-how combine to produce sound quality that genuinely moves the listener. The cornerstone of the Emotion Delivered concept is high current. High instantaneous current realizes ultimate speaker control for uncommonly accurate and musical audio reproduction, while effortlessly handling impedance fluctuations and the sudden dynamic changes common to movie soundtracks.

Both the TX-NR838 and TX-NR737 have Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT) at their core, a system built around a custom high-output transformer, extra-large customized capacitors, and low-impedance copper bus-plates. Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry amplification features a discrete low-impedance output stage with high-current transistors for instantaneous power and extremely low distortion. The culmination of over 60 years’ audio engineering experience, WRAT preserves the life and character of the master recording.

High-current power amplification combines with dual Digital Signal Processing (DSP) engines and 192 kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown D/A conversion to deliver sound that is wide, deep, and detailed.

The TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 both feature proprietary AccuEQ room calibration that bypasses the front L/R channels so the loudspeakers’ unique audio characteristics are preserved. The remaining channels are very quickly and easily optimized for balanced surround-sound performance.

Advanced Music Optimizer DSP, meanwhile, enhances the quality of compressed audio streamed via Bluetooth to further improve two-channel fidelity for passionate music lovers.

Interference-Free Playback of Vinyl and SACD

On the TX-NR838, users can select Pure Direct Analog Path mode to physically shut down all digital circuitry in the receiver, eliminating electrical interference. Signals pass directly from the phono or analog audio inputs to the amplifiers and arrive at the front loudspeakers in pristine analog form. The improvement in audio quality is significant, and helps to showcase the unique tonal character of vinyl. Pure Direct Analog Path lets the TX-NR838 double as a pure-analog power amp for high-quality source components such as turntables, SACD players, and Blu-ray players.

Connectivity for 4K/60 Hz Video and HDCP 2.2 Compatibility

Both receivers feature seven HDMI inputs (six rear, one front with MHL™) and two outputs, with inputs 1–4 and the frontside input supporting Ultra HD video at 60 frames per second.

The TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 feature HDCP 2.2 compatibility on HDMI Input 3 and Main Out, allowing the receiver to play copy-protected Ultra HD media and other premium streamed, broadcast, or physical video content. Home theater receivers without HDCP 2.2 compatibility may only be able pass this premium content through to the display in standard definition (480i/576i).

Lower definition video from legacy consoles, DVDs, and streamed video via media player is smoothly converted to Full HD or 4K (depending on your display) with industry-leading Qdeo™ upscaling technology.

Connect a Second Display

As well as powering audio in another room equipped with a pair of speakers, the TX-NR838 transmits high-definition video to a Zone 2 display via the HDMI Sub Out. Users can route 1080p content from media players connected to the receiver and enjoy it on a second display with easy smartphone control. The additional HDMI output on the TX-NR737 is designed for projector connection. The TX-NR838 also features 7.2 multichannel pre-outs, five digital audio inputs, and a 12 V trigger-out for Zone 2 audio.

Wireless High-Resolution Audio Streaming and Unparalleled Access to Internet Services

Built-in Wi-Fi and DLNA® compatibility allows the easy streaming of high-resolution music libraries from PC or media server, with search, track selection, and playback controls all enabled via the remote app. A huge variety of file formats are supported including 5.6 MHz DSD, Dolby® TrueHD, and gapless 192 kHz/24-bit FLAC and WAV.

Users can also stream music stored on handheld devices instantly to these receivers via Wi-Fi, or use onboard Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR to enjoy almost any audio playing on their devices wirelessly.

Both receivers provide access to the widest assortment of Internet services available in the market today. The TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 support Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker, AUPEO!, and TuneIn Radio; all of which are searchable from within the Onkyo remote app.

Smooth and Intuitive Operation

Graphical on-screen displays are overlaid via HDMI so that quick adjustments to audio or video can be made without interrupting the program. InstaPrevue™ technology allows users to see content playing on connected devices in thumbnail windows. The remote app provides a wide range of adjustment and control for video and audio in two zones, and also includes a variety of audio streaming options.

Unprecedented Power, Performance, and Versatility

These versatile mid-range A/V receivers offer consumers much more than a next-generation movie or gaming experience. New technologies and long experience in high-fidelity audio design has resulted in two-channel performance that approaches that of a dedicated hi-fi stereo component system. Whether streaming a Spotify playlist from smartphone, soaking up the warmth of an LP, or settling in with a Blu-ray blockbuster, these two A/V receivers deliver performance that consistently exceeds expectations.

The TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 will both be available in May with suggested retail prices of $899 and $1,199, respectively.

About Onkyo

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo's website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.

Press contact:

Paul Wasek – Onkyo USA Corp

paul.wasek@us.onkyo.com

Onkyo announces two state-of-the-art network A/V receivers, the 5.2-channel TX-NR535 and 7.2-channel TX-NR636. Both feature HDMI specified for 4K/60 Hz video, built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth, and universal support for gapless* hi-res network audio, while the TX-NR636 adds HDCP 2.2 compatibility to support the latest DRM copy-protection standard.

Onkyo is one of the first CE manufacturers to implement 4K/60 Hz capability in an A/V receiver, paving the way for Ultra HD video playback at a liquid-smooth 60 frames per second. This is great news for PC gamers who can now add wall-shaking surround sound to their 4K/60 Hz experience. Consumers who don’t have an Ultra HD TV, meanwhile, can be confident their A/V receiver is ready for future home theater upgrades.

The TX-NR636 is also the first A/V receiver to support HDCP 2.2. This latest DRM copy-protection standard will be adopted for future premium 4K studio releases, 4K streaming via internet service providers, as well as for UHD terrestrial and satellite broadcasts. This content will be unplayable (or converted to standard definition) when passed through non-HDCP 2.2-compliant A/V receivers. Compatibility is therefore essential to users who plan to enjoy premium content in the future.

Powerful and Dynamic Sound Quality

Both the TX-NR535 and TX-NR636 are based on custom high-current architecture. High current is crucial for managing impedance fluctuations and sudden dynamic gains, and to ensure that power is instantaneously available at all times. A massive customized transformer, extra-large capacitors, and discrete low-distortion amplifiers are used, while the TX-NR636 adds Onkyo’s premier Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry on the front and center channels. Both receivers have been meticulously tuned to deliver clear, full-bodied sound with a revealing midrange and fast, punchy bass. Both are equally adept at steering DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby® TrueHD soundtracks through multiple channels or filling rooms with musical and engaging two-channel sound.

Engineered for High-Resolution Audio

Onkyo continues to wholeheartedly embrace high-resolution music. The free Onkyo remote app for iOS and Android devices easily locates and streams network-attached hi-res tracks via DLNA®. Both receivers feature gapless* playback of almost any high-resolution file format including 5.6 MHz DSD, Dolby® TrueHD, 192 kHz/24-bit FLAC and WAV, and ALAC to 96 kHz and 24-bit depth.

Music stored on smartphone and tablet can be streamed via remote app and Wi-Fi to the home theater, while users can browse and stream millions of available tracks on Spotify, Deezer, AUPEO!, and TuneIn from within the app. Support for Spotify Connect will be added later this year via firmware update. This feature will enable subscribers to stream Spotify’s massive library of music to the receiver directly from the Spotify app via Wi-Fi.

Onboard Bluetooth is also included (no extra charge for an adapter) for convenient wireless listening, with Onkyo’s Advanced Music Optimizer DSP vastly improving the quality of compressed audio.

Dual 32-bit DSP Engines

On the TX-NR636, audio processing power has been upgraded from one to two 32-bit DSP engines for smooth and easy decoding of high-resolution formats such as Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, and 5.6 MHz DSD.

Simple Operation for People of All Ages

Everything from initial setup to everyday operation has been made simple and stress-free. Both models include Onkyo’s proprietary AccuEQ calibration system to optimize the surround sound to suit individual room acoustics and speaker setups. On-screen menus are overlaid via HDMI and adjustments can be made without interruption to the program. All major control functions are also available via the remote streaming app, including cold power-up from Hybrid Standby.

Loaded with Useful Features and Connections

The TX-NR636 boasts six rear HDMI inputs, one front HDMI input supporting MHL™, and two HDMI outputs. It has an MM phono stage for turntable connection, and dedicated Powered Zone 2 terminals for multi-room audio. Users can also assign the surround back channels to bi-amp their front speakers. The receiver includes Dolby Pro Logic IIz 7.1-channel upmixing, and converts low-resolution video (from legacy consoles or DVDs, for example) to 1080p/4K using industry-leading Qdeo™ upscaling technology.

The TX-NR535, meanwhile, has six rear 4K/60 Hz-capable HDMI inputs and one output, and can pass 4K/60 Hz content through to a compatible display. Both feature a USB input supporting most lossless audio formats stored on flash memory devices.

A Potent Combination of Performance and Value

A small but passionate group of hi-fi veterans, Onkyo has raised the bar yet again by marrying next-generation technology with genuine high-fidelity audio performance, and by keeping its products affordable enough for average people. These two A/V network receivers offer supreme value, performance, and usability at the entry level.

The TX-NR535 will be available in March with a suggested retail price of $499 while the TX-NR636 will be available in April at a suggested retail of $699.

Due to new legislation in North America mandating that closed caption be available on all streaming services, we are no longer able to support Netflix, Vudu or FilmFresh services on the BD-SP809 from shipments beginning January 1, 2014. There may be a timeframe where BD-SP809’s with and without these service will be in the market. During this transition timing, if you have purchased a BD-SP809 that does not have Netflix or Vudu on board and would not like to keep due to this reason, please contact Onkyo Product Support at 800-229-1687 for assistance.

If you purchased a BD-SP809 that includes these streaming services you should not see any interruption in those services.

We apologize for any inconvenience

Onkyo Expands Headphone Range with iOS-Compatible ES-CTI300 On-Ear and IE-CTI300 In-Ear Models

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ. Users of Apple mobile devices can now enjoy award-winning Onkyo headphone sound with the convenience of inline controls and mic to make on-the-fly playback adjustments and phone calls easy.

The ES-CTI300 on-ear and IE-CTI300 in-ear headphones retain the same brilliant design and specification as the existing four-model range but add a detachable oxygen-free 6N copper cable with iOS-Certified controls. Two versions of the on-ear type will be available. The EC-CTI300(SS) will sport a striking silver finish with premium leatherette earpads while the ES-CTI300(BS) will feature a black finish with matching earpads. All CTI300 model headphones come with a silver (transparent) tangle-resistant cable.

The slim three-button cable control offers play/pause, track selection, call accept/reject, and volume functionality and includes a sensitive microphone for clean and clear communication. It’s compatible with almost all current and legacy iPod, iPhone, and iPad models.

When it came to designing its new headphone line, Onkyo invested almost 70 years’ engineering experience into translating its signature sound into a portable format, while attempting to replicate the look and feel of its reference hi-fi components. With liberal use of aluminum and clean, stylish lines, both the on-ear and in-ear models successfully introduce high-quality sound to products that are beautifully finished and comfortable to wear.

At the heart of the ES-CTI300 on-ear headphones are two 40 mm titanium drivers backed by high-capacity bass chambers encased in lightweight, non-resonant aluminum ear-cups. Combined with the super-conductive 6N cable, a full, pure, and highly detailed sound is produced. Bass response is satisfyingly punchy with the brilliantly clear mid-range sure to win the heart of discerning hi-fi enthusiasts.

The IE-CTI300 headphones, meanwhile, use a wide-range 14.3 mm dynamic driver and aluminum/ABS hybrid enclosures to create an engaging and musical performance. Vocals and other mid-range instruments are given plenty of space to breathe. Neutral, but not without personality, these headphones are very light and comfortable to wear and make an ideal partner for iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

Like all Onkyo headphone models, the ES-CTI300 and IE-CTI300 feature detachable cables with gold-plated MMCX connectors and reinforced, gold-plated stereo plugs, allowing users to easily replace a damaged cable rather than a complete set of headphones.

With a total of three main cable options now available (including flat tangle-free elastomer, one-piece 6N copper, and 6N copper with inline control), Onkyo has a portable sound solution for anyone seeking an authentic hi-fi experience on the go.

The ES-CTI300 and IE-CTI300 will both be available in December and have suggested retail prices of $199 and $149 respectively.

About Onkyo ?Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo's website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ. In a move that could revolutionize how iOS users enjoy music on headphones and other compatible hi-fi systems, Onkyo—the world leader in home theater, hi-fi, and personal audio components—has announced an innovative HF Player app that enables playback of high-resolution audio files while granting users unprecedented control over how their music sounds.

The free, full-featured audio player app features an intuitive interface that includes album artwork display, playback controls, and an organizational structure that will be familiar to any iOS user. Once the app has been pointed to the device’s music library via a synch with an iTunes-equipped computer (an auto synch function is included), the user can start exploring the benefits of the phase-linear FIR equalizer, which offers 16,384 discrete bands of equalization with zero loss in audio quality. The user simply shapes their desired frequency curve with a finger on the touchscreen to manipulate bass, mid-bass, mid-range, and treble response. Presets may be created to suit a particular musical genre, artist, album, or pair of headphones and can be saved, swapped, and loaded in moments.

Onkyo also enlisted a team of respected musicians to personally design EQ presets optimized specifically for Onkyo in-ear and on-ear headphones. The team comprises Chris Traynor (Helmet, Bush), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Jim Ward (Sparta, At the Drive-in), Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), Tim Lopez (Plain White T’s) and Steven McMorran (Satellite), along with groups Midi Matilda, Buckcherry, and Strange Talk. The Presets from these artists are included in the app.

"Onkyo headphones have an incredible sound for both the studio and for leisure, says Stephen Docker, Lead Singer of Strange Talk. We're also finding out more ways of customizing the sound to fit the different genres we're listening to using the Onkyo EQ app. You should definitely check it out."

Additional functionality includes an automatic upsampling function (from 44.1 kHz to 48 kHz) and selectable track crossfading.

Onkyo hopes the friendly interface and audio flexibility will turn casual listeners, who may have only just begun to rediscover their favorite music with a pair of quality headphones, into budding hi-fi enthusiasts. As their confidence grows, so too does HF Player. Users seeking the ultimate in high-resolution audio performance can make an in-app HF Player Pack purchase (US$9.99) to enable FLAC, DSD, WAV, and AIFF playback of up to 192 kHz with 24-bit sampling (these files are loaded via a simple drag-and-drop operation on an iTunes-equipped PC prior to synchronization). This in-app purchase also enables selectable upsampling from 44.1 kHz to a possible 192 kHz, and an HD phase-linear equalizer with an incredible 20,000 bands of adjustment in 64-bit mode.

As well as the flexibility and control offered by the precision FIR equalizer, HF Player introduces SACD (Super Audio CD) and better-than-CD audio quality into the portable domain. Paired with a set of quality headphones, such as Onkyo’s award-winning ES-HF300 on-ear or IE-HF300 in-ear models, HF Player lets audiophiles enjoy premier high-resolution sound while they’re on the road.

The release of the HF Player app demonstrates Onkyo’s ongoing commitment to portable hi-fi. Complementing the company’s growing range of premium on-ear and in-ear headphones—which have gathered significant momentum both critically and commercially since their release—this new app will allow listeners to discover how truly great their personal audio setup can sound.

Note: DSD-IFF and DSF formats are converted to PCM before playback. Playback of high-resolution files places high demands on CPU and battery resources. For optimal playback results, Onkyo recommends closing other applications and placing your device on Airplane Mode.

About Onkyo Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo's website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.

Onkyo Corporation, an audio and visual equipment manufacture, and the Braille Mainichi (The Mainichi Newspapers) created the "Onkyo Braille Essay Contest" in 2003, and it has been held annually since then. Through this contest, we hope to build a bridge between Braille and sound for the visually disabled who are extremely sensitive to the warmth that connects all people. The 11th contest held this year invited entries from Japan for the Japanese Category as well as entries from 108 countries for the International Category: 21 countries and regions in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) under World Blind Union Asia Pacific (WBU-AP), 21 countries in West Asia, Central Asia, and Middle East under Asian Blind Union (ABU), 45 countries in Europe under European Blind Union (EBU), and 21 countries in North America and the Caribbean under World Blind Union North America and Caribbean (WBU-NAC). As an international essay contest, the event promotes cross-cultural communication and serves as a bridge across an increasingly complex global community. We hope that the lives and thoughts of the visually disabled both at home and overseas will reach readers' hearts and the harmony we create together will resonate throughout society.

http://www.jp.onkyo.com/braille_essay/2013/

Firmware updates are now available for the following products. This update adds support of Control4® Simple Device Discovery Protocol.

Please check the downloads tab on the product pages or support section for details and update procedure.

TX-NR525, HT-RC550, TX-NR626, HT-RC560, TX-NR727, TX-NR828 and TX-NR929

Firmware updates are now available for the following products. Please check the downloads tab on the product pages or support section for details and update procedure.

TX-NR525, HT-RC550, TX-NR626, HT-RC560, TX-NR727, TX-NR828 and TX-NR929

Firmware updates are now available for the following products. Please check the downloads tab on the product pages or support section for details and update procedure.

TX-NR414, HT-RC440, HT-R758 (HT-S6500), TX-NR515, HT-RC460, HT-R791 (HT-S7500), TX-NR616, HT-RC470, TX-NR717, TX-NR818, TX-NR1010, TX-NR3010 and TX-NR5010

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ. Onkyo aims to bring cinematic sound to listening rooms where space or budget preclude use of a multi-speaker surround-sound setup by introducing two additions to its Envision Cinema line with a new soundbar system and an innovative all-in-one TV-base speaker system.

The LS-B50 (soundbar with wireless subwoofer) and LS-T10 combine a multi-channel, multi-speaker array with powerful DSP technology to fill rooms with panoramic sound. As well as boosting audio from TV, gaming consoles and media players, these audio systems are among the easiest to use of any on the market requiring only a single digital cable to connect. Operating these units is simplified by using a regular TV remote control since both the LS-B50 and LS-T10 are preprogrammed with IR codes for nine major TV brands and learning ability for others. This feature is also available on the Onkyo’s initial Envision Cinema offering, the LS-3100.

Adding even further value, these products double as a powerful home hi-fi systems with Bluetooth technology for wireless audio streaming via mobile and PC. USB ports are also included to play audio from flash-memory-enabled media players such as smartphones, tablets, and mass storage-class devices.

For expansive sound in the living room, bedroom, or kitchen, the LS-B50 pack eight drivers (six full-range drivers and two ring-radiator tweeters) into very compact package. The LS-T10, meanwhile, features a total of six full-range drivers plus an powerful integrated subwoofer and is designed to slip neatly underneath the television base.

Both models feature an efficient six-channel digital amplifier with audio output controlled by AuraSphere DSP from Onkyo. Advanced algorithms manage equalization and sound pressure levels in real time to create a realistic 3D immersion field from regular PCM stereo or Dolby® Digital sources.

Unlike rival DSP technologies, AuraSphere expands the traditional sweet spot (the area directly in front of the TV where audio sounds best) to create an all-enveloping 3D sound field that places the listener in the center of the action wherever they are in the room.

Three sound modes optimize playback of different content, with News Mode cleaning up and projecting dialog more intelligibly, Movie Mode shaping for greater realism and impact, and Music Mode equalizing for a more balanced and engaging listen.

The LS-B50 adds a wireless active subwoofer for deep-reaching bass impact from almost anywhere in the room, while the LS-B40 includes a subwoofer pre-out. Wall-mounting kits and IR flashers enable flexible soundbar placement.

With the release of the LS-B50, and LS-T10, Onkyo reaffirms its position as the leading supplier of home entertainment solutions to suit every lifestyle and budget, from compact TV audio systems to audiophile-grade 9.2-channel home theater installations.

The LS-B50 and LS-T10 Envision Cinema products will both be available in September and have suggested retail prices of $699 and $499 respectively.

August 12, 2013

Onkyo Ships New Entry-Level TX-8020 Stereo Receiver

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ. Onkyo is now shipping the TX-8020 to reinvigorate its stereo receiver line, stripping back unnecessary extras and focusing on delivering the rich, full-spectrum analog sound for which the brand is celebrated.

The 50 watt per channel TX-8020 is a high quality audio component aimed at users that don’t require video switching or A/V processing capabilities, but instead seek a powerful, versatile, and affordable amplification solution for all their home entertainment sources.

To best equip it for this role, a total of five analog inputs accept audio from TV, BD/DVD players, CD player, and AirPlay-enabled devices such as Onkyo’s DS-A5 RI Dock for iPod®/iPhone®/iPad®. An FM/AM tuner with 40-preset memory is also included, while a moving-magnet phono stage caters to the vinyl record collector.

Two sets of banana plug-compatible speaker A/B terminals on the rear panel allow the receiver to drive a single pair of 4–16 Ohm floor-standing or bookshelf loudspeakers (A or B), or two pairs of 8–16 Ohm speakers (A+B) in a distributed multi-room setup. The TX-8020 also provides a subwoofer pre-out for those looking for an enhanced low end.

The TX-8020 recalls the glory days of hi-fi with its bulletproof all-metal construction and clean, functional front panel. And just like the vintage classics, this receiver includes bass, treble, and balance controls to enhance the tonal characteristics of different source material, and to correct for room acoustics or speaker frequency response curves. These carefully designed circuits have no discernable impact on sound quality.

At the heart of the TX-8020 Stereo Receiver is Onkyo’s Wide Range Amp Technology, WRAT, which is based around a high-current, low-impedance drive to handle speaker impedance fluctuations and sudden signal gains. Low-negative-feedback amp circuit topology improves dynamic range while preserving the lifelike quality of the original recording. Left- and right-channel power devices are fully discrete—not integrated into a printed circuit board—and closed ground loops are used to cancel circuit noise.

This combination of high instantaneous power and low distortion adds up to distinctively accurate and musical sound quality for all kinds of audio content.

Onkyo prides itself in creating high-performance products for movie and music fans, with solutions to suit every listening space and budget. This new addition carries Onkyo’s 65-year hi-fi legacy forward to a new generation of passionate audio enthusiasts.

The TX-8020 has a suggested retail price of $199.

Firmware updates are now available for the following products. Please check the downloads tab on the product pages or support section for details and update procedure.

TX-NR717, TX-NR818, TX-NR709, TX-NR809, HT-RC370

Onkyo Launches 9.2-Channel TX-NR929 and 7.2-Channel TX-NR828 Network A/V Receivers with Onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology

OSAKA, JAPAN. Onkyo announces the release of a fully loaded 9.2-channel TX-NR929 Network A/V Receiver to crown its mid-range lineup, introducing value-conscious consumers to the visceral thrill of nine-channel entertainment. The all-new model is positioned between the 7.2-channel TX-NR828 Network A/V Receiver also on release, and the company’s existing audiophile-grade flagship products.

The launch of these two THX® Certified receivers—together with the recently unveiled TX-NR727 Network A/V THX Certified Receiver—marks the 20th anniversary of Onkyo’s collaborative partnership with THX Ltd. Onkyo was one of the first manufacturers to embrace THX quality assurance standards for home theater components, releasing the first-ever THX Certified A/V Receiver in 1994.

THX certification is an assurance of the highest quality and performance reserved solely for products that deliver an entertainment experience that's true to the original creator’s intent. THX Certified Onkyo A/V receivers guarantee THX Reference Level volume and audio quality similar to that of commercial cinemas and professional mix rooms.

“As one of the first CE partners to help bring the THX Certified cinema experience into the living room, we value Onkyo’s dedication to the THX certification process,” said Peter Vasay, VP technology operations, THX Ltd. “For 20 years Onkyo has collaborated closely with THX engineers through vigorous testing to each THX Certified AVR, all to deliver home theater enthusiasts with the promise of an accurate and powerful audio performance – receivers that preserve artistic integrity and deliver movies and music as intended.”

With the widest selection of THX Certified A/V receivers, Onkyo’s TX-NR929 and TX-NR828 are both THX® Select2™ Plus certified, signifying they passed more than 2,000 bench tests, ensuring consumers a best-in-class home theater experience.

Onkyo is also among the first to include built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology on its entry-level and mid-range A/V receivers, enabling universal wireless audio streaming and adding to an extensive suite of proprietary and licensed technology, including:

Built-in Wi-Fi to enable lossless audio streaming from iPhone® and Android devices, as well as app-controllable 192 kHz/24-bit FLAC, Apple Lossless, Dolby® TrueHD, LPCM, and DSD streaming from NAS and personal computer (via network and DLNA)

Onboard Bluetooth technology for fast and convenient audio streaming

Passthrough of 4K Ultra HD content via HDMI®, and upscaling of lower-resolution video to 4K with Qdeo™ processing technology from Marvell

Audyssey’s premium MultEQ XT32® room acoustic equalization on the TX-NR929, and Audyssey MultEQ® on the TX-NR828

Upmixing solutions comprising DTS Neo:X™ (TX-NR929 only), Audyssey DSX®, and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz

Nine HDMI inputs (including frontside MHL™) and two outputs (TX-NR929); and eight HDMI in (including MHL) and two out (TX-NR828)

The TX-NR929 Network A/V Receiver pushes the boundaries of what is possible from a production home theater, with 11.2 multichannel pre-outs and DTS Neo:X™ upmixing for surround-sound playback through up to 11 channels. If preferred, the user can assign four of the nine available channels to drive audio in Zone 2 and Zone 3 simultaneously. The receiver also has an extra HDMI output for sending high-def video to a second display. Multi-zone entertainment is managed via smartphone app, which encompasses the selection of online streaming services, internet radio channels, and network audio files.

As well as having the power to steer high-res movie soundtracks through nine channels at theater-reference volumes, the receiver is loaded with high-end features to optimize two-channel performance. Pre-processing incorporates three 192kHz/24-bit TI Burr-Brown DACs (with one stereo DAC per front channel in Differential DAC Mode). Amplification comes courtesy of Onkyo’s WRAT (Wide Range Amp Technology) and discrete Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry, a combination that preserves a distinctively musical sound even at high volumes.

Audiophiles wishing to bi-amp their front speakers can find performance increases from Onkyo’s proprietary Digital Processing Crossover Network. Digital Signal Processing splits the audio signal very precisely into separate high- and low-frequency signals, feeding them to the appropriate speaker drivers. This all but eliminates frequency overlap at the crossover point for a more transparent stereo image.

Delivering a similarly high power output, but through 7.2 channels, is the TX-NR828 Network A/V Receiver—a heavyweight model with an appealing blend of features. Along with 4K passthrough and upscaling, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology, and THX certification, the receiver has Audyssey DSX® upmixing and Audyssey MultEQ® room acoustic equalization. A full complement of analog and digital A/V connections—including 7.2 multichannel pre-outs and a phono stage—provide the flexibility for user customization. The receiver offers both Powered Zone 2 outputs and Zone 2/3 line-outs to deliver network audio sources to an existing hi-fi system in third zone.

Like its larger sibling, this A/V receiver is very simple to set up and use, with an icon-based overlaid graphical on-screen display and InstaPrevue™ video switching technology. Hybrid Standby, meanwhile, preserves a network connection and HDMI passthrough while the home theater sleeps, allowing the use of TV and media players with the receiver powered down.

With the release of these two receivers, Onkyo consolidates its reputation for building lavishly equipped products to a high standard of excellence. Lauded for their immensely powerful yet detailed surround sound, the company’s A/V receivers ensure a stress-free user experience with faster access to media, wherever it might be stored. It’s this dedication to fidelity, functionality, and value that keeps Onkyo on the leading edge.

The TX-NR828 and TX-NR929 network receivers will have suggested retail prices of $1099 and $1399 respectively. The TX-NR828 will be available at retail in June while the TX-NR929 will be available in July.

About Onkyo ?Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo's website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.

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Firmware updates are now available for the following products. Please check the downloads tab on the product pages or support section for details and update procedure.

BD-SP309

TX-NR509

TX-NR414

HT-RC440

HT-S6500

TX-NR515

HT-RC460

HT-S7500

TX-NR616

HT-RC470

TX-NR1010

TX-NR3010

TX-NR5010

An updated version of the Onkyo Remote App (Android and iOs) is now available. With the update the app is now:

1. iPhone 5 ready (size will fit to iPhone 5)

2. Ready for our 2013 AVRs (start shipping in April)

and

3. adds the ability to search when browsing through list in smart phone, USB, DLNA, and Home Media.

March 14, 2013

Onkyo Launches TX-NR727, TX-NR626, and TX-NR525 Network A/V Receivers,

HT-S5600 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package

Upper Saddle River, NJ: Continuing its reign as the world’s foremost creator of user-focused home entertainment products, Onkyo has unveiled three exciting network A/V receivers—along with an affordable home theater package ideal for first-time buyers—for the 2013 model year, pushing standards for performance and value to unprecedented heights at the entry-level.

The respected electronics company continues to forge ahead with enhanced features and functionality with following upgrades announced for its entry-level network A/V receivers: Starting from the TX-NR626, built-in Wi-Fi is supported by a remote app that enables lossless audio streaming from iPhone® and Android-based devices, as well as app-controllable FLAC, Apple Lossless, Dolby® TrueHD, LPCM, and DSD hi-res streaming from NAS and personal computer via network and DLNABeginning with the TX-NR626, built-in Bluetooth technology will enable fast and reliable audio streaming from cellphone, smartphone, tablet, and computerAn expanded selection of music streaming services and internet radio providers (including Spotify, TuneIn Radio, and Last.fm) selectable via remote app4K Ultra HD passthrough via HDMI® from media players and projectors (all three models) and Qdeo™ 4K video upscaling technology (TX-NR626 and TX-NR727)Upgraded Audyssey MultEQ® room acoustic correction to equalize and calibrate subwoofers as well as satellites.As the most powerful model on release, the THX® Select2 Plus™-certified TX-NR727 Network A/V Receiver drives through 7.2 channels equipped with Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry, making it an ideal choice for filling larger rooms with studio reference surround sound. The receiver offers Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz and Audyssey DSX® upmixing, and Whole House Mode for distributed audio in up to three zones. Eight HDMI inputs include MHL™ support for 1080p video from smartphone and tablet, while two HDMI outputs are featured to connect a projector and TV display.

Harnessing technology and making it easier to use is always a major priority, and to this end, InstaPrevue™ video switching technology and an elegantly simple HDMI-powered user interface are included. Remote app control, meanwhile, extends across three zones, supporting audio streaming from the local network and making it easy to search for the albums, playlists, and internet radio channels available through the receiver.

Users searching for exemplary audio-video performance on a tighter budget may consider the formidable TX-NR626 Network A/V Receiver. Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry—a sophisticated amp topology designed for high-energy output with minimal distortion—is present on the front and center channels. The TX-NR626 is suited to playing multi-channel movie soundtracks and two-channel music with a high degree of transparency. 4K Ultra HD video passthrough and upscaling—plus built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology—reflect the exceptional value of this fully featured A/V receiver.

With a useful amount of power, network connectivity, and streaming service implementation—along with provision for Bluetooth technology and wireless LAN via optional adapters—the 5.2-channel TX-NR525 Network A/V Receiver is a strong contender at the entry level. Six HDMI inputs, Audyssey MultEQ®, InstaPrevue™ technology, and Hybrid Standby (which maintains HDMI and network connectivity) are practical inclusions to streamline, simplify, and optimize the home theater system for everyday use.

For users seeking the convenience and performance of a professionally calibrated home theater system, Onkyo offers the HT-S5600 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package. Newly compatible with the UBT-1 Bluetooth USB Adapter, the included receiver boasts Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz and Audyssey 2EQ® equalization for immersive surround sound. Multizone support via Powered Zone2 connections is also available on the powerful package. The eight-piece speaker set employs high-performance OMF drivers in the two-way front and center speakers, and an efficient yet punchy 120 W active subwoofer.

All models presented here are endowed with class-leading audio pre-processing and proprietary WRAT (Wide Range Amp Technology). This key to this acclaimed technology lies in Onkyo’s low-negative-feedback amplifier topology, which extracts the full dynamic potential in the recording. High instantaneous current capability, meanwhile, provides a deep reservoir of power to handle the sudden dynamic gains common to movie soundtracks, while noise-canceling closed ground-loop circuits assist with the clean and clear delivery for which the Onkyo brand is celebrated.

From its roots in two-channel hi-fi, and pioneering contribution to multi-channel home theater, Onkyo is now leading the way toward house-wide entertainment systems driven by powerful A/V processing hubs. Rapid innovation is leading to better-equipped products at all levels of the market, allowing consumers to enjoy the life-changing benefits of the digital revolution.

The TX-NR525, TX-NR-626 and TX-NR727 network receivers will have suggested retail prices of $499, $599 and $899 respectively, and the HT-S5600 home theater system will have suggested retail prices of $599. The TX-NR525, TX-NR626 and HT-S5600 will be available at retail in April while the TX-NR727 will be available in May.

About Onkyo : Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo's website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.

A firmware update is available for the TX-NR717 and TX-NR818. This update is available via USB only. The update 1) Improves picture output of 1080p/24 sources; 2) Improves the playback stability of FLAC files via Network/USB and 3) Corrects the sound leak issue between Main and powered Zone2/3 when activating Powered Zones. Information can be found in the download section and product pages on onkyousa.com.

LAS VEGAS (1/8/13) -- Onkyo, the world's foremost manufacturer of home theater and hi-fi components, has entered a new product category with the introduction of headphones at the Consumer Electronics Show, which opened here today. The company has focused its vast engineering talent on producing a range of headphones that offer users an authentic hi-fi experience on the go.

As smartphone sales continue to skyrocket, interest in headphones is at an all-time high. Onkyo aims to introduce this generation of listeners to component-quality sound with headphones they can comfortably take on the road. Considerable time and resources were spent tuning these new models, with Onkyo's research and development team committed to extracting the best dynamic performance from an all-new titanium driver design. They all include detachable and replaceable cables to economically resolve user mishaps.

Two closed-back on-ear models will be first to hit stores—the ES-HF300, which features a audiophile-grade cable, and the ES-FC300, packaged with a tangle-free elastomer cable. These folding on-ear headphones bring listeners closer to genuine hi-fi performance. Two wide-range 40 mm titanium drivers deliver stunning clarity in the mid- and high-frequency bands. Onkyo's unique ported bass sub-chambers, meanwhile, help define a deep, muscular bottom-end response. The aluminum driver housing (shaped to resemble the volume control on Onkyo's hi-fi and A/V components) and single aluminum hanger presents a clean, understated profile.

Onkyo is offering the ES-HF300 with a 6N oxygen-free copper cable encased in clear elastomer, providing almost perfect conductivity while keeping touch noise to a minimum. Gold-plated MMCX connectors and mini-stereo plug reflect the highest build standards.

The ES-FC300 is available in three striking finishes: black with a red cable, white with a white cable, and violet with a violet cable. It features an elastomer cable with a flattened cross-section to minimize tangles—a feature that essentially eliminates a common annoyance to real-world headphone enthusiasts.. Both the high-quality copper and flat elastomer cables will be available for separate sale should the user wish to upgrade or seek a replacement, thereby extending the life of the product.

Two aluminum in-ear models—the IE-HF300 and IE-FC300—are scheduled for release over the coming months. Powered by a 14.3 mm dynamic transducer, these in-ear headphones balance silky bass with an open and natural mid range. The IE-HF300 is packaged with audiophile-grade 6N copper cable, while the IE-FC300 comes with red, violet, or white tangle-free elastomer cable.

Also in the development pipeline is a powerful headphone equalizer app for smartphone and tablet, allowing users to quickly and precisely adjust frequency response to suit their personal taste. The app is designed to partner Onkyo's headphone line, granting smartphone and tablet users unparalleled control over their audio.

Onkyo is a trailblazing force in the home entertainment industry, anticipating market trends with intelligent, user-focused products. These new releases join a stable of acclaimed audio and A/V components, and will introduce more music lovers to the iconic Onkyo sound.

The Onkyo ES-HF300 and ES-FC300 will have suggested retail prices of $179 and $149 respectively, and IE-HF300 and IE-FC300 will have suggested retail prices of $129 and $99. They will be available in the first quarter of 2013.

10/26/12 - A firmware update is now available for the BD-SP309 and BD-SP809. This update is available via ethernet connection or USB. The update procedure and USB files are available on the product pages or support section of onkousa.com.

The latest version of the firmware for the BD-SP809 is 1.83.00, and it improves the playability of certain DVD discs. The update for the BD-SP309 improves playability of particular Blu-ray discs

A firmware update via USB is now available for the TX-NR515 & TX-NR616. Further details are available are available in the download section of the product pages or on the support section of the onkyo usa website.

As of today (9/28/12), the following products have been tested and verified that they work with iPhone 5 and iOs6 via USB

TX-SR313

HT-R430

HT-R391 (HT-S3500)

HT-R591 (HT-S5500)

TX-NR414

HT-R758 (HT-S6500)

TX-NR515

TX-NR616

HT-R791 (HT-S7500)

HT-RC460

HT-RC470

TX-NR717

TX-NR818

TX-NR1010

TX-NR3010

TX-NR5010

CS-355 (Colibrino)

CS-755

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (8/30/12) -- Onkyo, the world’s leading manufacturer of audio and audio-video entertainment products, proudly announces the release of EnvisionCinema LS3100, an exciting 2.1-channel powered speaker package designed to improve the audio performance of modern flat-panel TVs with SRS audio enhancement and Bluetooth wireless streaming technology. The system consists of a slim 20-watt digital amplifier unit to power the two dual-drive speakers, and an active wireless down-firing subwoofer.

EnvisionCinema comes pre-programmed for control with most TV remotes, with learning ability for the few models it might not immediately recognize. This means the Onkyo system switches on and off automatically with the TV, and responds to the volume commands of the television remote.

Two full-range drivers are installed in each sculpted speaker cabinet. Clever removable speaker stands enable a wide variety of mounting positions on the wall or entertainment unit.

Thanks to collaboration with SRS audio research labs, the EnvisionCinema system employs TruVolume, a dynamic control solution to equalize the irritating volume fluctuations in TV programming; and WOW HD, an audio processing technology that generates a more expansive soundstage. Dialog Mode, meanwhile, renders voices more intelligibly in the mix—great for movies, news, and TV programs.

Combined with the powered subwoofer—which can be positioned anywhere in the room thanks to its wireless Bluetooth technology—users can bid farewell to the days of thin TV sound, and revel in the extraordinary sonic capabilities of this stylish and efficient system.

Like all Onkyo products, the EnvisionCinema system is replete with up-to-the-minute features. Bluetooth Version 2.1 +EDR allows the user to stream music from compatible devices, such as most cell phone, smart phone and tablet brands, and a wide selection of laptops and personal computers. The convenience of wireless streaming from portable devices—and the high-quality sound this package is capable of delivering—will be persuasive factors for astute buyers maximizing their home entertainment budgets.

Presented in a sleek and contemporary package, EnvisionCinema finds fertile ground between dedicated multi-channel home theater systems and other prohibitively expensive two-channel options.

Onkyo brings more than 60 years’ audio experience to the table when designing new products, forging partnerships with other industry heavyweights to ensure that any specialist technology featured is the very best available. From the company’s audiophile-grade A/V receivers down to its most affordable personal stereo systems, fans around the world recommend Onkyo as the go-to brand for home entertainment.

The Onkyo EnvisionCinema LS3100 will be available in November with a suggested retail price of $499.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (8/30/12) -- Onkyo, a company known for its ability to anticipate market trends and capitalize on the latest technology, announces the release of a six-channel Bluetooth and iPod/iPhone docking solution featuring remarkable new 3D sound processing technology. The personal audio system places the listener center stage, immersing them in high quality sound no matter where they are located in the room.

While the RBX-500 iLunar Dock Music System represents a departure from the conventional mini systems within the company’s lineup, customers can expect the same outstanding audio performance and build quality that has made Onkyo a globally respected name in hi-fi.

With the iLunar, traditional stereophonic sound is taken a step further using an arrangement of six full-range drivers positioned above a down-firing subwoofer. Rather than using two channels to create a centralized “sweet spot” in front of the speakers, a processing chip from Swiss audio research company Sonic Emotion radiates the sound in all directions, creating the impression of stereo sound wherever the listener is located.

To achieve the effect of being right in the middle of a stereophonic sweet spot, the processor applies a system of equalization filters and delays to all six channels. Through a process known as wave field synthesis, the technology is able to render a 3D audio image, creating an impression for the listener of being on stage or in the studio with the musicians.

The iLunar is perfect for those with busy lifestyles. Users can dock their iPod or iPhone—or use the Bluetooth function to stream from almost any smart phone, tablet, or PC—and enjoy immersive entertainment while going about their day.

With the expanded bandwidth capabilities of Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, enjoying quality sound with the convenience of wireless streaming is now a reality. Furthermore, the recharging dock for iPod and iPhone ensures signals are transferred from the device in digital format, rather than analog form, for cleaner, more expansive sound.

The dock is a recharging type, allowing the user to top off the battery while they listening to music, ready when they are back on the move. A USB port is also included for charging many other types of smart phone or tablet, even as the device streams music wirelessly. The iLunar features a powerful and efficient digital amplifier to drive six speakers and the subwoofer. Without the need for a bulky heat sink, the audio system can be made smaller and lighter, making it ideal for use in areas where space is limited.

Onkyo has long been admired for its unique approach to audio design and engineering. In addition to placing a strong emphasis on technological innovation, the company insists on superlative build standards, functional yet elegant design, and above all, extremely good sound quality.

So whether the user listens to music while on the go around the house or alone and without distraction, the iLunar rewards with refreshing and realistic audio performance. It’s another in a long line of boldly inventive products from a company that prides itself on pushing the boundaries of home entertainment technology.

The Onkyo RBX-500 iLunar will be available in October with a suggested retail price of $249.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (8/30/12) --Onkyo has introduced the CS-N755 Network HiFi Mini System, a compact bookshelf music system and speakers designed to provide state-of-the-art audio entertainment from Internet Radio, streaming music from smartphones, tablets, and computers via USB, wireless streaming with an optional USB Bluetooth Adaptor, FM/AM radio, and Compact Disc.

The CS-N755 uses Onkyo's premium Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT) with symmetrical circuit design and three-stage inverted Darlington Circuitry. Two high-quality two-way bass reflex speakers, each with a 5-inch Onkyo Micro Fiber woofer and 1-inch soft dome tweeter, provide outstanding sound performance.

A rear-panel Ethernet port is used for internet access. There are pre-loaded online channels for Pandora, Rhapsody, Slacker, Sirius Internet Radio, last.fm, aupeo!, and vTuner. It is DNLA Certified and supports MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, FLAC, and WMA Lossless. The front-panel USB ports supports iPod/iPhone as well as flash drives and hard discs. With the optional USB Bluetooth Adaptor users can stream wirelessly from Apple and Android devices.

The CS-N755 can also be operated using Onkyo's free Remote control Apps for iPhone and Android.

The Onkyo CS-N755 Network HiFi Mini System will be available in October with a suggested retail price of $499.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (8/30/12) --With three colors to choose from, white, black, and red, the Onkyo CS-355 Colibrino CD HiFi Mini System is a compact stylish solution to getting great sound from CDs, radio, and music streamed from an iPod, iPhone or any other device that can communicate via Bluetooth or USB.

Ideal for use in a bedroom, dorm, office, or kitchen, the Colibrino comes with a pair of high-performance two-way speakers and a hand-held remote control. The drawer-type CD player protects discs and can play MP3 CD, CD-R, and CD-RW, in addition to conventional Red Book CDs. A quality FM/AM tuner with thirty presets keeps you in-touch with local news and music.

The player uses Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR supports wireless audio playback with aptX®, SBC, and AAC Codecs. The front-panel USB supports playback and recharging for compatible iDevices, and playback of USB memory devices.

The Onkyo CS-355 Colibrino will be available in September with a suggested retail price of $329.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (8/30/12) -- Demonstrating its commitment to providing exceptionally good sound quality at all levels of the market, Onkyo is pleased to announce a new addition to its range of high quality stereo separates, the A-9050.

The A-9050 amplifier features WRAT amplification boosted by Onkyo’s Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry. And, for the first time at this price point, the A-9050 is graced with premium DIDRC dynamic noise reduction technology. It is rated at 75 watts per channel into an 8-ohm load.

The A-9050 follows the A-9070 stereo amplifier in the Onkyo integrated lineup—a high-end model that was released last year to universal acclaim.

The A-9050 is built around a practically bulletproof 1.6 mm anti-resonant metal chassis with aluminum faceplates. Two large capacitors and a high-output EI transformer drive current through the amplifying circuit and discrete triple-transistor output stage for an open and musical performance. Solid copper bus bars provide each individual circuit with a unique link to the power supply, significantly reducing circuit noise compared to conventional circuit designs.

As an integrated amplifier, the A-9050 employs one of the most talented pre-amps in its category, with a powerful Wolfson® 192 kHz/24-bit DAC module and DIDRC technology to cleanse signals of super-high-frequency noise and pulse interference that otherwise affects audio purity. Gold-plated RCA inputs and banana plug-compatible speaker posts also work to improve clarity.

Another unique feature found on this amplifier is Onkyo’s new PM Bass technology, which counters audio phase shifting by matching the phases of low- and mid-frequency sound waves, thereby improving mid-range clarity and enhancing bass response.

The A-9050 feature five analog inputs and one output each, while the more powerful model of the pair adds three digital inputs for lossless PC audio (one optical, two coaxial). The user can connect a compatible CD player and tuner, and if desired, a tape deck. Naturally, a quality MM phono input and a subwoofer output are also included.

With the release of this new integrated amplifier, Onkyo hopes to make quality component audio a realistic proposition for a greater number of people. As the initial building blocks of a first hi-fi system, or to renew an existing setup, the A-9050 will reignite the listener’s passion for music, creating a whole new generation of Onkyo fans in the process.

The Onkyo A-9050 integrated amplifier will be available in October with a suggested retail price of $499.

OSAKA, JAPAN. Onkyo, the world’s leading manufacturer of home entertainment products, and Sonic Emotion, the pioneering Swiss audio company, have collaborated to create the iLunar—a music system that produces a convincing 3D sound field from stereo sources.

Onkyo welcomed the opportunity to work with Sonic Emotion on an audio system that places the listener center stage—irrespective of their location within the room—using the company’s patented Absolute 3D sound processing technology.

“We are delighted to release the new iLunar, which was jointly developed with Sonic Emotion,” said Mr. Nobuaki Okuda, CTO of Onkyo Corporation. “Over the last few years, we’ve been working on creating some exciting new Listening Style Audio systems, and we are gratified by the favorable response in markets around the world.

“We believe we can continue to provide a dynamic listening experience to customers with our iLunar, which features Absolute 3D sound technology. With our Value Creation concept, we provide a new value proposition to our customers. We will continue to work hard to introduce products and services with the power to move,” Mr Okuda said.

Absolute 3D works by locating sound objects within a stereo mix, recreating their original positions using the iLunar’s loudspeaker array. Together with Onkyo’s audio engineering mastery, the technology allows listeners to experience natural, immersive sound from anywhere in the room.

“Partnering with Onkyo to create, develop and launch iLunar with our Absolute 3D sound technology has been an incredible experience,” said Rajeev Kapur, CEO of Sonic Emotion.

“Onkyo’s history of providing consumers with innovative, high-quality products mirrors Sonic Emotion’s dedication to providing a sound experience that is second to none, further confirming Sonic Emotion's technology as the best solution for manufacturers.”

About Onkyo

Onkyo has been producing precision audio components for more than 60 years. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the digital media revolution. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit www.intl.onkyo.com

About Sonic Emotion

Founded in 2002, Sonic Emotion is the world leader in 3D sound entertainment solutions for consumer electronics and professional applications. Beginning with sound technologies originally developed for large venues, Sonic Emotion holds a number of worldwide patents and is established as the leader in research and application of audio processing technologies. Sonic Emotion applied its expertise in the field to offer a scaled-down version of the technology to meet the demands of consumers. Sonic Emotion Absolute 3D solutions have been included in a growing number of home entertainment electronic products sold worldwide, including sound bars, towers, DAB radios, docking stations, and mobile phone applications. Sonic Emotion’s first consumer mobile app, Headquake®, was launched in January 2012 as a dynamic listening experience on the go. For more information, visit www.sonicemotion.com

The 7/5/12 update Stabilizes audio playback of iPod/iPhone via USB port for the TX-8050.

The 7/5/12 update addresses the following for the TX-NR509, TX-NR609, HT-R990. HT-RC360, HT-R690, TX-NR709, TX-NR809, HT-RC370, TX-NR1009, TX-NR3009 and TX-NR5009.

1. Improves the operation when HDMI Through is set to on

2. Stabilizes the operation of Network Control

3. Corrects the video output when the Picture Mode is set to Through (excludes TX-NR509)

The 7/5/12 update addresses the following for the TX-NR708, TX-NR808, TX-NR1008, TX-NR3008, TX-NR5008, PR-SC5508 and HT-RS270

1. Improves the operation when HDMI Through is set to on (TX-NR708, TX-NR808, TX-NR1008 and HT-RC270 only)

2. Stabilizes the operation of Network Control (all)

A firmware update is now available for the TX-NR515, TX-NR616, HT-RC460 and HT-S7500. Update is available via Ethernet connection or via USB.

The update improves operation of "Power on" of remote control.

Onkyo takes very seriously any problem experienced by our fans and customers. The issues on the TX-NR515 and TX-NR616 were experienced by a very small number of consumers (less than .3%) which made isolating the problem very difficult for our engineering staff. Nevertheless, we have been burning the midnight oil to fix the issue and expect to have a firmware update next week. There will be full details on our website.

As always, we are here to support our consumers 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a knowledgeable and caring support team in New Jersey and Nashville.

Sincerely,

Onkyo USA

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (6/27/12) -- Onkyo, the world’s leading manufacturer of home theater and hi-fi equipment, announces the release of three new models at the top of its A/V receiver line for 2012. The lineup includes the world's first full 11.1-channel implementation of DTS Neo:X™, and the first use of Cisco Linksys' SimpleTap technology in an audio/video component.

This release includes a new lavishly outfitted nine-channel flagship, the stunning TX-NR5010 Network A/V Receiver; a more moderately priced nine-channel alternative, the TX-NR3010 Network A/V Receiver; and lastly, a high-power seven-channel solution, the value-packed TX-NR1010 Network A/V Receiver.

Onkyo invests considerable resources in research and development each year to find innovative ways to enhance the performance, quality and value of its products. When beneficial, the company also forms strategic alliances with external partners to source specialty technology that enhances the product. The fruit of this investment is clearly evident in these three new releases, with an across-the-board focus on high performance technology:

THX® Ultra2 Plus™ certification to recreate the cinematic experience with dynamic Reference Level sound to larger home theaters up to 85 cubic meters in size and a viewing distance of approximately 3.5 meters

11.4-channel pre-outs with DTS Neo:X™ 11-channel upmixing support for both the TX-NR5010 and TX-NR3010, another world first for Onkyo

First consumer electronics partner to incorporate Cisco Linksys' SimpleTap technology

Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 room equalization with multi-channel upmixing from DTS Neo:X™, Audyssey DSX®, and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz

An additional HDMI® output to enable 1080p playback in a second zone

InstaPrevue™ picture-in-picture video input preview and selection technology

Front-panel Mobile High-Definition Link™ HDMI port for phone/camcorder

Extra HDMI inputs to support 3D Video plus Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ (8+1 inputs on all three models)

Bluetooth 3.0 and aptX® wireless audio streaming via optional adapter

With Ethernet for access to preloaded audio streaming channels such as Spotify, and connectivity for smart phones, tablets, and PC via DLNA or Bluetooth, these receivers are designed for seamless integration into users’ digital lifestyles and to distribute entertainment throughout the home.

Because of the importance of superior usability in the connected home, Onkyo has been working with Cisco to incorporate SimpleTap that delivers better experiences to mutual broader set of customers. With the inclusion in these three high-end receivers, Onkyo becomes the first company to integrate SimpleTap technology into CE products. Firmware updates will be available to enable all 2012 Onkyo Network enabled receivers to take advantage of this new technology.

"We share the vision that the connected home should be simple and enjoyable, and we are proud to be the first consumer electronics partner to incorporate Cisco Linksys' SimpleTap technology into our new AV receivers," said Nobuaki Okuda, president, Onkyo Sound & Vision Corporation. "SimpleTap really simplifies how our new 2012 AV receiver can be connected to the network, so people can instantly enjoy their favorite tunes from music streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio and many other services."

HDMI connectivity has also been enhanced by adding Zone2 HDMI connectivity that removes the need for a secondary analog connection in order to access audio in a second zone. Powered audio is available in up to three zones simultaneously—with multi-zone playback and setting controls managed by remote app.

The receiver’s primary role, however, is always at the heart of the home theater system, as well as providing transcendent stereo playback for music. As audio and video processors, these three receivers are unrivalled in their respective categories.

To conjure up the signature Onkyo sound, audio signals are passed through a sophisticated digital-to-analog conversion stage, with PLL jitter-cleaning, VLSC™ noise-mitigation, and top-quality TI Burr-Brown DAC modules working to create a pristine analog waveform.

Signals are then amplified through discrete Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry, with a triple transistor array that cuts distortion and boosts current flow to the speakers. This innovative amplifier design capitalizes on the unique benefits offered by a low negative feedback topology, preserving the life, vitality, and realism of the audio as it was originally recorded. Outputted through discrete transistors, the resulting sound further burnishes Onkyo’s reputation as the masters of high fidelity audio.

For optimum video performance, all three models feature Onkyo’s Dual Core Video Engine—hailed as the best video processing system currently available. This system pairs the mighty HQV® Vida™ VHD1900 module with Marvell’s Qdeo™ technology for seamless upscaling to 4K. ISF video calibration further enhances smooth and vivid picture quality.

The flagship TX-NR5010 is aimed squarely at the avid home theater enthusiast. As part of the THX certification promise, this receiver is designed to deliver the highest audio and video quality for an unsurpassed home cinema experience right out of the box. Housed in a rigid chassis with separate anti-resonant aluminum top and side panels, the unit has a massive toroidal transformer supported by two discrete transformers for audio and video processing. With gold-plated audio terminals and speaker posts, this unit is fastidiously outfitted to audiophile-grade specifications.

Like its slightly more powerful sibling, TX-NR3010 also boasts multiple transformers for A/V processing, but features a heavy-duty EI transformer in place of toroidal power. All models feature isolated power and preamp blocks to reduce interference with super-rigid chassis to prevent vibration.

A new Differential DAC Mode and Digital Crossover Processing Network are also included on all three models to optimize performance when bi-wiring and bi-amping the front channels—further demonstrating Onkyo’s commitment to audiophile-level sound.

With everything from an analog video input for PC to a generous mix of optical and coaxial digital audio inputs, all three models boast an exhaustive the list of A/V connections. In addition to the capacity to link with an iPhone®, iPod®, or flash memory device, these models include two USB ports in the front and rear to accommodate the UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter and UBT-1 Bluetooth USB Adapter (sold separately).

Onkyo made these heavyweights not only the best-looking, best-finished A/V receivers on the market, but also the easiest to set up and use. The 1080p overlaid display with Quick Set-Up function enables fast mid-program adjustment, while remote control apps for Android-powered phones and iPhone offer access to system settings, as well as playback control from anywhere in the home.

The descendents of a long line of award-winning A/V products, these three unique receivers are a triumph of imagination and engineering, and demonstrate Onkyo's commitment to keeping pace with dynamic and evolving technology while faithfully maintaining its traditional insistence on build quality and complete audio integrity.

The Onkyo TX-NR5010, TX-NR3010 and TX-NR1010 receivers will be available in July with suggested retail prices of $2999, $2299 and $1799, respectively.

A firmware update will be available from 6/26 that will address the following:

1.Corrects problem of HDMI video output no longer working while the “Network Standby” setting is enabled

2.Adds UBT-1 support (only if 6/15 FW update wasn’t done)

Please be sure to read the Important Notice before proceeding with the update.

A firmware update will be available from 6/8 for the following models:

TX-NR414, TX-NR515, TX-NR616, TX-NR717 and TX-NR818

*********IMPORTANT NOTICE********

WITH THIS FIRMWARE UPDATE YOUR RECEIVER WILL BE RESET TO FACTORY SETTINGS. INITIAL SET-UP MUST BE PERFORMED AGAIN INCLUDING AUDYSSEY CALIBRATION. PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF YOUR SETTINGS AND PASSWORDS BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH THIS UPDATE.

This firmware version corrects the unexpected instances where a portion of the internal memory may stop working.

If your receiver is connected to your home network you will see the firmware update information on your TV tomorrow (6/8/2012).

You may also download the firmware update from the Onkyo website via USB. The update will be available on our website tomorrow (6/8/12).

A firmware update is now available for the TX-NR515 and TX-NR616. Update can be done over the network or via USB.

A firmware update is now available for the BD-SP309 and BD-SP809. Update can be done over the network or via USB.

A firmware update is now available for the following 2010 Network recievers. Updates can be done over the network or via USB. Please check the product pages or download section of the OnkyoUSA website for more details.

TX-NR708, TX-NR808, TX-NR1008, TX-NR3008,, TX-NR5008, HT-RC270 and PR-SC5508

A firmware update is now available for the TX-NR414, 515 and 616. Updates can be done over the network or via USB. Please check the product pages or download section of the OnkyoUSA website for more details.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (3/26/12) --- Onkyo, widely regarded as the most innovative manufacturer of home theater technology, has introduced two new feature-packed mid-line audio-video receivers. The Onkyo TX-NR717 and TX-NR818 are 7.2 Channel Network A/V Receivers that offer an exciting mix of advanced networking technology, high performance video and THX®-certified sound quality.

For the home theater enthusiast who sees no need to compromise, the TX-NR818 offers the audio calibration capabilities of Audyssey MultEQ® XT32, three surround processing modes including DTS Neo:X, and the unmatched picture quality provided by Onkyo's Dual Core Video Engine.

The Dual Core Video Engine combines the power of an HQV® Vida™ VHD 1900 video processor core to generate smooth, accurate 1080p upscaling and enhancement of lower-quality content, with the performance of the Marvel Qdeo™ processor, which can upscale 1080p content to four times that resolution. Additionally, the TX-NR818's Dual Core Video Engine offers video calibration to ISF standards, so the user can enjoy breathtaking TV color accuracy. On the TX-NR717, the Marvel Qdeo™ provides upscaling of all sources to 1080p and 4K.

This year, Onkyo is the first AVR brand to offer the new InstaPrevue™ and MHL (Mobile High Definition Link) technologies, and both are available on these new receivers. InstaPrevue displays video thumbnails representing available content on devices connected via HDMI, which greatly simplifies the process of switching HDMI sources. The front-panel MHL HDMI® port allows users to easily connect and play high-resolution media stored on compatible smart phones with seven channels of surround sound.

The Onkyo TX-NR818 includes Audyssey MultEQ XT32 that adjusts the listening room with data gathered from more than 10,000 control points across eight listening positions. This receiver also includes three surround ambience expansion systems, DTS Neo:X™, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz and Audyssey DSX®. As found on Onkyo’s high-end models, DTS Neo:X incorporates Front Wide or Front Height channels along with incredibly realistic listening modes to maximize the game, music, and movie experience. The TX-NR717 features Audyssey DSX for Wide Channels and Dolby Pro Logic IIz for Heights, as well as multi-channel expansion of stereo sources and uses Audyssey 2EQ for room calibration.

Both receivers earn THX® Select 2 Plus™ certification with enhancements to Onkyo’s exclusive WRAT concept. Distortion is all but eliminated by the use of three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry, with power supplied by a massive high-power transformer. Both units feature Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DACs on all seven channels while the TX-NR818 adds PLL jitter-cleaning circuits to further improve signal quality, as well as isolated power amp and pre-amp blocks.

The TX-NR717 and TX-NR818 lead the field in connectivity, with eight HDMI inputs (one front, and seven rear) and two outputs. HDMI implementation enables 3D video support, as well as DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby® TrueHD audio decoding. These receivers feature an Audio Return Channel over HDMI, allowing the playback of broadcast TV with surround sound. New 1080p, high-resolution GUI (Graphical User Interface) offers an overlaid ‘Quick Setup’ menu that provides access to frequently used settings—ideal for quick mid-program adjustments.

Onkyo’s home networking execution is beyond compare, with online sources that are easy to set up and fast to access. Users can connect using a LAN cable, or add an optional UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter to the rear-side USB port, leaving the front-panel USB free for an iPod®, iPhone®, or flash memory device.

In addition to a vast selection of internet radio channels, and music streaming from Spotify and AUPEO!, users can enjoy their personal cloud-based music collections via MP3tunes with powerful home theater sound. Ethernet connectivity also enables playback of music from PC or media server, and simplifies periodic firmware updates.

With the TX-NR717 and TX-NR818, integrated house-wide entertainment is a reality, with three-room audio distribution via dedicated line-outs, or by allocating surround channel outputs designed for the purpose. Amplification of audio signals is easily switched to either of two zones equipped with stereo speakers. Playback control across multiple rooms—along with access to all major home theater settings—is available from anywhere in the house using the Remote App 2 for iPhone, or Onkyo Remote App for Android phone.

Both receivers include a comprehensive selection of digital and analog A/V connections, and offer front-channel bi-amping. Furthermore, the TX-NR818 boasts an onboard Digital Crossover Processing Network to cancel frequency interference when bi-wiring loudspeakers. This model also has 9.2-channel pre-outs if the user wishes to use the receiver as a nine-channel processor.

In the coming months, Onkyo will introduce its UBT-1 USB Bluetooth Adapter to significantly upgrade the ability of its network receivers to interact with a wide variety of hand-held electronic devices. There will also be a new iOs remote control app that will enable music streaming from an iPod/iPhone to an Onkyo network receiver, and also the company's first remote app for the Kindle Fire.

These receivers are well suited to powering an existing home theater setup, or as a centerpiece around which a magnificent new system can be built. With the TX-NR717 and TX-NR818, Onkyo delivers the kind of features and performance that keeps the everyday user at the cutting edge of home theater technology.

The Onkyo TX-NR717 and TX-NR818 will be available in May with suggested retail prices of $ 999.00 and $1,199.00, respectively.

Dear Valued Customers,

We have discovered that some components used in a limited number of products manufactured between November 2011 and January 2012 do not comply with the high quality required for use in Onkyo products. As a result, these products may exhibit one of or both of the following phenomenon:

- When powering on the unit, the unit will turn on then turn off automatically

- Static Noise emitted from speakers at low volume level

(The above mentioned phenomenon are not safety related)

Affected Onkyo Models:

TX-8255 TX-8050 HT-RC360

TX-SR309 TX-NR609 TX-NR709 TX-NR809 TX-NR1009 TX-NR5009

(HT-R390) HT-S3400

(TX-NR609) HT-S7409 & HT-S8409

Please click on the following link for more information on whether your unit will require service support: Check Serial Number

Or,

You may also contact our Product Support Team at (800) 229-1687, select option 3, to speak with one of our Product Support Representatives to confirm that your product is part of this limited production lot in need of service.

If the serial number of your product is identified as possibly being impacted by either of the above issue(s), you will be provided with the opportunity to request a prepaid return label or if necessary; box, packing and prepaid return label. Your unit will ship to the ONKYO Service Center that will be providing the service support at no cost to you. Once repairs are completed your unit will be shipped back to you.

ONKYO is committed to delivering best in class performance, superior build quality and exceptional customer service. Your complete satisfaction is our number 1 priority.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this issue may cause.

ONKYO USA Corporation

***This issue will be handled for Onkyo customers residing in one of the States of the United States (including the District of Columbia) or one of the Territories in Canada even if you are out of warranty.***

An update to the Onkyo Android App is anow available from the Android Marketplace. New App version: 1.10.

This update provides:

1) Added capability to control TV and Blu-ray player using CEC command via HDMI. (Compatible with TX-NR609 and higher. It is not compatible with all HDMI devices.)

2) Improved the list menu of Networking services. (Compatible with TX-NR414 and higher.)*

3) Added capability to control the Networking Services and the USB function for Multi-zone. (Compatible with TX-NR414 and higher.)*

*TX-NR414 will require a firmware update to incorporate these new features. The update will be made available shortly.

A firmware update is now available for the BD-SP309. Update can be done over the network or via USB.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (2/13/12) -- Home theater specialist, Onkyo, has assembled two class-leading packaged home theater systems for the first round of its 2012 model introductions. Each system combines a high-value audio video receiver with a matched set of home theater speakers to take the guesswork out of purchasing an entry-level surround sound system.

The HT-S3500 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package offers outstanding audio performance, abundant HDMI® connectivity, and unbeatable value for money. Users seeking to power larger rooms might consider investing in the step-up HT-S5500 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package, which includes an Audyssey room acoustic correction system and an upgraded speaker package.

Four HDMI inputs on both receivers facilitate Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ high-resolution soundtrack decoding. HDMI implementation also supports an Audio Return Channel for TV audio through the home theater system, 3D video, and an overlaid on-screen display.

Both receivers also feature a frontside USB port for direct digital connection of an iPod®, iPhone®, or music-filled flash memory device. Users can control playback using the system remote, and enjoy improved sound quality thanks to Onkyo’s onboard advanced music optimizer system.

The A/V receivers included in this release now come equipped with WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology), a proven amplification concept that reduces signal noise and provides large amounts of controlled power instantaneously. Top-quality TI Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DACs on all channels, a powerful 32-bit DSP processing chip, and discrete output-stage components—not inexpensive ‘all-in-one’ amplifier chips—contribute to exceptionally good audio performance.

The HT-S3500 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package consists of the HT-R391 A/V receiver, two high-gloss bass reflex front speakers, two satellite surrounds, and a powerful bass reflex center speaker. A subwoofer with 8-inch (20 cm) down-firing cone is also included to add impact to movie scores and game soundtracks.

Users can step up to seven-channel surround with the higher-powered HT-S5500 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package. With Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz expanding any audio source to include two additional Front Height channels, users can enjoy a more detailed and realistic entertainment experience.

A carefully matched Onkyo speaker set delivers clear, dynamic audio reproduction. Two-way front speakers feature a 5-inch (12 cm) OMF Diaphragm woofer for fast and accurate mid-range response, plus a balanced-dome tweeter for well-separated highs. The center speaker has twin cone woofers and tweeter, while the four bass reflex satellite speakers feature a single full-range driver. A gloss-finished 120 W powered subwoofer allows the receiver to operate more efficiently by concentrating all its power on the mid-range and upper-end frequencies.

To ensure a perfect install, an Audyssey 2EQ room acoustic correction system with microphone is included, while Audyssey’s Dynamic EQ® loudness correction and Dynamic Volume® guarantee a smooth, consistent performance regardless of sudden changes in dynamic levels.

For users making their first foray into the world of home theater, these two packages offer simple installation, stress-free operation, and sparkling performance. The attractive price points may even prompt many current home theater owners to invest in a second surround sound system for another room in the home.

With this release, Onkyo demonstrates its commitment to providing superior audio and state-of-the-art features at all levels of the home entertainment market.

Both the Onkyo HT-S5500 and HT-S3500 will be available in March at suggested retail prices of $649 and $399 respectively.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (2/13/12) -- Onkyo, the leader in home theater technology, has announced the first four new AV receivers for its 2012 line, including three with network capability, including one with THX certification. All have USB connections and additional HDMI® inputs. The line also includes the world's first AV receivers to employ Silicon Image's InstaPrevue™ and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) technologies. Furthermore, the three network capable models are the world's first AVRs to include music 'cloud server' access via MP3tunes™.

The four new models are the Onkyo TX-NR616 THX-Certified 7.2-Channel Network Receiver, TX-NR515 7.2-Channel Network Receiver, TX-NR414 5.1-Channel Network Receiver, and TX-SR313 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver.

Onkyo's powerful WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) is now implemented throughout the line. This low negative-feedback topology reduces signal noise and guarantees superb performance with minimal distortion. Even the entry model TX-SR313, Onkyo now uses this discrete-component output stage rather than lower cost integrated circuit amplifiers.

The TX-NR616 is most powerful model in this release, and it is backed by a THX® Select2 Plus™ guarantee of cinema-quality sound. Achieving this demanding certification standard for audio quality is made possible partly by the use of Onkyo’s three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry.

The TX-NR616, along with the TX-NR515 and TX-NR414 are the world's first to include InstaPrevue, which provides on-screen video thumbnails to show the content currently available on HDMI-connected components making input source selection easy. The TX-NR616 and TX-NR515 are also the first to include MHL, an interface protocol that facilitates the playback of 1080p video and stills with 7.1 channels of surround sound over HDMI from MHL compatible smartphones and other portable devices.

Whether using the hard-wired Ethernet connection or wireless networking via an optional Onkyo UWF-1 Wireless USB adapter, these network receivers allow users to enjoy a vast selection of internet radio stations, stream from services such as Spotify or MP3tunes 'Cloud' services or connect to computers and other devices on the network. Users can control all network AVRs with an iPod touch®/iPhone® or Android phone with a free Remote App. A slick GUI makes setting up, controlling input sources, and streaming music from the handset (Android phone only) a stress-free experience.

The front-panel USB port on all four receivers also provides a direct digital connection of an iPod®/iPhone® or flash-memory device. The TX-NR515 and TX-NR616 have an additional USB port on the rear panel that can be used for the optional UWF-1 adapter leaving the front-side USB free for iPod and iPhone.

The TX-NR616 and TX-NR515 also offer superior video performance thanks to on-board Qdeo™ processing technology by Marvell. This provides analog video upscaling to 1080p, and up to 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels) scaling when used with a compatible 4K display.

When it comes to home theater audio, these two 7.2 channel models feature Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz expansion to incorporate Front Height channels, and to convert stereo sources to surround sound. The TX-NR616 also includes Audyssey DSX expansion for additional Height channels. Both systems provide a more realistic movie or gaming experience. Users can also connect two subwoofers via parallel pre-outs in a 7.2-channel set-up. Naturally, Audyssey 2EQ room acoustic correction ensures the best possible performance in any listening space.

To help support the increasing numbers of HDMI devices available, Onkyo has given the TX-SR313 four HDMI inputs while the TX-NR414 sports six. All support 3D video, Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding and ARC all through an easy-to-use interactive OSD. The top models incorporate eight inputs plus two outputs for connecting a TV and a projector. A ‘Q’ remote button overlays a ‘Quick Set-Up’ menu on the program being watched via HDMI. Furthermore, Hybrid Standby allows HDMI pass-through to the HDTV while the receiver is off, allowing the user to quickly catch the news, weather, or kids' TV without powering up the whole home theater system.

All models have connections for legacy analog and digital audio technology. Additionally, the TX-NR515 offers distributed audio with Powered Zone 2, while the TX-NR616 adds Powered Zone 2 and a Zone 3 line-out.

Later this year, Onkyo plans to release the UBT-1 USB Bluetooth Adaptor which will allow even better integration between electronic devices and Onkyo network receivers.

These four receivers redefine the kinds of features and performance the consumer can expect at the entry level, and show Onkyo to be driving the industry forward with innovation, imagination, and style.

The TX-NR616 will be available in April with a suggested retail price of $699; the TX-NR515, TX-NR414 and TX-SR313 will all be available in March at suggested retail prices of $599, $499 and $299, respectively.

Osaka, Japan, January 20, 2012 -- As part of its corporate goal to enhance shareholder value and meet the demands of a changing marketplace, Onkyo Corporation, a worldwide leader in consumer audio, today announced a strategic alliance with TEAC Corporation, a global electronics manufacturer. The alliance between Onkyo and TEAC is particularly synergistic in that both companies share a commitment to excellence and a passion for engineering, designing, manufacturing and marketing products that deliver high value and exceed customer’s expectations.

Through this strategic alliance Onkyo and TEAC will acquire shares of each other’s stock. The companies are exploring ways to share manufacturing facilities, logistic centers and research & development resources. Onkyo President, Munenori Otsuki, stated that the alliance with TEAC offers unique opportunities to both companies to leverage each other’s considerable strengths to provide innovative life changing products to its customers. TEAC President, Yuji Hanabusa stated that strategic alliance of Onkyo and TEAC will make both companies more competitive in an ever changing market.

ABOUT ONKYO

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on.

ABOUT TEAC

Since its inception in 1953, the guiding principle of TEAC Corporation through its TEAC, TASCAM and Esoteric brands has been to enrich society through innovative products. TEAC's goal has been to increase the productivity of customers through various products by manufacturing high quality recording products. Over the past fifty years, TEAC has been committed to the creation, production and introduction of many innovative products incorporating advanced research, design and production technologies. TEAC's corporate culture of "respect creativity and honesty", demonstrates the Company’s ability to contribute to the enjoyment and productivity of millions of customers worldwide.

An update for the Onkyo Remote 2 for iOS is now available on the iTunes stores as a free download. Onkyo Remote 2 Ver.1.02 adds Spotify Control for 2011 models (X09) as well as adding the ability to control your TV and Blu-ray that are connected to your Onkyo receiver via CEC (RIHD).

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (1/9/12) –Onkyo, a brand renowned worldwide for quality home entertainment technology, has announced that it will include access to the MP3tunes.com's music Locker with its 2012-model network-capable AV receivers. Onkyo is believed to be the first AV receiver brand to incorporate MP3tunes access in its network operating system. This will allow MP3tunes subscribers to use an Onkyo network capable receiver to play personal music collections stored their MP3tunes' Lockers, which is what the company calls their cloud servers. MP3tunes allows subscribers to maintain up to 2 GB, or about 400 songs, for free, with fee supported accounts starting at $39.95 per year for 50 GB, or the equivalent to about 10,000 songs.

Paul Wasek, National Marketing and Product Planning Manager, believes this a great new feature for any Onkyo customer. "MP3tunes Locker is an easy and secure means to maintain this data, while providing easy access through an Onkyo receiver, computer, smart phone, or any of the many network capable devices that support MP3tunes."

MP3Tunes capabilities will be included as standard on new Onkyo network capable receivers beginning in the first quarter of 2012.

About Onkyo

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo’s website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.

About MP3tunes

Based in San Diego, California, MP3tunes was launched in February of 2005 by CEO and founder Michael Robertson (founder of MP3.com). MP3tunes is a Music Service Provider (MSP) and the home of the MP3tunes Locker: the only secure, online music space to feature unlimited listening. With just a couple clicks, Locker users can sync their personal digital music and videos up to "the cloud" to enjoy from any web browser and a wide variety of mobile and home entertainment devices. The MP3tunes Locker is available in an ad-supported Free edition and in Premium levels with more storage space, support for larger media files, and full customer support. For more information, please visit www.mp3tunes.com.

Nashville, TN. January 04, 2012: As part of its continued diversification into the music and audio lifestyle arena, Gibson Guitar Corp., the world’s premier musical instrument manufacturer, today announced a strategic partnership with Onkyo Corporation, a worldwide leader in consumer audio. With a reputation of excellence for high quality audio equipment and home theater systems, Onkyo offers Gibson’s newly-formed Pro Audio Division substantial technology resources. Gibson will provide Onkyo with its marketing resources and expertise. The result will be an ability to deliver a far superior audio experience to the consumer who has become more and more used to hearing only inferior compressed music through inexpensive ear bud headsets.

Through this venture, Gibson will acquire a majority of Onkyo USA (Onkyo’s exclusive distributor for North America and a distributor for Central and South America) and become the second largest shareholder in Onkyo Corporation. Gibson will make a strategic investment in the company, and Gibson Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz will be given a position on the Onkyo board of directors. Likewise, Onkyo will invest in Gibson, and CEO and President Munenori Otsuki will take a position on the company’s Board of Directors. Together, the two entities will form a Hong Kong-based joint venture focusing on design and development of unparalleled consumer audio products. Through this alliance, Onkyo USA becomes the latest addition to the Gibson Pro Audio division, which already includes KRK, Cerwin-Vega! and Stanton.

“Onkyo makes some of the world’s best audio equipment, and this partnership will give Gibson the ability to bring a deeper and more enhanced audio experience to music lovers around the world,” says Juszkiewicz. “While people may be listening to more music, they are listening to it primarily in a severely compressed format. The aural disparity between a real system and compressed sound is vast, and as a result, they are simply not hearing tremendously rich sounds. With Onkyo, our goal is to bring the same exceptional experience artists demand in the studio to a larger consumer base.”

“This partnership has significant positive implications for Onkyo as we are always seeking ways of creating new value,” says Otsuki. “Gibson is a leading global company with a massive fan base, best-in-class products and superior marketing skills. Coming together in this way opens the door for amazing opportunities for both companies and, more importantly, fans of Onkyo and Gibson.”

All agreements are subject to Japanese regulatory clearance, negotiation of definitive agreements and financing approvals of lenders.

ABOUT GIBSON GUITAR CORP.

Gibson Guitar Corp. is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. The Gibson Les Paul Guitar is the bestselling guitar of all time and is a tribute to the late, famed musician of the same name. Collectively, the Gibson Robot Guitar, Gibson Dark Fire, Gibson Dusk Tiger and the Gibson Firebird X represent the biggest advances in electric guitar design in more than 75 years. Through the Gibson Foundation, Gibson Guitar Corp. has become equally known for its philanthropic efforts on behalf of music, education, health and human services. Founded in 1894 in Kalamazoo, MI, and headquartered in Nashville, TN, since 1984, Gibson Guitar Corp.’s family of brands includes Epiphone, Cerwin-Vega!, Dobro, Kramer, Onkyo, KRK Systems, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Slingerland, Stanton, Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Baldwin, Sunshine Piano, Take Anywhere Technology, J&C Fischer, Chickering, Hamilton, Wurlitzer and Gibson Pro Audio. Visit Gibson’s website at www.gibson.com. Follow Gibson Guitar at www.facebook.com/gibsonguitar and www.twitter.com/gibsonguitar.

ABOUT ONKYO

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo’s website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.

Press Contacts:

Ed James / Global VP, Gibson Guitar / 615-871-4500 x1338 / Ed.James@gibson.com

Gordon Sell / GSPR / 908-788-0700 / Gordon@gspr.com

SUNNYVALE, Calif., and OSAKA, Japan (December 21, 2011): Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of wireless and wired HD connectivity solutions, and Onkyo (6628:JASDAQ), a leading specialist in hi-fi and home theater, today announced the world’s first line of Audio/Video Receivers (AVRs) featuring Silicon Image’s InstaPrevue™ technology and MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link) technology.

InstaPrevue technology provides the first-ever, live picture-in-picture preview of HDMI® and MHL inputs connected to the AVR, allowing users to view and select a live preview window to switch between their Blu-ray Disc™ player, DVD player, game console, or other HDMI or MHL-enabled connected devices. With InstaPrevue technology, consumers no longer need to cycle through inputs or navigate text-based menus (i.e., HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3, etc.) to switch between source devices.

MHL technology is a rapidly growing HD audio/video connectivity standard that enables a mobile device to transmit 1080p uncompressed video with up to eight channels of digital audio over five pins, while also supporting HDCP content protection. MHL-enabled AVRs, such as those manufactured by Onkyo, provide power to the mobile device when connected via MHL, ensuring that the device battery is charged and ready to use even after viewing a full-length feature movie. Consumers are also able to control MHL-enabled mobile devices using the existing AVR remote.

“Silicon Image’s InstaPrevue technology is a unique, value-added feature that will enhance and differentiate our AVR products,” said Ken Araki, Director of Product Planning and Marketing, Onkyo Sound & Vision Corporation. “We’re pleased to be the working with Silicon Image and proud to be the first to market with AVRs incorporating InstaPrevue technology.”

“The 2012 Onkyo AVRs add to the growing MHL ecosystem of DTVs, smartphones and tablets, and are the first to support InstaPrevue technology,” said Alex Chervet, senior director of marketing at Silicon Image. “InstaPrevue technology offers a simple and seamless viewing experience by taking the guesswork out of switching between HDMI sources. With InstaPrevue technology, consumers see a live preview of each active HDMI or MHL input connected to an AVR, making it easier and more intuitive to switch between a Blu-ray Disc player, set-top box, DVD player, game console, MHL-enabled smartphone or other MHL or HDMI-connected devices.”

Silicon Image’s InstaPrevue technology will be demonstrated at the 2012 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) from January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company will exhibit in a private booth #MP25578 located in the South Hall 2, Ground Floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Onkyo’s audio products are recognized for their innovative features and top quality sound. Onkyo will exhibit in a public suite at the Venetian Hotel rooms 2709/2710 in Las Vegas during CES 2012.

About Silicon Image, Inc.

Silicon Image is a leading provider of wireless and wired connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition content for consumer electronics, mobile, and PC markets. The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property (IP) products that are compliant with global industry standards and also feature industry leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™. Silicon Image’s products are deployed by the world’s leading electronics manufacturers in devices such as desktop and notebook PCs, DTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio-video receivers, as well as mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the highly successful HDMI® and DVI™ industry standards, the latest standards for mobile devices - SPMT™ and MHL™, and the standard for 60GHz wireless HD video – WirelessHD™ (WiHD). Via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs, Silicon Image offers manufacturers comprehensive standards interoperability and compliance testing services. For more information, visit us at http://www.siliconimage.com/.

About Onkyo

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award-winning products that are lauded by industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the growth in adoption of MHL technology and the performance, functionality, features, and benefits of MHL technology and Silicon Image’s InstaPrevue technology. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those described from time to time in Silicon Image’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

Silicon Image and the Silicon Image logo are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Silicon Image, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

Onkyo is proud to announce that the TX-NR509 and TX-8050 are now Spotify-enabled.

Owners of the TX-NR509 A/V receiver and the TX-8050 network stereo receiver can now download a firmware update that enables onboard access to Spotify as well as allowing direct support for Spotify Premium via Onkyo’s Remote App for Android.

Onkyo became the first AV receiver maker to offer Spotify access via its AV receivers earlier in 2011 and remains the only brand in the world to offer this capability.

All you need to enjoy Spotify on Onkyo is an internet connection and a Spotify Premium account. Spotify offers subscribers instant access to millions of songs in excellent sound quality, courtesy of Onkyo’s seamless integration of Spotify’s 320kbps bitrate* and high quality Ogg Vorbis codec.

Spotify is now available in twelve countries around the world: US, UK, Sweden, France, Spain, Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium.

*More than 99% of Spotify’s tracks are available in high bitrate (320 kbps) for Premium users.

Onkyo Corporation, an audio, computer and visual equipment maker, and the Braille Mainichi (The Mainichi Newspapers) created the “Onkyo Braille Essay Contest” in 2003, and it has been held annually since then. Through this contest, we hope to build a bridge between Braille and sound for the visually disabled who are extremely sensitive to the warmth that connects all people.

Now in its 9th year, the 2011 contest received entries from 108 countries in the International Category, which includes the Asia-Pacific region (21 countries and regions, not including Japan), the West Asia/Central Asia/Mideast region (21 countries), the European region (45 countries), and the North America and Caribbean region (21 countries) in addition to the Japanese Category. As an international essay contest, we are expanding the circle of cross-cultural communications and serving as a bridge across an increasingly complex global community.

We hope that the lives and thoughts of the visually disabled both at home and overseas will reach readers’ hearts and the harmony we create together will resonate throughout society.

Learn more and read the winning entries here.

Anyone who has a Napster account and accesses it on their Onkyo receiver: Napster has successfully moved over to Rhapsody. Please log on to Rhapsody with your Napster login credentials. According to Rhapsody and Napster, Napster account holders keep ALL their Napster songs, lists, credits- everything from your Napster account will be waiting for you at Rhapsody. Enjoy! (It's all about sound.)

Napster and Rhapsody Tips and Tricks:

Forgot your Napster password, get it here: https://account.rhapsody.com/myacct/forgotpassword.html?page=login.remind&page=login.remind

Love Music? Have accounts with both companies? Click here:

http://www.rhapsody.com/napster-instructions

Need a little extra help? Here’s Rhapsody’s FAQ page:

http://rhapsody.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/857/kw/napster/r_id/166

To find out more please visit Napster’s blog: http://blog.napster.com/2011/10/05/napster-is-joining-rhapsody/

Upper Saddle River, NJ (11/4/2011): Onkyo has introduced a new iPod touch/iPhone App to provide full wireless remote control over the company's 2010 and 2011 networked A/V receivers. The new "Onkyo Remote 2" App will add expanded multi-room control and is presented by a completely revamped graphical look.

This new app is compatible with Onkyo’s existing RI (Remote Interactive) system, allowing ownersof network-capable Onkyo home theater and hi-fi systems to use their iPod touch, iPhone handset as an all-in-one remote controller for multiple components.

Furthermore, with the release of the Onkyo Remote 2, iPod touch/iPhone users are now able to control output in individual zones in a multi-room distributed audio set-up.

Available as a free download, the application offers a number of benefits to Onkyo home theater and hi-fi owners, not least among them the ability to quickly and easily access commonly used controls. These include play, stop, skip, and pause; volume, bass, and treble adjustment; listening mode and input source selection; network source selection; and radio station.

Perhaps best of all, users can also enjoy their treasured digital music libraries, as well as streamed music and internet radio, in spectacular Onkyo sound.

The Onkyo Remote 2 app is compatible with all network-ready Onkyo A/V receivers released in 2011 and 2010, as well as the TX-8050 Network Stereo Receiver. (Earlier models may require a firmware update.)

This new release further demonstrate Onkyo’s commitment to enhancing the home entertainment experience.

October 31, 2011 - Earlier this year Onkyo became the world’s first consumer electronics brand to offer access to digital music service Spotify through home cinema receivers. Today Onkyo is pleased to announce yet another first…

Effective immediately owners of selected Onkyo network A/V receivers and home theater systems will be able to download a firmware update that enables direct support for Spotify Premium via Onkyo’s Remote App for Android. The Android App itself also has been updated in order to support this new feature.

Compatible Onkyo products are as follows:-

Receivers: TX-NR609/709/809/1009/3009/5009 and HT-RC360/370

Home Theater Systems: HT-S7400/7409/8400/8409 and 9400THX

Additionally, towards the end of November 2011 Onkyo will also extend direct support for Spotify Premium via Onkyo’s Remote App for Android to the TX-NR509 network A/V receiver as well as the TX-8050 network stereo receiver. At this time Onkyo will also issue a firmware upgrade that allows owners of all its network products with Spotify support to access the service using Facebook account details.

"Enabling direct support for Spotify via our Remote App for Android represents a major step forward when it comes to ease of use and convenience for our consumers," says Paul Wasek, Onkyo USA’s product and marketing manager.

"We are very pleased to be extending Spotify access to several of our networked products via the app for Android," continues Wasek, "Onkyo always strives to deliver maximum value and support to consumers… this announcement is an obvious example of our ongoing commitment to that end."

Three months after making Spotify available in the US, Onkyo is still the only brand to offer this capability in its network receivers.

All you need to enjoy Spotify on Onkyo is an internet connection and a Spotify Premium account. The music service offers subscribers instant access to millions of songs in excellent sound quality, courtesy of Onkyo’s seamless integration of Spotify’s 320kbps bitrate* and high quality Ogg Vorbis codec.

Spotify is now available in 9 countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, The Netherlands, Spain and Denmark, with more than 10 million registered users, and over 2 million paying subscribers.

*More than 99% of Spotify’s tracks are available in high bitrate (320 kbps) for our Premium users.

About Onkyo

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyousa.com or call 800-229-1687

About Spotify

Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 15* million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever they want it. Spotify is social, making it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.

Spotify is available in 9 countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, The Netherlands, Spain and Denmark. Spotify is the fastest-growing and most successful music service of its kind globally, with more than 10 million registered users, and over 2 million paying subscribers.

*Number of tracks licensed globally. Catalogue size varies in each country.

www.spotify.com

Check it out! The Onkyo App for Andriod now supports the TX-NR708, 808, 1008, 3008 and 5008 as well as the PR-SC5508! Install the firmware update via the network or USB and get the new App from the Andriod Marketplace and you'll be all set! And as always, let us know what you think via Facebook.

A firmware update is now available for the following Network Receivers and Home Theater Network Systems.

Receivers - TX-NR509, TX-NR609, TX-NR709, TX-NR809, TX-NR1009, HT-RC360, HT-RC370 and TX-8050

HTiB's - HT-S7400, HT-S7409, TH-S8400, HT-S8409 and HT-S9400THX

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (9/1/11) –Onkyo, the leading hi-fi specialist, has today introduced it's new "iOnly" family of products, which will consist of three compact music players and docking systems designed for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. With digital music so much a part of everyday life, Onkyo's iOnly systems will now allow the user to enjoy their portable music collection in rich, room-filling stereo.

The three models, iOnly Play (ABX-100), iOnly Stream (ABX-N300), and iOnly Bass (SBX-300), were conceived as a way to offer users a greater level of convenience, practicality, and performance in portable and affordable packages. Like all Onkyo products, these offer high power, exceptional sound quality, premium build quality, and unique styling. Additionally, iOnly models are designed with smooth, easily cleaned surfaces, and the recharging dock and controls are protected from dust when not in use.

The first model to be introduced in this series is the iOnly Play, which is designed specifically for iPod and iPhone devices. The second model will be the iOnly Bass, which will also accommodate the iPad. The iOnly Stream will follow later this year.

The iOnly Play is ideal for use on a shelf, table or desk-top in the home, dorm room, or office. With its flat-back exterior, brushed-aluminium base and cover, and dimmable foot lighting, the iOnly Play makes a tasteful addition to any room. The sliding cover also conceals and protects an easy-to-read graphical LCD display and touch-screen control buttons.

With the iOnly Bass, the docking port is on the lower front edge of the chassis providing solid support for an iPad. It also delivers superb sound through a pair of full-range speakers and tuned subwoofer port. With its modest weight and comfortable aluminium handle the iOnly Bass is an easily transported entertainment package.

Both the iOnly Play and iOnly Bass feature precision-engineered amplifier circuitry, full-range speakers mounted in isolated enclosures, and Active Bass Control for rich, room-filling sound. Both models include a wireless remote control.

With the introduction of the iOnly series, Onkyo reaffirms its position as an industry-leading innovator, offering imaginative products that improve the lifestyles of its customers.

Onkyo's iOnly Play and iOnly Bass will be available in October with a suggested retail price of $249 each.

About Onkyo

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyousa.com or call 800-229-1687.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (9/1/11) -- Onkyo USA announces the release of two top-quality hi-fi components armed with the technological features needed to stay ahead in today’s rapidly changing marketplace.

The A-9070 Integrated Stereo Amplifier and C-7070 CD player offer state-of-the-art design, rugged engineering, a multitude of connectivity options, and a startlingly pure sound will appeal both to hi-fi newcomers and more seasoned music lovers looking to upgrade their equipment.

A-9070 Integrated Stereo Amplifier

The A-9070 amplifier offers four discrete modes—integrated amp, power amp, pre-amp, and split power/pre-amp—to provide great flexibility when incorporating other components into the hi-fi system. Alone, it provides ample power with a parallel push-pull amplification design, three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry, dedicated Wolfson® 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for symmetrically designed L/R channels, and four large 15,000 µF capacitors.

To preserve signal integrity, the unit features DIDRC (Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry). Closed ground-loop circuits and vibration-damping construction combine to produce clear sound across a wide dynamic range. An independent headphone amplifier, a phonograph equalizer, and gold-plated audio terminals/speaker posts are evidence of high build quality.

C-7070 Compact Disc Player

The C-7070 is a versatile piece of audio equipment designed to play back a wide range of audio formats while carefully preserving the integrity of the signal. The unit is engineered around this objective, featuring vibration-damping brass legs, a 1.6 mm flat base, a full-floating circuit board, a pair of Wolfson® 192 kHz/24-bit DACs, and Onkyo’s Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry. These improvements all work to reduce noise, distortion, and interference for pristine sound quality.

The C-7070 connects to iPod/iPhone devices via the USB port, and can play music off flash-memory drives. Other desirable features include a three-stage dimmer function, a brushed aluminum front panel, a silent aluminum CD tray, gold-plated audio terminals, and headphone amplifier differential circuitry.

These two pedigree models continue Onkyo’s unwavering commitment to high-fidelity sound, intuitive operation, and superb build quality at prices that remain widely accessible. The A-9070 and C-7070 will both be available in November with suggested retail prices of $1299 and $799, respectively.

About Onkyo

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyousa.com or call 800-229-1687.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (8/22/11) -- Leading home entertainment innovator, Onkyo, announces the release of two flagship high-end network 9.2-channel THX Ultra2 Plus-certified A/V receivers—the TX-NR5009 and the TX-NR3009—to complete its line of precision audio-visual products for 2011. As the top models in Onkyo's line, these receivers deliver the power, performance, sophisticated processing, exceptional connectivity, and quality that audio-video enthusiasts have come to expect from Onkyo.

Both receiver models include major upgrades from last year, including the use of the latest HQV-Vida and Marvel Qdeo video processors, new DTS Neo:X dimensional surround processing, Dolby Volume, and new streaming internet radio channels. Onkyo receivers continue to offer more internet music options than any other brand in the industry

When it comes to input options, the TX-NR5009 and TX-NR3009 are extremely versatile, sporting eight HDMI® inputs and two outputs, plus a full range of legacy analog and digital AV connections. New media connections include an Ethernet port, two USB ports, a Universal Port for Onkyo peripheral devices, and an RGB input for video content from a connected PC. Onkyo also offers an optional UWF-1 wireless LAN adaptor that turns the front panel USB port into a home internet access point. Users can also download and install free applications that turn their Android or iPod touch/iPhone into a full-function remote control to control the receiver.

Both receivers are designed to connect to the new generation of user-customized Internet radio stations and streaming music services, including those from Spotify, AUPEO!, Pandora, Last.fm, Rhapsody, Napster, Mediafly, Slacker, Sirius XM, and vTuner. The receiver is also DLNA 1.5 certified; it can interface with USB-compatible portable music devices, such as iPods, and and play music straight off a USB thumb drive. Naturally, the unit can handle a wide variety of audio formats, including FLAC, WMA Lossless, WAV, AAC, Ogg, MP3, and, for audiophiles, Super Audio CD.

With terminals for 11 speakers, the nine amplifier channels can be tasked to power a wide variety of front, surround, height, bi-amped, or remote-zone loudspeakers depending on the users needs. Onkyo makes it easy to fine-tune all these speakers by providing the latest Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 room-correction and equalization technology, which perfects audio performance regardless of a room’s shape or acoustics.

Onkyo was the first AV receiver manufacturer to introduce DTS Neo:X™, the industry’s first 2.0/5.1/6.1/7.1-to- 9.1/11.1 conversion technology within a single algorithm. This technology allows users to augment a basic 5.1-channel set-up by adding speakers in various combinations of height, wide, and surround channels. As implemented on the TX-NR5009, Neo:X can bring out subtle ambient sounds or even work around the need to install rear speakers to deliver a cinema-like experience. Like last years' models, both receivers include the related surround processing of Audyssey DSX, and Dolby ProLogic IIz.

The next-generation video capabilities of these new receivers are the result of a tag-team effort from two extraordinary new video processors. The HQV® Vida™ VHD 1900 processor lies at the heart of the system, and brings standard video images to life in high definition. The chip employs multi-cadence tracking, expanded 12-bit color-processing, and smooth, motion-adaptive de-interlacing to optimize quality and detail. Marvell’s Qdeo™ technology upscales 1080p video to a full 4K (3840 x 2160), even from sources already upscaled by HQV Vida from lower resolutions to 1080p. This remarkable technology treats the viewer to spectacular images of unparalleled color and clarity, provides enhancement of low-resolution streaming video, and facilitates individual ISFccc video calibration capabilities for all video sources.

Onkyo's eye for detail extends to conveniently backlit remote controls and an overlaid graphical OSD for swift, seamless, and simple adjustment of settings during a program, game, or movie.

Both receivers use Onkyo's proven WRAT (wide range amplifier technology) power stages and three-stage inverted Darlington topology to deliver high power with low distortion and exceptional high current capability. Audio signals on are refined by PLL jitter-cleaning technology and Onkyo's VLSC™ contributes to an extremely crisp digital-to-analog signal conversion. Separate aluminum panels encase the low-resonance chassis to help eliminate vibration and microphonics.

Onkyo’s TX-NR3009 uses 24-bit TI Burr-Brown DACs for each channel and a high-current power supply with large 18,000 µF capacitors and a large EI transformer.

The TX-NR5009's amplifier takes the whole issue of amplifier and power supply performance up a notch. Power flows efficiently from a massive high-current toroidal transformer through two 22,000 µF capacitors, with dedicated transformers for audio and video. The digital audio section employs Powerful 192 kHz/32-bit TI Burr-Brown DACs on all channels, coupled to a 32-bit DSP chip. These contribute to the receiver achieving prestigious THX® Ultra2 Plus™ certification and a level of sound quality that rivals that of many separate component amplifiers.

These two new releases demonstrate Onkyo’s ongoing commitment to offering innovative, integrated, and high-performance home theater products to music and film lovers all over the world.

The Onkyo TX-NR5009 will have a suggested retail price of $2,899 with the TX-NR3009 will be offered for $2,199. They will ship to dealers in the beginning of September.

About Onkyo

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyousa.com or call 800-229-1687.

Onkyo USA has determined that some of our BD-SP309 3D Ready Bluray Players are unable to access Netflix via the Video On Demand function. Please check your serial number below to see if your BD-SP309 has been affected. If so, please contact Onkyo USA Customer Support.

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You can contact Onkyo USA Customer Support during normal customer support hours (M-F 9am-8pm and Sat-Sun 10am-4pm ET). Call toll free 800-229-1687.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (8/8/11) -- Onkyo continues to expand the functionality of its home entertainment systems by adding support for the global AUPEO! Personal Radio service and expanding LAST.FM to Onkyo’s 2011 network-capable A/V receivers.

The AUPEO! service, delivered online and free of charge, offers a wide range of over 120 specialized music channels for users to choose from. It provides an easy way for users to discover new music and enjoy their favorite genres. User-selected stations can be customized with Loves and Bans to create a fully personalized listening experience. Furthermore, users can search for a specific artist on Artist Radio, or use the unique Mood Selector to match the music style to their mood.

Onkyo will also expand the support for LAST.FM to all its 2011 network receivers. LAST.FM is currently available on receivers starting with the TX-NR709. LAST.FM is a music recommendation service that uses a process the company calls Scrobbling. This process analyzes the songs users play most often, which songs they like the most, how much they've played an artist over a certain amount of time, which of their friends have similar tastes. By focusing on the music subscribers already play LAST.FM can help them discover more music.

AUPEO! and LAST.FM functionality will be incorporated on all new 2011 Onkyo network receivers. A firmware upgrade for current owners of 2011 Onkyo network receivers will be available for network upgrade August 8, 2011.

About Onkyo

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyousa.com or call 800-229-1687.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (7/25/11) -- Home audio specialist, Onkyo, demonstrates its ongoing commitment to greater convergence in home entertainment with the announcement of its first application for the Android mobile platform. Onkyo’s Remote App for Android will allow owners to integrate wireless audio from an Android-based device into their Onkyo home theater system, and provides a range of remote control functions.

Operating over a wireless local network, the application will allow Onkyo owners to stream music stored on an Android device to an Onkyo network audio system. Music played through an Onkyo system gains far greater power and fidelity.

Users will be able to browse networked content without needing to view on-screen menus on a connected display. Instead, they will use the touch-screen GUI on their Android device to navigate menus and control a variety of functions, such as selecting the input source or adjusting the volume and tone. Furthermore, users will be able to control output in individual zones in a multi-room distributed audio set-up.

Available in August as a free download from the Android market, the Remote App for Android will be compatible with all of Onkyo’s network A/V receivers released in 2011, as well as with the TX-8050 stereo network receiver.

About Onkyo

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyousa.com or call 800-229-1687.

Onkyo USA has determined that there is a high probability that the voice coil of certain subwoofers in the Home Theater and Speaker systems listed below may open; consequently, the subwoofer will stop functioning.

For our valued customers, Onkyo USA has a speaker driver replacement program for the affected subwoofers. It is important that you check the model and serial number of your subwoofer.

Please click on the following link for more infomation on whether your subwoofer is eligible.
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If you are eligible for this program, an Independent Onkyo Regional Service Center will send you material and instructions to return your subwoofer.

You can also contact Onkyo USA Customer Support during normal customer support hours (M-F 9am-8pm and Sat-Sun 10am-4pm ET) to see if your subwoofer falls under this speaker driver replacement program. Call toll free 1-855-460-1618 or local (201)785-2654.