(credit: Onkyo) Onkyo TX-NR809 THX Select2 Plus Certified | US$1,099.00 | www.onkyo.com
Onkyo has just announced its latest integrated AV receiver, the TX-NR809 THX Select2 Plus Certified, a 7.2 channel home theater AV receiver that’s network capable. Onkyo said this latest addition includes “several significant new audio and video upgrades” from last year’s TX-NR808 model.
the TX-NR809 now sports both Mavell Qdeo and IDT’s HDV Vida video upscaling and processing circuits and for the first time, the Imaging Science Foundation’s ISF Video Calibration technology is included for this price point. the audio department benefits from the Audysset’s MultEQ XT advanced automated calibration and Dolby Volume for optimal listening regardless of sound level. it also features front and rear USB ports for input from external storage devices and the optional wireless USB adaptor. i am quite surprise wireless isn’t a built-in feature but then again, we can’t ask for too much for this price.
aside from the USB ports, there are one front and seven rear HDMI inputs, two component video in, composite/S-Video in for up to four devices, a bi-directional Ethernet and RS232 ports, optical, coaxial and stereo. the TX-NR809 is blessed with 135-watts per channel amplifier and each channel’s digital-to-analog conversion is via TI Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DACs.
The Onkyo TX-NR809 will be available this month from Onkyo dealers with a MSRP of $1,099.