Live Life to the Fullest with an Onkyo Home Theater
The TX-NR828 gives you—the avid music and movie fan—power to make your home entertainment dreams a reality. From the aluminum faceplate through to the banana plug-compatible speaker posts, it’s easy to pick this as a heavyweight contender. Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry on all seven channels effortlessly handles big dynamic gains without distorting—as THX® Select2™ Plus certification attests—with musicality to render audio in extraordinary detail. On the hardware side, 7.2 multichannel pre-outs, powered Zone 2 outputs, and bi-amping capability grant the flexibility to customize. Eight 4K-ready HDMI® inputs including frontside MHL™ enable Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding. Audio processing comes courtesy of Audyssey MultEQ®, Audyssey DSX®, and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz, while Marvell’s outstanding Qdeo™ technology upscales standard video to 4K. Need music right now? With a tap on your smartphone screen, you can serve lossless audio to your home theater—whether its stored on handset, NAS, PC, or online streaming service—using built-in Wi-Fi, or pair up and stream with onboard Bluetooth technology. Owning an Onkyo A/V receiver is not just about having big sound on movie night—it’s about maximizing the enjoyment of your daily life.
THX® Select2™ Plus for Reference-Level Sound
To be awarded THX Select2 Plus certification—the most rigorous performance benchmark for this type of product—the home theater receiver must play at studio reference volume levels with minimal distortion. Select2 Plus is specified for screen-to-seat distances of three to four meters and room volumes of about 56 cubic meters.
Onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Streaming Technology
The TX-NR828 connects to the wireless home network without LAN cables or adapters. Send a huge range of hi-res, lossless, and compressed files to your home theater from smartphone, PC, tablet, NAS, and online sources using our remote control app. Or pair devices for quality wireless streaming using the built-in Bluetooth technology.
An Introduction to Premium Hi-Fi Sound
Onkyo’s WRAT (Wide Range Amp Technology) includes discrete low-negative-feedback amplifiers for punchy, true-to-life sound; closed ground-loop circuits to reduce noise; and high instantaneous current to counter impedance fluctuations. Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry is featured on all channels to handle reference-level playback without distorting.
Audyssey DSX® and Dolby® Pro Logic IIz®
Audyssey DSX lets you augment your setup with two Front Wide channels, expanding the width of the soundstage, or two Front Height speakers to add a vertical dimension to movies and games. Dolby Pro Logic IIz offers Front Height channels with 7.1-channel upmixing from stereo sources.
4K Video Upscaling via Qdeo™ Technology
The TX-NR828 uses Qdeo technology from Marvell to upscale standard video sources to brilliantly smooth 1080p (for regular HDTVs) and to an incredible 4K on compatible displays.
App-Controllable Multi-Zone Audio
The TX-NR828 features Powered Zone 2 outputs and Zone 2/3 line-outs. This lets you assign two channels to power audio in a room equipped with speakers. An existing hi-fi system in a third room can also be connected via the line-out, enabling the use of the A/V receiver as a pre-amp and audio server. Control content in all three zones via remote app; play the same song in all zones using Whole House Mode; or enjoy a different song in every room.
THX® Select2™ Plus
THX Select2 Plus components are ideally suited for a room where the screen-to-seat viewing distance is approximately 3 to 4 meters, and the room size is approximately 56 cubic meters. THX Loudness Plus is included in the specification.
4K Video Upscaling
Selected Onkyo receivers offer 4K (4096 x 2160) upscaling of standard video sources such as 480i/p, 720p, and 1080i/p. Interlaced-to-progressive conversion and scaling are performed by Qdeo video processing technology from Marvell. Qdeo uses algorithms to erase video noise and artifacts such as jaggies and feathering. Played back on a compatible wide-screen display, your content will look more detailed and cinematic than ever.
4K Video Passthrough
Selected Onkyo network receivers are able to pass native or upscaled 4K Ultra HD video content from media player through to a compatible 4K TV display or video projector via HDMI.
All Onkyo A/V receivers are capable of carrying high-resolution 3D video formats from source devices to your 3D-capable display via HDMI.
HDMI® (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
Transporting high-definition (HD) video, 3D encoded HD video, and multi-channel HD audio, HDMI is the most desirable connection for home entertainment. Onkyo’s HDMI-enabled A/V components send and receive HD signals, connecting components such as Blu-ray Disc players, DVD players, media streamers, and gaming consoles to compatible HDTVs. Recent versions of HDMI also incorporate an ARC (Audio Return Channel) for sending audio from the TV tuner through the connected receiver, and for enabling the use of an overlaid high-definition GUI (Graphical User Interface) on Onkyo A/V receivers.
Dolby® TrueHD/Pro Logic® IIz
Dolby TrueHD is Dolby’s next-generation lossless technology developed for high-definition disc-based media. Dolby TrueHD audio is bit-for-bit identical to the highest-resolution studio masters. Together with high-definition video, it offers an unprecedented home theater experience. Now listeners can enjoy sound as stunning as the high-definition picture.
Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz
Dolby Pro Logic IIz adds a vertical dimension to your home theater soundstage, delivering an expanded surround-sound experience from any 5.1-channel or stereo source. Dolby Pro Logic IIz enables the inclusion of two Front Height speakers into your surround-sound setup. The Height channels carry ambient, non-directional audio that helps immerse you even more deeply into your movies and games. With Dolby Pro Logic IIz, rain seems to burst from clouds right above you, and helicopters fly realistically overhead.
DTS-HD Master Audio™
DTS-HD Master Audio™ is capable of delivering audio that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master. DTS-HD Master Audio™ delivers audio at super-high variable bit rates—24.5 Mbps on Blu-ray Disc—which is significantly higher than standard DVDs. This bit stream is so fast, and the transfer rate is so high, that it can deliver 7.1 audio channels at a sampling frequency of 24 bits—identical to the original. With DTS-HD Master Audio™, you will be able to experience movies and music exactly as the artist intended: clear, pure, and uncompromised.
Audyssey DSX lets you augment a standard 7.1-channel surround set-up with two “front wide” channels*. Two extra speakers expand the width of the soundstage and help to produce a more realistic and immersive listening experience. Alternatively, Audyssey DSX can be configured to deliver “front height” channels. These channels carry non-directional audio that adds a new vertical dimension to your movies and games.
*Front Wide channels are not available with TX-NR616 and TX-NR609.
Audyssey MultEQ®/Dynamic Volume®
Audyssey MultEQ seamlessly equalizes and balances the output of your satellite speakers and subwoofers to suit the unique shape of your listening space, compensating for unwanted acoustic reflections from the walls, floor, and furniture. This creates a more enveloping, cohesive soundstage, projects movie dialog clearly from the center of the screen, and contributes to more convincing directional and ambient effects. Measuring across six listening positions during its one-time setup routine, MultEQ applies two high-resolution filters to satellite speakers and 128 filters to the subwoofer(s). The system also features adaptive low-frequency correction while automatically controlling crossovers, polarity, delays, and levels.
Audyssey Dynamic Volume®
This technology allows you to set the volume level that you want and keep it there, without having to constantly adjust it. By anticipating sudden spikes and dips in the audio soundtrack and compensating for them in real time, Audyssey Dynamic Volume ensures consistent volume levels, regardless of the content you’re enjoying. Thanks to Audyssey Dynamic Volume, quiet dialogue is easier to pick up, loud passages retain their impact, and commercials are less intrusive.
On selected Onkyo receivers/players, interlaced-to-progressive video conversion and scaling are performed by high-quality Qdeo technology from Marvell. Qdeo is a versatile video processor that uses algorithms designed to erase video noise and artifacts such as jaggies and feathering. Played back on a compatible wide-screen display, your Blu-ray Discs and DVDs will look more detailed and cinematic than ever.
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
WRAT is based around a low negative-feedback circuit topology that works to reduce signal noise and distortion across the frequency range. A “closed ground-loop circuit” design is employed, in which each circuit has a separate link to the power supply. This helps to cancel individual circuit noise and keep the ground potential free of distortion. High Instantaneous Current Capability (HICC) enables WRAT amplifiers to immediately cancel the speakers’ reflex energy and instantaneously send out the next signal. The same high current better manages speaker impedance fluctuations, which can negatively affect performance.
192 kHz/24-Bit Audio DACs
192 kHz/24-bit DACs enable the best possible reproduction of standard and high-definition audio formats.
Phase-Matching Bass Boost
The negative effects of phase-shift—or the timing difference between sound waves of different frequencies—can sometimes be heard in audio players when corners are cut in order to increase bass response. While most audio systems have some form of low-frequency enhancement system, often a bigger bass sound comes at the expense of mid-range clarity, and results in a smeared or muddy sound. Our Phase-Matching Bass Boost technology avoids this problem by improving the phase timing to preserve the natural clarity of the mid-range—allowing vocals and strings to shine—while maintaining a smooth, powerful bass response at all volume levels.
In addition to a Zone 2 line-out, selected Onkyo A/V receivers feature a Zone 3 line-out that allows an audio source to be distributed to a third room equipped with an amplifier and speakers. Users can play up to three audio sources across three zones simultaneously.
Powered Zone 2
Selected Onkyo network receivers feature Powered Zone 2. Two additional surround channels may be assigned to send an amplified audio signal via a set of cables to stereo speakers in another room. An audio source from the receiver may be played back in either or both zones, or two different audio sources played in either room simultaneously.
Selected Onkyo A/V receivers feature licensed InstaPrevue visual input management technology by Silicon Image. InstaPrevue technology displays a series of thumbnail videos on screen representing the available content on devices connected via HDMI. The feature is accessed via the Home Menu screen. InstaPrevue technology makes switching HDMI inputs and choosing content much easier.
MHL (Mobile High Definition Link)
MHL (Mobile High Definition Link) is an interface protocol allowing the connection of compatible portable electronic devices such as smart phones to A/V receivers. The protocol transports uncompressed 1080p video stored on smart phone for display on HDTV, with up to 7.1-channels of surround sound. On selected Onkyo network receivers, smart phones can be connected via a designated front-panel MHL/HDMI port. While officially ‘connection agnostic’, MHL cables commonly feature an HDMI plug and Micro USB connector. Once linked to an Onkyo network receiver, the user can control their smart phone using the system remote. Smart phones are recharged upon connection, and no separate power supply for the device is necessary while connected to the receiver.
To achieve Wi-Fi certification, products are tested according to the industry’s 802.11 standards for interoperability, security, reliability, and ease of installation. Products with the Wi-Fi Certified logo have been tested in a variety of configurations and with a diverse range of other devices to ensure compatibility with equipment operating in the same frequency band.
Bluetooth Wireless Streaming Technology
Bluetooth is a wireless transmission standard that uses shortwave radio signals to connect mobile devices to computers and other compatible electronics. Selected Onkyo products and accessories feature onboard Bluetooth technology—or compatibility with Onkyo’s UBT-1 Bluetooth USB Adapter—to enable wireless audio playback from mobile devices.
Network-ready Onkyo devices employ inbuilt Wi-Fi Certified wireless LAN (or wireless LAN capability via adapter) and hardwired Ethernet connections to bring streaming audio and internet radio to your listening space. Using the Remote App designed for selected network-ready products, you can stream the music stored on your handset—or locate and stream high-resolution, lossless, and compressed audio from NAS and PC—for playback on your entertainment system. The app also facilitates internet radio and music streaming service selection while enabling control of your entertainment from anywhere within range of the wireless network.
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)
Consumer electronics manufacturers established the DLNA standard to enable entertainment devices connected to a home network to share their content with one another directly, without the need for a complex set-up procedure.
Spotify’s on-demand music service is a convenient alternative to downloading and storing songs physically on your computer. Users can access a library of more than 16 million tracks through selected Onkyo network-capable devices. Use the remote controller and graphical interface on your TV to search for songs, albums, and artists. It’s a revolutionary way to discover new music and enjoy old favorites, while you save on disc and shelf space.
AUPEO! Personal Radio
The AUPEO! service, delivered online and free of charge, offers a wide range of more than 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.
TuneIn Radio is a free internet streaming service available through selected network-enabled Onkyo products. Listeners can access live broadcast feeds from more than 70,000 radio stations around the world, or choose from a massive selection of podcasts, on-demand programming, concerts, and interviews.
Selected Onkyo A/V receivers, Blu-ray Players, hi-fi and stereo components feature at least one USB port. ‘Made for iPod’ and ‘Made for iPhone’ means the connection is specifically designed to interface with iPod, iPod touch, and iPhone*. ‘Direct Digital Connection’ means audio signals are transported in digital form (rather than analog) for clearer, more accurate sound. A USB port also lets you play a range of audio formats including MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, AAC, and FLAC audio files stored on a flash-memory device using the system remote for track selection and playback.
*Please refer to product information material for details about compatibility with specific Onkyo models.
RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI)
For A/V receivers
Select Onkyo A/V receivers offer integrated system control with certain HDMI-compatible high-definition displays, DVD and hard-disk recorders, and Blu-ray Disc players. With one remote control, you can control certain functions, including Standby, Volume and Direct Change. These receivers can seamlessly integrate with other compatible playback components and displays.
For Blu-ray Disc/DVD players
RIHD also enables selected Onkyo players to easily integrate with compatible Onkyo A/V receivers and other compatible displays.
*Compatibility depends on respective model.
Onkyo’s exclusive Theater-Dimensional circuitry takes the complexity out of conventional surround-sound setups and lets you experience the excitement of surround sound from as few as two ordinary speakers.
7.2 Multichannel Pre-Outs
The 7.2 multichannel pre-outs on selected Onkyo network A/V receivers allow a greater level of flexibility when it comes to customizing a home theater setup. The user could, for example, incorporate a seven-channel power amplifier and use their Onkyo A/V receiver exclusively as an advanced audio-video processor and video-switching hub. Multichannel outputs also facilitate the inclusion of compatible legacy equipment, such as stereo power amps and equalizers, to be incorporated into the surround-sound system.
RI (Remote Interactive) Capability
Onkyo’s RI system lets you operate multiple RI-compatible components through a single remote control. RI capability also gives you further functionality with Onkyo’s Remote Interactive Dock for the iPod, including System On/System Off, Auto Power On, Auto Selector (Direct Change) and Timer functions.
Selected Onkyo A/V receivers feature ‘Hybrid Standby’ mode to save energy and provide greater levels of convenience. Hybrid Standby Mode provides ‘HDMI through’ functionality and maintains a local network connection while the receiver is essentially powered down. This allows the user to watch TV without turning the whole surround system on. Furthermore, when on Hybrid Standby, the home theater may be powered up from “cold” using the Onkyo Remote Apps for iPod touch/iPhone and Android.
THX® Select2™ Plus Certified
4K Passthrough from Compatible Source Devices via HDMI®
Built-in Wi-Fi-Certified Wireless LAN Capability
Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR Capability (Compatible Profile: A2DP v1.2, AVRCP v1.3)
Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry with Discrete Output Stage on All Channels
HDMI Video Upscaling to 4K with Qdeo™ Technology by Marvell
MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link) for 1080p Smartphone Media on HDTV
Internet Radio and Music Streaming Service Connectivity (TuneIn Radio, Spotify, and AUPEO!)*1
Playback of Audio Files Over Wireless Home Network (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD, LPCM*2, and Dolby® TrueHD)
Audyssey DSX® and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz Upmixing for Front High or Front Wide Channels
Audyssey MultEQ® for Room Acoustic Correction
Picture-in-Picture Video Preview with InstaPrevue™ Technology
Supports Onkyo Remote Apps for iPod touch/iPhone*3 and Android Devices*4 for Housewide System Control
Phase-Matching Bass Boost
Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2/3 Line-Outs for Distributed Audio Playback in Multiple Rooms
Whole House Mode for App-Controllable Housewide Audio
7.2 Multichannel Pre-Outs
*1 Availability of services depends on region. Some services may require a firmware update.
*2 LPCM is available via DLNA only.
*3 Compatible with iPod touch (3rd generation or later) and iPhone 3GS or later. All models require iOS 4.2 or later.
*4 Requires Android OS 2.1 or later.
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High Power Transformer
Discrete Output Stage Circuitry
Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology
HDMI Support for 3D, 4K, Audio Return Channel, DeepColor™, x.v.Color™, LipSync, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC
TI Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DAC for All Channels
Advanced 32-Bit Processing DSP Chip
4 DSP Modes for Gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG
Advanced Music Optimizer for Compressed Digital Music Files
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround Function
Direct Mode and Pure Audio Mode
Double Bass Function
A-Form Listening Mode Memory
8 HDMI Inputs (1 Front/7 Rear) and 2 Outputs
1 USB Port (Front)
Mass Storage Class USB Memory Playback (Wide Selection of File Formats Supported)
2 Component Video Inputs and 1 Output
5 Composite Video Inputs and 1 Output
5 Digital Audio Inputs (2 Optical and 3 Coaxial)
7 Analog Audio Inputs (1 Front/6 Rear)
Phono Input for Turntable Connection
IR Input and 12 V Trigger Outs (Zone 2)
Color-Coded, Banana Plug-Compatible Speaker Posts
Audyssey Dynamic EQ® for Loudness Correction
Audyssey Dynamic Volume® Listening-Level Adjustment
Overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) with Quick Set-Up and Home Menu
Independent Crossover Adjustment for Each Channel (40 ⁄ 50 ⁄ 60 ⁄ 70 ⁄ 80 ⁄ 90 ⁄ 100 ⁄ 120 ⁄ 150 ⁄ 200 Hz)
A/V Sync Control (Up to 800 ms in 10 ms Steps at 48 kHz)
Tone Control (Bass/Treble) for Front L/R Channels
Display Dimmer (Normal/Dim/Dimmer, Volume Knob LED: On/Off)*
40 FM/AM Random Presets
Certified with DLNA Version 1.5
Firmware Updates via Network and USB
Aluminum Front Panel and Volume Control Knob
Compatible with RI Dock for iPod/iPhone and AirPlay (DS-A5)
RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for System Control
Bi-Directional RI (Remote Interactive) Remote Control
*Note: Volume knob LED is always off when display is dimmed
Power Output: 180 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 Channel Driven, IEC);
215 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1 Channel Driven, JEITA)
Frequency Response: 5 Hz–100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct Mode)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 198.5 x 398 mm (Height 260.3 mm with antennas raised)
Weight: 15.0 kg
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