Premium Nine-Channel Entertainment is Now Within Reach
Positioned between Onkyo’s flagship products and the seven-channel mid-range, the affordable TX-NR929 Network A/V Receiver comes loaded with technology to transform your home into high-resolution heaven. The bounty includes inbuilt Wi-Fi for app-controllable network audio streaming, Bluetooth wireless audio technology, and an expanded selection of online streaming services. Add speakers in two other rooms to distribute music throughout your home, or take advantage of the extra HDMI® output to enjoy HD content on a second display. This heavyweight THX® Select2™ Plus powerhouse has the features to make movie night an unforgettable event, with premium Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 equalization, DTS Neo:X™ upmixing to 11.1 channels (just add a stereo power amp), and universal app control across all three powered zones. With a total of nine 4K-ready HDMI inputs including the frontside MHL™, 4K video upscaling, and a deep reservoir of amplification power to draw upon, this receiver is ready to unveil the full potential of your favorite media.
Onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Streaming Technology
The TX-NR929 connects to the wireless home network without LAN cables or adapters. Send a 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.
Three High Performance Sound Expansion Systems
Audyssey DSX®, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz, and DTS Neo:X™ expansion systems allow you to choose your preferred speaker setup. Audyssey DSX expands 5.1-channel sources to incorporate Wide or Height channels. Pro Logic IIz adds Height channels with stereo source expansion, while DTS Neo:X offers Wides and Heights and supports 11.1-channel upmixing with the addition of an outboard stereo amp.
High-Definition Video in Two Rooms
Now there’s a way to enjoy your hi-def content on a second TV without having to purchase another Blu-ray player or set-top box. Connect your additional display using the receiver’s Zone 2 HDMI output to enjoy the same program, or two different HD sources, in both rooms.
App-Controllable Multi-Zone Audio
This receiver features Powered Zone 2 and Powered Zone 3 outputs. You can assign surround channels to power audio in two additional rooms equipped with speakers while preserving a 5.2-channel setup in your theater room. Content is managed via remote app, allowing you to play the same song in all zones using Whole House Mode, or to enjoy a different track in every room.
Audyssey MultEQ® XT32
Audyssey’s top-flight room correction suite equalizes the sound to suit the acoustics of your listening space. High-res filters are applied to all channels—including subwoofers—based on information collected from more than 10,000 individual control points across eight measurement positions.
Digital Processing Crossover Network
Should you wish to bi-amp your front speakers, our onboard digital crossover system precisely separates high and low frequencies into two discrete signals and sends them to the appropriate drivers. Used in conjunction with conventional speakers, or with channel-divider-type speakers (which do not contain crossovers), the sophisticated DSP technology reduces frequency overlap at the crossover point for noticeably clearer sound.
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 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.
DTS Neo:X is one of the most advanced upmixing solutions for high-end home theater systems. The software expands stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 audio sources across up to eleven channels in a big variety of speaker configurations. Front Height speakers, for example, carry effects in the vertical dimension (such as planes flying overhead), but also elevate ambient sounds for more depth and realism. Front Wide speakers, on the other hand, expand the soundstage and offer smooth tracking of directional effects. DTS Neo:X provides three modes of operation, including cinema, music, and game.
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® XT32/Dynamic Volume®
Audyssey MultEQ® XT32
MultEQ XT32 is Audyssey’s flagship room correction solution. The system collects data from ten thousand individual control points across eight measurement positions, allowing the finer details of a room’s acoustical problems to be corrected. The ultra-high-resolution filters are applied to all channels, including the subwoofers. As well as creating a more harmonious and cohesive soundstage, MultEQ XT32 helps locate directional effects in movie soundtracks and makes dialog more distinct. As Audyssey’s premium system, MultEQ XT32 applies 512x high-resolution filters both to satellites and subwoofers, as well as managing subwoofer crossovers, polarity, delays, and level settings.
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.
ISF Video Calibration
ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) video calibration dramatically improves home theatre video by enabling sharper-focused, fuller-resolution images and a more accurate color balance. Turning your A/V receiver into a true video hub, this function ensures that every video source is independently calibrated for your connected high-definition display. Also, ISF video calibration has been shown to improve energy savings in displays and projectors by up to 50%.
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 3
Seven-Channel Onkyo Network A/V Receivers
Seven-channel network receivers allow the Front Height and Front Wide channel outputs to be assigned to connect speakers in Zone 2 and Zone 3. Users may easily distribute powered audio to either Zone 2 or Zone 3 without having to change inputs, and retain a five-channel home theater system in the main room. Up to three different audio sources may be distributed to all three zones simultaneously with the addition of a stereo amp in either Zone 2 or Zone 3, and using a corresponding Zone 2/3 line-out.
Nine-channel Onkyo Network A/V Receivers
Nine-channel receivers are able to power Zone 2 and Zone 3 simultaneously using the four additional surround channel outputs, while retaining a five-channel setup for home theater. The user can distribute up to three different audio sources from the receiver across all three zones without the need for an additional stereo amplifier.
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.
11.2 Multichannel Pre-Outs
The 11.2 multichannel pre-outs on selected Onkyo network A/V receivers provide users with a greater level of flexibility, allowing the surround sound setup to be customized. With the addition of an outboard stereo amp, an 11.2-channel system can be created, complete with back surround, front high, and front wide speakers augmenting the standard 5.2-channels. Alternatively, the user may add a separate nine-channel power amp, leaving the receiver to handle preprocessing. These outputs also allow for the inclusion of compatible legacy stereo equipment.
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 and Upscaling from Source Devices via HDMI®
Built-in Wi-Fi-Certified Wireless LAN Capability
Onboard Bluetooth Audio Streaming Technology
Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry on All Channels
HDMI Video Upscaling to 4K with Qdeo™ Technology by Marvell
ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) Image Calibration for Assignable Video Inputs
Zone 2 HDMI Output for HD Video in a Second Room
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 the Wireless Home Network (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD, LPCM*2, and Dolby® TrueHD)
Supports Onkyo Remote Apps for iPod touch/iPhone*3 and Android Devices*4 for Housewide System Control
Whole House Mode for Synchronized Housewide Audio
DTS Neo:X™, Audyssey DSX®, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz Upmixing
Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 Room Acoustic Correction
Powered Zone 2 and Zone 3, and Zone 2/3 Line-Outs for Housewide Audio Distribution
Digital Processing Crossover Network for Optimal Bi-Amping
11.2 Multichannel Pre-Outs
Picture-in-Picture Video Preview with InstaPrevue™ Technology
Phase-Matching Bass Boost
*1 Availability of services depends on region. Some services may require a subscription and a firmware update.
*2 LPCM playback 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 8-Channel DAC (x1), TI Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit 2-Channel DAC (x2)
Differential DAC Mode (Front 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
9 HDMI Inputs (1 Front/8 Rear) and 2 Outputs
1 USB Port (Front)
Mass Storage Class USB Memory Playback
2 Component Video Inputs and 1 Output
5 Composite Video Inputs and 1 Output
6 Digital Audio Inputs (3 Optical and 3 Coaxial)
7 Analog Audio Inputs (1 Front/6 Rear)
Phono Input for Turntable Connection
Analog RGB Video Input (D-sub, 15 pin) for PC
IR Input/Output and 12 V Trigger Outs (Zone 2/Zone 3)
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 5 ms Steps)
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, Preprogrammed, and Customizable RI Remote Control with Macro Presets for Four Activities
*Note: Volume knob LED is always off when display is dimmed
Power Output: 185 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 Channel Driven, IEC);
230 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 437.5 mm (Height 259.4 mm with antennas raised)
Weight: 18.5 kg
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