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Onkyo TX-NR1008 9.2-Channel Network Home Theater Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Network capability for Internet radio and streaming audio files (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, LPCM)
  • 135 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC
  • 7 HDMI inputs (1 front/6 rear) and 2 outputs; pop-open/close front access panel
  • Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz for new surround channels
  • ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) Video Calibration and HDMI video upscaling to 1080p
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Product Specifications

Brand NameOnkyo
Color Nameblack
Special FeaturesPC input, ISF certified, Optional ipod dock, Front-panel USB input

Technical Details

  • PC input
  • ISF certified
  • Optional ipod dock
  • Front-panel USB input

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 17.1 x 7.8 inches ; 41 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 49.6 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003PGR130
  • Item model number: TX-NR1008
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,765 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 4, 2010

Product Description

Product Description

The TX-NR1008 is an upper-mid-range A/V powerhouse designed to give you maximum set-up flexibility in the home. Its 9.2 speaker channels let you enjoy a multichannel source in your main room, plus powered audio in two other rooms. Or you can use the extra channels to take full advantage of the new surround dimensions of Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz. Other processing highlights include DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD for pristine lossless audio on Blu-ray Disc, and HDMI upscaling of all video sources to 1080p with Faroudja DCDi Cinema. As a network A/V receiver compatible with Windows 7 and DLNA, the TX-NR1008 lets you stream audio from your PC or from internet radio channels such as vTuner and SIRIUS. Set up and calibration are easy and accurate, thanks to ISF video calibration, a new overlaid graphical on-screen display, and Audyssey room correction and equalization. Bi-amping capability and a smorgasbord of the latest connections complete what is an outstanding entertainment package.

From the Manufacturer

The TX-NR1008 is an upper-mid-range A/V powerhouse designed to give you maximum setup flexibility in the home. Its 9.2 speaker channels let you enjoy a multichannel source in your main room, plus powered audio in two other rooms. Or you can use the extra channels to take full advantage of the new surround dimensions of Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz. Other processing highlights include DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby® TrueHD for pristine lossless audio on Blu-ray Disc, and HDMI upscaling of all video sources to 1080p with Faroudja DCDi Cinema™. As a network A/V receiver compatible with Windows® 7 and DLNA, the TX-NR1008 lets you stream audio from your PC or from Internet radio channels such as vTuner and SIRIUS. Set up and calibration are easy and accurate, thanks to ISF video calibration, a new overlaid graphical on-screen display, and Audyssey room correction and equalization. Bi-amping capability and a smorgasbord of the latest connections complete what is an outstanding entertainment package.

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Onkyo TX-NR1008 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver side view with access panel open
Upper-mid-ranged home entertainment with a pop-open front panel, ISF video calibration and SIRIUS Satellite and Internet Radio support with the Onkyo TX-NR1008 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver.
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HDMI® 1.4a Support for 3D Video and Audio Return
The seven HDMI 1.4a inputs on the TX-NR1008 let you simultaneously connect high-def sources such as a Blu-ray player, a gaming console, and a cable/satellite tuner. And the two HDMI outputs let you send a pristine signal at the same time to two different high-resolution displays. As the latest version of this connector, HDMI 1.4a adds the exciting possibilities of 3D video and an Audio Return Channel. 3D video is the next big thing in home entertainment, with movie, game, and broadcast content on the increase and 3D-compatible TVs coming to market. The TX-NR1008 also offers the convenience of an Audio Return Channel via HDMI. Audio content received directly by your HDTV’s tuner can be sent “upstream” to your A/V receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.

Windows® 7 Compatible PC Audio and Internet Radio
As one of Onkyo’s new breed of receivers that can link directly to the Internet or to your home PC via a local network, the TX-NR1008 takes streaming audio and Internet radio to a whole new level. MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM audio files—whether on your PC or from the Internet—can now be played back through your main system with unprecedented power and fidelity. The TX-NR1008 brings to life a huge array of Internet radio channels from Pandora®, SIRIUS Internet Radio®, vTuner, and more*. As well as being compatible with earlier platforms, the receiver is compatible with Microsoft’s new Windows 7 platform, which includes the DLNA 1.5-specified "Play To" media-streaming feature. Another benefit of having the TX-NR1008 connected to the Internet is that you can then easily update its firmware.

Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz Surround Sound
The TX-NR1008 handles two new surround-sound technologies from Audyssey and Dolby that offer exciting new ways to set up the speakers in your home theater system. Audyssey DSX lets you incorporate "front wide" speakers, in place of the usual surround back speakers, to expand the width of the soundstage. Set up at a recommended 60° off center, these channels help to produce a more realistic soundstage and a more immersive listening experience. Alternatively, Audyssey DSX can reconfigure the TX-NR1008’s surround back channels to deliver "front height" channels. These channels carry ambient, non-directional audio that adds a new vertical dimension to your movies and games. Dolby Pro Logic IIz provides a similar front-height speaker option that likewise works to create a more enveloping home theater experience.

RI remote controller included with the Onkyo TX-NR1008 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
A RI remote with 4 macro presets.
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THX® Select2 Plus™ Certified
THX Select2 Plus certification is specified for rooms where the screen-to-seat viewing distance is 10 to 12 feet and the room volume is around 2000 cubic feet. To achieve THX Select2 Plus certification, the TX-NR1008 had to meet the world’s most demanding standards for home theater audio quality and performance, and play at reference volume levels with minimal distortion.

ISF (Image Science Foundation) Video Calibration
The TX-NR1008 is equipped with industry-leading ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) video calibration to dramatically improve your home theater by enabling you to adjust the brightness, hue, contrast, saturation, and gamma levels on all video inputs. Transforming your A/V receiver into a video hub, this function ensures that every video source is independently calibrated for your connected high definition display. What’s more, ISF video calibration has been shown to improve energy savings in displays and projectors by up to 50%.

HDMI Video Upscaling to 1080p with Faroudja Dcdi Cinema™
When it comes to video processing, Faroudja Dcdi Cinema offers several advantages. This processor can accept any video signal, regardless of the source resolution, and upscale it to 1080p to match the native resolution of your high-definition display. What’s more, Dcdi Cinema effectively removes video artifacts such as jagged edges during the video signal de-interlacing process. You get to enjoy smooth progressive scan video images, even for fast-moving sports and action scenes.

PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology
Jitter is an unwanted side-effect of the digital-to-analog conversion process. Caused by fluctuations in the time domain of a digital signal, jitter has a detrimental impact on perceived audio quality. PLL jitter-cleaning circuit technology reduces jitter by comparing the input and output phases of the digital signal and creating an accurate clock waveform. This enhances the precision of digital signal processing and noticeably improves audio quality. Jitter-cleaning technology works both for digital signals input via HDMI and for digital signals converted from analog signals inside the receiver itself.

Playback of Different Audio Sources in Up to Three Rooms
With Powered Zone 2/3, you can enjoy surround sound entertainment in the main room, while playing back different stereo sources in a second and third zone, each equipped with a pair of speakers. Alternatively, you can use the Zone 2 and Zone 3 pre-outs to send separate, unamplified audio signals to amplifiers (and speakers) in a second and third room. Naturally, you also have the option of distributing the same audio source to two or three zones simultaneously.

Back panel of the Onkyo TX-NR1008 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
135 Watts of power available on each channel.
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Front view of the Onkyo TX-NR1008 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
Sleek, classic styling along with the functionality of seven HDMI inputs and two outputs, network capability for streaming audio files and much more.
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RI Remote with On-Screen Setup and 4 Presets
The TX-NR1008’s remote controller offers the convenience of controlling a wide range of other devices connected to the receiver. You can select your connected devices from an on-screen list and preprogram your desired settings for each device. The receiver itself can then send these settings automatically to the remote controller. Furthermore, the TX-NR1008 lets you set up macro presets for up to four activity modes, which you can control via mode-key LEDs on the remote controller. A single button-press of "My Movie," for example, can simultaneously turn on the receiver, display, and Blu-ray player to your preprogrammed settings and start playing a disc automatically.

Key Features

  • Advanced Features
    • THX® Select2 Plus™ certified
    • HDMI® (Version 1.4a to Support 3D and Audio Return Channel) with Deep Color™, x.v.Color™, LipSync, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC
    • 7 HDMI inputs (1 front/6 rear) and 2 outputs
    • Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz for new surround channels
    • ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) Video Calibration
    • Large-size transistors for high-current drive
    • Network capability for streaming audio files (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM)
    • Internet radio connectivity (Pandora®, Rhapsody®, SIRIUS Internet Radio®, Napster, Mediafly™, Slacker, and vTuner)*
    • Certified with Windows® 7 and DLNA version 1.5
    • Pop-up front panel USB input for memory devices and iPhone®/iPod® models (enables display of album artwork)
    • Firmware updates via Ethernet and USB
    • Powered Zone 2/3 and Zone 2/3 pre outs for distributed audio playback in multiple rooms
  • Amplifier Features
    • 135 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC
    • WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
    • Three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry
    • H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) massive high power transformer
    • Linear optimum gain volume circuitry
  • Processing Features
    • Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs (PCM1690 and PCM1789) for all channels
    • Two 32-Bit processing DSP chips (DA830 and CS49834)
    • PLL jitter-cleaning circuit technology
    • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio™ Decoding
    • HDMI video upscaling to 1080p with Faroudja Dcdi Cinema™
    • 4 DSP modes for gaming: rock, sports, action, and RPG
    • Music Optimizer™ for compressed digital music files
    • Direct Mode and Pure Audio Mode
    • A-Form Listening Mode memory
    • Theater-dimensional Virtual Surround function
  • Connection Features
    • Universal port for single-cable connection of optional Onkyo dock for iPhone®/iPod® or HD Radio™ tuner
    • Component video switching (2 inputs and 1 output)
    • 4 S-Video inputs and 2 outputs
    • Analog RGB video input (D-sub, 15 pin) and audio input for PC
    • 6 digital inputs (3 optical and 3 coaxial)
    • 5 A/V Inputs (1 front/4 rear) and 1 output
    • Color-coded, 7.1 multichannel inputs
    • Video output (monitor)
    • 1 audio input
    • Phono input
    • Color-coded, 9.2 multichannel pre outs
    • RS232 port, IR (in/out), and 12 V trigger outs (zone 2/3)
    • Bi-amping capability
    • Color-coded, Banana Plug-compatible speaker posts
    • RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for system control
    • SIRIUS Satellite Radio® ready** and HD Radio ready
  • Other Features
    • Audyssey MultEQ® for room acoustic correction
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume™
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ® for loudness correction
    • Overlaid graphical on-screen display (OSD) via all video outputs
    • Crossover adjustment (40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/200 Hz)
    • A/V sync control function (up to 250 ms in 5 ms steps)
    • 40 FM/AM/SIRIUS random presets
    • Compatible with RI (Remote Interactive) dock for iPod
    • Bi-Directional, preprogrammed, and customizable RI remote control with on-screen setup, Mode-Key LEDs, and macro presets for four activities

What's in the Box
Onkyo TX-NR1008 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver, indoor FM antenna, AM loop antenna, speaker cable labels, speaker setup microphone, instruction manual, quick start guide, remote controller, AA (R6) batteries (2).

Technical Specifications

  • Amplifier Section
    • Power Output
      • Front L/R - 135 W/Ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
      • Center - 135 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
      • Surround L/R - 135 W/Ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
      • Surround Back L/R, Front High L/R, Front Wide L/R, or Zone 2 L/R - 135 W/Ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    • Dynamic power - 300 W (3 ohms, front), 250 W (4 ohms, front), 150 W (8 ohms, front)
    • THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) - 0.08% (rated power)
    • Damping factor - 60 (front, 1 kHz, 8 ohms)
    • Input sensitivity and impedance - 200 mV/47 k-ohms (line), 2.5 mV/47 k-ohms (phono MM)
    • Rated RCA output level and impedance - 200 mV/470 ohms (pre out)
    • Maximum RCA output level and impedance - 4.6 V/470 ohms (pre out)
    • Phono overload - 70 mV (MM, 1 kHz, 0.5%)
    • Frequency response - 5 Hz-100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct Mode)
    • Tone control - ±10 dB, 50 Hz (bass), ±10 dB, 20 kHz (treble)
    • Signal-to-noise ratio - 110 dB (Line, IHF-A), 80 dB (phono, IHF-A)
    • Speaker impedance - 4 ohms-16 ohms or 6 ohms-16 ohms
  • Video Section
    • Input sensitivity/output level and impedance video
      • 1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms (component and S-Video Y)
      • 0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms (component PB/CB, PR/CR)
      • 0.25 Vp-p/75 ohms (S-Video C)
      • 1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms (composite)
    • Component video frequency response - 5 Hz-100 MHz/0 dB, -3 dB
  • Tuner Section
    • Tuning frequency range
      • FM: 87.5 MHz-107.9 MHz
      • AM: 530 kHz-1,710 kHz
    • FM/AM/SIRIUS preset memory - 40 stations
  • General
    • Power supply - AC 120 V~, 60 Hz
    • Power consumption - 8.8 A
    • Dimensions (W x H x D) - 17 1/8" x 7 13/16" x 17 1/8" (435 x 198.5 x 435.5 mm)
    • Weight - 41 lbs. (18.6 kg)
    • Carton dimensions (W x H x D) - 23 1/8" x 13 1/4" x 21 3/4" (587 x 337 x 553 mm)
    • Shipping weight - 50.7 lbs. (23 kg)
*Availability of services depends on region.
**SIRIUS Satellite Radio requires separate purchase of subscription, compatible tuner, and antenna.

Customer Reviews

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P. William Bane
Onkyo is well known for not honoring its warranty when it ships defective products.
neurotome
Overall, great Onkyo quality and lots of bang for the buck!
doc

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

66 of 67 people found the following review helpful By neurotome on October 15, 2010
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EDIT: Downgraded from 5 to 2 stars for spectacular warranty service failure on the part of Onkyo. See below.

You know how it is. Take a look at your entertainment area. How many pieces of hardware are sitting there? A TV, a cable box, maybe DirecTV; a CD player, maybe an iPod dock. DVD player? Blu-ray disc player? Old VCR? An Airport Express for AirTunes, perhaps? How about a PS3, an Xbox, a Wii? Apple TV? Slingbox? Hulu player? Mac mini media station? How many speakers you got? 5? 7? 9? Maybe there are speakers elsewhere in the house, and you'd like to be able to watch TV here and listen to music there? Do you like Pandora satellite radio? What about XM HD?

Of course, all your hardware is cutting edge, just bought yesterday, right? No? HDMI, component, S-video, coax analog video, coax digital video - how many formats you got? Your TV - is it 1080p, or 1080i? What about your audio? All digital? Digital optical, digital coax - or do we have some good old RCA jacks? White/Red left/right? Or are we talking about a full surround setup? Maybe you're like me and have a legacy pair of Tannoy bookshelf monitors, coaxial cones, that sound fantastic bi-amped. And maybe that last sentence sounded like the ravings of a lunatic.)

I don't know what you got. And neither do the good folks at Onkyo. So in this one grand box, they have provided doggone near as many solutions as you could possibly need.

For video, it can take 6 HDMI inputs, and send them to one or two outputs, a main (and if desired a sub) output. Upcoding can be disabled; or everything can be auto-upcoded; or you can force everything to upcode to a certain rez.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By green field on December 16, 2010
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The unit is treasure trove of features, but there's one open issue over an HDCP error when the two HDMI outputs are both active. This problem only occurs with the cable box, not Blueray or other video sources, so it may be an issue with the Comcast/Motorola STB, as some generation Motorola STBs have been known to fail through any receiver repeater, let alone two.

Since Onkyo's tech support is so obtuse, it's hard to conclude if it's their problem or not. Their answers tend have the binary range of "not our problem" to "replace the unit" without any real interest in diagnostics. They admit that they only have a Direct TV Cbl/Sat STB, and don't know how it behaves with anything else.

Apart from that, the performance is fantastic. The fidelity is beautiful and there's support for just about every audio codec. The non XT version of Audyssey MultiEQ and Select2 vs Ultra THX are mainly a factor for rooms larger than 2000 cubic feet that need very granular tuning of speaker arrays. The provided Audyssey features are powerful, and easy to set up. I especially appreciate the Dynamic volume, which has already contained numerous blaring commercials. It's also useful to know this has full support for 1.4a, also called high speed HDMI. The single possible shortcoming of this model compared to substantially costlier ones may be its Faroudja vs the Reon upscaler, but that's only important for content that isn't already high def, since their deinterlacing from 1080i to 1080p should be the same. Beyond that, the audio return channel is a bonus if you want to get audio from an OTA tuner, just using HDMI instead of an extra audio cable, and remote over HDMI will be handy for later components that support it.

The internet features are also comprehensive.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By cram on October 13, 2010
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straight to the point. My beloved kenwood receiver of 10 years got too old and couldn't keep up. I kept the kenwood speakers and I thought they wouldn't be able to sound as good but they came a live. the onkyo sounds great, the setup was a breeze. The on scrren display made it even easier. My setup is with 5 speakers and I had to buy a powered sub klipch. I also used the one of the zones for the backyard rockspeaker which sounds incrdible. When I'm outside I play the internet radio and make watering and cutong grass a fun job. Love that I had all this hdmi inputs. The remote controls everything I have coneccted except for the game console. I really don't have any negative things to say. It was well worth the price. Let's just say eveything I wanted to do it does for me. Hope this help you make your mind about buying it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By doc on November 18, 2010
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Overall: B+

The Positives:

I love Onkyo. My Onkyo CD changer, purchased in 1995, is still working perfectly. My Onkyo TX-DS575 receiver has worked flawlessly for 10 years and I expect it to keep working for years to come (unlike the several Sony products I've owned), but the TX-NR1008 had so many cool new features that when I saw it on sale I jumped on it.

Internet connectivity is great. That was my primary motive. Now I can get stations from all over the world! OTA reception here is almost non-existent and my cable company does not provide much of an FM lineup. Between vTuner and Pandora, I now have all the tunes I'll ever want. Fortunately, my internet router is close enough that running a length of CAT-6 cable was no problem. Followed neurotome's good advice and made the connection first. Don't think that's covered in the manual.

The automated Audyssey setup, with the calibration microphone is another big plus. I use a collection of mismatched vintage speakers and this makes setup a snap. Used to have a Richter Scale with calibrating mic and that was neat. Audyssey does it all automatically!!

The ability to route all the AV sources through the receiver was another major selling point. Plenty of HDMI inputs. Lots of RCAs. Digital coax and 2 optical inputs. Now everything goes neatly in & out of one box.

I wanted to be able to add more speakers. Now I have front, front wide, front center, sub, surround and back speakers. Nine speakers, and the ability to add 4 more! The ability to configure a center back instead of L & R worked well in my listening room. Still trying to wade through all the different listening modes is daunting.
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