Onkyo products displaying the Hi-Res logo can play a variety of 24-bit digital audio formats with sampling rates of up to 192 kHz. Compared to audio on Compact Disc (encoded at 16-bit resolution with a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz), 24/96 and 24/192 Hi-Res formats deliver a more accurate representation of the original analog source because they contain more information. Depending on the quality of the original recording and how it was captured, this means professionally mastered Hi-Res music sounds clearer, more detailed, and more realistic—similar to the difference between 480 x 720 video on DVD and 1080 x 1920 video on Blu-ray Disc.
DSD is an alternative method of digitizing an analog recording that quantizes audio to a single bit with an extremely high sampling rate of 2.8 MHz. D-DSD (Double DSD) has a sampling rate of 5.6 MHz. Originally developed for the SACD (Super Audio CD) format, DSD delivers exceptionally clear, detailed, and spacious audio quality by expanding the dynamic range, extending frequency response, and reducing noise when compared to conventional 44.1 kHz/16-bit PCM audio on compact disc. Onkyo products displaying the DSD logo can play both 2.8 MHz and 5.6 MHz DSD audio formats.
With this common digital audio format, audio data is sampled at a rate of 44.1 KHz and 16 bits of resolution.
MP3 is a popular digital audio encoding and lossy compression format designed to greatly reduce the amount of data required to represent audio, yet still sound like a faithful reproduction of the original uncompressed source.
A proprietary compressed audio file format developed by Microsoft. Copied to CD-R/CD-RW, they can be played through most audio systems.
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.
Virtually removes digital pulse noise for a smooth analog signal.
Conventional D/A conversion methods reduce digital pulse noise at the conversion stage but can't remove it completely. VLSC employs a unique D/A conversion circuit to overcome this problem. Data is converted between sampling points and these points are joined with analog vectors in real time to produce a smooth output wave form. The result—a virtually noiseless, smooth, analog signal based on the digital source that brings out even the most subtle of nuances in music sources (including DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD), DVD Video sources (including high-definition), broadcasts, digital music files such as MP3s, and gaming content.
The powerful AK4490 VERITA digital-to-analog conversion engine from Asahi Kasei Microdevices transforms Hi-Res PCM digital signals up to 192 kHz/24-bit resolution and 2.8 MHz/5.6 MHz DSD into a smooth and virtually noiseless analog signal. As well as reducing audio degradation and the amount of processing and filtering required for these files, the device boasts stellar THD+N performance and an exceptionally wide dynamic range.
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.
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.
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.
Selected Onkyo components support Spotify Connect, allowing Spotify Premium subscribers to browse and stream more than 20 million tracks from the Spotify smartphone and tablet application to their A/V component. Spotify connect bolsters a suite of existing streaming options bundled with select Wi-Fi®-enabled Onkyo products. Spotify Connect also allows users to make calls or use other apps without interrupting playback since the streaming technology is built into the receiver. Spotify is also supported within Onkyo's Remote App 3, and can be access using the system remote and on-screen display.
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.
With a database of more than 30,000,000 tracks available to stream to a compatible Onkyo entertainment product, Deezer is a highly convenient way to hear old favorites or to discover new music. Once signed up for the web-streaming service, the user’s account is available across all compatible devices, allowing them to build and save personalized playlists and enjoy music anywhere at any time. The service is currently available in 182 countries and features more than 30,000 individual stations.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.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.
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Colour Silver Warranty 1 year (local) Product Weight (g) 5000 Availability Discontinued Product Type Amplifier (Integrated), AV Receiver, DVD / CD Player, Speaker System (Active) Style/Type Desktop Features AirPlay, DSD, FM Radio, Internet Radio, Line-in, Line-out, Music Streamer, Optical Input Frequency Response (Hz) Frequency Response: 10 Hz–100 kHz/+3 dB, -3 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 100 dB (Line, IHF-A) Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.4% (1 kHz, 1 W) Output Power 22 W + 22 W (4 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.4%, 2 Channels, Driven, IEC) Input Connectivity Coaxial, Optical, RCA, USB Output Connectivity 3.5mm Stereo, Binding Posts, RCA / Phono, Subwoofer Additional Tech Specs Discrete Headphone Amplifier with 150 + 150 mW (THD+N 0.4%, 33 Ohms) Output for 16–600 Ohm Headphones
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