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Onkyo TX-NR787 Network A/V Receiver Ships

by | May 10, 2018

Onkyo TX-NR787 Front

On Friday, May 4, 2018, it was announced that the new Onkyo TX-NR787 Network A/V Receiver is now shipping. The receiver has 9.2 channels with Dolby Atmos® capability when configured in 5.2.4-channel or 7.2.2-channel speaker layouts. Alternatively, the receiver can be configured for 7.2 channels with a 2-channel stereo setup in a second zone or a 5.2-channel configuration with two separate 2-channel stereo zones.

Onkyo TX-NR787 Power

The Onkyo TX-NR787 is a 100 watts per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 channels driven, FTC) or 220 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10%, 1 channel driven) A/V receiver. The receiver can drive all channels simultaneously through four-ohm speaker-loads.

VLSC™ (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) on the Front L/R channels removes high-frequency digital processing noise for crystal-clear playback of digital sources, particularly Hi-Res Audio formats streamed over the network or via USB input (DSD playback is not guaranteed over a wireless LAN).

The receiver offers Dynamic Audio Amplification using discrete non-phase-shift amps. Powered ZONE 2 and powered ZONE 3 speaker outputs are serviced by dedicated DACs to share all digital input sources except for HDMI inputs for simultaneous playback of single or unique sources in any or all rooms. Zone 2 line-output can share the multitude of content except for HDMI inputs available to the receiver to a hi-fi system featuring a line-level input.

Onkyo TX-NR787 Back

TX-NR787 Connectivity

The TX-NR787 fits in with compatible network speakers and audio systems of almost any brand. The receiver comes complete with built-in 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® connectivity and support for a variety of network audio distribution platforms.

Supported platforms include DTS Play-Fi® technology, which distributes audio to grouped speakers via the Onkyo Music Control App; FlareConnect™ for analog/digital source distribution, including phono; and built-in Chromecast for supporting unique or grouped audio systems from Chromecast-enabled apps for iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Mac®, Windows PC, and Chromebook™. Chromecast works with Google Assistant, and users can cue and control streaming audio by voice.

For custom installs, the Onkyo TX-NR787 features a 12V trigger output for an external component and an IR input for remote-control range extension. The receiver supports IP control and RS232 connections, enabling PC configuration and integration into home automation systems.

Onkyo TX-NR787 Streaming Services

AirPlay® and Bluetooth® wireless technology are included in the TX-NR787 allowing steaming from a broad range of phones, tablets, and personal computers. Support for Amazon Music, TIDAL, TuneIn, Deezer, Pandora®, and Spotify are built into the receiver selection via the Onkyo Controller or Onkyo Music Control App. Note: Some services may require a paid subscription.

Supported Video Formats

The TX-NR787 has universal pass-through support for 4K HDR video formats. The video formats supported include HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), HDR10, and Dolby Vision™. Full support for BT.2020 color space, 4:4:4 color sub-sampling, 24-bit video, and 4K/60p video is built into the network A/V receiver. Additionally, the receiver supports HDCP 2.2 copy protection.

The Onkyo TX-NR787 introduces AccuEQ Advance, a new premium multi-point room-acoustic calibration system that eliminates standing waves.

Supported Audio Formats

The Onkyo TX-NR787 features support for legacy DTS®, DTS:X®, legacy Dolby®, Dolby Surround, and Dolby Atmos. The receiver is THX® Certified Select™ for theater-reference volume within strict THX sound-quality parameters. Certification comes after thousands of independent bench-tests covering every aspect of product design.

Tuning the Onkyo TX-NR787

The Onkyo TX-NR787 introduces AccuEQ Advance, a new premium multi-point room-acoustic calibration system that eliminates standing waves (dead areas where sound-wave peaks don’t move spatially, and compromise reproduction quality when sounds of the same frequency interact). Assuring optimal imaging across an expansive soundstage is calibrated by placing the setup mic in three different positions. AccuEQ Advance is enhanced by AccuReflex™ technology, which aligns the phase of directional and non-directional sounds for cohesive, comfortable, and well-organized object-based audio reproduction through Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker systems.

Onkyo TX-NR787 Features

  • 9.2 Channels
  • Non-Phase Shift Amplifier
  • Hybrid Standby Function
  • Smart Grid-Ready
  • AccuEQ w AccuReflex Auto Speaker Calibration with Microphone
  • OSD Out
  • THX Certified
  • Discrete Output Stage Circuitry
  • Linear Class A/B Amplifier Design
  • Bi-amp Capability for Front
  • Dolby Atmos
  • 32-Bit Digital Signal Processing Engine
  • Dolby Decoder for Dolby Atmos, True HD, and Dolby Surround
  • DTS:X
  • DTS Decoder for DTS:X, DTS-HD, Master Audio, and Neural:X
  • ONKYO GAME Surround Modes for Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG
  • VLSC for Noiseless Audio Processing for Fronts
  • THX Processing Mode
  • FireConnect Multi-room Audio
  • Airplay
  • Chromecast built-in Supported
  • Supports Onkyo Remote Mobile App
  • Support for Internet Radio Capable (TuneIn), Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, and Tidal
  • Amazon Music Accessible via Onkyo Music Control App
  • Streaming Audio from PC / Network
  • Hi-Res Streaming Audio Formats
  • Streaming Audio from USB Memory
  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n 5 GHz / 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Built In
  • Bluetooth Built In
  • RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI)
  • AccuEQ Room Calibration
  • Advanced Music Optimizer
  • HDMI 4K/60 Hz – Capable HDMI Terminals
  • HDCP 2.2 Copy Protection Compatibility
  • HDMI Support for High Dynamic Range
  • HDMI Support for 3D, Audio Return Channel and CEC
  • Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, BT.2020 Support
  • HDMI Support for Deep Color, x.v.Color, LipSync
  • HDMI Support for DVD-Audio, SACD, Multichannel PCM
  • Analog to HDMI Upconversion
  • 4K Passthrough
  • 384K/32 Bit DACs
  • 100 watts per channel (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC)
  • 220 watts per channel (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 Channel Driven)
  • 250 watts (3 Ohms, Front)
  • 220 watts (4 Ohms, Front)
  • 130 watts (8 Ohms, Front)
  • 0.08% (20 Hz – 20 kHz, Half Power) Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise
  • 200 mV/47 k-ohms (Line/Unbalanced) Input Sensitivity and Impedance
  • 3.5 mV/47 k-ohms (Phono/MM) Input Sensitivity and Impedance
  • 200 mV/2.3 k-ohms (Zone 2 Line Out) Rated RCA Output Level and Impedance
  • 1 V/470 ohms (Subwoofer Pre-Out) Rated RCA Output Level and Impedance
  • 70 mV (MM, 1 kHz, 0.5%) Phono Overload
  • 10 Hz – 100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct Mode) Frequency Response
  • ±10 dB, 20 Hz (Bass) Tone Control
  • ±10 dB, 20 Hz (Treble) Tone Control
  • 106 dB (Line, IHF-A) Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • 80 dB (Phono, IHF-A) Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • 4 ohms – 16 ohms Speaker Impedance
  • 1.0 Vp-p/75 Ohms (Component Y) Video Input Sensitivity/Output level and Impedance
  • 0.7 Vp-p/75 Ohms (Component PB/CB, PR/CR) Video Input Sensitivity/Output level and Impedance
  • 1.0 Vp-p/75 Ohms (Composite) Video Input Sensitivity/Output level
  • +0 dB, -3 dB Component Video Frequency Response
  • 87.5 MHz – 1070.9 MHz FM Tuning Frequency Range
  • 539 kHz – 1,710 kHz AM Tuning Frequency Range
  • 40 Station FM/AM Preset Memory
  • 750 Watts Power Consumption
  • 70 Watts No-Sound Power Consumption
  • 0.15 Watts Standby Power Consumption
  • 6 Analog Audio Inputs
  • 1 Phono Input
  • 2 Optical Digital Audio Inputs
  • 1 COAX Digital Audio Input
  • 2 Composite Video Inputs
  • 2 Component Video Inputs
  • 1 Front Panel HDMI
  • 1 Front Panel Analog A/V
  • 1 USB Input (Rear)
  • 7 HDMI Inputs
  • 2 HDMI Outputs
  • 2 Subwoofer Analog Pre-Outs
  • Powered Zone 2
  • Powered Zone 3
  • Zone 2 Line Out
  • Zone 2 Digital to Analog Audio Conversion (Net/SPDIF)
  • Zone 3 Digital to Analog Audio Conversion (Net)
  • 1 RS-232 Port
  • 1 IR Input
  • 1 Ethernet Port
  • 12 volt Trigger
  • 2-Year Warranty

Pricing and Availability

The Onkyo TX-NR787 Network A/V Receiver is available now from Next Step Audio Enhancement, Onkyo USA, and other select audio / video retailers. The receiver has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $799. An optional rack-mount kit (IRK-155-3D) is available.

Images by Onkyo USA


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Steve Cooper is an applications software developer who also builds custom home media solutions. His interests include reading, music & movies, guitar, woodworking and motor racing.
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