Home networking for PC- and cloud-based audio. Six HDMI® inputs. WRAT noise-reduction suite. Powerful and immersive 5.1 surround. High-Definition audio decoding and 3D video support. If all this sounds like an AVR that’s beyond your budget, get ready to be pleasantly surprised. Onkyo’s TX-NR414 Network A/V Receiver boasts all this and more. For a start, the receiver incorporates InstaPrevue™ technology, a new picture-in-picture HDMI input source preview system that greatly simplifies the operation of your home theater. Or try the HDMI-linked overlaid on-screen display, making mid-program setting adjustments quick and easy. There’s also a USB port for direct-digital iPod/iPhone connection, Zone 2 line-outs for playback of a different stereo source in another room, digital music file enhancement, top-shelf build quality, and the purity of sound for which our brand is famous. And the price tag? Let’s just say HD playback isn’t the only realistic thing about this potent AVR.
Connecting to the internet and your home PC via a local network, the TX-NR414 makes streaming audio and internet radio easy. You can also play MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM audio files stored on your PC through your Onkyo system with stunning power and fidelity. The receiver offers access to internet radio channels from Last.fm and vTuner, plus cloud-based music streaming from Spotify and AUPEO!*. Internet connectivity has the added benefit of making firmware updates simpler than ever. Wireless networking is enabled with an optional UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter.
The TX-NR414 incorporates InstaPrevue visual port management technology, making input source selection much easier. InstaPrevue technology provides a live video thumbnail of the available content on your devices connected via HDMI. You no longer have to remember that your gaming console is connected to Port 3, or your BD player to Port 1, for example—you can see what’s playing and choose accordingly.
Hybrid Standby provides ‘HDMI through’ functionality while the receiver sleeps, so you don’t have to fully power up to watch a Blu-ray or play a game using just your TV’s sound. The receiver also maintains a local network connection when on Hybrid Standby mode, so you can switch the unit on at any time using the Onkyo remote apps for iPod touch/iPhone and Android phone.
All Onkyo A/V receivers are capable of carrying high-resolution 3D video formats from source devices to your 3D-capable display via HDMI.
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 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.
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.
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.
The tonal balance of a film soundtrack designed for a commercial theater will be edgy and bright when played back over audio equipment in your home. We have developed our own solution that restores the correct tonal balance of a movie soundtrack in the smaller environs of your home theater.
192 kHz/24-bit DACs enable the best possible reproduction of standard and high-definition audio formats.
Onkyo A/V receivers feature a Zone 2 line-out that allows an audio source to be distributed to another room equipped with an amplifier and speakers. Users can play the same audio source in both rooms, or play different sources in both rooms 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.
Onkyo’s network-ready devices employ an Ethernet or Wireless LAN connection to bring streaming audio and internet radio to your listening space. Internet radio provides a virtually limitless choice of channels with music, news, talkback, and more. Meanwhile, home network capability allows you to bring to your living room a large range of audio files stored on your PC or on an in-house media server.
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.
Onkyo devices sporting this logo have passed Microsoft’s stringent tests to guarantee compatibility with their latest operating system, Windows 7. This compatibility allows users to stream audio content from their PC to a network-capable device.
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.
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.
vTuner is an easy way to find and listen to radio broadcasts over the Internet. vTuner organizes the stations into one place on your desktop, there is no need to browse the Web.
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.
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 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.
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.
The “Made for iPod” and “Made for iPhone” logo on selected Onkyo products means they’ve been designed specifically to interface with these Apple devices via USB port, dock, or remote Universal Port. This mutual compatibility allows the user to control playback from the Apple devices using the Onkyo system remote controller. Users can also enjoy superior sound quality, as signals are transported in digital form—rather than analog—via the direct-digital connection on selected models.
HDMI® Support for 3D, Audio Return Channel, DeepColor™, x.v.Color™, LipSync, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC
Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ Decoding
Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port
Internet Radio and Cloud Music Streaming Service Connectivity (Spotify, AUPEO!, vTuner)*1
Picture-in-Picture Input Source Preview with InstaPrevue™ Technology
Playback of Audio Files Through Local Network (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, LPCM)
Supports Onkyo Remote Apps for iPod touch/iPhone*2 and Android Phone*3
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
Overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) with Quick Set-Up and Home Menu
Zone 2 Line-Out for Distributed Audio Playback in Another Room
Hybrid Standby Function to Reduce Power Consumption
*1 Availability of services depends on region. Some services may require a firmware update.
*2 Compatible with iPod touch (3rd generation or later) and iPhone 3GS or later. All models require iOS 4.2 or later.
*3 Requires Android OS 2.1 or later.
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 for S/PDIF Audio
TI Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs 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
6 HDMI Inputs and 1 Output
Front-Panel USB Port
Mass Storage Class USB Memory Playback Capability
Compatible with Optional UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter via USB
HDTV-Capable (720p/1080i) Component Video Switching (2 Inputs and 1 Output)
5 Composite Video Inputs (1 Front/4 Rear) and 1 Output
4 Digital Audio Inputs (2 Optical and 2 Coaxial)
6 Analog Audio Inputs (1 Front/5 Rear)
Color-Coded, Banana Plug-Compatible Speaker Posts
Crossover Adjustment (40 ⁄ 50 ⁄ 60 ⁄ 70 ⁄ 80 ⁄ 90 ⁄ 100 ⁄ 120 ⁄ 150 ⁄ 200 Hz)
A/V Sync Control (Up to 400 ms at 48 kHz)
Tone Control (Bass/Treble) for Front L/R Channels
3-Mode Display Dimmer (Normal/Dim/Dimmer)
40 FM/AM Random Presets
Certified with Windows® 7 and DLNA Version 1.5
Firmware Updates via Ethernet and USB
RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for System Control
Preprogrammed RI (Remote Interactive) Remote Control
Power Output: 130 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 Channel Driven, IEC);
160 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1 Channel Driven, JEITA)
Frequency Response: 5 Hz–100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (DSP Bypass)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 173.5 x 328 mm
Weight: 9.0 kg (Asian Model: 9.4 kg)