The TX-NR515 receiver checks every box on your home theater wishlist. In fact, we’ve over-delivered. Our acclaimed WRAT amplifier delivers room-filling sound through 7.2 channels with Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz expansion. Audyssey’s 2EQ, Dynamic Volume®, and Dynamic EQ® systems are standard. A class-leading eight HDMI® inputs handle Dolby® TrueHD and Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio™, the latest games, and 3D movies; the front-panel HDMI Mobile High-Definition Link displays 1080p smart phone content; there are two HDMI outputs for connection of a TV and a movie projector; and Marvell’s Qdeo™ technology upscales video to an astonishing 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels). Want music? There’s home networking for playback of your multi-format PC-based library, and full integration of cloud streaming and internet radio services. You can connect your iPod, iPhone, or flash drive via USB and select tracks with the supplied remote controller. Input selection with InstaPrevue™ technology, overlaid OSD, multi-zone capability, and system control using iPod touch/iPhone and Android phone are all included. With the TX-NR515, the only thing missing is a hefty price tag.
The TX-NR515 offers full 4K (4096 x 2160) upscaling of standard video sources such as 480i/p, 720p, and 1080i/p. Interlaced-to-progressive 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.
The TX-NR515’s front-panel HDMI port is designed for the connection of mobile phones and other portable electronic devices using the new MHL™ standard. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on your HDTV with up to 7.1 channels of surround sound. Use the receiver’s remote to control playback from your phone as it receives a handy recharge.
The TX-NR515 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 Blu-ray player to Port 1, for example—you can see what’s playing and choose accordingly.
All Onkyo A/V receivers are capable of carrying high-resolution 3D video formats from source devices to your 3D-capable display via HDMI.
Selected Onkyo receivers offer 4K (4096 x 2160) upscaling of standard video sources such as 480i/p, 720p, and 1080i/p. Interlaced-to-progressive conversion and scaling are performed by Qdeo video processing technology from Marvell. Qdeo uses algorithms to erase video noise and artifacts such as jaggies and feathering. Played back on a compatible wide-screen display, your content will look more detailed and cinematic than ever.
Note: 4K video playback requires a 4K-compatible TV. HDMI pass-through of 4K content from source devices is not supported. 4K upscaling of analog video is only available at 480i.
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.
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™ 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.
Loudspeakers are specifically designed to deliver sound without distortion or coloration. Nevertheless, walls, furniture and other objects reflect and absorb sound, creating distortion that is unique to your own space. To counter this, Audyssey 2EQ corrects problems both in frequency response and in the time domain (where most of the problems lie), across the entire listening area. The results are immediately obvious—a clear, precise and natural sound.
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.
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 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.
Selected Onkyo network receivers feature Powered Zone 2. Two additional surround channels may be assigned to send an amplified audio signal via a set of cables to stereo speakers in another room. An audio source from the receiver may be played back in either or both zones, or two different audio sources played in either room 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.
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.
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
HDMI Video Upscaling to 4K with Qdeo™ Technology by Marvell
MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link) for Smart Phone Content on HDTV
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
Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz for Expanded Surround Channels
Audyssey 2EQ for Room Acoustic Correction
Audyssey Dynamic EQ® for Loudness Correction
Audyssey Dynamic Volume® to Maintain Optimal Listening Level and Dynamic Range
Overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) with Quick Set-Up and Home Menu
Powered Zone 2 and 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.
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 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
8 HDMI Inputs (1 Front/7 Rear) and 2 Outputs
2 USB Ports (1 Front/1 Rear)
Mass Storage Class USB Memory Playback Capability
Compatible with Optional UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter via USB
HDTV-Capable (720p/1080i) Component Video Switching (1 Input and 1 Output)
5 Composite Video Inputs (1 Front/4 Rear) and 1 Output
4 Digital Audio Inputs (2 Optical and 2 Coaxial)
5 Analog Audio Inputs
2 Parallel Subwoofer Pre-Outs
Color-Coded, Banana Plug-Compatible Speaker Posts (Except Zone 2)
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 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: 9.2 kg (Asian Model: 9.6 kg)