Onkyo Packs WiFi into a Pair of New AV Receivers

The 9.2-channel TX-NR929 and 7.2-channel TX-NR828 include on-board WiFi and support for Bluetooth.

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Onkyo's 9.2-channel TX-NR929 receiver.

Adding wireless technology into your home theater is becoming all the rage these days — and we couldn’t be more thrilled. It really makes it so much easier to tap into the wealth of web-based entertainment that’s currently available.

Hot on the heels of last week’s Integra announcement, Onkyo says it will unleash to AV receivers with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. The 7.2-channel TX-NR828 Network AV Receiver will start selling in June, with the 9.2-channel TX-NR929 Network AV Receiver following a month later.

Both receivers are THX Select2 Plus-certified, with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth technology. Other features include 4K Ultra HD pass-through, 4K with Qdeo processing from Marvell, MHL support, InstaPrevue video switching technology, Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz.

The TX-NR929 is a standout, with support for a 9.2-channel setup. However, it also has other perks, including 11.2 multichannel pre-outs and DTS Neo:X, as well as MultEQ XT32, nine HDMI inputs and two outputs. The TX-NR828 has Audyssey MultEQ, eight HDMI inputs and two out.

That 9.2-channel receiver also has three 192kHz/24-bit TI Burr-Brown DACs, Onkyo’s WRAT (Wide Range Amp Technology) and discrete Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry.

Onkyo has priced the TX-NR828 and TX-NR929 at $1,099 and $1,399, respectively. As previously mentioned, the TX-NR828 will be available in June, with the TX-NR929 coming sometime in July.

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