Fun for the whole family
My living room’s home theater system spends most of its time belting out high-octane movie soundtracks while my subwoofer thumps its floor-shaking approval. But every now and then, my four-year-old wants me to stream “Baby Shark” while she runs around chomping her sharky jaw-hands. At the heart of all of this fun is an Onkyo home theater receiver.
That’s the beauty of a state-of-the-art model like the TX-NR797 — it excels at reproducing high-quality audio and video for movies and TV shows. But packed inside are a ton of wireless music options that everyone in the family can enjoy. And with multi-zone capability, this receiver can handle movie night in one room, and play music in another at the same time.
Key new features for 2019
The TX-NR797 retains the entire feature set of last year’s model, and also offers some fun new additions. Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream content directly from your iPhone® or iPad®. You can also ask Siri to play songs from Apple Music.
The ‘797 sports a speedy new quad-core networking processor, an improved on-screen display, and a new remote control to help make your experience smoother and more enjoyable.
A free future firmware update will even add IMAX® Enhanced, a new audio decoding feature that reproduces the full dynamic range of specially encoded IMAX movie soundtracks from compatible sources.
A true home theater, and more
This receiver can power up to nine speakers at the same time. This gives you flexibility for different home theater and wired multi-room music configurations. Use all nine channels in a 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 Dolby Atmos® or DTS:X™ system, or go with a more modest surround sound setup and repurpose the extra channels for music in another zone or two.
Plenty of wireless music choices
The TX-NR797 gives you all kinds of options for wireless listening. I mentioned the new AirPlay 2 compatibility, and you can also stream tunes via Bluetooth or through the handy Chromecast built-in feature.
This receiver can also play Spotify® and Pandora® through Wi-Fi, and it offers access to an array of internet radio stations from around the world.
Works with Sonos
If you’re a Sonos lover like I am, the ‘NR797 easily integrates into your wireless multi-room music system. Just add a Sonos Port, and you can send any music or audio source from the Sonos app to the receiver.
The ‘NR797 will even automatically turn on and switch to the correct input when you fire it up in the Sonos app. That’s awesome!
Geared toward great sound
Outstanding audio performance is an integral part of the ‘NR797’s design. A premium 32-bit/384kHz digital-to-analog converter gives you crystal-clear reproduction of soundtracks.
Dynamic Audio Amplification delivers massive power with low distortion for thrilling movie sound effects. And Specialized Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (try saying that three times fast!) filters out noise across the two front channels for faithful reproduction of the original audio signal.