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Make Your Home Theater Dreams A Daily Reality

The TX-NR828 has built-in WiFi for app controlled network audio streaming, and built-in Bluetooth serves hi-res, lossless, and compressed audio files (including 192 kHz/24-bit FLAC, DSD, and Dolby® TrueHD) to your home theater from mobile devices, and it's all about stunning sound. Behind the brushed aluminum faceplate all seven channels have Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry, which effortlessly handles big dynamic gains without distorting, as THX Select2 Plus certification proves, and renders all audio in extraordinary detail.

Eight 4K-ready HDMI® inputs, and a frontside MHL (for mobile devices), decode dazzling audio and video. 7.2 multichannel pre-outs, powered Zone 2 outputs, and bi-amping capability make this a very flexible AVR. Audio is masterfully processed, and 4K video source signals are cleanly passed-through, and standard video can be upscaled to 4K. Two HDMI outputs (one with Audio Return Channel) are included to connect your TV or even a projector for an authentic big-screen experience.

Owning an Onkyo A/V receiver is not just about having big sound on movie night. It's about maximizing the sound of enjoyment in your daily life.

Special Features

  1. THX® Select2 Plus™ Certified
  2. 4K Pass through from Compatible Source Devices via HDMI®
  3. Built-in Wi-Fi-Certified Wireless LAN Capability
  4. Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR Capability (Compatible Profile: A2DP v1.2, AVRCP v1.3)
  5. Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry with Discrete Output Stage on All Channels
  6. HDMI Video Upscaling to 4K with Qdeo™ Technology by Marvell
  7. MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link) for 1080p Smart Phone Media on HDTV
  8. Internet Radio and Music Streaming Service Connectivity (TuneIn Radio, Pandora®, Rhapsody, Slacker™, SIRIUS XM Internet Radio®, Last.fm, Spotify and AUPEO!)
  9. Playback of Audio Files Over Wireless Home Network (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD, LPCM, and Dolby® TrueHD)
  10. Audyssey DSX® and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz Up mixing for Front High or Front Wide Channels
  11. Audyssey MultEQ® for Room Acoustic Correction
  12. Picture-in-Picture Video Preview with InstaPrevue™ Technology
  13. Supports Onkyo Remote Apps for iPod touch®/iPhone® and Android Devices for House wide System Control
  14. Phase-Matching Bass Boost
  15. Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2/3 Line-Outs for Distributed Audio Playback in Multiple Rooms
  16. Whole House Mode for App-Controllable House wide Audio
  17. 7.2 Multichannel Pre-Outs
  18. Bi-Amping Capability


THX_SELECT2_PLUSHear Precisely What the Director Intended

Perfecting your home theater experience, THX certification guarantees theater-reference volumes in medium-sized rooms with minimal distortion.

The TX-NR828 meets the most demanding & rigorous performance certification: it has to pass 75 test categories, 2,000 tests, covering 14,000 data points.

Bt-wiFi-mainBuilt-In Wireless & Bluetooth

Send a huge range of hi-res, lossless, and compressed audio files (including 192 kHz/24-bit FLAC, DSD, and Dolby® TrueHD) to your TX-NR828 from a smartphone, PC, tablet, NAS devices, and online sources using the Onkyo remote app to control playback.

The TX-NR828 connects to your home network wirelessly- without cables or adapters.

Also, you can pair up to ten compatible Bluetooth devices and stream high quality wireless audio using the built-in Bluetooth 2.1. The enhanced data rate provides better data transfer.

WRAT-officialThe Foundation of Onkyo Sound

At the core of Onkyo'’s Signature sound is Onkyo'’s proprietary Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT). This technology includes discrete low-negative-feedback amplifiers for punchy, true-to-life sound; closed ground-loop circuits to reduce noise, and high instantaneous current to counter impedance fluctuations.

From the quietest dialog passages to booming action scenes, Onkyo'’s exclusive amp technology enhances the audio of your movies, music and games like you've never before experienced.

Working in concert with WRAT amps, Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry is also a core Onkyo technology. It incorporates a low negative feedback design that conducts more sublimely natural sound. It's used on all channels to handle reference-level playback without distortion.

PMbass250Powerful Bass AND Clear Vocals

Phase-Matching Bass optimizes low frequencies and preserves mid-range clarity. This means that powerful bass plays back with clear vocals; it doesn't overpower them.

Onkyo'’s PM Bass boost technology improves the phase timing to preserve the natural clarity of the mid-range, and allows vocals and strings to shine while maintaining a smooth, powerful bass response at all volume levels.

626-4k-3d-dolby-28 HDMI Inputs (1 Front/7 Rear) and 2 Outputs

Qdeo™ technology from Marvell upscales standard video to silky-smooth 1080p (for regular HDTVs) and to an incredible 4K on compatible displays. Also, this receiver will pass through 4K resolution from compatible source devices.

The TX-NR828's eight HDMI inputs take surround sound formats from Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio and supports 3D video.

The two HDMI outputs: one supports Audio Return Channel, so you can boost your TV's sound through your receiver, and another for a second TV or projector.

Net-Icons-2013-2rowsMusic from Everywhere Sounds Even Better Through an Onkyo

The TX-NR828 has the most internet radio and music streaming services of any receiver in its class. Period!.

And it connects to your home network wirelessly- no cable or adapter required.

These services are easily selectable using the receiver's GUI or the Onkyo remote control app. Explore more than 10,000 radio stations and enjoy their albums and playlists with theater-fidelity sound.

apps-Droid-iO-KF-278Quick & Easy Remote Control App

The Onkyo remote control app for iPod touch®/iPhone,® Android, and Kindle devices is a convenient way to control your home entertainment from anywhere within wireless range. The app has a clear graphical interface to control playback, adjust settings and handle content across multiple zones.

The app serves hi-res, lossless, and compressed audio files (including 192 kHz/24-bit FLAC, DSD, and Dolby® TrueHD) to the TX-NR828 from your mobile devices, and gives it stunning sound.

626-mhl4MHL™ & InstaPrevue for Easy Video Switching

MHL displays your mobile's 1080p video and other media on your HDTV with 7.1 channels of surround sound.

InstaPrevue™ technology names your HDMI sources and then displays live video thumbnails of available content. Switch sources easily, with just a glance. No need to remember what's connected to which port

Audyssey225Audyssey Technology for Superior Sound

Audyssey MultEQ® room-correction technology delivers clear, well-balanced, natural sound.

Audyssey Dynamic EQ® maintains consistent bass, tonal and surround sound effects at different volume levels.

Audyssey Dynamic Volume® automatically compensates for volume fluctuations, for example during loud commercial breaks.

727-dsx-dolbyMore Speaker Set-Up Options for Greater Dimension

Dolby Pro Logic IIz gives you Front Height channels with 7.1-channel upmixing from stereo sources.

Audyssey DSX lets you augment your speaker setup by adding two additional Front Wide channels, expanding the width of the soundstage, or two Front Height speakers to add a vertical dimension to movies and games.

QuickSetup225Overlaid Menus For Quick Adjustments

The Quick Set-Up button on your remote puts menus over the program you're watching to switch inputs or change a settings without interrupting your viewing.

Similarly, the Home Menu button calls up simple icons for choosing a media source and menus for system settings.

Powered-Zone3Multi-Room Playback

The TX-NR828 features Powered Zone 2 and 3outputs and Zone 2/3 line-outs. This lets you assign two channels to power audio in a room equipped with speakers. An existing hi-fi system in a third room can also be connected via the line-out, enabling the use of the A/V receiver as a pre-amp and audio server.

Control content in all three zones via remote app; play the same song in all zones using Whole House Mode; or enjoy a different song in each room.


# Channels 7.2
Power Watts/ch 130W (8ohms 20-20kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC)
Power (8ohms 20-20kHz 0.05%) /Ch -
THX Certified Select2 Plus
Continuous 6ohms Rated
Certified 4ohms performance
All Discrete Circuitry
3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry ✓ (All Channels)
Independent Block Construction (Amp/Preprocessor) -
Toroidal Transformer -
Independent Power Supply
Bi-amp Capability For Front


DOLBY Decoder True HD, DD Plus, PLIIz
DTS Decoder DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby PLIIz
ONKYO GAME Surround Modes
THX Processing Mode
Audyssey DSX
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Direct/Pure Mode X / X
Music Optimizer ✓ (Advanced)
192K/24 Bit DACs ✓ (Burr-Brown)
isf Certified Calibration Control -


Audio I/O 7 / 0
Phono Input
Digital Audio IN (OPT/COAX) 2 / 3
Digital Audio OUT (OPT/COAX) -
Composite I/O 5 / 1
Component Video I/O 2 / 1
Front-Panel A/V L / R / V
Front-Panel Optical -
USB Input Front
HDMI I/O 8 (7 +1) / 2
HDMI Support for 3D, Audio Return Channel and CEC
HDMI Support for Deep Color, x.v.Color, LipSync
HDMI Support for DVD-Audio, SACD, Multichannel PCM
PC Input (15 pin D-sub) -
Component Video Upconversion -
Analog To HDMI Upconversion ✓ (from 480/576i)
1080p Upscaling ✓ (Marvell Qdeo)
4K (up to 4096 x 2160) Upscaling ✓ (Marvell Qdeo)
4K Passthrough
Multi-Channel Input -
Analog Pre-Outs 7.2
Speaker A/+B -
Powered Zone2
Zone 2 Line Out
Zone 2 Video Out -
Zone 3 Line Out
U-Port -
iPod Ready ✓ (via optional DS-A5)
Airplay Ready ✓ (via optional DS-A5)
HD Radio -
Supports Onkyo Remote App ✓ (iPod touch/iPhone and Android-Powered Devices)
Internet Radio Capable ✓ (Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, Sirius/XM, Slacker, last.fm, Aupeo!, TuneIn)
Streaming Audio From PC / Network ✓ (DLNA, Home Media)
Streaming Audio Formats Supported ✓ (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC Stereo, Apple Lossless, DSD, LPCM, Dolby TrueH
Wireless Network ✓ (Wi-Fi-Certified)
Bluetooth ✓ (Built-in)

Integration Access

IR Input
ONKYO-RI System Control
12V Trigger ✓ (Zone 2)


Pre-Pro/Learning Remote - / ✓
Back-Lit Remote -
On Screen Remote Programming
Bi-directional Remote Setup via GUI -
Activity Based Remote
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Auto Speaker Calibration W/Mic. ✓ (Audyssey MultEQ)
OSD Out ✓ (Advanced "Home" GUI)
Solid Aluminum Front
Warranty 2 YEARS

Amplifier Section

Power Output
All Channels 160 W (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 channels driven)
Front L/R 160 W (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 channels driven)
Center 160 W (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 channels driven)
Surround L/R 160 W (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 channels driven)
Surround Back L/R 160 W (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 channels driven)
Dynamic Power 300 W (3 Ohms, Front)
250 W (4 ohms, 1 Front)
150 W (8 ohms, Front)
THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise) 0.08% (20 Hz-20 kHz, Rated Power)
Damping Factor 60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ohms)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance 200 mV/470 Ohms (Line)
2.5 mV/47 k-ohms (Phono MM)
Rated RCA Output Level and Impedance 200 mV/470 Ohms (Line Out)
Maximum RCA Output Level and Impedance 4.6 V/470 Ohms (Line Out)
Phono Overload 70 mV (MM, 1 kHz, 0.5%)
Frequency Response 5 Hz-100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct Mode)
Tone Control ±10 dB, 30 Hz (Bass)
±10 dB, 20 kHz (Treble)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 106 dB (Line, IHF-A)
80 dB (Phono MM, IHF-A)
Speaker Impedance 4 Ohms–16 Ohms or 6 Ohms-16 Ohms

Video Section

Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance
Video 1 Vp-p/75 Ohms (Component)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ohms (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ohms (Composite)
Component Video Frequency Response 5 Hz–100 MHz, -3dB

Tuner Section

Tuning Frequency Range
FM 87.5 MHz–107.9 MHz
AM 530 kHz–1,710 kHz
FM/AM Preset Memory 40 stations


Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 8.1 A
No-Sound Power Consumption 85 W
Standby Power Consumption 0.1 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17 1/8" x 7 13/16" x 15 11/16" (435 x 198.5 x 398 mm)
Weight 33.1 lbs (15.0 kg)
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