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The TX-NR929 is loaded with technology and connectivity to transform your home into a high-resolution entertainment haven. The bounty includes built-in Wi-Fi for app-controllable multizone network audio streaming, built-in Bluetooth wireless audio technology, Zone 2 HDMI Out, and an expanded selection of online media streaming services.

The super-powerful 135 Watts-per-channel THX Select2 Plus certified heavyweight can power audio in up to three zones, including Whole House mode for synchronized house-wide audio. It plays back files over your wireless home network, including MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD, LPCM, and Dolby® TrueHD, all controllable by the Onkyo Remote App for iPod touch/iPhone, Android and Kindle devices.

It's got 9 HDMI inputs for movie, gaming and other sources, and 2 HDMI outputs for adding a second TV or even a projector. Connect an additional display using the receiver's Zone 2 HDMI output to watch the same program, or a different one, in two different rooms.

Owning an Onkyo A/V receiver maximizes the enjoyment of your entertainment. No doubt about it.

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-NR929 meets the most demanding & rigorous performance certification: it has to pass 75 test categories, 2,000 tests, covering 14,000 data points.

The release of this model coincides with the 20th anniversary of Onkyo's collaborative partnership with THX Ltd. Onkyo was one of the first to embrace THX quality assurance standards for home theater components, and released the first THX Certified A/V Receiver in 1994

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-NR929 from a smartphone, PC, tablet, NAS devices, and online sources using the Onkyo remote app to control playback.

The TX-NR929 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 sound is virtually flawless.

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Separates Construction

Our design philosophy considers how each individual component interacts with the others, and the effects on audio and video performance. Therefore, the separates inside the receiver (the pre-amp and the amp) are designed so that the power amplifier block and the pre-amplifier coexist, but are perfectly isolated. Furthermore, the circuit boards are fixed to the chassis so that vibrations from the base are suppressed.

Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry

A pristine analog waveform is sent for amplification by Onkyo's efficient Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry, which incorporates a low negative feedback design and conducts more sublimely natural sound. Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry is designed for high-energy output, and is used on all channels to handle reference-level playback with very low distortion.

This abundance of clean power, advanced processing technology, and generous build specification will drive your home entertainment to previously unimagined dimensions.

Wide Range Amplifier TechnologyWRAT-official

At the core of Onkyo's Signature sound is Onkyo's proprietary Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT). This innovative amplifier design is comprised of three key elements: (1) a low negative feedback design for punchy, true-to-life sound, and cleaner audio across the frequency ranges; (2) closed groundloop circuits to reduce individual circuit noise and keep the ground potential free of distortion; and (3) a high instantaneous current to handle big dynamic gains.

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

626-4k-3d-dolby-2HDMI for 4K Passthrough, Upscaling & High Resolution Playback

9 HDMI Inputs (1 Front/8 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 passthrough 4K resolution from compatible source devices.

The TX-NR929 features nine HDMI inputs to accept hi-res content from your media players and gaming consoles. HDMI enables Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ audio formats, and supports 3D video. Two HDMI outputs are included for high-definition video in two separate zones (one supports Audio Return Channel, so you can boost your TV's sound through your receiver).

Zone 2 HDMI Out for hdmioutHigh-Def Video in 2 Rooms

With Zone 2 HDMI Out, you can send hi-def content to a second TV without having to purchase another Blu-ray player or any other settop box. Connect your additional display using the receiver's Zone 2 HDMI output to watch the same program, or a different one, in two different rooms.

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.

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

The TX-NR929 comes pre-loaded with the most popular music streaming and internet radio services including Spotify, Last.fm, and TuneIn Radio. They're easily selectable using the receiver's GUI or Onkyo remote control app.

Explore more than 10,000 radio stations and enjoy 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-NR929 from your mobile devices, and gives it stunning sound.

626-mhl4MHL™ & 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®XT32 room-correction technology equalizes the sound as it is effected by bouncing off of walls and furniture in your home theater space. It works by making adjustment in both the frequency response and time domain across the entire listenting area. The results are immediate and obvious: it 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.

dtsNeo-dolby11z-dsxThree High Performance Surround Expansion Systems

DTS Neo:X™ offers Wides and Heights and supports 11.1-channel upmixing with the addition of an outboard stereo amp.

Dolby Pro Logic IIz adds striking vertical dimensions to your soundstage, expanding the surround-sound from 5.1-channel or stereo sources to 7.1 channels. Front Height channels carry ambient, non-directional audio which immerses you further into the enhanced spaciousness of your music, movies and video games.

Audyssey DSX expands 5.1-channel sources to incorporate Wide or Height channels, expanding the width of the soundstage, or adds two Front Height speakers for a more 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-NR929 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 9.2
Power Watts/ch 135W (8ohms 20-20kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven)
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) 3 / 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 9 (8 +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 11.2
Speaker A/+B -
Powered Zone2
Powered Zone3
Zone 2 Line Out
Zone 2 Video Out ✓ (HDMI)
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 2/3)


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 XT32)
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 110 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 9.1 A
No-Sound Power Consumption 120 W
Standby Power Consumption 0.1 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17 1/8" x 7 13/16" x 17 1/4" (435 x 198.5 x 437.5 mm)
Weight 40.8 lbs (18.5 kg)
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