Onkyo Brings Net -Tune™ to THX Select TX -NR801

7.1-channel TX-NR801 A/V Receiver Also Plays Streaming MP3, WMA, and Internet Radio Via Ethernet Connection.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (9 -04 -03) - - The Onkyo TX -NR801 is a 7 x 100 -Watt THX Select A/V receiver that not only handles every major home theater sound format currently in use, it also incorporates the company's Net -Tune™ distributed audio technology which seamlessly unites the worlds of high -end audio and home computing. Other features include 192 kHz/24 -bit audio DAC's for superior audio reproduction, HDTV capable component video switching, and Onkyo's Powered Zone 2 capability, making it the centerpiece for an exceptional multiroom home entertainment system.

Onkyo's exclusive Net -Tune capability uses a standard TCP/IP Ethernet connection to unite the receiver with MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA) files stored on a home PC, or to access Internet radio streams via a networked broadband Internet connection. This system also allows for up to 11 other Net -Tune clients to connect to the same network, all delivering simultaneous and independent access to music stored on a PC. The receiver's on -screen display shows song title, artist, album, genre, and playlist information, making the entire family's music collection easy to store and access, without the clutter of CDs and their cases. Not even a CD jukebox can hold so much music, and deliver it so quickly and easily.
The TX -NR801 is a full -featured home theater receiver, with onboard processing for THX Surround EX 7.1, Dolby Digital EX and Dolby ProLogic II, DTS -ES, DTS Neo:6, and DTS 96/24, which provides 5.1 -channel 96 kHz audio from conventional DVD players. High quality 192 kHz/24 -bit D/A converters are used for digital processing on all channels except the rear surrounds. For analog sources, Onkyo's Pure Audio function allows all digital processing to be completely bypassed to preserve the purity of analog audio signals.

As the centerpiece of a complete digital entertainment network, the TX -NR801 features a broad suite of connectivity options and features. HDTV capable 50 MHz component video switching and Y/C separation for composite to S -Video conversion are included to maintain optimum video signal integrity. A total of seven digital inputs, including one on the front panel, and two digital outputs are included, as well as full 7.1 -channel pre -outs for use with additional external amplification.

There is also a wide array of multizone features, such as Onkyo's Powered Zone 2 that provides the ability to drive a set of stereo speakers in another room using the rear surround channel amplifiers, or using an external power amplifier. An On -Screen display provides control of all settings as well as access to network digital media playlists. A backlit preprogrammed learning remote with Mode -Key LEDs makes system control and integration easy.

The Onkyo TX -NR801 will be available in October at a suggested retail price of $1,000.

For more information on this and other fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyousa.com or call 800 229 -1687.

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Onkyo USA
18 Park Way, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
(800) 229 -1687


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