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Item#: N82E16882120196

ONKYO TX-NR515 7.2-Channel Network 3D Ready A/V Receiver

  • 7.2 channel
  • 8 HDMI/3D passthrough
  • Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro-Logic IIz, DTS-HD Master Audio
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The TX-NR515 receiver checks off every box on your home theater wishlist.

Unequaled Audio Performance
  • 100 watts of power per 7.2 channels
  • Onkyo’s acclaimed WRAT amplifier with three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry delivers cinema-like power
  • Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz expansion
  • Audyssey DSX™ expansion to add extra Wide or Height channels
  • Audyssey 2EQ for optimal performance in any room

Unmatched Connectivity That's Easy To Use
  • Eight HDMI® inputs / 2 out
  • Home networking & Wireless-ready(with optional UWF-1)
  • the MOST internet radio services and music streaming
  • Intuitive system control, including multiple room playback
  • Onkyo’s remote apps for iPod touch®/iPhone®, Android and Kindle Fire
  • Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone

     
Unrivaled Video Performance
  • The versatile Qdeo video processor upscales standard video sources on a compatible 4K wide-screen display
  • InstaPrevue provides a live video thumbnail of the available content on your devices connected via HDMI
  • MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images from your smartphone on your HDTV




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and scroll down for more highlights about the top features inside this A/V receiver.
Instaprevue
Easy, Live Source Selection
This receiver incorporates InstaPrevue visual port management technology, making input source selection much easier. InstaPrevue provides a live video thumbnail of the available content on your devices connected via HDMI. You no longer have to remember that your gaming console is connected to Port 3, or your BD player to Port 1, for example- you can see what's playing and choose accordingly.

MHL
Watch Your Smartphone Content on TV
The front-panel HDMI port is designed for the connection of mobile phones and other portable electronic devices using the new MHL standard. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on your HDTV with up to 7.1 channels of surround sound. Use the receiver's remote to control playback from your phone as it receives a handy recharge.

made for iphone apple tv friendly
Direct Digital Connection: The Cleanest Your iPod Can Sound
The front-panel USB port lets you play MP3 and AAC stored in an iPod/iPhone, and MP3, WMA, AAC, and FLAC audio files stored on a flash-memory device, and you can use the system's own remote for track selection and playback. Your music will sound much cleaner and clearer, as the audio signal is transported in digital rather than analog form through the direct digital connection.

Have an Apple TV? The Onkyo remote is preset to control Apple TV.
Use it with your Onkyo A/V Receiver. It's all integrated, and it all works together beautifully.


apple tv friendly
Free Apps: Seamless Control & Streaming
The Onkyo Remote App 2 for iPod touch/iPhone¹ and Onkyo Remote for Android² and Kindle Fire provide an intuitive way to operate Onkyo network A/V receivers. Control input sources, adjust settings, and play audio stored in a smartphone wirelessly (Android and Kindle Fire only) using the application's interactive graphical display. The Remote Apps are available separately as free downloads.

Audyssey for Onkyo
Audyssey Room Correction: You'll Hear The Difference
  • Audyssey 2EQ tailors multi-channel audio for your home theater speaker set-up by measuring three room positions and applying a resolution filter to the satellite speakers to correct for room acoustics.
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ® maintains a consistent bass response, tonal balance, and surround-sound effect at different volume levels, so you can enjoy the natural dynamics of your content regardless of the volume.
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume® automatically compensates for volume fluctuations in different audio content, for example, during commercial breaks, while optimizing the dynamic range.

apps for android and iphone
Save Power With Hybrid Standby
Hybrid Standby provides 'HDMI through' functionality while the receiver sleeps, so you don't have to fully power up to watch a Blu-ray or play a game using just your TV's sound. The receiver also maintains a local network connection when on Hybrid Standby mode, so you can switch the unit on at any time using the Onkyo remote apps for iPod touch/iPhone and Android.
 

Comparison Data

 
TX-NR515
Power Output (per channel)
115 W
100 W
80 W
65 W
Channels
7.2
7.2
5.1
5.1
THX Certified
Select2 Plus
3D-ready: HDMI In/Out
7+1/2
7+1/2
6/1
4/1
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
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Surround Sound Formats
Audyssey DSX,
Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TueHD,
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TueHD,
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby TueHD,
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby TueHD,
DTS-HD Master Audio
Audyssey Room Calibration
2EQ
2EQ
Cloud Audio Streaming
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Internet Radio
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Remote App for iPhone /
Android
/ Kindle Fire
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HDMI Video Upscaling
Up to 4K
Up to 4K
Video Upconversion (Analog to HDMI)
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InstaPrevue Technology
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MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link)
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Multi-Zone Playback
Powered Zone 2, Zone 2/3 Line Outs
Powered Zone 2, Zone 2 Line Out
Zone 2 Line Out
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
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Hybrid Standby Energy Saving State
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On-Screen Display via HDMI
1080p
1080p
Text
Text
USB Ports
2 (Front/Rear)
2 (Front/Rear)
1 (Front)
1 (Front)
Wireless Ready
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© Copyright 2012 Onkyo USA Corporation. All rights reserved.
¹ Compatible with iPod touch (3rd generation or later) and iPhone 3GS or later.
All models require iOS 4.2 or later. ² Requires Android OS 2.1 or later.
Onkyo features and specifications subject to change without notice.
 
FIRMWARE UPDATE
 
A firmware update for the TX-NR515 and TX-NR616 is now available. This update is available ONLY via USB. This update addresses the HDMI video output issue some customers have been experiencing. The update also includes enhancements to both the TX-NR515 and TX-NR616. More details can be found on their respective product pages, in the support section on www.onkyousa.com , by contacting Customer Support via email at onkyoadmin@us.onkyo.com or by phone at 1-800-229-1687
  • newegg 4K (4096 x 2160) Upscaling via Qdeo Powered by Qdeo, a suite of QuietVideo processing technologies that produces quiet and natural video free from noise and artifacts, the Onkyo TX-NR515 breathe a new life into your viewing experience by upscaling your video to stunning 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels).
  • newegg Audyssey 2EQ/Dynamic EQ/Dynamic Vol Audyssey 2EQ for Room Acoustic Correction tailors multichannel audio for your home theater by correcting problems both in frequency response and in the time domain (where most of the problems lie) for a clear, precise, and natural sound. Audyssey Dynamic Volume maintains the desired listening level for all content while optimizing the dynamic range. Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for Loudness Correction solves the problem of deteriorating sound quality at lower volumes.
  • newegg Easy Operation via InstaPrevue & OVerlaid OSD InstaPrevue technology provides a live video thumbnail of the available content on your devices connected via HDMI. The HDMI-linked Overlaid on-screen display simplifies setting adjustment while watching the program.
  • newegg Network Network capability delivers Internet radio and network audio via Ethernet from vTuner, AUPEO!, Pandora, SiriusXM, Slacker, Spotify, Rhapsody and more.
  • newegg MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) The front-panel HDMI port is designed for the connection of mobile phones and other portable electronic devices using the new MHL standard. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on your HDTV with up to 7.1 channels of surround sound. Use the receiver’s remote to control playback from your phone as it receives a handy recharge.
  • newegg Powered Zone 2 By dedicating a pair of channels on receivers with this capability, you don’t need an external amplifier to enjoy an independent stereo audio source in a remote room. This function allows for a full 5.1 channel movie to be enjoyed in the home theater, while simultaneously sending a song from a CD (or other source) to speakers in another room.

Learn more about the Onkyo TX-NR515

General

Brand
ONKYO
Type
Receiver
Model
TX-NR515
Color
Black
Channels
7.2-Channel

Processing

Power Output
80 Watts Per Channel
Frequency Response
5 Hz-100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (DSP bypass)
THD
0.08% (20 Hz-20 kHz, Half power)
Decoder
DOLBY Decoder: True HD, DD Plus, PLIIz

DTS Decoder: DTS-HD Master Audio
D/A Converter
192K/24 Bit DACs (Burr-Brown)
Video Upconversion
Analog To HDMI Upconversion

1080p Upscaling (Marvell Qdeo)

4K (up to 4096 x 2160) Upscaling (Marvell Qdeo)
Audio
Onkyo Game Surround Modes

Audyssey Dynamic EQ

Audyssey Dynamic Volume

Direct Mode

Advanced Music Optimizer
Video
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance: 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

Radio

FM/AM Tuner
Tuning Frequency Range: FM 87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz / AM 530 kHz - 1,710 kHz

FM/AM Preset Memory: 40 stations
Internet Radio Ready
Yes (vTuner, Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, Sirius/XM iRadio, Slacker, LastFM iRadio)

Connectivity

HDMI
8 In / 1 Out
Component Video
2 In / 1 Out
Digital Optical Audio
2 In
Digital Coaxial Audio
2 In
USB Port
Front (made for iPod/iPhone) and Rear
Network Ready
Ethernet and Wireless Network Ready via USB (optional UWF-1)
iPod Compatibility
iPod Ready (direct USB input, optional UP-A1)
Other Connectors
Audio I/O: 5 / 2

Composite I/O: 5 / 1

Analog Pre-Outs: Sub

Powered Zone2

Zone 2 Line Out

Specification

Remote Control
Pre-Pro Remote
Other Specifications
Damping Factor: 60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 ohms)

Input Sensitivity and Impedance: 200 mV/47 k-ohms (Line)

Output Level and Impedance: 200 mV/2.2 k-ohms (Rec out)

Tone Control: +/-10 dB, 50 Hz (Bass); +/-10 dB, 20 kHz (Treble)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 100 dB (Line, IHF-A)

Speaker Impedance: 6 ohms - 16 ohms

Power

Power Supply
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Consumption
5.0A
Standby Consumption
0.15W

Features

Features
8in/2out HDMI Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel

Network Capability Delivers Internet Radio and Network Streaming

Marvell Qdeo Video Chip for 4K Upscaling and Processing

MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) for Smart Phone Content on HDTV

Picture-in-Picture Input Source Preview with InstaPrevue Technology

Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port

Onkyo Remote App for iPod/iPhone

Dolby Pro Logic IIz Add New Dimensions to Surround Sound

Hybrid Standby Function to Reduce Power Consumption

3D Ready

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
17.1" x 6.8" x 12.9" (W x H x D)
Weight
19.8 lbs. (9.0 kg)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Roman D.
  • 3/4/2013 6:37:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Price!!
Features - You cant get better features under $300.00
Wi-Fi - Pandora easily connected. Adapter purchased separately.
Nice On-Screen Display - GUI not outdated
Good remote if just a little light and slick. Controls everything, SAT, BluRay, TV. One Remote.

Cons: Delay in switching source to actually viewing it. For example loading a bluray. It will take 30 sec or so to get the receiver to output the signal from the bluray through the receiver, to the tv. Kind of annoying but minor.

Other Thoughts: Pondered a Yamaha, Denon, Pioneer, Sony, even a Marantz. None could beat this receiver for features vs price. Yamaha would have been my second choice. Their on-screen display was a little 90's for my taste.

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  • Dietmar A.
  • 3/4/2013 8:28:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwsome

Pros: Works much better than expected. Replaces my PC and/or video converter box. Aux HDMI input in front is also a nice feature. Good GUI

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: The only thing that would make this a PERFECT system would me a HDTV tuner built in.

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  • Terry R.
  • 2/16/2013 2:19:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: EVERYTHING, Works Great, No HDMI issues, CAN'T BEAT NEWEGG

Cons: NONE

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  • Tammy W.
  • 2/13/2013 8:26:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad ethernet

Pros: Lots of features. Would be perfect if it worked properly.

Cons: Ethernet plug failed to work on my unit.

Other Thoughts: Read through some other reviews that mentioned quality control issues with these Onkyo receivers, but i fell for the features and tried anyways. Lesson learned.

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  • Nick M.
  • 2/6/2013 11:28:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Receiver

Pros: Easy setup, I like the on-screen guide and controls. Loud clear output.

Cons: My only real gripe with this receiver is that takes too long to switch modes. When I'm using my HTPC, I only hear about 1/2 of the startup sound and the first few seconds of audio are missing from everything while I listen to the receiver make its loud audio source switch clicking noises.

Spotify setup was a bit of a pain, need to go to their website to get your ID (facebook login not allowed).

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  • Luke C.
  • 2/4/2013 1:24:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Great sound, powered zone 2 (though I haven't used it yet), and internet radio services (with wifi adapter).

Cons: The three point sound calibrator is a joke, just use the single (better yet, do it manually). And the HD component video inputs only let through 480 or 720... one of those. Moral of the story is, you can't hook up an Xbox or Blue ray to the component video unless you downgrade its video output. Doesn't bother me so it still gets 5 stars.

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  • Danny L.
  • 1/30/2013 4:54:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Sound quality is excellent with all kinds of listening modes and adjustments, plus it connects to the internet for Exm radio and Pandora! Plus U get soft ware upgrades!

Cons: none really

Other Thoughts: I would highly recommend this product for a excellent midgrade system, it really performs well!

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  • Walter K.
  • 1/23/2013 9:04:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Sound

Pros: Very clear sound. Easy to use interface put on TV screen for even better use. Sounds great. HDMI all work well and are labeled and passive pass-through for when TV speaker will do. Plenty of digital collectors for my use and internet radio makes for even more nice sounding music. Power enough to push my 4 8-inch floor speakers and 12 inch sub-woofer to window rattling but crystal clear sound.

Cons: None

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  • Daniel C.
  • 1/20/2013 6:14:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth It

Pros: Easy to setup, Smart phone app lets me control music from anywhere in the house (including when the roommates have it too loud when I'm sleeping), compatibility with Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify etc. Intuitive on-screen menus.

Cons: Either I haven't figured it out yet or it's not possible but I would like and option for TV pass thru while listening to music. I have very limited knowledge on this subject so I'll keep working on it.

Other Thoughts: I bought this as somewhat of an entry level setup for myself with Polk speakers and it's great. Had to do some tweaking to get the sound right for music/tv/movies and all that but the outcome is great for a basic home theater effect. Prove yourselves.

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  • Thomas S.
  • 1/13/2013 4:00:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery flexible, pretty easy to use

Pros: - easy to hook up
- Audessey makes speaker set up very easy
- found network attached drive containing my MP3 collection with no prompting and allows me to play music off the drive.
- great free Android app allows me to control the receivers over the home network, and to play music stored on my Android device to the receiver.
- In general, the network services work great.
- Various audio settings produce decent sound stages
- much lighter than my old analogue Onkyo (but less powerful, I think)
- good support via on-line forums
- easy to set up control of my other (non-Onkyo) remotes

Cons: - somewhat underpowered, but Onkyo sells more powerful models.
- Can only play analogue inputs through Zone 2.
- Don't appear to be able to play 'NET' sourced music to Zone 2.
- Front panel controls virtually invisible, so you are totally reliant on remote.
- Zone 2 controls confusing.

Other Thoughts: bought two, one was open box, set them up upstairs and down. Family appreciates having a single receiver model on both systems, finds this one much easier to use than the ones that I replaced.
Love having HDMI inputs/outputs (standard on current receivers, but not on the older ones I replaced); vastly reduced wire clutter.
I actually found a lower price on this from the online giant, but I like to support NewEgg, I've been able to find interesting products here.

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