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ONKYO TX-NR525 5.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

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  • 6 HDMI Inputs and 1 Output
  • 4K Pass trough Function from Compatible Source Devices via HDMI
  • Overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) via HDMI with Quick Set-Up and Home Menu

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Onkyo TX-NR525 5.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

Having set up multi-channel speakers in your living room, mounted a premium large screen flat panel display on the wall, placed a Blu-ray player in the TV cabinet - it's now time to bring them all to life!

Designed to be the centerpiece of your home theater system, the Onkyo TX-NR525 delivers everything you want at a friendly price. Its 5.2-channel audio pumps out thrilling surround sound for games and movies, while offering superb two-channel performance to the hi-fi enthusiast. Play audio files stored on your computer or other devices through a local network, or enjoy an expanded choice of Internet streaming services. Six HDMI inputs are ready for your full complement of A/V devices, and thumbnail video previews enable you to select content at a glance. Complete with Onkyo Remote Apps for iPhone and Android devices, upgraded Audyssey MultEQ room equalization, and direct connection of iPod/iPhone via front USB, the Onkyo TX-NR525 is truly an amazing deal.
More Features and Great Sound
The Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-ready TX-NR525 delivers exceptional surround sound for games, movies and music. And, of course, it has the most internet radio and streaming services available.
Wireless and Bluetooth Ready: Stream Audio From Virtually Anywhere and Anything
Plug the optional UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter into your TX-NR525's front USB port and get reliable wireless access to your local network.

The optional UBT-1 Wireless USB Bluetooth Adapter produces superb wireless sound quality approaching that of CD audio, due to aptX® enhancement codec and improved capabilities of Bluetooth Version 3.0. Plug it into a USB port and send audio wirelessly from a range of electronic devices.
Internet Music Sounds Amazing
The TX-NR525 has the most popular music streaming and internet radio services, which you can browse using the free app. You can also stream audio stored on your iPhone® or Android device directly to your receiver.
HDMI for High-Resolution Playback
The TX-NR525's six HDMI inputs take surround sound formats from Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™, and supports 3D video. The single output has an Audio Return Channel, so you can boost your TV's sound through your receiver. Also, this receiver will passthrough 4K resolution from source devices (like a Blu-ray player) to an appropriate display.
Quick and Easy Remote App
The Onkyo remote app for iPod touch®/iPhone® and Android 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.
WRAT - Wide Range Amplifier Technology - The Foundation of Onkyo Sound
From the quietest passages to booming explosions, Onkyo's exclusive technology enhances the audio of your movies, music and games like never before.
Deep, Defined, Powerful Bass and Clear Vocals
Onkyo's Phase-Matching Bass optimizes low frequencies while preserving mid-range clarity. This means that powerful bass plays back with clear vocals; it doesn't overpower them.
Clearer Sound for Your Mobile Music
Your digital music library will come to life! The TX-NR525 features two USB ports to connect iPod or iPhone and mass storage devices loaded with music. The direct digital connection carries signals to the receiver in digital format and gives a noticeable boost to audio quality.
Audyssey Technology Auto-Adjustments for Optimal 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.


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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Majid C.
  • 1/16/2015 5:48:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great receiver for the price! can tune into HD radios all over the place after plugging the network cable, can play all mp3 files from PC HDD. Bought Onkyo UWF-1 ($25) to connect remotely to my router, with 2 USB ports and 6 HDMIs you can enjoy all your components at the control center.

Cons: Nothing so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/12/2015 6:57:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFalls short

Pros: Price point
Number of HDMI inputs
Android Application (don't get too excited...)
Ethernet connection

Cons: Poor sound quality
Android Application is frustrating and slow
No included Ethernet cable

Other Thoughts: It's basically a value receiver and not a whole lot more. For the price point, my advice would be to ditch the receiver and buy a sound bar.

The sound quality is very underwhelming. There are some fancy automatic sound settings that really don't bring the unit any closer to what I would call "good sound". There's no punch in the music or movies that I pass through this unit.

I could write an entire volume as to how horrible the Android application is for this unit. It's frustrating to navigate and constantly freezes. The auto-detect function to connect to your receiver is shaky at best and will not always connect or detect your unit. There is no security. There are multiple design flaws.

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  • Mike A.
  • 12/31/2014 3:13:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Audio and easy setup!

Pros: Awesome 5.2 channel receiver! Easy setup and sounds great, especially with the Audyssey mic.

Cons: If you want to use the Bluetooth and wireless connectivity, it does not come with this model. There are adapters available, but you have to purchase them each individually (Wireless LAN & Bluetooth), which if you want to use both at the same time, takes up both of the 2 available USB ports (one in front and one in back). I ended up selling this model to my brother and purchasing the TX-N626 (which has built-in Bluetooth and Wireless LAN.

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  • David F.
  • 12/14/2014 9:39:52 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsVery nice unit

Pros: While I was hesitant when I purchased this last time this sub $200 deal was around due to some of the negative reviews I bit the bullet and gave it a shot. It was the right choice.

I've had this over a year, followed all the firmware upgrade directions to the T and have had nothing but a stellar experience with this unit. Yes it is 5.2, but that's all I wanted in the room I had.

Love this unit and recommend it highly.

Cons: None. Use a tablet to read the manual on-line. Go Green people!

Other Thoughts: If it is under $200 and 5.2 is what you want go for it!

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  • Bruce B.
  • 12/13/2014 1:39:52 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat unit for lots of HDMI devices

Pros: Six HDMI inputs, which is the best way to hook up a HTPC and other devices. Plenty enough power. Output for a powered subwoofer. Ethernet input. Lots more.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Have a HTPC (including Blueray) with HDMI, plus PC and DVD inputs, all output to a 1080P projector and 84" screen, Polk speakers and sub, all on Black Friday a year ago. Awesome value for the price, way better than a huge flat panel at 5X the price IMHO. Have not tried all the features yet. Watched the winter Olympics on this system and it blew everyone away. HDMI is the way to go for painless and flexible multi-AV device wiring and this receiver can handle anything you want to throw at it in that regard.

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  • Bobby G.
  • 12/10/2014 1:17:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Buy

Pros: Loaded with options, 3D 4K passthru. Easy setup with onkyo Auto tune. Network side DLNA works great.

Cons: Is not 7.1 just 5.2 But the my room size it would be point less. Also one big problem I had, There was no user guide. Only a cd with pdf file. There for I had to print off 100 page manual to be able to set it up. and play with all the options.

Other Thoughts: Put a printed guide in the box

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  • Daniel L.
  • 12/5/2014 11:01:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell worth it

Pros: Very good receiver. Great sound and picture with the HDMI pass-through feature. And the device is "feature-rich", combining the ability to handle all video and audio connections with web and blu-tooth streaming.
The screen on my television initially would flicker periodically when connected to the receiver using the HDMI pass-through feature, but only when the cable-box was the source. I found a quick fix for that, just in case anyone else runs into the same problem: Set the 'Sharpness' level on the cable-box (Verizon FIOS) to 'Default'. The settings were set to 'Sharp' - by me, I'm sure - which appears to have caused the cable-box to flood the input port on the receiver, causing it to reset periodically. The setting on the cable box is found under:
Menu/Settings/Audio & Video/Video Settings/Video Sharpness

Cons: The Onkyo receiver has not caused the screen to flicker or reset a single time once the setting was changed to 'Default' on the cable-box. Again, the picture appears to be clearer when passing the HDMI signal through the receiver; background images in particular are sharper and clearer. And even if my judgment on that is an optimistic one, the ability to connect all audio and video connections to the receiver is much easier and convenient to manage when switching between peripherals. I would still recommend using 'like' HDMI cables to connect peripherals as the connection to the television; no need to risk a loss in signal strength using a lesser cable.

Other Thoughts: As stated before, the sound is fantastic. It is connected to a Polk Audio 5.1 surround system and it gives a great home-theater experience. Massive bass during action scenes gives you the film immersion that some (like myself) just can't do without. Yet it's versatile enough to enhance dialogue clearly so that you don't have to trade voice clarity for big bang. Of course, music sounds great. Very satisfied with the receiver... now that I've figured out how to use it.

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  • Daniel L.
  • 12/2/2014 5:45:10 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat receiver

Pros: There are multiple HDMI inputs that are labeled for pretty much input need you might have. There is CBL/SAT, BR/DVD, Game, PC, etc. Each of these are essentially plug and play - very impressive.
The MultiEQ is awesome and sounds fantastic. When you are setting this up, you should make sure all children and pets leave the room as it will pick up even the most minor of irregularities. However, it is fast so they don't have to be exiled for long.
The Lip Synching option is great, no more trying to get the delay just right.
The Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume features are really nice. With the Dynamic Volume, you don't have to worry about those commercials that are mixed at ten times the volume of whatever you're currently watching and waking up everyone in the neighborhood with the instant volume spike.

Cons: Hooking up the component equipment (in our case, the Xbox 360) is not very elegant. You need to switch the television input to component when you want to use the component device and then it will work. Setting it up to run through the Game Input didn't seem to work. However it is possible that with an HDMI X360 cable, that this would not be an issue.
The remote that comes with the receiver looks like it could be an awesome universal remote but it only functions in a total Onkyo environment.
There is only one optical audio input.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I love this receiver. The negatives are very minor and the positives highly outweigh them. This receiver sounds wonderful and I highly recommend it to anyone in the market for a new A/V receiver.

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  • Robert D.
  • 12/2/2014 7:54:54 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsVERY BAD!

Pros: Large number of HDMI inputs. Free and very functional Android/iOS remote application available.

Cons: VERY POOR QUALITY. Unit was degraded from day one - long time to startup and sync (display an image) on the Sony Television. from power on. Thought it might be the TV or the specific combo but confirmed it was attributable solely to the receiver. Tried multiple firmware updates. This progressively got worse over 11 months until complete failure 2 weeks before warranty expired. Shipped to authorized repair center (decent process except for $25 shipping I had to pay) and they replaced a few of the boards.

It worked fine for first week and is now showing signs of previous problems. long startup and sync issues.

The network connectivity - via the Onkyo wifi adapter - is poor - hard time getting and keeping wifi signal. The network apps themselves are pretty basic and a pain to navigate,

Other Thoughts: I realize that perhaps it is my specific unit but A LOT of folks on the Onkyo boards post similar issues. I would look elsewhere. I myself will not buy Onkyo again.

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  • jesse s.
  • 3/29/2014 3:11:25 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsusb

Pros: sounds great

Cons: 2nd ONKYO so far no luck usb port did not work after 1 hour with internet port card. Pandora

Other Thoughts: go yamaha

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