Onkyo TX-NR1030 125-Watt 9.2 Channel Dolby Atmos B-Stock
With the Onkyo TX-NR1030 you can raise your home theater’s sound to the roof…or at least the ceiling. This ground-breaking surround sound technology makes movie soundtracks more lifelike and immersive. Equipped with a nine-channel amplifier, this receiver offers lots of options for Dolby Atmos setups, conventional five-, seven-, or nine-channel systems, or a multi-zone system to power speakers in as many as three room. Built like a tank, the Onkyo TX-NR1030 is optimized to make all your music and movie soundtracks explode with realism and detail.
Prepare for liftoff with Dolby Atmos
Fasten your seat belt, sit back, and hold on: Dolby Atmos is about to take your home theater experience to thrilling new heights. The TX-NR1030 has connections for one or two pairs of in-ceiling speakers or Atmos enabled upward-firing speakers that reflect sound off your ceiling. Dolby Atmos processing uses these “height” speakers in conjunction with a conventional surround-sound setup to place sounds in your listening area with incredibly accuracy and an almost 3D audio effect. Plus, it’s great for overhead effects that increase the height of your system’s soundstage, enveloping your whole room in spine-tingling sound.
The TX-NR1030 offers multiple setup options for Dolby Atmos. For instance, you can add two overhead or up-firing speakers to a conventional seven-channel system — this is referred to as a 7.1.2 Dolby Atmos setup. Here’s a breakdown of all the Dolby Atmos speaker configurations this receiver supports:
- 7.1.2 – seven conventional surround speakers, one powered subwoofer, and two overhead or height speakers
- 5.1.4 – five conventional surround speakers, one powered subwoofer, and four overhead or height speakers
- 5.1.2 – five conventional surround speakers, one powered subwoofer, and two overhead or height speakers
You can use as many as four subwoofers with any of these configurations.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth offer lots of music choices
Music is increasingly delivered from sources other than shiny discs. Smartphones, tablets, computers, Internet radio, and subscription services offer a wealth of listening options. You can take advantage of all of them with the Onkyo TX-NR1030. Stream music from smartphones and tablets over Bluetooth, to play audio from any app through your home theater speakers. If you have a digital music library stored on a networked PC or storage drive, Wi-Fi lets you play those tunes over your home network. There’s also built-in support for Spotify®, Pandora® Internet radio, SiriusXM, and free Internet radio streams via TuneIn radio. With so many choices, you’ll never have trouble finding something to listen to. Plus, Onkyo’s Music Optimizer helps flesh out the sound of compressed files and Bluetooth streams.
Listen to music from online music services using Onkyo’s free remote app for Apple and Android smartphones.
Emphasis on sound
The ‘NR1030 is about more than just convenience and versatility. Onkyo has always put a premium on sound quality. This receiver features their Wide Range Amplifier Technology, which provides plenty of current to ensure smooth sound even during large swings in dynamics. This reduces distortion while ensuring music and movie soundtracks have plenty of punch. THX® certification means you’ll get reference-quality sound for movies, even when you need to crank up the volume to fill a large room. If you’ve downloaded high-resolution music from sites like HDtracks, you’ll appreciate this receiver’s ability to decode high-res files like FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, and DSD. Or kick it old school by connecting your turntable and enabling Pure Direct Analog Path to turn off all digital circuitry for top-shelf analog playback.
Multi-room audio and video
If you’d like to add speakers to an adjoining bedroom, kitchen, or porch, you can plan ahead with the TX-NR1030. Powered outputs for Zones 2 and 3 let you use as many as four of the receiver’s amplifier channels to drive additional sets of speakers in other rooms. Two of the HDMI outputs operate independently, so you can even watch different video content on a second TV. While the kids enjoy a Blu-ray movie in the home theater, you can catch the ballgame on cable in the bedroom. When feeding a second TV via Zone 2 HDMI, you can use the TV’s speakers — or for better sound, consider hooking up your old receiver to some additional speakers in that second room. The ‘NR1030 also has line-level Zone 3 outputs for even more multi-room flexibility.
Simple setup and control
The tiny microphone that’s included with theOnkyo TX-NR1030 is your key to properly calibrated home theater sound. Plug it into the front of the receiver, and let Onkyo’s AccuEQ optimize your system for your room and speaker setup. This ensures you’ll get the best possible sound in your room, even if its odd layout forces you to place speakers in less than ideal locations. Before you start exploring this receiver’s features, be sure to download the Onkyo remote app to your Apple® or Android™ smartphone. It offers easy control of the receiver’s most important functions, as well as giving you instant access to Internet radio and other online music choices.