Heavyweight Compacts Deliver Energy and Scale of Full-sized Hi-Fi Components with a Smaller Footprint

Press Release dated: 23 Aug 2016

OSAKA, JAPAN. Producing powerful full-scale sound from an beautifully compact and well-presented Hi-Fi separate, the new R-N855 Network Stereo Receiver from Onkyo brings offline and online sources together with USB-HDD music server capabilities and Spotify®, AirPlay®, Google Cast™, Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth® audio casting technologies.

This heavyweight amplifier shoehorns custom audio circuit boards festooned with high-quality electrical components, a massive customized EI transformer, and two huge capacitors into a half-width metal chassis. Reinforced by an aluminum faceplate, this full-flat rigid chassis prevents interference caused by mechanical vibration, maintaining clarity of sound as befitting a premium Hi-Fi component.

The space-saving design is made possible by Onkyo-original switching amplification with discrete modulation stage, which develops 70 W x 70 W of power with vanishingly low distortion levels. Combined with a flagship AK4490 768 kHz/32-bit DAC and original VLSC™ filtering, audio performance is clear and energetic with power to handle difficult-to-drive or highly sensitive bookshelf speakers.

Engineered for Hi-Res Audio playback including 11.2 MHz DSD and 192 kHz/24-bit PCM, the R-N855 connects compatible HDDs via rear USB input and enables music selection via smartphone app complete with artwork and filter/search functions*. A future firmware update will enable full music server capability with audio files writable to HDD via personal computer. With app-based streaming via Google Cast, AirPlay, Spotify, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, almost any music can be flicked from phone to stereo in moments.

Further entertainment comes with inbuilt TIDAL, Deezer, and TuneIn services, FM/RDS/DAB+ tuners, phono input for turntable, and gold-plated 192 kHz/24-bit-capable digital coaxial and optical inputs for CD or PC audio.

Presented as a solution for music lovers who seek pristine sound from an elegant and unobtrusive Hi-Fi separates package, the R-N855 receiver forms the centerpiece of Onkyo’s new CS-N1075 Compact Hi-Fi System.

This package includes a matching C-755 Compact Disc Player (also separately available) featuring a rigid 1.6 mm full-flat chassis and aluminum front panel with custom EI transformer, AKM 192 kHz/24-bit DAC, and VLSC processing. A pair of D-175 2-Way speakers with 13 cm N-OMF diaphragm woofers and 3.0 cm ring-modulation tweeters completes this chic and easily managed home audio system.

This year Onkyo celebrates 70 years as a world leader in Hi-Fi and home entertainment with a passion for delivering the energy, dynamism, and soul of music with authenticity. These new products demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to serving premium sound at every level of the market.

* Onkyo cannot guarantee correct operation with all HDD brands and device types. HDD must be formatted to FAT32. For more information, please refer to user manual or Onkyo website.


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Catalog ONKYO Audio Video Products 2017-2018
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