TX-NR525

5.2 - Channel Network A/V Receiver

More Features, Better Sound for First-Time Buyers

The TX-NR525 has everything you need in an A/V receiver. There’s wireless-ready networking with an expanded choice of internet streaming services to browse from your smartphone. You can send a range of audio formats from computer and NAS to the home theater, or stream music stored on iPhone and Android devices using our remote app. We’ve included six HDMI® inputs for your media players and gaming consoles, enabled 4K video passthrough, and supported the latest hi-res audio and 3D video codecs. And it’s a really simple receiver to use—our hi-def user interface even has thumbnail video previews so you can select content at a glance. Remote app control extends beyond the living room to the kitchen or deck, for example. Most importantly, the TX-NR525 delivers exceptionally good sound without blowing the budget. Five discrete amplifiers and a 192 kHz/24-bit TI Burr-Brown DAC pumps out thrilling surround for games and movies, while offering superb two-channel performance to the hi-fi enthusiast. Inclusions such as banana plug-compatible speaker posts and upgraded Audyssey MultEQ® room equalization make the TX-NR525 the best deal around for first-time buyers.

  • Technology Support
  • Advanced
  • Amplifier
  • Processing
  • Connection
  • Other
  • General Specifications

Advanced Features

  • 4K Passthrough Function from Compatible Source Devices via HDMI®
  • Internet Radio and Music Streaming Service Connectivity (TuneIn Radio, Spotify, and AUPEO!)*1
  • Playback of Audio Files Through Local Network (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD, LPCM*2, and Dolby® TrueHD)
  • Supports Onkyo Remote Apps for iPod touch/iPhone*3 and Android Devices*4
  • Picture-in-Picture Input Source Preview with InstaPrevue™ Technology
  • Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port
  • Phase-Matching Bass Boost
  • Audyssey MultEQ® for Room Acoustic Correction
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ® for Loudness Correction
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume® Automatic Listening-Level Adjustment
  • Overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) via HDMI with Quick Set-Up and Home Menu
  • Zone 2 Line-Out for Distributed Audio Playback in Another Room
  • Hybrid Standby Function to Reduce Power Consumption
  • Smart Grid-Ready
  • *1 Availability of services depends on region. Some services may require a firmware update. Availability of third-party services advertised here is accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change without notice.
  • *2 LPCM is available via DLNA only.
  • *3 Compatible with iPod touch (3rd generation or later) and iPhone 3GS or later. All models require iOS 4.2 or later.
  • *4 Requires Android OS 2.1 or later.

Amplifier Features

  • WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
  • H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High Power Transformer
  • Discrete Output Stage Circuitry
  • Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
  • PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology for S/PDIF Audio

Processing Features

  • HDMI Support for 3D, Audio Return Channel, DeepColor™, x.v.Color™, LipSync, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC
  • TI Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DAC for All Channels
  • Advanced 32-Bit Processing DSP Chip
  • 4 DSP Modes for Gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG
  • Advanced Music Optimizer for Compressed Digital Music Files
  • Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround Function
  • CinemaFILTER™
  • Direct Mode
  • Pure Audio Mode
  • Double Bass Function
  • Non-Scaling Configuration
  • A-Form Listening Mode Memory

Connection Features

  • 6 HDMI Inputs and 1 Output
  • 2 USB Ports (1 Front/1 Rear)
  • Mass Storage Class USB Memory Playback Capability (Wide Selection of File Formats Supported)
  • Compatible with UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter and UBT-1 Bluetooth USB Adapter (Sold Separately)*5
  • HDTV-Capable (720p/1080i) Component Video Switching (2 Inputs and 1 Output)
  • 5 Composite Video Inputs (1 Front/4 Rear) and 1 Output
  • 3 Digital Audio Inputs (1 Optical and 2 Coaxial)
  • 6 Analog Audio Inputs (1 Front/5 Rear)
  • 2 Parallel Subwoofer Pre-Outs
  • Color-Coded, Banana Plug-Compatible Speaker Posts
  • Headphone Jack

Other Features

  • Crossover Adjustment for Each Channel (40 ⁄ 50 ⁄ 60 ⁄ 70 ⁄ 80 ⁄ 90 ⁄ 100 ⁄ 120 ⁄ 150 ⁄ 200 Hz)
  • A/V Sync Control (Up to 800 ms in 10 ms Steps at 48 kHz)
  • Tone Control (Bass/Treble) for Front L/R Channels
  • 3-Mode Display Dimmer (Normal/Dim/Dimmer)
  • 40 FM/AM Random Presets
  • Certified with DLNA Version 1.5
  • Firmware Updates via Ethernet and USB
  • RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for System Control
  • Preprogrammed RI (Remote Interactive) Remote Control

General Specifications

  • Power Output: 130 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 Channel Driven, IEC);
  • 160 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1 Channel Driven, JEITA)
  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz–100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (DSP Bypass)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 173.5 x 328 mm
  • Weight: 9.0 kg

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