The TX-NR515 receiver checks every box on your home cinema wishlist. In fact, we’ve over-delivered. Our acclaimed WRAT amplifier delivers room-filling sound through 7.2 channels with Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz expansion. Audyssey’s 2EQ, Dynamic Volume®, and Dynamic EQ® systems are standard. A class-leading eight HDMI® inputs handle Dolby® TrueHD and Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio™, the latest games, and 3D movies; the front-panel HDMI Mobile High-Definition Link displays 1080p smartphone content; there are two HDMI outputs for connection of a TV and a movie projector; and Marvell’s Qdeo™ technology upscales video to an astonishing 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels). Want music? There’s home networking for playback of your multi-format PC-based library, and full integration of cloud streaming and internet radio services. You can connect your iPod, iPhone, or flash drive via USB and select tracks with the supplied remote controller. Input selection with InstaPrevue™ technology, overlaid OSD, multi-zone capability, and system control using iPod touch/iPhone and Android phone are all included. With the TX-NR515, the only thing missing is a hefty price tag.
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
HDMI Video Upscaling to 4K with Qdeo™ Technology by Marvell
MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link) for Smart Phone Content on HDTV
Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port
Internet Radio and Cloud Music Streaming Service Connectivity (Last.fm, MP3tunes, Spotify, AUPEO!, Simfy, vTuner)*1
Picture-in-Picture Input Source Preview with InstaPrevue™ Technology
Playback of Audio Files Through Local Network (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, LPCM)
Supports Onkyo Remote Apps for iPod touch/iPhone*2 and Android Phone*3
Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz for Expanded Surround Channels
Audyssey 2EQ for Room Acoustic Correction
Audyssey Dynamic EQ® for Loudness Correction
Audyssey Dynamic Volume® to Maintain Optimal Listening Level and Dynamic Range
Overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) with Quick Set-Up and Home Menu
Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2 Line-Out for Distributed Audio Playback in Another Room
Hybrid Standby Function to Reduce Power Consumption
*1 Availability of services depends on region. Some services may require a firmware update. *2 Compatible with iPod touch (3rd generation or later) and iPhone 3GS or later. All models require iOS 4.2 or later. *3 Requires Android OS 2.1 or later.
RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for System Control
Preprogrammed RI (Remote Interactive) Remote Control
Q-Acoustics 2000i Series Speaker Set Q-Acoustics 200i0 Cinema Pack | Best traditional package up to 700
''...Has the best got better? Simply put, yes.''
Click Image to Enlarge (Above, the 2000i speakers in High Gloss White)
The 2000i Cinema Package is a new range that delivers both unrivalled sonic performance and breathtaking value for money. We wanted the new 2000i Series to be the very best affordable loudspeakers ever produced. Comprising of 4 x 2000i bookshelf speakers for the front left and right as well as the rear channels, 1 x 2000Ci Centre Channel Speaker and 1 x 2070Si Subwoofer for 5.1 Surround Sound that allows you to fully enjoy and appreciate a full cinema surround sound experience in your own home.
Every part of the new speakers is bespoke, optimised specifically for each new model. The tweeter, bass/midrange drivers, magnets, cone mass, cone rigidity, cone material, crossovers, terminal panel and fully braced cabinets are all designed with the sole purpose of creating the very best performing, lowest distortion, affordable loudspeakers available.
(HxDxW) 234.5 x 203 x 150mm Click Image to Enlarge
Each model boasts the same excellent, low distortion, ferro-fluid cooled, tweeter. To avoid cabinet resonances, the tweeter is isolated from the front baffle and, to further reduce distortion, its advanced 25mm micro polyester weave dome is ventilated both on the surround and on the dome itself. This reduces distortion by helping the tweeter maintain mechanical integrity by restricting the range of temperatures it endures.
The cone material of the new bass/midrange drivers is a paper/Mica mixture which was found, after extensive testing, to be the optimum material. Its near perfect balance of stiffness and damping delivers ultra low distortion in parallel with an outstanding transient response and astonishing dynamics.
'Finite Element Analysis' was employed to create cones with an exceptionally smooth frequency roll off. This reduces the necessity for compensating components in the crossover circuitry and the inevitable loss of detail. Naturally, every model benefits from an acoustic fourth order Linkwitz/Riley crossover, to eliminate any phase variations at the crossover frequency. To further optimise performance, the advanced design of each drive unit's magnet incorporates aluminium compensation rings, reducing distortion through a reduction of inductance modulation.
Laser spectrometry has been used to identify and then minimise cabinet resonances by the careful use of multi-thickness panels, internal bracing and damping materials. The particularly sweet high frequency response, obvious in all models, was particularly improved by the introduction of double layered top panels to every cabinet. To reduce colouration, all 2000i Series cabinets are rear ported. 'Port bungs' are provided, to optimise bass response when the speakers are positioned very close to a wall.
Click Image to Enlarge (Underneath of 2010 speaker)
The appearance of the new Q2000i Series makes a striking design statement. All the cabinet dimensions have changed, so each speaker appears to present a slimmer and deeper profile. As well as traditional 'Graphite Black' and 'Walnut' finishes, at a small extra cost, the new 2000i models are available in beautiful 'Piano Gloss Black' and 'Piano Gloss White' finishes.
To further enhance visual impact, all speaker cable terminals are mounted on a recessed plate on the bottom of each speaker (excluding the 2070 Subwoofer). Not only does this look far better, because there are no speaker cables protruding from the rear of the cabinet, but it also enables the speaker to be placed very close to a rear wall, without the speaker terminals or cable getting in the way.
(HxDxW) 425 x 560 x 195mm
Unusually at its price level, the Model 2070 subwoofer is a completely DSP (Digital Signal Processing) driven system with highly efficient class D amplification. However this has meant we have been able to achieve an advanced level of functionality, as well as optimising the sonic performance, by undertaking all filtering and limiting completely in the digital domain. An example is the 'Speaker Type' function switch, which alters the characteristic of the subwoofer's frequency response at the crossover point. This allows the subwoofer to be optimised for use with either 'ported' speakers, like the rest of the Q Acoustics range, or infinite baffle models.
The subwoofer's twin 170mm bespoke drive units are driven by two matched mono power amplifiers, producing a combined 140 watts. However the switched mode power supply consumes a mere 2 watts when in 'Standby' mode.