Onkyo TX-NR5100 Review and Specifications

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Onkyo’s newest receiver Onkyo TX-NR5100 sets the bar even higher with some of Onkyo’s best features ever like Chromecast built-in and Airplay, six pre-outs with Onkyo’s Dynamic Audio Amplification, and Onkyo TrueHD.

Onkyo TX-NR5100

In the past, Onkyo receivers tended to be more conservative with many features that were there but you had to get inside the menus or set up manually. The TX-NR1010 is a great example of this and it was one of Onkyo’s most popular models. Onkyo has now come up with the receiver that is perfect for almost every home theater or audio enthusiast who likes to tinker.

The Onkyo TX-NR5100 is the latest model of Onkyo’s lineup. It has a lot of great features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and HDMI inputs as well as outputs.

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It also comes with Dolby Atmos for surround sound lovers across all formats including Blu-ray disc players, game consoles, streaming devices – the Onkyo TX-NR5100 can make all of them sound amazing.

The TX-NR5100 also has access to Chromecast built-in and Airplay as well so you can use your phone or tablet for wireless music streaming, without a bridge device. It’s easy to set up and Onkyo offers a full, onscreen setup wizard for your convenience.

For beginners and experts alike you can choose from six settings that are pre-set to boost the unit’s performance on specific needs like music or movies with more precision than manually tweaking each option yourself. On top of all these features, Onkyo TX-NR5100 also has Onkyo’s Remote App for iOS and Android devices which can be used on its own or as a second screen.

Audio Performance

The Onkyo TX-NR5100 features inherited immersive soundtracks with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.. AccuEQ automatically calibrates your speakers for a better sound experience.

Video Performance

8k/60Hz and 4k/120Hz are supported and can be set with Onkyo’s Video Calibration Wizard. On top of this, Onkyo TX-NR5100 has HDMI inputs for future devices that will support it, so you won’t need to buy a new receiver when those come out. Also check, TX-NR777.

Specifications

BASICS 
BrandOnkyo
ModelTX-NR5100
TypeA/V Receiver
  
POWER SUPPLY 
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption490 W
Standby Power0.1 W
  
GENERAL 
Warranty2 Years
Dimensions (W x H x D)17.13 x 6.31 x 12.94 inches
43.5 x 16 x 32.8 cm
  
WEIGHT (kg, lbs.)8.4 kg (18.5 lbs.)
  
SPECIFICATIONS 
Power Output (8 Ω, 20-20,000 Hz)80 W
Max Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kiloHertz)165 W
Signal to Noise (S/N) Ratio (Line, IHF-A)106 deciBel
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)220 mV/32 kΩ
FEATURES 
ECO Mode / ECO
4K UHD
8K
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS
DTS Express
DTS:X
DTS:X Pro
DTS Neo:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS-HD Master
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby Vision
HDR 10+
HLG
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
USB
Ethernet
Airplay
Sonic Boom
musicCast
dlna
Spotify
Pandora
Napster
SiriusXM
Tidal
Deezer
HDMI
Amazon Music
AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration

Pros

  • Onkyo TX-NR5100 has a lot of features with HDMI inputs and outputs
  • On top of this, Onkyo TX-NR5100 also has Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
  • Ready for 8K/4K
  • VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), QFT (Quick Frame Transport)
  • AccuEQ Calibration Ready

Cons

  • Onkyo TX-NR5100 is a little expensive

Conclusion

The Onkyo TX-NR5100 combines powerful sound with minimalistic design, to provide one of the most comprehensive home theater packages you can buy this year. It is a great receiver for those looking to take their home theater experience up to one notch. While it might not be perfect, it has enough features and performance to satisfy most people who are shopping on a budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does it have Bluetooth?

    Yes, Onkyo TX-NR5100 has Bi-directional Bluetooth for easy connectivity and streaming.

  2. What is the Onkyo TX-NR5100’s sound clarity?

    Onkyo TX-NR5100 delivers a high-quality audiophile experience with its 106dB signal-to-noise ratio, THX certification, and Onkyo original DSP modes which brings Onkyo TX-NR5100’s audio to life.

  3. What is Onkyo TX-NR5100’s power output?

    Onkyo TX-NR5100 has a power output of 165 W watts per channel.

  4. Where can I get the Onkyo TX-NR5100 manual?

    You can download the TX-NR5100 manual here.

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