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Onkyo TX-NR3030
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The TX-NR3030’s densely-packed rear panel. Note the Wi-Fi aerials and the presence of no fewer than seven HDMI inputs. You also get a full set of multi-channel outputs (but alas no such inputs for older source-gear). The XLRs allow this prodigious unit to be integrated with high-end two-channel audio. For a 11.2 Dolby Atmos rig, all those speaker terminals must be busy!

 

Analogue video inputs (three composite, two component, one RGBHV/VGA) can be converted to HDMI by the ISF calibration-ready video processing; there’s some ‘multi-zone’ potential here too. Also on offer are five digital inputs, three of which are coaxial. You cannot get anything higher than 24-bit/96kHz into these; however, HDMI poses no such limitations. 

Indeed, the HDMI ports (which are 4k and 3D-compatible) will even pass DSD soundtracks from compatible SACD players to the  TX-NR3030 for decoding natively (also game are DSD files from network sources – both 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz). 

Finally, we have connections for external remote sensor, 12-volt triggering and FM/AM aerials (the TX-NR3030’s tuner doesn’t cater for DAB, but do you really need that with Internet radio on board?). The good news is that, after you’ve mastered that remote, this extraordinarily sophisticated and internally-complex piece of equipment is fairly easy to drive. The menus, which use graphics where possible, are laid out sensibly. I particularly like the room layout visualisation!



 

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