Onkyo TX-NR595

    86
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    Highlights

    • 7.2 Channels
    • 7.1 Channel Processing
    • 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
    • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
    • HDR10, Dolby Vision
    • 4K/60Hz Passthrough, 4K/30Hz Upscaling
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
    • Phono Input

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    1. Overview

    Onkyo TX-NR595 was introduced in 2019. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier with 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 4K/60Hz and upscales 1080p to 4K video signal.

    We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 86 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

    Amplifier
    83
    Audio Features
    87
    Video Features
    95
    Connectivity
    82
    Zones
    80
    Radio
    92
    OVERALL
    86

    For more details about the ranking please go to    Evaluation section.


    Here is a history of the series, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the receivers.

    Evolution of the series
    Model Year Chann. Power Dolby Atmos DTS:X HDR10 HDR10+ Dolby Vision Pass. Price
    TX-NR5100 Image cannot be found 2021 7.2 80 W 8K
    TX-NR595 Image cannot be found 2019 7.2 80 W 4K
    TX-NR585 Image cannot be found 2018 7.2 80 W 4K
    TX-NR575 Image cannot be found 2017 7.2 80 W 4K
    TX-NR555 Image cannot be found 2016 7.2 80 W 4K
    TX-NR545 Image cannot be found 2015 7.2 65 W 4K
    TX-NR535 Image cannot be found 2014 5.2 65 W 4K
    TX-NR525 Image cannot be found 2013 5.2 80 W 4K
    TX-NR515 Image cannot be found 2012 7.2 80 W 1080p
    TX-NR509 Image cannot be found 2011 5.1 80 W 1080p

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Onkyo TX-NR5100 vs TX-NR595 vs TX-NR585 vs TX-NR575 vs TX-NR555 vs TX-NR545.

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    2. Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Onkyo TX-NR595.

    PROs

    •   Dolby Atmos
    •   Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
    •   DTS:X
    •   DSD via HDMI
    •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
    •   HDR10
    •   Dolby Vision
    •   New HDCP Version
    •   Wi-Fi
    •   Bluetooth
    •   Chromecast Built-In
    •   USB Input
    •   Phono Input
    •   Ethernet
    •   Analog Tuner
    •   Pandora
    •   Spotify
    •   Tidal

    CONs

    •   Low Power Output - 80 W
    •   No Front Wide Channel Support
    •   No IMAX Enhanced
    •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
    •   No HDR10+
    •   No eARC
    •   No 8K Passthrough
    •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
    •   0 8K Input
    •   No RCA Pre-Outs
    •   No Composite Video Inputs
    •   No Digital Radio

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   7.2 Channels
    •   7.1 Channel Processing
    •   6 HDMI Inputs
    •   3 HDMI Outputs
    •   RCA Line Inputs
    •   2 Zones
    •   Bluetooth 4․1 + LE

    3. Onkyo 2019 Lineup

    In 2019 Onkyo released 7 new receivers. Here is the lineup:

    Onkyo 2019 Lineup
    ModelChannelsPowerMax. Ch. Proc.Pre OutsZones Price
    TX-RZ840 Image cannot be found 9.2120 W11.211.23
    TX-RZ740 Image cannot be found 9.2100 W11.211.23
    TX-NR797 Image cannot be found 9.2100 W9.13
    TX-NR696 Image cannot be found 7.2100 W7.12
    TX-NR595 Image cannot be found 7.280 W7.12
    TX-SR494 Image cannot be found 7.280 W7.12
    TX-SR393 Image cannot be found 5.280 W5.12

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Onkyo TX-RZ840 vs TX-RZ740 vs TX-NR797 vs TX-NR696 vs TX-NR595 vs TX-SR494.

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    4. Changes from the TX-NR585

    Onkyo TX-NR595 has replaced TX-NR585. Here we present differences between these two models.

    UPGRADES Onkyo TX-NR595 vs Onkyo TX-NR585
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization vs
    DTS Virtual:X vs
    Newer HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2
    Video Signal Upscaling 1080p to 4K vs
    More HDMI Outputs 2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2) vs 1
    Zone 2 Outs HDMI vs RCA Line Out
    DOWNGRADES Onkyo TX-NR595 vs Onkyo TX-NR585
    Analog To HDMI Upconversion vs Component**, Composite
    Less Optical Inputs 1 vs 2
    Less RCA Line Inputs 4 vs 7 (1 Front)
    Less Composite Video Inputs vs 2
    Less Component Video Inputs vs 2
    Front A/V Inputs vs Mini-Jack

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Onkyo TX-NR595 vs TX-NR585.

    5. Amplifier

    7 channel Linear Class A/B Amplifier

    Onkyo TX-NR595 features 7 channel power amplifier with Linear Class A/B design. It is rated at 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

    • Dynamic Audio Amplification: Onkyo TX-NR595 features Dynamic Audio Amplification which is Onkyo’s amplification philosophy that focuses on capturing the energy and dynamism contained in the audio signal and reproducing it without loss. Audio signals are not static like a test tone, but rather a countless collection of constantly moving waves. While static measurements such as S/N ratio and Total Harmonic Distortion are important, Onkyo believes that excellent dynamic and transient response is the key to emotionally involving sound. Dynamism - the “life” in music - is achieved when the amp can respond to changes in the signal instantaneously, so notes start and stop naturally and the nuances in attack, decay, sustain, and release are voiced with conviction. Onkyo home theater receivers represent the culmination of almost 70 years’ experience in amplifier design. The unique elements of their amplification system comprise high-current, low-impedance architecture to accurately control large speaker cones while enabling instantaneous response to dynamic changes, and discrete wide-range amplifier circuit topology to eliminate phase shift for clear and accurate audio imaging.
    • WRAT (Wide Range Amp Technology): Onkyo TX-NR595 features Onkyo’s Wide Range Amp Technology (WRAT) circuit layout that prevents phase shifting by pushing the roll-off point higher than the listening-level frequency. Amplifying sound without phase shift creates an uncommonly well-focused and realistic audio image. If phase shift occurs and signal timing is not accurate, then neither is the resulting audio image.
    AMPLIFIER
    Channels7.2
    Power Output80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
    Front Wide Channel Support
    Amplifier DesignLinear Class A/B
    Dynamic Audio Amplification
    Non-Phase Shift Amplifier
    WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
    VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) Front L/R channels
    Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
    THX™ Certification
    Continuous 6 Ω Rated
    Certified 4 Ω Performance
    Discrete Output Stage Circuitry
    Independent Block Construction (Amp/Preprocessor)
    Bi-amp Capability
    BTL (Bridged Transless or Bridging)

    6. Speaker Configurations

    Onkyo TX-NR595's 7 channel amplifier can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

    • Dolby Atmos Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for Dolby Atmos:
    • 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
    • DTS:X Configurations: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos:
    • 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
    • Configurations without height channels: There are also other speaker configurations available which do not include height channels:
    • 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
    • 2-ch Bi-Amp: Onkyo TX-NR595 allows you to bi-amp up to 2 main channels simultaneously. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.

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    7. Immersive Audio Formats

    Dolby Atmos

    Onkyo TX-NR595 supports Dolby Atmos with Surround Upmixer and Atmos Height Virtualization.

    • Surround Upmixer: If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.
    • Atmos Height Virtualization is a digital signal processing solution that leverages Dolby's deep understanding of human audio perception to create the sensation of overhead sound from the listener-level speakers.

    DTS:X

    Onkyo TX-NR595 supports DTS:X with Neural:X and Virtual:X.

    • Neural:X is an advanced upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.
    • Virtual:X bridges the gap between DTS:X codec and the reality of so many consumers' homes, allowing you to enjoy multi-dimensional sound regardless of room size, layout, or speaker configuration. If you have a limited speaker setup you will miss a full immersive potential of your entertainment system. DTS Virtual:X adds height and surround audio effect to your system without adding height speakers. It works with multiple configurations and delivers immersive sound experience out of 5.1 or even 2.1 speaker layouts.
    • DTS Dialog Control: This function adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream. It allows you to separately increase the dialog levels in contrast with the background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.
    DECODING
    Dolby Atmos
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
    Dolby Atmos Music
    Dolby TrueHD
    Dolby Digital Plus
    Dolby Surround Upmixer
    Dolby Pro Logic
    Dolby Digital EX
    THX Listening Modes
    DTS:X
    DTS Neural:X
    DTS Virtual:X
    DTS Neo
    DTS-HD Master Audio
    DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
    DTS 96/24
    DTS Express
    DTS-ES
    IMAX Enhanced
    Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer

    8. HDMI

    Onkyo TX-NR595 features 6 HDMI inputs. It has 2 outputs: 1 Main and 1 Sub/Zone2.

    • 4K/60Hz Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 4K/60p (RGB/YCbCr4:4:4) video signal.
    • 4K Upscaling: Onkyo TX-NR595 can upscale 1080p to 4K from HDMI sources.
    • BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35%.
    • HDCP 2.3 Copy Protection: All inputs and outputs are HDCP 2.3 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
    • 3D Ready: Onkyo TX-NR595 is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

    HDR (High Dynamic Range)

    Onkyo TX-NR595 supports HDR (high dynamic range) video formats such as HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma via HDMI ports. High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.



    VIDEO FEATURES
    HDR10
    HDR10+
    Dynamic HDR
    BT.2020 color space
    Dolby Vision
    HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
    HDBaseT Compatible
    Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
    HDCP Version2.3
    QMS (Quick Media Switching)
    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
    VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
    QFT (Quick Frame transport)
    3-D Ready
    Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K/60p (RGB/YCbCr4:4:4)
    Video Signal Upscaling 1080p to 4K

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    9. Room Calibration

    Onkyo TX-NR595 comes with AccuEQ with AccuReflex™ room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.

    • AccuEQ: First, AccuEQ detects the presence of speakers and evaluates the impedance of each. Next, it pinpoints their distance relative to the main listening position using the mic and sets suitable sound-pressure levels. Then it selects the optimal crossover frequency so that deeper bass rolls smoothly off to the subwoofer. Finally, AccuEQ performs frequency response equalization based on room-acoustic and speaker data collected via microphone. The sound-field is now tailored around the listening position, resulting in a more immersive and realistic in-film experience.

    10. Multi-zone Playback

    Onkyo TX-NR595 offers multi-zone playback which allows you to play different input sources in 2 different rooms.


    Zone 2

    • Powered Zone 2: You can use the unit's 2 amplifier channels by connecting Zone 2 speakers directly to the speaker terminals. The remaining 5 channels will be left for main zone amplification.
    • HDMI Output: Onkyo TX-NR595 offers HDMI output for Zone 2. This means that it can send two different HDMI signals to two displays.
    ZONES
    Number of Zones2
    Powered Zones 2
    Zone 2 OutsHDMI
    Whole House Mode
    RS-232C Interface
    +12V Trigger Output0
    Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0

    11. Inputs and Outputs

    Audio

    • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the a/v receiver.
    • Analog Line Inputs: There are 4 line inputs for analog audio connection.
    • Digital Inputs: 1 optical input and 1 coaxial input are available for digital audio connection.
    • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel.

    Video

    • HDMI:
    • Inputs: 6   Outputs: 2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)
      8K Inputs: 0
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    TERMINALS
    HDMI Inputs6
    HDMI Outputs2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)
    8K Inputs
    USB Input1 (Rear)
    USB DC Out Port
    Optical Inputs1
    Optical Outputs
    Coaxial Inputs1
    RCA Line Inputs4
    RCA Line Outputs
    XLR Line Inputs
    Phono Input
    Multi-Channel Input
    RCA Pre-Outs0.2
    XLR Pre-outs
    Composite Video Inputs
    Composite Video Outputs
    S-Video Inputs
    S-Video Outputs
    Component Video Inputs
    Component Video Outputs

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    12. Evaluation

    We evaluate Onkyo TX-NR595 and give score of 86 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 6 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new receiver is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    86

    Amplifier

    GOOD
    83

    We give Onkyo TX-NR595 a score of 83 for Amplifier features.

    •   7.2 Channels
    •   Low Power Output - 80 W

    Audio Features

    EXCELLENT
    87

    We give Onkyo TX-NR595 a score of 87 for Audio Features features.

    •   7.2 Channels
    •   No Front Wide Channel Support
    •   7.1 Channel Processing
    •   Dolby Atmos
    •   Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
    •   DTS:X
    •   No IMAX Enhanced
    •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
    •   DSD via HDMI

    Video Features

    EXCELLENT
    95

    We give Onkyo TX-NR595 a score of 95 for Video Features features.

    •   HDR10
    •   No HDR10+
    •   Dolby Vision
    •   No 8K Passthrough

    Connectivity

    GOOD
    82

    We give Onkyo TX-NR595 a score of 82 for Connectivity features.

    •   No eARC
    •   New HDCP Version
    •   Wi-Fi
    •   Bluetooth
    •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
    •   Chromecast Built-In
    •   6 HDMI Inputs
    •   3 HDMI Outputs
    •   0 8K Input
    •   USB Input
    •   RCA Line Inputs
    •   Phono Input
    •   No RCA Pre-Outs
    •   No Composite Video Inputs
    •   Ethernet
    •   Bluetooth 4․1 + LE

    Zones

    GOOD
    80

    We give Onkyo TX-NR595 a score of 80 for Zones features.

    •   2 Zones

    Radio

    EXCELLENT
    92

    We give Onkyo TX-NR595 a score of 92 for Radio features.

    •   Analog Tuner
    •   Pandora
    •   Spotify
    •   Tidal

    13. Replaced by TX-NR5100

    In 2021 Onkyo TX-NR595 was replaced by Onkyo TX-NR5100. Let us now have a look at some important differences between Onkyo TX-NR595 and its successor.

    UPGRADES Onkyo TX-NR5100 vs Onkyo TX-NR595
    More Tone Control Channels Front L/R vs Front L/R Channels
    Pure Audio Mode vs
    HDR10+ vs
    Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) vs
    QMS vs
    Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through vs
    VRR vs
    QFT vs
    Video Signal Passthrough up to 8K/60p (RGB/YCbCr4:4:4) vs up to 4K/60p (RGB/YCbCr4:4:4)
    Works with Amazon Alexa vs
    More 8K Inputs 4 vs
    Bigger Power Supply 490 W vs 460 W
    Higher DSD Sampling Rate via USB 2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz vs 2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz
    Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac vs IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Newer Bluetooth Version 4․2 vs 4․1 + LE
    DOWNGRADES Onkyo TX-NR5100 vs Onkyo TX-NR595
    VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) vs Front L/R channels
    Lower DAC Specs 192 kHz/24 Bit vs 384 kHz/32 Bit
    Less HDMI Inputs 4 vs 6
    Less HDMI Outputs 2 (simultaneous) vs 2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)
    Less RCA Line Inputs 3 vs 4
    Phono Input vs
    Zone 2 Outs RCA Pre/Line Out (shared with Zone B) vs HDMI
    Less Speaker Terminals 7 vs 9
    Less Large Speaker Terminals 2 vs 9

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Onkyo TX-NR595 vs TX-NR5100.

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