TechDigest: Onkyo have just revealed the CR-N755 Mini Hi-Fi receiver, which niftily offers networked music streaming, including Spotify playback, among its list of features.
Once configured alongside a user’s home network, the CR-N755 can access Spotify playlists, Last.fm, AUPEO!, and vTuner as well as MP3s, FLAC and other lossless audio files through DLNA support.
Users can download an Onkyo iPhone or Android app to control the multiple online audio sources, or grab the UBT-1 Bluetooth/aptX adapter (£50) for streaming MP3 files from practically any mobile device.
The receiver connects to a home network over LAN cable by default, but a Wi-Fi adapter is also available for an additional £50.
The CR-N755 also kitted out with 96 kHz/24-bit optical and coaxial digital inputs and a 192 kHz/24-bit DAC for high-resolution audio, perfect for hooking up a laptop or TV, as well as WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology), the Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry and VLSC noise-mitigation technology for the best possible audio playback quality.
Elsewhere, the receiver can also play back CDs, tracks stored on USB thumbsticks and FM, AM and online radio stations.
Onkyo also offer optional D-055 2-way speakers to go with the Hi-Fi. They’re fitted with high quality N-OMF (Onkyo Micro Fibre) speaker cones, with moulded layers of aramid and lightweight non-woven cotton to provide “the perfect balance of stiffness and sensitivity required for fast and accurate response.”
You can grab the CR-N755 in either silver or black for £300 from September, or cough up an extra £150 to have the D-055 2-way speaker pair thrown in too.