Onkyo has just announced the release of the CR-N755 Networked CD Hi-Fi Mini receiver, its first to offer access to the Spotify music streaming service, as well as thousands of free internet radio stations and network-based digital music libraries.
Configured to offer immediate access to the most popular online streaming music services - including Spotify, Last.fm, AUPEO!, and vTuner - setup is just a matter of entering the users’ account details.
Owners can also download free, remote apps for iPhone/iPod touch and Android-based devices that allow them to browse all of the above services on their smartphones, streaming their chosen content to the CR-N755 via the home network
As well packing a front-loading CD player and AM/FM tuner, the CR-N755 features a USB port to digitally link an iPhone, iPod, or flash-memory device. Playback and track selection are controlled using the system remote.
Furthermore, with the addition of Onkyo’s optional UBT-1 aptX Bluetooth adapter, users can wirelessly stream CD-quality audio to the CR-N755 from almost any mobile phone or smartphone, tablet, or personal computer.
The mini system is fitted with 96 kHz/24-bit optical and coaxial digital inputs and a 192 kHz/24-bit DAC for high-resolution audio and the unit also features a dedicated subwoofer pre-out for greater low bass performance. Onkyo have confirmed that the CR-N755 features the same type of circuitry that drives Onkyo’s high-end A/V receivers and hi-fi amplifiers.
Internally, the left and right channels on this mini system are symmetrically laid out, with short signal pathways to reduce interference, eliminate errors between channels, and deliver well-separated stereo sound.
For those that want a complete system there's the option of Onkyo's D-055 bookshelf speakers, fitted with high quality N-OMF (Onkyo Micro Fibre) speaker cones. Durable N-OMF combines with an equalizer cap to absorb vibrations.
PRICES AND AVAILABILITY
Onkyo CR-N755 – Network CD Hi-Fi Mini Receiver with Spotify (available in black or silver in September) - £300
Onkyo CS-N755 – Network CD Hi-Fi Mini System with Spotify plus D-055 2-way speakers (available in black or silver in September) - £450