Onkyo unveils its CEDIA 2016 lineup, including wireless multiroom speaker

Plenty of audio and video gear made its debut at IFA earlier this month, but that doesn’t mean we’re done seeing new products — not by a long shot. CEDIA 2016 kicks off on September 13, and Onkyo has announced the products it will be showing, including the brand new NCP-302 wireless multiroom speaker.

While a lot of multiroom speakers stick to one technology, the NCP-302 offers multiple methods of connecting, including FireConnect, DTS Play-Fi, AirPlay, and Google Cast — all of which work over Wi-Fi — as well as Bluetooth for easy connections with mobile devices. FireConnect is also built into a number of Onkyo receivers, allowing for wireless streaming from traditionally not-so-wireless devices like turntables. Support for streaming services including Spotify, Pandora, and Tidal is built in as well.

The NCP-302 uses dual 3-inch woofers and a 1-inch tweeter, all of which are enclosed in a solid wood cabinet. While the Onkyo Controller app for iOS and Android can be used to control the speaker from the comfort of your phone, the speaker also has built-in controls including play/pause, volume, and input selection. In addition to the wireless connectivity, Ethernet and 3.5mm auxiliary inputs are included as well.

Onkyo will also be showing its new 11.2-channel TX-RZ3100 and 9.2-channel TX-RZ1100 network A/V receivers, which were originally announced in March, as well as the new 11.2-channel PR-RZ5100 network A/V controller. All of these are aimed at the custom installation set, and include features made for hardcore home theater enthusiasts.

The company will also be showing its TX-8160 and T-8140 network stereo receivers, DP-X1 high-resolution digital audio player, and a number of other products including 2-channel amplifiers, integrated amplifiers, and CD players. All of this will be on display at the company’s booth — number 5121 — at CEDIA. We’ll be live at CEDIA with hands-on coverage, so make sure to check Digital Trends for more information.

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