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.