Engineered for Hi-Res Audio
Hi-Res Audio contains more information and therefore more of the recording’s atmosphere, allowing you to hear and feel things you miss with other formats. The NS-6170 is built from the ground up to preserve the fidelity of DSD 11.2 MHz and 192/24 Hi-Res Audio formats so you get a complete sonic picture.
Wideband DIDRC Filter
DIDRC (Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry) Filter replaces standard DAC output filters. Hi-Res Audio covers a much wider frequency band than CDs, and conventional filters can’t erase noise that falls outside that spectrum. This interference alters the harmonic character of audible sound. Wideband DIDRC Filter erases ultra-high frequency distortion for unparalleled fidelity.
Connect and Play HDD Audio via USB
Connect mass-storage-class HDDs via front or rear USB inputs and put your entire digital music collection at your fingertips. Use the new Onkyo Controller app to browse, select, and play albums from HDD quickly and easily. Note: HDD must be formatted to FAT32.
Chromecast built-in* for Mobiles and PCs
Chromecast built-in lets you cast audio from your mobile or laptop to the NS-6170. Control playback via familiar apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android™ devices as well as Mac, Windows®, and Chromebook™ computers.
* Enabled with a firmware update.
Stream Audio with AirPlay
Send app-based audio from Apple laptops, PCs, and iOS mobile devices to the Network Audio Player over AirPlay in moments.
Selectable Dual-band Wi-Fi®
Connected homes mean more network traffic. Dual-band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi lets you select an uncongested channel for smooth and stable wireless streaming.
Any Music You Want, When You Want It
TIDAL, Deezer, and TuneIn streaming and internet radio services are conveniently accessible using the Onkyo Controller app or remote controller. This Network Audio Player also supports direct streaming from the Spotify Connect application.
Separate Power Supply Paths for Stereo Precision
The NS-6170 features a twin monaural layout for L/R channels with separate power supply paths, upgraded transformer, and extra-large audio capacitors for left and right DACs. This dual design enhances power stability and precision for extremely accurate stereo playback, adding authenticity and emotion to the musical experience.
Dual-Differential DAC Configuration
Flagship AK4490 768 kHz/32-bit DACs for L/R channels decode the positive and negative halves of the signal waveform separately. As well as improving voltage stability and dropping the noise floor, dual- differential DAC configuration increases bandwidth and pulls every detail from Hi-Res Audio.
Intuitive Control with Onkyo Controller app
Control playback from anywhere within Wi-Fi range, select and stream music from onboard services, and explore music on connected HDDs with a new, user-focused remote control application for iOS (Requires iOS 8.4 or later) and Android (Requires Android 4.0.3 or later).
FlareConnect™ Wireless Multi-room Audio
FlareConnect* shares audio from network and external audio input sources between compatible components. Enjoy effortless multi-room playback of LP records, CDs, network music services, and more with supported components and speaker systems. Music selection, speaker grouping, and playback management across the home are built into the
For more specifications, see the datasheet in the downloads tab.
- AC Inlet Cable
- Instruction manual
- Remote controller
- AAA (R03) batteries x2
- Indoor DAB/FM antenna
Use Spotify (with Facebook login) with your Onkyo system
To use Spotify with any of these devices you need to login with your Spotify username and password.
If you registered to Spotify using your Facebook login, you will need to retrieve a Spotify device username/password - you cannot use your Facebook login details on your Onkyo receiver.
You can retrieve your Spotify username / create your device password here
Once you have your Spotify username and your new password, please login to Spotify on your audio system with your new details. Note that you need a Premium subscription to use any of these devices with Spotify.
Problems after firmware update
In case you encounter problems after a firmware update of your AV receiver, e.g.
- AV receiver hangs/freezes
- blue screen displayed instead of video signal
- no/limited access to networking features (incl Onkyo Remote App)
- other features that are no longer functional
then please reset your A/V receiver to factory defaults and repeat the firmware update again.
To reset the AV receiver to its factory defaults, turn it on and, while holding down VCR/DVR, press ON/STANDBY. “Clear” will appear on the display and the AV receiver will enter standby mode.
Note that resetting the AV receiver will delete your radio presets and custom settings (incl network configuration).
If the problem persists, please contact the Onkyo Customercare.