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Onkyo NCP-302 Wireless Network Speaker

Onkyo NCP-302 Wireless Network Speaker

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Really? Another USA only drop? Come on guys! We Europeans would really benefit from this drop. Over here the things are above EUR 200,-
Isn't this speaker on amazon for like 90$?
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hellomotome
Wow, they dropped the price today. I saw that white was $89 after I replied.
Another US only, sign!
Mine just stopped working this week, seems the power pack quit delivering sufficient power or something, worked great/sounded great when it was working.
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Onkyo/Integra has had it's ups and downs over the last twenty odd years. For the most part they've been solid but they had a good 2-3 years in the late 2000's where their HDMI boards failed at an abnormal rate. From what I've read they have rectified this issue but after getting burned on recommends to three friends I am reluctant to mention them anymore. I've had multiple generations of Denon/Marantz and have recommended them to friends, batting a thousand on satisfied customers there.
ElectronicVices
Not really. They've always had reliability issues. http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1652514-onkyo-acknowledges-failed-units-extending-warrranties-until-2018-a.html
They've acknowledged it as well so it's not really anything that needs discussed.
Are these compatible with Amazon Alexa?
Curious if you can pair two speakers together, playing a single source?
winger
You should be able to, i have done this when we have hosted parties at our house, I have not tried 2 of these systems, but I don't see why they would be any different
winger
Looking a bit online I found they are FireConnect compatible, which should provide a Sonos type experience. Also, they seem to be on discount from a number of other online retailers who have a return policy, if it not what you are looking for.
Howdy folks, I just got my NCP-302 yesterday and thought I'd try to give everyone an idea of how it sounds. My first impression is that it sounds "good." It is a decent size speaker in competition with other wireless speakers at the mid-to-high end range (at least, that is my impression). I compare it to offerings like the JBL Extreme or the Marshall Stanmore (among many others).
I don't feel like ANY wireless single-unit speaker is going to live up to audiophile standards. You can't compare it to your Sennheiser HD-650 (or rather the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD-6XX) or your favorite pair of Noble IEMs. It does sound really good, though.
The overall sound quality is pretty impressive when you lower your standards to "$300 Bluetooth speaker." The Wi-Fi input method is noticeably better than Bluetooth. The mids and highs are clean and pleasant. High bass is present and clean, but as you get down into mid and sub bass you notice a drop in power and the types of distortion you expect from a ported speaker enclosure that targets a frequency range that covers "most popular music." Unfortunately this seems to either blank out or distort the bass frequencies in some of my favorite music genres (Drum&Bass, Dubstep, Jungle, for instance).
As a workaround, I have been able to get good response using my phone (LG V10, with its built-in high-end DAC and heaphone amp circuits) headphone jack or through my Soundblaster E5 DAC/amp, an equalizer app, and the AUX input on the speaker.
It is impressively loud in a relatively quiet environment, but I don't have any way of testing in a noisy (like house party?) setting. I get the feeling it would be loud enough to fill one small to mid sized room (think master bedroom or a small living room, but not a large room like a finished half-house basement den or an open-concept living room + kitchen in a large house).
It doesn't have the bass of the JBL Extreme, but it has better overall sound quality (this is based on a fairly old memory of the sound of the Extreme, so I'd suggest trying to get a side-by-side comparison if these two are part of your top picks). I think the Marshall Stanmore is a better choice if you are going to use the AUX or Bluetooth inputs, but the Wi-Fi input method gives a noticeably better sound quality if you are alright with the slightly anemic bass response (take your music selection into consideration here!), it is definitely the best choice in my opinion.
The build quality of this speaker is amazing. It is heavy and solid, and feels like it is made of quality parts. The sturdy enclosure no doubt contributes to the precise sound reproduction. It has the feel of a high quality bookshelf speaker.
The Onkyo Controller app is pretty clunky, though. You need it to set the Wi-Fi SSID and password for any wireless network to which you want to connect the speaker. Using the AUX cable to set the wireless up is a novel idea, but it doesn't offer bi-directional communication, so there is no way for the app to know if setting these values was successful. I ended up having to use my iPod Touch to set up the wireless network because the headphone jack on my phone will randomly trigger the "OK Google" functionality if the cord is jiggled even slightly. Sadly, the app doesn't have any way of knowing it was unable to set the Wi-Fi variables. There are alternate methods to fall back on (ethernet cable or a special Wi-Fi AP to which your phone can connect). Once you get the speaker connected to your wireless network, you never have to deal with that app again (unless you change network or password).
Overall, I'd give it an 8 out of 10, and I'd recommend it to someone looking for a small wireless speaker with the caveat that nothing this small is gonna thump and rock your house. :)
Do these work as rear surround speakers for a Pioneer VSX-1131 Receiver? The receiver supports the Fireconnect wireless speakers standard, but it is not clear if this mode is usable for driver surround speakers.
This does not ship to México, to sad.
belpmx
SAD but we will still make you pay for it
let us in europe order with an decent shipping cost!
WillowTheMovie
THIS!
WillowTheMovie
Yes! We need shipping to Europe!
Does this work with bluetooth as well? It shows "bluetooth" on top of the speaker in one of the pictures, but it's not listed in the features.
the_real_mr_jingles
It does work with bluetooth as well. Found this: "Dual-band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi for Stable wireless connectivity plus Bluetooth technology"
JakeTheSnake2322
OK I thought so, I guess I just missed that part. Thanks!
There is a typo in the listed dimensions. I think "4 3.2 inches" should really be 4.2 inches. It doesn't help that inches and centimeters aren't listed in the same order.
How's the audio on this speaker?
mrbinary
I recently got one on Amazon (for $89 :/ ) and it sounds phenomenal. Would definitely recommend it.
Ship to canada!!!!
87 on groupon, ships in 2 days if you don't want to wait on massdrop. https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-cm-onkyo-ncp-302-wireless-network-speaker
no shipping to Australia......
And it's back again, with no Canada shipping. Great.
Just got this today. Took a little bit to setup (hint - if you have passwords on your WIFI (who doesn't???) you need to conned the AUX cable to your smartphone to complete setup.) Been listening all day now, and I think it sounds great. Simple treble/bass EQ on the Onkyo app for adjustments. I'm on here as I'm probably going to buy another ASAP for upstairs room. Connection has remained with no issues.
Jjslim
EDIT - Now have been using for a week and love it still. Connectivity is much better than other IoT devices I have. Sound is fantastic for this price point. Just bought another one.
This might be a really good deal as it can easily be modified to become voice controlled ala Alexa, etc. Wouldn't it be great to say, "Siri, play my Pandora channel!" An Instructable can be found at "www,instructables.com/id/DIY-Homepod-From-ANY-Speaker" The author uses an Apple iPhone to access Siri, but You could use an old android phone to access Cortana, or other systems. Sure hope this network speaker sounds good.
HollowState
it can be voice controlled with google
slappa
See? Told you it could be really good with voice control! Thanks.
i wonder if this is good or not
Rival
I be wondering the same thing.
Still no shipping to Canada..
How does this compare to sonething like JBL charge 3 or JBL extreme sound quality wise
You know, if there was some sort of indication of what exactly I would be buying, I'd be much more likely to purchase it. Freq response, links to reviews, anything that might describe how the speaker sounds? Because a 2 woofer, 1 tweeter setup might be great but sounds super imbalanced
FredtheFailLord
I read a review that did suggest it is bass heavy. I still might get one though because it looks better than most of the plastic speakers that it competes with.
Seems to be a good price, however online reviews are very mixed. What troubles me is the lack of accurate spec's. The power draw is rated at 10W, yet the output power is rated at a combined 23W (that's impossible). If it was rated in RMS it would be a bit easier to understand. When you look at the back panel the power supply requirement is 15v @ 3.5A, which is a supply power of 52.5W. Confusing at best.
fluap
yeah, requires a 50watt power adapter, only consumes 10... wtf would be nice if someone with a killawatt could test this thing
fuggles
I can, once it arrives.
Can this be used with airplay?
iabeck
That’s what I’m wondering. I’d love to replace my Pioneer A4 XW-SMA4 that looses connectivity like crazy. although I’ll probably replace it with the HomePod.
I can't seem to find any reviews of this online. Does anyone own this that can tell me a little bit about the sound quality.
Aww, no Canada
snailzrus
Yay, no Canada!