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Onkyo AV reciever selection help please.

Hey all

Ive been trying to but the Onkyo TX NR609 for the last few days now but everywhere has sold out apart from ex display models so Im on the look out for an alternative and was after your expert opinions please.

Im looking at the TX NR515 £439

                            TX NR709 £549

                            TX NR616 £599

 

I have the budget for any of the 3 above but I dont want to spend out on the 616 if the 709 is pretty much the same so I was hoping you could help me on that.

I havent seen any reviews for the 616, is it a new release ?

Thanks a lot 

Joe

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RE: Onkyo AV reciever selection help please.

We've tested the TX-NR515, which got the full five stars (although it's not a huge advance on last year's TX-NR609), and hope to get the TX-NR616 for review shortly. Both are brand-new models, as you can read here. The TX-NR709 is last year's model, but still excellent, especially at that price.

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I had the 709 for some time and I would say it is the best for the price. I guess you can run a feature comparision on the Onkyo website and see if there are any features that are there in the new series that you really want. Otherwise, 709 with 7.1 pre outs is pretty much the best in the lot (also, I guess it has better Audyssey- please check it out)

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Which speakers have you got?

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RE: Onkyo AV reciever selection help please.

Thanks a lot guys.Ive got the Tannoy hts 101's Big boss, I meant to put that sorry.

 

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RE: Onkyo AV reciever selection help please.

Would any of the 3 amps listed be ok for those speakers or are they a bit over the top ? 

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RE: Onkyo AV reciever selection help please.

This is really interesting to me aswell as I am thinking of upgrading my Sony to one of these Amps and I have the same speakers, any advice fellow forumers?  :?

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RE: Onkyo AV reciever selection help please.

Ive ordered the Onkyo TX-NR616 and I just hope that I havn't dropped a testicle as I like getting equipment based on all the reviews.There doesn't seem to be any for this amp yet though.

Although as Andy says above they hope to review it soon.

Shame Im having it delivered tomorrow  Surprised

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joeteds wrote:

Ive ordered the Onkyo TX-NR616 and I just hope that I havn't dropped a testicle as I like getting equipment based on all the reviews.There doesn't seem to be any for this amp yet though.

Although as Andy says above they hope to review it soon.

Shame Im having it delivered tomorrow  Surprised

 

Hi Joe,

Took the dive huh? Smile Let us know what you think of it once you had a chance to run it in. Ta

Andy

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RE: Onkyo AV reciever selection help please.

i too am tempted with the 616, but after reading about the HDMI issues this has put me off a little.

it appears that the firmware updates from Onkyo are not fixing the issue for people either.

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My personal opinion on Onkyos is they are bright, much more than I would personally ever want. Not in a detailed way but harsh and unforgiving. I owned a 605 for a while, then an 875 and a TXNR3008. All of which I thought were decent until I heard something from Arcam / Marantz and Yamaha.

Currently using an SR7002 I picked up for next to nothing and it is one of the nicest receivers I have ever owned!

Personally I find Yamahas far too laid back.

Have a look at a Denon / Marantz or Arcam avr. I find they work well with most speakers tonally do not bring out too much in any area.

Second hand in particular there are some crazy prices on some excellent receivers!

The 515 at £400 is a lot of money considering it is just a 509, not sure what to think of the reviews on my own listening it is very much a level down from the older 609.

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