Onkyo takes top AV receiver sales honours for fourth year
Onkyo has kept its title as the UK's top-selling home cinema receiver brand for the fourth year on the trot: its TX-NR609 (above) was the best-seller for the year, and the company took a 34.5% share of the total market.
The TX-NR609, winner of our 2011 Home Cinema Amplifier Product of the Year title, took the top spot ahead of its predecessor, the TX-NR608, which took the same title in our 2010 Awards, and was 2011's second best-seller.
The company also had three more products in the top-sellers list: the TX-SR309, TX-NR509 and the HT-S3405 5.1-channel receiver/speaker package.
According to figures from industry analyst GfK, the overall market for home cinema receivers was down just under 6% year on year, with 99,117 units sold in 2011 against 105,000 in 2010, but Onkyo's brand share by unit sales increased from 30.9% in 2010 to 34.5% in 2011.
That means it sold 34,195 receivers last year, against 32,445 the year before, this 5% sales increase putting it almost 12% ahead of the trend in a downward market.
And Onkyo's UK sales manager, David Mugford, says there's more where that came from: 'With its 2012 models due to be unveiled shortly, Onkyo is determined to maintain its hard won reputation for delivering innovation, performance and value for money.'