This is a great sounding unit. There is only one problem. You can expect it to fail after 6 - 12 months. There is a serious design / manufacturing problem as reported by hundreds of customers on AVSForum dot com. When this problem strikes the unit starts cycling through its various audio modes and the front panel switches become frozen. In this state it is completely unusable and needs returning to Onkyo. Unfortunately, Onkyo are not yet accepting there is a serious problem and there are a lot of complaints about them not promptly replacing the unit with a new model or retrofitting a properly engineered upgrade. I am calling on "What HiFi" to raise these issues at the highest level. In particular, Onkyo have some serious questions to answer
1. Which models are affected? Clearly, HT-RC270 TX-NR708, TXNR-808. What other models?
2. What is the real cause of the problem?
3. What has been done to fix the problem? Is a fix available? Will Onkyo swop for a new / upgraded model?
4. How can customers get the fix applied to their units within a reasonable time ( 7 days ) and zero cost?
5. How can new customers be sure that the unit they are buying has the fix applied?
I bought this amp a couple of months ago from Nottingham Hifi (£800) and I have to say it sounds absolutely amazing, lots of depth and lots of detail. It's running B&W 683, 602S3 (rear) and HM centre channel.
My one issue with amp is it is going back as it has developed a fault that causes the amp to freeze or randomly flick between audio playback modes. It's really annoying and not what you expect from Onkyo especially at this price point.
Hi they are amazing for the money. Mine did the same thing. They told me it was corrosion on the inside front panel.
I'm thinking of up grading from my SR-607 to NR-808. The reason for the Upgrade is so that I can Bi-Amp the front speakers. Currently I am running Front High speakers so Bi-amp is out of the question for my current situation, also I am running twin Subs. I've downloaded the Manual for the 808 and it says when Bi-amping the front speakers, the 808 will drive up to 5.1.
Can any current owner confirm that that I can still do 5.2 plus front high?
180 W/Channel at 6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1 Channel Driven, IEC according to the Onkyo website.
Do they still run as hot as the Onkyos of yesteryear?
I have just taken ownership off mine and i love the way it looks but then i have allways like the looks of the onkyos. The sound quality is very good.
No i had a Tx Nr606 and this one runs no where near as hot in fact i have it in a room about 3m x 3m and with the door shut its fine the other one was like being in a hot house.
On the asian site power is 135 W/Channel at 8 Ohms 2 channels Driven with a total distortion of .08 %.
Channels/power(w) 7x95 (this info is not correct)
is it 7 x 180w RMS ?
Is that RMS then ?
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