Has anyone actually found any detailed information about the upcoming Onkyo TX-SR806?
This is basically the only information I could find.
link for where I found information: http://www.productwiki.com/onkyo-tx-sr806/
The Onkyo TX-SR806 is an upcoming THX Ultra 2 Plus Certified 7.1 channel a/v receiver that supercedes the TX-SR805. It has an expected MSRP of $949 and August 2008 release date. Upgrades over its predecessor include 5 HDMI inputs (up from 3), improved THD to 0.08% (up from 0.05%), and 1080p analog video upscaling . From the early leaked specifications, it appears that the TX-SR806 has dropped the Burr-Brown DAC circuitry. It will maintain it's 130 Watts / channel rated power specification.
* 7.1 channel surround a/v reciever
* THX Ultra 2 Plus Certified
* Power: 130 Watts / channel
* THD: 0.08%
* Push-Pull Amplifier Design with 3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry
* Release Date: August 2008 ???
* MSRP: $949 ???
The use of 4 or 5 HDMI inputs would be nice but if the 806 is going to use cheaper DAC's and is not going to have a stout amplifier like the 805. Then I have to ask myself whey would I wait for the 806 when I can buy a 805? The THD rating is a little cleaner on the 806 but without a stong amp section what is the point? I am going to wait and see as I am saving up for my next receiver and I will have to wait and see if I get a flagship or settle for something in the price range of the 805.
It sure would help to see actual specs for the 806 as it is scheduled to be out by the end of the year.