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post #61 of 3874 Old 04-11-2011, 05:58 PM
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Newegg's running a combo deal on the TX-NR509 and the Klipsch HD 500, and I just want them so bad... I have a 50" Panasonic Viera plasma and have never owned a receiver or set of speakers.

Can someone tell me, generally, if this is the right move? My price ceiling is right around $600, and I would be using it primarily to stream music and movies from my PC.
Can't really say if it's the right move for you but it sounds like you are overdue to get a receiver and speakers and treat yourself to the HT experience. Hopefully others who are familiar with the Klipsch HD 500 will comment.

Just wanted to make sure you understood that you cannot use the 509 to stream movies from your PC, only music files, plus its other internet connectivity.

I just purchased the 609 two days ago while I was on vacation and am dying to get it set up now that I'm home. I had to order a couple of additional cables, so probably won't get to it for a couple of more days, as I just want to set it up the way I want it instead of redoing it shortly. Kind of excited about finally having an HDMI receiver to run everything through and its networking capabilities.

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April 11th, 2011

OSAKA, JAPAN. Further cementing its position as a maker of world-class home theater equipment, Onkyo announces the release of the TX-NR709 network A/V receiver. Designed to drive home entertainment in mid-sized living rooms, this THX® Select2 Plus certified receiver incorporates a wide range of advanced processing and connectivity features.....

Wow!! at $899 I am glad I didn't wait for the TX-NR709. I love the TX-NR609 and don't think I will miss the features coming with the 709.
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Wow!! at $899 I am glad I didn't wait for the TX-NR709. I love the TX-NR609 and don't think I will miss the features coming with the 709.

i agree with you IF it stays at msrp ....... but the Yamaha RX-V867 has the same msrp hopefully we will see similar discounts with the onkyo's

609 is a amazing though wish i could have got that one
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I am keen on importing the 609 into Australia which runs 230V. Can I please ask owners of the 609 to check if the receiver has multi-voltage inputs (110-230V) or is it only 110V input? Thanks in advance!
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I am keen on importing the 609 into Australia which runs 230V. Can I please ask owners of the 609 to check if the receiver has multi-voltage inputs (110-230V) or is it only 110V input? Thanks in advance!

I'm not an owner (though the 609 is on my potential short-list), but looking at the specs and rear-panel photos from the US Onkyo site sure indicates that it is intended for 120 VAC 60 Hz operation only:

http://www.us.onkyo.com/model.cfm?m=...s=Receiver&p=s

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Can anyone confirm that the **Powered** Zone 2 works with upnp/dlna input as well as the usb source?
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Can anyone confirm that the **Powered** Zone 2 works with upnp/dlna input as well as the usb source?

Yes, it does -just remember to turn on zone two output in setup first
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Just picked-up a 509 yesterday. So far so good.Excellent i-pod interface and sound. Easy setup,and fine tune.Seems to have plenty of power for me. An onkyo that runs cool and does`nt click, what is this world coming to!! I also have a 707 so I know about heat and clicks. To me the 509 has a better osd than the 707, the only things I miss are no power on volume and intelli-voulme. If anyone is thinking about the new onkyos, and live by an abcwarehouse,they will deal.I got mine for less from abc than anywhere on the internet,even after tax.
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The only difference in the 609 & the 709 (besides the power output) is the 709 has a turn table (phono) connection as the 609 doesn't.

If i wish to return to the 70's I can go to the basement and crank up the HK,Turntable,bose 901's and ROCK ON!! The HK Receiver I have has a volume Knob marked at 11
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The only difference in the 609 & the 709 (besides the power output) is the 709 has a turn table (phono) connection as the 609 doesn't.

If i wish to return to the 70's I can go to the basement and crank up the HK,Turntable,bose 901's and ROCK ON!! The HK Receiver I have has a volume Knob marked at 11

Isn't the Audyssey setup different?

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Newegg's running a combo deal on the TX-NR509 and the Klipsch HD 500, and I just want them so bad... I have a 50" Panasonic Viera plasma and have never owned a receiver or set of speakers.

Can someone tell me, generally, if this is the right move? My price ceiling is right around $600, and I would be using it primarily to stream music and movies from my PC.

Wow, that's a really good price. I had the HD 500 speakers but I paid $550 for them. Used them up until a month ago and was quite pleased with them. Kinda hard to beat that price. I have a 50" Panasonic Viera Plasma TV. My setup then was the Panny TV, Onkyo TX-SR607 and Klipsch HD 500 speakers. It was a very nice setup. Good luck!
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Isn't the Audyssey setup different?

yes specs say multi eq
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The only difference in the 609 & the 709 (besides the power output) is the 709 has a turn table (phono) connection as the 609 doesn't.

If i wish to return to the 70's I can go to the basement and crank up the HK,Turntable,bose 901's and ROCK ON!! The HK Receiver I have has a volume Knob marked at 11

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Isn't the Audyssey setup different?

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yes specs say multi eq

Hmmmmm looks like westdc needs to do some more research

Audyssey is for sure different (2EQ vs Multi EQ XT), there is also 2 more HDMI inputs, 1 more COAX, 4 / 1 IN/Out S video on 709 vs none on 609, Pre outs on the 709 vs none on the 609, Ect ECT ECT.
Here is a basic break down from amazon:
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Number of Channels 7.2
Power 110W/Ch
(8Ω, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.08% THD)
Network Capable Yes
THX Certification Select2 Plus™
Audyssey Room EQ MultEQ®XT
HDMI I/O 7+1 in / 2 out
Overlay On-Screen Display Advanced via HDMI
Made for iPod®/iPhone®
(Direct USB input)
Yes
(Supports album art)
Zone 2 Powered Zone 2 / Line out
Component Video I/O 2 in / 1 out (HDTV capable)
Composite Video I/O 5 in (1 front) / 2 out
Digital Audio Input 2 Optical / 3 Coaxial
Analog Audio I/O 6 (with phono in) / 1 out
Subwoofer Pre-out 2
Color-coded Speaker Terminals Yes
AM/FM Presets 40
RIHD (CEC via HDMI) Yes
Onkyo Exclusive Gaming Modes 4
Advanced Music Optomizer Yes
PC Input Yes
Phono Input Yes
RS-232 & IR In Yes

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Number of Channels 7.2
Power 100W/Ch
(8Ω, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.7% THD)
Network Capable Yes
THX Certification Select2Plus®
Audyssey Room EQ 2EQ®
HDMI I/O 5+1 in / 1 out
Overlay On-Screen Display Advanced via HDMI
Made for iPod®/iPhone®
(Direct USB input)
Yes
( Supports album art)
Zone 2 Powered Zone 2
Component Video I/O 2 in / 1 out (HDTV capable)
Composite Video I/O 5 in (1 front) / 2 out
Digital Audio Input 2 Optical / 2 Coaxial
Analog Audio I/O 6 in (1 front) / 1 out
Subwoofer Pre-out Yes
Color-coded Speaker Terminals Yes
AM/FM Presets 40
RIHD (CEC via HDMI) Yes
Onkyo Exclusive Gaming Modes 4
Advanced Music Optomizer Yes

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Hey guys. Brand new member who could use some advice. I think I found a great deal. I like the 509 it is in my price range and the network capabilities so I was excited when I saw this, but I have never heard of Jamo speakers before. Does anyone have a bead on them? ... So here it is. Onkyo TX-NR509 and 5 piece home theater system (s 426 hc3) for $420 through Tigerdirect.

what do you think?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...3&sku=O22-3110
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Cal,

That is a good starter system, but remember you will not get a sub with it. I was looking at the same thing except with the 608, until I decided to go with the RC270, Monitor 70s, OWM3s, and the CS2. There is a Jamo thread in the Speaker forum and for the msot part people are happy with the 426 setup, exepcially if all you ahve had were HTiB or nothing.
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Can someone please help choose between the tx-nr609 and the ht-rc360. thx vs no thx ? thanks,
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Hey guys. Brand new member who could use some advice. I think I found a great deal. I like the 509 it is in my price range and the network capabilities so I was excited when I saw this, but I have never heard of Jamo speakers before. Does anyone have a bead on them? ... So here it is. Onkyo TX-NR509 and 5 piece home theater system (s 426 hc3) for $420 through Tigerdirect.

what do you think?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...3&sku=O22-3110

Apparently Newegg has a special with the 509 paired up with the Klipsch HD 500 speaker system that has a nice 8" 100 watt powered sub. I had those speakers... $600 for the set... hard to beat that!
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Yeah I saw that deal as well. I am thinking the floor speakers might be better for my listening tastes though. I am like 70% music 25% gaming and 5% movies so I think the floor speakers might do better for music. What do you think about the Klipsch speakers in that set for music?
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They sounded very good. Alot depends on what you need from your speakers. If you want to fill a large room and rattle the walls they won't do that. If you are listening in a small to medium room at normal to loud levels they'll do quite good. My setup was in a 10x12 room with 8' ceilings. They played loud enough (while still being clean and accurate) to be uncomfortable (and I have been to upwards of 100+ rock concerts!).

Keep in mind this set sold for $599 until just a month or two ago...
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Yeah I saw that deal as well. I am thinking the floor speakers might be better for my listening tastes though. I am like 70% music 25% gaming and 5% movies so I think the floor speakers might do better for music. What do you think about the Klipsch speakers in that set for music?

You can add a sub to the Jamo setup for $180 and it would blow the Klipsch satellite system out of the water. Would you rather have towers/bookshelf or satellites with 2.5" drivers?

The Bic F12 is only $183 and I'm sure it is better than the Klipsch 8" sub.

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I am keen on importing the 609 into Australia which runs 230V. Can I please ask owners of the 609 to check if the receiver has multi-voltage inputs (110-230V) or is it only 110V input? Thanks in advance!

I have taken 2 HTIBs to India both of which are not 240v. I bought a step down apparatus which costed me about $12US to make this setup work. It has been working great for more than 3 years now and never had any issues. Not sure what the step down will cost in Australia but it is worth looking into it.
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Can someone please help choose between the tx-nr609 and the ht-rc360. thx vs no thx ? thanks,

I would really like to know this as well!!! All I see is a fewer input buttons on the rc360, and no THX cert. Everything else is the same, I guess???

I think I am going with the 609, because it is only $50 more then the rc360, and it says THX.

Newegg is the cheapest I have found on the net, and free shipping.
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Anyone in south florida interested in a 609, run, don't walk to Brandsmart USA. UNDER 400 samolians!

Got one yesterday. Seriously!

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I ordered my 509 and it should be here on Tues. I'm new to home audio so this is my first system to put together. I just bought some used Bic Venturi DV84's here locally for $150, as well as a Def Tec center channel. I already have some bookshelf speakers for surround, so all that I will have left to buy is a sub. I'm pretty sure I'll be going with the Bic v1220 there.
I can't wait for this receiver to arrive to see what this is going to sound like. The coolest part is going to be the networking capabilities and the ability to stream music from my laptop. Having 5.1 is going to be new to me as well, so overall, I think my mind is about to be blown.
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What are the primary differences between the 608 and 609?
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What are the primary differences between the 608 and 609?

Internet radio, and better video processing.
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What are the primary differences between the 608 and 609?

The 609 (and all of the "09" series from at least 509-709) now have .08% THD spec'd at only half power, compared to previous models spec'd at full power. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1328866

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The 609 (and all of the "09" series from at least 509-709) now have .08% THD spec'd at only half power, compared to previous models spec'd at full power. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1328866

Same thing happening with the HT-RC360 and HT-RC370.

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What are the primary differences between the 608 and 609?

front display speaker/signal indicators.
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