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Onkyo HT-RC180 Receiver

100% Positive Reviews


Pros: design, features, ease of use

Cons: gets hot

This is my first AVR, used to have component audio back in the 70s, so this was/is all new to me & after reading forums & reviews, had narrowed my search to this model or a Yamaha & picked this one as it has phono outs & I still have a record collection from way back. This receiver has lived up to my expectations & more. Works flawlessly & is on most days a good 18 hours!! Either music or movies, it drives them all with nary a complaint. Only thing I've noticed is it does put out the heat so it has plenty of room to breathe as I've read many time over how an avr failed due to a melted board etc. I wouldn't have been able to afford this full price but was able to purchase it refurbed at A4L & was a great buy imho. Has more connections than I'll ever use, but nice to know they're there!! Is also great for streaming content from my htpc using dlna.

Update: HDMI board failure Aug '13, Onkyo did a one time out of warranty repair, shipped the unit to Calif at my cost ($37) & had unit back in just under 3 wks, working fine still. Have upgraded all my speakers from the Monitor line to RTi's & they sound beautiful!! Am planning to upgrade to an 818 eventually though just for a bump in wpc. Keep this one as a spare.tongue.gif
Onkyo HT-RC180 Receiver

The THXSelect2 Plus Certified HT-RC180 combines the latest home-theater functionality with home-network capability to create a compelling mid-range centerpiece. A rear-side Ethernet port enables the HT-RC180 either to receive and output audio tracks playing on your PC, or to bypass your PC and directly stream internet radio stations such as Rhapsody and Pandora. The HT-RC180 provides five HDMI1.3a inputs to handle a range of high-definition video and audio sources. HDMI compatibility also enables the receiver to upscale any video input to 1080p via Faroudja DCDi Cinema. This 110 W-rated receiver also features Audyssey DSXand DolbyPro LogicIIz, two new surround-sound formats that expand the spatial dimensionality of games and movies. On top of all this, you also have Audyssey room-correction and equalization technologies working to create a well-balanced soundstage, no matter the volume level or the shape of your room. Among the other highlights of the HT-RC180 are a customizable remote controller and a proprietary Universal Port that enables single-cable connection of peripheral audio devices.

Feature110 Watts per Channel at 8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 Channels Driven, FTC THX Select2 Plus Certified with THX Loudness Plus HDMI Video Upscaling to 1080p with Faroudja DCDi Cinema Audio and 1080p Video Processing via HDMI (5 Inputs and 1 Output) Powered Zone 2 and Zone 3 for Playback of Separate Sources in Other Rooms
Item Height7.81 inches
Item Length17.12 inches
Item Width17.13 inches
Package Height13 inches
Package Length22.5 inches
Package Weight47 pounds
Package Width21.7 inches
ProductGroupReceiver or Amplifier
TitleOnkyo HT-RC180 7.2-Channel A/V Surround Home Network Receiver (Black)
UPCList - UPCListElement751398009181
Item Weight39.7 pounds
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementHTRC180
Warranty2 years parts and labor
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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