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Onkyo TX - NR609 7.2 Channel Network THX Certified A/V Receiver Reviews

Lucis

Good 4K upscaling A/V receiver for the money

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Pros: BiAmp support, THX Select2 Plus, Audyssey DSX auto-setup. 100W, Direct/Pure mode, Burr-Brown DACs, 4K upscaling

Cons: Can't feed surround-back/front-high when BiAmp, No digital optical/coax OUT, No component video upconversion, No Google or Amazon streaming

This is a full featured A/V receiver that does everything an entry-level++ system could want. Like all Onkyo systems I've ever owned, it runs relatively cool (for the equivalent output power) and in BiAmp mode, you can't fault the bass power. I love the Onkyo Android remote application for easy control of the less-often used features. We are a single-TV household, so this receiver has to be easy for the kids. A simple setup on my DirecTV remote and everything just works. The large number of HDMI inputs (5 in back, AUX one in front), plus a VGA input and 2 digital audio inputs in BOTH coax and optical means I'm set for whatever I connect. I have had NO problem sourcing all these to a...
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SPDICKEY

Ahead of its time receiver still provides quality sound over the years.

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Pros: Great sound quality, integrated internet audio services, excellent build quality, ROHD commands over HDMI to compatable devices

Cons: Not as small as some receivers. Airplay would be nice if I had a Mac.

Onkyo has a formidable track record in the field of home cinema amplifiers, and the TX-NR609 got off to a flying start when I got it back in 2011. Back then, it was a mid level in price but high quality in features that roped me in. Even after upgrading my home theater system with more HDMI devices, a Panasonic Viera plasma TV and TiVo Premier 4 DVR my opinion hasn’t changed. This is still one heck of an amp for the money – a real show-stopper. Fed the DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the Onkyo serves up surround sound of the highest order. The ‘609 has a strong-armed, speaker-thrashing side which is all too ready to come out when a movie demands...
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breuchaud

Great features on an overall good receiver

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Pros: 7.2 capability, 2 zone system, good apps, hdmi passthrough, honor their warranty passed 2 years

Cons: It runs hot, hdmi passthrough doesn't always change automatically, amplifier blew 2 years and 2 months after purchase

I have had a TX-NR 609 for 2 years and 2 months. The warranty on the product is 2 years, and luckily for me, they extended the warranty to fix the fact that I currently get no sound. The initial assessment is that the amplifier is blown. It is not sure why this is, but it could be because it runs hot and I have it in a cabinet. Regardless of this, I did enjoy the receiver before it stopped working, and assuming mine gets fixed up, I would assume that mine was somehow defective and not representative of all of them. With that said, I was happy with the receiver when it worked. I had a 6.1 setup and it worked great. I also had zone 2 speakers outside and I controlled the receiver...
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w4atl

Nice features but buggy

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Pros: Flexibility - lots of features

Cons: Buggy firmware - often requiring a reset

This receiver had most all of the features I was looking for in a home theater receiver. 7.1, HDMI support from multiple sources, nice sound when listening to music, ability to hook up an iPod to the USB port and ability to add HD radio through the Port input. Unfortunately, the receiver has a lot of bugs that have not been addressed with firmware updates. Network streaming works well once you get logged in and I like the display on the TV. Sound setup is easy. Here are my issues and hints: When using the optional HD Radio through the Port input, the HD Radio requires constant resetting by flipping the switch on the front of the optional HD Radio back and forth. Sometimes you need to...
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corekneelius

Great Value

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Pros: Packed with features, THX Certified, Versatile, Network Functions/Apps, Android/iOS Apps, Audyssey, Customization

Cons: Its hard to find anything wrong with this receiver at this price point, in my opinion I definitely got more than I paid for.

For the price, I could not be happier with my purchase. Design: Pretty much standard design, nothing fancy, standard run of the mill appearance for an AVR. Volume knob lights up when display is set to bright, I have this feature turned off. Features: Loaded with features, see product description. I only wish it came with a SoundCloud app. Performance In my setup, in my living room, this receiver is great, until approaching within -10db of "reference level". In my opinion, at louder volumes, the sound lacks headroom and warmth. Quality: I have zero complaints about the quality of this product. Value: One of the best, if not the best available AVR at this price point. Overall: I am...
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