Originally Posted by 6.6diesel
The 606 is only 90w/ch, vs 135w/ch.
The 606 is not THX Certified.
I don't see anywhere that says the 606 has GUI, which is a huge convenience.
That's just what I could spot at a glance. I don't think you can really compare these two receivers.
I'm not going to try and tell anyone these are great speakers, but they are a huge step forward for what we've come to expect from HTIB systems in the past.
Look how they rated the power, 130 W/Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, FTC) . That's not how you measure power in a receiver. It should be 2 channels across the 20hz-20khz frequency spectrum. The rating on the 606 is much more honest.
When you want to sell a HTIB unit and make it seem more powerful, you measure it at the lone 1hz frequency. Those receivers have the same power, trust me.
Look at the specs for the 7100 and 6100 system. Receiver on both has 130w/channel just like the 9100. Then look at the photo gallery. You can clearly see its the Onkyo 606 receiver. I've seen these two systems (6100 and 7100) in person and can verify they use the 606 receiver. Now look in the receiver only section on the Onkyo site and find the Onkyo 606 receiver. All of a sudden its rated at 90watts but measured differently.
Onkyo 7100 system specs, same power as the 9100.http://onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=HT-S...ss=Systems&p=s
So what's the deal? Its the way they measure HTIB systems vs standalone receivers. Different target market, different specs.
Like I said before the HTR-960 is just a rebadged 606 with a THX certification and maybe an extra feature or two.
The 606 definitely has on screen menus. The manual can be downloaded right here.http://184.108.40.206/redirect_servi..._En_A_Rev1.pdf
The 9100 system manual can be downloaded here.http://220.127.116.11/redirect_servi...9100THX_En.pdf
Notice the receiver instructions are the same as the 606 and the on screen menu is exactly the same.