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Official Onkyo TX-SR707 Thread [No Price Talk]

post #1 of 3599
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As the Onkyo website has just started to "hint" about the Onkyo TX-SR707.
And a website over in Switzerland has a listing and price for the TX-SR707.
I thought it time to start up the "Official" TX-SR707 thread.
post #2 of 3599
Actually the time to start a new thread is when you actually have the component in your hands and can take pics and report...
post #3 of 3599
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Actually the time to start a new thread is when you actually have the component in your hands and can take pics and report...

This may be more of an Official 'Speculation' Thread, but if Tacoboy gets his greasy hands on one, he can start an Owner's Thread

That said, the owner's threads I've browsed of late are lacking in both pictures and owner's so I've developed a similar instinct.

mmm tacos...

Anyway I'm wondering if this will be just like the TX-SR606 -> TX-SR607 upgrade: Dolby Pro Logic IIz , slightly better Audyssey processing, front HDMI, minor cosmetic changes. Anything I'm missing from that update that might be telling?

And, in my case, is going with the 707 over the 607 worth it just for Audyssey Multi EQ? Current street price for the 607 at $400 seems like a solid value - I don't know if the 707 will see similar savings on the street since it is less 'mainstream.'
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Originally Posted by highonHD View Post

Anyway I'm wondering if this will be just like the TX-SR606 -> TX-SR607 upgrade: Dolby Pro Logic IIz , slightly better Audyssey processing, front HDMI, minor cosmetic changes. Anything I'm missing from that update that might be telling?

And, in my case, is going with the 707 over the 607 worth it just for Audyssey Multi EQ? Current street price for the 607 at $400 seems like a solid value - I don't know if the 707 will see similar savings on the street since it is less 'mainstream.'

One disconcerting thing as a 606 owner reviewing the specs on the 607 is it's about 3 pounds lighter. Not a great indicator, but not a confirmed downside either. I keep wondering if the trend will continue into the 70Xs and 80Xs.

With the 70X series over the 60X, the really big difference to most folks isn't the Audyssey, it's the preouts. If you ever want to run separate channel amps off the Onk, the 70X series is the first AVR to incorporate preouts in the Onkyo hierarchy.
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Originally Posted by nlsteele View Post

With the 70X series over the 60X, the really big difference to most folks isn't the Audyssey, it's the preouts. If you ever want to run separate channel amps off the Onk, the 70X series is the first AVR to incorporate preouts in the Onkyo hierarchy.

...and a phono preamp!
post #6 of 3599
as a 705 owner, I would consider this device if the analog upconverting was decent. The Wii looks blurry to me when I connect it to my 705 and send it as 480p over hdmi. If this 707 can clean that image up a bit and send it over with 1080i or p, I would be a happy camper
post #7 of 3599
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Originally Posted by highonHD View Post

Anyway I'm wondering if this will be just like the TX-SR606 -> TX-SR607 upgrade: Dolby Pro Logic IIz , slightly better Audyssey processing, front HDMI, minor cosmetic changes. Anything I'm missing from that update that might be telling?

According to the compare chart ...

Dynamic Volume
Front Panel MP3 jack
Universal Port (back Option connector)

Not sure why "On Screen Programming" isn't checked for the 706 because if you look at the manual, it obviously has it.

Lots of pros for the 706 over the 607 ... I like the extra power. Too bad I don't have time to wait for the 707.
post #8 of 3599
B&H Photo and Video (one of my favorite online retailers) in New York, New York is accepting orders.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ER_BLACK_.html

If I'm not mistaken, OnkyoUSA is in New Jersey.
post #9 of 3599
I know that the 706 had some kind of THX support that the 606 did not have. I would imagine that this would be the same with the x7's. Would the THX make that much of a difference and worth the extra cash? This receiver will be the last receiver I buy for some time...
post #10 of 3599
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Originally Posted by Crash Davis View Post

I know that the 706 had some kind of THX support that the 606 did not have. I would imagine that this would be the same with the x7's. Would the THX make that much of a difference and worth the extra cash? This receiver will be the last receiver I buy for some time...

THX Select is just one feature the 706 has over the 606/607. I personally think features like extra power, multi-channel pre-amp out, RS-323 control, IR in, Zone2 trigger are more important.

I know what THX is, but I've never had a receiver that has it. Its more of a certification than anything else.

It sounds like you are shopping like I am. It's just speculation, but the 707 should be a 706, with the additional features that the 607 got (listed a few posts up).
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The 707 is up on Amazon for preorder, to be released July 30.
post #13 of 3599
Amazon Link, it also has some specs, though I dont know if they're accurate...

7.2 Surround Sound
HDMI: 1.3a, 5/1 + 1 front
100W/channel
Audyessy DSX, MultEQ
Burr-Brown audio DACs

Doesn't look too bad, I'm now debating between the 607 and 707.
post #14 of 3599
I got hold of the specification: http://drop.io/txsr707
Please notice, that this is for the EU model...
post #15 of 3599
Is it just me, or is the only new stuff in the 707 the increased number of HDMI ports?
post #16 of 3599
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Originally Posted by pdj1974 View Post

Is it just me, or is the only new stuff in the 707 the increased number of HDMI ports?

also has 7.2 pre out's for external amps
Dolby trueHD Pro logic IIz
audyssey dynamic volume
audyssey DSX
RDS
Video Upconversion
post #17 of 3599
also the 707 uses BURR BROWN DACs, the 706 doesnt.
post #18 of 3599
So the 706 is back down to $599 on Amazon and I'm ready to bite. Is it worth waiting for the 707? I already had a refurb 706 and loved the sound, but it had some issues so it went back and I've been waiting for a new unit to get down to $600 to buy.
post #19 of 3599
Should have it here shortly and am looking forward to doing a review.
post #20 of 3599
I find the 706 to be excellent best value receiver on the market with very easy setup MENU I shall be buying the 707 when released in the UK
post #21 of 3599
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Originally Posted by Tybee View Post

So the 706 is back down to $599 on Amazon and I'm ready to bite. Is it worth waiting for the 707? I already had a refurb 706 and loved the sound, but it had some issues so it went back and I've been waiting for a new unit to get down to $600 to buy.

wait for the 707 mate, a better choice,

Cant wait for your review joe, im looking foward to upgrading from my SR606 to the SR707 but im going to wait for the price to drop, where did u order it from and how much was it?
post #22 of 3599
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Should have it here shortly and am looking forward to doing a review.

i will wait

i had a look at your homecinema, which is very nice - and saw that you have installed 2 high-front speakers for dolby IIz.
the onkyo 707 has DSX also and maybe you could write something about the two new systems.
post #23 of 3599
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Originally Posted by taubenspikes View Post

i will wait

i had a look at your homecinema, which is very nice - and saw that you have installed 2 high-front speakers for dolby IIz.
the onkyo 707 has DSX also and maybe you could write something about the two new systems.

I have already reviewd PLIIz and just need to get some more time in with DSX so I can do the same. I actually have the RC160 here now and will do a small take on it.
post #24 of 3599
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Originally Posted by lamonsasa View Post

wait for the 707 mate, a better choice,

Cant wait for your review joe, im looking foward to upgrading from my SR606 to the SR707 but im going to wait for the price to drop, where did u order it from and how much was it?

I didn't order it from an online seller. It is on loan but is the exact production model which is hitting shortly...
post #25 of 3599
Here is a link from shoponkyo showing the 807.

http://shoponkyo.com/detail.cfm?prod...il=1&ext_war=0

The new Onkyos look very promising especially the ability to stream music from your computer with the 807. I will look forward to the specs. on the 887.

Bill
post #26 of 3599
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Actually the time to start a new thread is when you actually have the component in your hands and can take pics and report...

Sounds good in theory but there are many "Offical" threads started such as the 886 and 885 threads as well as many others here letting people know these products will be available. These threads were started before the units were available but I found them to be very informative. I think the worst one is "The Official Sherwood Newcastle R-972.... thread started back in 10/08.

Bill
post #27 of 3599
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Sounds good in theory but there are many "Offical" threads started such as the 886 and 885 threads as well as many others here letting people know these products will be available. These threads were started before the units were available but I found them to be very informative. I think the worst one is "The Official Sherwood Newcastle R-972.... thread started back in 10/08.

Bill

Well then we should call them the "official" anticipation threads...
post #28 of 3599
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Well then we should call them the "official" anticipation threads...

That'll work.

Bill
post #29 of 3599
The onkyo shop has them up for sale now. 899 msrp. Has DAC improved this year over the 706?
post #30 of 3599
I found this spec sheet but i think it is only for Asia.
Check out the gold 707. here is the link.
http://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/a...707/index.html
I also found this on the 707 DAC.
http://focus.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/pcm1690.pdf

But again this came from the asian site. Does anyone know if they will be the same?
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