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...(read more)