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That's not possible on an 820


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They should be set at 8

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The options are 4 and 6. Interesting that with 6 ohm speakers the rated output power is about twice that with 8 ohm speakers.

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The options are 4 and 6. Interesting that with 6 ohm speakers the rated output power is about twice that with 8 ohm speakers.
A little harder to drive 6ohm so the extra power is needed

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Hi all, with the upcoming release of the new models, is there still value to be had in buying the 820?

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Check out the price at amazon. I would say there’s plenty of value.
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There isn't an 8 setting. Its hidden in the manual to use 6 for 6 and 8 ohm speakers. Its odd, but correct.
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There isn't an 8 setting. Its hidden in the manual to use 6 for 6 and 8 ohm speakers. Its odd, but correct.

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Just ordered the 820 on Amazon on a quick sale with Prime "points" or whatever that is; made my price $469. seemed like a hell of a deal. I'm upgrading from an Onkyo 626. At that price point, seemed like a good deal. I need to upgrade the receiver for 4K, the rest of the features are all bonus. But at that price I figure I can't do better. My setup has always been in the old school DTS-ES style from way back because I loved it; Front R/C/L, Rear R/C/L for a 6.1 (SVS sub) that I loved. I may fool around with Atmos, but not sure if it is a priority. Small room relatively 15x17.
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Just ordered the 820 on Amazon on a quick sale with Prime "points" or whatever that is; made my price $469. seemed like a hell of a deal. I'm upgrading from an Onkyo 626. At that price point, seemed like a good deal. I need to upgrade the receiver for 4K, the rest of the features are all bonus. But at that price I figure I can't do better. My setup has always been in the old school DTS-ES style from way back because I loved it; Front R/C/L, Rear R/C/L for a 6.1 (SVS sub) that I loved. I may fool around with Atmos, but not sure if it is a priority. Small room relatively 15x17.

Congrats on your purchase! That's a great price and it's definitely an upgrade from the 626 (a fine AVR) as you will be gaining the newer Atmos and DTS:X codecs. For sure, add two speakers and upgrade to 5.1.2 Atmos when you get the opportunity. Atmos will add a new and more immersive dimension to your setup and enjoyment. BTW: Your room is not considered small but more likely medium sized.

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Hi all, I'm looking to make the jump to 4K and currently have an Onkyo TX-SR608. I only have a 5.1 setup (SVS sub) and am really just looking to support 4K with a TV purchase also coming soon. I do have an AppleTV 4K but my XBOX/PS4 are not the 4K versions. Just wondering what the overall impressions of the 820 are and if it's a good choice for my setup.
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Hi all, I'm looking to make the jump to 4K and currently have an Onkyo TX-SR608. I only have a 5.1 setup (SVS sub) and am really just looking to support 4K with a TV purchase also coming soon. I do have an AppleTV 4K but my XBOX/PS4 are not the 4K versions. Just wondering what the overall impressions of the 820 are and if it's a good choice for my setup.
The 820 is a great receiver, but it might be a little overkill for what you're describing. Don't get me wrong if you get an 820 you'll like it, but it sounds like you're happy with with your current recevier except for 4k. I think TX-NR676 is closer to what you have price and spec wise, but now includes 4k. Accessories4less has the 676 for $279. Best I've seen recently on the 820 is $599. Keep in mind the original MSRP for the 820 was $1399 and the MSRP for your current receiver was $599 making the 676 more comparable. Just my thoughts on getting you 4k while saving you money. If you go the 820 route you'll enjoy it as well.
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Hi all, I'm looking to make the jump to 4K and currently have an Onkyo TX-SR608. I only have a 5.1 setup (SVS sub) and am really just looking to support 4K with a TV purchase also coming soon. I do have an AppleTV 4K but my XBOX/PS4 are not the 4K versions. Just wondering what the overall impressions of the 820 are and if it's a good choice for my setup.

If you do not anticipate migrating beyond 5.1.2, then the 820 would be perfect and more than capable for your 4K needs...especially now that it can be found discounted everywhere for $599. Since the 820 has 7 channel (max) capability, you will also have the option of moving to Atmos with 2 overhead channels later on if you choose...but not beyond 7 channels. If there is a possibility you would ever want/need 9, 11, or 13 channels and beyond, you'll need to look upstream at higher end models. BTW...the 830 was announced recently and will have 9 channel capability...but at a higher price point...and the reason the 820 is now being offered at close out pricing.

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If you do not anticipate migrating beyond 5.1.2, then the 820 would be perfect and more than capable for your 4K needs...especially now that it can be found discounted everywhere for $599. Since the 820 has 7 channel (max) capability, you will also have the option of moving to Atmos with 2 overhead channels later on if you choose...but not beyond 7 channels. If there is a possibility you would ever want/need 9, 11, or 13 channels and beyond, you'll need to look upstream at higher end models. BTW...the 830 was announced recently and will have 9 channel capability...but at a higher price point...and the reason the 820 is now being offered at close out pricing.

I don't see myself going beyond 5.1 in the current room but if I'm able to redo the garage I could see going 7.1 (or even .2). I personally don't see the need to go beyond 7 channels.
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I don't see myself going beyond 5.1 in the current room but if I'm able to redo the garage I could see going 7.1 (or even .2). I personally don't see the need to go beyond 7 channels.

Jeremy67J makes a good point as well if your current needs are satisfied with 5.1 and you only need 4k capability. A model like the 676 would serve that purpose. Should you want a bit more capability, then the 820 is currently a bargain. Good luck with your decision!

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Jeremy67J makes a good point as well if your current needs are satisfied with 5.1 and you only need 4k capability. A model like the 676 would serve that purpose. Should you want a bit more capability, then the 820 is currently a bargain. Good luck with your decision!


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Just a general thought/throwing it out there post. I see quite a few people recommending the 820 which I have no doubt is a great receiver. However, why does no one recommend the 720 or 620? Am I missing some big upgrade feature in going to the 820? It has a bit more power per channel and direct mode but doesn't really offer much more beyond that (of significance that I have noticed, at least). Thoughts from anyone on why you went with an 820 vs a 720 or 620?

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I just wanted to spend 500 so that’s why I jumped on the 820 with the extra power. The 777 and the 720 are great deal right now as well. If you wanna spend a little extra, marantz 5013 is 589 on accessories4less. I just dislike the small screen on the marantz (I had the 5009).


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I currently have a Sony str dn1080. Anyone come from this receiver to the 820? I'm looking to upgrade my receiver and I think this is where I'm going to end up. Was it a big step up in sound? Not to much different? I like the sound of the Sony but think I want more power. I'd also like to have the option to add a separate amp

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The power really only makes the volume louder. I can from a Marantz 5009 and it wasn’t much different to be honest. I have never had a Sony receiver but I would assume you would gain some improvement. I know my sub sounds better with the 820 (HSU VTF-15)

I just looked your receiver up, it seems to be pretty equal in terms of featured. Any particular reason you want an 820?

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The power really only makes the volume louder. I can from a Marantz 5009 and it wasn’t much different to be honest. I have never had a Sony receiver but I would assume you would gain some improvement. I know my sub sounds better with the 820 (HSU VTF-15)


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How is that sub? I'm looking at the vt 2 mk5. I'm also looking at the svs pb2000. I've looked at some comparisons and HSU seems to be favored over the SVS. There's a substantial price difference too

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I love the HSU but yeah it's stupid expensive. I don't ever plan on getting a new sub because this thing is so powerful. I usually leave it at about 25% volume.


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I love the HSU but yeah it's stupid expensive. I don't ever plan on getting a new sub because this thing is so powerful. I usually leave it at about 25% volume.


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I love the HSU but yeah it's stupid expensive. I don't ever plan on getting a new sub because this thing is so powerful. I usually leave it at about 25% volume.


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It's the same mode I have, the newer model has more power but the one you are looking at is a great price. I paid 1300 for it 7 Yeats ago.


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It's the same mode I have, the newer model has more power but the one you are looking at is a great price. I paid 1300 for it 7 Yeats ago.


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The new version is about 1300 shipped to but has a lot more power.


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The power really only makes the volume louder. I can from a Marantz 5009 and it wasn’t much different to be honest. I have never had a Sony receiver but I would assume you would gain some improvement. I know my sub sounds better with the 820 (HSU VTF-15)

I just looked your receiver up, it seems to be pretty equal in terms of featured. Any particular reason you want an 820?

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So what I'm really after is maybe bigger speakers? I have Polk signature s50s....5.25 speakers. I've been thinking about upgrading to the s55s which have 6.5 speakers. The clarity is amazing but I just feel like the sound is a little thin. So more power isn't what I want?

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I think the Sony is powerful enough but yeah new speakers might be a better option. I don't think the 820 adds anything you don't already have minus a little more power. What's your wattage at 8 ohm? Or are your speakers 6ohm?


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