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I have been in the market for a new receiver now for a few months and I would like to spend around $1K. I have been tossing around a few different companies and products and I think I have chosen two that are pretty good IMHO. Should I go with the Integra 50.1 or the Onkyo TX NR1007? I will be driving a 7.1 PSB system.


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The Integras tend to have a few more features that would be of use to custom installers/integrators. Hence the name Integra....I guess. lol


That being said, I think the Onkyos are great AVRs even though I opted to go for an Integra because of the longer warranty.


BTW, Crutchfield has the NR1007 for $300 off list. Other places may be even cheaper.
 

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Ok so in terms of build quality I am assuming they are equivalent as I have compared them as well and it seems that the onkyo has some better features (audyssey MultEQ XT, 3 Aureus 32Bit processors, etc). So in terms of sound and video performance which one do you think is better?
 

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Ok so in terms of build quality I am assuming they are equivalent as I have compared them as well and it seems that the onkyo has some better features (audyssey MultEQ XT, 3 Aureus 32Bit processors, etc). So in terms of sound and video performance which one do you think is better?

Through all these threads on the Onkyo receivers I've never come across anything specific regarding the actual internal differences which would affect sound quality.


For that reason, because of the price difference I would go Onkyo. Features come out ahead like you mentioined and price will be more competitive. That is unless you really value the extra 1 year of warranty, aesthetics, or customer installer features.
 

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In terms of price I have a dealer who will give me the 50.1 for about the same price as the Onkyo so this is why I am in this predicament.
 

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In terms of price I have a dealer who will give me the 50.1 for about the same price as the Onkyo so this is why I am in this predicament.

Well in that case you are debating features versus warranty. Though I think I would still go with the 1007 - just seems to have better stuff inside it (which is kind of baffling to me if the listing is right.)



You know looking at this the 50.1 looks more like the 807 than the 1007.
 

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Yea the 70.1 is more comparable to the 1007 but it also comes with a price tag of $2k and I got quoted $1600 for it.
 

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I dont see why they would run hotter if they have the same internals but I may be wrong.

I agree - I think this might just be a case of more Onkyos in circulation than the Integras, but that is just speculation.


Anyway, considering that your choice is really a 1007 versus an Integra branded 807 - at the same price - I would go for the 1007. Again, if the warranty extension isn't a dealbreaker or you need the rack ears kit.
 

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Rack ears kit?? I am assuming that is to mount the receiver in a custom rack which I will not be doing so I might be going with the 1007. Could I use the remaining 2 channels of the 1007 if I run a 7.1 system for another zone or does it not support that?
 

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Rack ears kit?? I am assuming that is to mount the receiver in a custom rack which I will not be doing so I might be going with the 1007. Could I use the remaining 2 channels of the 1007 if I run a 7.1 system for another zone or does it not support that?

Rack ears kit is exactly what you are thinking - important to some people.


Well, if you run a 7.1 system I think you have a couple options, one being what you mentioned the other being bi-amping the front two. Sounds like you're close though which is cool.


I'd check with the manual - online at the Onkyo site - or pop into the 1007 thread with some specific questions. The guys in that thread are mostly owners so at this point they are better suited to answering specific questions regarding the 1007.
 

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Ok thanks for the info. Does anyone know about the click that I hear the relays make in the onkyos when switching from dolby to other audio like when watching a movie on tv and then a commercial comes on and is not in dolby?
 
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