Onkyo will not have Audyssey in the future so don't wait for it.Hi Everyone. I really want to pull the trigger on the TX-NR636 but the only thing holding me back is the lack of the Audyssey EQ (replaced by their proprietary EQ that apparently doesn't do much). The $500 price is about what I am looking to spend and it seems like the 636 comes with the most value in its category and price. Do you guys find it reasonable that the missing Audyssey EQ may be a deal breaker? Are there any other AVRs at this price point that maybe I should be considering? Should I maybe wait a couple months to see what the 2015 lineup looks like? Thanks!
Only you can determine whether accu EQ does anything or not. IMO people place to much importance on auto EQ software.
Pioneer is releasing new avrs with comparable features and price as the lower end onkyos.
If you want atmos at $500 you don't have much choice.