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The Onkyo TX-NR609 is a mid-range, 7.2-channel A/V receiver similar to the 5.1-channel Onkyo TX-NR509.

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Pros

great support for HD audio standards

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Audyssey auto-calibration takes the guess-work out of speaker balancing

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strong enough power output for a larger room

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internet radio / networked audio ready

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great flexibility with regards to speaker setup, good range of options

2 agree

iPod connections are fast and easy to work with

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video upscaling is smooth, makes DVDs look almost HD

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THX Seleect2 Plus certified

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overlaid graphical GUI

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7 channels x 100w per channel

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affordable price point for the home theater enthusiast

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binding posts are very solid, with enough space to make them easy to work with

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high quality Marvell Qdeo upconversion - capable of up-conversion up to 4K resolution (3840 x 2160px)

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DLNA compliant

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firmware is easy to upgrade

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slick aesthetic

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Cons

up-conversion to 4K is useless, just adds cost

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poorer Audyssey room correction than the higher level, previous generation 708

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Consumes 28Watt in standby with enabled network control (without HDMI through)

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lower power amplification (at the same distortion levels) as the higher level, previous generation 708

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lacks the pre-outs of the higher level, previous generation 708 - essential for moving to higher power / higher quality amplification

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The Onkyo TX-NR609 is a mid-range, 7.2-channel A/V receiver similar to the 5.1-channel Onkyo TX-NR509. The TX-NR609 boasts a number of significant improvements over the TX-NR509, including: more HDMI 1.4a inputs (6 as opposed to 4), 100 watts power per channel (as opposed to the TX-NR509's 80W) and improved Dolby and Audyssey sound technologies. Otherwise, the two receivers sport the same basic features including iPod/iPhone USB connectivity and an Ethernet port.

The TX-NR609's HDMI 14.a ports support all current 3D video standards as well as Audio Return Channel technology which eliminates the need for an additional S/PDIF connection to HDTVs. Its Dolby Pro Logic IIz and Audyssey DSX technologies allow the TX-NR609 to offer a greater surround sound experience by adding additional virtual speaker channels. Meanwhile, the TX-NR609's front USB port allows it to directly interface with USB media devices, offering full iPod/iPhone control and integration.

Features

  • HDMI Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel
  • Marvell Qdeo Video Chip for 4K Upscaling and Processing
  • Network Capability Delivers Internet Radio and Network Streaming
  • THX Select2 Plus certified
  • Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port
  • Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz sound technologies
  • iPod/iPhone USB connectivity
  • Ethernet port allows for Internet Radio and Network Streaming
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