Whats the take on the Onkyo TX-NR626

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    To me it seems like this is the all around best receiver in its price range ($500). Especially due to Airplay is a non factor for me. Any leans or opinions on something else and why?
     
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    Based on your other thread...The 626 is even more than you need. Your budget is backwards. You should be spending $300-350 in your AVR and $500 on your speakers. What does the 626(for you) have that the 414 won't cover?
     
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    Very well put. Also, Schan1269 thanks for responding I have been following you on this forum for a couple months and would like to say thanks for the wealth of information you have provided it has been a great help to me. You are very knowledgeable.

    My reasoning. I have 7 speakers currently that work so I would like to use them. Although, after much research I have heard that 5 is ample. Secondly, I guess the wifi/Bluetooth connections excited me a little bit so I will not have to connect my computer directly or newer devices in the future. After looking at it I may just be overanalyzing what I think I want though. I feel myself talking up what I think I want while writing this LOL. Also, I huge thing for me is with technology moving so fast I am just weary of buying an older model because I want this receiver to last me at least 5 years. Maybe I would go with the 515 just to make myself feel better. But after seeing 4K pass through is not really a feature and HDMI 1.3 can support 3D I guess the older models would possibly fit what I am looking for. Then I could actually get some good speakers instead of budgets.
     
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    Also, I am not to keen on buying refurbs. To me that means it had a problem to start plus a much shorter warranty. So when looking up the price for a new tx-nr 414 for $300 or get the bells and whistles with the tx-nr 626 for $430. But, not being an expert is the bluetooth, wifi,and upgrade to 7.2 really worth the $130.
     
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    Only you can decide.Also 1.3 is not an option new...If you already had a 1.3, try it.
     
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    Right it is all 1.4 now. Well I guess with everything I have explained what would you go with?
     
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    The 525. Unless there is some compelling feature in the 626.
     
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    I have two Onkyo 626's at my office, and I really like them. I don't use their network features or extra stuff like that. It's a straight 7.1 home theater environments, and they sound great.

    And I absolutely love the Audyssey MultiEQ. The 600 series used to only have the not-as-good 2EQ, so it's great that they've included the better MultiEQ in these (also in the 525)
     
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    Thanks for the input! I am still leaning towards the 626 it seems to have everything. I would like to be able to stream music from my android phone or windows computer which is really a huge factor for me. Also, the point you made about the Audyssey multiEQ is a factor as I am not an audiophile and would be hard for me to manually set it up. Thanks again for your input anything helps for me as I am torn on what to buy.
     
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    I just pulled the trigger on the 626 I will let you know after I get it all set up!
     

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