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Onkyo TX-NR1000 availability?


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#1 of 29 Dmitry

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Posted November 01 2004 - 03:11 AM

Does anyone know what happened to the Onkyo TX-NR1000? It was supposed to be released in April, but I don't think it's available anywhere yet. Any info?
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#2 of 29 Yung

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Posted November 01 2004 - 07:29 AM

OneCall has it in their latest catalog, but I don't know the exact ETA on this receiver.

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Posted November 01 2004 - 08:05 AM

Yes, I saw it in their catalog, but if you go to their website it's not available even for pre-order.
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#4 of 29 Yung

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Posted November 01 2004 - 08:14 AM

I read in another post that Onkyo is holding off releasing updates to their higher end receivers, 800/900 series until early 2005. The same will probably hold true of the 1000 series. Best bet is to give OneCall a call.

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Posted November 01 2004 - 08:17 AM

Thanks for the info! That's quite a wait -- the receiver was announced in January 2004!
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#6 of 29 EricRWem

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Posted December 31 2004 - 06:00 AM

Good thread at AVS about this unit: I've brought some of that info over here as well.


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MSP is around $4500...

Here's what 5 beans MSRP will get you:

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Welcome to the full potential of what a home theater receiver can be. Onkyo, the company that brought you the world’s first 7.1-channel, THX-certified receiver, now unveils what a flagship receiver should be. The TX-NR1000 provides technology and design that will impress all, from the audiophile to the casual listener.

The THX Ultra2 badge on the front means that this receiver provides the guarantee of the highest quality product available. Onkyo’s Premium Digital concept takes on a new state-of-the-art look with the addition of HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) and i.LINK (IEEE1394) pure digital ports.

All the latest encoding formats—THX Surround EX, DTS 96/24, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, and more—are here along with the knowledge that you’re ready for the future with upgradable flash memory.

Onkyo’s exclusive Net-Tune protocol provides streaming music from your computer or Internet radio from the waves of cyberspace. So, for truly breathtaking performance and features from a receiver that truly deserves to be christened as a flagship, audition the TX-NR1000 and find out what true home entertainment is like.

Here's what's neat about this product and what excites me about the future of HT, as this and its Integra Research bretheren bring about what I feel is a much needed new trend in electronics.

They're taking a cue from the PC.

You can upgrade components on this very much like you currently do with a PC.

So, barring an outright paradigm shift, you theoretically would never have to replace or upgrade the receiver itself. Very futureproof. For this kind of money, you damned well better be, but this is amongst the most futureprood piece of electronics I've ever seen.

I'm amazed.

Among other things that are forthcoming, here are some of the circuit cards you can choose (and are easy to install for yourself) as you would see fit:


The card prices vary wildly. The following prices were converted from official Jap Integra Research retail prices (USA street is a bit cheaper - Onkyo and Integra share modules):

Base Video Module - $300
HDMI Module - $500
D4 Module - $200 (Japan Only Probably)
Compnent BNC Module - $150
Component RCA Module - $100
Net Tune Module - $200
AMFM Module - $100
AES/EBU/Multi Channel Module - $150ish (I was quoted discounted - Included in Japan)
Double MultiChannel Input Module - $100 (Educated Guess - Not Available in Japan)

This is the current state of module rumours:
Sirius Radio Module (Likely)
XM Radio Module (Likely)
HDMI 1.1 Module (Almost Certain)
Room Correction Module (Rumour Only)
DAB Radio Module ("Under Consideration" - Likely Europe.Middle East Only)


Oh yeah, it's 72 lbs. You will need help installing and taking delivery of this small truck.

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Posted January 02 2005 - 08:01 AM

Anyone have this monster?

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Posted January 02 2005 - 08:27 AM

I do, and it is the most integral part of my HOME THEATER! The HDMi switching is flawless. Ths sound is breathtaking. The flexible hookup options is conveinant. It pairs PERFECT with my SP1000! Having both of these as a combo makes one serious HOME THEATER! The possiblilty to upgrade to different modules and sound decoder options makes it priceless...Great job ONKYO!!!

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Posted January 02 2005 - 11:25 AM

I just really love this idea that they've brought over from essentially the PC world: Upgradability and future proofing in that you can customize and upgrade via circuit cards what YOU want vs. having to get a whole new receiver. Posted Image Posted Image

I've shown that piece across several forums that I go to, and no one can believe it!

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Posted January 02 2005 - 06:35 PM

I noticed in a post above it was mentioned that the Onkyo and Integra units share the same modules. This leaves me curious as to what differences the two actually have. Does the Integra unit have anything different, better DACs, XLR inputs etc... Is there a different price tag for the two? This receiver sure is a great idea, Makes me wonder how long it will be before others follow.
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Posted January 02 2005 - 07:29 PM

I've ended up with the Integra 10.5 (the Integra equivalent to the Onkyo mentioned before). I don't know about internals, but by default Integra ships without the following add-on boards present on the Onkyo: multi-channel input, HDMI input, iLink input and Network card. The Integra is also more expensive, but if you don't need some of these inputs, it may actually cost less in the configuration you want.
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Posted January 03 2005 - 01:20 AM

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=487602

I believe some people ran over the differences between the Integra and Onkyo versions in this thread.

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Posted January 05 2005 - 04:38 AM

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An amazing shot that provides a better perspective for how the card setup looks. WOW!

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Posted January 06 2005 - 06:45 AM

http://www.integraho...uildtoorder.cfm

This just gets better and better. As you all know, Integra and Onkyo are essentially the same company. Integra is the higher end version of the same products. This is a link to the Integra version of this same receiver.

This link allows you to CUSTOM BUILD your unit as you want and then you prepare that worksheet and take it to the dealer of your choice.

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Posted January 06 2005 - 06:59 AM

I even attempted to use it when I was buying mine. I quickly changed my mind when the dealer told me it would result in a) receiver being more expensive and b) waiting longer for it to arrive. I ordered the necessary cards along with the receiver and plugged them in myself.
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Posted January 06 2005 - 08:33 AM

Which cards did you order and how much did you pay for each?

Thanks,

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Posted January 06 2005 - 08:37 AM

HDMI, iLink and multi-channel inputs. $600, $180, $180 respectively.
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Posted January 06 2005 - 09:45 AM

Dmitry,

Thank you, I called a few Integra dealers and each gave me a different MSRP for the cards I was interested in:

AM/FM tuner: dealer 1: $100, dealer 2: $120, dealer 3: $65.

Multi channel: dealer 1: $200, dealer 2: $240, dealer 3: $250.

Video module ( not HDMI): dealer 1: $300, dealer 2: $360, dealer 3: $320.

I was also told that starting January 1 2005 there is a $200 charge if Integra builds the unit for you.

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Posted January 06 2005 - 09:55 AM

Nicu,

I believe AM/FM tuner is included in base configuration (I have it and I didn't have to order it). The prices I gave you were given to me by the dealer as "at cost" as I bought the cards along with the receiver. If by "video module" you're referring to an extra component switching card, I don't know the price as I didn't need it.

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Posted January 06 2005 - 11:00 AM

This is some interesting information, for the sake of comparing the Integra to its Onkyo counterpart.

I hope this forumer wouldn't mind me quoting him. My question at AVS's thread for this unit was: What's the differences between the Integra and its Onkyo counterpart?

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Krobar from AVS wrote:

It has fewer modules than the Onkyo as standard, thats why myself and others recommended it to Spider.

Heres a Quick pluses and minuses for the Integra

Plus:
Better Warranty
Looks Better IMHO
Cheaper Base Config
AES/EBU and BNC Component Options
Most likely the Onkyo wont support the upcoming satellite radio module and the Integra will
User upgrade offcially supported

Minuses:
Far Fewer standard modules
If you want all the standard type modules then the Onkyo is probably better value

Overall the Integra could be better or worse value depending on what you need now and might need later.






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