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Onkyo 805 or?

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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   servant386



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Posted August 07 2007 - 01:42 AM

I just bought Paradigm 90P`s and also bought Energy Audyssey A5+2`s. Dont know which I will use yet . Have a Bic Venturi 15" sub and (at present ) have Bic Venturi Cinema rears and now am ready to buy a receiver. I am leaning towards the Onkyo 805 because of it`s price (900.00 ish) and because it has 130 watts per channel , true HD, 1.3 HDMI , Audessey speaker set-up , and almost all of the regular receiver options . I havent heard about any problems with them yet .Is this a good choice ?

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   mastermaybe


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Posted August 07 2007 - 05:41 AM

i haven't read a review on the 805 yet, but i'm sure it is undoubtedly at least as capable as the 605 which is being heralded as the an all-around-superstar for the money in every piece of press i've scanned. i believe c-net was the latest and it fawned over it. Personally, I've e always liked onkyo receivers sound and build quality. good luck.

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted August 07 2007 - 10:46 AM

Some other things I like about the 805 is, according to the manual, it has separate bass/treble controls for the fronts, center and surrounds. On some other brands they only work on the fronts. And the 805 uses Burr-Brown DACS. Apparently lesser Onkyo's do not. Also, the bass/treble controls on Onkyo's work thru the analog inputs for SACD/DVD-A. Not crazy about the new design but if it performs as advertised I could certainly live with it. Some members have also reported heat issues associated with the 605 but I haven't read anything on the 805 about it.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.


#4 of 7 OFFLINE   chris l.

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Posted August 07 2007 - 11:57 AM

I thought my onkyo 805 sounded beautifully. Great clearity although a bit stretched on the low frequencies.

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   servant386



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Posted August 09 2007 - 02:06 AM

Thanks . I`m leaning further towards this receiver now . I too read about the heat problems with them but also read it is controlable . Had to look up what a dac was and Burr Brown too before respnding . LOL

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   RobertSiegel



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Posted September 13 2007 - 01:47 AM


Classics on Blu-ray is what it is all about!

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Andrew Pratt

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Posted September 13 2007 - 08:54 AM

I installed one at a clients home last weekend and have owned the 704 since last year and they're excellent receivers. I'm planning on upgrading to the 805 soon.

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