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Whats the take on the Onkyo TX-NR626


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   KWJK213

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Posted August 16 2013 - 07:03 AM

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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Posted August 16 2013 - 07:16 AM

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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Posted August 16 2013 - 07:36 AM

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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Posted August 16 2013 - 07:46 AM

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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Posted August 16 2013 - 08:53 AM

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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Posted August 16 2013 - 09:19 AM

Right it is all 1.4 now. Well I guess with everything I have explained what would you go with?



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Posted August 16 2013 - 09:32 AM

The 525. Unless there is some compelling feature in the 626.

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Posted August 16 2013 - 11:04 AM

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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Posted August 16 2013 - 11:31 AM

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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Posted August 22 2013 - 12:12 PM

I just pulled the trigger on the 626 I will let you know after I get it all set up!






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