Any happy Onkyo 600 owners out there?

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  1. Rick Pay

    Rick Pay Stunt Coordinator

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    Have had the Onkyo 600 for 10 days or so, just getting everything hooked up as my RPTV and speakers have all just recently arrived. So far in my limited use I am pleased with the Onkyo but after reading all of the negative posts regarding this receiver it's a little scary. This is my first DD receiver and thought I was making a good choice for the money. Need some input from happy owners out there (if there are any?) or should I consider a different receiver despite the fact I've had no complaints thus far? Thanks.
     
  2. Jim Tressler

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    Rick,
    So far so i am a happy camper.. 6.1 is great.. so is DTS:Neo6. I do not have the layer switch pop and click like some have reported on dvds (Toshiba SD1600). The sound is fantastic with my HK HTKS5 speakers.. the bass rocks, the sound is crisp and clear.. so yes I am a happy camper.. For Sh*ts and giggles, I turned the volume up to 94 with no clipping what so ever, it was so damn loud!!! of course the wife was gone [​IMG] . The volume is plenty for me around 55-65 depedning on the movie or source. Directv sounds great with plII, I also have a dolby digital reciever the automatically sends the dd signal to the onkyo, so if its in dd, it switches automatically. A friend of mine just got the 600 with the polk 6200 speaker set and it sounds just as good as mine! So he is a happy camper as well!
    hope that helps! Jim
    **These are the opinions of the poster and do not nessesarily reflect the views of the entire forum. As with any post, your milage may vary. [​IMG]
     
  3. Ryan Schnacke

    Ryan Schnacke Supporting Actor

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    Rick,
    I think you've just been hearing a very vocal minority. There are quite a number of posts about issues with the Onkyo's but if you actually count the number of people complaining you'll see that its only a few. Not to say that they don't have valid complaints. But I'm not going to sell my Honda when my neighbor's has to go into the shop.

    Rick,
    I'm of the opinion that Toshiba just makes good DVD players. I've used the SD1600 with my Onkyo 595 and never experienced the dreaded audio dropout problems with Pearl Harbor or Atlantis (I don't own JP3). I suspect that both the audio dropout problem and the switch pop problem are both cases where the receiver AND the DVD player are at fault.
     
  4. Christopher_H

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    Hey Rick,
    I've had my 600 for over a month now and I love it. I have not experienced any of the problems I've read about here on the forum. No problems here!! [​IMG]
     
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    I couldn't agree more! No problems at all so far (going on one month).[​IMG]
     
  6. RenoV

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    I've had mine for a few weeks now and I love it. No pops or layer change problems either with Toshiba SD-1700 DVD player.
     
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    I'll add my vote (again). I watched Harry Potter and noticed the (or what I think was the) layer change during the chess match. The audio and video cut out for a second, but it didn't make any loud noises or anything, and wasn't too bad. Of course I attribute this to my Samsung M101 DVD player. I was gonna replace it, but it does work for what I want for now...When I get the new HDTV next year, then I'll do a switch.

    Peace out and enjoy the unit. If it fits your reqirements and budget, don't let the naysayers discourage you...
     
  8. Rob Landolfi

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    Rick et al:

    I'm coming up on two months with my 600, and it's been awesome. Absolutely no complaints or worries.

    Jim,
    Just a quick question on volume and clipping... if it's turned up too far to where it clips "just for a second", does that ruin a speaker, or does it have to be for a longer period than that? I listen to levels in the range you mention, and haven't gone too high up on the dial for fear of potential damage and also because I haven't had the need to go to "plaid", "ludicrous" is just fine.
     
  9. Jim Tressler

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    Rob and all.. I second the quality (value) of the Toshibas. Very good stuff.. great price too!
    Anyway.. Any amount of clipping can damage a speaker.. your odds go up the longer it clips.. check this out:
    http://www.audiovideo101.com/dictionary/clipping.asp
    jim
     
  10. Rob Landolfi

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    Jim,
    Thanks for the link and the info on clipping.

    Also, I have the sometimes-maligned Sony DVP300 DVD player in my setup, and it works great. Entry-level price, and I have no performance complaints. It and the 600 have met all my HT hopes and expectations.
     
  11. Ted Lee

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    i've been looking at the new onkyo line - it sounds like you folks are pretty happy with the units.

    no issues in "real world" situations - regading the power issue, etc?

    glad to hear this...maybe i'll put the onkyo back on my list.

    btw - i have an older 646 and have been very happy with it.

    ted
     
  12. Norman L

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    Ted,
    I blew a pair of B & W's speakers when the 600 clipped my speakers. The speakers are rated minimum 50 watts and I bought the unit based on misleading info of 80wx6. The actual is 34w x5.

    Check out older posts for all the details on my problems with the 600.

    Fine unit with the proper speakers.

    NO PRE-OUTS, if you want to upgrade the power in the future.
     

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