Experience with Onkyo TX-NR901

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  1. Pesiba

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    I'll appreciate it very much if anyone who owns an Onkyo Tx-NR901 can share their experiences with me. How does this AVR compare to the H/Ks, Denon and Yamaha music wise and for home theater?

    I have been offered an Onkyo Tx-NR901 to replace my H/K 5800, PA 2000 and AVR that were stolen from my home last month. The onkyo seems to have a lot going for it especially the power plus video upconversion, and of course Net-tune. Tests by S&V magazine seems to suggest that the AVR goes into protect mode when tasked heavily. How has this AVR fared in your HT setup?

    Thanks in a advance.

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  2. PeterTHX

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    Excellent receiver. "Protect" mode a non-issue in heavy duty home theater use. Component upconversion works well.
     
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    The onkyo's an excellent receiver. Net-Tune is a little buggy and not well supported but otherwise its a feature rich receiver [​IMG]
     
  4. Pesiba

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    I listened to this AVR over the weekend at the local store and it seem to play really loud without any hint of distortion. I also compared this to the H/K 635 and must day both sounded okay to me. I thought having owned H/Ks for several years now that I'd be biased but I wouldn't mind either AVRs. Somehow though I'm not attracted by the H/K's looks! By the way, I'll running the potential AVR with JBL E60s, EC35 and the N26II.

    Thanks again for all the responses and feedback.

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    The Onkyo's construction is a bit more rugged and solid. Give the volume knob a twirl. The H/K fails that test (volume seems to go the OPPOSITE way you spin the knob!)
     
  6. Pesiba

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    Yea, my previous H/K AVR 5 hard that weird volume knob. I'd turn it all the way up or down without any change in volume; then the volume would suddenly go up! Because I used the remote most of the time, this didn't bother me. I noticed when I was checking out the newer model H/K's that the knobs didn't feel right. I used to think this was normal until I played with the volume knob on other receiver brands.

    Well, I stopped by at the store today to pick up the Onkyo TX-NR901. I read about the audio drop out issues with the H/K's and coupled with me not attracted to the way the newer H/Ks look, I decide to try the Onkyo. I'm yet to set up up though.

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