Is Onkyo any good for recievers?

Pablo Abularach

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Hi,

I just wanted to check with you guys if Onkyo is good enough for a reciever in home theaters.

I just registered, and I was searching the forums, and I don't see much information reagarding ONKYO. I don't know if this is good or bad, maybe they are so good that nobody ask, or so bad that nobody cares.

In guatemala this recievers just enter last week, and for me this are as good or better than DENON or Harman Kardon, but again, I'm not as experience as you are.

I was planning on spending $500 for a reciever, and the ONKYO SR600 seems perfect with and JBL NPS1 II and PB12. Is this OK or do you have any other suggestion.

Thanks
Pablo Abularach
 

Paul Clarke

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Hello Pablo,

Be advised that the Onkyo 600 has no pre-outs so there is no power upgrade path should you wish it in the future. Secondly and related to the first, there seems to be a power issue with MULTI-CHANNEL use involving voltage drop-off resulting in less than half of the advertised watts. The vast majority of other Onkyo models tested do not suffer from this condition although the 600's precursor, the 595, had a similar problem. This may or may not be an
issue for you as there are no pre-outs for extra amping.
 

Phil Mays

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May 20, 2002
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Pablo,
I have always been a big Onkyo fan. I think for the money it is hard to beat what they deliver. I do not know much about the SR 600 but I get the impression that it has had it's share of problems.
You commented that you can get Denon and HK. It would be nice if you could audition all three units noting the strengths and weaknesses choicing the one you can best live with.
GOOD LUCK!!!
 

Dave Moritz

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Hey Pablo Abularach

I can not speak for the current Onkyo line up of equipmet but they use to make some nice gear. I still have three Onkyo Integra peices that I purchased back in 1987 and none of it has been to the shop or ever needed repairs. I have a A/V Intergrated Amp 100w/ch, Truntable and a cassette deck. I personally have not heard anything really bad about the receivers. But imho I was not crazy about the surround sound on them. I would recomend ether a Yamaha, Denon or Pioneer. And like Paul stated there is no pre outs for that model and that locks you out of adding power later on. If this receiver has what you need and you like it, buy it :) That is the only true advise I can give you. Let us know how it goes, and I hope this helps.
 

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