New Onkyo 700

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  1. JonnyB

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    Hi folks,
    Been away from the forum for a while, but I'm back for my fix [​IMG]
    Anyway, I saw the specs for the new Onkyo TX-SR700 on their website. You can see info at here (http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?cl...m=TX-SR700&p=i). I've been trying to get someone at Onkyo USA to tell me when this thing might be available, though I haven't been able to actually reach a human being yet. Has anyone heard anything on this?
     
  2. james e m

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    Jonny...

    Thanks for the info! I was all set to buy the Denon 3802, but this changes everything. I just wish it had a 7 chan. amp!

    james
     
  3. Paul_Fisher

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    Looks nice! What is the street price going to be on this beauty? I'm guessing around $550-$600?
     
  4. David-S

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    Does this gradual increase mean they're moving towards a new "800" or "900" as well??
    Hmmmm.... glad I won't be able to afford a receiver till summer anyway, I get to see what's coming out![​IMG]
     
  5. James Griffin

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    Quick question: What is the "Rear Panel IR Input" for?

    (in the specs)
     
  6. Trey Jones

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    HDTV Capable (60MHz) Component Video Switching (2 Inputs / 1 Output)

    All I can say is Yummmm!
     
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    Its for a remote IR sensor in a second location...Like your upstairs bedroom.
     
  8. Chuck C

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    exciting!
     
  9. JonnyB

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    After waiting on hold for half an hour yesterday (then getting disconnected) with Onkyo, I decided to give it a shot and send them an email.

    Lo and behold they responded!

     
  10. Jim Tressler

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    Hi fi.com has it listed for $799. Looks like it has more power, all binding posts, backlit remote, the 12v trigger, the ir blaster, optical digital out - then the 600, other than that, I cant see any differences. Both have DPL II, DD-ex, DTS-es discrete and Neo:6, 60 mhz component video swithing.
    http://www.hifi.com/store/category.c...700&type=store
     
  11. Paul_Fisher

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    It has preouts which the 600 doesn't have, which is a pretty big deal.
     
  12. Jim Tressler

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    ahh yes.. forgot that one... [​IMG] any others?
     
  13. parin_patel

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    The SR-700 also does Composite -> S-Video and vice-versa video conversions.
     
  14. Glen B

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    Jonny,

    Crutchfield has the Onkyo SR-500 and SR-600 in-stock. Maybe they will soon also have the SR-700 available.
     
  15. Jim Tressler

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    another good point parin... it looks like they both decode the same things.. just the "bells and whistles" are more robust on the 700
     
  16. Ron Jason

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    I posted this elsewhere, but here it is again. "The 600 and 700 have the same manual. So it looks like the 700 includes a "Pure audio" listening mode, pre-outs for all channels (plus 2 more for Zone 2), binding posts instead of pinch pins for Speaker set B, both coaxial and optical digital outputs (600 has only an optical out), an infrared input for a distant IR receiver that Onkyo or Niles sells separately, the same remote as the 600 except with backlighting, and a couple of extra audio adjustments (Front and Surround Effect for select DSP modes)." Also 100W/ch into 8ohms v. 85 for the 600.
     
  17. Warren_Sc

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    They now have fewer digital inputs than the 696. The 696 had 2 coax and 2 optical in the rear of the unit. The 700 has 2 optical and 1 coax in the rear, and 1 optical in the front.

    That's too bad. Looks like I will have to get the 797, which doesn't have the bass management features of the newer models.
     
  18. JonnyB

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    I got a reply from Onkyo regarding the price of the new 700:

     
  19. Paul_Fisher

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    I think I'll be getting one of these too, anybody know if this 700 will compliment paradigm mini monitors?
     
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