New Onkyos Announced!!!!!!

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  1. Jim Tressler

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    Well, if the 600 is really the price equivalent replacement for the 595 at an MSRP of $530, they've outdone themselves, featurewise ... compared to the 595 the 600 has (according to the press release link, above):

    - 6 amplified channels x 80watts at 8ohms

    - DD-EX and DTS-ES.

    - optical output (1)

    - adjustable x-over (80, 100, 120hz)

    - 50Mhz component video switching (2 in, 1 out)

    - OSD

    - 192/24 DACS for L+R channels; 96/24 DACs for the other channels.

    Even the 500 has the adjustable x-over in the new lineup.

    It doesn't say if this model will have the DPL-II adjustments. The 595 doesn't have any DPL-II adjustments.

    The most obvious missing feature to me: pre-outs, but in this price class assuming it streets at $350 - $400 like the 595?

    Wow .. the bar is being raised in the "low" end.

    -David

    [ edited to add the DAC info ]
     
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    There seems to be another difference between the 595 and the 600: the 595 had 2 optical and 2 coaxial digital inputs, whereas according to the press release, the 600 will have 3 optical and 1 coaxial digital inputs (and one optical output). The 600 will also have front A/V inputs which the 595 doesn't have.
     
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    Poo. Haven't even had my 595 for a month and now I might wanna get a 600. I'm kinda disappointed with the DD 5.1 problems (dropouts on PH and JP3.. However the inputs on the 595 are perfectly setup for me, I have two optical and two digital pieces of equipment.. if I lose one of the coaxials, my PC or my cable box gets canned. Oh well.

    Mebbe i'll keep the 595 instead.
     
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    They say 1 coax digital .. and a digital input in the front.. wonder if the front is optical.. meaning there are 2 opticals and 1 coax in the back and 1 optical in the front for a total of 4 or 3 optical and 1 coax in the back and 1 optical in the front for a total of 5?? Guess we will have to wait and see. [​IMG]
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    only thing i wish my 595 had is PREOUTS!!! i really wanted to use it as a pre-pro and also be able to use an ICBM. it can't be that hard (or expensive) to include preouts for 5 channels, so why do the Onkyos lack in this dept?!
     
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    My guess is the new Onkyo 700 will have the preouts. Its a shame the 500 doesn't have them, or I'd be on it like a fly on poop.
     
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    I wish my bedroom receiver 595 had pre-outs also, but in this price class you just don't get that feature, I guess, but it would be great if you did. On the other hand, look at everything that the 600 includes.

    The 595-competitive Denon 1802 has pre-outs, but only for three channels: left, right and center. Also, the 1802 has configuration controls for DPL-II, which the 595 lacks. I hope they include the DPL-II configuration controls in the 600.

    -David
     
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    I will probably be getting a 1802 as my next receiver. My opinion is that the preouts on the 1802 for left, right, and center will more than suffice. That will give you a great front soundstage when coupled with a good 3 channel amp. The 80W the Denon has is plenty for each surround channel. I don't think you can get a better receiver for the price than the Denon 1802.
     
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    Mike,
    Let me know if your thinking of selling your 595 [​IMG]
     
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    Woo hoo!

    I can't wait til April to get one. I was waiting and waiting for a month for the 595 until the dealer said he wouldn't be able to get more. The guy at the WIZ refused to accept they were discontinued. Oh well now just gotta be patient and wait.
     
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    Cool! What a feature set for ~$500! I'm just glad I've had my 696 since last Fall, and I have no place for a sixth speaker -- otherwise I'd been having buyer's remorse / new product envy [​IMG]
     
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    eric, I was in the same boat as you.. ordered the 595 direct from onkyo back in december.. they kept pushing it back, so i said to heck with it.. and am now all set for the 600.. my delema now is what kind of speaker to get for the back surround.. and where to put it in my setup..

    jim
     
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    So what's the difference between the Onkyos and the Integras?
     
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    Time to upgrade my older Onkyo for the new one! $550 is a great price! And, I'll finally get DTS!
     
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    Integra cherry picks their parts from what i understand. I have a 6.2 in the bedroom... great receiver.
     
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    Jim,

    Yeah take it as a good sign perhaps hehe.

    I am going for mini monitors as my surrounds.
     
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    Dang, no Onkyo pre/pro yet...
     

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