Onkyo 898 more than one version?

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  1. Danie_P

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    Hi.
    Can anyone explain to me if there is more than one version of the 898 reciver from Onkyo?
    I got one that Ive just bought and it got the INTEGRA marks on it and the "pronto" remote.
    But Ive seen some with no INTEGRA marks and no pronto.
    Whats the deal with this?
    Cheers
    Daniel
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  2. Danie_P

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    Anyone???????
     
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    Integra is Onkyo's high end line that is targeted for custom installations. They claim to use slightly better components, and the cosmetics are different.

    The Integra 8.2 is similar to the Onkyo 898. Aside from the inclusion of the "CHAD" pronto clone remote, the major difference is the addition of A-BUS ports on the 8.2 for distribution of whole house audio.

    That's a nice receiver - enjoy it.

    Kit
     
  4. Danie_P

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    Ok... but mine reciver is an 898 that has the INTEGRA marks on it and the CHAD remote.

    So it aint a Integra 8.2 its still a 898 from Onkyo but Ive seen that in some country ya dont get the Chad remote and the Integra marks on it...

    So that makes me a bit curious .... is there 2 different versions? one with no Integra marks and no Chad remote thats cheeper than the one I got that has both of these????

    Anyone that got some info about this for me?

    Cheers

    Daniel
     
  5. David Cohen

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    Daniel.....Since Integra 8.2 is only available in the North American market, and since customers overseas wanted the CHAD remote....the 898 is made available outside of the US and Canada as an Onkyo/Integra TXDS898 w/Chad but without the a-bus multi-room jacks.

    Since both brands are available here in the US, the Onkyo 898 does not have the dual branding and the Integra is the only one that ships with CHAD at an increase of $500 in the MSRP.

    I worked for Onkyo and Integra up through November of last year.

    I hope this clears up the issue for you.

    Peace.

    David
     
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    David.
    Perfect..... exactly what I would like to know...
    Thanks Mate..
    Cheers..
    Daniel[​IMG]
     
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    This answere did I get from Onkyo Europe..

    Dear Daniel

    thank you very much for your message.

    in the USA they have a different program and they also do have an additional

    integra line up.

    our european integra is of course the higher quality than the non integras

    (e.g. power supply, parts, sometimes features etc.)

    our european 898 offers the lcd touch remote control with pc connection.

    we would highly appreciate your decision for our products and are pleased to

    provide you with further information.

    MfG / Sincere Regards

    Alexander Kroworz

    Product Information / Help Desk / Training / Seminars

    ONKYO Europe Electronics GmbH
     

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