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Take a look at the Onkyo TXSR608's spec and then its price and you'll think there's been a misprint!

Following on from the already massively specced TX-SR607, the TX-SR608 offers an impressive specification, regardless of the price. In terms of connections, the TXSR608 easily competes with, or even exceeds, AV receivers costing twice as much. No fewer than 6 HDMI inputs are on hand, with one being front-mounted for occasionally connected sources such as HD camcorders or games consoles. Not only are these sockets more than capable of handling the most complex of home cinema systems, they are also version 1.4a sockets and therefore fully compatible with 3D TV. A highly unusual feature but welcomed by many is the addition of a VGA PC input. Finally, you can now route your PC's video signal through your home cinema system. You'll also find twin optical and twin coaxial digital inputs and the full complement of component, composite and RCA phono sockets that you'd expect. In addition to a front-mounted mini-jack for easy connection of any portable with a headphone output, the TXSR608 features a universal port at the back for Onkyo iPod dock connection or DAB+ tuner upgrade module.

Then there's the processing power to consider. As you'd expect, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus are all standard. In addition to this, the latest Onkyo AV receiver comes with Dolby Pro Logic IIz. Pro Logic IIz is the latest processor from Dolby that spatially enhances sound by incorporating front height channels. With the latest Faroudja DCDi Cinema technology, standard resolution analogue signals can be upscaled to 1080p for the highest quality viewing. In recognition of the Onkyo's outstanding ability, it has been awarded THX Select2 Plus Certification, meaning it meets exacting standards set by the Lucas Film studios - again, that's highly impressive given the price.

When it comes to setting the TXSR608 up, the standard Audyssey 2EQ system is there to help out. This not only automatically calibrates speakers, but also corrects room acoustic issues. The upshot of this hi-tech processing is ideal sound quality, whatever the room.
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#1
http://www.richersounds.com/images/dotd_thu2.png
#2
great buy
#3
Deserves heat just for keeping it all going . . .
2 Likes #4
LOUGHBORO GUY
great buy


You're on the ball, i'll give you that!

Cue some people saying 'walk on by, you can get a Sony for £20 extra' and then others not understanding the joke and saying 'are you mad! never heard on Onkyo, they happen to be one of the best blah blah blah', then others not taking any notice of the old LG joke and talking tecchy with lots of pictures of small sockets on the back of the unit.


Edited By: Foxy102 on Mar 23, 2011 18:03
#5
cup of tea father Ted crilly
#6
Am VERY seriously considering the ONKYO TXSR308.

Now This - but I doubt if I can justify the extra wunner.


http://www.avland.co.uk/aasp/onkyo/0920/txsr608/rearlrg.jpg

Heat added tho as I am sure others will be glad of it.




Edited By: rizla01 on Mar 23, 2011 18:39: By Edited
#7
^^^^ Told ya!
#8
LOUGHBORO GUY
cup of tea father Ted crilly



ahh go on, go on go on go on!
#9
nice like the idea of pushing a VGA thru it too...

shame I got a new amp in Dec 2010

and yeah, no matter what, when an Onkyo comes on here, I have to have a look to see the comment, may be old but still funny to see, and fair play Loughboro Guy, there are a lot of ppl here who wouldn't admit when they've been proven wrong
#10
Really thinking about getting this.

thinking that the heart of the system should be high quality which this undoubtably is.

how much would I expect to pay for a set of good speakers.

Presently I have some 5.1 Lg surround speakers (About 65 watt IIRC).

Would I need a separate Sub and would my ageing Audiosource TWO suffice?

Any advice will help me a lot. Thanks
#11
not now Mrs Doyle
#12
Wasn't VGA phased out in the 90's?
banned#13
Excellent price.

I got one when they first come out. Amazing receiver :)
#14
LOUGHBORO GUY
not now Mrs Doyle


it's got cocaine in it!
#15
rizla01
Really thinking about getting this.

thinking that the heart of the system should be high quality which this undoubtably is.

how much would I expect to pay for a set of good speakers.

Presently I have some 5.1 Lg surround speakers (About 65 watt IIRC).

Would I need a separate Sub and would my ageing Audiosource TWO suffice?

Any advice will help me a lot. Thanks


Anyone?
1 Like #16
COLD: No RS232 or MIDI port.
HOT: For so many other ports that I haven't a clue what they are for.

LuffBoro Guy, I think you need to put some different bait on your hook. Fish don't seem to be biting on this deal... (_;)
rizla01
Am VERY seriously considering the ONKYO TXSR308.

Now This - but I doubt if I can justify the extra wunner.


http://www.avland.co.uk/aasp/onkyo/0920/txsr608/rearlrg.jpg

Heat added tho as I am sure others will be glad of it.



#17
rizla01
rizla01
Really thinking about getting this.

thinking that the heart of the system should be high quality which this undoubtably is.

how much would I expect to pay for a set of good speakers.

Presently I have some 5.1 Lg surround speakers (About 65 watt IIRC).

Would I need a separate Sub and would my ageing Audiosource TWO suffice?

Any advice will help me a lot. Thanks



Anyone?


I believe the rule of thumb is that you should spend three times the RRP cost of the Receiver on speakers and a sub (5.1 system).

Any sub you use must be mains powered/amplified as it connects to a dedicated sub pre out on the AV Receiver.



I have had two Sony AV Receivers and currently have a Yamaha DSP-Z7 Receiver and have been very happy with all of them.

On a personal note I am not too bothered about 3D TV hence the discounted DSP-Z7 purchase.

(IMHO) This Onkyo doesnt seem overly endowed with inputs & outputs. It also doesn't have a removable/plug in IEC kettle mains lead something which I look for when "quality" is mentioned in the advertising blurb.

If RS can sell it for this price and make a profit I wonder what they cost Onkyo to manufacture. At this price point I reckon its more about features and less about sound quality.






Edited By: TheBiker on Mar 23, 2011 22:10: Clarification
#18
Does it do standby passthrough? Does it get hot?

Been waiting for the Yammy 767 to go cheap again but I'm sorely tempted by this
#19
johnkg
Does it do standby passthrough? Does it get hot?

Been waiting for the Yammy 767 to go cheap again but I'm sorely tempted by this


Onkyo's normally run hot.

My DSP-Z7 does standby passtru but I have never used it. Surely its like buying a car and then walking to the shops? Why buy an AV Receiver and then use standby passthru?
#20
cheers theBiker

No good if it gets hot. Will be replacing a Yammy AX620 which runs cool

As for Passthru I don't want the amp burning watts when I'm watching SD TV or the kids are on the 360/PS3
banned 1 Like #21
The receiver has been on since 7am in our house and it is running very cool johnkg :)
#22
cheers darrenjdoc. I don't exactly play amps at 11 all day, so that's probably why the Yamaha always seems to be cool.

Can anyone else confirm the heat of this amp?
1 Like #23
johnkg
cheers theBiker

No good if it gets hot. Will be replacing a Yammy AX620 which runs cool

As for Passthru I don't want the amp burning watts when I'm watching SD TV or the kids are on the 360/PS3


Fair enough but I wouldn't play on a console without 5.1 sound - You can hear them coming up behind you!


Edited By: TheBiker on Mar 24, 2011 08:58
#24
Thanks for that info the Biker.

That has helped me to decide.
#25
Got one today from Milton Keynes store, the price shown was £349 but after asking confirmed £299 for today, New models due out this month, has networking and new facia and will be £450 - £500. Voted hot!
#26
Good price, i think the Onkyos are progressively running cooler with each new line. My 707 doesn't get anywhere near the temperatures some 06s did. I knew someone who claimed to have an actual burn from a 674 years ago.
1 Like #27
johnkg
Does it do standby passthrough? Does it get hot?

Been waiting for the Yammy 767 to go cheap again but I'm sorely tempted by this


It does standby passthrough on the hdmi inputs only IIRC

I runs really cool. In fact I've never even felt it warm and I run it from when I get in from work until about midnight every night cos I run everything though it, PS3, Media Centre, BluRays.

I paid £100 more than this for this amp when it came out and I'm really happy with the sound. Only problem seems to be sometimes it messes up the picture when I switch the source to component for my media centre and it has to be turned on and off again (typical it support response) to sort itself out.
#28
WHAT HI FI
Home cinema amplifier Product of the Year, Awards 2010. With sonic subtlety and 7.2 support, the ’608 is a real class-leader in a competitive field
#29
TheBiker

If RS can sell it for this price and make a profit I wonder what they cost Onkyo to manufacture. At this price point I reckon its more about features and less about sound quality.



It's EOL, hence the price; the new model is out/coming soon so it stands to reason the old stock is going cheap. These were £500 new.

I've got an Onkyo HTS-3305 kit and it's fantastic, high on quality and features. Makes the attempts from Samsung, LG etc look abysmal in comparison.
#30
sale
http://www.richersounds.com/images/dotd_thu2.png


not a mis print i paid that much for mine a couple of weeks back.
#31
does anyone know a good place to buy some speaker cable?
#32
This sounds great ( pun intended). We just bought the SR508 from amazon for £350 so this seems a really good deal to me. And yes they really do sound great.
#33
The Yamaha RX-V667 is also available at this price, and is a very good alternative. I honestly would prefer the Yamaha for its slightly warmer sound and the 7.1 pre-outs.
#34
Speaker cable and all cable try N.R Bardwell Ltd on t'internet
#35
chigady
does anyone know a good place to buy some speaker cable?


Stranglely B&Q do some pretty good stuff on par with Cambridge Audio Symphony at RS

http://www.richersounds.com/product/speaker-cables/cambridge-audio/symphony-200/gale-symphony-200

For the money per meter it is pretty good and ample in my opinion for satellites. Quality of cable depends on the quality of your speakers I suppose.
1 Like #36
ulookinatme
Speaker cable and all cable try N.R Bardwell Ltd on t'internet


http://www.analogueseduction.net/product/Nordost_Valhalla_Reference_Speaker_Cable_Bi_Amped_nstvhllaspeca18
#37
would this power B&W 685 fronts well enough?
#38
Probably but I'd argue 685's would justify something better than this.
#39
reelist
would this power B&W 685 fronts well enough?


I'd say no, or you're pushing it anyway.
#40
i went through all the comments to find a comment that said who or what is onkyo and so on, hotukdeals members must be getting more intelligent i guess, or unless the dumb ones have not invaded this deal and posted yet?

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