Onkyo TX-SR608 AV Receiver incl delivery 399.90 @ audio affair - HotUKDeals
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Onkyo stresses that while the SR608 is an "entry level" AV receiver, its capabilities are far from ordinary with six HDMI 1.4 inputs, 1080p HDMI upscaling, 7.2 channel audio, 160W per channel and the latest HD sound modes. HDMI 1.4a also brings compatibility with the new 3D video format, as well as an Audio Return Channel from your display back to the receiver.

Complementing HDMI on the input front, you have an analog RGB video input for connecting your PC, and a Universal Port for Onkyo peripherals. All video sources, regardless of resolution, can be upscaled to big and beautiful 1080p via HDMI and Faroudja DCDi Cinema.

Audio processing incorporates quality Burr-Brown DACs, lossless Dolby and DTS codecs, and the expanded surround formats of Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby Pro Logic® IIz. Three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry and jitter-cleaning technology work to ensure extremely precise and faithful amplification. In recognition of the TX-SR608’s outstanding A/V prowess, it has been awarded THX® Select2 Plus Certification.

Review

'Refined, open and spacious surround field; brilliant tonal balance; tons of features for the money' (What Hi-Fi magazine)

'This receiver from Onkyo is a real flag in the sand, marking a return to form. You've got subtlety and 7.2 support here, and a refined, spacious sound' (What Hi-Fi magazine)

Advanced Features

- THX® Select2 Plus™ Certified
- HDMI® (Version 1.4a to Support 3D and Audio Return Channel) with Deep Color™, x.v.Color™, LipSync, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC
- Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio™ Decoding
- HDMI Video Upscaling to 1080p with Faroudja DCDi Cinema™
- Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz for New Surround Channels
- Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs (PCM1690) for All Channels
- Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry
- Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology
- Audyssey 2EQ™ for Room Acoustic Correction
- Audyssey Dynamic Volume™
- Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for Loudness Correction
- Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2 Line-Out for Playback of Separate Source in Another Room
- Overlaid Graphical On-Screen Display (OSD) via HDMI
- 2 Parallel Subwoofer Pre Outs
- Analog RGB Video Input (D-sub, 15 pin) for PC

Amplifier Features

- 160 W/Ch at 6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1 Channel Driven, IEC
- WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
- High-Current Low-Impedance Drive
- H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High Power Transformer
- Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
- Bi-Amping Capability

Processing Features

- Advanced 32-Bit Processing DSP Chip
- 4 DSP Modes for Gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG (Role Playing Game)
- Music Optimizer™ for Compressed Digital Music Files
- Pure Audio Mode
- Direct Mode
- Double Bass Function
- Non-Scaling Configuration
- A-Form Listening Mode Memory
- Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround Function

Connection Features

- Universal Port for Single-Cable Connection of Optional Onkyo Dock for iPhone™/iPod® or DAB+ Radio Tuner
- Audio and 1080p Video Processing via HDMI (1 Front/5 Rear Inputs and 1 Output)
- HDTV-Capable (720p/1080i) Component Video Switching (2 Inputs and 1 Output)
- Front-Panel Audio Input for Portable Devices
- Front-Panel Auxiliary A/V Input
- 4 Digital Inputs (2 Optical and 2 Coaxial)
- 4 A/V Inputs and 1 Output
- Video Output (Monitor)
- 2 Audio Inputs
- Color-Coded, Banana Plug-Compatible Speaker Posts
- Headphone Jack

Other Features

- Crossover Adjustment (40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/200 Hz)
- A/V Sync Control Function (Up to 200 ms in 10 ms Steps)
- Tone Control (Bass/Treble) for Front L/R Channels
- Display Dimmer (Normal/Dim/Dimmer)
- Sleep Timer (via Remote)
- Battery-Free Memory Backup
- RDS (PS/RT/PTY/TP)
- 40 FM/AM Random Presets
- RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for System Control
- Compatible with RI (Remote Interactive) Dock for iPod
- Preprogrammed RI Remote Control

Specifications

- Power Output (6 ohm): 160W Per Channel
- Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.08% (1 kHz, 1W Output)
- Input Sensitivity and Impedance: 200 mV/47 k Ohm (line), 200 mV/2.2 k Ohm (rec out)
- Output Level and Impedance: 200 mV/2.2 k Ohm (rec out)
- Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB
- Signal to Noise (S/N) Ratio: 106 dB
- Power Supply: 230V AC
- Power Consumption: 620 W
- Dimensions (mm): 435W x 176H x 329D
- Weight (kg): 11.5

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2 Likes #2
Can I do it this time? :D
#3
Looks like a good price for a very well reviewed receiver:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/home-cinema/review/2010/08/25/Onkyo-TX-SR608/p1

Heat added.
#4
ive just bought one great dealfor such a well known make thankyou
#5
Lakeside
Can I do it this time? :D


I can't remember the user name who said it a first but he should be a hotukdeal hall of famer
#6
Onkyo?

ONKYO?

What kind of name is that?

Is that some kind of pig speak?

Oink-yo?

They make electrical appliances?

What madness this?

Clearly you should pay MORE for better known product, yes PAY MORE, you cheapskates!!!!!!

Onkyo, yeah, right!

As if a serious company would EVER be called that....




















I'm going to hell, I know, please forgive me..... lol :D
#7
The unknown-brand to a well-known few..lol !

Edited By: stealthx on Nov 14, 2010 17:20
#8
I have Onkyo 1x DVD Player, 1x Bluray, 2x Amps :P

Good price can't find cheaper so hot :)
#9
2manytoyz
Lakeside
Can I do it this time? :D


I can't remember the user name who said it a first but he should be a hotukdeal hall of famer


To Be held in HUKD infamy:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/onkyo-dvbd606-black-blu-ray-player-/693013

Edited By: schizoboy on Nov 14, 2010 17:21
#10
wicked bit of kit!!!
#11
heat added- good deal... hope this isn't against the t+c's but i bagged one on eBay from http://****.co.uk/Onkyo-TX-SR608-Black-Official-Onkyo-UK-Dealer-/280588329325?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_Video_HomeCinemaSystems&hash=item41545e216d for just over £300 + quidco (factory refurb). Anyone else tight may be interested :)
L
#12
Always makes me chuckle when there is an onkyo deal you get the usual suspects commenting
#13
2manytoyz
Lakeside
Can I do it this time? :D
I can't remember the user name who said it a first but he should be a hotukdeal hall of famer

He's behiiiiiiiind you!
#14
schizoboy

I'm going to hell, I know, please forgive me..... lol :D


lol
See you there!
#15
Someone has been converted.
#16
Never heard of them - save your money and buy Sony people.
1 Like #17
I bought one of these about a month ago from richersounds as I was interested in a clearance 607 but they didn`t have any. I said at the time what about 608 then and he said its 450. I had seen it for 400 on special on another website and they agreed to sell it to me for £389! So go to richersounds if you have one near you.
#18
Threads like this always make me laugh, I got an Onkyo TX-SR605 from Richer Sounds and I've been very happy with it. Only reason I would think about buying a new one is for more HDMI inputs and 1.4 compatibility.
Exceptionally tempted at this price, was sorely tempted when Richer Sounds were offering a free ipod dock @ £449 but I think that deal is over. I'm guessing the ebay purchase was a best offer deal as the recons are £349 on ebay atmo.
#19
furiousbadger
I bought one of these about a month ago from richersounds as I was interested in a clearance 607 but they didn`t have any. I said at the time what about 608 then and he said its 450. I had seen it for 400 on special on another website and they agreed to sell it to me for £389! So go to richersounds if you have one near you.

Thanks for the tip <3
#20
there are cheaper ways to fry an egg! no, good deal if you like Onkyo, but why buy this over the yamaha 667 - which is also £50 cheaper...
banned#21
Ahh, what is HDUK without Onkyo deals!!! Always bring a smile...
#22
LOUGHBORO GUY
ive just bought one great dealfor such a well known make thankyou

Never heard of them,save your dosh for a well known brand!



























LOL, irony.
#23
looks like they are trying to compete with the £100 price drop of the Yamaha 667 but with the 667 at £349.99 I still feel that is a better option. However, I can't find this one cheaper at the moment, these guys did have it for £389.99 but that only lasted 3 days before the price went back up http://www.exceptional-av.co.uk/product.php?fdProductId=392 Heat Added
#24
I've got one of these and paid a fair bit more, hot deal and if you're in the market it's a great amp.
#25
Yam only has 4 hdmi inputs and is lower rated output also not as good VP capabilities so the Onkyo def worth the extra £50
#26
nah better stick with Sony..

JOKE!! put your guns away :)
banned#27
Never disappoints.
2 Likes #28
For what it's worth you can use the discount code "birthday" to get £10 off any order over £60 :)

Ends tonight i think.
1 Like #29
I bought one of these at RS last week, I got them down to £410 (so that made £450 with the 5 year warranty) Wish I'd waited a week now.

This is a great sounding amp and if you're just sticking HDMI's into it I'd say it's perfect for you. I had some troubles with mine because my media centre (original xbox running XBMC) uses components and this amp just couldn't handle the switching resolutions when it was trying to upscale. Turning off all upscaling has sorted it.

It's a better sounding 7.2 amp than any other brand at this price point and it's THX certified. What more do you want?
#30
Onkyo 2010 series TX-SR608 offers features far beyond your expectation at this price range.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsrop2VTs5E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJTg7R8MKQw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2jZRCQCsqM

Edited By: stealthx on Nov 14, 2010 20:44
#31
Sh4rk_test
For what it's worth you can use the discount code "birthday" to get £10 off any order over £60 :)

Ends tonight i think.

Thanks for the code :D Ordered and heat added thanks OP
#32
Thanks OP, just ordered at £389.90 using code. Should be a perfect replacement for my TX-SR507
1 Like #33
Kimboball
there are cheaper ways to fry an egg! no, good deal if you like Onkyo, but why buy this over the yamaha 667 - which is also £50 cheaper...


In fairness to Onkyo they have actually incorporated this year in their SRxx8 range a cooling fan.

But you still have to question why one is necessary, it has been stated before that it is the upscaling chipset that creates the heat...if this is so, how come Sony, Pioneer, Yamaha, Denon, Marantz et all don't run so damned hot.

Prevention is better than cure, and that's what puts me off Onkyo personally, but one thing you do get with Onkyo always is plenty of inputs if thats what your main priority is.
#34
Can l plug my 8 track into this.
#35
its a great name susie loves it too
#36
cicobuff
Kimboball
there are cheaper ways to fry an egg! no, good deal if you like Onkyo, but why buy this over the yamaha 667 - which is also £50 cheaper...


In fairness to Onkyo they have actually incorporated this year in their SRxx8 range a cooling fan.

But you still have to question why one is necessary, it has been stated before that it is the upscaling chipset that creates the heat...if this is so, how come Sony, Pioneer, Yamaha, Denon, Marantz et all don't run so damned hot.

Prevention is better than cure, and that's what puts me off Onkyo personally, but one thing you do get with Onkyo always is plenty of inputs if thats what your main priority is.


+ 1 yamaha for me at this sort of price point, for more pennies a pio.

Edited By: CHEESYPUFF on Nov 14, 2010 21:29
#37
LOUGHBORO GUY
ive just bought one great dealfor such a well known make thankyou

nooooooo, i cant believe you've ordered one of these... for £10 more you could have had a sony! lmao ;)
#38
Got one for about £400 as part of a package. Absolutely stonking piece of kit and cannot be faulted on bit. Has received top reviews on Whathifi and I have not read one bad thing about is vs any sub £1000 AV amplifier.

The word Onkyo translates as "sound harmony" for those that find the name a little odd
#39
nictry
Yam only has 4 hdmi inputs and is lower rated output also not as good VP capabilities so the Onkyo def worth the extra £50
Yamaha has 5 actually and I take it you have compared the two side by side and taken your speakers into account or are you swayed by big numbers ;)

I have heard both and if the Yamaha was £50 more than £50 less it would still win for me, it is down to personal choice...
#40
Got one yesterday for £389 - Thank you!

However just noticed that the price has came up to £449 - expired?

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