Onkyo TX-NR626 7.2 Channel AV Amplifier (BLACK) now down to £199.95 for VIP customers (INSTORE or via TELSALES ONLY) @ Richer Sounds
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Onkyo TX-NR626 7.2 Channel AV Amplifier (BLACK) now down to £199.95 for VIP customers (INSTORE or via TELSALES ONLY) @ Richer Sounds

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Found 29th May 2014
Great AV amp for the money...and its just got even cheaper!.

I have this myself and certainly cant fault it.

To get this price you need to have first joined the free VIP club.

**Deal is available in-store or via tele-sales only - no internet ordered unfortunately!**

Spec Below:

POWER AND QUALITY IN PERFECT HARMONY

With a meaty 120 watts per channel, the Onkyo TXNR626 offers serious clout. Onkyo's WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) makes all the difference against its rivals. WRAT gives a more dynamic sound with a punchier bass response. Added to this is a discrete output stage. By using discrete (separate) components rather than an IC chip, superior quality components can be used for a more detailed sound quality. Combined with this is Onkyo's Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry, for the front and centre channels. This reduces distortion to much lower levels giving a crisp and pure sound quality.

7.2 CHANNELS WITH THE OPTION OF BI-AMPING

With seven rather than five channels, the TXNR626 adds front effect speakers for a more enveloping sound. You also get the additional benefit of the more advanced Dolby ProLogic IIz processor, which enhances TV viewing in surround. If you were wondering what the "7.2" channel output means, that's explained by the TXNR626 twin subwoofer outputs. When used in this way you get a better spread of bass and can use two smaller, but "faster" sounding subwoofers for a tighter, better controlled bass. As an alternative to using the seven channel outputs, you can use the standard five but with the front speakers bi-amped. This gives added control and is especially impressive in stereo mode when you'll hear a much broader and better controlled sound.

MARVELL QDEO 4K VIDEO SCALING

Going one stage further than conventional 1080p upscaling, this processor has the power to upscale to twice that level! With 4K the horizontal pixel count of 1080p TV increases from 1920 to around 4000 (there are several formats all offering slight variations). With 4K screens beginning to make more of an appearance this year, by equipping this Onkyo AV receiver with 4K upscaling, Onkyo have engineered in comprehensive levels of future proofing. In the meantime you can also upscale signals to 1080p for the best image quality with Full HD TVs and projectors. The HDMI sockets now also allow 4K pass-through, for hassle free switching and viewing without the receiver needing to be turned on.

IMPROVED NETWORKING ABILITY - NOW WITH BLUETOOTH AND WIFI

Always a strong point, the Onkyo TXNR626 is better than ever when it comes to network connectivity. For the first time, Onkyo has equipped the TXNR626 with a built-in Bluetooth receiver. Pair up with your tablet, smartphone, laptop or other device and stream your stored music straight to the receiver - wire free! Also new is built-in wi-fi. This means you can connect to your home hub without the need for a separate wi-fi dongle. Once connected up, the TXNR626 still has some of the finest networking features. You can access a massive range of Internet radio stations plus cloud-based music servers such as the hugely popular last.fm and Spotify. In addition to this, DLNA certification ensures it's easy to stream music from your laptop or PC. Added together, this streaming flexibility makes the TXNR626 much more than just an AV receiver, it makes it a complete music server.

CLASS-LEADING CONTROL INTERFACES

Like many of its rivals, the Onkyo TX-NR626 features the option of an app based control. Available free for either Apple or Android devices, the control app lets you use your smartphone as a clear and comprehensive controller. Unlike others, however, the TXNR626 also features InstaPrevue. This innovative new technology uses the HDMI connections to preview other sources via picture-in-picture. Brilliant for seamless source switching, InstaPrevue is a joy to use.

EXCELLENT CONNECTIVITY NOW INCLUDING MHL AND A PHONO STAGE

No fewer than six HDMI sockets are provided with one now being MHL (Mobile High Definition Link) compatible. This lets you stream video at up to 1080p from compatible smartphones. Added to this are twin HDMI outputs, making the TX-NR626 ideal for using with both a TV and a projector. The TXNR626 also features an active/passive Zone 2 output - perfect for music in another room. There's also a front USB socket that's ideal for connecting up a USB memory stick device and playing stored music (not Apple iOS compatible). Being musically minded, the TXNR626 comes with an MM phono stage - enabling you to connect up a record deck without the need for a separate phono pre-amp. Finally, all the speaker connections feature 4mm banana sockets for the best quality connection possible.

139 Comments

Original Poster

You might also be able to use the £10 off a £100 spend voucher (also shown at the bottom of the web flyer I've linked the deal to) but this technically isn't allowed.

In practice I find it's down to manager's discretion

My favorite

Isn't this the model which had major issues with the HDMI board?

Original Poster

chaywa

Isn't this the model which had major issues with the HDMI board?



Nope you're thinking TX-NR609 - An AV amp from about 3 years back.

It usually takes 2 or more years for the HDMI board to fail.

Original Poster

rev6

It usually takes 2 or more years for the HDMI board to fail.



....and then when it does you call Onkyo and either get a free repair or a replacement...I got the latter

Original Poster

Trusted Reviews of the amp here:

trustedreviews.com/onk…iew

It was £500 when they reviewed it back in June last year!

Original Poster

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LOUGHBORO GUY

My favorite

I might log on to the main site just to like this comment!

Great price for a new settee!

I went from a TX-SR605 (which I thought was good) to a TX-NR626 - love it!

DomManley

I might log on to the main site just to like this comment!

your welcome

Original Poster

Before we get the usual responses posted, and to save time, here they are now:

1. Onkywho?
2. I don't buy unknown brands
3. Should get a Sony
4. Bush is better
5. Where do I insert the tape?
6. Does this sofa come in any other colours?
7. Expensive for a yoghurt - thanks to Buzz for that one!

Ok, now let's get back to the amp
Edited by: "DAZZ2000" 29th May 2014

Worth every penny - excellent kit

Is this hdmi 2.0 and 4K 60fps passthrough compatible? if not they're probably just clearing old stock for space to introduce the next gen of 4K amps.

But who do you ring? The specific store?

A lot of spec for the price. I'm hesitant to recommend Onkyo, I've got the TX-NR515 which has caused me no end of issues to date. A load of firmware updates later I thought it was stable but then the sound output died and it's currently in for repair

I'd recommend getting the 5 year guarantee from Richer Sounds for £25, at this price and with the guarantee I'd say it's worth a gamble

Original Poster

klanker

A lot of spec for the price. I'm hesitant to recommend Onkyo, I've got … A lot of spec for the price. I'm hesitant to recommend Onkyo, I've got the TX-NR515 which has caused me no end of issues to date. A load of firmware updates later I thought it was stable but then the sound output died and it's currently in for repair :(I'd recommend getting the 5 year guarantee from Richer Sounds for £25, at this price and with the guarantee I'd say it's worth a gamble



Agree with you about the extended warranty. At 10% (£20) it's a no brainer

Type your comment here...awesome kit

Excellent kit! I paid £270 for mine.

Banned

Unknown brand. Avoid. My expert advice: get a Sony.
Edited by: "bargainking2" 29th May 2014

Editor

Lot of money for a yoghurt Daz (_;)

Original Poster

BuzzDuraband

Lot of money for a yoghurt Daz (_;)



Missed that quote off my list...buggar!

Twin HDMI.. so tempted.

Can`t fault Onkyo recently in my experience, they put their hands up and admitted the HDMI board faults with the 609. Mine has just come back from free out of warranty repair, failed at 2 1/2 years. I would get a 5 year warranty though just in case, it would be silly not to.

Original Poster

bargainking2

Unknown brand. Avoid. My expert advice: get a Sony.



Didn't miss these; see post 12, points 2 and 3

Original Poster

Ajazb

http://m.hotukdeals.com/search?action=search&keywords=bush+



There is such thing as too much bush.

You'll be needing cream soon

Original Poster

Ferndy

Can`t fault Onkyo recently in my experience, they put their hands up and … Can`t fault Onkyo recently in my experience, they put their hands up and admitted the HDMI board faults with the 609. Mine has just come back from free out of warranty repair, failed at 2 1/2 years. I would get a 5 year warranty though just in case, it would be silly not to.



Same here; they gave me a brand new Tx-nr626 in place of my HDMI board shafted 609 that was 2 1/2 years old and said I'd have a full 2 years warranty on the replacement. I can't fault them for that and I certainly will buy onkyo again with that level of service

Onkyo, perfect for frying your eggs on, unless they have changed their video processing chipsets.

If thats changed, one things for sure, their design is still as butt ugly as ever, may not be surprised to read I have never been an Onkyo fan, heat added for the price, hard pushed to find anything other than 5.1 amps at this price, and whilst bi-wiring is the most pointless thing ever, bi-amping is very useful, unless you are one of the very few people that actually does a full 7.1 arrangement.

Thanks, might upgrade from my onkyo tx-sr308 as I could do with bluetooth for streaming,

Original Poster

cicobuff

Onkyo, perfect for frying your eggs on, unless they have changed their … Onkyo, perfect for frying your eggs on, unless they have changed their video processing chipsets. If thats changed, one things for sure, their design is still as butt ugly as ever, may not be surprised to read I have never been an Onkyo fan, heat added for the price, hard pushed to find anything other than 5.1 amps at this price, and whilst bi-wiring is the most pointless thing ever, bi-amping is very useful, unless you are one of the very few people that actually does a full 7.1 arrangement.



Thanks for the heat. Personally I like the look of their amps. More importantly they're functional. This new 626 doesn't seem to get that warm. I'd go for a Pioneer if it didn't mean parting with about 3 times the amount to get one that'd beat this

LOUGHBORO GUY

My favorite



Favorite? That's the American spelling. OMG. Loughboro Guy has turned into Nashville Guy.

Original Poster

jamgin

Favorite? That's the American spelling. OMG. Loughboro Guy has turned … Favorite? That's the American spelling. OMG. Loughboro Guy has turned into Nashville Guy.



I suspect he'd be more of a TennesseeGuy in that case

DAZZ2000

I suspect he'd be more of a TennesseeGuy in that case



Loughboro's Guys American cousin only likes Radio Shack amps too....

jamgin

Favorite? That's the American spelling. OMG. Loughboro Guy has turned … Favorite? That's the American spelling. OMG. Loughboro Guy has turned into Nashville Guy.



Please do not listen to The Chameleons using an Onkyo amp, they deserve much better.

BTW are you aware that Chameleons Vox are playing Manc Academy 2 in December over two nights, full albums. First night What does Anything Mean Basically, and second night Strange Times.

In two minds about going to be honest, after what Burgess did across John Lever.

Original Poster

jamgin

Loughboro's Guys American cousin only likes Radio Shack amps too....



That's cool; onkyo bought radio shack out
Edited by: "DAZZ2000" 29th May 2014

Original Poster

cicobuff

Please do not listen to The Chameleons using an Onkyo amp, they deserve … Please do not listen to The Chameleons using an Onkyo amp, they deserve much better. BTW are you aware that Chameleons Vox are playing Manc Academy 2 in December over two nights, full albums. First night What does Anything Mean Basically, and second night Strange Times.In two minds about going to be honest, after what Burgess did across John Lever.



Keep us posted on whether you go or not...

By the way .... Who the Feck are the Chameleons?. My amp has yet to be contaminated by them

DAZZ2000

Keep us posted on whether you go or not...By the way .... Who the Feck … Keep us posted on whether you go or not...By the way .... Who the Feck are the Chameleons?. My amp has yet to be contaminated by them



Probably one of the most well loved but commercially unsuccessful Manchester post-punk bands, big influence on bands such as Interpol, The Editors etc.

Some confusion why I brought them up in this thread, I noticed Jamgin's avatar was of their third album "Strange Times"
Edited by: "cicobuff" 29th May 2014

What hi-fi review tested at £500:

whathifi.com/rev…626
Edited by: "captainbeaky" 29th May 2014

I'm sure it's very good, but I hope you don't have any trouble with it. Onkyo Europe took over a week to respond to my support request for my CR-N755, and their advice was to factory-reset it. Admittedly it worked, but I had to send them about four increasingly angry e-mails before they even responded.
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