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Onkyo TX-SR494 Dolby Atmos AV Receiver w/ Monitor Audio Gen2 Speaker Package 5.1 - £699 @ Exceptional AV
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Onkyo TX-SR494 Dolby Atmos AV Receiver w/ Monitor Audio Gen2 Speaker Package 5.1 - £699 @ Exceptional AV

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Posted 2nd Jan

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Seems a good package - the speakers on their own cost £599 from my searches. Effectively you are getting a £350 av receiver for £100!!

Speakers also available in white.

Hope it helps some people out.

Not everyone’s taste and I’m expecting the yoghurt comments!
Community Updates
This package doesn't include speakers for atmos sound.

This is a 5.1 setup which is the standard surround sound. You can see in the images on the website that the connectors are there. You just need to add them separate to this deal.
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  • Amplifier Brand - Onkyo
  • Amplifier Award - No
  • HDMI In - 4
  • HDMI Out - 1
  • Amplifier Power - 135
  • Number of channels - 5.1
  • Dolby Atmos - No
  • DTS: X - No
  • Video Upscaling - No
  • Connections - Analog, Composite, Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical TOSLINK, HDMI, Headphone, S-Video, Subwoofer, USB
  • Features - 4K Passthrough, Audio Return Channel (ARC), Automatic Speaker Calibration, Bluetooth (In-Built), Digital Optical, FM/AM, USB
  • Speaker Type - Satellite
  • Number of Drivers - 1
  • Multi-Room Zones - No
  • Speaker Dimensions - Fronts: 224 x 128 x 128/Centre: 128 x 228 x 128/Subwoofer: 420 x 385 x 385mm
  • Amplifier Dimensions - (W x H x D): 435 x 168 x 326.5 mm
  • Model - TX-SR494
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Don’t buy this unknown brand - save your money and buy a Sony instead
If I buy this and change it for my current onkyo system, what are the chances of the wife noticing?
richh02/01/2020 16:41

Unknown? Maybe if you don't know a lot of this tech. They're one of the …Unknown? Maybe if you don't know a lot of this tech. They're one of the most well known brands and make premium equipment.


That’s great
richh02/01/2020 16:41

Unknown? Maybe if you don't know a lot of this tech. They're one of the …Unknown? Maybe if you don't know a lot of this tech. They're one of the most well known brands and make premium equipment.


Hook, Line & Sinker!
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Hot deal this!
Speakers are great but the amp is nought special..

My advice buy this sell the amp and buy a new amp from richer sounds
Perhaps Dolby Atmos should be added to the title? My first reaction was you can get Dolby Atmos for this price, so others may vote cold thinking it does not support DA. Decent price IMO.
If I buy this and change it for my current onkyo system, what are the chances of the wife noticing?
Certainly a decent starting point for a first Home Theatre setup - Monitor Audio + Onkyo has always been a decent pairing.
Don’t dream it buy it
fastcarmaniac02/01/2020 15:16

If I buy this and change it for my current onkyo system, what are the …If I buy this and change it for my current onkyo system, what are the chances of the wife noticing?


Probably slightly higher than if you hadn't posted this comment on the internet.
When it comes to dairy based snacks, I prefer Danone to Onken.
Edited by: "FunkiestMonkey" 2nd Jan
Don’t buy this unknown brand - save your money and buy a Sony instead
Better than a sound bar.
ishybon02/01/2020 15:50

Don’t buy this unknown brand - save your money and buy a Sony instead


Onkyo been around for years
How straightforward are these to use compared with a Sonos system? We have Sonos at the moment and TV connected via optical to the playbar and it just works. I fancy full surround sound but I don’t want to create hassle in the chain with another remote control and having to switch source every time I want to use it. Would this connect via optical or hdmi/arc and does it need to be switched on and sourced each time I use it?
LOUGHBORO.GUY02/01/2020 16:16

Like Sony


You’ll forever be engrained as the HUKD hero of threads for many. Happy new year!
Edited by: "letslaughadam" 2nd Jan
letslaughadam02/01/2020 16:21

You’ll forever be engrained as the HUKD hero of threads for many. Happy n …You’ll forever be engrained as the HUKD hero of threads for many. Happy new year!


Many thanks happy new year everyone and all the lovely ladies
fastcarmaniac02/01/2020 15:16

If I buy this and change it for my current onkyo system, what are the …If I buy this and change it for my current onkyo system, what are the chances of the wife noticing?


Not very high, unless she's particularly obervant. They are all black boxes to the uninitiated. I managed to get through two models of iPad without my SO noticing (though she did comment the new one was a lot faster, which I put down to my 'cleaning up the apps'!) : -)
I have the Q Acoustics 7000i Plus 5.1 Speaker package, can anyone recommend a good amp? I have a sony stdn 1080 but it messed up and no longer in warranty?
kpmatthews02/01/2020 16:06

How straightforward are these to use compared with a Sonos system? We have …How straightforward are these to use compared with a Sonos system? We have Sonos at the moment and TV connected via optical to the playbar and it just works. I fancy full surround sound but I don’t want to create hassle in the chain with another remote control and having to switch source every time I want to use it. Would this connect via optical or hdmi/arc and does it need to be switched on and sourced each time I use it?



You would connect all your HDMI/Audio devices to the AV, and connect the AV to the TV with HDMI. You'll need to switch AV source, if say you want to go from a Blu-ray player, to TV Audio. They have standby passthrough so you don't need to turn it on to switch sources, but you still need to switch source with the AV.
In the end, it's exactly the same as having everything plugged into the TV, you need to switch sources there too, but as there'll only be a single HDMI input with the TV, the TV source can be left alone, unless you watch Freeview.
Edited by: "rev6" 2nd Jan
ishybon02/01/2020 15:50

Don’t buy this unknown brand - save your money and buy a Sony instead


Unknown? Maybe if you don't know a lot of this tech. They're one of the most well known brands and make premium equipment.
richh02/01/2020 16:41

Unknown? Maybe if you don't know a lot of this tech. They're one of the …Unknown? Maybe if you don't know a lot of this tech. They're one of the most well known brands and make premium equipment.


That’s great
richh02/01/2020 16:41

Unknown? Maybe if you don't know a lot of this tech. They're one of the …Unknown? Maybe if you don't know a lot of this tech. They're one of the most well known brands and make premium equipment.


Gamer90302/01/2020 15:54

Onkyo been around for years


Do you mean yogurt? Onken not Onkyo
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fastcarmaniac02/01/2020 15:16

If I buy this and change it for my current onkyo system, what are the …If I buy this and change it for my current onkyo system, what are the chances of the wife noticing?


At the same time purchase a set of GHD straighteners.
This method will be safe for about 2 hours, enabling the switch.
The new addition of GHD scrambles the memory circuitry.
As a back up also buy a good sturdy tent.
What are these speakers worth on their own if you bought them outright?
fastcarmaniac02/01/2020 15:16

If I buy this and change it for my current onkyo system, what are the …If I buy this and change it for my current onkyo system, what are the chances of the wife noticing?


She'll shout 'what are you doing wasting our money on an unknown brand!'

Don't risk it.
sharaz9002/01/2020 14:41

Hot deal this! Speakers are great but the amp is nought special.. My …Hot deal this! Speakers are great but the amp is nought special.. My advice buy this sell the amp and buy a new amp from richer sounds


Definitely, Onkyo used to be good but those days are gone.
texaspetey02/01/2020 17:42

£599


Cheers! Have to ask tho - is any set of speakers really worth £599? It seems alot! I know people can spend 10s of thousands on speakers but I'm not sure id notice the difference?
the_mercy_of_percy02/01/2020 18:33

Cheers! Have to ask tho - is any set of speakers really worth £599? It …Cheers! Have to ask tho - is any set of speakers really worth £599? It seems alot! I know people can spend 10s of thousands on speakers but I'm not sure id notice the difference?


Reason why I was searching for them is they are currently the best looking and small design speakers for the price I could find and then I stumbled on the package. I used to have Boston acoustics speakers mini xe speakers but they no longer sell them.
Seems like a great deal, thanks OP. Going to be my first foray into proper audio. Should be a very good upgrade from stereo speakers.
richh02/01/2020 16:41

Unknown? Maybe if you don't know a lot of this tech. They're one of the …Unknown? Maybe if you don't know a lot of this tech. They're one of the most well known brands and make premium equipment.


Hook, Line & Sinker!
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It's pity Bush don't 'do' atmos amps. They could bring years of quality to the table.
Doesn't look like a sofa - must be one of their new armchairs.
richh02/01/2020 16:41

Unknown? Maybe if you don't know a lot of this tech. They're one of the …Unknown? Maybe if you don't know a lot of this tech. They're one of the most well known brands and make premium equipment.


Oh dear, you fell for it dude. Loughborough Guy is a legend in these parts.
rev602/01/2020 16:31

You would connect all your HDMI/Audio devices to the AV, and connect the …You would connect all your HDMI/Audio devices to the AV, and connect the AV to the TV with HDMI. You'll need to switch AV source, if say you want to go from a Blu-ray player, to TV Audio. They have standby passthrough so you don't need to turn it on to switch sources, but you still need to switch source with the AV.In the end, it's exactly the same as having everything plugged into the TV, you need to switch sources there too, but as there'll only be a single HDMI input with the TV, the TV source can be left alone, unless you watch Freeview.


Thanks. How would this work with smart tv apps?
hcc2702/01/2020 21:30

Oh dear, you fell for it dude. Loughborough Guy is a legend in these parts.


Cheers happy new year
Gamer90302/01/2020 15:54

Onkyo been around for years


The parent company owns Denon Pioneer. Their goods have been sold in Richer Sounds and others for years
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