ONKYO TXNR414 Network AV Receiver £149.95 @ Richer Sounds
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ONKYO TXNR414 Network AV Receiver £149.95 @ Richer Sounds

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Found 16th Jul 2013
About £50 cheaper than most, seems to have plenty features for a budget AV receiver.

With comprehensive networking and the new InstaPrevue source switching, the Onkyo TX-NR414 packs a lot in for a budget AV receiver.

UNRIVALLED NETWORKING ABILITY

At its price, the Onkyo TXNR414 is simply unrivalled for networking ability. Connect via Ethernet or use an optional Onkyo dongle to join your wireless network. From here you'll be able to 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 TXNR414 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-NR414 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 TXNR414 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.

HIGH QUALITY SOUND THAT YOU'D EXPECT FROM ONKYO

With nearly 30% more power than the model below, the Onkyo TX-NR414 is a powerful performer. It's not just about power, either, it's about quality, too. The TX-NR414 also comes with Onkyo's WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology). 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. It's not just the amplifier technology that makes Onkyo receivers stand out. Burr-Brown 192/24 DACs for all channels, an advanced 32-Bit Processing Chip makes this an impressive sounding AV receiver on the digital side, too.

3D COMPATIBILITY AND PROCESSING POWER TO MATCH THE LATEST FORMATS

Featuring 3D compatibility and high definition decoding, the Onkyo TXNR414 is fully equipped to match the highest spec Blu-ray players. With 3D compatibility you can run your 3D Blu-ray player, PS3 and Sky 3D box via the receiver and in to your 3D compatible TV; all with the minimum of fuss. The latest and most powerful processing has always been at the heart of Onkyo's receivers, and the TXNR414 is no exception. It will handle high-definition lossless audio codecs from Dolby and DTS. This high resolution surround sound processing makes it the perfect partner for Blu-ray with all the potential for audio excellence this source provides.

SIMPLY THE BEST CONNECTIVITY IN ITS CLASS

It may be one of Onkyo's budget models, but this doesn't stop the TXNR414 from boasting a highly impressive six HDMI sockets. This is also the first model in the range to feature a passive Zone 2 output - perfect for music via active speakers in another room. Added to this are a wide range of other sockets including twin component inputs for older DVD players and four digital audio inputs. There's also a front-mounted USB socket. It might not look much, but this little socket will transform the sound quality from your iPod or iPhone. By connecting to the USB, you'll benefit from a digital connection. This gives a direct signal and, hence, purer sound quality than using a conventional dock or analogue input. If you don't have an iPod or iPhone, the USB socket will also accept music signals from other MP3 players or multi-media devices.

If you're looking for more than just a basic AV receiver but at an affordable price, the Onkyo TXNR414 brings new levels of sophistication to its market. And then some!
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Wait for it....
Is it better than Sony and can you fry eggs on it!?
Im sure me son has bought one of these, yep its a SR309?
Shame no online sales.
Looked at this but decided the comments about the HMDI interface was too much risk for me. Ended up with the Yamaha RX V373 as I decided I did not really need networking and it has 4k support so a little future proofing as well
Its an oldie but a goodie

See first reply:
D'oh!
Edited by: "mittromney" 16th Jul 2013
Never heared of Onkyo, better to stick to known brands like sony etc. Also cant help but think it looks like a sofa in the pic.
hukdbargain

Never heared of Onkyo, better to stick to known brands like sony etc. … Never heared of Onkyo, better to stick to known brands like sony etc. Also cant help but think it looks like a sofa in the pic.



Clearly you know little about hifi, Onkyo are very well regarded as makers of fine equipment. Sony make stuff for Currys shoppers, OK in its way but you get what you pay for. No audiophile would go near most Sony products.
jongerry

Clearly you know little about hifi, Onkyo are very well regarded as … Clearly you know little about hifi, Onkyo are very well regarded as makers of fine equipment. Sony make stuff for Currys shoppers, OK in its way but you get what you pay for. No audiophile would go near most Sony products.



Hahaha. We have a winner!!!!! Hook line and sinker.
wait until it breaks... been over a month now and still no sign of my 609 returning
jongerry

Clearly you know little about hifi, Onkyo are very well regarded as … Clearly you know little about hifi, Onkyo are very well regarded as makers of fine equipment. Sony make stuff for Currys shoppers, OK in its way but you get what you pay for. No audiophile would go near most Sony products.

HaHa Gotcha.
I have an onkyo av receiver (TX-SR608) and it works fine, I have 2 friends with this very receiver and both work fine.
I come across these onkyo deal threads and pop in for a look only to be disappointed by the same old crap jokes, I wish an onkyo thread could be about onkyo products.
still heat issues?
hukdbargain

Never heared of Onkyo, better to stick to known brands like sony etc. … Never heared of Onkyo, better to stick to known brands like sony etc. Also cant help but think it looks like a sofa in the pic.


Onkyo is a very well respected and famous Audio brand from Japan..it's much more high end than Sony...the reason you never heard of it is because they make quality higher end models only.they don't make mainstream cheap,budget equipment.Sony makes some great gear too (expensive models only) but Sony also makes tons of cheap budget market filler junk theseadays on par with stuff LG and Samsung put out.

Edited by: "Dante4KR" 16th Jul 2013
Tequila

Onkyo is a very well respected and famous Audio brand from Japan..it's … Onkyo is a very well respected and famous Audio brand from Japan..it's much more high end than Sony...the reason you never heard of it is because they make quality higher end models only.they don't make mainstream cheap,budget equipment.Sony makes some great gear too (expensive models only) but Sony also makes tons of cheap budget market filler junk theseadays on par with stuff LG and Samsung put out.


I think this model comes with a 6 pack of eggs?
skeptic

still heat issues?


I have heat issues, still too warm for me even with windows open and a fan on! :-D
hukdbargain

Never heared of Onkyo, better to stick to known brands like sony etc. … Never heared of Onkyo, better to stick to known brands like sony etc. Also cant help but think it looks like a sofa in the pic.



I have to agree, much better to stick with known brands. I have a Bush hi fidelity music system (which holds up to 3 cd's at a time!) with a phono input and I would guess, being British made, it performs much better than this moon-speak junk.
Freddie Mercury

I have to agree, much better to stick with known brands. I have a Bush hi … I have to agree, much better to stick with known brands. I have a Bush hi fidelity music system (which holds up to 3 cd's at a time!) with a phono input and I would guess, being British made, it performs much better than this moon-speak junk.


Bush make some top end equipment.
rev6

Bush make some top end equipment.



Exactly!
rev6

Bush make some top end equipment.


Yes, this is very true, you can't beat a nice Bush!
errolevans

Yes, this is very true, you can't beat a nice Bush!


Especially when it's called Kate. Unbelievable!
not apple cold
Freddie Mercury

I have to agree, much better to stick with known brands. I have a Bush hi … I have to agree, much better to stick with known brands. I have a Bush hi fidelity music system (which holds up to 3 cd's at a time!) with a phono input and I would guess, being British made, it performs much better than this moon-speak junk.

Sounds a similar setup to mine, sound quality is superb. U cant cut corners when it comes to amps, u have to go for the well known brands.
perhaps a silly question.....

where does the subwoofer get connected, dont see a port for sw?
Currently the 515 is £100 more, is it worth shelling out the extra 100 quid for the next model up?
paul30

Currently the 515 is £100 more, is it worth shelling out the extra 100 … Currently the 515 is £100 more, is it worth shelling out the extra 100 quid for the next model up?



I've been looking at AV Receivers for the past few days. As far as I can see, the £149.95 model would be classed as low-end (but still better than most all-in-one systems that you can buy.

The problem is, the 515 is £100 more - but then you look at the 616 and it's an additional £50 over the 515. Where do you stop?

I've read other advice on forums stating that you should be spending at least twice as much on the speakers for a 5.1 system as you do on the amp (at least). That means that, if you go for the low end model at £150, you'd be looking for a speaker system for at least £300.

The forums seem to be of the opinion that splashing out extra on the amplifier is a waste of time unless your budget is large enough to buy speakers that will fully take advantage of the power of the amp.

That being said, maybe these forums are just pure audio-heads and it's possible that this amp, together with a £200 speaker system such as the Tannoy SFX5.1 will blow any all-in-one system that you could buy for the same money out of the water. I don't know but I'll be buying something soon. Just investigating now.
kratos80

perhaps a silly question.....where does the subwoofer get connected, dont … perhaps a silly question.....where does the subwoofer get connected, dont see a port for sw?


Single phono out called "Pre Out Subwoofer"
kratos80

perhaps a silly question.....where does the subwoofer get connected, dont … perhaps a silly question.....where does the subwoofer get connected, dont see a port for sw?



It gets connected at the subwoofer port...

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/7238/oj2s.jpg
Where's Loughboro Guy?

He should be here the fish are nibbling.
nublets2k

It gets connected at the subwoofer port...



Only one socket for the sub-woofer. Looks like Onkyo are cutting corners again.
jamgin

Only one socket for the sub-woofer. Looks like Onkyo are cutting corners … Only one socket for the sub-woofer. Looks like Onkyo are cutting corners again.



It's a low end amp. How many would you expect?
nublets2k

It's a low end amp. How many would you expect?



There's space for the socket.Would have cost pennies to wire in the missing one.
jamgin

There's space for the socket.Would have cost pennies to wire in the … There's space for the socket.Would have cost pennies to wire in the missing one.


You could say the same for TV's limiting HDMI ports. You want 2 subs, get the 515 (or higher)
Tequila

Onkyo is a very well respected and famous Audio brand from Japan..it's … Onkyo is a very well respected and famous Audio brand from Japan..it's much more high end than Sony...the reason you never heard of it is because they make quality higher end models only.they don't make mainstream cheap,budget equipment.Sony makes some great gear too (expensive models only) but Sony also makes tons of cheap budget market filler junk theseadays on par with stuff LG and Samsung put out.



... and the next one please ...

Where's Loughboro Guy when you really need him?
jamgin

There's space for the socket.Would have cost pennies to wire in the … There's space for the socket.Would have cost pennies to wire in the missing one.



Well yeah, it probably uses the same main board layout as the 515. If you want the second socket (and 7.2 etc) you buy the model up.

It's not about cutting corners, it's how business works.
hukdbargain

Never heared of Onkyo, better to stick to known brands like sony etc. … Never heared of Onkyo, better to stick to known brands like sony etc. Also cant help but think it looks like a sofa in the pic.


Will these sofa jokes ever die out? They're getting old, and tbh they weren't funny in the first place. The cheaper onkyo models seem like a hit and miss. People often complaining about something or the other going wrong.
Darkman

Looked at this but decided the comments about the HMDI interface was too … Looked at this but decided the comments about the HMDI interface was too much risk for me. Ended up with the Yamaha RX V373 as I decided I did not really need networking and it has 4k support so a little future proofing as well



I can't turn my ONKYO off now - it takes 5 mins at least to warm up enough for my HDMI output to work. Won't be buying again.

It wasn't magical to begin with, it was ok. For the size it should be ok!! The amount of heat it kicks off is simply incredible. I can't be arsed looking up the model number, before anyone complains - it was a SR606 or some such thing.
Shame theres no multi channel audio in, plenty of space on the back for it.
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