ONKYO TXSR309 AV Receiver  (3D Ready, Dolby True HD) for £149.95 @ RicherSounds (Instore Only)
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ONKYO TXSR309 AV Receiver (3D Ready, Dolby True HD) for £149.95 @ RicherSounds (Instore Only)

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Found 9th Apr 2012
Once again, Onkyo has raised the bar, making the TXSR309 the ultimate starter AV receiver.

Building on the already class-leading TX-SR308, the new TX-SR309 adds an iPhone/iPod compatible USB port, enhanced jitter reduction technology and sleek new styling.

As before, though, what truly marks the TXSR309 out from its competitors is the inclusion of both 3D compatibility and high-definition audio processing; many rivals still only provide one or the other. 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 TXSR309 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.

It's not just the processing power but quality, too, that makes Onkyo receivers stand out. Burr-Brown 192/24 DACs for all channels, an advanced 32-Bit Processing Chip and a high power transformer help to give the TXSR-309 class-leading sound quality and an equally impressive 85 watts power output (dynamic measurement at 8 ohms).

This may be the baby of the Onkyo range but, when it comes to connecting up, there's a surprisingly comprehensive range of sockets - as good as many mid-range receivers from just a year or two ago. Three HDMI inputs and an output let you route your Blu-ray, digital TV and games console through to the TV. Added to this are a wide range of other sockets including twin component inputs for older DVD players and three digital audio inputs. New to the TX-SR309 is 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.

Finally, one of the features we like most about the Onkyo AV receivers is how easy they are to set up. With an overlaid On-Screen Display, adjusting settings is straight-forward, while the simple menu logically takes you through the fine-tuning of your system.

As budget AV receivers go, the TX-SR309 is a gem and, yet again, if you're looking for a path into proper home cinema then the Onkyo TX-SR309 is still the number one route.
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FTCom

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I prefer my s0ny insteads

Once again, Onkyo has raised the bar



Limbo!
They are cheap for a reason. Richer Sounds are still making a profit at this price!
ONKYO is an anagram of Yoko Ono

(If you split one of the "o"s into two)

..the ONKYO sings better though.
See it HERE for yourself

( I know it's edited, but it makes it more amusing & that helps to fool people, right ? )
Edited by: "bbbazman" 9th Apr 2012
bbbazman

ONKYO is an anagram of Yoko Ono(If you split one of the "o"s into … ONKYO is an anagram of Yoko Ono(If you split one of the "o"s into two)..the ONKYO sings better though.



Bored over Easter were we?
I love it when Onkyo stuff gets put on here. I freakin love it! If it gets over 50 humorous replys i'm going to buy one. BL to check.
COLD

For a little more money you could get a reputable brand like Sony, rather than buy this unheard of brand
Looks like a sofa.
HinseyHonsey

Looks like a sofa.


Sofa so good
Onkyo the supermarket own brand of the hi fi world
Good amp BUT Richers "only available in store" usually translates to "we have about five left across the entire UK"
Get on the phone and ring before wasting a trip if you are after this amp, the number of times I have tried to buy stuff at RS or alternative products and come away empty handed (no stock in store, in warehouse or a store within a hundred miles) is not funny
Cheaper to make your own cold.


bbbazman

See it HERE for yourself( I know it's edited, but it makes it more … See it HERE for yourself( I know it's edited, but it makes it more amusing & that helps to fool people, right ? )

bbbazman

ONKYO is an anagram of Yoko Ono(If you split one of the "o"s into … ONKYO is an anagram of Yoko Ono(If you split one of the "o"s into two)..the ONKYO sings better though.

bbbazman

See it HERE for yourself( I know it's edited, but it makes it more … See it HERE for yourself( I know it's edited, but it makes it more amusing & that helps to fool people, right ? )





amusing is nearly an anagram of samsung (if you split the s in 2 that is)
Alternatively a Denon 1611 (last years model) with Audissey setup and 4 HDMI inputs is available here for £149.99

powerdirect.co.uk/pro…611

Got mine on Saturday and it's a great performer.
Edited by: "michaeln" 9th Apr 2012
DAZZ2000

Bored over Easter were we?



exceptionally.

It also turns out that babbnamz is an anagram of bbbazman
buckfast67uk

COLDFor a little more money you could get a reputable brand like Sony, … COLDFor a little more money you could get a reputable brand like Sony, rather than buy this unheard of brand



You mean unheard of by you... whathifi.com/awa…ers

Edited by: "dirty8" 9th Apr 2012
So it's not just me
buckfast67uk

COLD...rather than buy this unheard of brand



Your joking right?
Onkyo unheard of? Very popular brand with AV heads. Bargain price this although as previously said, locating a Richer Sounds with stock could be tricky.
My god... let dullness commence, let the newbies bite....

Oooooo such fun.... yawn
I won't buy Sony again. They used to be good, yes, but not in the last decade.
My 605 gets so hot I cook my chicken on it. Jokes, there actually good amps, only trouble is the is the size, had to buy a unit where it would fit and also the power consumption is quite a lot.
Edited by: "Ellis456" 9th Apr 2012
LongPockets

I won't buy Sony again. They used to be good, yes, but not in the last … I won't buy Sony again. They used to be good, yes, but not in the last decade.



whathifi.com/Rev…ES/

Your buying the wrong ones then.
I have a Sony surround sound system - its 1000w combined. I've noticed these days that none of the amps out today are anywhere near 1000w combined. Were Sony lying? Is this system at 85w per speaker actually any good? I want to buy a second system for my games room- can anyone recommend any speakers for this?
Nobody's mentioned yet that you could char grill steak on this when it's operating at normal temperature.
Not up to Goodman/Bush standards..

Newbies on here will not understand the standing joke about Onkyo.
lol at the "oh I know about audio" people pretending they have heard of this unknown brand before.
buckfast67uk

Nobody's mentioned yet that you could char grill steak on this when it's … Nobody's mentioned yet that you could char grill steak on this when it's operating at normal temperature.



When my 605 is on and tv and ps3(fat60gb) I don't need heating I can tell you that!.

Edited by: "Ellis456" 9th Apr 2012
FREEZIN WOLF

My god... let dullness commence, let the newbies bite....Oooooo such … My god... let dullness commence, let the newbies bite....Oooooo such fun.... yawn

We were all new here once... How can you blame new members for not knowing there was a member/idiot here who once made the "buy a better brand like Sony comment"...

Every time we have an ONKYO product we have the "Experienced" people on here making stupid comments and living in the past, to be honest I think those who keep dragging up the 'buy a better brand" joke are being dicks. They need to move on and stop causing the confusion and new debates.
ultrak3wl

lol at the "oh I know about audio" people pretending they have heard of … lol at the "oh I know about audio" people pretending they have heard of this unknown brand before.




Onkyo has been going for a long time, founded 1946 and where selling amps in the 80's how are they unknown?.
roymunsen

[url=http://www.whathifi.com/Review/Sony-STR-DA2400ES/]Your buying the … [url=http://www.whathifi.com/Review/Sony-STR-DA2400ES/]Your buying the wrong ones then.

Each to their own and it depends on the model number but I used to buy everything Sony and no doubt about it, they have gone downhill a little. I still have an ONKYO and Yamaha receiver, I sold my Sony as it was the lesser of the three, my preferred choice still the Yamaha


Edited by: "ristac" 9th Apr 2012
ristac

We were all new here once... How can you blame new members for not … We were all new here once... How can you blame new members for not knowing there was a member/idiot here who once made the "buy a better brand like Sony comment"...Every time we have an ONKYO product we have the "Experienced" people on here making stupid comments and living in the past, to be honest I think those who keep dragging up the 'buy a better brand" joke are being dicks. They need to move on and stop causing the confusion and new debates.



Not nice referring the man/legend Loughborough Guy as an idiot. It's just a bit of a laugh and adds a little banter. If everyone just clicked hot or cold and went on their way, it wouldn't be much of a forum would it?.

Onkyo unknown brand? Do some research before posting
It's been this price for a while now, good av receiver but i don't see it as a bargain...
ristac



When I was on the market for an amp the Sony ticked way more boxes in terms of specs and the Onkyo amps at the time were fugly. They all had that wedge jutting out at the bottom.

I would happily buy any amp from Denon/Marantz/Sony/Yamaha/Onkyo but would ultimately base my purchase on specs, performance, looks and reviews.

It seems like a lot of Onkyo fanboys in these threads would rather people just snap these up and not give a look in to other possible brands. Research before you buy.
ReflexReact

I have a Sony surround sound system - its 1000w combined. I've noticed … I have a Sony surround sound system - its 1000w combined. I've noticed these days that none of the amps out today are anywhere near 1000w combined. Were Sony lying? Is this system at 85w per speaker actually any good? I want to buy a second system for my games room- can anyone recommend any speakers for this?



Electric company must love you!
Onkyo? No thanks.....................I'll stick to my Technika.
chaffordred

Onkyo? No thanks.....................I'll stick to my Technika.



Good choice!

It's the flagship brand of the biggest retailer in the UK so it must be good.
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