Onkyo TXSR309 black AV Receiver. £139.95 & Richer Sounds
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Onkyo TXSR309 black AV Receiver. £139.95 & Richer Sounds

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Found 26th Apr 2012
Great price for this av reciever. Cheapest I've seen it!

Instore only @ Richer Sounds.

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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Here we go again ....
Strange it's getting voted cold
Onkyo post! I love it!
Go for a known brand like Sony, never heard of onkyo.
There it's done
Can anyone recommend some speakers for this, for my new set-up?
ichayan

Can anyone recommend some speakers for this, for my new set-up?



Definately!

You won't hear a thing otherwise.
I know these are good systems but they are ugly.
StJimmy

I know these are good systems but they are ugly.



^^^^ Stealth Sony Fan-boy?
DemonIT

^^^^ Stealth Sony Fan-boy?



I posted the deal. I just think the Cambridge audio stuff is more attractive
ScottyMelotty

Go for a known brand like Sony, never heard of onkyo. There it's done


Never heard of Onkyo,i take it ur too much into hifi then
realdeals

Never heard of Onkyo,i take it ur too much into hifi then



You took the bait and he wasn't even baiting you. It's an in joke that's been around on here for ages, he wasn't being serious!
Onkyo... yeah, everyone knows that brand. But it's cool to buy brands no one knows right?

Cold.
Good amp. Good price. Was £149 about 6 hours ago
Blanco

Onkyo... yeah, everyone knows that brand. But it's cool to buy brands no … Onkyo... yeah, everyone knows that brand. But it's cool to buy brands no one knows right?Cold.



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Blanco

Onkyo... yeah, everyone knows that brand. But it's cool to buy brands no … Onkyo... yeah, everyone knows that brand. But it's cool to buy brands no one knows right?Cold.



That's not true. Or we would go buy some cheap Korean brand.
this shud get hot, great price.
I might take a look at this as have an older Onkyo model which isn't 3D compatible so I have to run an optical lead back to it from the TV.
I do agree though they are not pretty.
Also they feel very old school. Sounds is brilliant though.
Does this version run silly hot ?
Used to have Sony,had Onkyo 508 for about a year,totally amazing
Sweet have some heat
StJimmy

I posted the deal. I just think the Cambridge audio stuff is more … I posted the deal. I just think the Cambridge audio stuff is more attractive



Sorry - it was a poor attempt at humour.
Just a note to those that think they are funny. Funny has never been the definition of BORING!
Very tempted but bank balance says no.... credit card says yes BUT......
Can be £129.95 with the £10 off £100 spend.

Click here
Anyone know of anything cheaper for just a stereo set-up or is it worth 'investing' in this?
Really nice find mate
georgecat

If you don't want surround it's pointless buying this, but to be honest … If you don't want surround it's pointless buying this, but to be honest after I got my Onkyo HR538 I can't imagine going back to boring ol' stereo!



Well I have a pair of Roth Oli3's that are just sitting in my room a bit lonely, and money's fairly tight so I can't just go and buy a 5.1 kit...
ugly looking sofa. Good price.
Why pay for a premium brand like Onkyo when you can get some 2.1 Technika's from Tesco.
StJimmy

I posted the deal. I just think the Cambridge audio stuff is more … I posted the deal. I just think the Cambridge audio stuff is more attractive



Agreed. Personally I'd go with the silver (brushed metal) ones.
Does anyone know how THIS compares?
Gah! Just been paid and Very tempted. I've got a Yamaha that's getting on a bit (and it's silver)

Can you get better for this price?
tomwatts

Anyone know of anything cheaper for just a stereo set-up or is it worth … Anyone know of anything cheaper for just a stereo set-up or is it worth 'investing' in this?



You could always just use a T-Amp. Small, cheap and amazingly good value for money. The TA2020 can be had for around £30.
tomwatts

Anyone know of anything cheaper for just a stereo set-up or is it worth … Anyone know of anything cheaper for just a stereo set-up or is it worth 'investing' in this?



you can buy this and over time invest in some extra speakers to get a 5.1 system, Richer sounds regularly have decent speaker deals on but if cash is tight it can still be used as a stereo
I have a lot of experience with High Fidelity and I can recommend buying a reputable brand such as Decca rather than some Oinky that no-one has ever heard of.
Yaaawwwwwnnnnn
tempted
Jimmyboy

I might take a look at this as have an older Onkyo model which isn't 3D … I might take a look at this as have an older Onkyo model which isn't 3D compatible so I have to run an optical lead back to it from the TV.I do agree though they are not pretty.Also they feel very old school. Sounds is brilliant though.


i had an older model also and im a fan of onkyo but went for a denon 1912 in the end for 3d and very impressed with it(albeit £260).
heat added though.great price for a quality made 3d ready amp
Crappy system with outdated features, terrible sound and heating problems ; you're much better off with something reliable and fully-spec'd like this raging beast of a machine: tinyurl.com/bp8…oq4
At least the picture is the other way round now, so it doesn't, look like a couch. Heat added
So I have some rubbishy Samsung 5.1 all in one home theatre kit, and am getting annoyed at the single optical input, and the DVD player is packing up. Would I be able to use the speakers from the all in one kit with a AV receiver like this? I understand they'd probably be rubbish, but do you think they'd be good enough to use until I can invest in better speakers? I suppose I'd just need to cut off the proprietary Samsung speaker connected and expose the terminals?

Thanks
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