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Onkyo TX DS494

Onkyo TX DS494
alaAverage 3.9

8 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Onkyo TX DS494. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 77/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Onkyo TX DS494 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

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This summary is based on the products: Onkyo TX-DS494 Surround Sound Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Onkyo TX-DS494 Surround Sound Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Jun, 2018

EISA Award - Best Product

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Jun, 2001

Product Specifications

Get your home theater started off right with Onkyo high fidelity at an affordable price. The handsome TX-DS494 pumps out a respectable 55 watts of high-current, FTC-rated, full-bandwidth power to each of the five channels - more than enough for a thrilling home-theater experience in most entertainment rooms. It also offers an extensive list of features extremely rare in this price range: low-impedance drive to handle higher quality speaker systems (testimony of high-grade parts and engineering excellence), three S-Video inputs and one output to maximize the full potential of your DVDs, three assignable digital inputs for setup flexibility, a 100-kHz frequency response to support DVD-Audio, heavy-duty dual-banana-plug compatible binding posts for all channels to deliver high-quality, loss-free speaker connection, a 5.1 channel input to accommodate new multichannel formats, Dolby Pro Logic II to bring some of the excitement and spatial experience of Dolby Digital 5.1 to your stereo CDs and Dolby Surround material, a brushed, anodized-aluminum front panel to ensure chassis rigidity, world-renowned Wide-Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT) to provide better delivery of momentary power peaks from all software, including regular CDs and analog sources, and an intuitive "Easy-Set" feature to make speaker configuration swift, straightforward and simple. All in all, it's an incredible features/performance package for this price.


Output Power / Total:275Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:AV receiver


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Onkyo TX




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty