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Onkyo TX-NR5008

Onkyo TX-NR5008
alaScore 83

77 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Onkyo TX-NR5008 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 77 reviews)

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Onkyo TX-NR5008 Networked AV Receiver First Look

 

Onkyo has begun refreshing its line up of receivers and at the top of the heap is the new TX-NR5008 networked model, updating the TX-NR5007. A few years back, with the advent of lossless audio formats to compliment HD video, Onkyo jumped ahead of the...

Although, not a huge upgrade in features from its predecessor, the TX-NR5007 which already had just about every feature known to A/V receivers, the TX-NR5008 does have several notable improvements. The HDMI compliance has been updated to 1.4a for 3D...

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Onkyo TX-NR5008 Networked AV Receiver Preview

 

Onkyo has begun refreshing its lineup of receivers and at the top of the heap is the new TX-NR5008 networked model, updating the TX-NR5007 will all of the latest features and THX Ultra2 certification.

Although, not a huge upgrade in features from its predecessor, the TX-NR5007 which already had just about every feature known to A/V receivers, the TX-NR5008 does have several notable improvements. The HDMI compliance has been updated to 1.4a for 3D...

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Onkyo TX-NR5008 A/V Receiver

 

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HEAVY LOADED QUALITY BUILT A/V RECEIVER

 

Great for the experience do it your selfer who enjoys lifting 55 pounds of quality electronics. This receiver is ready for the world.

powerful 140 wpc, versatile from 5.1 to 9.2 setups, great build, loaded with hdmi inputs, internet ready, apple ipod etc

complicated set-up, puzzling switcher, can be problematic for a novice

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Super Awesome Sound!

 

I fell in love with this receiver as soon as I set it up. The sound is crisp and clear, amazing detail in quality. Definitely well worth the investment, and an even sweeter deal for me, I happened to get it on sale.

The sound and options are amazing. This receiver has everything you could ever want. It's 3D capable, 9.2, multi-room/zone, streams internet radio without a PC, will connect directly to Windows Media Server, has multiple HDMI inputs, and has on-screen...

The only thing I don't like is the remote, it seems clumsy and awkward. With all the features packed into this receiver, a nicer remote control would have been appreciated. Not that the remote is horrible, it's pretty standard, just wish it would have...

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QUANTITY NOT QUALITY

 

I bought this unit to replace a seven year old Sony Seven channel by 200 Watts DA9000ES. The Sony was beautifully built with superb sound quality for an integrated receiver. The ONKYO is not even close in build or sound! Yes,the Onkyo has 9 channels...

Internet Radio","Nine Channels

Average Sound Quality","Few Digital Sound Inputs","No Switched AC Output","Runs Hot

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This Reciver Rocks

 

This is a very heavy unit - 63 pounds. I did not want to list as a con, since that is part of why this is such a quality receiver and produces the best sound I have ever heard. If you are in the market for a Top of the Line reciver ... look no further...

Outstanding sound ; Tons of opions ; More inputs than you can use ; Two screen output ; Multizone ; Network ; Pandorda

None that I can find

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Good power, fairly clean

 

I was also looking at a N.A.D, but the Onkyo is about 2.5k cheaper. Being *really* picky here, the highs are a little ragged and the mids could be smoother on my Martin Logan Aerius II, and Theater i, but its definitely much better than I expected. I...

This receiver has good power. Lots of nice features, and configurable. Remote is fine, but I only used it once before I got my harmony one programmed. Surround modes seem decent quality. Well laid out back panel. Clean sound, good stage, Pre outs are...

Puts out some heat, not a big deal for me, but might be for others. Deeper than my old receiver. Can't do 2 ohm in bridged mode...but then not many amps can

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Elite Receiver

 

This is my second flagship Onkyo receiver and I have found no better receivers in this price range

The receiver has tremendous reserves and virtually no distortion. I have never owned a receiver with so many settings, even including a variable mute setting and crossover settings for each speaker pair. The Bi-amp feature is also a first for me. My...

The receiver lacks switched AC outlets, necessitating purchasing a power console to deal with my subwoofers. The unit also gives off a large amount of heat, possibly being a heat load during the summer

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HMDI interface issues

 

Little bit of confusion sending anything but receiver sound to the zone 2 speakers

Lots of HDMI inputs, Great sound, easy surround set up. Still playing with it so will let you know

Has HDMI interface issues. HDMI will not work with my Motorola QIP72161 FIOS box. IT worked with my old Yamaha. Sad thing is Onkyo claims it is Motorola's problem and Frontier says Onkyo's. Seems one or both must be out of spec and suspect Onkyo since...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: Yes

Connectivity

Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
Loudspeakers: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD
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