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Onkyo TX-NR515

Onkyo TX-NR515
alaScore 91

444 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 444 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Onkyo TX-NR515 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 444 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 21 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (14)

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The only thing that would make this a PERFECT system would me a HDTV tuner built in.

Works much better than expected. Replaces my PC and/or video converter box. Aux HDMI input in front is also a nice feature. Good GUI


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Great sound, powered zone 2 (though I haven't used it yet), and internet radio services (with wifi adapter)

The three point sound calibrator is a joke, just use the single (better yet, do it manually). And the HD component video inputs only let through 480 or 720... one of those. Moral of the story is, you can't hook up an Xbox or Blue ray to the component...

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Works well, firmware updated on startup. I am very impressed for the price.

Cheap, many inputs, wireless capable

Occasionally quirky (much less than a typical windows computer however), somewhat slow switching inputs/features


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First receiver


Solid feature set for the price point. Bought on Black Friday

Airplay was the one feature I wish it had

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Update your Firmware


Over all i really enjoy the features and sound quality and being 4k video ready will keep this receiver from being obsolete for years

Great features for the price. sound quality is amazing I've had receivers that cost me way more and sound about the same

the stickers to label the speaker wire do not match the colors of binding posts so read label not the colors

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Good receiver for price


I bought this to replace old Yamaha 5830 which had no HDMI inputs in my family room which has 5.1 bookself Yamaha speakers and sub. My old Yamaha was able to fill the room and my was was complaining to turn down volume, with this one she has yet to...

of Inputs, 7.2, Multi-room support, 1.4 HDMI, HDMI pass through that actually works, included USB dongle for WIFI and looks good, price, decent sound

only 80 Watts per channel output, not loud enough for my room

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Must buy at the price it's at right now people below me don't know nothing :))

It is a great Receiver work perfect out the box Hooked up my definitive technology speakers and they sound awesome from this receiver. Perfect with the app at first after the update of the app and firmware

Sometimes the app fails and I'm not sure why it does that. Other then that perfect receiver for the price I bought it at 600

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Sounds Great


Overall, very pleased with the unit. Be sure to make sure you download and install the latest firmware. I have not had one problem with any features that some previous users have experienced, so don't some of the previous problems stop you from...

This Onkyo replaced an older model Onkyo, the 505 which is still working just fine. The newer model, NR515 has exceeded my expectations, as it sounds great playing music, and has a few more features. In particular, streaming Internet radio is a feature...

The manual was a bit confusing in some areas, however having owned a Onkyo before, the set up went just fine

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Great entry level product


This is my 3rd Onkyo. I bought it to replace an Onkyo that is 13 years old and could not handle HD video. For the money, this is a fantastic entry level receiver that will handle most home theatre needs for your average size living room. You will need...

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Nice, but some flaws!


This could have been a great receiver if only Onkyo would have taken the time to make sure the firmware worked before putting these out on the market. The TX-NR515 has an issue of losing the HDMI output to the main monitor when the receiver is in...

Great features for the price/ Very easy to set up/ Nice Sound/ Great GUI Interface

Buggy Firmware/ Loses HDMI OUT No Picture to Main Monitor/ Have to unplug to restore functionality/ Standby Mode Loses HDMI Output

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: Yes


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD