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Onkyo TX-NR609

Onkyo TX-NR609
alaScore 89

850 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 850 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Onkyo TX-NR609 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 850 reviews)

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Onkyo TX-NR609


Onkyo has a reputation for delivering tons of features and high-end performance at a budget price, and in many ways the TX-NR609 fits the bill. It's packed with six HDMI inputs (including a front-panel input), built-in networking (plus an optional...

The Onkyo TX-NR609's extensive collection of built-in streaming apps makes it an excellent choice for buyers who don't need AirPlay compatibility. It also has six HDMI inputs, including a convenient front-panel input, and we appreciate Onkyo offering a...

There's no built-in AirPlay support, so the Onkyo TX-NR609 wouldn't be our top choice if you have an iOS device. It also doesn't sound quite as good as the Pioneer and Denon, especially using the automatic speaker calibration

The Onkyo TX-NR609 has six HDMI inputs and lots of built-in streaming music services, but it lacks AirPlay and doesn't sound quite as good to our ears as some competitors.

Expert review by:

Onkyo TX-NR609 THX Select2 Plus 7.2 Network Receiver Preview


The feature set of the $599 Onkyo TX-NR609 is very cutting edge. If you are planning on buying a receiver, either for yourself or your family this is a fantastic option.

Seeing networking as low as $399 is pretty impressive. Seeing the feature set of the $599 Onkyo TX-NR609 is even more so. While a trained audioholic will easily spot the corners they cut, they'll also just as quickly realize that they were the best...

Consumer review by:

"Poorly designed constructed"


Don't buy any onkyo product.

multiple features

unit had failed twice in 2 years. First it overheated then the video card failed.


Consumer review by:

"Onkyo TX - NR609 User Review"


I purchased this receiver after about a month of research on internet forums and in local stores. I've owned the receiver for a week now and i'm very pleased with my purchase. I upgraded from a Sony STR-K700 home theater in-a-box (5 years old), which...

Sound quality was excellent,

No built-in HD Radio,

Consumer review by:

"609 makes a great AVR to run your home theater"


Plenty of hdmi inputs for all ur devices, plenty of sound modes to choose from as well. Setup is quick and easy. You also have plenty of online music choices as well. 4 someone that doesn't have a infinite budget the 609 is defiantly deserves a look.

No AirPlay obviously, BUT with no complaints I use an apple tv. These other receivers don't AirPlay video so you still need an apple tv so you aren't missing out. Use the USB plug in if you don't have apple tv. That is my only issue with the 609.

Consumer review by:

"Onkyo TX-NR609"


This unit should be plan B if you are going to buy a reciver. I whould look at some others first. I have call the company left my phone along with the problem. Been 4 days now no return. I call back 1/7/12. This time it would not let me leave a number....

Plays will with my Tv that is all I can say.

THE SUPPORT COULD NOT BE ANY WORSE. I have a PS3 and every time I go to use it withe the 609 I have to go back and forth from game to dvd button until it clears up.It is like I have to track it just like the old VCR's .

Consumer review by:

"worth the money, entry level audiophile starter"


Great set up, the audessey mic does a fine job, and makes it easy, I now have the enviable job of becomming an audiophile to one dgree or another. from what i have read and heard this is a good first step in really hearing true sound, whatever that...

Price was very good on black friday :) set up was easy and straight forward. The system sounds good, very crisp, I hear sounds from movies I have watched previously, that I did not hear before, and this is with the same speakers!!!

Now I have to go out and buy some serious speakers, as my old Onkyo "home theater in a box" speakers that came with my 500 series onkyo receiver, do simply not do this justice, I think? biggest con I can see is that the remote is junk, but who cares!

Consumer review by:

"Great mid-range receiver for the price"


After much research I decided to get this receiver. It has all the features I wanted, sounds amazing, and video up-conversion is superb. Best mid-range Network AV receiver in the market today.

+Excellent sound quality

-No pc control

Consumer review by:

Great mid-range receiver for the price


After much research I decided to get this receiver. It has all the features I wanted, sounds amazing, and video up-conversion is superb. Best mid-range Network AV receiver in the market today.

Excellent sound quality ; Amazing video up-conversion ; Lots of inputs ; Great features ; Sound quality is great

No pc control

Consumer review by:

Great Receiver, Cheap Remote!


I spotted this receiver after reading some glowing reports for it's predecessor the TX-SR608. The fact it has the Network facility and streams Internet radio stations was the clincher for me. After years of using a squeezebox to listen to internet...

Sound quality is great ; Network connectivity and services are superb ; Tons of inputs ; iPhone/iPad control app ; Superb Video up-conversion ; THX certification ; Powered Zone 2 audio out ; DLNA

No built-in HD Radio ; No video out for Zone 2 ; No PC control

Product Specifications

3D: Yes


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


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

General Features

3D: Yes
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD