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Onkyo TX-NR609

Onkyo TX-NR609
alaScore 89

796 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 796 reviews of Onkyo TX-NR609. 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.

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.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Onkyo TX-NR609

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Onkyo TX-NR609 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Onkyo TXNR609-BLACK 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver in BlackOnkyo TXNR609-BLACK 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver in Black

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Onkyo TX-NR609

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 388 user reviews of Onkyo TX-NR609 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Onkyo TX - NR609 7.2 Channel Network THX Certified A/V ReceiverOnkyo TX - NR609 7.2 Channel Network THX Certified A/V Receiver

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Onkyo TX-NR609 review

 

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...

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.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

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...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (homecinemachoice.com)

Onkyo TX-NR609 review

 

very year, Onkyo's home cinema hubs top the bestseller lists, appealing to punters looking for an amp that delivers maximum bang for their buck.

Comprehensive features; stunning sound quality

No analogue multichannel inputs

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Onkyo TX-NR609

 

On the whole, Onkyo receivers and amplifiers are excellent, especially for the price. Take last year's TX-NR808 for example, a superb specimen of sonic sorcery – it's 3D ready, got more bells and whistles than a cat and dog sanctuary, and delivers a...

Hearty, tangible sound control, Spotify, Napster and Internet radio access, compatible with every format under the Sun

Audyssey Dynamic Volume ain’t all that, sister

Onkyo hasn’t become the grand poo-bah of AV receivers for nothing. It offers so much tech for such reasonable outlay that it leaves rival manufacturers lagging behind. Each generation grows in stature, performance and feature-set too, with sometimes...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (techradar.com)

Onkyo TX-NR609 review

 

A musically-endowed, super-featured value AV receiver

Comprehensive features ; Stunning sound quality

No analogue multichannel inputs

The Audyssey 2EQ auto setup works its magic with the supplied mic and test tones, or you can take the DIY option by delving into the onscreen set-up menu, which uses the same logical layout as last year's models but with swanky new fonts and graphics.

May, 2011

Expert review by: (hifichoice.co.uk)

Onkyo TX-NR609 - £500

 

Could Onkyo's TX-NR609 receiver be the best-featured audio tool on the planet? Ed Selley thinks he's found a great way to spend £500

Huge feature set, with an exciting and gutsy sound

Not very subtle; some limitations to streaming services

A remarkable product for £500 and very capable in a number of areas

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Onkyo TX-NR609 review

 

An AV amplifier can do much more than just drive your speakers. Onkyo's latest model, the TX-NR609, is an excellent amplifier which is also packed with extra features.

It’s great when used as a basic amplifier, but the NR609’s extra features make it practically unbeatable

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Onkyo TX-NR609 review

 

Home cinema amplifier Product of the Year 2011. The Onkyo TX-NR609 is a one-stop music and movie machine, complete with Spotify

Excellent build ; breathtaking sound quality ; intuitive menus ; fine upscaling ; integrated Spotify service

AirPlay functionality would be nice

Home cinema amplifier Product of the Year, Awards 2011. An outrageously good amp for the money.

May, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Onkyo TX-NR609

 

Onkyo makes its annual assault on our awards with yet another feature-packed AV receiver.

Smooth, powerful sound quality ; Astonishing amount of features ; Attractive new external design

Could be a little more refined with music ; No multichannel analogue inputs ; Front sockets not covered

We didn’t think it was possible for Onkyo to improve on the superb TX-SR608 but incredibly it has. Everything we loved about last year’s model can be found on the TX-NR609 but mixed in with a bunch of new features that feel like so much more than mere...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg, and Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com.au)

Onkyo TX-NR609

 

The Onkyo TX-NR690 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.

Extensive collection of built-in streaming apps makes it an excellent choice for buyers who don't need AirPlay compatibility ; Has six HDMI inputs, including a convenient front-panel input ; Onkyo offers a Wi-Fi dongle for just US$40 ; Street price is...

No built-in AirPlay support, so the Onkyo TX-NR609 wouldn't be our top choice if you have an iOS device ; Doesn't sound quite as good as the Pioneer and Denon, especially using the automatic speaker calibration

Via CNET

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:7.2
Dynamic power per channel (3 Ohm):240
Dynamic power per channel (4 Ohm):210
Dynamic power per channel (8 Ohm):120
Frequency range:5 - 100000
Impedance:16
Input impedance:47000
Input sensitivity:200
Maximum input level:2
Output impedance:2200
Output level:200
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):160
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):160
Pre-out channels:2 SW
Pre-out connectivity: Yes
Receiver Type:Surround
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):106
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.08

Certificates

Certification:CE, EMC / Windows 7\nCE, EMC
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: No
THX certified:THX Select2 Plus

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50 / 50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (typical):610

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, LPCM, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA

Inputs

Audio (L,R) in:6
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite video in:1 / 5
Digital audio coaxial in:2
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI in:6
Multichannel audio input type:RCA
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
Remote (IR) input:1
USB ports quantity:1

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
HDMI: Yes
Package depth:16.7
Package height:11.7
Package width:22.4

Outputs

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1 / 2
HDMI out:1
Headphone outputs:1
Multichannel audio output type:RCA
Number of HDMI outputs:1

Packaging Content

AM antenna: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
FM antenna: Yes
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):22.4 x 16.7 x 11.7
Package weight:33.1

Ports & interfaces

AM antenna ports quantity:1
Banana connector:14
Connectivity Technology:Wired
FM antenna ports quantity:1
Multichannel pre out connectivity:RCA
Speakers connectivity type:Banana / Banana/Binding posts
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Wireless technologies:Wired

Power

AC input frequency:50 / 50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (typical):610

Radio

AM band range:522 - 1611 / 522 - 1710
FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
Internet radio: Yes
Internet radio services supported:Last.fm, Napster, vTuner
Preset stations quantity:40
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RDS features:PS, PTY, RT, TP
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM

Technical Details

AirPlay: No
Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPod
Audio decoders:Dolby Pro Logic IIz,Dolby TrueHD,DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Pro Logic,Dolby TrueHD,DTS-HD
Bass adjustment: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD
Color of product:Black / Silver
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Multi-Zone capability: Yes
Multi-Zone quantity:2
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Treble adjustment: Yes
Volume Control:Rotary
x.v.Color support: Yes

Video

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 720p
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9 / 9.37
Height:6.85
Weight:24.9
Width:17.1