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Onkyo TX-SR309

Onkyo TX-SR309
alaScore 81

229 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 reviews of Onkyo TX-SR309. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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-SR309 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Onkyo TX-SR309 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

66% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Onkyo TX-SR309 5.1 Channel Home Theater ReceiverOnkyo TX-SR309 5.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver

May, 2018

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No, No, and NO


I am flabbergasted with this poor quality product and will NEVER by Onkyo again......

Good sound for the price (when it works)

Mine went out a week before the warranty was up due to bad capacitors on the HDMI board. It was fixed under warranty and guess what..... Yep less than a year later it is starting to go out AGAIN. Same symptoms - sound periodically goes out and comes...

Jan, 2015

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VERY nice unit


This unit is very easy to setup and use. The on screen setup is very helpful and the HOME menu (also displayed on screen)lets you change settings on the fly. This makes everything simple and easy to use. Hook ups were easy and very clear and the tuner...

Jan, 2013

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Good system


Good system for the price.

Dec, 2012

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Good selection of inputs


I got this system because it has plenty of Analog and Digital inputs. Many newer units do not have as many analog inputs for connecting older components. I neede to connect a Wii and a VCR. this works great and the sound is excellent as well. There are...

Dec, 2012

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Great Receiver


This receiver was purchased along with Sony speakers. It was easy to setup and works great. The sound is fantastic. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a reasonably priced surround sound system

Nov, 2012

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Very pleased


First a disclaimer that I am not an "audiophile", so I can only take away what my experience is with it, and I love this thing. I had very specific criteria when looking for a reciver. Surround sound, at least 3 HDMI inputs, and ~60+w per channel. I...

the 65w per channel is a little light, seems that 80/90w is a more common power output in it's price category but it's still more than loud enough to get the neighbors to call the cops, were I so inclined ; Unless I completely overlooked it (completely...

Feb, 2012

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Is an "Ehhh..." product


I personally would not buy another one of these. Yeah, it's a pretty good receiver, but sometimes out of nowhere it will just stop displaying my video onto my monitor. Given, I'm using a desktop computer with this system, but I should not have to mess...

Works as advertised (somewhat) ; Remote is awesome ; 3 inputs + 1 output is great for cables boxes, game systems and computers all connected to one sound system and being displayed on a designated monitor

Only works sometimes ; Pain to get working sometimes ; Power button on remote doesn't actually do anything

Jan, 2012

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Just right for my 3D setup


Wokrs just as described, Hookup was easy, HDMI Stand-by Passthrough worked flawlessly after configuration. That was a major concern that no longer exists. Hooked to Samsung 3D Blu-Ray, 3D Cable Box and a PC. No issues yet

Not a product con but I switched from 100W (older Pioneer with no HDMI) to 60W per channel but sounds fine just needs to be turned up more than older system

Jan, 2012

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Better than expected


Very pleased with this product and this company Though installing a product like this can be daunting due to so many otions, this was quite straight forward and it works GREAT!I even called customer support for a quick installation question and they...

Dec, 2011

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low end? Definitely!


My Netgear comparative unit is 3x the price only gets about 95% signal strength. The netgear claims 600mbps but I only get about 360mbps with my service.

Cheap ; Speaker setup was easy, sounded far better than my tiny television speakers

Switching between different input formats (720 console to 1080 cable TV for instance) can cause the HDMI to be unsynced and your picture to start to blink. Fairly common with the DRM involved in HDMI now though. Turn it off and back on again ; Inputs...

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:5.1
Dynamic power per channel (3 Ohm):160
Dynamic power per channel (4 Ohm):125
Dynamic power per channel (8 Ohm):85
Frequency range:20 - 50000
Impedance:1 / 16
Input impedance:47000
Input sensitivity:200
Maximum input level:2
Output impedance:2200
Output level:200
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):100
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):100
Pre-out channels:1 SW
Pre-out connectivity: Yes
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):100
Speaker selector:A+B
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.08


Certification:CE, EMC

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230
Power consumption (typical):300

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WMA


Audio (L,R) in:6
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite video in:1 / 5
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:2
HDMI in:3
Remote control in:1
USB ports quantity:1


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Other Features

Package depth:16.4
Package height:10.6
Package width:21.1


Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1 / 2
HDMI out:1
Headphone outputs:1
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):21.1 x 16.4 x 10.6
Package weight:23.1

Ports & interfaces

AM antenna ports quantity:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired
FM antenna ports quantity:1
Speakers connectivity type:Binding Post / RCA
Wireless technologies:Wired


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230
Power consumption (typical):300


AM band range:522 - 1611 / 522 - 1710
FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
Internet radio: No
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

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


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height:10.6 / 5.91