Home Theater

Onkyo A/V Receivers

With the introduction of its latest home theater products, budget-minded home theater enthusiasts can combine the latest networking connectivity options with traditional home theater for a bigger choice of entertainment options.


With prices ranging from $300 to $600, consumers now have a choice of Onkyo receiver products that combine the latest home theater technologies with network compatibility.

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Robert Archer · February 16, 2011

It seems that almost overnight the worlds of consumer A/V and networking merged to offer users streaming Web services and digital file compatibility, and now networking technologies are almost a standard amenity within traditional home theater products.

With the announcement of Onkyo‘s TX-NR509 and TX-NR609 A/V receivers, the company is addressing the networked home theater category with two home theater receivers that are affordably priced and fully featured. In addition, the company has also introduced its cost friendly TX-SR309 receiver to further support Onkyo’s effort to cover everything from entry level to state-of-the-art components. The 509 and 609 and their network functionality are designated by their TX-NR labels, and the products are compatible with Microsoft’s Windows 7 OS and the DNLA protocol.

The 509 and 609 also offer front-port USB inputs, a minimum of four HDMI inputs that support 3D video, surround sound processing options like Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio HD, PLL jitter reducing circuits and secondary zone capabilities. The 609’s additional feature set includes THX Select2 Plus certification, 7.2 surround sound capabilities and Audyssey DSX room correction technologies.

Onkyo’s $299 TX-SR309 is a basic A/V receiver that omits options such as secondary zones, room correction technologies and network compatibility.



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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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Home Theater · Audyssey · AV Receiver · Dolby TrueHD · DTS-HD · Onkyo · THX · All Topics
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