Summary: I love this unit so far, only 2 main downfalls for me. 1.) Within that month one of the RCA inputs stopped functioning. Furthermore, Onkyo claimed ANY authorized dealer on their website can warranty repair, except all of them are refusing because I didn't buy from them??? Calling Onkyo Monday to get them to yell at one of them. Amazon also does not offer repairs but is an authorized dealer... wait what? So far... it's been interesting... 2.
Summary: I bought this receiver specifically for multi zone capability.....After a lot of back and forth on the phone with tech support and emails I simply concluded there was no way to watch a 7 channel source in the main room and listen to a 2 channel analog source in zone 2 without dropping two speakers in the main room. Why tout this if you either go from 9 to 5 or 7 to 5 when you engage the second zone???
Great price for features, if you want them all but still lacking basics
24 November 2010
Summary: After years away from the nuances of the home audio field, and receivers specifically, I recently returned with the purchase of this Onkyo to discover what has and hasn't much changed. I found this promising unit a very well made physical box, with solid knobs and plenty of features for the price. However, the inexplicable inability to provide Zone 2 and/or Zone 3 with digital audio was ultimately, especially at this price point, a deal breaker.