Conclusion: Onkyo has had its share of ups and downs over the past couple of years with some parts failures and QC issues. All that aside, it can't be disputed that they are the industry leader when it comes to providing the latest and greatest technologies in their products. There were so many features packed into the TX-NR3009 that I wasn't even able to use a substantial portion of them.
Excerpt: We’ve been making steady progress through Onkyo’ s range of home cinema amps over the past few months, And each one has hit the surround-sound spot. The TX-NR3009 is a hefty slab of home cinema gorgeousness, and weighing in at the best part of 30kg, you’re going to need a friend (and a sturdy kit rack) to install it.
Pros: B&W CM9 Theatre, Elegant design, built to last, feature-packed, refined, fluid sound, immense scale and dynamics
Cons: B&W CM9 Theatre, Some rivals serve up a touch more detail