Excerpt: So the red-felt-topped pool table with the Bud Light (get it?) lamp suspended above it in your man cave doesn’t illicit “oohs” and “aahs” from visitors like it once did? Maybe it’s time to re-create that 1980s Crazy Eddie’s look by installing a showroom’s worth of speakers and driving them with the Onkyo TX-NR5008 AVR.
Excerpt: The TX-NR5008 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver, Onkyo's new flagship network receiver answers all your home entertainment questions--even some you hadn't yet thought to ask. The quality starts at the very foundations: a massive toroidal transformer, 22,000 µF capacitors, gold-plated terminal...
Excerpt: When Europe's biggest AVR brand unveils a new flagship, it's time to take your head out of the popcorn bucket and pay attention. Not only has it outsold pretty much every other brand in the UK (and Germany) since 2009, but the Japanese marque has also consistently been first to market new AV receiver technology.
Pros: Extensive codec support, network streaming for audio, ample connections
Cons: Can sound coarse at very high volumes, net functions need further integration