Summary: I own a 7.2 Definitive Technology setup, consisting of 4 Mythos STS's, 1 Mythos Ten, 2 Gem Xl's and 2 Super cube References. I Recently made the purchases to go from a 7.2 to a 9.4 setup adding 2 more Gem XL's and 2 more Super cube References. Home Theater and audio as always been a minor hobby of mine but in the last 3 years it has become a lot mor serious to me.
Summary: I've had several Onkyo receivers because they are just solid performers. The NR5008 is certainly no exception. This thing is an absolute beast handling any task you can throw at it. As part of 9.2 home theater system comprising of Polk Audio RTi A9 floorstanding speakers, CSi A6 center speaker, FXi A6 surround speakers, OWN5 back surround and high/wide speakers, DSW2000 subwoofers, Mitsubishi WD-82838 with 3DC-1000 3D, OPPO BDH-93 3D blu-ray player, the Onkyo TX-NR5008...
Summary: This is the flagship of the Great Onkyo AVR line . This Unit is a product that has brought a new thrill to my Home Theater . Deep,Headroom,Clarity of detail , separation of instruments, sounds that i never heard before on classic albums that I have heard for years come thru ,A clean pure sound with no added coloration .
Summary: The previous review is incorrect. I have not seen complaints about not being able to do 9.2 sound with this receiver because you can. However you cannot do it and have other zones at the same time. There are only nine amps, so you can only drive nine speakers at any given time. 7.2 is also not the maximum setup in a room. Audyssey, THX, Dolby and others support 8.2, 9.2, 11.2 and even 22.2 processing.
Summary: I bought this receiver having waited years for B&K to offer high resolution codec decoding on their receivers. That never happened and I've heard B&K is bankrupt. That left me looking for an up-to-date receiver that had enough horsepower to handle a 7.2 system 100% Martin Logan electrostats. The Martin Logans are great speakers but require a lot of juice and the ability to handle impedance loads 4 ohms and below.
Summary: Okay, before shopping for this puppy, I did a lot of magazine research, my interests being that I wanted to get something that was state-of-the-art, affordable, and would not give me a migraine when trying to set the thing up or use it. One of the magazines gave this receiver their highest rating,in sound and features and simplicity. List price was $ 2,800.00 or so, a bit much for my budget.
Summary: Excellent receiver, set up is a breeze, the performance is unparallel. After doing some research for the best receiver out there it all came down to this baby. And trust me this is the best value right now. It's amazing at how quickly it recognized everything I plugged thru HDMI. The internet radio gives you a lot of different stations to choose from. I can't keep describing all the features because I'll never finish this review.