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: Onkyo TX-NR5008 9.2-Channel Network Home Theater Receiver I have been an Onkyo product owner for over 30 years. Their first internet connected product needed a little more work. Functionality was limited but hey, it was a beginning. This product is getting closer with only a couple features I would recommend. But then I get ahead of myself. Hardware is very sturdy and well built. I can't say that for the junk Nakamichi I had.
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: This is a 9.2 channel receiver, yes. However, many "complaints" are about not being able to create a true 9-speaker sound array. Hope this helps: The absolute MAX number of speakers in one room is 7.2, that is 7 speakers and 2 sub-woofers. Any time you may see an amplifier with more, like this one, will be followed by the term "multi-zone." "Multi-zone" means that the receiver can control seperate rooms, or zones, in a monagerie of ways, totalling 9.2.
Summary: I have had the Onkyo TX-NR5008 for about 4 months now. My past experiences have been with a high end Yammie, a mid level Pioneer, Sony's, Akai, Teac, others. This is by far the highest end receiver I have had. I have yet to fully explore the potential of this receiver as I have not hooked it up to my network. I am still discovering which sound processing (or none) I prefer for music, movies, games, etc. With the choices available it's a lot of fun.
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.