Conclusion: As we mentioned in the introduction, there's no denying that when it comes to specifications and features, the Onkyo TX-NR5010 is second to none. Few manufacturers have tried to incorporate so much into their receivers as Onkyo's and, thanks to their efforts, the NR5010 has got the lot. First of all there are 9-channels of amplification, meaning you can immediately add either height or width speakers to a traditional 7.1 setup.
Pros: Excellent sound quality, Nine channels of amplification, Full set of 11.4 pre-outs, Comprehensive connections, Impressive video processing, Attractive design, Superb build quality, Flexible setup and configuration, Good internet and networking features
Cons: No 4K pass-through, No multi-channel analogue inputs, Remote app needs work, No built-in WiFi, Front display can't be turned off, No backlight on remote control
Conclusion: The TX-NR5010 is a magnificent AV receiver, worthy of its flagship mantle. Not only is it packed with almost every AV feature under the sun, including impressive music streaming features, sophisticated video tech and shedloads of connections, but it’s also built like a tank and delivers some of the most thrilling movie sound you could ever hope to hear – and it’s not bad with music either.
Pros: Thunderous home cinema sound, Lengthy feature list, Excellent build quality and design
Cons: Expensive, Remote a little cluttered, Aggressive sound might not be to all tastes