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Onkyo TX-NR609

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Ergonomics 8
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Onkyo TX-NR609 A/V Receiver

Sound & Vision Magazine
10 August 2011
  • Excerpt: With gas approaching $5 a gallon in some parts of the country, most consumers are cutting back on discretionary spending in order to make ends meet. If you have to drive an SUV (like I do), then a trip to the local gas station could set you back $100 to fill the tank. In times like these, your quest to find the greatest bang for your buck might even extend all the way to your equipment rack.
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Overall 7
7.0

Onkyo TX-NR609

CNET
6 July 2011
  • Summary: The Onkyo TX-NR609 has six HDMI inputs and lots of built-in streaming music services, but it lacks AirPlay and doesn't sound quite as good to our ears as some competitors.
  • Pros: The Onkyo TX-NR609 's extensive collection of built-in streaming apps makes it an excellent choice for buyers who don't need AirPlay compatibility. It also has six HDMI inputs, including a convenient front-panel input, and we appreciate Onkyo offering a Wi-Fi dongle for just $40. The TX-NR609's street price is also lower than that of any other midrange receiver.
  • Cons: There's no built-in AirPlay support, so the Onkyo TX-NR609 wouldn't be our top choice if you have an iOS device. It also doesn't sound quite as good as the Pioneer and Denon, especially using the automatic speaker calibration.
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Overall 10
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Design 8
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Onkyo TX-NR609 review

homecinemachoice.com
20 September 2011
  • Excerpt: very year, Onkyo’s home cinema hubs top the bestseller lists, appealing to punters looking for an amp that delivers maximum bang for their buck. And this year, the company clearly intends to retain its position at the top. The 7.2-channel TX-NR609 is the most advanced model in Onkyo’s first wave of 2011 receivers, offering full network capability and a couple of exciting world firsts. Chief among these is its ability to stream music directly from Spotify.
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Overall 10
10

Onkyo TX-NR609 review

Pocket Lint
8 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Onkyo hasn’t become the grand poo-bah of AV receivers for nothing. It offers so much tech for such reasonable outlay that it leaves rival manufacturers lagging behind. Each generation grows in stature, performance and feature-set too, with sometimes jaw-dropping additions being crammed into increasingly powerful boxes. And this year’s stand-out feature, Spotify and Internet music streaming, is certainly an eye-catcher (or should that be ear?).
  • Pros: Hearty, tangible sound control, Spotify, Napster and Internet radio access, compatible with every format under the Sun
  • Cons: Audyssey Dynamic Volume ain’t all that, sister
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Overall 10
10

REVIEW: Onkyo TX-NR609 AV receiver

Tech Digest
5 May 2011
  • Summary: The features-to-pricing ratio on the TX-NR609 could easily lead you to believe that Onkyo would had to have had cut corners somewhere on this receiver, but that’s plainly not the case. From the rich, detailed sound of the 7 channel amp to the painless mic set-up and slick Spotify interface, it’s a real winner. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better receiver in the sub-£500 price bracket than this one.
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Onkyo TX-NR609

TechRadar UK
4 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Every year, Onkyo's home cinema hubs top the bestseller lists, appealing to punters looking for an amp that delivers maximum bang for their buck.
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Onkyo TX-NR609 AV-vahvistin testissä

audiovideo.fi
7 February 2014
  • Summary: Kotiteatterivahvistimet saavat kriittisimmiltä entusiasteilta välillä sapiskaa äänenlaadustaan. TX-NR609 ei, se tarjoaa musiikinkuuntelijalle sekä hyvää äänenlaatua että arvokkaan Spotify-tuen.
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Overall 8
8.0

AV-Receiver Onkyo TX NR 609

Audio
5 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Onkyo versucht mit dem TX NR 609, die Gratwanderung zwischen moderatem Kaufpreis und High-Tech-Ausrüstung zu meistern.
  • Pros: augeräumt-nüchterner, tendenziell trockener Klang, stabiles Stereo-Musikleistungsniveau
  • Cons: an niederohmiger Last weniger breitbandig, kein Phono-Eingang
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Overall 8
8.0

Onkyo TX-NR609

CNET
4 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Le TX-NR609 est un ampli audio/vidéo attrayant qui regorge de fonctionnalités dont le support la 3D, des radios Internet et du service Premium de Spotify.
  • Pros: Support de Spotify Premium et des services de streaming, bonnes perforances en stéréo, connectique complète.
  • Cons: Pas de support airplay, son saturé quand le volume est poussé à fond, services audio en streaming pas complètement optimisés.
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Expert Review

HD World
23 September 2011
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