Best receiver money could buy when it came out... Budget BALLERS AMP. I absolutely LOVE my Onkyo's. I own 4 different models.
Nathanael S. Elmore "Nate", Amazon
6 September 2014
Summary: Over 2 years since I purchased this amp and my HDMI board has not had any issues. I use this amp in a 20' x 11' dedicated home theater and have never transported it. The receiver is housed in an open air, ventialted environment that is free of contaminents like dog hair, smoke, excessive dust etc. Dust or vibration will kill a receiver fast and most people ignore that. Only issue I've ever had with it...
You get alot of power and options for a very reasonable price.
12 December 2013
Summary: This is my 2nd Onkyo receiver and you get a lot power for a very reasonable price. The quality is top notch and will give Denon, Pioneer and other top brand receivers a run for their money. The best part of all is you can get this receiver for $200-$400 these days. Every brand is going to have their issues, there will always be people that will give a bad review. Do your research and make your own decisions, don't take other peoples word.
Summary: I spent about a year trying to figure out what receiver to buy. I'd looked in the box stores, the big 'C' online. I've always had JVC receivers. My last one was awesome and did an admirable if still somewhat below optimal job of powering my Infinity RS4-Bs. I was really nervous about spending for me what was the upper limits of my budget (kids will do that). So there was some sort of Markdown on Amazon and I pulled the trigger on this in March 2012.
Summary: Go to the CNET website and check out their reviews first. After reading the specifications and comparing to NR-717, for the price I had to get the NR-709. The newer 727 model was not out yet in May 2013, and the specifications seem to not be as good as the 709. In the 709, the Audyssey sounds great and I am a new fan of the internet radio.
Summary: After spending days and days reading horrible reviews I was terrified of these newer Onkyo's. I am replacing an older model which was my best friend for 10+ years...I have had the new receiver for about a month now and I can honestly say its awesome..no issues at all. For those of you going from older models to the new ones you will be surprised at how much these have changed...The bottom line is this receiver and my Polk speakers work very well together...
Summary: This receiver rocks. I have this driving my 7.1 Klipsch home theater, and is connected to the home theater PC that I built. Sounds fantastic. As an important side note I found out the hard way, the zone 2 has to be analog. Big pain in the rear for me, but I managed to work around this to get audio out to my hot tub. Keep in mind that the reciever drops down to 5.1 if you use the zone 2, front high, front wide, or the bi-amp speaker posts.
Summary: I bought the NR709 primarily because I have a very large collection of LPs and it had a phono input...also as I replaced an Onkyo TX DS656 I am comfortable with the Onkyo brand...I am thus far very pleased with the product in all respects!
Summary: The receiver lives up to my expectations. From the top notch video output to the streaming audio and network connection the Onkyo delivers. The one feature I was disappointed on was not being able to play video files over the network. The sound is very good in all formats from Bluray to dlna. The amount of inputs and outputs are great. This piece should be able to hang with me for a few years without me wanting the next great feature.
Summary: The bang for the buck is un-equaled in home theater from what I can find. This unit is amazing and when combined with a set of Hsu speakers one would be hard-pressed to exceed this arrangement for another $20,000. Add a Harmony One remote, Apple TV and enjoy a complete home theater for under $2,500!!!