Excerpt: This year my rent passed the $1,000 mark. There’s something about a four-figure number that intimidates people. My apartment doesn’t cost much more than it did before—my rent only increased by about 50 bucks. And by Manhattan standards, I’ve got a sweet deal. Yet, I’ve started looking at my bizarre L-shaped kitchen and closet-like bathroom with new eyes. Is this worth more than a thousand dollars a month?
Excerpt: The Onkyo is competitively priced as AV amps go in this sector of the market, and it has an exhaustive list of features. There are six HDMI inputs at your disposal. It's also THX Select2 Plus and DLNA-certified. On paper, the 'NR807 is a seven-channel amp, but these can be used in different configurations, thanks to the inclusion of technologies such as Audyssey DSX (Dynamic Sound Expansion) and Dolby Pro Logic IIz.
Pros: Stamps immense weight and authority on movie soundtracks, very good steering of surround effects
Cons: Can be unruly and uncompromising, lacks the subtlety and low-level dynamics of class-leaders
Excerpt: Auf dem Papier steht der Onkyo TX-NR 807 etwas schlechter da als sein Vorgänger TX-SR 806 (Test in audiovision 11-2008): Konnte dieser noch mit THX Ultra 2 plus aufwarten, muss sich der Neue mit der zahmeren Variante THX Select 2 Plus begnügen.