I have owned a Onkyo TX-NR905 for about a year now. I'm really pleased with the Onkyo for my media room application (note: give it room on the rack - it runs hot). However, I'm left wondering: what are the primary differences between this unit and the comparable (which - 9.8?) Integra A/V receiver? The published specs are virtually identical, even though the Integra is quite a bit more expensive. I recall reading somewhere that the volume control components on the Integra are higher quality but otherwise the units are identical - which doesn't make sense to me. So, I'd appreciate any further details anyone has access to about the differences. Thanks
Onkyo's Integra line is higher quality than the standard Onkyo line. The Integra has a 3-year warranty while the Onkyo has a 2-year warranty. They differ in sound quality.
integra adds a few extra features i.e. zone 2/3 sub pre outs, more 12 volt relays. I also believe that the company puts their newest components in the current integra line, which in turn end up later in their onkyo line. for ex. the higher grade or better parts and features in todays integra receivers will end up in onkyo.