Summary: This great little receiver is actually a 6.1 unit and is an excellent choice for anyone who wants an easy to set-up and logically constructed home theater receiver. My main system is Magneplanar speakers powered by NAD electronics and this unit was to be used in my guest house. After the delivery by UPS which was quite prompt, I set the unit up in the main house to test it and to hear how it sounded and I was more than impressed by the clean sound to difficult to power...
Summary: Very good service and price for a used Onkyo from a very respectable seller. The Onkyo Receiver was exactly as advertised and arrived in a well packaged box, with controller. The unit was the closest fit to our previous Onkyo so the connections were quick and easy. Even though the operators manual was not included a copy was easily obtain on the Onkyo web site. It was a pleasure doing buisness with the seller.
Summary: Great amp, blasts music but is still crystal clear. Great for movies, and watching tv, but this thing shines when the xbox is on, the games come to life. Kind of on the big side, but it is still an excellent av receiver.
Summary: I purchaced this reciever about a year ago to replace an much older Kenwood that was damaged while remodeling (SAFETY TIP- When pouring paint into a Kenwood receiver, unplug it first. I haven't tried this with an Onkyo, but you probably should unplug them as well.) I'm very happy with the Onkyo's performance. I'm using an excellent set of speakers - Klipsch front and rear, Boston Accoustics center, Sunfire sub - and these speakers do EXACTLY what the amp tells them to.
Summary: Well, Onkyo's power ratings are, like that of many mid- and low-end receivers, optimistic. This one claims to be 85 wpc but the reality would be closer to about 60-65 with all channels driven. Not that it lacks power, for most people's uses. I've had mine for about 10 days now, will probably return it only because I just happen to be rather picky about my music and movies only make up about 40% of my listening, and those are mainly dramas, foreign/art/cult films not the...
Summary: After getting two of the same receivers from J/R Music through Amazon, both had the same defective headset jack. The first was an obvious return repackaged; the second was new. I called Onkyo tech support who assured me they'd test it out and get back to me. They never did. After 5 weeks trying to get the product and the absolute lack of support from the manufacturer I would never buy Onkyo again.
Receiver is great; instructions and remote are awful
M. L White, Amazon
4 August 2004
Summary: The quality of sound is exceptional for the price, and it has nearly all the features one could ask for. Unfortunately, the instruction manual is a only slightly better than useless. If you are planning to count on the instructions to explain anything to you, then don't waste your money on this receiver - if you aren't able to connect it and make it work through your own knowledge alone, then you will never be able to because the instructions won't help any.
Summary: I just bought this receiver. I've had onkyo receivers for the past 10 years and I have always been pleased with their quality. I bought this one to power our home theatre system which has 5 speakers capable of delivering 100W each. My Harmon Kardon avr20 receiver is not strong enough to power 5 speakers. My first reaction was that the sound volume was too low, I had to turn up to 70/100 to hear it.
Summary: Well, there is little I can add to Boomer0311's excellent and comprehensive review. I had an older, larger brother to the 601 (the 2002 Onkyo TXDS-797) so when I needed another 6.1 surround for a smaller room I had no hesitation about the 601. It is, as Boomer says, an outstanding value for the price (and you can do a bit better than Boomer if you search - I found it at a couple of places on the web for less than $375, brand new in a sealed carton).