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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.