Summary: I bought this off Ebay for $60.00 and I couldn't be happier with it. I am running it @ 4ohms X 100W, powering my Klipsch Forte's for my DJ Rig. Plenty of beef to rattle the house. In fact it was wayyyy loud at 1/2. 1/4 volume is still very loud and looks like it will be my normal listening volume.
Summary: i bought this because at the time it was the most affordable receiver with a phono input, and i have always heard good things about onkyo. to put it simply (as most other reviews seem to agree): solid, affordable, simple.
Summary: After my 21 year old Sony STR-AV460 receiver lost sound on one channel, I began searching for a replacement. I was already impressed with the Onkyo surround sound system (HT-R320)I bought 2 years ago to go with a big screen television, and after studying reviews in Consumer Reports and the Amazon...
Summary: I picked up the Onkyo TX-8211 as a second receiver to put in my computer room. It has a sharp looking black finish which matches most of my other audio equipment and its inputs nicely acommodated my IPOD, a portable audio CD player, and the output from my computer's sound card.
Summary: This is a really good receiver at a really good price. Onkyo is a well know brand that has been around for 25+ years and has always provided high quality equipment. This unit has a phono input(no you cannot use the aux for phono) that is seldom found on most receivers.
Summary: If you are looking for an inexpensive Stereo receiver that sounds GREAT this is it! This is NOT an AV Receiver and does not claim to be. It does exactly what it was designed for and that is play great sounding stereo music. I bought to use in my office at work and Love it.
Summary: Overall a well-equipped receiver with enough power to keep most listeners happy. I chose this model for its excellent price and phono input. I'm pleased with the crisp clean sound. A few drawbacks keep this unit from perfection.