Summary: I bought a used Onkyo TX-8511 2-channel stereo receiver today at a local pawn shop. I had read all the reviews that I could find written about this analog, non-digital or surround sound 2-channel stereo receiver, so I decided to take a chance.
Summary: The Onkyo TX8511 is a very good stereo receiver; offering many features that are currently not available together on new receivers at any price. Sound quality and range of the solid state amp are quite good and crisp.
Summary: I've owned this receiver for about a decade. I have pushed this unit to the max and it hasn't failed. For years I bridged the receiver (not recommended) and ran a pair of DCM 12". I have blown both of the speakers (cross overs) but the Onkyo remains strong.
Summary: I've had this receiver for over a month. Hooked up to two Sony MB350 speakers the sound is awsome. It does have a loudness switch. Turn on the selective tone control and it gives real deep bass. I also love the tape monitor which enables me to monitor recording discs.
Summary: I had put off transcribing my extensive vinyl collection to cd for a variety of reasons. But, a couple of months ago I decided to go ahead and start the project. I still had and was very happy with my mid seventies two channel system consisting of a HK730 Receiver, Akai GXC750D Cassette Deck, Dual...
Summary: We're using this to go from PC audio card to speakers for a small gym. It works very well. Simple. Low price point. Reliable. Lacks the bells and whistles of a surround sound system, but works great for basic stereo needs
Because I was spoiled before with a Nakamichi receiver...
31 January 2006
Summary: this Onkyo pales in comparison. It is servicable and clean sounding but unfortunately has a tinny, sharp sound. Not much in the way of warmth or depth, even after messing with the bass and treble controls.
Summary: I am having some problems with my receiver and, from what I've found, you can't contact a live customer support rep if your life depends on it. I've sat on hold for hours trying to get someone. Complete joke.
Summary: I previously owned Pioneer and Yamaha surround AV receiver at twice the price of the Onkyo TX-8511. Neither came close to the spacious and clear sound I get through the Onkyo. Since I primarily listen through headphones, I had no real use for multi channel monsters with all the fixings.