Summary: This is my 3rd Onkyo receiverpurchased June 2011. #1 lasted 12 yrs and I gave it to a friend; #2 lasted 20 yrs and finally went kaput 6/2011; #3 (this one) is largely disappointing. A - lousy reception - had to buy and install exterior antenna which wasn't necessary w/#2 B tuner dial not soild and will drift from time to time C - measly 2 sets of speake ports and B set juist went dead - inexplicable since I've only inserted wire ends 2x - once when initially set up with...
Summary: I use this receiver with a DVD-player (more used as a CD-player), a BD-player, the TV output and a turntable. It does a good job with all them. I found it could have a little more bass at the beginning, but, with time, I figured out that my old mini-system had it too much. The phono input is a great feature, specially now that I'm listening to vinyl records again. I recomend it.
Summary: I have owned Onkyo equipment in the past, and was always impressed with it's solid performance! I was again pleasantly surprised with the obvious quality, and sleek look. Installation took minutes, and I was up and running! Replaced a Harmon Kardon Receiver/Amplifier, which unexpectedly failed. Between the two I immediately favored the Onkyo unit. The exceptional audio quality was immediately noticeable, and superior to the HK unit.
Summary: After much research and the advice of a friend much more learned about stereo recievers I recently purchased the Onydo TX-8555. I am very pleased with my new Onkyo receiver. It's a great value for the price and has the capability to handle all the components that we use- Cd player, tape deck and turn-table. It gets great radio reception which is a huge plus since I live in a very rural location and prior to this only got two stations! The sound quality is great.
Summary: This receiver has great reception but lacks the low volume power that my Pioneer had even though it has 100 watts a channel. You really have to crank the volume up to get any power out of it but when you do the power is sufficient but i like to listen to it at low volume with full bass and this receiver doesn't have much bass at low volume.
Summary: I was looking for an inexpensive receiver with plenty of clean power. This is it. I am using it to drive a pair of Boston Acoustics CS-226 floor standing speakers and a Polk PSW 505 12" subwoofer. The sound is awesome! My CD player is a Sony CDP-C445 that I got at Salvation Army for $15. Just about any receiver can belt out rock or hiphop given enough power--don't worry, they sound great on this one. However, it really shines with classical music.
Summary: This is a high quality, low cost Receiver - the best of both worlds. For those of us who only need the standard 2 channel (plus SubWoofer), then this is one of the best I've owned. I highly recommend this product.
Summary: I bought this reciever to replace my 35yr old marantz 1060 amp which finally gave up the right channel. I was unable to find anyone to repair my marantz. Onkyo has always been a good product and for the money i thought i'd give it a shot. The TX 8555 is ok but does not begin to compare with the quality or power of my old marantz. There is no mid-range control so you miss alot of sound quality. It does not have preouts so you cant use an equalizer.