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Onkyo 7.2 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver - TX-SR608

Abt Model: TXSR608 | UPC Code: 751398009259
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HDMI 1.4 Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel/ HDMI Video Upscaling to 1080p with Faroudja DCDi Cinema/ udyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz Add New Dimensions to Surround Sound/ THX Select2 Plus Certified/ Black Finish
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Onkyo 7.2 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver - TXSR608

Hitting the Sweet Spot Where Budget and Performance Meet

Sure, we call it an “entry-level” A/V receiver. But when you witness the full potential of the TX-SR608, you’ll know the level you’re entering is far beyond the ordinary. For a start, you get six of the latest HDMI® 1.4 inputs for simple hook-up of all your high-def sources. HDMI 1.4 also brings compatibility with the new 3D video format, as well as an Audio Return Channel from your display back to the receiver. Complementing HDMI on the input front, you have an analog RGB video input for connecting your PC, and a Universal Port for Onkyo peripherals. All video sources, regardless of resolution, can be upscaled to big and beautiful 1080p via HDMI and Faroudja DCDi Cinema™. Audio processing incorporates quality Burr-Brown DACs, lossless Dolby and DTS codecs, and the expanded surround formats of Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby Pro Logic® IIz. Three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry and jitter-cleaning technology work to ensure extremely precise and faithful amplification. In recognition of the TX-SR608’s outstanding A/V prowess, it has been awarded THX® Select2 Plus Certification.

HDMI® 1.4 Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel

The six HDMI 1.4 inputs on the TX-SR608 let you simultaneously connect high-def sources such as a Blu-ray player, a gaming console, and a cable/satellite tuner. A single output then sends a pristine signal to your connected high-resolution display. As the latest version of this connector, HDMI 1.4 adds the exciting possibilities of 3D video and an Audio Return Channel. 3D video is the next big thing in home entertainment, with movie, game, and broadcast content on the increase and 3D-compatible TVs on the near horizon. The TX-SR608 also offers the convenience of an Audio Return Channel via HDMI. Audio content received directly by your HDTV’s tuner can be sent “upstream” to your A/V receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.

HDMI Video Upscaling to 1080p with Faroudja DCDi Cinema™

When it comes to video processing, the Faroudja DCDi Cinema (Directional Correlational Deinterlacing) video processor offers several advantages. This processor can accept any video signal, regardless of the source resolution, and upscale it to 1080p to match the native resolution of your high-definition display. What’s more, DCDi Cinema effectively removes video artifacts such as jagged edges during the video signal deinterlacing process. You get to enjoy smooth progressive scan video images, even for fast-moving sports and action scenes.

Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz Add New Dimensions to Surround Sound

The TX-SR608 handles two new surround-sound technologies from Audyssey and Dolby that offer exciting new ways to set up the speakers in your home theater system. Audyssey DSX lets you incorporate “front wide” speakers, in place of the usual surround back speakers, to expand the width of the soundstage. Set up at a recommended 60° off center, these channels help to produce a more realistic soundstage and a more immersive listening experience. Alternatively, Audyssey DSX can reconfigure the TX-SR608’s surround back channels to deliver “front height” channels. These channels carry ambient, non-directional audio that adds a new vertical dimension to your movies and games. Dolby Pro Logic IIz provides a similar front-height speaker option that likewise works to create a more enveloping home theater experience.

THX® Select2 Plus™ Certified

THX Select2 Plus certification is specified for rooms where the screento- seat viewing distance is 10 to 12 feet and the room volume is around 2000 cubic feet. To achieve THX Select2 Plus certification, the TX-SR608 must meet the world’s most demanding standards for home theater audio quality and performance, and must play at reference volume levels with minimal distortion

Features

  • Decoding of High-Definition Surround- Sound Codecs

The TX-SR608 can decode Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™—two lossless formats that enable delivery of a bit-for-bit soundtrack identical to the studio master track. These codecs, previously available only on mid-range and high-end receivers, take advantage of the high data capacity of the Blu-ray format.

  • Convenient Overlaid Graphical On-Screen Display via HDMI

Changing your A/V receiver’s settings is now more seamless than ever, thanks to the TX-SR608’s new overlaid graphical On-Screen Display (OSD) feature. Simply press the Home button on the included remote controller, and semi-transparent graphical set-up menus appear overlaid on the video image you’re watching. This means you can adjust the settings immediately, without having to switch back and forth from a blank screen background.

  • 192 kHz/24-Bit Burr-Brown DACs Improve Jitter Performance to Deliver Clearer Sound

High-quality Burr-Brown DACs (PCM1690) work to optimize analog audio performance on the TX-SR608. These DACs perform advanced 24-bit signal processing and support sampling rates of up to 192 kHz, while displaying high resistance to clock jitter and offering a 113 dB dynamic range.

  • A Suite of Audyssey Technologies for the Ideal Listening Environment

(1) Audyssey 2EQ™ tailors multi-channel audio for your home theater speaker set-up by measuring three room positions and applying a resolution filter to the satellite speakers to correct for room acoustics.

(2) Audyssey Dynamic Volume™ automatically compensates for volume fluctuations in different audio content—for example, during commercial breaks—while optimizing the dynamic range.

(3)Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ maintains a consistent bass response, tonal balance, and surround-sound effect at different volume levels, so you can enjoy the natural dynamics of your content regardless of the volume.

  • Playback of Different Audio Sources in Two Different Zones

With Powered Zone 2, you can enjoy surroundsound entertainment in the main room, while playing back a different stereo source in a second zone equipped with a pair of speakers. Alternatively, you can use the Zone 2 line-out to send an unamplified audio signal to an amplifier (and speakers) in the second room.

Advanced Features:

  • THX® Select2 Plus™ Certified
  • HDMI® (Version 1.4 to Support 3D and Audio Return Channel) with Deep Color™, x.v.Color™, LipSync, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC
  • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio™ Decoding
  • HDMI Video Upscaling to 1080p with Faroudja DCDi Cinema™
  • Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz for New Surround Channels
  • Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs (PCM1690) for All Channels
  • Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry
  • Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology
  • Audyssey 2EQ™ for Room Acoustic Correction
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume™
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for Loudness Correction
  • Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2 Line-Out for Playback of Separate Source in Another Room
  • Overlaid Graphical On-Screen Display (OSD) via HDMI
  • 2 Parallel Subwoofer Pre Outs
  • Analog RGB Video Input (D-sub, 15 pin) for PC

Amplifier Features:

  • 100 Watts per Channel at 8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 Channels Driven, FTC
  • WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
  • High-Current Low-Impedance Drive
  • H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High Power Transformer
  • Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
  • Bi-Amping Capability

Processing Features:

  • Advanced 32-Bit Processing DSP Chip
  • 4 DSP Modes for Gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG (Role Playing Game)
  • Music Optimizer™ for Compressed Digital Music Files
  • Direct Mode
  • Double Bass Function
  • Non-Scaling Configuration
  • A-Form Listening Mode Memory
  • Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround Function

Connection Features:

  • Universal Port for Single-Cable Connection of Optional Onkyo Dock for iPhone™/iPod® or HD Radio™ Tuner
  • Audio and 1080p Video Processing via HDMI (1 Front/ 5 Rear Inputs and 1 Output)
  • HDTV-Capable (720p/1080i) Component Video Switching (2 Inputs and 1 Output)
  • Front-Panel Audio Input for Portable Devices
  • Front-Panel Auxiliary A/V Input
  • 4 Digital Inputs (2 Optical and 2 Coaxial)
  • 4 A/V Inputs and 1 Output
  • Video Output (Monitor)
  • 2 Audio Inputs
  • Color-Coded, Banana Plug-Compatible Speaker Posts
  • Headphone Jack
  • SIRIUS™ Satellite Radio Ready* and HD Radio Ready
  • *SIRIUS Satellite Radio requires separate purchase of subscription, compatible tuner, and antenna

Other Features:

  • Crossover Adjustment (40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/ 200 Hz)
  • A/V Sync Control Function (Up to 200 ms in 10 ms Steps)
  • Tone Control (Bass/Treble) for Front L/R Channels
  • Display Dimmer (Normal/Dim/Dimmer)
  • Sleep Timer (via Remote)
  • Battery-Free Memory Backup
  • 40 FM/AM/SIRIUS Random Presets
  • RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for System Control
  • Compatible with RI (Remote Interactive) Dock for iPod
  • Preprogrammed RI Remote Control

Specifications:

Amplifier Section

  • Power Output
    • Front L/R
      • 100 W/Ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    • Center
      • 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    • Surround L/R
      • 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    • Surround Back L/R, Front High L/R, or Zone 2 L/R
      • 100 W/Ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    • Dynamic Power
      • 240 W (3 ohms, Front)
      • 210 W (4 ohms, Front)
      • 120 W (8 ohms, Front)
    • THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): 0.08% (Rated power)
    • Damping Factor: 60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 ohms
    • Input Sensitivity and Impedance: 200 mV/47 k-ohms (Line)
    • Output Level and Impedance: 200 mV/2.2 k-ohms (Rec out)
    • Frequency Response: 5 Hz–100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (DSP bypass)
    • Tone Control
      • ±10 dB, 50 Hz (Bass)
      • ±10 dB, 20 kHz (Treble)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 106 dB (Line, IHF-A)
    • Speaker Impedance: 6 ohms –16 ohms

Video Section

  • Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance
    • Video
      • 1.0 Vp–p/75 Ù (Component)
      • 0.7 Vp–p/75 Ù (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
      • 1.0 Vp–p/75 Ù (Composite)
    • Component Video Frequency Response: 5 Hz–100 MHz/0 dB, -3 dB

Tuner Section

  • Tuning Frequency Range
    • FM: 87.5 MHz–107.9 MHz
    • AM: 530 kHz–1,710 kHz
  • FM/AM Preset Memory: 40 stations

General

  • Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 6.3 A

What's In The Box:

  • Onyko Receiver
  • Indoor FM loop antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • Speaker cable labels
  • Speaker set-up microphone
  • Instruction manual
  • Quick start guide
  • Remote controller
  • AA (R6) batteries x 2

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6.94"
  • Width: 17.13"
  • Depth: 12.94"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 25.4 lbs
  • Shipping: 30.9 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Two Years Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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ColorBlack
Channels7.2
Watts Per Channel100
AM/FM Preset40 FM/AM/SIRIUS Random Presets
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
iPod CompatibilityYes
Input ConnectorsYes
THX CertificationNo
Height6.94
Width17.13
Depth12.94
Weight31
Parts Warranty2 Year
Labor Warranty2 Year
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Onkyo 7.2 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (29)
  • Good power output (25)
  • Easy to setup (24)
  • Simple controls (24)
  • Good remote control (18)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (30)
    • Large rooms (11)
    • Basic systems (9)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (9)
    • Multiple rooms / whole house (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (16), Movie enthusiast (15), Practical (13), Audiophile (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    5.0

    great reciever

    By Rusty

    from San Jose,Ca

    About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Energy Efficient
    • Good Power Output
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Sound is wonderful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Home Theater
      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

      Comments about Onkyo 7.2 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver:

      This reciever is ausome,I use it for tv sound & fm use. It is set up with 5.1 speakers & sounds ausom. It made my 20 year old Bose Acustomas 2 speakers come alive. I replaced a Yamaha 5.1 a/v reciever that the volumn control was not working properly but played good I thought. wow what a difference. I am glad I bought it from Abt [...]

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great receiver for the price

      By JPM

      from Elmhurst, IL

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater

        Comments about Onkyo 7.2 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver:

        On/off can not be programed into ATT-Uverse remote. Two seperate buttons have to be pushed on the Onkyo remote to turn off the receiver. It is very easy to forget to turn it off and it may be left on for days if not used or noticed.

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        • No

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Onkyo 7.2 Theater sound

        By Ron K

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Power Output
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater

          Comments about Onkyo 7.2 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver:

          Unless you are very technical, have ABT install. [...]

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Product for it's price

          By Gallico916

          from College Station, TX

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound Quality
          • Latest Decoders
          • Strong Power output

          Cons

          • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
          • No illuminat remote

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater

          Comments about Onkyo 7.2 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver:

          Great A/V Receiver for that price. Control over 3rd party devices is weak.
          No illumination on the remote.
          Missing the eject function when using as a DVD/BD remote.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Product For a Great Price

          By Rumble

          from St. George, UT

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy Setup
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater

            Comments about Onkyo 7.2 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver:

            This is my first Onkyo product so I was a little skeptical. It was also labeled as an entry level receiver. I usually purchase the top of the line, but I already have equipment that does all the features that the top of the line has that this model doesn't, so it made it kind of pointless to spend the extra money. I am glad I purchased this model. The sound is great and abt has it at a great price. I would purchase this model again if given the choice again.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good Receiver

            By Moltar the Ant King

            from Columbia, SC

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater

              Comments about Onkyo 7.2 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver:

              This thing sounds great!

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              4.0

              Great receiver

              By joe

              from texas

              About Me Movie Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Easy Setup
              • Energy Efficient
              • Good Power Output
              • Good Remote Control
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Theater

                Comments about Onkyo 7.2 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver:

                nice receiver

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Outstanding quality; couldn't be happier

                By davehcyj

                from San Diego

                About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Controls
                • Easy Setup
                • Good Power Output
                • Great Sound Quality
                • THX Certified under 500

                Cons

                • Has 2EQ instead of MultEQ

                Best Uses

                • Home Theater

                Comments about Onkyo 7.2 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver:

                The 608 was very easy to setup with its beautiful on screen displays and easy to use menus. It was an incredible value. The 608 is the only receiver in this price range to be THX certified. Its got plenty of power to rock my house and the sound is very clean. The THX certification really shows.

                I've had the unit for 2 months and I've had zero problems with it. The video upscaling and processing is nice to have for the wii and cable. It makes SD channels look noticably better. But the video processing is really secondary to just how great this unit sounds.

                The only bad thing I could say about the unit is that it uses Audyssey's 2EQ instead of MultEQ, but I guess there have to be trade offs in units priced this low. Its really amazing Onkyo could include the THX certification, something none of the competition could match.

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                5.0

                SR608 Review

                By Chad

                from Yuba City, CA

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Setup
                • Good Power Output

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Theater

                  Comments about Onkyo 7.2 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver:

                  I am using this receiver to run a 5.1 system. I bought the Onkyo to replace a Denon 2310CI that I was unhappy with. It isn't as sophisticated as the 2310CI but it also costs about $150 less. The auto speaker setup works as advertised but an issue with my center channel speaker keeps me from giving it a solid review on the audio quality at this point. The Onkyo unit appears to crank out the sound very efficiently to my 8/6-ohm speakers.

                  Overall the Onkyo has not disappointed me.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Fast delivery and a great price.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Receiver

                  By 5145

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                  Pros

                  • Easy Setup
                  • Good Power Output
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Theater
                    • Larger Rooms

                    Comments about Onkyo 7.2 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver:

                    This is one fantastic receiver. It has a large number of features which can be customized. Set up is easy, almost like plug and play.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    It was a treat to pre-order this receiver from ABT. The live chat makes things much easier and is a great feature. The receiver was packaged very securely in a double box. At the pre-order price point in my opinion no one came close to ABT.

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