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Onkyo TX-SR606 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver (Black)

Manufacturer: Onkyo

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  A prince amongst amps

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I have always thought that Onkyo AV equipment was of superior build quality and their range of AV amplifiers reinforces my belief that for the money they are hard to beat.

I bought the 606 a couple of months ago to support the latest HD audio sources available on Blu Ray discs and it has performed superbly. The 606 is capable of supporting a 7.1 system and whilst it isn't the most powerful home cinema amp out there, for the average AV set up it is more than enough to make the house shake. The 606 supports Dolby True HD and DTS Master Audio as well as the PCM lossless audio also offered on many BD discs. However it is not THX certified, but this isn't really an issue.

The set up menus are easy to follow and the unit also comes with a supplied Audessey EQ microphone that measures the distance of your speakers from your listening position and sets up the amp automatically. However I found that the auto set up tended to tone down the speaker output making it a little too quiet for my taste, so the manual set up was the way forward for me.

The unit is a big box of tricks and is reassuringly heavy. It's looks imposing sat under your TV and usually draws comments from people who are not AV o'philes.

If you are thinking of updating your AV amp any time soon The SR606 is definitely worth a look.

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  Next Gen of Surround Sound

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I brought this amp about a month ago, I needed an upgrade as I had brought a blu-ray player and my old Denon amp couldn't process the new Hi-Def audio tracks on blu-ray discs. The improvements in performance over my old Denon was very pleasing not only in Tru-HD and DTS Master Audio which you would expect really but also in normal DD via DVD and Xbox 360.

I found it very easy to setup, anybody with prior experience of setting up this kind of equipment will find it a breeze. You simply connect up your speakers in the traditional way, connect up your A/V equipment (this amp has 4 HDMI inputs, a big selling point for me as well because my plasma only has 1 HDMI, so this feature comes in real handy), then you start the amp up and connect the setup microphone which you place in the listening position and then start the automatic setup procedure (takes about 10 minutes) and that's it the amp does the rest, of course you may need to tweak the setting here and there if you like and assign the A/V inputs but that's all pretty straight forward.

The remote whilst nice too look at is a little tricky to setup to work with your other equipment.

All in all I'm very happy with my purchase and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, for further proof check out What Hi-Fi magazines 5 star review and subsequent award win.

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