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Title: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on June 14, 2013, 14:52
anyone using onkyo receiver any good models and whats new for the new range of Onkyo new models this year?

TX-NR525, 626, 727, 828, 929??

any good review??
anyone using???
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: scratchy on January 07, 2014, 14:05
Hi all,

My 2.5 yr old 609 now has not sound coming out....i read about the HDMI board problem on the net...locally where do we go to go fix this and is it worth it to repair??

Can i use RCA in and out to my TV as a temp measure?

i did noticed it last week but i on and off quite a few times before the sound came out...now tried many times and still no sound...abit frustrated..

thanks in advance...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jas4844 on January 08, 2014, 17:48

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Phone
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but hv you try with other devices input w/o using hdmi or when playing fm is there any sound?or maybe at spk setup?
Changing of mb w/o warrenty is a bit costly.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on January 08, 2014, 22:54
Happen to get a copy of the catalogue and found the SRP with GST , so just input for info. Maybe cheaper in individual shop offer.

TX-NR5010 - S$4,500
TX-NR3010 - S$3,700
TX-NR1010 - S$2,799
TX-NR929 - S$2,499
TX-NR828 - S$2,099
TX-NR727 - S$1,699
TX-NR626 - S$1,299
TX-NR525 - S$1,099
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on January 08, 2014, 22:58
Real shop price is much lower
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 14, 2014, 23:00
Just bought the latest Onkyo model - TX-NR929 AVR at S$1,799. Very impressive specs! And it can do 11.2 channels with external power amp.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: freddyhappy on January 15, 2014, 00:20
Looking forward for your review.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on January 15, 2014, 00:31
929 confirm no sub EQ?

Thx
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 15, 2014, 08:26
929 confirm no sub EQ?

Thx

Unfortunately the answer is 'yes'. For dual sub owners, pls steer clear of Onkyo 929. But before I dismiss this Audyssey SubEQ HT, fwiw there are 2 subwoofer pre-outs for Onkyo 929. You can still use two subwoofers in your setup but the correction filters will be applied simultaneously to BOTH. So in this case, you will probably need to "co-locate" the two subwoofers together at the same location to yield positive results.

For those who do not know what the heck I am talking about...SubEQ HT is the panacea for dual subwoofer implementation for HT. The benefits of dual subwoofer implementation have already been covered many times in the past and I shall not dwell on it. I am rather surprised, not really "disappointed" that this latest model from Onkyo has this feature omitted...I guess it cost Onkyo quite a fair bit? But if you say the omission of SubEQ HT feature in Onkyo 929 is due to "cost"...then how do we explain the latest flagship model offering (i.e. AVR-X4000) from Denon actually comes with SubEQ HT and is cheaper than Onkyo by almost $600! But having say that, you can see that the extra $600 has been channelled to other features in which Onkyo believed to be more worth the R&D dollars...this is probably, if not the only AVR in the last 2013 to feature bluetooth and Wi-Fi for those who wishes to bypass the DLNA media server...

Anyway back to SubEQ HT, the omission of this feature does not really affect me as I have the Audyssey AS-EQ1 that comes with the SubEQ HT feature should I need to go "dual-sub" in the near future.

UPDATE: I just read on the Audyssey website that SubEQ HT is actually incorporated inside the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 calibration suite; meaning there is NO ADDITIONAL licensing fee required to include this feature inside...Apparently Onkyo is the one that decided to omit this feature altogether and it has nothing to do with cost. Chris Kyriakakis, CTO and founder of Audyssey in his response to a member's query quoted the following:

"So far only AVRs with XT32 have incorporated Sub EQ HT, but it's not a requirement.  Any AVR maker that wants to add the Sub EQ HT functionality can do it." - Chris Kyriakakis

Source: https://audyssey.zendesk.com/entries/20953442-SubEQ-HT-vs-MultEQ-XT32 (https://audyssey.zendesk.com/entries/20953442-SubEQ-HT-vs-MultEQ-XT32)

Hmmm...does that mean, Onkyo can add in this feature via a firmware patch since it is a software algorithm and does not need any extra hardware component to do it?

And I also see in this latest iteration that Onkyo also added a larger (very conspicuous) heatsink to ensure efficient dissipation of heat generated mostly from the HDMI board during operation. This time round, the Onkyo 929 utilize the Marvell QDeo chipset which many *believe* will provide equal superiority vis-a-viz HQV chip. Many users imputed the "heat-problem" which eventually lead to the "frying of the  expensive HDMI board" to be the doing of the HQV chip, however there is no proof to substantiate. Whether is it true or not, the heat generated by this latest model does reduce quite a fair bit but I still recommend to place the AVR on the very top of your AV rack for optimum ventilation.

Besides the copious amount of heat wave generated by the AVR being the infamous "trademark" of Onkyo, there is another bugbear - i.e. the "clicking sound" as one switches from one video source to another or cycling through the various DSP modes in the likes of DTS HD MSTR, Audyssey DSX, Dolby ProLogic IIz etc, I am happy to say that there is a vast improvement in this latest model. The "annoying sound" has been subdued so much so that it is no longer a concern for distraction anymore. The switching is much faster and delay is almost a thing of the past. I also noticed that the Audyssey calibration is more refined and extremely accurate in its reporting. The computation time has also improved a lot. This is based on my experience from my last Onkyo AVR I am using - i.e. TX-NR3008. Perhaps the abovementioned improvements which I have experienced is nothing to shout about for 3010/5010 users? :P

I am also fairly surprised that the stereo mode for normal music listening is rather acceptable...I saw this new features called "PMBass" - which stands for Phase Matching for Bass. Again I am not sure whether this is a new feature or a feature which already existed in 3010/5010 unit...But I can tell you that it does wonders to normal stereo listening. The idea is to minimize or eliminate muddy bass and enhance mid-bass to achieve clarity in vocals. And the results is surprisingly good...I streamed a high bitrate flac music file via bluetooth to the AVR with the PMBass 'On' and I am quite pleased with the overall sound stage, gone are the days of "bright and harsh" elements that plagued 2 channel stereo listening. Well done Onkyo!

The bonus for me is to finally able to utilize ALL my 11.1 speakers at one goal...thanks to the external amplification built in to this model. I have a Tangent stereo power amp that has been used to power up my bass shakers in the past...finally I can put it to good use. the bass shakers is currently re-routed to the additional Subwoofer Pre-Out" channel on the AVR to get that LFE response. So I have the best of both worlds now.

Compared to Denon AVR-X4000, Onkyo really shines in movies...the entire sound stage becomes wider and the surround sound effects becomes more "enveloping", dialogue is crisp - same as AVR-X4000 I will say...and more importantly, the entire auditory experience becomes more "pronounced"...without the fear that your AVR can't go the distance...I used to dial the volume setting to -18db to get the "feel" going for my Denon X4000 but now with the Onkyo 929, -22db can already achieve that desired "effect"...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on January 15, 2014, 11:59
Thanks for the detailed writeup

Which of the current model for Onkyo that has XT32 and SubEQ?

I know that Denon is a "polite" AVR versus Onkyo. I have been using Denon for eons and wanted some excitement and added dynamics in my movies. 

x4000 is super cheap for sure and was on my radar since it was launched. But I know I have others like Marantz 7008 and this 929 to compare against. 
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: bluepill193 on January 15, 2014, 12:05
Actually I found stereo playback with pure audio mode on my entry level tx nr609 sounded smooth and very comfortable for prolonged listening. Doesn't sound harsh at all as people say
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on January 15, 2014, 12:08
balance in/out of the 5509 for 2ch is pretty listenable,  quite a few friends were surprised
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: mutant on January 15, 2014, 12:13
Newer models of Onkyo should be cooler already.
 Example, my 818  run much cooler than the older models such as 505. 818 has 2 cooling fans, and it very, very rarely activate during my typical usage in 26 degrees Celsius room.
Comparable temperature to my previous Denon 1911.

The newer 828 is actually a downgrade compared to 818.
818  vs  828
135 watt -> 130 watt
Audyssey MultEQ XT32 -> Audyssey MultEQ(not even XT)
9.2 channels pre-out -> 7.2 channels pre-out
NO Differential DAC Mode for Front Channels
NO Isolated Power-Amp and Pre-Amp Block
18.3kg -> 15.0kg
SNR (Line IHF-A): 110dB -> 106dB
828 no - D-Sub (15-pin) VGA Input
            - Rear USB Input
            - Analog Audio Input
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 15, 2014, 12:18
Actually I found stereo playback with pure audio mode on my entry level tx nr609 sounded smooth and very comfortable for prolonged listening. Doesn't sound harsh at all as people say
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 15, 2014, 12:31
Thanks for the detailed writeup

Which of the current model for Onkyo that has XT32 and SubEQ?

I know that Denon is a "polite" AVR versus Onkyo. I have been using Denon for eons and wanted some excitement and added dynamics in my movies. 

x4000 is super cheap for sure and was on my radar since it was launched. But I know I have others like Marantz 7008 and this 929 to compare against. 

Most of the AVR with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 should have SubEQ HT feature incorporated...UNLESS stated otherwise. Best is to do homework first before committing. I always do that. You won't go wrong...can't reply on the sales chap to help you on this as there is simply too many models in his shop for him to recall everything. So do homework first. My previous model Onkyo TX-NR3008 has SubEQ HT feature...but its a waste for me as I already have the correction filter dialed in before I do my Audyssey calibration.

My personal advice...

Both Marantz and Denon have pretty similar implementation when it comes to feature wise...X4000 is definitely a more VFM deal compared to Marantz 7008 AVR which is $50 shy of $2K last I heard...Marantz is renowned for its "audiophile grade" components...but when it comes to movies, X4000's performance should be on par with Marantz 7008...Both are rated at 195W per channel driving at 2 channels via 8ohms. So it depends on your requirements, if you want the best of both worlds, then Marantz 7008 can be a better deal.

Onkyo on the other hand is known for its home theatre prowess when it comes to movies...So if you grown "tired" of Denon's "mellow" sonic characteristics and wish to "inject" some excitement into your movie watching experience...then perhaps your next upgrade, you can consider getting Onkyo for a change, it will bring a "new form of auditory experience" altogether, while I can't promise you will like what you hear but its definitely a refreshing take.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on January 15, 2014, 14:31
I have Antimode but would like one less equipment if there is subEQ as I will be setting up 2 subs in different locations. Definitely would like to try Onkyo but I have to sort out the physical issue of fitting into my rack as its too tall and also the SUBEQ missing feature. If SubEQ is there then I will strongly find ways to fit it into my setup ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: chainsdb on January 15, 2014, 14:50
balance in/out of the 5509 for 2ch is pretty listenable,  quite a few friends were surprised
wonder when the 5510 prepro is coming out
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 15, 2014, 15:31
I have Antimode but would like one less equipment if there is subEQ as I will be setting up 2 subs in different locations. Definitely would like to try Onkyo but I have to sort out the physical issue of fitting into my rack as its too tall and also the SUBEQ missing feature. If SubEQ is there then I will strongly find ways to fit it into my setup ;D

I think only Onkyo 929 with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 DOES NOT have the SubEQ HT feature, the rest does...so long it has Audyssey MultEQ XT32. You can look at the previous generation like TX-NR5010...one bro is selling in the forum now.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: tane0019 on January 15, 2014, 21:41
HT experience only, onkyo top the main stream avr.
If want best of both world + can spare a rack space, a above average int amp with HT bypass will beat the Marantz avr while playing stereo.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on January 15, 2014, 22:03
Nicest explosion for mainstream brand
 :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: tane0019 on January 15, 2014, 22:06
Nicest explosion for mainstream brand
 :)

dont understand here, sorry bro.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 15, 2014, 23:02
dont understand here, sorry bro.

In short, agreed in unison.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 15, 2014, 23:04
(http://desray.dyndns.org/images/misc/onkyo_929_111_ch.jpg)

So happy to see all my 11.1 speakers lit up on the VFD.  :D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on January 16, 2014, 07:10
Explosion scene processed by onkyo  sounds the nicest to me among the mainstream brand
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 18, 2014, 01:08
Explosion scene processed by onkyo  sounds the nicest to me among the mainstream brand

Even better than Marantz AV8801?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 18, 2014, 14:02
Even better than Marantz AV8801?

Bro, nobody is able to give you an objective answer unless that member has the privilege to play with both. Will that 'someone' pls step out and share your experience?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on January 18, 2014, 14:08
Even better than Marantz AV8801?

Personal preference of diff brand signiture sound. Not pitting any model against another in particular.

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on January 18, 2014, 14:20
years back, i did pit the onkyo vs marantz...
both were top models at that time.
it was my dad who had the marantz.
i had the onkyo.
i lugged my onkyo over to his place n did the AB comparison.
the onkyo beat the marantz. ( and my dad hesitantly agreed.. )
onkyo had so much more power and control.
explosions n all.
the onkyo model i had was the TX-NR1000.. can't remember my dads marantz
but i definitely know that it was the top range of marantz. it had a touchscreen remote too!!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 18, 2014, 14:33
It is hard to qualify or quantify how it sounds between Onkyo and Marantz but if I really have to, I think my little summary between Denon, Marantz and Onkyo in this post should give you a rough idea...http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=63019.msg955745#msg955745 (http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=63019.msg955745#msg955745) but then again, you may not share my sentiments as your experience may somewhat differs due to the use of different cables, listening environment, sources (bluray players) and the type of speakers etc.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: freddyhappy on January 18, 2014, 14:42
Onkyo reliability is always an annoy issue, hdmi board can fried an egg on it. Read a lot of horror story from avs forum and from some Xtreme forumers also. Thus resale value in the past has not been good.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 18, 2014, 14:48
Onkyo reliability is always an annoy issue, hdmi board can fried an egg on it.

Agreed to a certain extent...there has been alot of complains about the HDMI outboard been "fried" due to heat-related issue...And yes, Onkyo does run "hotter" compared to it rivals. The last AVR I used was Denon AVR-X4000 and it runs much cooler than my current Onkyo TX-NR929.

So far, *touched wood*, my experiences with the last two Onkyo AVRs had been pleasant to say the least, it runs hot, no doubt about that...so to overcome heat problem, I always place my AVR on top of the rack to ensure maximum cooling effect. And so far so good, I sold off my TX-NR3007 after almost 1.5yrs and sold my TX-NR3008 after almost coming to 2.5yrs.

:P
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on January 18, 2014, 14:56
Agreed to a certain extent...there has been alot of complains about the HDMI outboard been "fried" due to heat-related issue...And yes, Onkyo does run "hotter" compared to it rivals. The last AVR I used was Denon AVR-X4000 and it runs much cooler than my current Onkyo TX-NR929.

So far, *touched wood*, my experiences with the last two Onkyo AVRs had been pleasant to say the least, it runs hot, no doubt about that...so to overcome heat problem, I always place my AVR on top of the rack to ensure maximum cooling effect. And so far so good, I sold off my TX-NR3007 after almost 1.5yrs and sold my TX-NR3008 after almost coming to 2.5yrs.

:P

Just fried my 5509 board.  Does not make much sense money wise to replace I think.
Dilema now, get new one or a lower range used to tide me till newer models are release
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on January 18, 2014, 15:01
get the 5010 that badbad2000 is selling!!!
hehehe!!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 18, 2014, 15:02
Just fried my 5509 board.  Does not make much sense money wise to replace I think.
Dilema now, get new one or a lower range used to tide me till newer models are release

Yes...its pointless if out of warranty. So far, I have heard some "not-so-pleasant" comments or complains by some users that the repair for defective HDMI board takes as long as 2 months by local service centre!!! Phew! That's LONG! But this is based on hear-say, I can't confirm, whatever it is, any repair that stretches more than 1 month is unacceptable from my point of view.

I now have one with Epson...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 18, 2014, 15:11
Just fried my 5509 board.  Does not make much sense money wise to replace I think.
Dilema now, get new one or a lower range used to tide me till newer models are release

Ask yourself one simple question, do you plan to go for 4K? And do you want the latest HDMI 2.0 specs to be included? If you answered YES to both, then I suggest you get a Denon X4000 to tied you over - I have personally use it and I have to say I am pretty impressed with the sound quality after Audyssey calibration done. You won't be disappointed...HDMI 2.0 has just being ratified and 4K is still at its infancy stage...although FIFA 2014 in Brazil will be shot in 4K, we probably won't be benefiting the advance in 4K broadcasting...I am looking at another 1 full year before 4K get stabilize and with more 4K content pouring in. Denon X4000 is the current flagship model which feature 4K upscaling and pass through...and Audyssey MultEQ XT32 some more - all in one nice package at an extremely affordable price!

To date, NO AVR or pre-pro has an on-board HDMI 2.0...at present, the current range of 4K compatible AVR are rather half-baked, including my Onkyo TX-NR929 if I dare say so myself...so instead of spending so much now...if you can hold on a little longer to ensure all the necessary hardware and software certification got settle down, you may wish to consider the Denon X4000 first.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: freddyhappy on January 18, 2014, 17:36
get the 5010 that badbad2000 is selling!!!
hehehe!!!

No offend to him but his asking is rather high. A new one I recall is around 3k only, some more he has used for a year.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on January 18, 2014, 17:47
Will only plunge into 4k when commercial content is widely available. Am watching the hdmi 2.0 issue n holding out till now
Am very interested in the new would be codecs, 3d surround. Waiting impatiently for that to reach consumers

Heard gd things abt the marantz 8801 but being an onkyo guy, am afraid tat its sound will not be explosive n impact enough for me. Most prob will take ur advice on the x4000 which sound signiture is in between onkyo n marantz.
Unless theres a real gd priced pre own 8801 to tempt me,  which I highly doubt so.

Side note, I do much prefer onkyo for high energy concert, ie rinihna types. The bass from below the stage is projected really well. Very live feel.how ever for slower more musical concerts, the lows are often over done

Ask yourself one simple question, do you plan to go for 4K? And do you want the latest HDMI 2.0 specs to be included? If you answered YES to both, then I suggest you get a Denon X4000 to tied you over - I have personally use it and I have to say I am pretty impressed with the sound quality after Audyssey calibration done. You won't be disappointed...HDMI 2.0 has just being ratified and 4K is still at its infancy stage...although FIFA 2014 in Brazil will be shot in 4K, we probably woin't be benefiting the advance in 4K broadcasting...I am looking at another 1 full year before 4K get stabilize and with more 4K content pouring in. Denon X4000 is the current flagship model which feature 4K upscaling and pass through...and Audyssey MultEQ XT32 some more - all in one nice package at an extremely affordable price!

To date, NO AVR or pre-pro has an on-board HDMI 2.0...at present, the current range of 4K compatible AVR are rather half-baked, including my Onkyo TX-NR929 if I dare say so myself...so instead of spending so much now...if you can hold on a little longer to ensure all the necessary hardware and software certification got settle down, you may wish to consider the Denon X4000 first.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on January 18, 2014, 17:53
u will definitely miss the onkyo power, if u go the denon or marantz route...
 ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: durianlover88 on January 18, 2014, 17:54
Bro Francis....join me in the orler for the Theta Casablanca 4...come next month! Dirac 96 kHz future upgradeable 192khz when available. 4k HDMI default. New HDMI 2.0 card come out just swap out to the new card. Future proof and fully upgradeable. CPU MIPS over-cater for future channels and sound formats for atmos, etc...firmware upgradeable. DAC cards got to add more if need more channels in future. I am starting with one Xtreme DAC card since I play 4.0 only.

I have AB my previous Onkyo processor side by side with Casablanca 3HD. I was so shocked by the sonic difference that time...eben without the ansuz cables then. The live feel and immersion is overwhelming.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Began on January 18, 2014, 17:55
Hi Francishuang,

If not too expensive should repair since 5509 is already the top model. Or get the Storm Processor now for 3D Auro.
I was told in Germany they can repair the HDMI board for around Euro 200 and they are using better components and it will not fail again.
If you are interested please let me know I will check on the contact and you can check with them.   

Began
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on January 18, 2014, 18:05
Hi Francishuang,

If not too expensive should repair since 5509 is already the top model. Or get the Storm Processor now for 3D Auro.
I was told in Germany they can repair the HDMI board for around Euro 200 and they are using better components and it will not fail again.
If you are interested please let me know I will check on the contact and you can check with them.   

Began

Dl88 began: am waiting for storm.. waited for few mths already. Hehe

Auro just announce a avr which faceplate looks very familar to storm design. So I guess its a storm product.

Datasat announced an auro upgrade  at ces14, but if its from clarity, its gona be expensive.

Wait n wait n wait is what I can do

But meanwhile gota get the interim one settled. Cny holz is jus ard the corner!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 18, 2014, 18:39
Onkyo reliability is always an annoy issue, hdmi board can fried an egg on it. Read a lot of horror story from avs forum and from some Xtreme forumers also. Thus resale value in the past has not been good.

For what I read mostly old stories that belong to old gen Onkyo.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 18, 2014, 18:40
What if love story movie with many nice music as background? Marantz warm and musical sounding will excel? Lol

Denon not here not there luke warm .. hee hee

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on January 18, 2014, 18:43
yes, the older generation onkyos had the excessive hdmi heat problem...
much has been improved upon these days....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 18, 2014, 18:46
No offend to him but his asking is rather high. A new one I recall is around 3k only, some more he has used for a year.

Just a post price. Always welcome bro to offer. :p



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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 18, 2014, 18:50
I think each brand also hv their own complain. I also not look good on denon which gave me issue last time even repaired once. Maybe better luck on yamaha... ( due to low demand on buyers..ha ha)

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 18, 2014, 18:52
Agreed to a certain extent...there has been alot of complains about the HDMI outboard been "fried" due to heat-related issue...And yes, Onkyo does run "hotter" compared to it rivals. The last AVR I used was Denon AVR-X4000 and it runs much cooler than my current Onkyo TX-NR929.

So far, *touched wood*, my experiences with the last two Onkyo AVRs had been pleasant to say the least, it runs hot, no doubt about that...so to overcome heat problem, I always place my AVR on top of the rack to ensure maximum cooling effect. And so far so good, I sold off my TX-NR3007 after almost 1.5yrs and sold my TX-NR3008 after almost coming to 2.5yrs.

:P

929 is 2 years warranty. You should have more peace of mind than any of us. Lol.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: freddyhappy on January 18, 2014, 21:01
For what I read mostly old stories that belong to old gen Onkyo.

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Francishuang 5509 is fried also, does that belong to old gen? Still a bit scare on Onkyo reliability.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 18, 2014, 21:58
I use in air-con room. My rack 4 side open space. So far no issue.  :)

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 18, 2014, 23:05
929 is 2 years warranty. You should have more peace of mind than any of us. Lol.

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Yep...starting from this model onwards...Hwee Seng will be giving 2 yrs warranty.


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on January 18, 2014, 23:25
Its long overdue, this 2 year warranty for onkyo products..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on January 19, 2014, 08:19
2 yrs now?!
wow..  maybe the 929 over the x4000 then. how much does it goes for now?
but if I change to a avr using rca pre out, I gota change all my cables and it may cost more than the avr itself...
I do not need the power module, just the balance pre out.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 19, 2014, 10:37
2 yrs now?!
wow..  maybe the 929 over the x4000 then. how much does it goes for now?
but if I change to a avr using rca pre out, I gota change all my cables and it may cost more than the avr itself...
I do not need the power module, just the balance pre out.

The Onkyo 929 now selling for $1,799 at Alpha Audio...if you are interested.


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 19, 2014, 11:52
Good cable is expensive. Yours must be xlr now. I DIY if need to change just resolder plug. But the RCA plug also cause me a boom. Yet still cheaper than buy new.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 19, 2014, 11:53
Desray, what is your audio setting? Do u use the THX?

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ralfale on January 19, 2014, 12:31
Those who got fried, do u use any extra fan to cool it? Those who have been to my place would probably seen me placing a $10 laptop fan on top of my 5508. Absolutely made the unit cool like in standby mode. Strongly encourage everyone to try it! A little gadget to protect your investment.

Onkyo is so far my preferred brand for HT as well. Dynamic impactful sound which is more suited for movies. Furthermore it is always competitively priced and gives lots of features for the price. Highly vfm.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 19, 2014, 13:01
Desray, what is your audio setting? Do u use the THX?

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Nope.


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on January 19, 2014, 19:11
I think only Onkyo 929 with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 DOES NOT have the SubEQ HT feature, the rest does...so long it has Audyssey MultEQ XT32. You can look at the previous generation like TX-NR5010...one bro is selling in the forum now.


What subEQ sets out to do, it is similar to antimode? Does antimode handle eqing of multiple subs at multiple location?

Thx
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 19, 2014, 19:25
The subEQ is only used when you have more than 1 sub.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 19, 2014, 19:50
What subEQ sets out to do, it is similar to antimode? Does antimode handle eqing of multiple subs at multiple location?

Thx

SubEQ HT allows individual calibration of two subwoofers. Moreover SubEQ HT is a component of Audyssey MultEQ XT 32 package and it will also interact with the speakers crossover for optimum results whereas Antimode targets on LFE only. Personally if I have Audyssey MultEQ XT32 with SubEQ HT, I will not even consider Antimode at all since Audyssey clearly is more superior than Antomode. Antimode will probably be a good investment for those without Audyssey MultEQ XT32 like Pioneer or even Yamaha AVR that utilize different kind of audio calibration algorithm...

But some members probably have better result with Antimode. The latest version off Antimode 2.0 IIRC is able to calibrate two subwoofers independently as well.


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on January 20, 2014, 10:14
Thanks Bro

Let me see if Onkyo will refresh xx10 series in the near future.

I have no hurry and have done some work around on my HDMIs. The itch is there no doubt but I hope I can get distracted with my relentless aim to get smooth 3D streaming ;)

I have a history of keeping my AVR long. i.e. >3-4 yrs
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: etnt on January 20, 2014, 10:52
I'm also waiting for Onkyo to release the next processor (5510?). Been with the Denon family for too long and wanting for a change.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on January 20, 2014, 11:19
There isnt really anything sigificant to add to the pre pro line now, cept for more channels. No newer auddessy than the xt32
They may be holding out for hdmi 2.0 and the new 4k audio codecs

Anway fyi, I am not sure if the onkyo pre pro are really a full balance design. But using similar model rca n xlr cables to compare, using xlr do sound more quiet n dynamic on my previous 5508 and now dead 5509
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 20, 2014, 12:00
Why dont just check the price how much to repair it since you still need to wait for next model to release. Last time I repair my Denon for $150.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on January 20, 2014, 12:22
Hdmi board... they will charge exp n take very long. Will just order one back n fix it, get a interim to tong for a while 1st.
Busi from hari raya  period till now. Haven on my ht in mths. Cny holz coming up, wana enjoy. Lol

Ears chest butt heart all itchy liao
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 23, 2014, 16:03
I am now have a 5.1 + front height. Is the surround back worth to setup?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on January 23, 2014, 16:47
its a slightly more auditory experience with surround backs added.
me running 9.1, jus for info...
 ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 23, 2014, 17:43
its a slightly more auditory experience with surround backs added.
me running 9.1, jus for info...
 ;)

u changed new avatar @@
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on January 23, 2014, 17:52
Hehehe!!! Its been changed quite some time now!!
U Like??
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on January 23, 2014, 18:30
Hehehe!!! Its been changed quite some time now!!
U Like??
 ;D

Even bigger even rounder!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on January 23, 2014, 19:20
Very good "BASE" effects!!! ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 27, 2014, 06:14
I see my bro onkyo the audyssey selection in audio setting is grey out during movie?  Any idea what happen? 
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ckt on January 27, 2014, 07:05
If you use "Direct" mode, audyssey will be grey out.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 28, 2014, 02:38
No. In DTS master HD mode
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 28, 2014, 06:17
Have you try engaging the Audyssey DSP mode like Audyssey DSX? Or worse, did your bro perform Audyssey calibration on the AVR before?

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on January 28, 2014, 10:41
try doing a master reset, and start from scratch once again.
forgot what combination of buttons you have to press for master reset though....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 29, 2014, 08:21
My guess the audyssey not run at all. My bro not even given the mic.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on January 29, 2014, 08:23
alamak!!! no mic!!!
no wonder... :o
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 29, 2014, 14:05
My guess the audyssey not run at all. My bro not even given the mic.

Ha...just as I suspect!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on January 29, 2014, 14:34
By the way, do you all use the bass or treble option? It seems more slam if bass boost +4db.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 30, 2014, 06:40
By the way, do you all use the bass or treble option? It seems more slam if bass boost +4db.

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I will steer clear of those settings....

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: synthesis on January 30, 2014, 22:57
But then..... Audyssey is full of EQ.... how?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on January 30, 2014, 23:54
But then..... Audyssey is full of EQ.... how?

For me, Audyssey helps in calibration...It takes away the "guess work" from the user and yet provide quite accurate readings. And that's about all. Additional feature such as treble and bass control are secondary IMHO...it is inclined towards individual preference...the intention of this thread is geared towards the calibration portion.

As for the Audyssey DSP mode like Audyssey DSX, it is entirely up to individual preference but vital settings like distance, level and crossover should be applicable to all users. :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: sadiqsabia on February 08, 2014, 00:50
I am new to this forum. I am intending to get a NR626. Anybody using this . Any issues. Is the promo price of $799 a good bargain. or shall i\I wait for this year refresh. Any help appreciated. Getting one by this weekend.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on February 08, 2014, 06:40
I am new to this forum. I am intending to get a NR626. Anybody using this . Any issues. Is the promo price of $799 a good bargain. or shall iI wait for this year refresh. Any help appreciated. Getting one by this weekend.

The latest model resolves the infamous heat - TX-NR929...The heat issue plagued most Onkyo AVR before this model... But I say this is BS...as I have been using two previous models before the 929 model...IMO the way you place your AVR to ensure optimum ventilation is the key to whether it will fried your hdmi board... If you are able to do that, I see no problem with this. But for peace of mind, you can wait for the latest 2014 models to release... Dunno how long it is gonna take. Personally I dun see a problem going for the 626.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: c722 on February 08, 2014, 10:23
hmmmm heat issue... We talked about this before, long time ago... I dun think the heat is a non issue.
It reflects the engineering design and built of the amplifier.  This is far more than just adding some decoder chips.
Audio amplification is simple science. No advanced chip is needed. However, it is the most basic part of the audio path, routing, heat radiation, insulation, etc, that shows the real engineering effort.
My very old flagship amp has almost no temperature at all, even in an enclosed cabinet. The new one I have, needs like a 3inch space atop at least to avoid heating.  Tis shows how emphasis had shifted ove the years, for features over quality. (Btw  I m not referring to Onkyo brand specifically )
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: sadiqsabia on February 11, 2014, 10:22
Decided to get the 626. Waiting to set up. Hope its worth the 799 I paid.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on February 11, 2014, 10:34
For me, Audyssey helps in calibration...It takes away the "guess work" from the user and yet provide quite accurate readings. And that's about all. Additional feature such as treble and bass control are secondary IMHO...it is inclined towards individual preference...the intention of this thread is geared towards the calibration portion.

As for the Audyssey DSP mode like Audyssey DSX, it is entirely up to individual preference but vital settings like distance, level and crossover should be applicable to all users. :)

Hi Bro,
As you know, Audyssey will apply their EQ once calibration has been carried out.
EQ is a "filter" to correct room resonance than perhaps it sounded "dull" compare without EQ (more dynamic and kick in)

Did you personally apply or diasable this?
What is your opinions or suggestion?
 
Hear from you soon
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on February 11, 2014, 20:11
Hi Bro,
As you know, Audyssey will apply their EQ once calibration has been carried out.
EQ is a "filter" to correct room resonance than perhaps it sounded "dull" compare without EQ (more dynamic and kick in)

Did you personally apply or diasable this?
What is your opinions or suggestion?
 
Hear from you soon


What's the point of getting a AVR with Audyssey when you dun use it...? So short answer, Yes.



What you are seeking is a custom "house curve"...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Alonso1 on February 19, 2014, 22:42
bro desray.   did you try the DSD playback on the 929?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on February 20, 2014, 18:27
after lotsa considerations for a sub 4k pre/pro to replace my dead 5509...

lug home another 5509..   ;D



Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: durianlover88 on February 20, 2014, 19:46
The storm processor taking a long while more to arrive?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on February 20, 2014, 20:02
Eu n us broadcast authority still cannot settle on hdmi 2.0 or hdbaset for 4k delivery!

Its not abt just changing the hdmi module anymore..its more than tat if hdbaset is chosen
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on February 20, 2014, 23:04
Bro Francishuang

Care to share what is the current price of 5509?

Many Thanks
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on February 20, 2014, 23:42
Pm ed you
 :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on February 21, 2014, 08:06
after lotsa considerations for a sub 4k pre/pro to replace my dead 5509...

lug home another 5509..   ;D

Wah... You really like 5509 so much
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on February 21, 2014, 09:14
It's the current flagship model IIRC. ..

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on February 21, 2014, 09:20
Prefer it over the marantz pre pro. 8801, the marantz  seems too 'soft'    柔  for me
For movies wise much prefer the 5509

Sdds is comparing the 5509 and the nuforce pre pro now I believe

 
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: sdds on February 21, 2014, 11:28
James( sound affairs)  was kind enough to t loan the nuforce avp 18 for home trial . This will be a short shoot out between nuforce & onkyo . This short shoot up will be base on movies only as my room is catered 100% for movies . Started with nuforce , all RCA connections . As I am using high sensitivity speakers , hissing n humming sound can be heard more audible as compare to onkyo xlr cables . Movies use book of elf &  Prometheus  . The nuforce as compare to onkyo has lesser details but bass wise could be a bit tighter . Surround wise onkyo has a slight edge over the nuforce . Conclusion , the onkyo perform better than nuforce for movies , by a slight margin . Overall nuforce is still a good buy n due to the slim factor n less hear factor as compare to onkyo . This shoot up just my personnel opinion on my setup , therefore will sound different in others .
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on February 21, 2014, 11:54
Anyone with a 8801 to loan to sdds??
Hehe
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: econav on February 21, 2014, 12:58
8801 cant make it in his room , if you wan buy a AVR to listen to Music then go for the Marantz with some external Eq for the Bass lor.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: sdds on February 21, 2014, 13:36
The only next significant upgrade for me , would be dataaire , storm audio processor .  ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on February 21, 2014, 13:47
The only next significant upgrade for me , would be dataaire , storm audio processor .  ;D

We are all waiting.
They still cannot finish fighting
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: econav on February 21, 2014, 15:36
then come the lex 14 . look up for apr fool ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: sdds on February 21, 2014, 19:41
The lexicon mc 14 seems to be a Bryston sp3 , just change of faceplate . Not sure , circuits n dsp is the same ?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: econav on February 21, 2014, 20:48
still have this one ,
http://www.thetadigital.com/casablanca_iiihd_controller_specifications.shtml

some more ?  procella ? and ...................Ok this is the Onkyo thread . ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on February 21, 2014, 20:55
still have this one ,
http://www.thetadigital.com/casablanca_iiihd_controller_specifications.shtml

some more ?  procella ? and ...................Ok this is the Onkyo thread . ;)


DL88 place have
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: durianlover88 on February 21, 2014, 21:04
Casablanca 4 is the new model...

Just for the record....When the 3HD came my place AB with Onkyo 5509....it is 888-0 thrashing....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: econav on February 21, 2014, 21:08
how can you AB like that wan , AB LS-10 can not. :P
Or AB your 5509 and my 5509 ;D
better start a new thread on processor lar , this wan onkyo lor
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: bigtree on February 21, 2014, 21:08
Now the score maybe eben higher....that was b4 the loom...

Casablanca 4 is the new model...

Just for the record....When the 3HD came my place AB with Onkyo 5509....it is 888-0 thrashing....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: durianlover88 on February 21, 2014, 21:17
That Xtreme DAC card (using PCM1704A) wallop the 5509 jialat jialat. The surround, the feel, the energy and immersion is no joke eben I playing only 4.0...house like coming down when doing Transformers...just with my Q3. The Casablanca 4 should do much better with also inclusion of Dirac 24/96 calibration .
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: sdds on February 21, 2014, 22:55
Bro is apple vs orange . The price also a different between Casablanca & onkyo .
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 02, 2014, 02:27
new update released for 5010.
dated 19 Feb 2014.
only can be done via usb.
takes less than 5 mins in total.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on March 13, 2014, 14:29
Have went to try out AVR-4000 and TX-929....
i could say that the sound really surpass 4000 and is really better....
but sad that i have a budget and the salesperson try out the lower end model then 929, which is the TX-NR828 the sound comparing the 828 still outshine the 4000....

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on March 13, 2014, 14:38
Thanks for the feedback. I am still itching to jump onto Onkyo from Denon. Actually wanted to try 929 but looning still. Waiting for them to refresh the xx10 series eagerly.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on March 15, 2014, 07:49
Thanks for the feedback. I am still itching to jump onto Onkyo from Denon. Actually wanted to try 929 but looning still. Waiting for them to refresh the xx10 series eagerly.

If you want "full-bodied" home theater sound...then Onkyo AVR will not disappoint.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: tertm141 on March 18, 2014, 12:11
http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Onkyo/Receivers/Home_Audio/4K/onkyo-details-4k-av-receivers/14153

finally, hdmi 2.0 support for new AVR 636
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: shk on March 18, 2014, 20:10
http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Onkyo/Receivers/Home_Audio/4K/onkyo-details-4k-av-receivers/14153

finally, hdmi 2.0 support for new AVR 636


No Airplay again ?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on April 07, 2014, 10:14
dont think onkyo support airplay but u can use bluetooth....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on May 10, 2014, 11:02
any more news of new avr from onkyo? when is the next major AV show for them to announced pls?

thx
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on May 10, 2014, 16:18
u can click on this link to constantly check on any new models that will be coming out soon.

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/av_components/av_receivers/index.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on May 10, 2014, 16:45
Seems like the more recent models dropped the Audyssey calibration algorithm in favor of Onkyo's proprietary Accu RoomEQ. Hmmm...I wonder how good it is compared to the Audyssey.

Our proprietary AccuEQ audio and room acoustic calibration system was developed specifically for Onkyo A/V receivers to simplify home theater setup and to make both surround-sound and two-channel audio sound clear and dynamic, regardless of a room’s unique acoustical characteristics. As well as optimizing the surround sound, AccuEQ extracts maximum performance from the front loudspeakers to make stereo listening an immersive high fidelity experience. The included microphone measures speaker distances, crossover frequencies, and output levels all from one easy listening position, which speeds up and streamlines the calibration process. Frequency response and output levels are optimized for each speaker to ensure a clear, harmonious, and coherent soundfield for both two-channel and surround-sound listening.
(http://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/av_components/av_receivers/tx-nr838/im_rc.jpg)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: tane0019 on May 10, 2014, 16:54
Oh no !!!!

They are trying to save $$$ for not paying for the Audyssey licence .....................
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on May 10, 2014, 17:01
Oh no !!!!

They are trying to save $$$ for not paying for the Audyssey licence .....................

yeah definitely look like the case :(
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on May 12, 2014, 13:42
For the current offerings, I don't need HDMI 2.0 or 4k passthrough as my PJ is "new" and with a spare bulb I will need at least 4-5 yrs to move to 4k.

My only issue is 929 don't have sub EQ else I would hoot it. I want that thick immersive sound of Onkyo. So waiting to see if xx10 series will be replaced. If they throw away XT32 then I will get the older Onkyos. I hope they dont replace Audysessy with their own propietary one.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on May 12, 2014, 13:53
Try to dig out the 5509s
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on May 13, 2014, 08:10
For the current offerings, I don't need HDMI 2.0 or 4k passthrough as my PJ is "new" and with a spare bulb I will need at least 4-5 yrs to move to 4k.

My only issue is 929 don't have sub EQ else I would hoot it. I want that thick immersive sound of Onkyo. So waiting to see if xx10 series will be replaced. If they throw away XT32 then I will get the older Onkyos. I hope they dont replace Audysessy with their own propietary one.

Be prepared to be disappointed as the new Onkyo AVR might do away with the Audyssey algorithm in favor if it's own in house Accu RoomEQ feature... So if your want the full and bold sound of Onkyo AVR, I think you should get the xx10 series before it gets discontinued.

But that's just my guess, I hope I m wrong here... Maybe just maybe the Audyssey feature will be incorporated in flagship models only and their in house calibration module will only comes as a package for the low to mid end model... Fingers crossed.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on May 13, 2014, 08:14
For the current offerings, I don't need HDMI 2.0 or 4k passthrough as my PJ is "new" and with a spare bulb I will need at least 4-5 yrs to move to 4k.

My only issue is 929 don't have sub EQ else I would hoot it. I want that thick immersive sound of Onkyo. So waiting to see if xx10 series will be replaced. If they throw away XT32 then I will get the older Onkyos. I hope they dont replace Audysessy with their own propietary one.

Bro, I can sense your frustration, knowing very well that Audyssey MultEQ XT32 with SubHT EQ is the way to go...But holding the fence,  waiting for a better deal, that's just plain frustrating. But if you dun intend to upgrade your display anytime soon, then the choice is clear, get the 2013 mid to flagship models and you are good to go...

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on May 13, 2014, 09:06
Be prepared to be disappointed as the new Onkyo AVR might do away with the Audyssey algorithm in favor if it's own in house Accu RoomEQ feature... So if your want the full and bold sound of Onkyo AVR, I think you should get the xx10 series before it gets discontinued.

But that's just my guess, I hope I m wrong here... Maybe just maybe the Audyssey feature will be incorporated in flagship models only and their in house calibration module will only comes as a package for the low to mid end model... Fingers crossed.

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We will know in a few mths time
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: neo78 on May 16, 2014, 11:23
Hi Gurus,
having problem with my onkyo amp. when playing movies, at times when the actions comes in with heavy bass and effects the amp suddenly shut down to stand by mode.

tried to on back the amp again was able to however same thing happens again.

Is the amp overloaded?  ???
Btw where to send Onkyo amp for repair and service? :(


Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: neo78 on May 16, 2014, 17:22
issue solved followed onkyo instructions remove All cables. rest amp for awhile and powered on switch to max volume to test if able to on.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on May 16, 2014, 18:27
You did the cable removal and rest the amp and then everything goes fine...but did you know the root cause? One of the root causes attributed to the "shorting" of the speaker cables. A loose cable or bare-wired copper strands touching the chasis or binding posts can cause such a thing too.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Oxygen on May 17, 2014, 19:58
I'm having my second onkyo av receiver which bought few years ago and it serves me well.. The problem with both my onkyo amps were the spoilt remote control... Yes 2 of the remote controls spoiled anybody experienced such "coincident" ? Haha


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on May 17, 2014, 20:00
I'm having my second onkyo av receiver which bought few years ago and it serves me well.. The problem with both my onkyo amps were the spoilt remote control... Yes 2 of the remote controls spoiled anybody experienced such "coincident" ? Haha


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None so far... It's my 4th Onkyo AVR.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Oxygen on May 20, 2014, 10:21

None so far... It's my 4th Onkyo AVR.

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Hahah then, that's my luck I guess...


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on June 11, 2014, 14:51
https://www.facebook.com/hweesengelectronics/photos/gm.1421470234806689/629965007095543/?type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/hweesengelectronics/photos/gm.1421470234806689/629965007095543/?type=1)

There is a warehse sales going this weekend....
There is onkyo amp going on sales.....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on June 22, 2014, 20:14
Anyone read any new releases from onkyo given that marantz , pioneer & denon has announced theirs?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on June 23, 2014, 07:30
So far no news...


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: comfortablynumb on June 23, 2014, 22:36
Waiting for the TX-NR737 for my simple setup
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on June 23, 2014, 22:49
Knkyo just announced 3 new models...

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: comfortablynumb on June 24, 2014, 09:44
Dunno when it will b available in Sg
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on June 24, 2014, 10:47
1030 3030 5530

but no Audysessy anymore :(
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on June 24, 2014, 11:49
Dunno when it will b available in Sg

Usually by the end of 3rd quarter...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on June 24, 2014, 11:52
1030 3030 5530

but no Audysessy anymore :(

Precisely! Onkyo AV Receiver usually VFM over Denon/Marantz...but using Onkyo in-house audio calibration just didn't seem that attractive to me anymore. Need to have first hand experience of this so-called "AccuEQ Room Calibration"...but judging from what I read thus far, it ain't that "positive". :P
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Doggie Howser on June 24, 2014, 12:20
Precisely! Onkyo AV Receiver usually VFM over Denon/Marantz...but using Onkyo in-house audio calibration just didn't seem that attractive to me anymore. Need to have first hand experience of this so-called "AccuEQ Room Calibration"...but judging from what I read thus far, it ain't that "positive". :P


They claim that the DSP will not limit the sample rate to 48kHz when using the new Onkyo RoomEQ - a limitation on Audyssey at the moment due to the lack of DSP computing power to handle higher frequencies.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on June 24, 2014, 12:54
They claim that the DSP will not limit the sample rate to 48kHz when using the new Onkyo RoomEQ - a limitation on Audyssey at the moment due to the lack of DSP computing power to handle higher frequencies.

We need qualitative data to prove all of it...all these are theory at best IMO. I got a feeling that this AccuEQ Room Calibration will be like Yamaha YPAO which is a very very bad audio calibration tool if you ask me. For Pioneer, it will be the Air Studio Advanced Auto MCACC room calibration...

I guess only Denon/Marantz will retain Audyssey MultEQ XT32 for these newer models.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Doggie Howser on June 24, 2014, 13:01
We need qualitative data to prove all of it...all these are theory at best IMO. I got a feeling that this AccuEQ Room Calibration will be like Yamaha YPAO which is a very very bad audio calibration tool if you ask me. For Pioneer, it will be the Air Studio Advanced Auto MCACC room calibration...

I guess only Denon/Marantz will retain Audyssey MultEQ XT32 for these newer models.


I think this has not been disputed by Chris of Audyssey and from a review from a trusted magazine.

It's not a limitation of Audyssey per se - but of the computing powers available in the current gen of AVRs.

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on June 24, 2014, 13:17
I think this has not been disputed by Chris of Audyssey and from a review from a trusted magazine.

It's not a limitation of Audyssey per se - but of the computing powers available in the current gen of AVRs.



I think I will need to t-loan an Onkyo AV Receiver probably TX-NR636 to test out the AccuEQ Room calibration one of these days to see whether is it any good. I'm more of a "seeing" or in this case "hearing is believing type of guy".

But I wonder who can loan me for review? Hmmm...with KEC Sound no longer carry Onkyo AV Receivers, looking for a dealer to t-loan a set will be hard.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on June 24, 2014, 13:50
Is it in stock already?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ralfale on June 24, 2014, 13:50
I'm a bit concern they don't showcase this new EQ at the top half of the product page. It shows its not the main feature nor a function they are very proud off. We have to wait for real world reviews and not rush into it.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on June 24, 2014, 14:44
Even 5530 pre/pro does not have Audsessy ....This is a real bummer.

I might hoot the older gens one to try Onkyo sound or wait for x4100.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on June 24, 2014, 14:58
My Onkyo TX-NR929 with Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Neo X, 4K pass through, with wifi and 11.1 processing and generous power will be the last of its kind offered by Onkyo.


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: cstanxpl on June 24, 2014, 21:41
Onkyo and Pioneer set to join forces

http://www.whathifi.com/news/onkyo-and-pioneer-set-to-join-forces
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on June 29, 2014, 23:23
Bro Desray

I just got hold of a pre owned 818 and have not done any calibration.

I know that it does not have subEQ so wanna check how you connect your dual JLs.

Do you use the 929 both sub out or or one sub pre out to Antimode if you are using it?

In absence of subEQ, does XT32 just calibrate them as a single sub?

Thanks
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on July 01, 2014, 23:21
Bros

There is a LFE level setting for DTS, Dolby, DTS MA HD etc

Is that defaulted at -10db and I should not touch it?

Thanks
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on July 02, 2014, 23:32
Bros

There is a LFE level setting for DTS, Dolby, DTS MA HD etc

Is that defaulted at -10db and I should not touch it?

Thanks

Onkyo Bros

Pls advise if you have a moment.

Thx
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: mutant on July 03, 2014, 11:26
Onkyo Bros

Pls advise if you have a moment.

Thx
Congrats on your purchase!
The default should be zero and not touch it.
Maybe previous owner adjusted it.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: freddyhappy on July 04, 2014, 20:10
Bro Desray

I just got hold of a pre owned 818 and have not done any calibration.

I know that it does not have subEQ so wanna check how you connect your dual JLs.

Do you use the 929 both sub out or or one sub pre out to Antimode if you are using it?

In absence of subEQ, does XT32 just calibrate them as a single sub?

Thanks


Calibrate as single sub... How does 818 compare to your previous Denon 4310?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on July 04, 2014, 23:53
As what many have claimed, Onkyo puts you right into the movie and movie soundtrack is really more aggressive versus Denon. Denon is more polite while Onkyo is more energetic.

However my Denon 4310 is only MultEQ XT only so perhaps XT32 is contributing to it. I never own a Denon with XT32 so not sure.

I just did full 8 position calibration and using only single sub pre out from Onkyo to Antimode. Antimode is then connected to the dual JL which I have them both upfront now. Still fine tuning the LFE to me liking.

Despite all this,I am lusting at the new Denons and Pioneers.  ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: sevenz on July 05, 2014, 09:24
I just did full 8 position calibration and using only single sub pre out from Onkyo to Antimode. Antimode is then connected to the dual JL which I have them both upfront now. Still fine tuning the LFE to me liking.


bro, will u be also running tests without the antimode and connecting the 2 subs directly to the AVR? it will be interesting to compare.

And yes, XT32 will make a difference i think.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on July 05, 2014, 10:00
I will if I know how to get the REW running with Umik. Till now I still have not invest time on that. ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: sevenz on July 05, 2014, 10:57
I will if I know how to get the REW running with Umik. Till now I still have not invest time on that. ;D

It's super easy once u get ur laptop to recognize your avr and the Mic keke  ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on July 05, 2014, 17:33
Bro Desray

I just got hold of a pre owned 818 and have not done any calibration.

I know that it does not have subEQ so wanna check how you connect your dual JLs.

Do you use the 929 both sub out or or one sub pre out to Antimode if you are using it?

In absence of subEQ, does XT32 just calibrate them as a single sub?

Thanks


My setup is a bit different as I am using SVS AS-EQ1 to calibrate my 2 JL Audio subwoofers. The AS-EQ1 is the same as having Audyssey SubEQ HT. For AVR with a single SW1 (Subwoofer Output), you should use a Y-Splitter to send the signals to BOTH subwoofer for calibration.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: freddyhappy on July 05, 2014, 22:47
My setup is a bit different as I am using SVS AS-EQ1 to calibrate my 2 JL Audio subwoofers. The AS-EQ1 is the same as having Audyssey SubEQ HT. For AVR with a single SW1 (Subwoofer Output), you should use a Y-Splitter to send the signals to BOTH subwoofer for calibration.


818 have dual subwoofer output so he no need to use y splitter but it is same signal out, au disses doesn't calibrate them separately.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on July 06, 2014, 10:12

818 have dual subwoofer output so he no need to use y splitter but it is same signal out, au disses doesn't calibrate them separately.

Yes that is correct if the AVR doesn't have SubEQ HT but have Audyssey MultEQ XT 32, then even a dual subwoofer output will calibrate the two as one "single" output. What it does is only to level match and apply the delay and filter to both subwoofers.


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on July 07, 2014, 14:21
I m running my subs through the Antimode. So I am using only one preout from Onkyo to Antimode and Antimode dual preout to both subs. My subs are identical and also placed at the front of the soundstage so distance wise should be quite equi-distance to listening position.

Cheers
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francis wu on July 07, 2014, 15:24
Bro,  don't tinker too much or u don't have time to really sit down n enjoy a movie.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on July 07, 2014, 20:15
I m running my subs through the Antimode. So I am using only one preout from Onkyo to Antimode and Antimode dual preout to both subs. My subs are identical and also placed at the front of the soundstage so distance wise should be quite equi-distance to listening position.

Cheers

You meant to say BOTH your subwoofers placed in front of your MLP?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on July 07, 2014, 23:37
You meant to say BOTH your subwoofers placed in front of your MLP?


Yes
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on July 08, 2014, 06:46
Yes

Ok. How's that doing for you? No doubt that's one of the recommended placement for twin subwoofers of "identical" model.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on July 08, 2014, 09:46
Well I now do notice bass notes that were otherwise not as apparently and pronounced as before with the previous position and Denon AVR. For example the scene in LOTR where Sauron fingers were cut and dropped to the ground. Secondly bass notes are more control and faster with less over hanging. However midbass is not as strong as I like so I am still experimenting.

Feel free to swing by to have listen since we both have the same subs but different rooms. PM me to take it forward.  ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on August 15, 2014, 10:39
Anyone try the New Onkyo models??
thinking of getting the TX-NR929 as all the new models don come wif audyssey only the old models have that and price have been coming down....

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Hass on August 15, 2014, 10:45
why not go for old models?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on August 19, 2014, 08:49
after trying will be going for TX-NR929 since its the last batch of receiver having audy.
and good price now.
worth going for before its gone.......
Those wish to try before getting it can go to Alpha Audio to get it.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on August 19, 2014, 09:08
how much is 929 new?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: denon2311 on August 21, 2014, 05:40
Hi
Any bro using onkyo nr 828/929&737/838
Any problem with any of these problem such as audio playback issue , hdmi no signal issue !



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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on August 21, 2014, 06:31
Hi
Any bro using onkyo nr 828/929&737/838
Any problem with any of these problem such as audio playback issue , hdmi no signal issue !



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I m using 929 and no issue.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: denon2311 on August 21, 2014, 20:46
Can run bi-amp in 7.1?


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: denon2311 on August 22, 2014, 21:33
Hi
Went to test the onkyo NR828/929&838
The onkyo NR838 & NR828 sound best but not the NR929.
Hence bought the NR828 instead



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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Yummyyumi on August 22, 2014, 23:17
Where did you test? How much?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: WIM on August 23, 2014, 06:02
I am planning to upgrade my TX-NR5009.

Does anyone know whether TX-NR3030 is available and approx street price?

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: denon2311 on August 23, 2014, 06:16
Alpha audio , nr 828 10xx
Nr929 14xx , NR828 16xx




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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: denon2311 on August 23, 2014, 09:23
Hi
I have asked b4 nr3030 may need to wait till sep
All new onkyo Atmos receiver only come with 1yr warranty



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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: denon2311 on August 24, 2014, 13:28
Hi
Any one can advise how to set onkyo receiver speaker impedance to 8 ohm
My current default is 6 ohm and have try to switch around is only between 4-6 ohm
Any advise




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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on August 24, 2014, 14:11
Use the 6 will do

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Wilber on August 24, 2014, 15:08
the onkyo 3030 has arrived here but is for dealer/distributor to setup/test first.
price is not ready to reveal at the moment.
maybe i will ask again on monday @ hweeseng.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Wilber on August 25, 2014, 21:46
TEASER  ;D

(http://s27.postimg.org/v1etihd3z/P_20140825_133004_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v1etihd3z/)

(http://s14.postimg.org/51a7l1xml/P_20140825_133535.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/51a7l1xml/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/qwpjumj2l/P_20140825_133542.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qwpjumj2l/)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on August 25, 2014, 22:31
TEASER  ;D

(http://s27.postimg.org/v1etihd3z/P_20140825_133004_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/v1etihd3z/)

(http://s14.postimg.org/51a7l1xml/P_20140825_133535.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/51a7l1xml/)

(http://s30.postimg.org/qwpjumj2l/P_20140825_133542.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qwpjumj2l/)

Congrats...

hope to hear your review soon.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Wilber on August 25, 2014, 22:40
how i wish it was mine, is not for sale now. it is @ hwee seng.. this early batch are going to send to dealer for testing/setup purpose..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on August 25, 2014, 23:03
Oh... For a minute there,  I thought you have a loving to get it before everyone else. I will certainly like to have a demo of it when setup.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: WIM on August 26, 2014, 08:34
Did you manage to find out what is the retail price for the 3030?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on August 30, 2014, 23:09
Did you manage to find out what is the retail price for the 3030?

Just checked with Alpha Audio, the boss told me that the stock will most probably arrive in Oct (before the ISS). He told me that he does not have the MSRP for the Onkyp TX-NR3030 but he revealed to me that the Denon X5200 will be sold for $2,050 (inclusive of GST) and the X4100 will be sold at $1,347 (inclusive of GST). There is also a higher end model selling fro $2.7K! All the stock should arrive sometime in Oct.

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on August 31, 2014, 11:21
Damn good price for x5200..And its MIJ!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Tiktokape on August 31, 2014, 11:25
Sounds like dizzy itchy again


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on August 31, 2014, 11:54
The boss also agreed with me that he's also not comfortable with the onkyo dropping the Audyssey for the new batch. Hence the older model now looking more attractive like the tx-nr929,  the last of its kind.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on September 02, 2014, 10:29
The boss also agreed with me that he's also not comfortable with the onkyo dropping the Audyssey for the new batch. Hence the older model now looking more attractive like the tx-nr929,  the last of its kind.

Agree totally. time to make my choice before its gone.......
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on September 30, 2014, 10:26
Jus to share:
Dolby Atmos upgradable is here for onkyo new models
TX-NR636, TX-NR737 and TX-NR838.

This is the site to know how to place ur speakers :
http://www.onkyodolbyatmos.com/
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Wilber on September 30, 2014, 14:35
The list prices for all of these Dolby Atmos-capable products are as follows:

TX-NR636: $699
TX-NR737: $899
TX-NR838: $1199
TX-NR1030: $1699
TX-NR3030: $2399
PR-SC5530: $2499
HT-S7700: $899

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on September 30, 2014, 16:34
The list prices for all of these Dolby Atmos-capable products are as follows:

TX-NR636: $699
TX-NR737: $899
TX-NR838: $1199
TX-NR1030: $1699
TX-NR3030: $2399
PR-SC5530: $2499
HT-S7700: $899

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Don think thats the local price..
US price???
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Wilber on September 30, 2014, 17:44
is usd
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rage on October 15, 2014, 15:36
Just got a call from Hwee Seng and got invited to their Onkyo Dolby Atmos launch event on 1 Nov 2014 at their office in Genting Lane.  I wonder if there will be any launch promos.

They will be launching the NR3030, NR1030, NR838, NR737 and NR636.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on October 15, 2014, 16:15
Just got a call from Hwee Seng and got invited to their Onkyo Dolby Atmos launch event on 1 Nov 2014 at their office in Genting Lane.  I wonder if there will be any launch promos.

They will be launching the NR3030, NR1030, NR838, NR737 and NR636.

I have a hunch that distributors are wary that a proper "setup" in a dedicated showroom environment is required to showcase Dolby Atmos sound mix...hence we may see a "trend" that demo sessions will be made available at their showrooms instead of ISS 2014?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on October 15, 2014, 19:37
Judging by what i heard at the hk show(not too impressive), they really do need a proper showroom for a proper setup.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on October 15, 2014, 21:36
We don't feel impress maybe because the movie itself not optimise for atmos.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: geforce1999 on October 21, 2014, 18:36
Nobody has the price of Onkyo 2014 amp?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on October 24, 2014, 09:49
Nobody has the price of Onkyo 2014 amp?

TX-NR333 $6xx
TX-NR535 $8xx
TX-NR636 $10xx
TX-NR737 $14xx
TX-NR838 $17xx
TX-NR1030 $????
TX-NR3030 $????

Thats wat i saw in the shops......

TX-NR828 & TX-NR929 is having special price.
think not much left and doing clearance ba.....

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 24, 2014, 10:31
if u find out the price of the amp's, do carry along some "POST IT" pads and write the price on it.
stick it on the amp and take a picture and then u can post it here..
stick it next to the model number..
; )
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 24, 2014, 10:32
that is definitely not a discussion on new product pricing, then...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 24, 2014, 10:37
this is an example from japan....

(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/cashkey/20140928_140304.jpg) (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/cashkey/media/20140928_140304.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 24, 2014, 11:05
latest model!! 5030!!
 ;D ;D ;D

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: geforce1999 on October 24, 2014, 14:46
Wow, never expect 5030 so expensive...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francishuang on October 24, 2014, 17:21
Pirated version
but bless by cash
so can sell for 5k
latest model!! 5030!!
 ;D ;D ;D

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 24, 2014, 18:15
hehehehe!! yup!! pirated version...
hoping a 5030 comes into existence, soon!!
now, what I have is a 5010.
; )
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on October 25, 2014, 10:48
look like is singtel set. how many years contract?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 25, 2014, 10:52
coming 3 years i guess.
hehehehe!!!!!
contract i mean!!!!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on November 01, 2014, 17:39
http://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/speakers/center_surround/skh-410/index.html

Are this SKH-410 Dolby Atmos-Enabled Speaker System selling locally ?
 
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on November 01, 2014, 18:57

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/speakers/center_surround/skh-410/index.html

Are this SKH-410 Dolby Atmos-Enabled Speaker System selling locally ?

No news from Hwee Seng yet. Perhaps those who went for the Atmos demo session at their showroom can tell us more?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francis wu on November 01, 2014, 19:13
Yup, they were using 4 of these for the Atmos Demo this afternoon.  Didn't check their pricing as I was not interested in getting them as I have my own!!  You can call Hwee Seng! :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on November 01, 2014, 22:38
Yup, they were using 4 of these for the Atmos Demo this afternoon.  Didn't check their pricing as I was not interested in getting them as I have my own!!  You can call Hwee Seng! :)

Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francis wu on November 01, 2014, 23:20
Btw, the demo today using the up firing satellites was better than the down firing ones at KEC and Pioneer!  The sound field was wider, imaging and separation more pronounced and height really realistic and pulpable!  According to the Dolby engineer, down firing from the ceiling when positioned correctly, will produce better results and should be the first option!  Too bad before I could grilled him more on the positioning in a small room, he was quickly whisked away! :P
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on November 01, 2014, 23:21

Btw, the demo today using the up firing satellites was better than the down firing ones at KEC and Pioneer!  The sound field was wider, imaging and separation more pronounced and height really realistic and pulpable!  According to the Dolby engineer, down firing from the ceiling when positioned correctly, will produce better results and should be the first option!  Too bad before I could grilled him more on the positioning in a small room, he was quickly whisked away! :P

Yes agreed.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on November 02, 2014, 01:00
so francis, did they say anything about a higher level model coming up?
or is onkyo stopping at 3030?
whats the price for the 3030 anyway?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on November 03, 2014, 09:38
so francis, did they say anything about a higher level model coming up?
or is onkyo stopping at 3030?
whats the price for the 3030 anyway?

I have call and check there is no replacement for 5010.
TX-NR1030 $26xx
TX-NR3030 $37xx
PR-SC5530 $35xx
SKH-410 $32x

These are the retail price.
hope that all this help....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on November 04, 2014, 15:16
i believe n hope onkyo comes out with a series 5..
as the 3030, is not written up as flagship on their website.
it does not have the THX ULTRA 2 specs as for all their flagship models.
so i am still holding out for a series 5 flagship.
if u go through their website, onkyo will always state the word "Flagship" for their top range.
guess its a secret they r not letting out of the bag, since hwee seng doesn't know too...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: cleadett on November 07, 2014, 09:08
Newer models of Onkyo should be cooler already.
 Example, my 818  run much cooler than the older models such as 505. 818 has 2 cooling fans, and it very, very rarely activate during my typical usage in 26 degrees Celsius room.
Comparable temperature to my previous Denon 1911.

The newer 828 is actually a downgrade compared to 818.
818  vs  828
135 watt -> 130 watt
Audyssey MultEQ XT32 -> Audyssey MultEQ(not even XT)
9.2 channels pre-out -> 7.2 channels pre-out
NO Differential DAC Mode for Front Channels
NO Isolated Power-Amp and Pre-Amp Block
18.3kg -> 15.0kg
SNR (Line IHF-A): 110dB -> 106dB
828 no - D-Sub (15-pin) VGA Input
            - Rear USB Input
            - Analog Audio Input
Hi Bro,
Are you sure 818 is 9.2 channels?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: mutant on November 08, 2014, 00:35
Hi Bro,
Are you sure 818 is 9.2 channels?
Hi, For pre-outs yes, 9.2. For internal built in amp is 7.2.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: spells on November 30, 2014, 12:46
Onkyo TX-NR636 any bro here using this and is the amp running hot ?
Might want to buy $799
Thanks
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: otomato on February 04, 2015, 19:11
does onkyo has XLR like the marantz amp (or any other name you call it)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on February 04, 2015, 19:13
the 3030 has xlr out for front left n right speakers...
the pre-amp 5030 has all xlr out if u have a xlr power-amp to match it....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: otomato on February 04, 2015, 19:16
@ CASH - thanks for them fast reply's ... :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on February 28, 2015, 04:17
Is there any web site to check the local prices of Onkyo AV Amp?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 06, 2015, 13:15
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so that is the onkyo 3030 being able to do 11.2 channels without external power amps.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 06, 2015, 13:19
but since i am a power hungry guy, i feed my front left n right n centre speakers with a Emotiva XPA-3 power amp now.
i don't have to do that,as the onkyo 3030 can do it on its own, but its jus me..
personal satisfaction.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on March 06, 2015, 16:32
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Your Low Pass Filter (LPF) for LFE should preferably set at 120 Hz. You "may" lose some LFE between 120Hz - 90Hz range should there ever be a movie with that kind of LFE band.

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 06, 2015, 16:53
thks bro, i will chg it to 120.
i did the change to 80, as a bro told me it would sound better...
is 70 ok for my front left n right plus centre channels?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on March 06, 2015, 17:03
thks bro, i will chg it to 120.
i did the change to 80, as a bro told me it would sound better...
is 70 ok for my front left n right plus centre channels?


As Onkyo is not using Audyssey calibration per se, it is hard for me to put a recommendation to it...but as a general rule of thumb for crossover settings AFTER calibration (regardless whether Audyssey, AccEQ, YPAO or MCACC etc), you CAN increase the crossover setting HIGHER than the default setting given by the calibration s/w...you SHOULD NOT adjust the crossover figure down as it will defeat the "calibration" in the first place...in other words, if your default value for the Front Left/Right is already at 70Hz, you can either CHOOSE to increase the crossover to 80Hz provided your Mains are capable enough (which I surmise it is) or remain STATUS QUO (at 70Hz)...the key here is to "experiment" it for yourself...so long you set the Front Mains to SMALL, crossover values between 60Hz - 80Hz should be fine.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 06, 2015, 17:08
ok... time to change my front left right n centre to 80 too..
cheers!
 ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: joagib on March 06, 2015, 17:10
thks bro, i will chg it to 120.
i did the change to 80, as a bro told me it would sound better...
is 70 ok for my front left n right plus centre channels?

Aiyo, 80hz?
Which guru advice one?
Never see anything like this in the thread before.
Very misleading leh!
For me I will always read those ht gurus threads 1st and then try out their recommended settings (only those highly knowledgeable one).
We have a few here in xtreme who are really that good,I learned alot from their threads.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on March 06, 2015, 17:11
ok... time to change my front left right n centre to 80 too..
cheers!
 ;)

You may or may not "hear" much of a difference...if no different, you may wish to stick to 80Hz for now.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 06, 2015, 17:15
thks guys.
i dont dive much into settings..
jus follow advise from a few bros who have visited me, during the numerous demo's..
always tweaking n changing things here n there..
hehehehe!!!
 ;) :D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on March 06, 2015, 17:22
thks guys.
i dont dive much into settings..
jus follow advise from a few bros who have visited me, during the numerous demo's..
always tweaking n changing things here n there..
hehehehe!!!
 ;) :D

Apart from getting the best speakers and subwoofers, equally important is also to understand and appreciate the basic (recommended) tweaks on the AVR settings to help ensure that your HT system is running at its optimum settings...anything beyond that and if the system did not sound as good, then we know the problem may emanate from somewhere else.

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 06, 2015, 17:28
so far i think my hall has been doing justice to the whole cocoon sound affect for my setup.
i must say, no matter how i tweak settings here n there, my hall is the saviour.
weird, i know my statement sound's.... but i must thank the "hall".
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on March 06, 2015, 17:36
so far i think my hall has been doing justice to the whole cocoon sound affect for my setup.
i must say, no matter how i tweak settings here n there, my hall is the saviour.
weird, i know my statement sound's.... but i must thank the "hall".
 ;D

On the contrary, I AGREED WITH YOU 100% on that...it is the layout of your ROOM/LISTENING SPACE - believe it or not, the height of your ceiling, furniture settings, seating arrangement (MLP), how far are you away from the speakers etc all plays a part in it. For speaker layout, you can follow the recommended settings like toe-in the FL/FR, ensuring the distance between the MLP and the various angles falls within the Dolby or THX specs etc...but beyond all these, if your listening environment CMI, then one will have to spend on time in placement of the speakers, shifting the woofer or even your seats or even get some acoustic panels etc to treat the room and that is something that is not easy to "cure" or "treat"...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: econav on March 06, 2015, 17:44
The hard true is the location is more importance then the best hardware you hv.
recomentation is just as it and no one say it for sure right , so if is a must is a must....
when compare setting with US or UK , one do hv to ask what type of wall and size of they driver as vs our ,
as to if audy set 80 hz or so for your means spk , does not it the auto calibration want any things below 80hz to handle by your sub at 80 hz ?
does not after the spk Eq , even you change it abit higher say 90Hz and expect the spk start to roll off at 90Hz ? if so does that 80-90 hz Eq dif from the 5/7/9 spk pass to the sub ? and how ?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 06, 2015, 17:49
hahahaha!
i cannot understand what u saying man...
no offence.. but i really am trying very hard to read into your post, bro econav.
don't get me wrong here, its just that i think if u put your post in point form, it would be easier.
really no offence meant ah...
 :D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 06, 2015, 17:53
oh yah... Onkyo's AccuEQ does not EQ the front left n right speakers too, and as well as the sub's.
it leaves it alone to let the speakers sing out in their full glory.
its in the official page in onkyo website.
Onkyo knows that they suck big time in stereo, so they purposely left it out.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on March 06, 2015, 17:58
hahahaha!
i cannot understand what u saying man...
no offence.. but i really am trying very hard to read into your post, bro econav.
don't get me wrong here, its just that i think if u put your post in point form, it would be easier.
really no offence meant ah...
 :D

Well...that's the "charm" of bro Peng's reply...if you follow his postings long enough (most of the time, I read half-way, I give up coz I am as baffled as I am the first time when I post a query :P ), you will realize that he dun like to give you DIRECT answer (no spoon-feed)...he will always end his reply with a question to ask you to mull over the very very "cheem" theory he just expounded...sometimes a direct short answer will be nice, bro Peng.

Dun take offence on that either...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 06, 2015, 18:01
i extracted from the official onkyo website about AccuEQ..
attached below is the writeup from them about bypassing EQ for the front left n right channels.


AccuEQ Calibration for Pure Audio Performance
As part of our Emotion, Delivered audio concept, which brings together technologies that significantly improve both stereo and multichannel sound quality, Onkyo introduces the powerful AccuEQ room calibration system. AccuEQ measures and corrects speaker distances, levels, crossovers, and frequency response from one convenient listening position to ensure clear and cohesive surround-sound while enabling playback of 7.1-channel formats at 96 kHz (no down-sampling). For the ultimate in pure stereo performance, AccuEQ bypasses the front channels so the unique characteristics of your loudspeakers can be enjoyed without DSP correction to potentially alter the sound.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on March 06, 2015, 18:08
i extracted from the official onkyo website about AccuEQ..
attached below is the writeup from them about bypassing EQ for the front left n right channels.


AccuEQ Calibration for Pure Audio Performance
As part of our Emotion, Delivered audio concept, which brings together technologies that significantly improve both stereo and multichannel sound quality, Onkyo introduces the powerful AccuEQ room calibration system. AccuEQ measures and corrects speaker distances, levels, crossovers, and frequency response from one convenient listening position to ensure clear and cohesive surround-sound while enabling playback of 7.1-channel formats at 96 kHz (no down-sampling). For the ultimate in pure stereo performance, AccuEQ bypasses the front channels so the unique characteristics of your loudspeakers can be enjoyed without DSP correction to potentially alter the sound.

I dun see anything wrong with Onkyo bypassing the front channels for STEREO listening...in fact, we should applaud for their effort while other AVR manufacturers dun do that...the gripe here is the omission of Audyssey in the latest offering by Onkyo that I really disappointed...For a flagship AVR with an all-powerful hardware components deserves much more...I still like Onkyo's authoritative sound in HT but I simply have no confidence over AccuEQ. Sigh.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: joagib on March 06, 2015, 20:46
The hard true is the location is more importance then the best hardware you hv.
recomentation is just as it and no one say it for sure right , so if is a must is a must....
when compare setting with US or UK , one do hv to ask what type of wall and size of they driver as vs our ,
as to if audy set 80 hz or so for your means spk , does not it the auto calibration want any things below 80hz to handle by your sub at 80 hz ?
does not after the spk Eq , even you change it abit higher say 90Hz and expect the spk start to roll off at 90Hz ? if so does that 80-90 hz Eq dif from the 5/7/9 spk pass to the sub ? and how ?

+1
I agree with your points.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: TheMachinist on March 06, 2015, 21:13
I found anything above 60Hz is still directional sound... I try to squeeze my 'small' speakers as much as I can before I crossover them to sub. Mine are all at and around 50Hz..

Previously I kept my front LR 'Large'... what a big mistake.. After going for Cash demo I put some attention to my neglected HTS and switched fronts LR to 'small' to cross over at 40Hz. It made the front stage cleaner and dialogues precise..  When my front were 'Large' they were also taking the LF crossed over from other 'small' speakers...that caused too much low frequencies from clouding the front stage.... Now the sub is taking only the 'sub' LF and LFE
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ALTK on March 06, 2015, 23:03
Just to avoid confusion, LPF of LFE is a dedicated channel by it self (X.1) for low frequency in HT. Normally being set at 120Hz. I also used to set it to 110Hz and 150Hz for diff results. My FL/FR/Ctr crossover set to 60Hz instead of 80Hz. :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: econav on March 07, 2015, 00:45
hahahaha!
i cannot understand what u saying man...
no offence.. but i really am trying very hard to read into your post, bro econav.
don't get me wrong here, its just that i think if u put your post in point form, it would be easier.
really no offence meant ah...
 :D
No lar , before I can convince you I must confuse you first mah .
I know my English sucks , but I still prefer you do the thinking ,beco at the ends of the day you are the only one can handle you very own issue and know what you want and you just need to think how to get there, beco in this way can avoid follow blind.

What I am trying to say, the room is more important then the hardware you have.
As to the calibration , if the auto calibration set to 60Hz for your speaker and we adj to higher to 80hz , then what happen to the EQ and signal range from 60-80 Hz and will it transfer that to the sub to handle ?
As to ppl like to use US as a reference , therefor we also have to understand what type of wall and the driver size they use in the speaker ,as our are mostly concrete/glass and the speaker are mostly less then 8". now you may see the point even I set a 3" speaker to large,will it produce more bass and mess up the front sound stage?  I don't think so  but I am very sure it give a smoother transfer or integration with the sub.
As to the frq , if they set the main spk to 60Hz and you set the sub to start from 80Hz , I see nothing wrong with it . the only thing we need to know is how it sound ,does something missing ? punch ? and what happen if now you just set it to higher and this increase was not be Eq in the first place ? I would say set to the highest the AVR allow and let the auto EQ do the max frq bass range Eq and you reduce the cut off point to match your need and integration of the rest of the speaker, as in this way we are only reduce the range of frq to be cover by the sub but nothing change on the EQ.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: econav on March 07, 2015, 01:02
Well...that's the "charm" of bro Peng's reply...if you follow his postings long enough (most of the time, I read half-way, I give up coz I am as baffled as I am the first time when I post a query :P ), you will realize that he dun like to give you DIRECT answer (no spoon-feed)...he will always end his reply with a question to ask you to mull over the very very "cheem" theory he just expounded...sometimes a direct short answer will be nice, bro Peng.

Dun take offence on that either...
double confirm my English sucks , a lot of time I only give very short answer and I get more question in the end.
As my reply to Cash < confuse >  then they will know what to ask and we will know how to answer or not even need to answer .
Also there are things or technical issue not so good to disclose in open , so that is one tactic we use to filter before a reply.
But thanks for highlighting my short coming ,will make it short, till no one can see it ;D

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: econav on March 07, 2015, 01:12
+1
I agree with your points.
Not too bad , at least one understand what I say ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: econav on March 07, 2015, 01:26
I found anything above 60Hz is still directional sound... I try to squeeze my 'small' speakers as much as I can before I crossover them to sub. Mine are all at and around 50Hz..

Previously I kept my front LR 'Large'... what a big mistake.. After going for Cash demo I put some attention to my neglected HTS and switched fronts LR to 'small' to cross over at 40Hz. It made the front stage cleaner and dialogues precise..  When my front were 'Large' they were also taking the LF crossed over from other 'small' speakers...that caused too much low frequencies from clouding the front stage.... Now the sub is taking only the 'sub' LF and LFE
if my memory did not fail me ,was not Big or small refer to the size of spk in the early day AVR ?
nowadays small speaker can also reproduce very low and good bass, the setting of that freq at 40/50/60 is means for the start of the roll of point from the amp only even at the same freq at 60Hz large setting ,a 3" driver vs 8" driver the spl should not be the same still. a lot of time even the sub set around 50/60 given at 80db near wall at corner will still make it localised but that is not the same as directional.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: econav on March 07, 2015, 01:32
Just to avoid confusion, LPF of LFE is a dedicated channel by it self (X.1) for low frequency in HT. Normally being set at 120Hz. I also used to set it to 110Hz and 150Hz for diff results. My FL/FR/Ctr crossover set to 60Hz instead of 80Hz. :)
when set at 80hz sometime make your front speaker sound thin right ?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: TheMachinist on March 07, 2015, 11:37
if my memory did not fail me ,was not Big or small refer to the size of spk in the early day AVR ?
No I didn't mean the size, I meant the Large or Small according to the Bass Management terms (http://www.audioholics.com/subwoofer-setup/bass-management-basics-2013-settings-made-simple) in AVR.. Regardless of size, when the speaker is set Large means Bass Management is not applied to it. In my system processor (Emotiva UMC-200) Large speaker also get LF bass redirected from other speakers set as 'Small'. For eg if front LR which roll of starting 35Hz are set Large and other speakers set as Small crossover at 70Hz. Then the LR are also playing under 70Hz to 35Hz from those other Small speaker.. That would cloud the front stage with too much bass and hence loose clarity..



Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: econav on March 07, 2015, 11:44
No I didn't mean the size, I meant the Large or Small according to the Bass Management terms (http://www.audioholics.com/subwoofer-setup/bass-management-basics-2013-settings-made-simple) in AVR.. Regardless of size, when the speaker is set Large means Bass Management is not applied to it. In my system processor (Emotiva UMC-200) Large speaker also get LF bass redirected from other speakers set as 'Small'. For eg if front LR which roll of starting 35Hz are set Large and other speakers set as Small crossover at 70Hz. Then the LR are also playing under 70Hz to 35Hz from those other Small speaker.. That would cloud the front stage with too much bass and hence loose clarity..
now is clear as your's is the UMC-200 , as few of my customer also mention they get too much bass or bass all over ;D
what front spk you hv ?
maybe you can just play a CD with lot of bass and play it under stereo and step by step reduce the bass of the front spk till the point it match with yr room and sub , from there then you setup other spk and calibrate it for Ht use.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: TheMachinist on March 07, 2015, 12:21
I run those UMC reviews and forums and never come across anyone across the globe complain UMC has undue extra bass.. I think the UMC may not be for everyone, it depends how they set it up.... It also have 11 parametric EQ on each channel...As In my case I did not reduce bass on LR to make a correction but used the right Bass management... I use the same front LR speakers for HiFi in with no LP crossover and no Tone controls applied and they are fine, no extra bass.. But when setup as Large in HTS the bass from other Small speakers gets redirected to them... It makes sense as Large speakers are those that can handle from 20Hz onwards...So my setting was wrong and I put all my speakers to Small...Nothing wrong with UMC.. That is how UMC implements Bass Management, but I can't speak for others like Audyssey and Onkyo. But I guess should be same if research...

You may advice your customers to double check their Bass Mgmt and EQ on UMC, or can direct to me  ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: econav on March 07, 2015, 12:33
You may advice your customers to double check their Bass Mgmt and EQ on UMC, or can direct to me  ;D
2 that I know of, have since changed to Denon .
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: TheMachinist on March 07, 2015, 13:00
2 that I know of, have since changed to Denon .
Oh I had changed from Denon
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ALTK on March 08, 2015, 00:11
when set at 80hz sometime make your front speaker sound thin right ?

If I set L/R/C to 80hz, the high is brighter...the bass is stronger but add together becomes "Noisy"! (Could be my room condition) so 60Hz sounds better for me. :D

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on March 08, 2015, 08:03
If I set L/R/C to 80hz, the high is brighter...the bass is stronger but add together becomes "Noisy"! (Could be my room condition) so 60Hz sounds better for me. :D


Agreed...60Hz looks like a the right x-over value for you in this case.


FWIW did you also do a tone sweep and adjust your phase knob on your subwoofer to achieve the "loudest" SPL from the subwoofer but at the same time achieving a more uniform tone alternating between either the L/C/R and the subwoofer? This may help to find a sweet spot while you settle on the crossover value (be it 60Hz - 80Hz).
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Desperado on March 08, 2015, 12:12
Choosing the right phase and x-over point are the very first steps to get good sound from your sub+mains.
If these are not right, no matter how powerful your Audyssey or DSP correction is, it cannot correct this fundamental issues.

I think that using REW is a good approach to take out the guess work (instead using your ear).
It is relatively cheap to setup as compare the money has been thrown in for sub and the avr. The software is free, you need SPL meter and external sound card (total <$100).

From my experience, the loudest SPL at a certain phase does not mean the best, as I have seen the case that a small range of frequency is bumped. My 2 cents.




Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on March 08, 2015, 12:39
I think that using REW is a good approach to take out the guess work (instead using your ear).

From my experience, the loudest SPL at a certain phase does not mean the best, as I have seen the case that a small range of frequency is bumped. My 2 cents.


Agreed that a REW will be a good way to go about doing it IF one have the time and knows how to go about using it. Granted there are many tutorials that teach people how to use it but not many would want to do that as it requires a lot of time at hand.

For the loudest "SPL" registered, I have no argument that it will be the best IF we are gonna use a SPL meter and our ears to judge. When measuring LFE, spikes and occasional "bumps" in SPL on certain frequency range is bound to exhibit itself...but short of using the REW, tuning the phase may be a lazy-man's answer to ensure to a certain "degree" that the subwoofer blend "reasonably" well with the L/C/R. It may or may not work as intended but if its there, why not try it.

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ALTK on March 08, 2015, 20:38
Yes, I did play around with the subwoofer's phase knob and some other tweaks but so far never try using software like RAW yet. I'm still a caveman leh, using ears to captured and using heart to feel ;D Maybe I should look for a Sifu to do some demo on those software so can learn!  :P
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: skong121176 on March 20, 2015, 23:51
Hi guys, just want to check with you whether you have any experience on how to fix no sounds from any HDMI input on an Onkyo receiver (mine is 818 model)...initially I tried to restart and it works. However, this is getting so frequent that I have to reset the receiver to factory setting and it works for a day only. After some research, I found out that this is a common problem due to HDMI board faulty. Any bros can advice any tricks to solve this or I have to send to Onkyo service center? FYI my warranty is no longer valid. Your feedback and inputs will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 21, 2015, 00:55
No tricks available bro....
Only resort is to send to onkyo for replacement HDMI board...
N that will cost u at least $500 min...
Might as well use it as a poweramp n get another new avr...
Sad to hear about the onkyo HDMI board failing..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: skong121176 on March 21, 2015, 01:15
Thanks bro Cash....cannot afford to have two AVR due to space :( anyway will try to send to Onkyo for advice....by the way any AVR to recommend ? Hehe
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 21, 2015, 01:43
i would definitely recommend another Onkyo!!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: josho on March 24, 2015, 16:09
Hey guys,

I am looking at the site of Onkyo. 636, 737 and 838 are Atmos upgradeable.
What do they meant by upgradeable? (software?)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 24, 2015, 16:28
via a firmware update....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: darth_vader on March 24, 2015, 18:14
hi guys,

anybody know where i can audition this, onkyo HT-S7700 unit? it has a atmos ready speaker that fire upwards, which is a blessing coz i cannot do ceiling speakers and the avr seems pretty impressive.

Heres the link to the product if you guys are interested,
http://www.onkyousa.com/Products/model.php?m=HT-S7700&class=Systems&source=prodClass

thanks !
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: josho on March 24, 2015, 19:04
via a firmware update....

Thank you, Cash bro
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on April 09, 2015, 02:09
new firmware updates available since 2nd April 2015.
click the link attached below...

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/support/firmware/index.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on April 09, 2015, 13:54
Hey guys,

I am looking at the site of Onkyo. 636, 737 and 838 are Atmos upgradeable.
What do they meant by upgradeable? (software?)
via a firmware update....

or... I guess... maybe hor ;D

Those "Dolby Atmos upgradeable" models were made by ONKYO earlier then use firmware become "ready"
Those "Dolby Atmos included" models are designed then made by ONKYO with Atmos ready
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on April 09, 2015, 19:32
Anyway guys, this update can only be done via usb..
Its stated in their website..
U must follow their instruction strictly..
Wat i did for my 3030, was...
I had to unplug the main power cable to the onkyo, then plug the usb stick in... then plug back the power cable n wait for it to start up..
The update will not work if u jus plug in while its powered up normally..
I found out the hard way..
But, now, hehehehe... its all updated n working fine.....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on April 16, 2015, 10:17
any bro's encountered any problems updating to the latest firmware?
jus follow the instructions listed out by onkyo.
u will have no problems then.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: GeorgeG on April 16, 2015, 15:02
Was shopping at Audio House that day, and realised that they have a wide range of audio equipments, a surprise as its my first visit there.

Saw Onkyo & Jamo HT-S63102 5.1 package at $1,699 . I thought it is quite a good investment for audio newbies like me, and I'm quite encouraged to see good feedback about Onkyo sound here.

Kevin, who was the promoter at Audio House, was quite friendly and helpful. Does anyone know if this is a good buy? Am considering this as my first HT set. The price seems quite ok to me personally, but I'd like to hear feedback from audio pro-s here as friends around me do not really know much about audio.. I would like to have a HT system to watch movies with my wife or listen to music when we are relaxing.

Thank you in advance..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on April 17, 2015, 08:34
the system matchup u have mentioned is a match in collaboration with jamo n onkyo to be sold as a package.
for a first timer dabbling into the foray of HT, it will suffice nicely.
it won't fail u. that i can assure u.
but once you feel the hunger of wanting more,as the months n years roll by, then u will stray into the finer details of system matching with different speakers,subwoofers, amps, cables, and all..
patience n a keen ear for details will set u on a rollercoaster ride of attaining HT nirvana as u mature into a full blown HT freak..
i have been on that road.. not easy on the wallet, but as i always say, u only have this one life to live.. money can always be made... only the time factor of how fast u want things in life..., come into play.
cheers n enjoy your HT journey!!
 ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: sigurros on April 17, 2015, 09:43
Dear Cash bro, your avatar damn "distracting".... But i likey ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on April 17, 2015, 09:48
 ;D ;D :D ;) ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: tane0019 on April 17, 2015, 09:49
Was shopping at Audio House that day, and realised that they have a wide range of audio equipments, a surprise as its my first visit there.

Saw Onkyo & Jamo HT-S63102 5.1 package at $1,699 . I thought it is quite a good investment for audio newbies like me, and I'm quite encouraged to see good feedback about Onkyo sound here.

Kevin, who was the promoter at Audio House, was quite friendly and helpful. Does anyone know if this is a good buy? Am considering this as my first HT set. The price seems quite ok to me personally, but I'd like to hear feedback from audio pro-s here as friends around me do not really know much about audio.. I would like to have a HT system to watch movies with my wife or listen to music when we are relaxing.

Thank you in advance..

You can also consider these : http://hifibargain.com/?product_cat=home-cinema-package
Different price points for you to consider + assess if the different worth it or not.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: josho on April 20, 2015, 13:19
i have been on that road.. not easy on the wallet, but as i always say, u only have this one life to live.. money can always be made... only the time factor of how fast u want things in life..., come into play.
cheers n enjoy your HT journey!!
 ;) ;) ;)

I like this reply a lot. hehehe...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: GeorgeG on April 23, 2015, 12:21
You can also consider these : http://hifibargain.com/?product_cat=home-cinema-package
Different price points for you to consider + assess if the different worth it or not.

Thanks so much for the advice.. I checked out the link you mentioned, and found one of the Onkyo package on sale, along with Wharfedale speakers. I'm comparing it to the Jamo speakers I saw at Audio House.. I checked with some friends, and read some online reviews, it seems like Jamo still stands out better.. So I'm kinda still more inclined to the Jamo ones, as the difference in price is negligible..

I'll most likely get them at Audio House, as they have interest free instalment too  ;D  Then I don't have to fork out cash all at once
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: sigurros on April 24, 2015, 08:53
Any bro here know what's the latest pricing for the Onkyo 1030 and 838?

Am thinking between these and the Denon X4100.

Thanks.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jac5blues on April 24, 2015, 21:01
Bro....838----$1399.....1030---$2090.  That was 1 week ago.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: skong121176 on May 05, 2015, 19:07
today i just experience loss of audio and auto shutdown on my Onkyo 818...restart the Onkyo and it showed Check SP wire...then it play for a while (about 15 mins) and shutdown again...i tried a few times and sometimes it just loss of audio...any bro experience the same thing? FYI i just changed my HDMI board about 1.5 months ago and my receiver is located in well aired rack....any advice will be appreciated thanks
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: skong121176 on May 09, 2015, 19:29
Finally my Onkyo died and cannot turn on at all...anyone can recommend place to check and fix besides Onkyo official service center? Thanks


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jeffong on May 13, 2015, 19:25
New Onkyo's with HDMI 2.0a / HDCP 2.2 / DTS:X support announced. Availability in June.
http://dtsx.onkyousa.com/
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on May 13, 2015, 19:39
New Onkyo's with HDMI 2.0a / HDCP 2.2 / DTS:X support announced. Availability in June.
http://dtsx.onkyousa.com/

That's pretty fast! but then again this is ONKYO, renowned for its fast lead time in getting the latest technology out in the market than any of its competitors. As usual, DTS:X will have to wait till a later date - pending DTS to give the nod for release.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on May 13, 2015, 19:51
hehehehe!!!
onkyo always fast...
n it is also way cheaper than the rest too..
they don't need to pay so much to audessy.
thats why i believe accu eq came into existence for the new onkyo's...
no more royalties to pay to audessy..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on May 16, 2015, 23:52
New Onkyo's with HDMI 2.0a / HDCP 2.2 / DTS:X support announced. Availability in June.
http://dtsx.onkyousa.com/

Good info...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on May 16, 2015, 23:54
Yo, norman, u using onkyo too?
Its a great amp for ht purpose man...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on May 17, 2015, 00:25
Yo, norman, u using onkyo too?
Its a great amp for ht purpose man...

Not yet but likely join the club by this year end....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on May 17, 2015, 01:03
thats great bro.
realise the power that onkyo gives.
no holds barred!
pure excitement in every ounce that u can take!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jeffong on May 17, 2015, 09:41
Now that I have gotten my 11 ceiling speakers up, I'm faced with the dilemma of opting for 2 Denon Amps (New 7200WA with existing 2309) to power them or consider the successor to the Onkyo 3030 which has 11 built in amps.  Been some time since I looked at Onkyo's since moving over to Denon camp after my Onkyo 805 got crippled.  Anyone who currently owns the 3030 and have also heard the 7200, care to share your thoughts on the topic.  Attached is a picture of the 11 AG Micro-SE's on the ceiling in my ongoing renovation plans.

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e152/HTFreak/IMG_1053.jpg)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on May 17, 2015, 10:13
Now that I have gotten my 11 ceiling speakers up, I'm faced with the dilemma of opting for 2 Denon Amps (New 7200WA with existing 2309) to power them or consider the successor to the Onkyo 3030 which has 11 built in amps.  Been some time since I looked at Onkyo's since moving over to Denon camp after my Onkyo 805 got crippled.  Anyone who currently owns the 3030 and have also heard the 7200, care to share your thoughts on the topic.  Attached is a picture of the 11 AG Micro-SE's on the ceiling in my ongoing renovation plans.

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e152/HTFreak/IMG_1053.jpg)

Looking good there...now only need to hold on for a few more months before the announcement of the 2015 series hit the media. Onkyo's latest offerings with HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0/2.0a should hit the mkt by end of Jun - S'pore mkt probably 1 mth later...but lack the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 calibration s/w...may be a bummer for some. But in terms of the slew of "new technologies" incorporated within their product range, I give Onkyo's a thumbs-up!!! Its always great to see Onkyo moving up the file so that other manufacturers can use that as a "wake-up" call to move their product faster.

Personally if you dun believe in built in software calibration and preferred to use a separate audio calibration tool altogether or perhaps resort to the most primitive form of calibration art - manual tuning...then Onkyo AV Receiver should definitely be top of your shortlist. Since the introduction of TX-NR929 (the last model featuring the Audyssey MultEQ XT32), the notorious "heat" issue is no longer an "issue" IMO, but still requires plenty of space for proper heat dissipation. The greatest concern for owner of past Onkyo AV Receiver probably has to do with the pre-mature failure of their HDMI board, which IMO largely is largely attributed to "heat" related problems.

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on May 17, 2015, 11:04
I am so disappointed when read this forum coz I love Onkyo power (more dynamic compare to Denon or Pioneer)...
Perhaps Onkyo users may move to Denon

AccuEQ Vs Audyssey
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1580129-accueq-vs-audyssey-4.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on May 17, 2015, 11:08
I am so disappointed when read this forum coz I love Onkyo power...
Perhaps Onkyo users may move to Denon

AccuEQ Vs Audyssey
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1580129-accueq-vs-audyssey-4.html

Such a long strings of posts in there...perhaps it would be great if you put an associated "post link" so that we can zoom in on those discussions?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jeffong on May 17, 2015, 20:41
Looking good there...now only need to hold on for a few more months before the announcement of the 2015 series hit the media. Onkyo's latest offerings with HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0/2.0a should hit the mkt by end of Jun - S'pore mkt probably 1 mth later...but lack the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 calibration s/w...may be a bummer for some. But in terms of the slew of "new technologies" incorporated within their product range, I give Onkyo's a thumbs-up!!! Its always great to see Onkyo moving up the file so that other manufacturers can use that as a "wake-up" call to move their product faster.

Personally if you dun believe in built in software calibration and preferred to use a separate audio calibration tool altogether or perhaps resort to the most primitive form of calibration art - manual tuning...then Onkyo AV Receiver should definitely be top of your shortlist. Since the introduction of TX-NR929 (the last model featuring the Audyssey MultEQ XT32), the notorious "heat" issue is no longer an "issue" IMO, but still requires plenty of space for proper heat dissipation. The greatest concern for owner of past Onkyo AV Receiver probably has to do with the pre-mature failure of their HDMI board, which IMO largely is largely attributed to "heat" related problems.



One thing I would attest to is that when I switched from the Onkyo 805 to the Denon 2309 eons ago.  I felt some Oomp was missing in the Denon.  Over time, I reckon I got over the loss and settled in the Denon way even after upgrading to the 4520.  Hopefully Onkyo will consider upgrading their flagship receiver this year to provide us with more choices other than just Denon 7200 alone.  BTW, why did you switch over to the Denon 5200 as I thought you were already using an Onkyo which was ATMOS ready?  My bad if I got my facts mixed up.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on May 17, 2015, 20:51
Bro,  u definitely mixed up me with someone else... My last onkyo AVR was TX-NR929 and I adored it but Onkyo decided to drop Audyssey, I decided to go for Denon X5200W as my first Denon AVR after almost 3 yrs since I last used a Denon.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jeffong on May 17, 2015, 20:59
So that mean that you won't consider the new generation Onkyo's just because of the missing Audyssey feature?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on May 17, 2015, 22:22
So that mean that you won't consider the new generation Onkyo's just because of the missing Audyssey feature?
Too early to tell... But my impending visit to Cash place to listen to his onkyo 3030 will help with my purchase decision, on whether Onkyo accuEQ works well or not.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on May 17, 2015, 23:53
Okie bro des, i will be back on friday 22nd..
Then got my aircon servincing on that day itself..
Saturday 23rd i will be off, and hopefully aircon in hall will be up n running..
So we can enjoy silent n cool runnings in the demo session..
So, if u r free on sat 23rd, i will be having my offday.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on May 18, 2015, 06:54
Okie bro des, i will be back on friday 22nd..
Then got my aircon servincing on that day itself..
Saturday 23rd i will be off, and hopefully aircon in hall will be up n running..
So we can enjoy silent n cool runnings in the demo session..
So, if u r free on sat 23rd, i will be having my offday.

Ok. I'll see you tentatively this coming Sat - probably in the morning (TBC on the exact timing)...unless there is some unforeseen circumstances that crops up along the way, I will notify you 1 day before that.

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on May 25, 2015, 10:54
Onkyo new models of Dolby Atmos and DTS X is out.
http://www.intl.onkyo.com/whats_new/2015_0501.html

anyone planning to get them?
any reviews yet?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: MrJ on May 25, 2015, 12:52
Onkyo new models of Dolby Atmos and DTS X is out.
http://www.intl.onkyo.com/whats_new/2015_0501.html

anyone planning to get them?
any reviews yet?

Looking at the 646 /747. The website says DTS:X upgradable. So it means it does not come with it in stock mode?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on May 26, 2015, 20:55
Looking at the 646 /747. The website says DTS:X upgradable. So it means it does not come with it in stock mode?

DTS:X upgrade will be avail later part of the year.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on June 02, 2015, 15:59
Any ideas the price of this 2 new models - 646 and 747 ?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: skong121176 on June 02, 2015, 18:21
I'm looking out for that too since my AVR died almost a month ago
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: joagib on June 02, 2015, 22:02
These new Onkyo 646 /747.
With built in Dolby Atmos & DTS-X sounds good..
Too bad it doesn't have any preout..
So can't preout to external amp for more juice.
Also it only allow 5.1.2 and 7.1.2 or maybe 5.2.2 and 7.2.2(As there seems to have 2 sub output but output didnt indicate sub1/sub2...umm anyway AccuEq dont calibrate sub.
Need to install 1 pair of height spk / 1pair of SB spk...run both spk cables from Avr...or just install 1 pair SB to be use as Height or 1pair of Height to be use as SB.For mounting 2 pairs of speakers,whenever you wanna switch in between Dolby Atmos or DTS-X ..you need to plug in/out spk cable for different connection. (HT/SB).
For me I will give it a miss for these 2 models,hopefully few more models with preout could be launch with more user friendly settings.
Bros! Pls correct me if Im wrong.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: suphawut on June 03, 2015, 05:41
hwee Seng dude.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: suphawut on June 03, 2015, 05:41
yes there are. pm me.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: suphawut on June 03, 2015, 12:40
Is Hwee Seng located at basement? I thought they closed shop already? moved up to "Pioneer"
 ???
haha i hope they  close also..but sooner or later la. surr

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on June 08, 2015, 15:50
Anyone got the price for the 646 and 747 yet ?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: MrJ on June 09, 2015, 15:52
Anyone got the price for the 646 and 747 yet ?

Only know August coming in.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Tiktokape on June 23, 2015, 23:38
http://www.whathifi.com/news/onkyo-launches-new-look-tx-rz800-and-tx-rz900-av-receivers

We've already brought you news on Onkyo's budget AV amp offerings for this year, but now it's time for the manufacturer's premium models to take centre stage.

The first thing you'll probably notice from the pictures is that Onkyo seems to have moved on from the 'industrial' design of its most recent models such as the TX-NR3030, with a cleaner, dare we say more Pioneer-like approach to styling.

Besides the new look, the TX-RZ800 (185W per channel) and TX-RZ900 (200W per channel) are Dolby Atmos-enabled and DTS:X-ready. "Ready" because the amps will work with DTS:X straight out of the box only if the relevant firmware update is ready roll before the new models go on sale. Otherwise they will have to be updated in situ.

The 'RZ900 gets custom-designed electrical components honed for optimum sound quality, and a high-grade 32-bit/384kHz Asahi Kasei DAC.

The new receivers are also THX Select 2 Plus-certified and feature 4K-ready HDMI inputs and outputs, plus wi-fi, AirPlay and Bluetooth. Spotify Connect and Deezer are both built in as well. And, as you'd expect at this level, there's full high-res audio support via DLNA, including playback for DSD and 24-bit/192kHz FLAC files.

Onkyo has fitted dedicated speaker outputs for 'Height' effects should you want to put together a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos configuration. There are also dedicated Powered Zone 2 outputs, so you can fire audio out to speakers in another room.

Both the TX-RZ800 and TX-RZ900 are due to go on sale in August.


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: tane0019 on June 24, 2015, 10:48
This 2 new models seem to be sitting in the middle range (ie below the NR3030) - I suppose.

After combine with Pioneer - I would like to see Onkyo come up with Class D AND MCACC Pro Room Calibration.  Hopefully 2016 line-up.

Front - RZ900
(http://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/av_components/av_receivers/tx-rz900/im_open.jpg)
Back - RZ900
(http://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/av_components/av_receivers/tx-rz900/im_rear.jpg)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on June 24, 2015, 12:21
yup, I would say its middle range too..
its not capable of 9.1 setup..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Tiktokape on June 24, 2015, 12:22
Sit tight and wait, it will be released when available


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: spells on June 24, 2015, 12:32
at last onkyo looks nice
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on June 24, 2015, 12:34
no leh... I like the older onkyo look..
now look like pioneer..
blocky n sharp edges..
 :'(
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on June 24, 2015, 12:38
I like the old onkyo 989 look.
link attached to see it.

http://www.hometheatersound.com/equipment/onkyo_txds989.htm
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on June 24, 2015, 14:09
Still not good ler... still use AccuEQ... hiaz  :-\
Will wait till they release 7.2.4 for Atmos and DTS:X...  as well as adopting XT32
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Tiktokape on June 24, 2015, 14:19
If they never had the intention to bring back Audyssey how? More logically to see MCACC Pro in future Onkyo releases.

Or rather since Pioneer isn't good with pricing, will we see Onkyo bumped up their pricing? assuming Class D Amp and MCACC Pro embedded.


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on June 24, 2015, 14:33
If they never had the intention to bring back Audyssey how? More logically to see MCACC Pro in future Onkyo releases.

Or rather since Pioneer isn't good with pricing, will we see Onkyo bumped up their pricing? assuming Class D Amp and MCACC Pro embedded.


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True..true...
I wonder how good is MCACC Pro compare to XT32?
 :-X
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: josho on June 24, 2015, 17:20
The robust turn to curvy? Look more like Denon look tho.
nice amp indeed.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Stevetang on June 26, 2015, 13:49
Hello bros, this is my first post. Please dun be too mean! :/ Would like to hear some opinions from ppl here. I was actually looking for a cheap htib, after search, i thought i would be better off by getting an entry level receiver. That leads me to Denon(510) +speaker or Okyyo Ht-R393 (3700) or Yamaha yht299. These are the maximum budget I can go. And for a slight top up, I could go for a second hand. But if i really prefer to get a new system, can hear some comments?  I read that for entry system, there are about the same. But personally, even though Onkyo does not have an active woofer, i feel like the bass is good enough for my liking and the sound too. So I am quite incline to it. I carried on to read, and some issue really bothers me a lot. Its the hmdi, lost signal. "manufactured between 2009 and 2012 may experience loss of audio and network". Searching through the web, I see that s3500 having hdmi issue. But for s3700, i dun seem to see the problem. Anyone bought 3700 and have hdmi issue? Heop to hear from u. thank you.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on July 16, 2015, 11:00
Onkyo New models is out.
Was walking around sim lim sq and saw TX-NR646 and TX-NR747 delivering to Alpha Audio.

didnt have time to go and see the price.....
will go and check it out when have time.....

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on July 16, 2015, 11:55
Thanks for sharing the news... ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on July 16, 2015, 15:24
Onkyo New models is out.
Was walking around sim lim sq and saw TX-NR646 and TX-NR747 delivering to Alpha Audio.

didnt have time to go and see the price.....
will go and check it out when have time.....
Thanks for the update.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: clouds87 on July 17, 2015, 01:35
Onkyo New models is out.
Was walking around sim lim sq and saw TX-NR646 and TX-NR747 delivering to Alpha Audio.

didnt have time to go and see the price.....
will go and check it out when have time.....



Thanks for the info.

The SRP for the new onkyo TX-NR646 - $1499 and TX-NR747 - $1699
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: xeno84ph on July 18, 2015, 08:37
Thanks for the info.

The SRP for the new onkyo TX-NR646 - $1499 and TX-NR747 - $1699

Alpha Audio is selling the TX-NR646 at $999 and the 747 at $1299
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on July 19, 2015, 16:05
Any ideas is KEC also selling at the same price ?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on July 19, 2015, 16:11
For Atmos , the extra speakers is Front High but the 646 setting printed on the back panel of the unit show is Back High...printing error ?

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/av_components/av_receivers/tx-nr646/rear.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on July 19, 2015, 16:17
its BACK "or" HEIGHT, bro.
so u place it somewhere in the middle...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on July 19, 2015, 16:20
go to dolby atmos website to see placement of 1 pair of atmos speakers (as opposed to 2 pairs)..
u will get clearer picture...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on July 19, 2015, 23:06
For Atmos , the extra speakers is Front High but the 646 setting printed on the back panel of the unit show is Back High...printing error ?

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/av_components/av_receivers/tx-nr646/rear.html


Bro norman.. did u see the dolby website?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on July 19, 2015, 23:28
DTS X calls it "Back High" if not mistaken..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on July 22, 2015, 09:43
Look like the TX-RZ900 looks good....
http://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/av_components/av_receivers/tx-rz900/index.html

don know when is it coming......
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on July 22, 2015, 09:45
not enough channels...
preouts limited too..
I will be selling my 3030 once the top end model comes out..
need the 11.2 channel preouts...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Tiktokape on July 22, 2015, 10:16
Any article on release on top end model?


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: durianlover88 on July 22, 2015, 10:18
Broler Cash...your avatar getting more distracting...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on July 22, 2015, 10:20
Hehehe!!! Now wit Tattoo!!
Shiok shaking!!
Bubbly everywhere!!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jdc115 on July 22, 2015, 23:30
Broler Cash...your avatar getting more distracting...

And stops me from ever looking at xtreme place when in the office but that is ok.  I shouldn't have such distractions
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on July 22, 2015, 23:44
hehehehe!!!
JDC bro, from where u come from, this shape is naturally occurring!
here in sg, there is no way to find this lovely curves!!
hahahaha!!!!!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jdc115 on July 22, 2015, 23:47
are you around this weekend?  wouldn't mind checking the 4k TV if can find the time.  Did you change your amps to W4S?  It is what I am using
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on July 22, 2015, 23:58
i am on leave till 24th july bro...
25th i go overseas again...
yup, i am the one with the W4S Mini mc 7 thats tripping my home...
hehehehe!!!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jdc115 on July 23, 2015, 00:10
ok, maybe 24th afternoon, I have to be home for some home fixes to happen.  Otherwise late August as I will probably be traveling afterwards for a few weeks.  Will drop you a msg to confirm if you are around.  thx
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on July 23, 2015, 00:13
24th july is also my sons B'Day...
so be prepared for lots of 15year olds running around!!!
hehehehe!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on July 28, 2015, 03:12
bro jdc115, u might need to visit me soon, jus incase my onkyo 3030 goes into new owners hand.
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jdc115 on July 30, 2015, 18:35
had to run to china this week.  What are you replacing it with?  you are back from Aussie?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on July 30, 2015, 18:40
Gonna get another onkyo..
Waiting for the top range model to come out.
Yup.. back from aussie already..
But tomoro nite i am goin overseas again for 5 days..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on August 14, 2015, 10:06
does anyone try out Onkyo new models?
646, 747, 800, 900?

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 14, 2015, 10:14
xeno84ph is selling the 646...
so i believe he can let u know how it performs..
maybe u can PM him?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 17, 2015, 21:33
For ardent n hardcore followers of Onkyo..
Jus stick to Onkyo's suupreme power n handling sound signature..
Audessy doesnt cut it...
AccuEq will do it well enough..
Onkyo gives u the value for money tech well before any competitor does it..
This is all in my opinion, being a hardcore Onkyo fan boy!
We have all the bells n whistles before any of the other brands can smell the dust.
Hehehehe!!!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Jagdpanzer on August 18, 2015, 16:49
Is Pioneer still in AV business?  I just called Pioneer and they advised they have new AV amp to be released.  I really look forward to a cool running Class D AV amp which Pioneer has.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 18, 2015, 17:44
Pioneer amps are prone to shutting down when u switch out ur hdmi cables..
Very sensitive..
It goes into protection mode, n u might end up having to send the avr back to pioneer to have a look at it..
Jus for info only..
Thats wat i have gathered from a friend who was using a pioneer avr..
Choice is still up to u.
For Onkyo, u can switch out the hdmi cables while its on n still no problems..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jdc115 on August 18, 2015, 17:58
Though I now HDMI should be able to be swapped while powered up, I never do it.  I use to have an NAD T175 Processor that died trying to swap cables just after warranty.  The cost to fix was to replace the main board which turned out to be not worth it. 
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Tiktokape on August 18, 2015, 18:23
Since when hdmi can be hot swap? I still prefers to shut down everything before swapping, why put risk on the hdmi board?


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Jagdpanzer on August 18, 2015, 18:36
+1.,cannot agree more.  There are so many HDMI inputs and 2 outputs and there is no reason to hot swap live.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 18, 2015, 18:41
Its jus for info...
Nothing more..
Hehehe!!!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on August 18, 2015, 21:38
Yes... Never ever swap hdmi cables while the amp is powered on. U will risk shorting the hdmi board...regardless what brand of AVR u own. Better be safe than sorry.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Jagdpanzer on August 23, 2015, 18:43
Is the Onkyo TZ900 DLNA/UnPn compliant? I cannot seem to find it in the brochure. I am seriously considering the Onkyo for my first serious AV amp. If not, I will wait for the Yamaha 2050.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 23, 2015, 20:33
DLNA/UNPN Compliant...
hmmmmm...
i dunno...
but if u run away from onkyo's sheer delivery of excitement...
go ahead n buy a yamaha, marantz or denon...
none of the 3 brands can fulfil it..
i can bring my onkyo avr to your place to compare..
only requirement, i don't have lisence to drive.
cheers!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on August 28, 2015, 17:03
DLNA/UNPN Compliant...
hmmmmm...
i dunno...
but if u run away from onkyo's sheer delivery of excitement...
go ahead n buy a yamaha, marantz or denon...
none of the 3 brands can fulfil it..
i can bring my onkyo avr to your place to compare..
only requirement, i don't have lisence to drive.
cheers!!

Onkyo is "rough" and more kick/dynamic that's why more suitable for HT

Some info:
http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech-news-onkyos-dtsx-and-dolby-atmos-compatible-tx-rz900-and-tx-rz800-av-receivers-are-now-singapor
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 28, 2015, 18:13
Yup.. its rough..
But ht is supposed to feel rough n raw.
If u want toned down n refined feel...
Pls go ahead n get other brands.
They will never ever touch the raw feel of excitement that onkyo gives.
I do know that onkyo cant deliver at all in the stereo side..
But do i look like i am concerned in that??
Just get a separate system if u really wanna venture into stereo side.
For pure immersive ht... get a onkyo..
U wont have sleepless nites tweaking it..
Raw n uncut sound for ht nirvana.
Marantz- soft.. no power..
Denon- refined..no power..
Yamaha- cant make it..
Pioneer- close to it.. but will shut down while hot swoping hdmi cables..
Hmmm..
Debate is on!
Bring it on guys!
Hehehehe!!!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 28, 2015, 18:27
i can offer my onkyo 3030 for a head on test against the top models(only top models, no 2nd rated ones!!!) of other brands.
only thing i ask for is, u have to pick me up from my place in pasir ris to your place( n send me back !! ; )).
as i do not have lisence to drive.
i have tried all these test with other brands..
none will ever smell the dust left behind by onkyo.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on August 29, 2015, 07:49
i can offer my onkyo 3030 for a head on test against the top models(only top models, no 2nd rated ones!!!) of other brands.
only thing i ask for is, u have to pick me up from my place in pasir ris to your place( n send me back !! ; )).
as i do not have lisence to drive.
i have tried all these test with other brands..
none will ever smell the dust left behind by onkyo.

True..true... but I wonder whether you can still "heard and feel" its power when using your 3030 as pre-amp bcoz
you are no longer using built-in amplifier (built by Onkyo) to drive your speakers?
All channels are driven by external multi-channel amplifier (different brand).

then what is a point spend extra money to get flagship model in order to get bigger wpc.
 ???
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: HT102 on August 29, 2015, 08:23
The new Onkyo DTS:X ready receivers TX-RZ900 and TX-RZ800 are in Sg, has anyone done a demo on them?

http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech-news-onkyos-dtsx-and-dolby-atmos-compatible-tx-rz900-and-tx-rz800-av-receivers-are-now-singapor (http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech-news-onkyos-dtsx-and-dolby-atmos-compatible-tx-rz900-and-tx-rz800-av-receivers-are-now-singapor)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: kenshin07 on August 29, 2015, 11:16

then what is a point spend extra money to get flagship model in order to get bigger wpc.
 ???


Better hardware components
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Post by: joagib on August 29, 2015, 12:20

+1
Better hardware components
 一分钱一分货
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: BigHammer on August 29, 2015, 13:04
Is the new tx-rz900 a flagship model?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Tiktokape on August 29, 2015, 13:07
No, mid range


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: joagib on August 29, 2015, 13:46
Is the new tx-rz900 a flagship model?

Should not be the flagship.
Usually flagship is enable with all channels preout,this one only 7.2 channels preout capability.Another thing to look into is whether it can bi-amp or assigned all channels, or at least the front LCR.But so far the only avr that I know n used before which can assigned or bi-amp all channels is the Pioneer beast LX90 Susano,even comes with Coaxial Out.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Jagdpanzer on August 29, 2015, 13:58
In terms of audio quality,  which is better? Onkyo RZ900,  Yamaha 2050 or Denon 7200 WA?  Onkyo RZ900 somehow only boasts of its toroidal transformer. The asahi kasei chipset is unheard of.


Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ralfale on August 29, 2015, 14:23
No pre/pro model yet?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ptey on August 29, 2015, 15:21
Thinking of getting the RZ800, any comments? Still has to get rid my NR3008 to accomodate.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 29, 2015, 15:44
True..true... but I wonder whether you can still "heard and feel" its power when using your 3030 as pre-amp bcoz
you are no longer using built-in amplifier (built by Onkyo) to drive your speakers?
All channels are driven by external multi-channel amplifier (different brand).

then what is a point spend extra money to get flagship model in order to get bigger wpc.
 ???


hehehehe!
bro, of course i would be glad to do a head on test with other brand top range avr without using external power amps.
the idea of me buying top range is always for better chips in them n pre out option for additional power amps if u should feel u need more slam n power.
second reason is because a full fledged avr has better resale value, compared to jus a pre option route.
the rate i buy n sell can tell u that i have been at it for a long time.
hehehehe!
of course to each his own.
sadly, onkyo hasn't released its top range model yet for this year.
still waiting patiently..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: BigHammer on August 29, 2015, 18:55
Any news when onkyo going to release its top model? Im so tempting to get Denon x7200WA as according to reviews and forumers the SQ is so 'real' when playing dolby atmos. Somehow, I still agree with Cash that we should feel the 'roughness' while enjoying HT.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 29, 2015, 21:59
now guys...
i dont lie when i say none of the other brands can match or touch onkyo.
read bro tiktopapes summary of how marantz compares to denon..(in the denon thread)
now, when u put denon against onkyo, it will lose out too!
my dad had a top range marantz those days, as well as i had a top range onkyo.
i dragged my onkyo over to pit it against it.
he was left speechless.
i can dare say onkyo will beat the denons too.
even though onkyo has left audessy aside..
it will beat any brand wholesale.
marantz.. no power, soft.
denon.. no power, but refined..
the others, no where near it..
hahahaha!!!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 29, 2015, 22:14
to me, marantz is jus way overpriced with nothing to offer..
denon, is jus trying to play catch up..
yammy.. no where close..
pioneer, lost its focus..
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on August 30, 2015, 14:23
now guys...
i dont lie when i say none of the other brands can match or touch onkyo.
read bro tiktopapes summary of how marantz compares to denon..(in the denon thread)
now, when u put denon against onkyo, it will lose out too!
my dad had a top range marantz those days, as well as i had a top range onkyo.
i dragged my onkyo over to pit it against it.
he was left speechless.
i can dare say onkyo will beat the denons too.
even though onkyo has left audessy aside..
it will beat any brand wholesale.
marantz.. no power, soft.
denon.. no power, but refined..
the others, no where near it..
hahahaha!!!
 ;D
If you always watch war movie, gun shot and explosion... Yes Onkyo have the upper hand. But when come to background music and emotional scene. I give my credit to Marantz. The depth of the soundstage  is so much better than Onkyo.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 30, 2015, 14:25
u have hit it on the nail bro.
very true.
 ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: joagib on August 30, 2015, 17:27
Quote from: CASH
denon.. no power, but refined..

[/quote
+1 bro!  Thats the fact for Denon Avr..
Thats why I preout my Denon 5200 all 9 channels to dual xpa5 & Front LR to A38....
For Pioneer, maybe can see any bro here who has the LX90 Susano to shootout with Onkyo 3030,its not just a beast, its a killer that I ever owned.
Setbacks are its without internet radio ,no wifi,no bluetooth.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on September 03, 2015, 10:25
The Onkyo TZ-RZ900 have a more powerful Toroidal transformer.
Is it really that good on this transformer?
does it make a big different?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Infestedfred on September 11, 2015, 22:09
How much is TZ-RZ900 selling in Alpha Audio?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on September 12, 2015, 11:55
The Onkyo TZ-RZ900 have a more powerful Toroidal transformer.
Is it really that good on this transformer?
does it make a big different?

definitely an improvement over sound but does it worth the different is an another story. (For me, I always prefer)

From Onkyo Marketing:
the TX-RZ900’s custom
toroidal transformer and capacitors help to reproduce
ultra-low frequencies down to 5 Hz so you can feel the bass
impact in your chest. Our high-current amplification system
also enables enhanced control of the speakers for accurate
and dynamic sound.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ptey on September 12, 2015, 20:41
Bought the RZ800 at S$1799 minus my NR3008 S$250 home delivery included from Alpha Audio. So far quite happy with my purchase.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on September 13, 2015, 08:43
Bought the RZ800 at S$1799 minus my NR3008 S$250 home delivery included from Alpha Audio. So far quite happy with my purchase.

Bro,
Alpha Audio value your 3008 only for $250?  :(

BTW, Wont mind to share your opinion between those two models? and also may I know your speaker setup?
if not wrong, seems you are actually downgraded from 9.2 (200wpc - XT32 ) to 7.2 (185wpc - ACCUEQ )?  no longer THX ULTRA 2.
???
Hoping there should still be new models coming to replace the 1030 (9.2 ch) and 3030 (11.2 ch) models with DTS:X ready built-in
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ptey on September 13, 2015, 20:59
Bro,
Alpha Audio value your 3008 only for $250?  :(

BTW, Wont mind to share your opinion between those two models? and also may I know your speaker setup?
if not wrong, seems you are actually downgraded from 9.2 (200wpc - XT32 ) to 7.2 (185wpc - ACCUEQ )?  no longer THX ULTRA 2.
???
Hoping there should still be new models coming to replace the 1030 (9.2 ch) and 3030 (11.2 ch) models with DTS:X ready built-in

Yes they took in my NR3008 for S$250.

The RZ800 is 7.2 but all my speakers (9.1) can be connected. So I don't know why it is stated as 7.2? So far I am quite happy with my purchase, at least I can fully use my 4K TV with this AVR.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on September 13, 2015, 21:20
Yes they took in my NR3008 for S$250.

The RZ800 is 7.2 but all my speakers (9.1) can be connected. So I don't know why it is stated as 7.2? So far I am quite happy with my purchase, at least I can fully use my 4K TV with this AVR.

Hi ptey, the ability to connect ALL your 9.1 speakers doesn't mean you are able to play ALL 9.1 speakers at the same time. There are ONLY 7.2 internal amplification...so you need to pay attention on the VFD to see which set of speakers (be it Height channels or Surround Back channels) are activated at any ONE point in time. Cycle through the various DSP modes to see for yourself. :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ptey on September 13, 2015, 21:36
Hi ptey, the ability to connect ALL your 9.1 speakers doesn't mean you are able to play ALL 9.1 speakers at the same time. There are ONLY 7.2 internal amplification...so you need to pay attention on the VFD to see which set of speakers (be it Height channels or Surround Back channels) are activated at any ONE point in time. Cycle through the various DSP modes to see for yourself. :)


OK, will try to find out. Was thinking later may upgrade the speaker to ATMOS arrangement but now I am happy with what I had.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on September 13, 2015, 21:37
OK, will try to find out. Was thinking later may upgrade the speaker to AMOS arrangement but now I am happy with what I had.
Good to hear that you enjoying the setup.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 14, 2015, 07:53
i was in hong kong earlier this month in sept...
as always, hong kong Onkyo prices are cheaper by SGD$300, approx..

the tx-rz900 is HKD$11800 - SGD$2190
the tx-rz800 is HKD$9280 - SGD$1700

attached below is the pic i took in a shop over there..
of course the price is for show only, actual price can be bargained upon..
 ;D


(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/cashkey/20150904_130719.jpg) (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/cashkey/media/20150904_130719.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 14, 2015, 08:04
judging from bro ptey price that he bought his tx-rz800 $1799+$250=$2049...
but of course if u buy from hong kong, there will be no warranty.. and the plane ticket will also set u back to square one.
( unless of course, u win a lucky draw comprising of a trip to hong kong n back!!!  ;D )
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ptey on September 14, 2015, 12:15
judging from bro ptey price that he bought his tx-rz800 $1799+$250=$2049...
but of course if u buy from hong kong, there will be no warranty.. and the plane ticket will also set u back to square one.
( unless of course, u win a lucky draw comprising of a trip to hong kong n back!!!  ;D )

Hi Bro Cash, How you come about the price of S$1799 + S$250? ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Tiktokape on September 14, 2015, 12:27
Hi Bro Cash, How you come about the price of S$1799 + S$250? ;)
Because you trade in, he thought $1799 is nett of trade in.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 14, 2015, 13:25
Bro ptey...
Am i correct to say it cost SGD$2049 nett for the tz800?
Or SGD$1799 nett?
Hmmm....
Now, i oso confused..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Tiktokape on September 14, 2015, 13:58
He paid $1549 for RZ800. "$1799 less $250" equals "Retail less trade in"


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 14, 2015, 14:00
Oh!!!!!
That means hong kong no longer cheap..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Tiktokape on September 14, 2015, 14:01
Hkd has moved since Hkd is pegged to Usd.


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ptey on September 14, 2015, 20:25
Bought the RZ800 at S$1799 minus my NR3008 S$250 home delivery included from Alpha Audio. So far quite happy with my purchase.
Hi Bro Cash, How you come about the price of S$1799 + S$250? ;)

Because you trade in, he thought $1799 is nett of trade in.

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He paid $1549 for RZ800. "$1799 less $250" equals "Retail less trade in"


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From my first post I said: S$1799 minus S$250 trade in my NR3008. So the set is NETT S$1799.00 without trade in. :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ptey on September 14, 2015, 20:26
You also can buy it at Harvey Norman at S$1899 with installment.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on September 14, 2015, 20:38
Personally I think bro ptey really wasted his Onkyo NR3008 by trading in at such a low price of $250...if you offload in the forum, you would have fetch way BETTER PRICE than $250 imo. Why? Well because this is one of the last few AVR that was built like a tank and comes with Audyssey MultEQ XT32. For those looking to get a decent setup into the Home Theater realm...Onkyo NR3008 would be a very good purchase. I used to "own" this model.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ptey on September 14, 2015, 21:11
Personally I think bro ptey really wasted his Onkyo NR3008 by trading in at such a low price of $250...if you offload in the forum, you would have fetch way BETTER PRICE than $250 imo. Why? Well because this is one of the last few AVR that was built like a tank and comes with Audyssey MultEQ XT32. For those looking to get a decent setup into the Home Theater realm...Onkyo NR3008 would be a very good purchase. I used to "own" this model.


Hi desray, I know it is low but to save all the troubles that selling used. Sometime you meet those fussy buyers and the time and efforts is not worth. Maybe just me... lazy!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on September 14, 2015, 21:19
Hi desray, I know it is low but to save all the troubles that selling used. Sometime you meet those fussy buyers and the time and efforts is not worth. Maybe just me... lazy!!
I guess it doesn't matter anymore... Enjoy your new toy. Its just a pity... That's all.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ptey on September 16, 2015, 13:28
OK, just found out these:

RZ800/900 7.2, when the sound is Dolby Atmos, the receiver use the FHR/L without the SBR/L speakers. When others sound the receiver use ALL speakers without the FHR/L speakers. So you could connect all 9.2 speakers but you could not use all of them.  :'(
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Tiktokape on September 16, 2015, 13:34
OK, just found out these:

RZ800/900 7.2, when the sound is Dolby Atmos, the receiver use the FHR/L without the SBR/L speakers. When others sound the receiver use ALL speakers without the FHR/L speakers. So you could connect all 9.2 speakers but you could not use all of them.  :'(

It is a 7.2 AVR, 9.2 requires a stereo amp.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on September 16, 2015, 20:10
OK, just found out these:

RZ800/900 7.2, when the sound is Dolby Atmos, the receiver use the FHR/L without the SBR/L speakers. When others sound the receiver use ALL speakers without the FHR/L speakers. So you could connect all 9.2 speakers but you could not use all of them.  :'(


Now you see what I mean?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ptey on September 17, 2015, 12:36
Now you see what I mean?


Now I understand how it work and the salesman from Alpha is not so upfront with me when I ask the question. Or maybe my question is not too clear for him. either way has to enjoy what I have...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on September 17, 2015, 12:40
Now I understand how it work and the salesman from Alpha is not so upfront with me when I ask the question. Or maybe my question is not too clear for him. either way has to enjoy what I have...
For more in depth questions, it will be better for you to raise it in this forum. For most of us,  we go to the shop to do an audition whenever possible and ask for the best price. Unless you know the sale assistant is very knowledgeable in this area...This forum is still the best source for all things home theater in Singapore and JB...

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 08, 2015, 08:50
New Firmware updates available!!
took me a total of 6 minutes to update my 3030 via wireless...(using wired is always better! hehehe!)
attached below is the url for the models that have updates.

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/support/firmware/index.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 11, 2015, 02:18
No one using Onkyo amps anymore?
Hmmm......
Or am i the only 1 who has updated my 3030?
 ;D
Cmon guys.. u can post any hiccups for all to learn n help.(if there is any hiccups at all)
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jdc115 on October 11, 2015, 09:00
The upgrade seems to only fix 1 minor specific issue?  I have the preamp but I tend never to upgrade firmware if everything is working and it doesn't add function.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ralfale on October 11, 2015, 10:19
No update for 5508 leh :D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on October 11, 2015, 12:39
Though I am using Denon now...but at the back of my mind, I'll always keep a look out for the latest offering by Onkyo. I am hoping one day that Onkyo can either get Audyssey back to the line OR it can buy over Dirac or equivalent for its calibration. That is the only gripe I have with Onkyo...otherwise my 1st choice for Home Theater AVR/Amp will always be Onkyo...simply for it unadulterated power and authority in the sound department.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ralfale on October 11, 2015, 13:29
Me too. And I'm still waiting ... Hopefully 2016 model will give us what we waiting for.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: josho on November 21, 2015, 20:32
Alpha is selling 646 at $750. =)

Area of watching is not so big, so it doesnt matter for higher end model for movie session.

Thoughts anyone? =)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: simplybochup on November 21, 2015, 21:07
Dear all, need some advice. There was a lightning and thunder and then my onkyo can only play sound but no image.. After much trouble shooting, realize that the hdmi out from the avr could have been damaged by "Thor". Will the cost of repair be very high or am I better off getting a new avr. Ps if My onkyo tx-sr608 is unserviceable, what can I do with it? Can trade on or sell to the karang gunning man? Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: josho on November 21, 2015, 23:15
Similar problem as urs.
Mine is total dead from HDMI, the entire board just went dead (old model of 606), so it is a good time to grab a new amp instead. If i rem the cost that is 300 plus? (I think)

By the way, all HDMI output gave your similiar result? (no video, but have sound.)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Avonez on November 22, 2015, 00:04
My Onkyo also recently acted up strange. No video but have sound which seems to affects all HDMI inputs. Need to power on/off but that doesn't resolve the problem all the time. It usually resolves only if the ONKYO word appears on the screen upon boot up. Is this the known HDMI board issues plaguing 2009-12 sets although the problem symptoms are usually described the other way round i.e. have video, no sound?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: simplybochup on November 22, 2015, 12:14
Hi pple
After trouble shootin, resetting, all other hdmi input all working.. But output not working.. No video but sound for all source no problem.. If the repair is about $300, then I may consider getting a new one. But the problem is what to do with the old?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jdc115 on November 22, 2015, 12:53
Hi pple
After trouble shootin, resetting, all other hdmi input all working.. But output not working.. No video but sound for all source no problem.. If the repair is about $300, then I may consider getting a new one. But the problem is what to do with the old?

You maybe able to replace it if you look on the forsale board cheaper then it might cost to fix it.

This one was just posted which is a NR609 which I think it slightly newer.

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=218040.new#new
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: simplybochup on November 22, 2015, 14:44
You maybe able to replace it if you look on the forsale board cheaper then it might cost to fix it.

This one was just posted which is a NR609 which I think it slightly newer.

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=218040.new#new

Thanks bro...
I will be going down to alpha audio to have a look, and maybe to check the prices.. A bit partial to amps which had been used for a couple of year esp when I am utilizing almost most of the inputs. Thinking of going atmos or dts x so a newer amp might be a better option. Even though I know it will be a bit costly:( wondering if alpha take trade in?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jdc115 on November 22, 2015, 16:28
I don't believe they do but try.  I recently got the Denon 6200 from them but using it as a processor.  I think they now have the Onkyo's with DTS X in stock (I assume it needs a firmware upgrade) so if you are thinking to go that way then maybe better to upgrade then spend the funds to fix the older one.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on November 23, 2015, 02:38
Alpha is selling 646 at $750. =)

Area of watching is not so big, so it doesnt matter for higher end model for movie session.

Thoughts anyone? =)

New set ?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: simplybochup on November 23, 2015, 15:33
New set ?

Yup while stocks last...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on November 24, 2015, 17:25
Thought the launch price was S$1,299 for this Onkyo 646.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: soundfreak on November 26, 2015, 13:31
The tx-nr646 is really a good buy, just bought a set for my father to use and got wash to get even better models the Rz-800 for myself usual $2899 special price $1599 for getting 2 sets.
Going to be busy these 2 days settling up....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: dqueksales on November 26, 2015, 17:36
Hi all, needed some opinion on the following...

I have a tight budget  but would like to get a slightly "better" AVR rather than the entry level ones.

How is the Onkyo 808 (which an Adephi shop is clearing)? I am also looking at a Denon X3000 (new old stock)? Both are clearing within the $700 - $800 range.

I am mostly into HT., also concern about durability (heat and hdmi board problem?).

And are there any suggestions?


Thanks in advance.

Cheers!
David
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: denon2311 on November 26, 2015, 21:26
U got RZ-800@alpha?


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: denon2311 on November 26, 2015, 21:56
Hi David
I have a onkyo NR828 with remaining 9months warranty by agent . I can throw in JBL sat speakers n pioneer act sub for free.
The nr-828 will be selling   $700 to u after i upgrade my current setup  but all items is self collection. interested?


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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on November 29, 2015, 13:07
Accu EQ mini site, Explained...
click on link below to see the graph's n explanation.

http://onkyo-accueq.strikingly.com
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Jagdpanzer on November 29, 2015, 14:10
Pioneer is launching the  LX-59 at the ISSE show now.  I cannot decide between Pioneer and Onkyo Z800 equivalent.  Which one is the better option?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on December 01, 2015, 00:13
Pioneer is launching the  LX-59 at the ISSE show now.  I cannot decide between Pioneer and Onkyo Z800 equivalent.  Which one is the better option?

depends how bright the sounds you prefer.. Onkyo bright...Pioneer bbb..brighter...  lol
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on December 01, 2015, 10:41
Still feels that Onkyo 800 still pack more punch then pioneer.
Don know if you guys feels the same?

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on January 09, 2016, 13:32
really hoping that the tx-rz3000 comes out soon....
super bored without a avr now....
 :'(
only have my pure stereo setup up n running...
very very sad....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on January 11, 2016, 10:48
really hoping that the tx-rz3000 comes out soon....
super bored without a avr now....
 :'(
only have my pure stereo setup up n running...
very very sad....

Aiyoh... you can buy Denon first lar... then sell it again when Onkyo has released their flagship.
 :)

Very very sad when see share market drop so much.. "lau sai"
 :'(
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on January 11, 2016, 11:04
dont wanna waste time and effort with any other brands...
only Onkyo is the master among all for HT side!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Sepulture on January 19, 2016, 19:05
Hi guys, my current setup is a TX-SR607 with DefTech ProCinema 600 (recently replaced the sub with a ProSub 800). However, my SR607 recently gave up the ghost (whenever I power it on, it goes into Protect mode with blinking red LED seconds after I power it on). I'm currently stuck between repairing it at SIGMA AV at SLS (was quoted $80 over the phone, not sure if this will change when I bring the receiver down for further diagnosis), and getting a new receiver.

I went to Alpha Audio yesterday and the salesperson was actively recommending the NR646 for $750 to me. My dilemma is as follows:

Getting the new 646:
Pros-
1) Brand new condition.
2) 2 yrs warranty.
3) Better sound quality?
Cons-
Comparatively expensive than repairing my existing 607.

Repairing my current 607:
Pros-
1) Repair cost is comparatively cheap (I hope)
Cons-
2) Not sure if current problem will re-surface again.
3) New problems might surface.

I guess I would like to seek some advice from the gurus here. Would the 646 provide significantly better sound quality than my aging 607, given my current DefTech 5.1 setup? Or would I just be better off repairing the 607, given my not so great speaker setup? I don't really need the new features like AirPlay, Internet radio and whatnot of the 646.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on January 19, 2016, 20:33
get the 646 bro, u won't regret even though u don't need to use most of its features.
u will be shocked at the difference in sound signature in these new offerings from onkyo..
the older generations sound flat compared to the new series.
trust me on this.
i know my Onkyo's well!
hehehehe!!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on January 19, 2016, 21:56
Bro,
Ask yourself :
1) Did you watch movie (bluray) or listen to music quite often? 
    If answer YES then buy new AVR... It is time to pamper yourself, enjoy life. It will last you longer (make sure you handle with care
    especially on heat dissipation... I place 120mm fan on top of my Onkyo in order to suck out heat)
    Onkyo is dynamic but less detail compare to Denon. You will feel its punch ! It suit me well coz I love to watch movie.
2) Is it safe to send your AVR to them (they are not appointed service centre for ONKYO)?
    I personally not comfortable but don't know about you.
    They may use equivalent component (not original) so long your AVR can work... hopefully I am wrong.
3) Is your speakers good enough to handle bigger power for better system? you can upgrade later when budget is ready
4) Repair TX-SR607 then sell ? :o

* taxi fee  : which one will be cheaper? going to Adelphi or going to SLS ? 1-way or 2-ways ?
 
It is just my opinion
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Sepulture on January 19, 2016, 22:19
get the 646 bro, u won't regret even though u don't need to use most of its features.
u will be shocked at the difference in sound signature in these new offerings from onkyo..
the older generations sound flat compared to the new series.
trust me on this.
i know my Onkyo's well!
hehehehe!!
 ;D

Hahaha I had a hunch that you'd ask me to hoot before I saw your reply. :P I have no doubt that there will be a difference in quality, but budget kind of tight right now. Am concerned that the difference may not be big enough to make me shell out that much more, especially seeing as my speakers may not be good enough to utilise the 646 properly.

Bro,
Ask yourself :
1) Did you watch movie (bluray) or listen to music quite often? 
    If answer YES then buy new AVR... It is time to pamper yourself, enjoy life. It will last you longer (make sure you handle with care
    especially on heat dissipation... I place 120mm fan on top of my Onkyo in order to suck out heat)
    Onkyo is dynamic but less detail compare to Denon. You will feel its punch ! It suit me well coz I love to watch movie.
2) Is it safe to send your AVR to them (they are not appointed service centre for ONKYO)?
    I personally not comfortable but don't know about you.
    They may use equivalent component (not original) so long your AVR can work... hopefully I am wrong.
3) Is your speakers good enough to handle bigger power for better system? you can upgrade later when budget is ready
4) Repair TX-SR607 then sell ? :o

* taxi fee  : which one will be cheaper? going to Adelphi or going to SLS ? 1-way or 2-ways ?
 
It is just my opinion
 ;D

1) Yes, I watch movies very often. Music very rarely. That's why I went for Onkyo, and don't see my choice changing in the future. My sound preferences also lean heavily towards punch and power rather than a refined signature.
Actually I was thinking of overhauling my system about 2, 3 years down the road. I will be changing everything, from my receiver to speakers. That is why I am hesitant t to buy a new one now.  The 607 was serving me nicely, and I am satisfied with it (although that is probably because I have never heard the newer gear these few years, and the improvements in sound quality they offer.)

2) I'm not sure about that, but then again I googled them and they have been around for several years. People have posted positive experiences on them, but I haven't seen a negative experience. I think if they can be around for several years, they must be pretty good at what they do. I did contact Hwee Seng, the official Onkyo distro in SG, but they told me repairs will be around $200-300+ (not exceeding $400). Compared to $80, pretty no brainer.

3) This is the part I'm unsure of. The ProCinema 600 isn't exactly high end speakers, and I would just be wasting my money on the 646 if my speakers can't bring out the quality.

Taxi fare-wise, since Adelphi and SLS aren't exactly far from each other, I'm not worried about that. :)

Thanks for the advise guys, greatly valued and appreciated. I'm leaning towards repairing the 607, but would love to hear more inputs. :D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: m0j0_vin on January 19, 2016, 22:55
If purchasing the 646 will not prohibit your ability to overhaul your system 2-3 years from now and if the cost is not a big issue then you should go for it.  The 2 year warranty on the new unit should keep you worry free till your next upgrade and you'll be up to date with the current technologies.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: khlim_77 on February 20, 2016, 23:23
I am keen to look for 5507 or 3008 in good condition, who ever want to let go please let me know
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: kkylp on March 06, 2016, 12:25
Hi guys,

I need help and advice with my Onkyo TX-SR875 AVR.
Was watching bluray movie with 5.1 configuration when I noticed no sound coming from the center channel and the Subwoofer. I performed a test tone and there is no sound coming from the center speaker and subwoofer. Front LR and Surround LR are OK.  I switched the AVR off for 30 mins and powered on again. Did a test tone and initially there are signals coming from all 5.1 channels but after a couple of minutes same problem persisted. ( no sound from center speaker and subwoofer ). Checked center speaker and subwoofer connections and all are in order. Front LR, center and surround LR are all driven by the AVR.

This AVR has been serving me well over the last 6-7 years though it is grossly under-utilized. Could there be problem with the internal circuit board or power supply issue?
Would appreciate advice and help from all the bros and gurus out there. Would like to get the AVR repaired and hope it will not cost a bomb. Where can I send the AVR for diagnosis and repair? Alternatively, can any bros recommend a reliable technician? Please PM me if it's not convenient to post here.

All tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on March 06, 2016, 14:30
Hi guys,

I need help and advice with my Onkyo TX-SR875 AVR.
Was watching bluray movie with 5.1 configuration when I noticed no sound coming from the center channel and the Subwoofer. I performed a test tone and there is no sound coming from the center speaker and subwoofer. Front LR and Surround LR are OK.  I switched the AVR off for 30 mins and powered on again. Did a test tone and initially there are signals coming from all 5.1 channels but after a couple of minutes same problem persisted. ( no sound from center speaker and subwoofer ). Checked center speaker and subwoofer connections and all are in order. Front LR, center and surround LR are all driven by the AVR.

This AVR has been serving me well over the last 6-7 years though it is grossly under-utilized. Could there be problem with the internal circuit board or power supply issue?
Would appreciate advice and help from all the bros and gurus out there. Would like to get the AVR repaired and hope it will not cost a bomb. Where can I send the AVR for diagnosis and repair? Alternatively, can any bros recommend a reliable technician? Please PM me if it's not convenient to post here.

All tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

I used this AVR before.
875 is great AVR bro... it is damn heavy and HOT but we can enjoy its power and dynamic !

You can try your luck by resetting it or firmware update... otherwise you may need to send to Hwee Seng
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: kkylp on March 06, 2016, 17:06
I used this AVR before.
875 is great AVR bro... it is damn heavy and HOT but we can enjoy its power and dynamic !

You can try your luck by resetting it or firmware update... otherwise you may need to send to Hwee Seng



I had done a reset but to no avail. The current firmware on the unit is 1.07/08223A. Not sure if it's up to date. How do I perform a firmware update ? Or perhaps it's better to sent the unit to Hwee Seng. Any idea what's the estimated cost to check, repair and do a firmware update at Hwee Seng?

Thanks
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on March 06, 2016, 21:10

I had done a reset but to no avail. The current firmware on the unit is 1.07/08223A. Not sure if it's up to date. How do I perform a firmware update ? Or perhaps it's better to sent the unit to Hwee Seng. Any idea what's the estimated cost to check, repair and do a firmware update at Hwee Seng?

Thanks

ONKYO website will be a right place to find out whether you are using the latest firmware.

Onkyo doesn't encourage to use wireless connection (coz not stable)... They encouraged user to use cable connection or download to your thumb drive then follow
this video clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfJEw-VlpWY

Read manual book.... Perhaps you may give a Call to Hwee Seng for advise....
 ;D



Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: kkylp on March 08, 2016, 00:33
ONKYO website will be a right place to find out whether you are using the latest firmware.

Onkyo doesn't encourage to use wireless connection (coz not stable)... They encouraged user to use cable connection or download to your thumb drive then follow
this video clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfJEw-VlpWY

Read manual book.... Perhaps you may give a Call to Hwee Seng for advise....
 ;D






Thanks for your help bro..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 24, 2016, 09:50
two new models jus released from onkyo.

TX-NR656 and TX-NR555.
they have an enhanced version of AccuEQ in them.

sadly, still no news of a flagship model yet.
and the DTS-X firmware still hasn't been rolled out yet too.... :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on March 24, 2016, 14:32
The TX-NR656 spec look much better than TX-NR646....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: khlim_77 on March 26, 2016, 21:49
Is that worth to take the 929 brand new in offer prices  $1300 inc gst or get a latest 656 model ? I am running on 5.1 only
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 26, 2016, 23:01
get the 656...
its got the much better AKM Dac...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: synthesis on March 27, 2016, 00:08
The amp section of 929 should be superior compared to lower series 656. How much is the 656? For the same price I would go for 929. Hey I'm still using old 717 for 5.1 setup.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 27, 2016, 00:16
u gotta listen to the difference in this AKM chip...
my previous 3030, which i sold away, didn't have this chip..
now the tz-r900 that i have, has this AKM chip, n i can clearly say u must have this AKM chip bro.
its a night n day difference in dark n silent background.
if u got extra cash, go for the higher range for extra power to push. otherwise, this 656 will suffice.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: htng on March 27, 2016, 01:24
So what is the benefit of this chip?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 27, 2016, 01:39
if u got chance to visit shops to find out (A/B test), u will be amazed at how different it feels.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: htng on March 27, 2016, 09:01
Music or home theatre?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 27, 2016, 09:40
Try both... N hear the difference.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: khlim_77 on March 27, 2016, 19:35
Try both... N hear the difference.


Thanks for the information, mind to give us a comparison from 3030 to z900,
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 27, 2016, 19:47
Uh..... Bro... Thats y I say u have to go listen to both if u have the chance..
I have..
N i am impressed with the new AKM chip.
U gotta try.. Go listen n u hear it for yourself.
If not impressed, u can always get the older series.
Choice is up to u....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 30, 2016, 19:06
two new models out again...
Mid-Range still!!!!
damn....
1) TX-RZ710
2) TX-RZ810

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 30, 2016, 19:08
http://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/av_components/av_receivers/index.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: kimurastanley on March 30, 2016, 19:09
Haha, bro. You are stucked  again
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 30, 2016, 19:11
onkyo management really dunno what they doing man...
whats with the release of so many new low to mid range within a short timespan for???
weird chaps....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 30, 2016, 19:12
they must have lost their Marble's!
 ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 30, 2016, 19:18
DTS-X Firmware only will be released for Onkyo AVR's this summer.
URL Attached below...

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/whats_new/2016_0302.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 30, 2016, 19:22
2016/03/28 ONKYO EXPANDS POWERFUL RZ SERIES

Today Onkyo announces three new 7.2 channel network receivers for its advanced Onkyo RZ Series geared towards the custom installation market and discerning audiophile. Available in April, the TX-RZ810, TX-RZ710 and the TX-RZ610 AV network receivers reflect the superb craftsmanship and commitment to quality that have been the hallmark of Onkyo products. Later this year, Onkyo will unveil details for its advanced 9.2 and 11.2 channel RZ series offerings, including the 9.2 channel TX-RZ1100 network receiver, the 11.2 channel TX-RZ3100 network receiver and 11.2 channel PR-RZ5100 network pre-processor.

Built with custom integration in mind, each Onkyo RZ Series receiver contains features to make installation and integration with control systems easy. Connectivity options include RS-232, IR and 12v triggers as well as PC setup, detachable power cables and optional rack kits, simplifying installation. The RZ Series will be backed by a three-year warranty and feature priority customer support.

TX-RZ810 (MSRP $1,299) & TX-RZ710 (MSRP $999)

These two stunning receivers are THX® Select2™ Plus-certified for theater grade performance and are ready to decode Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™☆ surround formats for a captivating home theater experience.

Both feature Dynamic Audio Amplification with massive high-output transformers, upgraded and customized capacitors, and Onkyo's premium amp circuitry to deliver high-current power with the TX-RZ810 delivering 130W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC) while the TX-RZ710 brings 110W/ch (8 ohms). The TX-RZ810 also benefits from separate analog amplification and digital processing blocks as well as solid copper bus bars that limit interference and patented Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC™) on all channels for noiseless digital to analog conversion.

Video connectivity for these receivers is outstanding with eight HDMI® inputs and two outputs—one for the main display and one for Zone 2 HDMI—allowing two 4K/60 Hz video (supporting High Dynamic Range, 4:4:4 color space, and HDCP 2.2) sources to be viewed in two rooms.

Both receivers can distribute entertainment across the home with FireConnect™ powered by Blackfire® wireless technology which mirrors analog and digital audio on a compatible wireless speaker®. Dedicated Powered Zone 2A/2B speaker outputs with Zone 2 DAC (NET, SPDIF, HDMI), Zone 2 pre/line-outs enhance multi-room capabilities, while the TX-RZ810's Zone 3 pre/line-outs and 7.2 multichannel pre-outs add flexibility for audiophiles looking to customize their A/V setup further.

TX-RZ610 (MSRP $799)

The entry model to Onkyo's premium RZ series, the TX-RZ610 is a 7.2-channel network A/V receiver that delivers 100 W/ch (8 ohms). Manufactured with top-quality components, including massive power transformer, custom-spec capacitors, and discrete non-phase-shift amp circuitry, this high-current design enables full-spectrum reproduction down to 5 Hz while improving control of speaker drivers for dynamic, sound.

The unit also features rigid insulator feet to dampen vibration-borne interference, while the 384 kHz/32-bit DAC from AKM pairs with VLSC™ technology to eliminate digital noise from audio signals. HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI® inputs are ready for 60 Hz UltraHD video including High Dynamic Range and 4:4:4 color space. Finally, the Zone 2 DAC takes network and digital sources to dedicated powered Zone 2 speakers.

All three receivers benefit from the company's new AccuReflex technology—part of its AccuEQ room calibration suite— that ensures that stereo and object-based surround-sound formats are reproduced with striking clarity. The technology adjusts the phase of sound bounced off the ceiling by up-firing speakers so that it syncs perfectly with sound from the other speakers to create a more accurate Dolby Atmos experience. Together with AccuEQ to eliminate standing waves, surround-sound is precisely balanced for supreme clarity.

As well as being ready for 4k UltraHD movies, users can stream almost any audio content from mobile devices and laptops via AirPlay, Google Cast™☆, or Bluetooth to these receivers and share it wirelessly via FireConnect or to other wired zones to enjoy content such as podcasts, Spotify, TIDAL☆, and Hi-Res Audio, or the traditional sounds of FM/AM radio, cassette, and vinyl records.

The TX-RZ810, TX-RZ710 and TX-RZ610 will be available in April. For more information about Onkyo's RZ Series, please visit http://rzseries.onkyousa.com.



☆Note: Support for DTS:X™, Google Cast™, Tidal™ and FireConnect™ will be enabled on these receivers following firmware updates currently scheduled for summer 2016. FireConnect™ is a technology developed by Blackfire Research. Multi-room audio enabled by this technology requires an optional Onkyo wireless speaker scheduled for release in summer 2016. Onkyo cannot guarantee the compatibility of its A/V receivers with other devices featuring FireConnect™. Please consult the Onkyo website for further announcements regarding these technologies.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 30, 2016, 19:24
when n where is my elusive TX-RZ3100??????
QUICK ONKYO!!!!
i dont wanna wait any longer!!
hehehehe!!!!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: tane0019 on March 30, 2016, 20:36
2016/03/28 ONKYO EXPANDS POWERFUL RZ SERIES.

.............. Later this year, Onkyo will unveil details for its advanced 9.2 and 11.2 channel RZ series offerings, including the 9.2 channel TX-RZ1100 network receiver, the 11.2 channel TX-RZ3100 network receiver and 11.2 channel PR-RZ5100 network pre-processor.

...............
.....

Never mentioned when later ???  Maybe Sept/Oct or Nov/Dec period  ???
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: badbad2000 on March 31, 2016, 07:28
Is coming better don't not coming... Lol
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: deepakvali on March 31, 2016, 13:37
two new models out again...
Mid-Range still!!!!
damn....
1) TX-RZ710
2) TX-RZ810

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

I guess these low/mid range models are what helps them gain market share and margins. The higher models sell few. Sit on other side of fence, you will probably understand but I do sit on your side of fence haha
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on April 12, 2016, 10:51
hope the new Onkyo top range uses this chip!!!

The AK4497 is a new generation premium 32-bit DAC based on AKM’s VELVET SOUND architecture that has been widely adopted by well-established high-end audio companies. High signal to noise performance is achieved by improving VELVET SOUND technology by supporting a larger current drive capability. The performance of an audio DAC using switched capacitor is expanded to the limit with the AK4497. In addition, AKM has developed an original process that has greatly improved low noise performance and electric margin for audio devices, increasing data amount and enhancing original acoustic sound that can be found in the sound strength.


● Dynamic Sound Playback with Large Amount of Playback Information: VELVET SOUND architecture is improved
 Not only circuit designing but also the LSI manufacturing process was newly developed at AKM exclusively for AKM’s audio devices.  The AK4497 is the first device to utilize this process in AKMs foundry. 32-bit processing is integrated for the IRD (Impulse Response Designed) Filter, reproducing a detailed and natural signal wave. A low-dispersion short delay filter was newly added to the other five filters found in our previous generation device. So, six different digital filter types are selectable according to the user audio and system preferences.

● AKM’s Best Performance D/A Converter
 Low-distortion technology achieves industry’s best performance of -116dB THD+N DAC with 128dB S/N characteristic. The AK4497 has the best performance among AKM’s D/A converters. In addition, OSRD (Over Sampling Ratio Doubler) technology greatly reduces out of band noise.

● Supporting High Resolution Data
 The first in the industry, a 22.4MHz DSD input is supported. The digital input supports up to 768 kHz PCM and 22.4 MHz DSD (Direct Stream Digital), recreating high-resolution sound that is as close as possible to the original acoustic source.

● Application
 High-end Audio, Professional Audio, AV Receivers, CD/SACD Players, Network Audio, USB DAC’s
 AK4497EQ Premium DAC VERITA AK4497EQ
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on April 17, 2016, 11:08
i really hope the top range onkyo's will be released in 2 months time...
if not i will be without a avr again...
pls onkyo, release your dragon soon!!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Yubaba on April 17, 2016, 12:33
Onkyo, please do not give us the HDMI Board issue, lol
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on April 17, 2016, 12:44
Hehehe!!! U mean got hdmi board issue or dont have hdmi board issue?
The engrish too powerful for me leh!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: planet on May 20, 2016, 12:50
What is the MSRP for  TX-RZ810? Thanks.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Yubaba on May 20, 2016, 13:23
over $2300
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on May 20, 2016, 17:54
I was told by AA at SLS that onkyo will release 9.2 channels AVR in this Aug.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: planet on May 20, 2016, 18:19
over $2300
Very expensive.  USA only USD 1299.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Yubaba on May 20, 2016, 18:28
That why i go for Denon x4200w
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on June 15, 2016, 09:03
Onkyo has released a firmware update for selected models on June 14th 2016..
for my TX-RZ900 i have updated it via network.
total process took 8mins.
sadly, the update does not have the DTSX firmware in it...
Damn.... when is onkyo gonna release the DTSX firmware..... :'(
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on June 15, 2016, 09:04
http://www.intl.onkyo.com/support/firmware/index.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on June 15, 2016, 11:12
oh yes, for anyone wanting to update your sets,(even via usb)
please don't do it when a thunderstorm is on the way!!
because if the electricity is interuppted during the update, u will brick your set.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on June 15, 2016, 11:15
best part is, when i was typing the above post, my house electricity tripped!!!!
very nearby lightning jus tripped everything!
lucky i did my update hours before!!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: demogoblin on June 24, 2016, 16:33
Hi all any advantages upgrading from a tx-nr646 to a tx-rz900? I am using it mainly for movie watching and some concert watching

Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: sje4182 on June 24, 2016, 17:02
Hi all any advantages upgrading from a tx-nr646 to a tx-rz900? I am using it mainly for movie watching and some concert watching

Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk

For me its not worth it. U gain pre-outs and i guess if u like the new design. Unless its the pre-outs that u want.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on June 24, 2016, 17:16
u can read up on differences in the onkyo website.
many components changes n power supplies in them are different.
guess it's all up to u if u need the difference.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: sje4182 on June 28, 2016, 11:57
u can read up on differences in the onkyo website.
many components changes n power supplies in them are different.
guess it's all up to u if u need the difference.

Or if you can hear the difference which is apparently dependant on your age haha.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: lordlonewolf on July 18, 2016, 22:05
Typo error or impending release of its Flagship receiver ?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/TX-RZ1100/116286374

http://www.walmart.com/ip/TX-RZ3100/136374089
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on July 24, 2016, 15:41
DTSX firmware release will be on Aug 31 2016.

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/whats_new/2016_0701.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on July 24, 2016, 15:52
DTSX firmware release will be on Aug 31 2016.

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/whats_new/2016_0701.html

Finally....it's about damn time!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on July 24, 2016, 15:54
yeah man.....
been waiting n waiting.....n waiting...........waiting......
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on July 24, 2016, 15:56
5 weeks to go, till Aug 31st 2016....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: htng on July 31, 2016, 11:06
Waiting for DTS:X firmware release! 5 more weeks
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: deepakvali on July 31, 2016, 12:09
Crap, the model I have is not included.  ???
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: lordlonewolf on August 14, 2016, 12:35
http://www.es.onkyo.com/es/articulo/onkyo-introduces-next-wave-of-advanced-home-theater-products-from-its-custom-rz-series-132905.html

Onkyo Introduces Next Wave of Advanced Home Theater Products from its Custom RZ Series

11.2-Channel PR-RZ5100 Network A/V Controller, 11.2-Channel TX-RZ3100 Network A/V Receiver, and 9.2-Channel TX-RZ1100 Network A/V Receiver Unlock the Ultimate in Object-Based Surround-Sound
 
Driven by 70 years of home audio innovation and design, Onkyo has unveiled details of a second wave of products from its premier RZ Series, including two top-of-the-line A/V receivers: the THX® Select2™ Plus-certified 11.2-channel TX-RZ3100 Network A/V Receiver and the 9.2-channel TX-RZ1100 Network A/V Receiver, along with a flagship THX® Ultra2™ Plus-certified 11.2-channel PR-RZ5100 Network A/V Controller, all three of which are scheduled for release next month.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 19, 2016, 06:47
the latest units are reflected in the asia website now!!!
N they are using a combination of AKM 4490, 4458, n 4388 DAC's
Pure 200Watts Class D amplification for all channels.

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/av_components/av_receivers/tx-rz3100/index.html

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 19, 2016, 07:14
pretty disappointed that onkyo didn't implement the AKM AK4497 Dac's...
(they stopped short n using only the AK4490.....)
that would be the icing on the cake, for the long wait for the top model.
sad.....
 :'(
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 19, 2016, 07:32
Now also comes the issue of when it will be released here in sg...
Gotta get in touch with Alpha Audio...
I wonder how much it's gonna be too...
I would like to get the rz3100...
Then my rz900 can be relegated to my bedroom setup, if I can't sell it...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on August 19, 2016, 10:22
pretty disappointed that onkyo didn't implement the AKM AK4497 Dac's...
(they stopped short n using only the AK4490.....)
that would be the icing on the cake, for the long wait for the top model.
sad.....
 :'(

Aiyoh... I am disappointed too.
Onkyo flagship is also using AccuEQ, bye bye to Audyssey (XT32).
Hiaz   :-\

I wonder, who will be a winner (vote) here in Spore between AccuEQ vs Audyssey-XT32 ?

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: tane0019 on August 19, 2016, 10:42
Might not be that bad - if the AccuEQ has improved to really EQ-ing all channels & subs.

Not necessary Audyseey XT32 is the best HT EQ-ing around. 



Did it mentioned class D amp for all channels ?  Didn't seem to read it.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 19, 2016, 10:50
from the webpage...see the pic, u can tell its class D.
since onkyo has bought over pioneer, they now doing class d like pioneer..
but sadly, pioneer will suffer as a 2nd fiddle to onkyo now.
pioneer flagship can never better onkyo flagship..(due to onkyo buying it over)
it makes no sense for onkyo to do this, but it can be seen blatantly..

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 19, 2016, 10:51
Introducing Onkyo High-Current Digital Amplification
The TX-RZ3100 combines high-current driving architecture with sophisticated digital amplification and filtering technology. Noise-reduction hardware including a new custom low-hum transformer delivers fast dynamics, thrilling power, and stunningly precise detail resolution. Painstakingly tuned for velvet-smooth and emotionally evocative audio reproduction, Onkyo High-Current Digital is where power meets control.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 19, 2016, 10:54
audessy is nothing great bro...(a gimmick)
accu eq is also jus a gimmick...
jus don't depend on it 100%...

do the manual DB level test for all channels n u will be fine..
n reposition to your own liking.
u own your ht..
do as u please.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: tane0019 on August 19, 2016, 11:12
Now have to see how much Onkyo new AVRs cost - hopefully not as much as X7200WA.
RZ3100 is 11 channels
RZ1100 is 9 channels
X7200WA is also 9 channels

NOTE: will there be a RZ5100 ??
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 19, 2016, 11:14
to prove the point on onkyo making sure that pioneer will play 2nd fiddle...

look at the 2 DAP's (digital audio players) recently launched by onkyo n pioneer..
the onkyo model has all the bells n whistles... but look at the pioneer, n u will see its a watered down version...

really can't understand y they doing this...
sad day's for pioneer fanboys....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 19, 2016, 11:17
yes, there is a pr-rz5100..
its a XLR based processor... 11.2 pre out channels too...
no internal amps built in...
all the bells n whistles without any power...
u add on the power amps to run it.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on August 19, 2016, 11:24
audessy is nothing great bro...(a gimmick)
accu eq is also jus a gimmick...
jus don't depend on it 100%...

do the manual DB level test for all channels n u will be fine..

n reposition to your own liking.
u own your ht..
do as u please.

I agreed that audio EQ'ing (regardless of the make and version - be it Audyssey, AccuEQ, YPAO or MCACC) incorporated inside the AVR is NOT a panacea to all "audio/room ailments" in a typical home setting but it is by no means a "gimmick" imo, especially if we learn the correct steps prior to any kind of EQ calibration. For starters, no amount of EQ/calibration can improve an ill-positioned speakers or subwoofer(s). Right from the start, one should make an effort to ensure optimal placement of the speakers and subwoofers. Only then, EQ/calibration can work to its fullest potential.

During all my Audyssey Calibration workshops, I have emphasized time and again to members that Audyssey calibration does not and should never be the very FIRST STEP in your calibrating your HT setup. The MOST important step is to get your speaker positioning and subwoofer(s) placement right first (as best as you could whilst contending with other external elements like space constraints, furnishings & fixtures, walls and WAF) before you even start reaching for the Audyssey mic and rush into things. This is WHY many failed to get good results in calibration regardless whether you use Audyssey, AccuEQ, YPAO or MCACC.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 19, 2016, 11:38
thks Des, me jus being old skool...
i jus let whatever eq'ing system run...
then i jus do my own old skool, DB level management..
then reposition whatever i feel needs repositioning...
then repeat steps again..
no particular order or fashion i follow..
jus do until i feel thats wat my ears wanna feel.
i tend to do many rounds of manual DB level checks though.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: wizardofoz on August 19, 2016, 12:23
unfortunately many HT setups will be severely restricted by WAF for placement of speakers and subs. 
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jdc115 on August 19, 2016, 12:25
Having seen Cash's setup, his wife deserve an award.  He certainly should never change
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 19, 2016, 12:28
having said about WAF factor....
it doesn't come into play for my set up...
the only irritant factor that comes into play for my setup is the neighbours living under my unit...
so now, my 2 subs can't even perform to real theatre standards because of them...
 ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 19, 2016, 12:35
let whatever eq'ing do its job for crossover settings...(i.e., different speaker makes, etc)
the rest of it, do ur manual DB level settings...
placement of speaker u want, then has to be approved by Wife Acceptance Factor..
redo everything again...
redo until shiok!!
then sit back n enjoy your ht experience to wat your ears feel like it wants to feel.
don't imitate wat others have...
u will never achieve it..
jus be happy u have a cinema system that will keep u happy. (n WAF approved too!!)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 19, 2016, 12:43
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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 19, 2016, 12:44
if your WAF approves all of these, then jus gr888!!
go ahead n do it with her blessings!!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: wizardofoz on August 19, 2016, 18:31
CASH... you need a mancave dude....


I have to keep my lounge area fairly WAF friendly but the mancave is my sanctuary for now....but I fear that might get taken over a bit for my fifes office ... which is ok with me but I need to clear the cave...first to go might be a couple of old Onkyo AVR's I think, just to keep things on topic :P
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 19, 2016, 18:40
Yeah man.... I do need a man cave...
But can't as all my rooms r taken up,!!
2 kids.
So 2 rooms gone...
So the hall is my man cave..
My wife doesn't invite her friends over, as I guess they can never appreciate the ht scene...
It's pretty much jus me inviting xtremeplace bros over to share in my old skool setup..
I believe the woman side can never understand wat I try to achieve wit my ht..
Hehehehe!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: yanwei on August 21, 2016, 03:45
Cash, your place is the most inspiring ht setup I've been to.
Luckily for me, my wife also is ok with me making our bedroom my man cave also. Lol.
You should see it one day. All the speakers and rack arrangement sure make other woman headache. Once the atmos upgrade is available for xmc-1, I'm gonna add another 2 more ceiling speakers in the bedroom. Hehe.

Keeping on topic, I recently acquired a new to me onkyo 818 for the living room to replace a failing umc-1. The hdmi switching is fast and no heat issues. Except the internal power amps seem very weak compared to using xpa-5 and xmc-1 together. Wonder if anyone wants to let go of their xpa5?  ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 22, 2016, 04:57
Thks for the encouragement bro...
Cheers!!
Always open house season at my place..
20 or 30 bros can be at my place anytime...
Let's jus smoke n drink n be merry!!
N smoking is allowed indoors even when the air conditioning is switched on!!
 ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: mutant on August 22, 2016, 23:35
I have only seen CASH setup from outside his door. It looks very exciting. Hope to hear it once in the future.  ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 31, 2016, 08:05
today is Aug the 31st.
still early in the day I guess..
nothing showing up in the onkyo websites about the DTSX firmware update..
maybe they will be releasing it in the US website first (if its US website, then the update will arrive for Asian users tomoro, since US is a day earlier)
hope they release it soon...
been a year of waiting for this update for the 2015 models...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 31, 2016, 16:39
the price in $USD is out in the onkyo usa website!!
n it definitely does not look good for the wallets!!!
Damn!!!!

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 31, 2016, 16:39
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/cashkey/IMG_20160831_162915.jpg) (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/cashkey/media/IMG_20160831_162915.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 31, 2016, 16:40
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/cashkey/IMG_20160831_163430.jpg) (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/cashkey/media/IMG_20160831_163430.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 31, 2016, 17:57
the updates are here!!!!
 ;)
updating my rz900 now via net.
started at 5.46pm.
still going through the process of updating.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 31, 2016, 17:59
the rz900 picked up the update via net.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 31, 2016, 18:06
5.46pm start update.
6.06pm finish update.
 ;) ;D :D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 31, 2016, 18:09
once the update is finished, it will say "Completed" on the unit itself.
don't touch the remote or the unit!!!
jus leave the AVR to shutdown itself. (within 3 minutes, it will shut itself down, by itself)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 31, 2016, 18:50
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/cashkey/IMG20160831184814.jpg) (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/cashkey/media/IMG20160831184814.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 31, 2016, 18:51
at last!!
DTS X shows up on my onkyo!!
yahoo!!!
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 31, 2016, 18:56
anyway, after the update, i did a total master reset n set it all up again.
this choice is totally up to u, as it only says to redo Accu eq only..
i prefer to start all over again..
thats jus me!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 31, 2016, 18:58
now its time for beer at my fav kopitiam!!
enjoy the update guys!
cheers! signing out!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 31, 2016, 22:15
no one out here updated their Avr's??
very quiet leh... like hungry ghost festival...
i can't be be the only one with a upgradable avr?
cmon, fellow onkyo user's...
give us a shout out....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Matahari on August 31, 2016, 22:27
Newbie question,  can the dtsx upmix a normal 2 channel source like dolby surround or thx surround?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 31, 2016, 22:31
dunno yet bro...
this dtsx thingy is new to all onkyo owners...
only released today a few hours ago..
maybe the denon n marantz guys can answer that better since they had the update very very much earlier..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 31, 2016, 23:06
the firmware update does not show up in the asia website anyway...
in the Europe website, it is available as a usb download.
i jus used my onkyo rz900 internal update via air net to sense it..
n it did n updated itself.
attached below is the europe url to the update if u want it in a thumb drive.
for the rz900!! not the rz800!!
but both look similar...

http://www.uk.onkyo.com/en/downloads-390.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Otihc Nev on September 01, 2016, 07:34
Updated my rz800 last night via usb. It took 20 minutes. Did the accueq again then tested dts:x clips. It worked well with the avr now showing dts:x and the indicator light up.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 01, 2016, 07:40
that's great!!
at last a user has reported back on the success of the firmware update!!
thks bro!
 ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on September 01, 2016, 12:38
that's great!!
at last a user has reported back on the success of the firmware update!!
thks bro!
 ;)

I heard that DTS:X still has problems.
But would it be hardware related for current Denon and Marantz models?

if Onkyo can release the Rz3100 with DTS:X pre-loaded/update then perhaps Onkyo could 'handle' hardware/design issue nicely.


http://www.cnet.com/news/pioneer-electronics-onkyo-combine-to-keep-pace-with-competition/

C'mon Onkyo!!........bring out the new kings!...
Been waiting for so long... I am going nuts......need more coffee! (sorry no for beer)
 :(

Or 3030 will get DTS:X update but not sure whether will 'inherit' hardware problem too
 ???
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Matahari on September 01, 2016, 15:11
Done the download and upgrade on my rz900. WOW what a difference. Tested the movie 'The Island' 2005 the highway scene and also Need For Speed Koenigsegg Agera R Race sounds awesome to the MAX. What a BEAST. DTS Neural : X
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 01, 2016, 17:18
bro Whitesox, the Onkyo 3030 can't be updated to DTS:X...
it stays at only Dolby Atmos.
i don't think onkyo gonna do anything about updating the 3030.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 23, 2016, 18:31
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w33/cashkey/IMG_20160831_162915.jpg) (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/cashkey/media/IMG_20160831_162915.jpg.html)

okie guys, the info is out!!!
Onkyo RZ3100 will be in shops next week!
price is SGD$3300.
u can see n touch n feel it at Alpha Audio next week.
price wise its pretty good, compared to what the price is in U.S.A...USD$3199....
Yippee!!!!!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Matahari on September 25, 2016, 00:01
Feel like its time to put my RZ900 for SALE. Tempted to go for the flagship TX RZ3100 equiped with 11.2 channel.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 25, 2016, 00:30
thats great bro!
since my rz900 is still around, it will be relocated to my bedroom setup.
will be getting the rz3100 for hall duties.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 25, 2016, 13:30
in a few days time, i will let u guys know when, n the pricing of the RZ5100...
hold on tight guys!!
 ;) :D ;D
like i have always stated, i will release price for all to see..
its a open forum.
no secrets to hide!
hehehehe!!!
wonder y some members in xtremeplace still worry about releasing prices of products.
u can u know.
its allowed!
trust me on this!
 :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Matahari on September 25, 2016, 23:51
Already put up for sale my RZ900 and standing by for UPGRADE to RZ3100.
  ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 26, 2016, 02:20
i beat your price by a $1 less!!!
hehehehe!!!!!
 ;) ;) ;) ;) :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 26, 2016, 15:34
the price for the Onkyo PR-RZ5100 Pre-amp, is
SGD$2899.
u can touch, feel, n experience it at Alpha Audio!!!
Cheers guys!!!
 ;D :D ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: joagib on September 26, 2016, 17:39
i beat your price by a $1 less!!!
hehehehe!!!!!
 ;) ;) ;) ;) :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Aiyo... so fierce in your sales marketing,someone post a price,you indicate priced $1 lower...serious bo?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 26, 2016, 17:54
How r u my sifu?
Long time no hear..
Hehehehe!!
U know me.. always having fun..
 ;D
R u back in sg?
Long time u haven't come my place to enjoy the smoking sessions!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 26, 2016, 17:58
Everyone here in xtremeplace talk about eq settings via paper..
U jus use your ear n feel to calibrate..
I love that style bro..
No white paper needed for your golden ears!!
My one n only sifu....
Champs to the max!!
 :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 28, 2016, 10:51
for ease, i shall post the price in one post.

1) RZ900 - $1999
2) RZ1100 - $2799 (not many being ordered in, so price is on high side)
2) RZ3100 - $3300
3) RZ5100 - $2899 (this is the Pre-amp version, no amps inside)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on September 28, 2016, 15:14
Aiyo... so fierce in your sales marketing,someone post a price,you indicate priced $1 lower...serious bo?

Ya lor....
but equivalent to 9850 Rupiah hor.. still a lot ler...haa..haa
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 28, 2016, 17:05
stocks are in, as of 4pm today!!! (28th Sep 2016)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ckt on September 28, 2016, 18:10
collecting RZ5100 this Friday from alpha audio.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on September 28, 2016, 20:20
collecting RZ5100 this Friday from alpha audio.

wah... so fast... bravo.. !
Open house to enjoy your new toy bro..?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 29, 2016, 08:24
anyway, bros that are buying the new onkyo's,
jus for info, there is a firmware update for them...
it was released on 08th Sep 2016..
so pls do update your sets.
cheers!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 29, 2016, 08:25
http://www.intl.onkyo.com/support/firmware/index.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ckt on September 29, 2016, 11:55
wah... so fast... bravo.. !
Open house to enjoy your new toy bro..?
anytime....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 29, 2016, 20:02
will update the firmware 1st, (08th Sep 2016 Firmware)
then do setup tomorrow morning....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 29, 2016, 20:23
Can't see well at nite..
Dun wanna "Poke" in wrong hole!!
HAHAHAHA!!!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on September 29, 2016, 21:28
Can't see well at nite..
Dun wanna "Poke" in wrong hole!!
HAHAHAHA!!!!

Walau... damn.. it is really spreading heavy poison. Sui ler !
u are hebat lar bro... 
I can help u to poke those holes.. haa..haa..
Open house  soon huh? Can register my name bro.. just want to feel its "punch n kick"
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ralfale on September 29, 2016, 21:42
Really poisonous!!! Makes my 5508 feels like a dinosaur !
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Matahari on September 29, 2016, 22:05
Wah Bro,  you super fast. Now can see the RZ 900 stacked below the RZ3100. Count me in on your next sharing session. My block 223 only stone throw away from yours.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 29, 2016, 22:46
Wah!!
So near ah!!!
Tomorrow open house!!
Me still on leave till 01st Oct 2016!!
Hehehehe!!!
Now at kopitiam still having my beers!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 29, 2016, 22:50
The rz900 will be put in my bedroom...
Jus for 2 channel playback..
Till someone buys it... Hehehe!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 30, 2016, 07:49
morning guys!
jus finished the firmware update via internet.
it say on the screen that it will take 30mins for the update..
but it actually only took 2mins in total for my set to be updated.
i used the Lan cable(1GBps internet connection), not wireless option.
started at 7.27am, n finished it at 7.29am.
then i did a total master reset.(A bad habit of mine!!) u actually don't need to do this!!
now comes the hooking n cabling session!!
gonna take my time to do it, with regular smoke breaks.
hehehehehe!!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 30, 2016, 12:43
all done up!! "7.2.8" setup.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
at last....
AccuEQ has been revamped..
it took about 8-10mins to finish up...(so many different kinds of tonal freq sounds!!)
it does standing wave eq too...( i really don't know what in the hell is that, but it did it!)
it gives u 3 different scenarios (3 different standing wave to choose from.)
in the settings, "Phase Matching Bass" is gone...
no more of that setting anywhere to be seen.
sound quality wise...Hmmmmm....
very "Pioneer" is wat i can say..
its all Class D amp's in it..
n onkyo has taken over pioneer, so i guess they mash it up together...
it definitely can push my Usher speakers..
200watts of pure class d amplification...per channel..(i believe the power transformer is no more torrodial in design, it looks to me like a r-core?? i dunno... must wait for internet pics of it opened up)
my "8" daisy chained ceiling speakers rang out clear n precise too..( no problems handling them 8 speakers up there!!)
overall rating out of 5, i will give this new onkyo a 3.8 out of 5

my rz900 with Class AB amps, i would give it a 4.2 out 5...
so here is my take on this new line that onkyo has come out with.
cheers guys!!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on September 30, 2016, 13:29
all done up!! "7.2.8" setup.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

........................
sound quality wise...Hmmmmm....
very "Pioneer" is wat i can say..
its all Class D amp's in it..
n onkyo has taken over pioneer, so i guess they mash it up together...
it definitely can push my Usher speakers..
200watts of pure class d amplification...per channel..(i believe the power transformer is no more torrodial in design, it looks to me like a r-core?? i dunno... must wait for internet pics of it opened up)
my "8" daisy chained ceiling speakers rang out clear n precise too..( no problems handling them 8 speakers up there!!)
overall rating out of 5, i will give this new onkyo a 3.8 out of 5

my rz900 with Class AB amps, i would give it a 4.2 out 5...
so here is my take on this new line that onkyo has come out with.
cheers guys!!!

Oh no....
I used to Onkyo's style that's why I feel Pioneer LX-89 sounded flat to my ears.
What will be your rating when compare with your previous 3030? didn't you miss its capabilities?
 :-\
Seems RZ3100 is 'good looking" AVR which adopted from Pioneer but  giving up signature of ONKYO which is "power/dynamic"
 :'(
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 30, 2016, 13:41
the rz900 still has the onkyo signature sound...
it will be the last in line with latest codec to do so..
the onkyo sound signature survives only with the rz900...

if u google search the latest top range pioneer lx901 n compare pics of the internals with the latest top range onkyo rz3100, they are basically identical!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 30, 2016, 13:46
the 3030 is a dead n gone avr for me as it can never be updated to the latest audio codecs...
only Atmos... no DTSX...
so i won't compare it at all, if u ask me..
dead n buried in my eyes..
only can compare the rz900 vs the rz3100...
mid-range vs top-range...
unfair i know, but not much choice left.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 30, 2016, 13:48
if the 3030 were to be able to update with DTSX too,
it would whip the ass of the current flagship rz3100...
i know, as i have been through all of them top range onkyos....
onkyo fan boy to the core...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 30, 2016, 14:37
my personal ratings....

NR3030 (4.7 out of 5) this rating could have gone higher if DTSX was included in the AVR.
RZ900   (4.2 out of 5)
RZ3100 (3.8 out of 5)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 30, 2016, 15:36
oh yes!!!
i didn't realise that i have updated to the latest firmware issued yesterday!!
((29th Sep 2016)) n not the ((08th Sep 2016))
anyway, the firmwares are inclusive of the older one's
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 30, 2016, 20:23
Bro Matahari, u free tomorrow morning about 10.30am?
u wanna come n listen to the rz3100?
u staying 13 blocks away from me...
 :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Matahari on September 30, 2016, 20:43
Bro Cash thanks for the invite...itching and waiting patiently for that. Will sms or whatsapp you at about 10am.Cheers bro.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 30, 2016, 20:55
cool..
hopefully u can come over..
then u can also give your honest impression on the new direction that onkyo is unfolding now..
since both of us have the rz900's....
Cash - 96660233
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: spells on September 30, 2016, 21:18
since both of you have rz900, maybe can try stacking hahahahha
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 30, 2016, 21:32
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 30, 2016, 22:47
So far I know 3 bro's have bought the rz5100....
Anyone else bought the rz3100 yet?
If u have one, pls do put in your rating pls..
On a scale of 5...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 01, 2016, 11:21
bro Matahari jus left my place...
will wait for his review n grading of the rz3100..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Matahari on October 01, 2016, 11:54
Thanks bro Cash. Truly awesome set up. Height/ceiling speakers are the way to go. And the HSU subwoofers really made all the difference. TRUE IMMERSIVE and ATMOS at its BEST. My take on the RZ3100 that it 'LOST' some of the Onkyo signature theatrical sound and FEEL. Although the RZ900 is a mid-range I find it more suitable for CINEMA use and has that edge over the RZ3100. Well this is just my honest opinion. The RZ3100 sounded more like a musical amp. I give it a 3.7 out of 5
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 01, 2016, 12:00
glad you came by to enjoy the demo...
but really sad days ahead for the New Onkyo Branding...

my rating was 3.8 out of 5
Matahari  was 3.7 out of 5
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Jag on October 01, 2016, 12:39
Can try Yamaha.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 01, 2016, 12:42
no more upgrades for me...
only 1year 3months left before i make the move to japan..
so this will be my last Onkyo purchase...
thks for the heads up on yamaha though..
cheers bro jag.
 :D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ckt on October 01, 2016, 13:23
5100 processor in the house.
(https://scontent-sin6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14468360_873048862795568_1051888994298467890_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-sin6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14495258_871761666257621_3110605030353505121_n.jpg?oh=485516aef3b68b7bf5f2f11027e2b01d&oe=587A2F5C)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 01, 2016, 13:27
nice bro...
congrats!!!
all hooked up oredi?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ckt on October 01, 2016, 14:07
yep, all hooked up.  The sound is natural clear and detailed, atmos ceiling seems more detailed and clear compared to my previous 5530, I believe all this due to the AKM dac
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 01, 2016, 14:23
thats great bro.
cheers!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on October 03, 2016, 10:47
glad you came by to enjoy the demo...
but really sad days ahead for the New Onkyo Branding...

my rating was 3.8 out of 5
Matahari  was 3.7 out of 5

Walau.. this kind of low rating for flagship model... did you regret purchase them bro?
These two opinions are enough whether deter many loyal Onkyo fans including myself to keep a distance from Onkyo AVR for now....
I will be missing ONKYO signature sounds...  :'(

Anyway, I do appreciate for your honest opinions. Thx
 ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jdc115 on October 03, 2016, 11:45
Cash, aren't you mostly using external power amps anyway and bypassing the internal Onkyo amps?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 03, 2016, 11:55
Local SGD$$$
1) RZ1100 - SGD$2799 (not many being ordered in, so price is on high side)
2) RZ3100 - SGD$3300
3) RZ5100 - SGD$2899 (this is the Pre-amp version, no amps inside)

USD$$$
1) RZ1100 - USD$2199
2) RZ3100 - USD$3199
3) RZ5100 - USD$2399

bro, my opinion is a very honest personal opinion..
the rating given by me, takes into account that Onkyo has overpriced its flagship model too...
if this RZ3100 was priced SGD$1000 less, the ratings would go up.
3.8 rating is actually on the high side....
if i were to get a RZ1100 instead, i would say the ratings would go up significantly!! (say 4.3)
because the American pricing for the RZ1100 is USD$1000 less! ( the RZ1100 is "EXACTLY" the same as the RZ3100, jus 2 internal amps short!! 9.2 vs 11.2 )
sadly the local pricing for the RZ1100 is very very high!! ( so the rating from me for the RZ1100 would drop to 3.5 based on super high local pricing for the rz1100! )
so it would make sence to get the RZ3100 instead...( 2 more amps internally )

Rating of anything less than 2.9 out of 5, would mean it was in deep troubled waters...
3.8 is jus short of 1.2 to achieve perfection.
overall, the onkyo sound signature of old, has given way to one which is very controlled now. a mixed bag of pioneer and denon is what i can hear now..
i have heard the denon 7200 before at my house when i had the multi sub, auro vs atmos, shootout done by our local expert bro Peng ( EconAV)
that time i had the onkyo 3030 vs the denon 7200...
so i know what i heard..
onkyo of old, is known for its raw power push..in the face kind of power...
denon was more of a classical power push.. intricate details...fine hairline power details..
if u read Bro CKT's short review of the Onkyo pre 5100, he also mentions pin point accuracy for the ceiling speakers...
i hear that too in my 3100...plus the four surrounds at ear level.
for me, that brought me back to the denon 7200 prowess..

now for the new rz3100, the front 3 speakers L,C,R channels have been watered down quite a lot...( No more oomph ) (pin point accuracy is there, but no oomph )
might be due to bad implementation of the newest AKM DAC chips used...great for surrounds n overheads, but not for the important front three..
so overall, bro Whitesox, the 3.8 is not really that bad...
jus be prepared for a mixed bag of sound signatures u have never experienced before in the onkyo's.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 03, 2016, 11:59
Cash, aren't you mostly using external power amps anyway and bypassing the internal Onkyo amps?

i have retired my Rotel RMB-1512, 12 Channel power amp. ( too many cables to hook up n messy!! Hehehehe!!! ) (sitting pretty with no power cable attached to it)
thats y i put it up for sale too!
Hehehehe!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jdc115 on October 03, 2016, 12:09
Hard to track your ever changing system;)  The Onkyo has enough internal amps for you?  I didn't check the specs but thought most only had 9 amps so you would need an external amp to get to 11
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 03, 2016, 12:15
the RZ3100 has 11 amps built in bro....
just like the old NR3030..same same!!

the RZ1100 has 9 amps built in, so u need a stereo amp to power up via pre-outs on the RZ1100 for the extra 2 surround speakers if u have them..

RZ3100 n RZ1100 is identical. jus 11 channel vs 9 channel.. (everything else is the same!!)
both have 11 pre-outs for external power amps if u choose to.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: cleadett on October 05, 2016, 09:30
Hi,
I just realised there is latest firmware update available from ONKYO-website for my ONKYO 5010.
After downloaded it to my thumb-drive (via USB), I noticed there is only one ZIP file.

Do I need to un-zip it first before I plug in to my AVR ?
or
No need to un-zip... ONKYO 5010 will be smart enough to 'un-zip' while updating the firmware.

Seeking for your advise. Thanks
 :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ralfale on October 05, 2016, 10:39
Usually for firmware update there should be a pdf instruction that comes with it. Have you checked that?

From my experiences I think you need to unzip before putting the file on thumb drive.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 05, 2016, 10:44
u must unzip it.
and don't copy the actual .zip file into the usb thumb drive!!
copy everything after extraction, (except the .zip file) into the thumb drive.
if possible, pls make sure there are no other (your own files) files in that particular thumb drive too
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 05, 2016, 10:47
pdf instructions attached below...
click on the link.
then read page 3 of pdf.

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/support/firmware/pdf/SN29401357_FWU_12_ONK_En_120619_web.pdf
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: cleadett on October 05, 2016, 11:19
u must unzip it.
and don't copy the actual .zip file into the usb thumb drive!!
copy everything after extraction, (except the .zip file) into the thumb drive.
if possible, pls make sure there are no other (your own files) files in that particular thumb drive too
pdf instructions attached below...
click on the link.
then read page 3 of pdf.

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/support/firmware/pdf/SN29401357_FWU_12_ONK_En_120619_web.pdf

Thanks bro...  you are ONKYO expert !  ;)
Cheers :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 06, 2016, 15:16
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on October 18, 2016, 11:22
anymore review on the RZ3100...
feel like changing my old NR1009 and try out out the 11.2ch power.....

 
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 18, 2016, 12:01
U can come my place to listen to it. The rz3100...
11.2.8 channels hooked up..
I will be free tomorrow, Wednesday, till Saturday..
Currently overseas now.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Jag on October 18, 2016, 20:32
Anyone can pop by my place this coming Sat or Sunday. 

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: cleadett on October 18, 2016, 20:48
Anyone can pop by my place this coming Sat or Sunday.

May I know what AVR are you using and also where is your place?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Jag on October 18, 2016, 21:47
I'm at Punggol. Denon 7200
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: WGS on October 26, 2016, 22:28
5100 processor in the house.
(https://scontent-sin6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14468360_873048862795568_1051888994298467890_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-sin6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14495258_871761666257621_3110605030353505121_n.jpg?oh=485516aef3b68b7bf5f2f11027e2b01d&oe=587A2F5C)

I like ONKYO too! It will be your best buy!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Infestedfred on November 12, 2016, 22:55
Anyone has any idea, how much is RZ900 selling at Alpha Audio now?

How many years warranty by agent?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on November 13, 2016, 04:18
another round of firmware updates for the Onkyo's..
released on 10th Nov 2016..
click the link below to see if your model has an update..
cheers!

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/support/firmware/index.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on November 13, 2016, 04:42
Wow!!
The update must really be a small update for my rz3100..
It only took a total of 2minutes to fully update, via internet.
Hmmmm....
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: demogoblin on November 14, 2016, 22:08
Just upgraded 646 to 900. Sound really improved

Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on November 15, 2016, 04:41
Just upgraded 646 to 900. Sound really improved

Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk



yup, sound definitely improve...
but alas, that is the last onkyo avr (RZ900) that retains the onkyo sound signature that all onkyo fanboys have lived with n loved over the years...
do treasure that last piece of history...
Onkyo is Pioneer now!!
or shall i say, Pioneer is Onkyo now!!
or whatever..
new series released is a total departure in their sound signature delivery..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: demogoblin on November 15, 2016, 08:58
yup, sound definitely improve...
but alas, that is the last onkyo avr (RZ900) that retains the onkyo sound signature that all onkyo fanboys have lived with n loved over the years...
do treasure that last piece of history...
Onkyo is Pioneer now!!
or shall i say, Pioneer is Onkyo now!!
or whatever..
new series released is a total departure in their sound signature delivery..
Yes bro the power,  aggression with finesse... I treasure this one

Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: demogoblin on November 16, 2016, 08:32
Just wondering. Any of you bros use alternative power cables for your AVR?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: mutant on November 16, 2016, 09:00
Just wondering. Any of you bros use alternative power cables for your AVR?

I use those value for $; Belden (forgot the numbering) with those MK red plugs ~$31 only.
But not sure got diff or not.  ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Colgate on November 16, 2016, 09:26
Just wondering. Any of you bros use alternative power cables for your AVR?

A-ha...if you do believe good power cord will affect the SQ/PQ then get good one.
You can consider Harmonic Technology power cords
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: demogoblin on November 16, 2016, 09:34
A-ha...if you do believe good power cord will affect the SQ/PQ then get good one.
You can consider Harmonic Technology power cords

Thanks Bro Colgate. But must be value for money for me also :p Cannot have cord cost more than AVR hehehe :p
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Colgate on November 16, 2016, 10:53
Thanks Bro Colgate. But must be value for money for me also :p Cannot have cord cost more than AVR hehehe :p

True...true
I heard... audiophile say spend 20% from your gadget...
if your AVR cost you $2500 then you can spend $500 (max) for your cables...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: planet on November 23, 2016, 14:31
Is the RZ810 or RZ710 still has the onkyo signature sound.... I am thinking of upgrading my almost 5 years old Onkyo Avr. But I like the old onkyo signature sound and is sweet to me. ;D
What is the street price for RZ810 and RZ710?  Only RZ810 come with pre-out can connect to power amp? Thanks.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: whitesox on November 23, 2016, 17:07
Is the RZ810 or RZ710 still has the onkyo signature sound.... I am thinking of upgrading my almost 5 years old Onkyo Avr. But I like the old onkyo signature sound and is sweet to me. ;D
What is the street price for RZ810 and RZ710?  Only RZ810 come with pre-out can connect to power amp? Thanks.

What model is your current model?

Onkyo gave birth to RZ after merging with Pioneer.
Instead of making better AVR, end up RZ sounds like Pioneer (I also heard Pioneer flagship) ... and no more Audyssey XT32

my personal ratings....

NR3030 (4.7 out of 5) this rating could have gone higher if DTSX was included in the AVR.
RZ900   (4.2 out of 5)
RZ3100 (3.8 out of 5)

Onkyo flagship from RZ family (RZ3100) seems under perform compare to older flagship from NR family 3010, 5010 - (top gun models with XT32)
and 3030 - (Atmos with AccuEQ)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Takeshi18 on November 23, 2016, 18:24
Anyone has any idea, how much is RZ900 selling at Alpha Audio now?

How many years warranty by agent?
$1999 as of end oct period.
1yr local agent warranty.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: demogoblin on November 27, 2016, 23:16
Just wondering any of you bros here ever used external power amps with your RZ-900?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on November 28, 2016, 06:10
I did...
I used my ROTEL 12channel Poweramp for it..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: demogoblin on November 28, 2016, 08:46
Thanks bro. Will it kill the onkyo sound?

Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on November 28, 2016, 09:47
Nope
It's gives refined power which is much more quieter..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: demogoblin on November 28, 2016, 13:08
Nope
It's gives refined power which is much more quieter..


Ic thanks CASH
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: WGS on December 07, 2016, 19:01
Just upgraded 646 to 900. Sound really improved

Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk

I upgraded too! So glad it improves the sound  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rock123 on December 10, 2016, 22:07
Looking for an entry level 5.1.2 Onkyo Dolby atmos receiver.
Anybody can recommend which new model and estimated pricing?
thanks so much.:)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rock123 on December 11, 2016, 13:35
Looking for an entry level 5.1.2 Onkyo Dolby atmos receiver.
Anybody can recommend which new model and estimated pricing?
thanks so much.:)


Looking for an entry level 5.1.2 Onkyo Dolby atmos receiver.
Anybody can recommend which new model and estimated pricing?
thanks so much.:)

646 at $750 now?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: denon2311 on December 12, 2016, 08:46
Hi Bros

My 2.5yrs Onkyo NR828 just went to protection mode after I didnt use it for 3 months. So I went to Alpha yesterday and got a another Onkyo RZ-800 from David. The prices were very crazy attractive at less than $1299 and RZ900 for less than $1960.

Before purchased I went to AV 1, Denon X2300W entry level were selling like $13xx but the dark sales guy seem dont like to play demo video to local and perfer AngMo. Interesting to me that there is no place to see Marantz SR6011 demo at level 1 but only sales pushing Denon X2300W entry unit and refuse to demo it to local and what the waste !

So guys consider setting up a entry AVR model why not getting a Onkyo RZ-800 with 7.1 preouts instead. I think the stocks for RZ800/900 are running low so dont wait further. Please note that I dont sell Onkyo or Alpha but just want to share my experience
   

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Knight_Rider on December 12, 2016, 10:06
https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-reset-onkyo-protect-mode
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: MrJ on December 12, 2016, 10:12
Hi Bros

My 2.5yrs Onkyo NR828 just went to protection mode after I didnt use it for 3 months. So I went to Alpha yesterday and got a another Onkyo RZ-800 from David. The prices were very crazy attractive at less than $1299 and RZ900 for less than $1960.

Before purchased I went to AV 1, Denon X2300W entry level were selling like $13xx but the dark sales guy seem dont like to play demo video to local and perfer AngMo. Interesting to me that there is no place to see Marantz SR6011 demo at level 1 but only sales pushing Denon X2300W entry unit and refuse to demo it to local and what the waste !

So guys consider setting up a entry AVR model why not getting a Onkyo RZ-800 with 7.1 preouts instead. I think the stocks for RZ800/900 are running low so dont wait further. Please note that I dont sell Onkyo or Alpha but just want to share my experience
 

strange. I reckon x2300 should be in the 8xx - 7xx range
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: denon2311 on December 12, 2016, 10:23
strange. I reckon x2300 should be in the 8xx - 7xx range
Was told by AV1.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: denon2311 on December 12, 2016, 12:12
https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-reset-onkyo-protect-mode
Thanks Knight I have already done reset , the NR828 will turn on for 10mins then turn off after protection mode trigger
Maybe will send to service if i have the time or sell away?
The RZ-800 is good compare it my previous
Any bro using dolby enable speaker ?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: treesmaker on December 12, 2016, 19:04
I just bought the Onkyo 656 for only 699/- from Alpha, Sim Lim today. I wanted the get Denon X3300, but the cost was $1060/- and the X2330 was in the $800/- category. I guess Denon is pricing themselves themselves out.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: denon2311 on December 12, 2016, 19:23
I just bought the Onkyo 656 for only 699/- from Alpha, Sim Lim today. I wanted the get Denon X3300, but the cost was $1060/- and the X2330 was in the $800/- category. I guess Denon is pricing themselves themselves out.
Great and enjoy it !
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rock123 on December 12, 2016, 20:35
I just bought the Onkyo 656 for only 699/- from Alpha, Sim Lim today. I wanted the get Denon X3300, but the cost was $1060/- and the X2330 was in the $800/- category. I guess Denon is pricing themselves themselves out.

wow great price! yah it seem like 656 mode - alpha got a good pricing ! :)

Now thinking to get 656 or 747- $100 difference. :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rock123 on December 12, 2016, 20:38
Happen to see this multiple Zone- is there anybody who tried to setup this? for Zone 2 line-out really need a pre-amp in another room as quoted specs seem from a website:

f you need to setup multiple audio zones in your house, the Onkyo TX-NR656 supports up to 2 zones. If you have a pre-amp in another room you can use the zone 2 line-out to send audio into another room and still get 7 channel goodness in the main room. If you need to power a set of stereo speakers in the 2nd room you can do that as well. The only caveat is that you’ll be limited to only 5 channel playback in the main room.

Many thanks!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: MrJ on December 13, 2016, 11:43
I just bought the Onkyo 656 for only 699/- from Alpha, Sim Lim today. I wanted the get Denon X3300, but the cost was $1060/- and the X2330 was in the $800/- category. I guess Denon is pricing themselves themselves out.

hows AccuEq working for you ?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: denon2311 on December 13, 2016, 12:37
hows AccuEq working for you ?
Hi
I havent do calibration w/ mic yet but I have done manual adjustment on all speakers dist n spl level.  Sound great ,sweet and clean .
Do update to latest f/w b4 calibration!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: denon2311 on December 14, 2016, 12:29
hows AccuEq working for you ?
Hi
Just done AccuEQ calibration with 5.1.2 setup with HT preout to amp . The Distance measurement were correct except crossover setting require to set. The bass setting was set to +3 by acccueq which is very high so setting to +1 instead before my neighbors knocking at my door

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on February 24, 2017, 14:35
New Firmware updates out!!
its not listed in the asia website yet..
only the American website has it..
so I downloaded it from American website into USB and updated my RZ3100..
all works fine, no problems...
took a total of 7 mins to update, cheers!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: demogoblin on February 24, 2017, 15:41
New Firmware updates out!!
its not listed in the asia website yet..
only the American website has it..
so I downloaded it from American website into USB and updated my RZ3100..
all works fine, no problems...
took a total of 7 mins to update, cheers!!

Any improvements? Lazy to do the speaker setup again :p
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on February 24, 2017, 16:21
Dunno leh....
I also did a "Master Reset" too..( Habit!! )
but as always, if got new firmware I always redo AccuEQ again...
 ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: listemusic on April 07, 2017, 09:32
Onkyo New models coming soon.....
TX-NR474, TX-NR575 and TX-NR676.....

Think i will be a good time to grab the current models soon....
since new model is coming.....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on April 30, 2017, 18:12
new firmware updates available for many onkyo models.
date listed for the updates is 25th Apr 2017.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rock123 on September 01, 2017, 00:13
Just flashed my RZ-800 via USB. :)

New firmwares out Onkyo Receiver owners :)

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/support/firmware/index.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 01, 2017, 09:06
thks for the heads bro..
i just did the update for my 3100. (115MB size)
took a total of 10mins for the whole update process via direct internet.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 01, 2017, 09:21
this update enables "DTS PLAY-FI" in the selected receivers.
the link below gives the details.

http://www.onkyo.com/whats_new/2017_0801.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rock123 on September 01, 2017, 10:10
thks for the heads bro..
i just did the update for my 3100. (115MB size)
took a total of 10mins for the whole update process via direct internet.
You are fast man!)) Yah onkyo mentioned 31 aug 17 firmware launch dates.) 35mb took me 20mins updated. ))

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rock123 on September 09, 2017, 18:10
woW bro haha u rely an ONKYO Fan sia...
sold your 3030 and funded in another Onkyo Loll..
POWER CHIO 820 sia... $1999 right :) lol ,o SQ solid right - i heard it's Class D Amps now. :)

noticed your Onkyo TX-RZ820 speakers connection panel is in the middle now compared to my rz-800

Onkyo for HT no horse run!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rock123 on September 09, 2017, 18:12
wonder how u going use both these : "Dolby Vision"

n "HDR"!! :))
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 09, 2017, 18:18
yup, onkyo nowadays all class D...
so my hall setup i am still using my TX-RZ3100...
for my small bedroom, its a TX-RZ820...
my bedroom got a Samsung 49" UHD TV.
so once the firmware is out for "Dolby Vision", i believe i can use it for my TV n Xbox One S
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rock123 on September 09, 2017, 18:19
look gorgeous bro!

Believe RZ-820 runs 5.2.2 or 7.2 in MAX at 1 time
Wonder wat configuration\speaker u use in bedroom Lol :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rock123 on September 09, 2017, 18:20
1 note behind did i see wrongly - made in japan or germany lol...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 09, 2017, 18:25
my bedroom setup is jus a very basic 3.2
Front Left, Front Right, Center, n Two Passive 10" JL Audio Car Subwoofer's..
no Atmos ceiling speakers in my room.
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: finclk on September 12, 2017, 16:13
How much would the rz820 cost currently?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 12, 2017, 16:43
within the range of $1600 to $1500....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Chowbotak on October 26, 2017, 14:14
Looking to replace my aging 905. Am thinking of getting the TZ810. Does it still have tat old Onkyo house sound? I see most of the amps are black nowadays. Are silver finish ones available locally?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Muncher on October 26, 2017, 16:31
Looking to replace my aging 905. Am thinking of getting the TZ810. Does it still have tat old Onkyo house sound? I see most of the amps are black nowadays. Are silver finish ones available locally?

I don’t know about the old Onkyo sound but I got the TZ820 (replacement for 810).  I had a Denon prior to this but to me Onkyo is more gutsy.  I recall they have silver for the 820 as well
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Chowbotak on October 26, 2017, 19:48
I don’t know about the old Onkyo sound but I got the TZ820 (replacement for 810).  I had a Denon prior to this but to me Onkyo is more gutsy.  I recall they have silver for the 820 as well

Thanks bro. I hope to get a silver set. Not sure if I shd go for the 820. My setup is only 5.1 and my only requirement is that it supports 4k video
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 27, 2017, 00:54
RZ920 is out already... if u check the american onkyo website..(hasn't been released in asian market yet)
so don't buy the RZ820..
wait for the 920.. its a 9.2 channel avr compared to the 820, which is 7.2...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 27, 2017, 01:02
https://www.onkyousa.com/Products/model.php?m=TX-RZ920&class=Receiver&source=prodClass
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Muncher on October 27, 2017, 01:26
RZ920 is out already... if u check the american onkyo website..(hasn't been released in asian market yet)
so don't buy the RZ820..
wait for the 920.. its a 9.2 channel avr compared to the 820, which is 7.2...

Yep I would also go for the 920 if I could have waited.  Seems the US$ list price difference is only US$200 difference.  Wonder how much it will cost here and how
Long it will reach here
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Chowbotak on October 27, 2017, 07:30
No users of 810 here?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Chowbotak on October 31, 2017, 17:58
Just got info that the agent is not bringing in silver finish 820. Shitty man  :(
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on November 28, 2017, 17:26
lots of onkyo Avr's have a new firmware update.
even the old 3030/5530 model has a new firmware update!! (the last update was 2 years ago!!)
but this updates cannot be done via internet.
u have to download it to a usb thumdrive then load it to the AVR.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: alexneock on November 29, 2017, 10:21
Anyone have the price for NR575 at alpha or other shops?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: konstrain on December 01, 2017, 01:03
Hi guys! I’m sorry if this isn’t allowed, but I’m currently using the onkyo 606 with Jamo floorstanding speakers and rear bookshelf speakers for quite sometime now. I’m about to move house soon and have upgraded the tv to lg oled.

What are my options if I want to upgrade the receiver while maintaining my speakers, amp on the new tv? I’m also looking to add 2 atmos reflecting speakers.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Muncher on December 01, 2017, 08:41
Many of the Onkyo AVR now supports Atmos.  So you have many options.  Sorry not sure what is your specific question
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: konstrain on December 01, 2017, 10:53
hi Muncher, thanks for the reply.
to be very honest, i'm not sure myself. initially, i was set to upgrade to another midrange set like the 676. then i saw there are others like 720, 820.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Muncher on December 01, 2017, 11:37
Go have a test.  I have not tested the 676 but it does look good value to me. 
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: reno77 on December 18, 2017, 18:25
I just got a 575 from Alpha, they are having a promo for it  at $642.
Currently making do with cheap 5.1s from a old Hitachi HTS,
Looking for a Pioneer SP-C22 and BS-22As

Edit: Got some focal sibs from carousell, enjoying them :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on December 21, 2017, 05:35
Firmware Updates for "2016 AVR Model's (Dolby Vision Passthrough) is released!!"
Dated on Dec 18th 2017.
Updates must strictly be done via "USB" thumb drives only!! (cannot be done via internet!!)

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/support/firmware/index.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on December 21, 2017, 06:53
oh yes, i forgot to add, the time taken for the usb update was a total of only 6 minutes for my RZ-3100.
cheers!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on January 09, 2018, 15:55
https://www.lazada.sg/onkyo/?electronics-specialist

http://www.lazada.sg/shop/alpha-audio-pte-ltd?sort=popularity&page=1

Having a good promotion on the ONKYO TX-NR676.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rock123 on January 10, 2018, 18:26
https://www.lazada.sg/onkyo/?electronics-specialist

http://www.lazada.sg/shop/alpha-audio-pte-ltd?sort=popularity&page=1

Having a good promotion on the ONKYO TX-NR676.
Saw RZ-920 9.2 @website. On sale retail? Thanks.

Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on January 11, 2018, 02:02
Go for it if the price is good...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ronildoq on January 31, 2018, 22:58
those using RZ5100 might want to upgrade their firmware to this, vide USB

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/support/firmware/pr-rz5100.html

supports flareconnect, something i dont use. But more importantly, FIXED the issue of CEC communication with ARC between TV and AVR. Dolby Atmos now able to pass through vide Netflix! Problem lies all along with Onkyo

Latest Firmware Number (16 digits):2109-4000-4050-0008
As of 31 January 2018
Adds support of external audio inputs* for "FlareConnect".
*For detail about external audio inputs, please refer to the link below.
http://www.onkyo.com/flareconnect/
Minor bug fixes and improvements stability.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: audiokit on February 05, 2018, 14:42
https://www.lazada.sg/onkyo/?electronics-specialist

http://www.lazada.sg/shop/alpha-audio-pte-ltd?sort=popularity&page=1

Having a good promotion on the ONKYO TX-NR676.

The promotion looks good.

May I ask...

How is ONKYO TX-NR676 compared to DENON AVR-X2400H?

Thanks.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on February 05, 2018, 22:54
Never own Denon or Onkyo AV Receiver , so no comment but now is looking at the TX-RZ720.

https://www.lazada.sg/onkyo-tx-rz720-88119751.html?spm=a2o42.searchlist.list.33.6f55bd92tYVyx6
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Chowbotak on February 06, 2018, 10:08
I imported an silver finish Onkyo 820 from Germany bcos I couldn't find one in sg. Sounds as gutsy as my old 905 and quite a lot more cleaner sounding.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Muncher on February 06, 2018, 11:08
I imported an silver finish Onkyo 820 from Germany bcos I couldn't find one in sg. Sounds as gutsy as my old 905 and quite a lot more cleaner sounding.

Totally agree as I own the RZ820 as well.  The large high cap transformer used really gives the transient and visceral impact for movies.  Not sure if the RZ720 offers it but do give it a listen

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rock123 on March 04, 2018, 15:29
Did any onkyo flagship or past rz8xx\9xx series owner notice the

AccuEQ calibration is so much accurate for the latest series now compared to the classic old rz8xx\9xx series?

Coming from
rz-800
Tx-NR676E

and now RZ-3100
(the AccuEQ calibrated all the distance so much accurate now as previously my rz-800 all wrong
big variation distance sia.. )

cheers
Title: Budget beginners... Mai Tio SMOKE!!!
Post by: YANG on March 16, 2018, 12:38
From far look almost the same...
HT-R395 from Onkyo HTiB HTS-3800
(https://d1ova16yly6r23.cloudfront.net/media/catalog/product/h/t/ht-s3800__2_result.jpg)
(currently lowest package in market, $700 @ AudioHouse)

Separate gear TX-SR373
(https://sklep.rms.pl/img/product_media/24001-25000/TX_SR373_B_Rear.jpg)
(buy from Harvey Norman, together with ONKYO speaker pkg @ $750)

...look closer, you see very little difference!
$50 difference gets u a SubWoofer preout!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on March 18, 2018, 00:26
(https://fthmb.tqn.com/IxfUGYUblwG9SIEIc-AyM3vzuTg=/800x617/filters:no_upscale()/onkyo-HT-S3800-HT-R395-front-rear-571e8fef3df78c5640848f5d.jpg)
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/home-theatre-audiophiles-13/cheap-avr-package-%7C-onkyo-hts-3800-below-%24799-good-brief-history-about-thx-avr-5793302.html

And the HTS3800 just made another contended happy chap!
Too bad... he may have paid $50 more ex than what AudioHouse offered, or could have paid $50 more for the TX-SR373 with Sub preout, and powered Sub from HarveyNorman.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on March 18, 2018, 18:32
Was quite tempted to hoot this...
https://www.courts.com.sg/onkyo-tx-nr474-5-2ch-av-receiver-ip124767
...when i was @ AudioHouse earlier. Pricing too good to miss especially $3++ lower than Courts as well as free gift inclusive... ...
However when i look closely @ the back panel picture printed on the price phamplet... Something wrong ley!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 18, 2018, 18:42
don't understand what u saying..
 ???
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on March 18, 2018, 18:52
According to official specs, this receiver can do Atmos. But the price phamplet clearly shows 5 channel connection only? Where's the other 2 for overhead surround?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 18, 2018, 18:56
it does Atmos.

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/av_components/av_receivers/tx-nr474/index.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 18, 2018, 18:57
anyway, new model 686 is out already.
latest addition..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 18, 2018, 19:01
oh yah!! the 474 does a 3.1 configuration..
u either choose surrounds or height..
funny how they decided on this kind of configuration..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on March 19, 2018, 01:47
Model 676 drop to S$700 in Lazada.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on March 19, 2018, 02:32
anyway, new model 686 is out already.
latest addition...
Well... a season/quarter is going to pass off soon... time to release 2018 model...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on March 19, 2018, 02:36
oh yah!! the 474 does a 3.1 configuration..
u either choose surrounds or height..
funny how they decided on this kind of configuration..
(http://exceptional-av.co.uk/media/catalog/product/4/7/474-rear.jpg)
only with a clearer back panel pic... then i can understand!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Ong Lai on March 19, 2018, 12:04
Hello everyone, am new here so hope to get valuable advice. I have TX-SR608 that seems to be failing unsure of the issue. Where should I seek help? Is it under the Faq section?

Anyways, due to the issue with my 608, I have thought of replacing it. Looking at options like Denon, Onkyo and maybe Yamaha. I see Denon receivers are pretty expensive though. So far I narrowed down for Onkyo sets which are TX-NR575E and 676E. I did some scouting around so I got the price of 676E as $700 which is also mention earlier by another senior here. I got quoted by Alpha Audio for 676E with $680. I also learn from this seller that TX-NR686 will be release in May at $1.3K. Is it wise to get the 676E now? So far I viewed on Onkyo Webpage as well as youtube, I notice the only differences are THX-certifications and Google assistant. If not wrong, for google assistant can be applied to 676E with firmware update, not sure for THX though.

Previously I bought my 608 which was also $680 and it was like 7years ago from AV One. I not sure how long do I have to wait for 686 to drop its value. Onkyo seems to replace every line-up every year so the value do drop very fast. But if I would like to 686 at good price, means I have to wait too... Hence, I like to get some advice from you guys though. Thanks alot!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on March 19, 2018, 12:10
get the 676E... no need 686.. unless u need google assitant.
if u wait n wait... new models come out every 6-8months..
the waiting game never ends...
$680 quoted by Alpha Audio is a good price for the 676E.
unless u want it cheaper, then u gotta get 2nd hand set.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on March 19, 2018, 12:34
...I have TX-SR608 that seems to be failing unsure of the issue...So far I narrowed down for Onkyo sets which are TX-NR575E and 676E. I did some scouting around so I got the price of 676E as $700 which is also mention earlier by another senior here. I got quoted by Alpha Audio for 676E with $680. I also learn from this seller that TX-NR686 will be release in May at $1.3K. Is it wise to get the 676E now? So far I viewed on Onkyo Webpage as well as youtube, I notice the only differences are THX-certifications and Google assistant. If not wrong, for google assistant can be applied to 676E with firmware update, not sure for THX though.

Previously I bought my 608 which was also $680 and it was like 7years ago from AV One. I not sure how long do I have to wait for 686 to drop its value. Onkyo seems to replace every line-up every year so the value do drop very fast. But if I would like to 686 at good price, means I have to wait too... Hence, I like to get some advice from you guys though. Thanks alot!
Electronic gears built after 2010 can "dong" for more than 7yrs consider sibeh ehhsai liaoz!

Anyway, looking into the model numbers by ONKYO, it's not that hard to determine that every "financial year" will have new series come out. Differences could be minimal, likely to be major improvements and features in leap of 2 or 3yrs period. Now the 676 goes under $700, is expected... to pave way for new series. However, what are the improvements, you need to look into details whether it's worth the extra dollars to be paid. 686 will eventually drop, but when it drops to your budget comfortable level, 696 is perhaps coming soon then...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Ong Lai on March 19, 2018, 13:16
Thank you to the 2 seniors for your replies! I think its very true to what you have mentioned. Personally, I feel that AV technology also seems to hit to a certain stop point with the current DTS MA or Dolby TrueHD. Atmos and DTS X are good to have too but to me it seems not many people adopting these new stuffs. Most people also stick 5.1 which is already very good. I agree and feel the same with your advices. The waiting game will never stop. Apart from Google assistant, does the THX Certification affects me? Honestly even my 608 does have THX but I mostly use the original audio source such as DTS MA or TrueHD.  THX seems to do some mixing to the sound though. I may be wrong on this so I prefer to hear your advice. Thanks!

Sorry, I would still like to ask about 608 issue haha. Just want to learn what's wrong with and maybe some of you may have experience the same. Is it ok to post here or in the FAQ for home theater thread? TIA!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on March 19, 2018, 14:02
Thank you to the 2 seniors for your replies!...
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6NviseveF5E/UPqN-4kgGzI/AAAAAAAACPw/s0_9iZJy-lE/s1600/IMG_4247.JPG)
mai la... I jiak buey kee...  ;D
Abang CASH is the real laojiao here... having played with numbers of gears in his profile!
I'm new to ONKYO actually, still on the hunt for good priced and built one to replace my now antique Philips AVR... that's why i had been studying on the difference on different series.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: haman on March 25, 2018, 12:17
Hi guys, I have a TX-SR507 for last 8 years, with 5.1 Def Tech 600 speakers and a Velodyne CHT-8 subwoofer. I had just changed out my Panny plasma for a Panny 4K OLED. I also have a Xbox One S, and a normal Panny Blu-ray player(8 years old). I realized my current SR507 cannot support 4K especially for my Xbox thru pass through. If I direct plug HDMI to TV from Xbox, I can get 4K. And since Xbox is also a UHD Blu ray player, I was thinking to use that to play back my 1080P collection n no need to buy a new Blu-ray player for now. I have MIO and Starhub, and a 10Moons media player. Can you suggest options for my usage? What is recommended for me with a budget of less than 700? I supposed need to get a new AVR for my needs? Thanks.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: haman on March 26, 2018, 14:01
Hi guys, after reading some of the articles, I believe, a new AVR should be purchased to take in the new standards (4K, ATMOS, DTS X etc) available. We lived in a 4 room HDB. Currently in my living room setup, I have my 2 rear speakers on the ceiling pointing slight 45 degrees downwards to my MLP although MLP is against the wall leaving only maybe 15cm of clearance. My understanding for ATMOS is to have at least 2 speakers in the Top Middle (slight forward facing downwards MLP) in a 5.1.2 config. My front 3 speakers are on the TV console table, TV is wall mounted and around 2.8m away from MLP. Do you think I can get away with this arrangement (5.1 or 3.1.2) and have an ATMOS experience? Let me know if this is not correct thread to post and I should start a new thread. Thanks.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on April 05, 2018, 01:29
From far look almost the same...
HT-R395 from Onkyo HTiB HTS-3800
(https://www.artencraft.be/images/photolib/2258357.jpg)
(currently lowest package in market, $700 @ AudioHouse)

Separate gear TX-SR373
(http://onkyo-ua.com/wa-data/public/shop/products/26/03/326/images/2231/2231.970x0.jpg)
(buy from Harvey Norman, together with ONKYO speaker pkg @ $750)

...look closer, you see very little difference!
$50 difference gets u a SubWoofer preout!
On the front, it appears no difference from 373
(https://www.audioholics.com/av-receiver-reviews/tx-sr383-receiver/image)
Yr'18 model gets a clearer amplification treatment on the side surr channel? So the improvement is... 7.2 now?
(https://cdn.stereo.vn/uploads/2018/03/Onkyo_TX-NR383_(3).jpg)
https://www.audioholics.com/av-receiver-reviews/tx-sr383-receiver
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on April 06, 2018, 10:03
Firmware updates released on 04th April 2018...

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/support/firmware/index.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rock123 on April 06, 2018, 20:38
Firmware updates released on 04th April 2018...

http://www.intl.onkyo.com/support/firmware/index.html

any SQ difference after firmware update for RZ-3100?
thanks so m
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on April 17, 2018, 14:26
1st unboxing and demo of ONKYO TXNR-686
http://www.youtube.com/v/X0GGPlMyYsw&fs=1
...in cantonese, by HK reviewer. List @ HKD$5000... aga aga...SGD900? Or SGD800?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: synthesis on April 17, 2018, 15:03
...in cantonese, by HK reviewer. List @ HKD$5000... aga aga...SGD900? Or SGD800?

Was it $800 during the Hwee Seng sale?
Onkyo 3030 was ~2k if I remember.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on April 17, 2018, 15:20
HweeSeng sale selling off 2017 model, TX-NR676 @ $749 w/3mths warranty.
AudioHouse selling same model @ $799 with full year warranty.

This 2018, 686 model no where to be seen yet...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on April 17, 2018, 16:20
Onkyo products are the cheapest in hong kong. (and i strongly believe it is the cheapest around the globe )
gone are those day's when i was a cabin crew in SQ, n i personally hand carried my Onkyo Avr's by hand, back to singapore.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jimbo73 on April 17, 2018, 17:10
Onkyo products are the cheapest in hong kong. (and i strongly believe it is the cheapest around the globe )
gone are those day's when i was a cabin crew in SQ, n i personally hand carried my Onkyo Avr's by hand, back to singapore.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


which are the HK shops that have latest onkyo and denon avrs with good prices? tks
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on April 17, 2018, 17:13
HweeSeng sale selling off 2017 model, TX-NR676 @ $749 w/3mths warranty.
AudioHouse selling same model @ $799 with full year warranty.

This 2018, 686 model no where to be seen yet...

Alpha selling S$700 only for the 676 model....
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on April 17, 2018, 17:20
denon n marantz is expensive in hong kong..
singapore is cheaper..

i buy my onkyo's in Mongkok.
the savings u get in hong kong for the top range onkyo's are about SGD$300-$250 less..
lower range models maybe about SGD$150-$100 less (not too sure because i always get the top range, sorry...)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on April 17, 2018, 21:26
SG market becos of monopoly, price war is impossible one la...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on April 19, 2018, 00:14
Alpha selling S$700 only for the 676 model....
Alpha now shrunk into a "small" shop... @ Adelphi right? Small scale still can offer good price as annual turnover not so high as AudioHouse... the latter cannot afford to make a big cut unless the next model they bringing in in large quantities and can win other major retailers immediately!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: reno77 on April 19, 2018, 08:20
I got the 575 instead of the 676 last year, thought the only difference was the extra hdmi input..but the DACs are also different, 676 is using AKM AK4458 and 575 is using the lower quality AK4438.. If I'd known I'd have gotten 676 instead.. Oh well ..
For this year, both the 585 and 686 are using the 4458 chip.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on April 24, 2018, 10:17
Now Lazada birthday sales , the 676 selling S$590+ from the normal S$700 price.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francis wu on April 24, 2018, 11:24
bro, can you provide the link?  tks
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on April 24, 2018, 13:34
OOS...

https://www.lazada.sg/catalog/?spm=a2o42.home.search.3.654346b58n0pLU&q=onkyo%20av%20receiver&_keyori=ss&from=suggest_normal&sugg=onkyo%20av%20receiver_2_1
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: francis wu on April 24, 2018, 13:38
tks found it already :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on April 25, 2018, 02:07
Think some error in the Lazada website...now you still can order the Onkyo 676 at S$599.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Avonez on April 26, 2018, 11:55
The Onkyo RZ1100 seems like a good buy at $1330. Didn't follow the firmware updates,  I know it can support Dolby Vision but how about HLG? When is the new replacement model coming out?

https://www.lazada.sg/products/onkyo-tx-rz1100-av-receiver-i205097700-s308770058.html?spm=a2o42.searchlist.list.8.37c91621l0qzDV&search=1
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on May 07, 2018, 11:38
How important is "HLG" if the Receiver support all - 4K/60 Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision™, BT.2020, and HDCP 2.2 , except "HLG" ?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Avonez on May 08, 2018, 20:26


How important is "HLG" if the Receiver support all - 4K/60 Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision™, BT.2020, and HDCP 2.2 , except "HLG" ?

Not a deal breaker. Figure it is just a line of code upgrade since the new 920 supports HLG but is almost the same as rz1100 but with lower amp power. Anyway got the rz1100 since is a steal but dread to reconnect everything again.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Avonez on May 15, 2018, 11:02
What a disappointment to know that Google Chromecast built-in inside the Onkyo receivers (apparently other brands as well) only support audio but not video streaming. Thought I could get rid of my Google Chromecast HDMI dongle with the Onkyo RZ1100. Poor implementation and misleading for someone who has experienced Google Chromecast before.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on May 15, 2018, 13:54
What a disappointment to know that Google Chromecast built-in inside the Onkyo receivers (apparently other brands as well) only support audio but not video streaming. Thought I could get rid of my Google Chromecast HDMI dongle with the Onkyo RZ1100. Poor implementation and misleading for someone who has experienced Google Chromecast before.

Oh what a bummer but thanks for sharing. Actually there are 2 versions of Chromecast avail in the market - one with Audio/Vido while another one purely on Audio streaming aptly called Chromecast Audio. The latter supposedly provides better sampling rate resulting in better streaming experience for bigger music files encoded in higher bitrate (near CD quality).
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: reno77 on May 16, 2018, 11:20
What a disappointment to know that Google Chromecast built-in inside the Onkyo receivers (apparently other brands as well) only support audio but not video streaming. Thought I could get rid of my Google Chromecast HDMI dongle with the Onkyo RZ1100. Poor implementation and misleading for someone who has experienced Google Chromecast before.

Tell me about it.. I got the Onkyo 575 and the lg c7.. Both have a version of chromecast..but neither is detected as a YouTube capable streamer by my Google home..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on June 10, 2018, 07:12
new firmware updates out on Jun 05th 2018...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on June 18, 2018, 11:53
(https://www.spill.hk/article/1529047458/152904933926901.jpg)
https://www.spill.hk/audiovisual/onkyo-tx-rz730-review/
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ralfale on June 18, 2018, 13:08
No 13 channel :(

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【評測】Onkyo TX-RZ730:至抵 9.2 合併機 11.2 聲道 Pre-out 玩法靈活實用
2018年06月15日
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,早兩代的 RZ700 甚至 RZ800 系列都只是 7.2 聲道設計,今次就一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。而且 11.2 聲道的 Pre-out 亦都可以配合用家的不同玩法,今次都會同大家試一下。

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Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
THX 認證、11.2 聲道處理
TX-RZ730 本身配備了 9.2 聲道放大輸出,每聲道功率為 175W。額外更支援 11.2 聲道處理,可以兼容到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.2.4 聲效,只需要多一隻兩聲道後級就玩到。今次新機獲得 THX Certified Select 認證,在 57 平方米(約 2,000 呎)空間內通過了 THX 實驗室所設定的 75 個項目合共 2,000 項測試,音效表現方面幾有保證。另外 AccuEQ Advance 音場校正、加強反射式 Dolby Atmos Enabled 喇叭表現的 AccuReflex 等技術都有齊,配合 Dynamic Audio Amplification 動態音頻放大技術以及專利的 VLSC 矢量線性修正電路,音效處理的規格及功能都相當齊全。另外,同早前測試的 TX-NR686 一樣,TX-RZ730 支援 Dolby 和 DTS 音效交叉 up-mixing,玩法更加靈活。


Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
設有前置 HDMI,隔離的端子可連接收音咪,支援 AccuEQ Advance 音場校正。
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
相比起同期推出的 TX-RZ830,TX-RZ730 就不設前揭蓋的設計,不過都有齊各種訊源以及設定的快捷鍵。
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
前面板左邊係開關以及 Pure Audio 模式的按鈕。
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
同 Onkyo 近年的中高階新機一樣,設有獨立的聆聽模式同音效調節旋鈕,可以好方便地調聲。
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
由於支援交叉 up-mixing 及具備 THX 認證,所以在播放 Dolby 音效、以 THX Neural:X 做 up-mixing 並且選擇 THX Cinema 模式時,Dolby、DTS 同 THX 的 3 個「燈」都會同時亮起。
Hi-Res 音樂播放、DTS Play-Fi 串流有齊
Onkyo 在音樂播放和網絡串流功能方面,一向是市場上最齊全的品牌,今次 TX-RZ730 同樣有齊了 Chromecast built-in、AirPlay、DTS Play-Fi、自家 FlareConnect,以及 Spotify、TIDAL、Deezer 等等串流功能,無論 Android 抑或 iPhone 用家都可以好方便地播歌。新機亦可以通過 USB 或 DLNA 網絡播放 Hi-Res 音樂,支援 DSD 5.6MHz / 2.8MHz、24bit/192kHz FLAC / WAV / AIFF / ALAC 等不同格式。

Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
TX-RZ730 機背。
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
支援雙頻 Wi-Fi,設有雙天線加強接收。
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
機背的 6 入 2 出 HDMI 全部都支援 HDCP 2.2 以及 4K HDR 視訊傳輸。
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
除了 9.2 聲道喇叭輸出之外,仲設有 11.2 聲道 Pre-out。
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
繼續採用近年這款簡約設計的遙控器。
選單及設定:11.2 聲道 Pre-out 玩法更多、連接更靈活
TX-RZ730 的選單結構同以往機款差不多,簡潔易明,就算第一次用 Onkyo 擴音機相信都不難上手。由於新機有 11.2 聲道 Pre-out,連接方面可以更靈活。以今次為例,就將前置聲效以 Pre-out 方式交給 A-9150 兩聲道後級,再推動 JBL LS 40 出聲。除了有助令前置有更強能量和控制力之外,如果有聽歌的朋友更可以接駁 CD 機到 A-9150 後級,有效率地用盡器材做「影音分家」。

9.2 聲道輸出 + 11.2 聲道 Pre-out 玩法


連接額外後級玩 7.2.4



5.2.2 配置並以單機 Bi-Amp 方式推動前置喇叭



以前置聲道 Pre-out 連接額外擴音機推動前置喇叭



利用具備多聲道輸入的舊 AV Amp 推動環繞、天花聲道



連接其他 Zones 輸出

 
除了上面的連接方式之外,由於 TX-RZ730 有成 9.2 聲道輸出同 11.2 聲道 Pre-out,接駁方面仲有好多玩法,可以因應用家需要來組合。此外亦都唔需要特別繁複的設定,簡單的聲道設置和直接連接 Pre-out 就可以。

Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
需要用到 Pre-out 連接的聲道直駁到額外後級就可以出聲,無須太繁複的設定,相當易用。
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
以今次的設定為例,A-9150 兩聲道後級本身亦連接了 C-7000R CD 機,可以有效率地做到影音分家。
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
7.1.4 輸出的時候需要連接額外的兩聲道後級,有個小限制就係 Pre-out 只能選擇後中置。
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
今次測試就用到 7.1.2 聲道輸出,前置交給  A-9150 驅動。
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
使用 5.1.2 配置的時候,亦都可以單機玩 Bi-Amp,獨立驅動前置喇叭的高低音部分。
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
新機當然都支援 AccuReflex 技術,Dolby Atmos Enbaled 喇叭亦都可以靈活設定到不同擺位。
環繞聲效測試:準確有力 聽歌與睇戲的絕佳平衡
音效測試方面,今次就用到 7.1.2 聲道的 JBL 喇叭,前置的 LS 40 以 Onkyo A-9150 推動,連接了 TX-RZ730 的 Pre-out 輸出。以 OPPO UDP-203 試播了美版《雷霆救兵》UHD Blu-ray 開場一段,超密集的子彈橫飛場面、聲音定位極之準確,而且幾吓大爆炸的低頻包圍感一流、力度十足。當年 DVD 版《雷霆救兵》係試機首選之一,今次重製的 UHD Blu-ray 版聲音就稍嫌太過乾淨,不過用來試機依然好唔錯,尤其在一些槍聲、爆炸聲、水聲、人聲混合的複雜情況之下,TX-RZ730 依然呈現得好有條理、清晰細緻,加上子彈聲同炮彈聲等等跨度好大的音效,營造到一個相當立體的音場空間,沉落水的幾吓效果更加突出。

Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
之後再用《大娛樂家》這套歌舞電影試吓人聲同音樂效果,其實 Onkyo 在 RZ 系列上面的調聲有幾大改進,尤其在播歌方面由結像到聲音質感都更加突出。播奇人異士們的〈This is Me〉歌舞表演,女聲混厚有質感,中段的和音更是相當有穿透力,鼓聲低音幾恰到好處,既有足夠的量感,又不至於搶過了歌聲和音樂。值得一提的是人聲好立體,還原力亦相當不錯,在寒冬街外歌舞一段,前後景的聲音層次都做到,主唱突出之餘,後面的示威聲細節亦都保留到。

Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
Onkyo 中高階型號 A/V 合併機 TX-RZ730 可以話係幾「賣大包」之作,一口氣增加到 9.2 放大輸出,本身更支援 11.2 聲道處理,配合額外的兩聲道後級就可以完全支援到 Dolby Atmos 及 DTS:X 的 7.1.4 聲效。
總結:抵玩、靈活、均衡
最初聽到 TX-RZ730 價錢的時候有少少嚇一跳,7,000 蚊有找的價錢可以有 9.2 聲道輸出及 11.2 聲道 Pre-out,相當抵玩。事實上今次新機的音效表現亦都好出色,兼顧了能量感同準確性,加上有 11.2 聲道的靈活配搭同接駁,對於升級用家來講十分適合。而且還有 Onkyo 一系列豐富的音樂播放和串流功能,對同時有聽歌睇戲的朋友來說,是一個擁有均衡表現、豐富功能,影同音都兼顧到的好選擇,更是同價位最抵玩的合併機之一。

另外,TX-RZ730 而家做緊一個期間限定的買機有 3 年原廠保養活動,由即日起到 2018 年 7 月 15 日於 Onkyo 授權經銷商購買 TX-RZ730(同期推出的再高一級型號 TX-RZ830 都有份),並於 2018 年 7 月 30 日或之前做好登記,就可享 3 年原廠保用,變相亦都令新機更加抵買。不過就真係「期間限定」,有興趣的朋友可以參考返 Onkyo 的相關網頁。

Specifications
TX-RZ730
聲道:9.2(放大)、11.2(處理)
功率:175W/Ch
支援音效:Dolby Atmos、DTS:X、Dolby TrueHD、DTS-HD MA 等
支援視訊:4K/60P(HDR10、Dolby Vision、HLG)、BT.2020、HDCP 2.2
網絡音樂功能:FlareConnect、DTS Play-Fi、AirPlay、Chromecast、Spotify、TIDAL、Deezer、TuneIn 等
支援音樂:最高 DSD 5.6MHz、24bit/192kHz FLAC、WAV、AIF、ALAC
輸入端子:HDMI × 7(1 組前置)、色差 × 2、RCA Video × 2、RCA Audio × 6、Phono、同軸、光纖 × 2、3.5mm audio 等
輸出端子:HDMI × 2、11.2 Pre-out、6.3mm audio 等
體積:435 × 177 × 379.5mm
重量:10.8 kg
售價:$6,980
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 21, 2018, 15:57
New Firmware Updates out today.
Both my RZ3100 and RZ676 gave me a prompt on my tv screen that updates are available.
Both sets updated in less than 5Mins in total.
 ;D
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: r0_ger on August 22, 2018, 22:00
I did the net update. But got a "7-82 Error!" message.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 22, 2018, 22:24
which model is yours?
try downloading the update to a thumdrive.
u might have to update your set twice as stated in onkyo website..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: r0_ger on August 22, 2018, 22:34
RZ710

I did a few times. Restarted the Avr each time I encountered error. Probably have to go through the thumbdrive then

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 22, 2018, 22:38
one question...
do u always update to the latest firmware?
or do u skip..
if u skip, I believe that's the reason onkyo needs u to update the set twice..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: r0_ger on August 22, 2018, 22:48
I always update it. This is my 2nd occasion. First time was OK.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 22, 2018, 22:54
ok, plug out the power from the 710 for at least 3 mins..
unplug the Ethernet cable from the onkyo also (if u r using Ethernet connection like me)
then plug back the main power to the onkyo n do the update..
pls report back if it works..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 22, 2018, 22:55
oop's!! don't forget to plug the Ethernet cable back into the onkyo ah!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: r0_ger on August 22, 2018, 23:02
Will try and update. By the way... What's the update? Anyone has the changelog?

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on August 22, 2018, 23:09
supports "Deezer"
last update before this was "Sono's" support..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Avonez on August 23, 2018, 00:08
I did the net update. But got a "7-82 Error!" message.

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I also got the same error on my RZ1100 using Net update. It was already on the latest firmware before the update. Turned off, turned on and was prompted to update again. I resumed and completed the update. Incidentally the changelog did mention that you may be required to update twice depending on the firmware. Anyway it certainly gave me a scare as I never had any problem with using Net update on all my previous occasions.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: r0_ger on August 23, 2018, 01:19
Weird! I was prompted update when I switched it on earlier and I tried again... It worked! I didn't even unplug anything... Looks like I can only attribute it to the update server having some issue. Anyway not sure what's the improvement. I don't use the Net application much, except for tunein for the radio.

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Avonez on September 05, 2018, 10:16
I seem to have lost Spotify Connect on my Onkyo RZ1100, not sure if it was due to the latest update. I can still see the Onkyo built-in Google-Cast so at least I am still able to connect to my Spotify. I used to be able to see both connection options. Anyway, what is the difference between using Spotify Connect and Google-cast on Spotify?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 05, 2018, 16:15
my RZ3100 still has the spotify app. n i have updated my onkyo to the latest firmware already.
my other onkyo 676 has also been updated, n the spotify app is still there too...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: vieri on September 13, 2018, 11:41
Guys, Im in the market for a new Onkyo AVR that supports 4K. Any recommendations?
Thanks!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 13, 2018, 13:09
budget?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: vieri on September 13, 2018, 14:21
budget?

Sorry...$1-2K.
Just found out my old SR707 is a bit outdated. :)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 13, 2018, 14:24
its old, but gold powerhouse!
 ;)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: vieri on September 13, 2018, 14:34
its old, but gold powerhouse!
 ;)

Looking at the NR686.
Btw, how do you guys dispose/sell your old AVR?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 13, 2018, 14:37
u want my 676?
it's my bedroom avr..
running jus a simple left/right n center channel.
other channels not being used.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 13, 2018, 14:39
it's got Dolby Vision pass through plus Atmos n DtsX
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 13, 2018, 14:43
here's the link...

https://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/av_components/av_receivers/tx-nr676e/index.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: vieri on September 13, 2018, 14:47
How come the 676 & 686 price differs quite a bit?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on September 13, 2018, 15:24
THX badge, Surround Processing...?
...686 too ex to swallow? Wait until next year March like that where 696 will be announced for release after May or so...
(https://www.audicoonline.co.za/image/cache/data/Onkyo/Onkyo%20TX-NR676E%20Home%20Theatre%20Receiver%20Rear-800x800.jpg)
(https://tapchihifi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ampli-AV-receiver-TX-NR686-mat-sau.png)
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: SiaOLiaO on September 22, 2018, 00:03
Just bought the RZ730 after auditioning Yamaha, Denon, Marantz and Onkyo. For the price, there is really not much to pick on. Eagering waiting to hook it up at my new place.. Weeee~
 
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 22, 2018, 00:06
Good Choice!!
Picking up from how "PeteTheCock" praises member's who pick D n M.
Hehehehehe!!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 22, 2018, 00:18
Here is his remark...

Good choice for HT
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on September 22, 2018, 00:20
http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=47699.msg1278602#msg1278602
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on October 03, 2018, 18:00
TX-NR686 dropped to the latest low
https://www.lazada.sg/products/onkyo-tx-nr686-i258650129-s402367455.html?spm=a2o42.seller.list.139.2f4d7ca11oQ3Uh&mp=1
...hmm...compete with other 7.2 makes?
DENON x2400 and YAMAHA @ around $900 range?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: SiaOLiaO on October 10, 2018, 15:23
Good Choice!!
Picking up from how "PeteTheCock" praises member's who pick D n M.
Hehehehehe!!!

I really think the RZ730 is really a steal sia. Really no other receiver can come close with the value it brings. Hopefully it lasts too.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 10, 2018, 17:08
Good Choice!!
Enjoy its Value For Money!
Cheers!!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: CASH on October 11, 2018, 16:05
Firmware update out!!
both my AVR's prompted me to update when I switched them on today.
dunno what it updates, but I jus carry on with the updates.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: r0_ger on October 11, 2018, 22:49
Yes. I just updated it too.

Sent from my ALP-L29 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: jac5blues on October 12, 2018, 08:05
I did it too.✌️
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: SiaOLiaO on October 15, 2018, 10:37
Updated. Now with Amazon Music~ but i only use Tidal or Spotify for now.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: reno77 on October 16, 2018, 08:58
Anyone's Arc stopped working after the update?
My hdmi cec got set to off after the update, so I set it back to on...
But still can't get the audio from the TV's YouTube app to play through the receiver.
The starhub box which I connected to bd/dvd works fine.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: SiaOLiaO on October 16, 2018, 09:07
Anyone's Arc stopped working after the update?
My hdmi cec got set to off after the update, so I set it back to on...
But still can't get the audio from the TV's YouTube app to play through the receiver.
The starhub box which I connected to bd/dvd works fine.


Sorry can't help. Not using ARC.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: r0_ger on October 16, 2018, 10:11
Anyone's Arc stopped working after the update?
My hdmi cec got set to off after the update, so I set it back to on...
But still can't get the audio from the TV's YouTube app to play through the receiver.
The starhub box which I connected to bd/dvd works fine.
No issue with my ARC.

Sent from my ALP-L29 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: SiaOLiaO on October 17, 2018, 17:33
I just bought a China-made power amp for testing to see its potential but after hooking up to the Pre Outs of the RZ730, I found out that the speaker pops whenever I change the inputs on the receiver. Previously I was only using the internal amps to drive the speakers and it was ok. Could it be the China made power amp?
Can anyone advise what is the possible problems if you have encountered similar issues before?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: reno77 on October 18, 2018, 08:59
My arc seems ok now, there's audio.. But volume icon doesn't show on the tv if I use the avr to control the volume when it's on arc..
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: SiaOLiaO on October 29, 2018, 10:53
So my fellow Onkyo RZ owners, how you find your RZ830/730 till now? I thought it sounds way better than my Denon 3311. Not sure if it's placebo effect and also the fact that I moved to a smaller place but i could feel more immersed in the movie than before. Music also sounded better even though the distance is shorter now.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: alan9 on December 05, 2018, 11:39
Thank you for Sharing your experience with us on the Onkyo TX Rz830. I m going to get this unit, this week. However also considering the Pioneer SC LX701 almost the same spec with a $200 additional premium. Hope any bros here can help me to decide base on your experience. My previous setup was Denon, Pioneer and Denon. After my last experience with SC LX56, I kind of leading towards Pioneer SC LX701. Had audition Onkyo RZ730 and find it also very nice too in PQ & SQ. Really appreciate any sharing here. Thank you
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Norman_Chan on January 08, 2019, 10:46
After you select your sources , example HDMI 1 (BD/DVD) , on the remote control there is a quick menu button, when you press on it and under OTHER - HDMI , there is a selection of "Main" or "Sub" or "Main + Sub" , what to select ?

Anyone can enlighten ?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on February 14, 2019, 11:01
TX-NR686  :o price dropped :o !!!
$780 should be sibeh good right?
https://www.lazada.sg/products/onkyo-tx-nr686b-72-channel-network-av-receiver-black1-year-warranty-by-onkyo-i300320758-s523626267.html?spm=a2o42.searchlistcategory.list.37.d37d529aRudJaO&search=1
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: vieri on February 14, 2019, 16:30
TX-NR686  :o price dropped :o !!!
$780 should be sibeh good right?
https://www.lazada.sg/products/onkyo-tx-nr686b-72-channel-network-av-receiver-black1-year-warranty-by-onkyo-i300320758-s523626267.html?spm=a2o42.searchlistcategory.list.37.d37d529aRudJaO&search=1

Alpha Audio also retailing at this price. Value for money?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on February 14, 2019, 19:03
compare to marantz 5013, certainly lo...
However when put mano-a-mano with one another
(https://gc.lnwfile.com/_/gc/_raw/oa/9h/w3.jpg)
v.s
(https://www.visionhifi.com.au/assets/images/product/large/1914_2.jpg)
The difference of $100 buys you additional connections, and u'll not be stuck on amplification like Onkyo.
Marantz have pre-outs on all channels, u can change ur amplification with another gear!
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on February 14, 2019, 19:08
Alpha Audio also retailing at this price. Value for money?
Alpha Audio put 2 ads... both shown as black... Why not 1 black 1 Silver one?
Title: TX-NR696(2019) launched!
Post by: YANG on April 18, 2019, 17:56
http://www.youtube.com/v/kywLBmxJcm8&fs=1
key change: internal PCB, removable power cable
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on April 23, 2019, 02:52
while marantz is about future power upgradability...
http://www.youtube.com/v/oidIMy8CLn8&fs=1
...Onkeee here is about affordability.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on May 02, 2019, 18:28
I think this is the first hand experience meetup of 696 in the world lo...
http://www.youtube.com/v/j-z5mtgoDaw&fs=1
Too bad... no subtitles available because too long
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: otomato on May 06, 2019, 20:22
I thought of buying NR686
but after knowing NR696, I pause a little while.

Are there any differences between both of them and should I buy 686 instead rather then waiting for 696 ... thanks
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on May 06, 2019, 21:04
686 is now considerably much affordable than Denon which offers close capabilities n functions but different by power.
696 newest improvement goes to the motherboards (lesser ICs), n removable power cord.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: otomato on May 07, 2019, 13:53
Saw TN 696 @ 1299 from one of the shop I can't recall.
Only differences are, it has DTS virtual X and 10w extra.
Would you go for TN686 or the newer TN 696?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: dbchoong on May 07, 2019, 14:06
The 686 is $699 (in Lazada/Alpha Audio).
You can get 830 for about $1k.

$1299 for a 696 a bit on high side, isn't it?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on May 07, 2019, 14:23
...$1299 for a 696 a bit on high side, isn't it?
2019 model initial launch mah... 6mths later it's either AudioHouse or AlphaAudio make the move to drop below 1.1 lor...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: otomato on May 08, 2019, 16:38
Some commented that TN686 lack of punch and dynamic...
To those who owns this, Is this true?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Djblackfm on May 15, 2019, 13:36
Hmmmmmm

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/15/sound-united-buys-onkyo-home-audio/
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: tane0019 on May 15, 2019, 20:31
Hmmmmmm

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/15/sound-united-buys-onkyo-home-audio/

Like that, then all Jap AVR brands will become one.

Competitors will be those angmo brands only.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on May 15, 2019, 21:40
still hv Sony leh。。。
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: tane0019 on May 15, 2019, 22:40
still hv Sony leh。。。

Oh ah.  Don't see that much locally.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ronildoq on May 16, 2019, 08:09
Hmmmmmm

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/15/sound-united-buys-onkyo-home-audio/

And the buying spree begins

https://www.soundandvision.com/content/paradigm-co-founder-buys-paradigm-anthem-and-martinlogan

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: otomato on May 16, 2019, 09:23
I auditioned TN696 and really impressed with it
Listening to DTS virtualise is so much different to compare with DTS-hd master (  which currently listening )
Only flaw it has one optical input.
Would have been better if it has 2 ...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: DizzyD on May 21, 2019, 11:24
Just hooted the outgoing TX-NR686 Onkyo at 699 at AudioHouse Bendemeer over weekend.

Value buy I must say as I was resisting to change out my old 608 and have tried various HDMI splitter for 4k video duties. Now all is good and I am getting UHD video and HD audio all sorted out.

I am sure there are other more better AVR but am happy with this.

Btw I am still running 5.1 hence exploring what are value for money atmos speaker for the front.

Suggestions?
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on May 21, 2019, 11:39
I auditioned TN696 and really impressed with it
Listening to DTS virtualise is so much different to compare with DTS-hd master (  which currently listening )
Only flaw it has one optical input.
Would have been better if it has 2 ...
Now available from HweeSeng
https://www.lazada.sg/products/tx-nr696-72-channel-network-av-receiver-i325628879-s682716034.html?spm=a2o42.searchlistcategory.list.27.1c3c715aS8pOep&search=1
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on May 21, 2019, 17:14
Just hooted the outgoing TX-NR686 Onkyo at 699 at AudioHouse Bendemeer over weekend.

Value buy I must say as I was resisting to change out my old 608 and have tried various HDMI splitter for 4k video duties. Now all is good and I am getting UHD video and HD audio all sorted out.

I am sure there are other more better AVR but am happy with this.

Btw I am still running 5.1 hence exploring what are value for money atmos speaker for the front.

Suggestions?


You can't go cheap if you intend to go the Atmos Reflection speaker route. 2 possible options you can look at - i.e. Elac A4 or the Pioneer SP-T22A-LR. The last time I knew was both speakers carry by Alpha Audio. Give them a call to check on availability. It won't burn a hole in your pocket. I highly recommend the Elac A4 over the rest.

(http://xtremeplace.ddns.net/images/misc/ae_spks.jpg)

Link:http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=229666.0 (http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=229666.0)


Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: otomato on June 02, 2019, 14:47
bought NR-696 and Im blown away.
before buying this amp, listening effect was always HD master or HD digital.
But with this amp, DTS Neural:X and even THX soundstage are present.
Listening to THX for my first time is like my ears on drugs. Effects are clear and distributed dynamically
to each of my speakers ... stunningly. BTW,  Im watching Starwars Collection bluray to get that effect.
And DTS Neural:X ... never heard nor try using this effect.
I think Im going to like it even more to compare to HD master.
Only gripe while watching movies Vocals are not crisp enough.
Music are excellent with equalizers ON.
Only thing is - I need to buy more new bluray movies to enjoy its glory ...  ;D
   
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: dbchoong on June 02, 2019, 15:13
Congrats on getting your new toy. You all setup for Atmos/DTS-X with overhead speakers?

Done AccuEq calibration yet?

When you have time, do a AccuEq calibration and then fine tune that with a manual volume level calibration. I use an Android app called Sound Analyzer App to help with the volume level calibration as I don't have a sound level meter anymore.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: otomato on June 02, 2019, 23:13
Congrats on getting your new toy. You all setup for Atmos/DTS-X with overhead speakers?

Done AccuEq calibration yet?

When you have time, do a AccuEq calibration and then fine tune that with a manual volume level calibration. I use an Android app called Sound Analyzer App to help with the volume level calibration as I don't have a sound level meter anymore.

No overhead speakers as yet.
But I think using DTS Neural:X is just like listening to high speaker, virtually.
Calibration done too.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: otomato on June 12, 2019, 14:32
while listening to music using 'Music Optimiser' helps. listening mode is wider in 2.1 to compare to 'OFF' status....never been happier

thumbs up for nr696
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on June 13, 2019, 09:52
RZ840 unboxed
http://www.youtube.com/v/_QHvxhXAT0Y&fs=1
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: haman on June 15, 2019, 16:37
Hi guys, I have a new NR676E, used for 14 months watching movies n playing xbox, now the HDMI display output is missing signal. Did minor troubleshooting myself by swapping HDMI cables, devices, n still had the same problems. Brought down to Hwee Seng n the tech told me cost 500 to change the board! Is more than half the price of a new unit when first bought. Brought the unit home without changing n switched it on few days. It worked again for a few movies and back to same problem. Is there a cheaper alternative to change the board or whatever that is causing this problem? Or do I need to get a new unit? Thanks.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: kaydee6 on June 15, 2019, 17:30
Hi guys, I have a new NR676E, used for 14 months watching movies n playing xbox, now the HDMI display output is missing signal. Did minor troubleshooting myself by swapping HDMI cables, devices, n still had the same problems. Brought down to Hwee Seng n the tech told me cost 500 to change the board! Is more than half the price of a new unit when first bought. Brought the unit home without changing n switched it on few days. It worked again for a few movies and back to same problem. Is there a cheaper alternative to change the board or whatever that is causing this problem? Or do I need to get a new unit? Thanks.

I would buy a new unit of another make.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Cubacuba on June 15, 2019, 17:52
Hi guys, I have a new NR676E, used for 14 months watching movies n playing xbox, now the HDMI display output is missing signal. Did minor troubleshooting myself by swapping HDMI cables, devices, n still had the same problems. Brought down to Hwee Seng n the tech told me cost 500 to change the board! Is more than half the price of a new unit when first bought. Brought the unit home without changing n switched it on few days. It worked again for a few movies and back to same problem. Is there a cheaper alternative to change the board or whatever that is causing this problem? Or do I need to get a new unit? Thanks.

676, 676E and 686 all had same HDMI issues. They launched 696 in Europe market first then in asia and US to follow. Im a fan of Onkyo but with all these HDMI issues and stability i'm switching to Denon and waiting for 4600H launch.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: haman on June 15, 2019, 17:53
676, 676E and 686 all had same HDMI issues. They launched 696 in Europe market first then in asia and US to follow. Im a fan of Onkyo but with all these HDMI issues and stability i'm switching to Denon and waiting for 4600H launch.
I thought the HDMI issues were in the past already, like 2014 batch or earlier..haiz

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: otomato on June 17, 2019, 00:13
first time using Onkyo.
and its not the first time I watched bluray movies with this amp.
so far till now, there are no problems with HDMI connect.
can't recall what brand of cable Im using. all i can remember was I bought 4 from amazon like maybe 2 years back
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: htng on July 05, 2019, 10:39
696 already launch in China?

http://www.cn.onkyo.com/2018newsite/Product/11649/12236.html
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on July 05, 2019, 11:31
I thought 696 oredi launched here?
(https://sg-test-11.slatic.net/p/545b45810ef4813276cbf2723e833308.jpg)
https://www.lazada.sg/products/onkyo-tx-nr696-72-channel-network-av-receiver-i341008049-s758706732.html?spm=a2o42.searchlistcategory.list.40.6af4457aE5tShW&search=1

Why u concern about China market movement? If you migrating there you should look at other makes lo...
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: YANG on July 22, 2019, 17:18
Come out hvnt 2 season niah... now dropped below $1k liaoz!!!
https://www.lazada.sg/products/onkyo-tx-nr696-i340970247-s758692124.html?ef_id=EAIaIQobChMIwsqXuJjI4wIVgR0rCh2a_Aa6EAYYAiABEgLclPD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!4281!3!242381247295!!!u!297963845945!&exlaz=d_1:mm_150050845_51350205_2010350205::12:1025267241!54483208270!!!pla-297963845945!c!297963845945!758692124!135165249&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwsqXuJjI4wIVgR0rCh2a_Aa6EAYYAiABEgLclPD_BwE
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rock123 on July 25, 2019, 12:33
Anybody have roadmap or any idea will there be any Onkyo flagship launching soon as last 11.2 flagship was launched like in year 2016?
3 years now counting.

Cheers and thanks.

Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: desray on July 25, 2019, 13:24
Anybody have roadmap or any idea will there be any Onkyo flagship launching soon as last 11.2 flagship was launched like in year 2016?
3 years now counting.


Cheers and thanks.



Wow...that's very unlike of Onkyo line-up...usually their turnaround of new series to replace the older gens very fast. Its been 3 yrs and counting.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: wcseow on August 18, 2019, 01:50
Hi.
I am wondering whether anyone has seen the same problems that i am having with my Onkyo RZ730.

Occasionally, sound playing from the centre speaker will also played through my ceiling speakers but with a slight delay. So nett effect is like echo from the ceiling.

On/off mains power will resolved it until it happens again.


Thanks
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ridney on August 18, 2019, 10:00
my RZ730 also  shifts my center channel sound to other speakers like front L or R or surround and I have to toggle through the Movies button on the remote to fix it. I only experience this with my Windows PC playing through Plex app. It's fine with Apple TV, Xbox, bluray player etc.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: wcseow on August 18, 2019, 10:27
Oh. For me,when it happens, it stays even when I change the source.

I have to power on/off to recover.

Not sure whether it happens only after firmware upgrade though.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: ridney on August 18, 2019, 12:14
Not change source but change the listening mode (atmos, dolby sur, dtsx, etc..) by toggling through "Movie/Tv" button on remote
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: wcseow on August 18, 2019, 19:32
Not change source but change the listening mode (atmos, dolby sur, dtsx, etc..) by toggling through "Movie/Tv" button on remote

Sorry, i meant in addition to changing listening mode, Itried changing source too. All does not works.

Only thing that works so far is power on/off

Thinking whether to wait for another firmware update before sending it for repair, in the event it is is firmware related.
Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: Djblackfm on September 04, 2019, 08:02
Guess it's been long for a new flagship.

https://homecinemachoice.com/content/meet-onkyos-new-big-heavy-amp-tx-rz3400 (https://homecinemachoice.com/content/meet-onkyos-new-big-heavy-amp-tx-rz3400)

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Title: Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
Post by: rock123 on September 04, 2019, 08:12
Guess it's been long for a new flagship.

https://homecinemachoice.com/content/meet-onkyos-new-big-heavy-amp-tx-rz3400 (https://homecinemachoice.com/content/meet-onkyos-new-big-heavy-amp-tx-rz3400)

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Big thanks Swee bro. Waited 3 years lioa finally.
Hope the sound signature is best! :)