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Onkyo TX-NR509 5.1 Channel Network A/V Receiver EXPIRED

kashtx 251 December 18, 2012 at 12:42 AM in Tech & Electronics (3) More Amazon Deals
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Promoted 12-19-2012 at 02:41 AM View Original Post
UPDATE: Price drop. Item is now $156.13 with free shipping.

Amazon.com has Onkyo TX-NR509 5.1 Channel Network A/V Receiver for $173.48 $156.13 with free shipping. Thanks kashtx

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Back in stock. Price has dropped now to $156.13 plus free shipping
Amazon has the Onkyo TX-NR509 5.1 Channel Network A/V Receiver [amazon.com] for $173.48. List price is $399.99.

Product Features
80 Watts per Channel at 8 Ohms, 20 Hz20 kHz, 0.7%, 2 Channels Driven, FTC; 110 Watts per Channel at 6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9%, 2 Channels Driven, FTC
4 HDMI Inputs and 1 Output, HDMI Support for 3D, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, X.V.Color,
LipSync, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DVD-Audio
Direct Digital Connection of iPod/ iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port.
Easy to Use On screen Display (OSD) via HDMI;

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I am not an electronics person, so I am unsure what other information I should put in this post. I just noticed the drastic price drop since my husband and I purchased this last week, and thought someone might be interested.

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#16
Quote from Crashton View Post :
Whats the difference between N509 and the newer NR515?
For one thing, the NR509 is a 5.1 receiver (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Subwoofer/LFE) whereas the NR515 is a 7.2 receiver (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Rear Surround L/R. Subwoofer/LFE x2). Moreover, they aren't even close analogs of each other (different inputs, different features, etc). If you're looking at the NR509, you don't need the NR515, and if you are considering the NR515, the NR509 won't satisfy your needs. Totally different price-points, though, so that's to be expected.

The NR414 is a much closer analog to the NR509, but again, you'd have to look at the differences (one that really sticks out to me is the lack of Audyssey calibration on the NR414).
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#17
I bought a 606 back in 2008 and I just started getting the HDMI issues. It wont show picture or sound until after 30 minutes after it "warmed up". I emailed Onkyo about it and they offered to get it fixed one time for free since its a known issue with these units. I guess you can take that for what its worth.
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#18
The Onkyo HT-RC460 is back up to $275 on Amazon, I almost pulled the trigger on that at $260 - is that worth the extra $?
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I have an Onkyo 500 Watt receiver i purchased back in 2000-2001 and it still works. It came with 5 satellite speakers and a sub. The satellites were on the wall and eventually most fell due to carelessness. I replaced these about 6 years ago. I bought polk audio standing speakers for the back(2 speakers) and the front(3 speakers) to replace the satellites. The sub would work off and on and it finally didnt give me any response about 2 years ago i replaced it with a sony sub(onkyo sub> sony sub.. but the sony sub works so it stays Smilie ) I also replaced the center speaker about 2 years ago when the scratching noise started to get noticed during non sound scenes.

The onkyo uses an optical input(no HDMI), i have my PS3 connected to it and will swap out the connection between the PS3 and the Cable box for the sports games. My friends turn around during football games to check behind them because they can hear the sound from the rears and it sounds like someone is behind them. The remote still works.. the onkyo can still blast full power.

Keeping this receiver until it craps out on me .. its been though 4 moves and still performing as i need it.
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#20
Why not get the Sony STR-DH520- it has 7.1 Ch, 3d pass through and better wattage per channel. It's $169.99 at Fry's (see ads- Major Name Brand) or at Best Buy for $179.99 both are in stores though.
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Why not get the Sony STR-DH520- it has 7.1 Ch, 3d pass through and better wattage per channel. It's $169.99 at Fry's (see ads- Major Name Brand) or at Best Buy for $179.99 both are in stores though.

that's why i hate manufactures do this kind of shitty stuff.

sony's spec is 1% THD at 1K Hz,
Onkyo's spec is 80W at 0.7% THD at 20-20k for 5 channel

if you dig more, you will find out sony's true spec is
90 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channels driven

so here you go, sony is way, i mean WAY weaker than this one here.



but both are crap, i don't think any one can take 0.7%THD seriously. it should be below 0.1% THD.
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Quote from seanleeforever View Post :
that's why i hate manufactures do this kind of shitty stuff.

sony's spec is 1% THD at 1K Hz,
Onkyo's spec is 80W at 0.7% THD at 20-20k for 5 channel

if you dig more, you will find out sony's true spec is
90 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channels driven

so here you go, sony is way, i mean WAY weaker than this one here.



but both are crap, i don't think any one can take 0.7%THD seriously. it should be below 0.1% THD.
Thanks for the info. Now, setting my sights to Onkyo TX-NR616. The refurb price on their website (plus tax) versus the brand new on other online retailer is just $30 difference. Not to mention this comes with a free wifi adapter. Maybe a good deal to those who have Onkyo points to burn and don't care about the adapter.
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#23
The camel says this is the lowest price ever. Great deal on a great receiver. I have had the 609 for about a year now . HDMI issues at first, but after all the firmware updates it's been great. If all you'll ever have is 5 speakers then i would jump on this.
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#24
Quote from SDCali View Post :
I have an Onkyo 500 Watt receiver i purchased back in 2000-2001 and it still works.
While it is nice that you have contributed, this info is not very relevant. The problem is recent Onkyo have had HDMI reliability issues. It is very well known. There is a reason this is discounted to such a low level.
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#25
For anyone on the fence, I bought a refurb Onkyo 616, and it definitely still has switching issues even with last firmware. It's not a huge problem for me, restarting it fixes it and I don't mind it. (yet)
But realistically, I paid a fraction of the price of a competing model for it, so you gotta expect some issues.
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#26
Quote from bargain bug View Post :
Why not get the Sony STR-DH520- it has 7.1 Ch, 3d pass through and better wattage per channel. It's $169.99 at Fry's (see ads- Major Name Brand) or at Best Buy for $179.99 both are in stores though.
Besides significantly different audio quality (as someone mentioned) the Sony is hamstrung in other ways - such as not having an on screen display (OSD) unless you are hooking it to a Sony Bravia TV. It also does not do component to HDMI upscaling (need a separate component to HDMI converter box pre-input) and unlike almost any decent receiver these days does not come with an auto-calibration feature.
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Quote from TheBursar View Post :
Besides significantly different audio quality (as someone mentioned) the Sony is hamstrung in other ways - such as not having an on screen display (OSD) unless you are hooking it to a Sony Bravia TV. It also does not do component to HDMI upscaling (need a separate component to HDMI converter box pre-input) and unlike almost any decent receiver these days does not come with an auto-calibration feature.
Thanks. Your thoughts are very much appreciated and that of seanleeforever, it made me stay away from that receiver.
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#28
Quote from MIX MASTER ICE View Post :
Purchase at your own risk. Onkyo receivers are crap for reliability. All you have to do is look at the reviews. Onkyo is the LAST brand of receiver I would purchase.
The only major complaint I found (my Harman Kardon died, just bought the Onkyo NR515 as a 'cheap' replacement - was that or a base model Pioneer with reported video processing problems) was the sour grapes of a small minority who had the 'I have to reboot it to get video back after its been in standby a while' - a problem only effecting people with some TVs due to a HDMI handshake issue - and the problem that has been fixed for most of those people via a new firmware update. As long as you update the firmware and reset to factory mode before doing your install this years 515+ Onkyo's should be fine.

Just got the NR515 for $300 on Amazon. If you got one of Amazon's '10% off 100+' codes in your email it basically wiped out sales tax. Had it a week, so far happy with it. Has some nice features my older HK AVR 254 did not have.
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#29
Quote from bargain bug View Post :
Thanks. Your thoughts are very much appreciated and that of seanleeforever, it made me stay away from that receiver.
No problem. My girlfriend got a sales pitch at Best Buy for the Sony and bought it for us. After I spent 5 minutes on AVR forums and looking at the manual I returned it before even taking it out of the box - better to save other people the hassle.
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#30
I bought this last November (2011) off of Amazon for $149.32. I've had no issues with it or any other Onkyo receivers, but I don't use the HDMI connections. Pandora integration is pretty good, but the wireless adapter (UWF-1) is weak on pulling in a signal. Onkyo receivers in the past were always rated at RMS wattage unlike most other receivers that rate the max wattage. I'm not sure if this is still the case, but if it is, this is a lot of wattage for the price.
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