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Achieve 4K Ultra HD pass-through and upscaling from 1080p with HDR support via HDMI. It outputs up to 80W of power per channel at 8 Ohms for room-filling sound. AccuEQ sound calibration tailors the sound to your room's specific acoustics. Built-in Bluetooth connectivity lets you listen to music wirelessly from your favorite Bluetooth-capable devices. -slickdewmaster

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The 1/8" jack is for the microphone, not headphones.
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Wow, the front of this has both a 1/8" and a 1/4" headphone jack. Cool, but I need a sleeker profile. Unlike in the 1990s, today's receivers are tall boxes.
The 1/8" jack is for the microphone, not headphones.
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Can full size speakers with 12 gauge wire be used for the center/rear/heights? I haven't seem those push style since my old school surround sound in a box days (with much thiner/~24 gauge wire)
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Can someone tell me if this receiver is sufficient to make good use of the Andrew Jones Pioneer speaker set, 4K HDR TV, and Xbox one x? I have everything but a receiver and looking for the best unit that won't break the bank. Thanks

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP...nes&sr=8-9
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I can't see why it wouldn't work well with those speakers. I am not a big fan of Onkyo though. I have had issues in the past.
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Can someone tell me if this receiver is sufficient to make good use of the Andrew Jones Pioneer speaker set, 4K HDR TV, and Xbox one x? I have everything but a receiver and looking for the best unit that won't break the bank. Thanks

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP...nes&sr=8-9
It would "work", but not only are Onkyo a bit on the unreliable side, this receiver would also struggle to properly drive the AJ towers. Bookshelves it would probably be fine.

I would look for a Yamaha 683 at least.
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Can someone tell me if this receiver is sufficient to make good use of the Andrew Jones Pioneer speaker set, 4K HDR TV, and Xbox one x? I have everything but a receiver and looking for the best unit that won't break the bank. Thanks

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP...nes&sr=8-9
Yes, it should run all that just fine. Those speakers can handle a 90w signal and this receiver can put out 80w per channel so there'd be a minor power increase with a more expensive receiver, but this should work fine.

Ive had the Onkyo NR676 7.2 channel which is a fairly similar receiver and I've been thrilled with it so far. Mileage is going to vary with any electronics purchase with people being burned by certain brands. Ive never had an onkyo product break with two receivers pushing up 8 years and still running fine.

Onkyo has a 2 year warranty and you can use a credit card that adds 1-2 years if you're worried though.
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Can someone tell me if this receiver is sufficient to make good use of the Andrew Jones Pioneer speaker set, 4K HDR TV, and Xbox one x? I have everything but a receiver and looking for the best unit that won't break the bank. Thanks

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP...nes&sr=8-9 [amazon.com]
It should be fine to power the Pioneer Andrew Jones speaker set and your console.

One note on Onkyo though...they were notorious for having faulty HDMI boards which required a replacement board to fix. That was from 2009-2012 receivers, so hopefully that is no longer the case today.

Information about failures
https://www.hometheaterforum.com/...es.335227/
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90...018-a.html

If you do purchase this receiver, make sure you credit card has extended warranty coverage as that may come in handy.
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It should be fine to power the Pioneer Andrew Jones speaker set and your console.

One note on Onkyo though...they were notorious for having faulty HDMI boards which required a replacement board to fix. That was from 2009-2012 receivers, so hopefully that is no longer the case today.

Information about failures
https://www.hometheaterforum.com/...es.335227/
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90...018-a.html

If you do purchase this receiver, make sure you credit card has extended warranty coverage as that may come in handy.
they don't really need a replacement board, just five new 50 cent capacitors. in fact i just repaired an old tx-nr606 i found in the garage a week ago and put it back into use.
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This better or Onkyo TX NR686?
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