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Onkyo TX-SR806 THX Ultra2 Plus 7.1 A/V Receiver

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Onkyo TX-SR806 Receiver


Introduction

I've been following and reporting to you on Onkyo's 800 series receivers for some time now.  They occupy that juicy $1000ish slice of the market and have done quite well, as such.

Milestones include the original 800 in 2004, a most impressive THX Select receiver, and last year, when they raised the price by only $100, yet achieved THX Ultra2 status on the model 805.

Today's subject is no less than the newest entry in that line, the TX-SR806.  In the broad strokes it ups the ante with better video processing, a revised I/O compliment which tilts things more towards the digital, and THX Ultra2 Plus status, which we will take the opportunity to introduce to you later in this review.

All without raising the SLP from $1099.  Did they have to give up anything?  Let's find out!

Specifications

  • Codecs: Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS (ES, Neo:6, 96/24), DTS-HD Master
  • Precision: 24-Bit/96kHz A/D, 24-Bit/192kHz D/A
  • 2-Zone Operation
  • Satellite Radio Capable
  • Power Output: 130 watts RMS/Channel @ 0.03%THD, 2 Channels Driven into 8 Ohms
  • MFR: 10Hz - 100kHz (+1dB, -3dB)
  • THD:  0.08% (20Hz - 20kHz)
  • Dimensions:  7.6" H x 17.1" W x 18.1" D
  • Weight: 45.2 Pounds
  • MSRP: $1,099 USA
  • Onkyo USA