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Onkyo TX-NR676 7.2 AVR ($431.79 USD) ~ $540 AUD Delivered @ Amazon US

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Note: This is a US model which works for 120 V power. You will need a transformer to use it in Australia.

This is even cheaper than the JB HIFI DEAL!

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/351498

Dolby Atmos and dolby vision support!

210 W/Ch (6 Ohms), 100 W/Ch (8 Ohms),DTS:X and Dolby Atmos® up to 5.2.2 Channels
Supports 5.2.2-Channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X playback or traditional 7.2 Channel surround sound
HDMI® 7 In / 2 Out Including 1 Front (HDCP 2.2 / HDR),HDR10 and Dolby Vision Compatible
Chromecast built-in, DTS Play-Fi, Fire Connect and Bluetooth plus internet radio with Spotify, TIDAL, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Pandora, and Deezer (requires future firmware updates)
Bring audio to another room with Powered Zone 2 Speaker Outputs and Zone 2 Line Output with Dedicated DAC Supporting Network and Analog Audio Playback

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    How does it stack up against the 757? that's on special too!

  • +2 votes

    It may not support 240v though:

    https://www.onkyousa.com/Products/model.php?m=TX-NR676&class...

    Power Supply AC 120 V~, 60 Hz

    • +1 vote

      It will need a step down transformer so add another $100 to it. (Unless you have one already)
      Chers

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        where can you get those from?

        • +2 votes

          Im trying to learn on this too, at a guess:

          ONKYO - 580w power usage on 120v

          You'll/we'll need:

          Step Down transformer 1000W 240V AC - 120V AC Step Down Transformer (USA) $74.00 (as priced on http://www.invertershop.com.au/step-down-transformers.html)

          They have a 500w - but it wouldnt be enough.
          I've often toyed with this as a possibility, but my amp is on 70% of the day (either me or the mrs/kids) - so not sure if the transformers are that safe enough all the time (heck - if they were, everyone would do this).

          If not wait for Amazon.de or .fr or .ita - they have em for time to time and on 240v also, still no warranty - but at least in my mind safer.

          ****happy to be slammed by the community if not - to learn****

        • +1 vote

          @Hashstrid:

          I think so - not researched enough - my current thought on these is:
          Are they safe enough for 70% of the day in heat
          Being ive got a bunch of other tech around the tv-theater - having this huge thing there just adds to the junk.

          I think though, yes its possible.

          Otherwise man if you aren't in a rush - the German and other euro Amazon sites have em from time to time about the same price and at 240w with just a end plug change/adapter needed - and typically around the same converted price.

          N

        • +1 vote

          @naphman: Ended up cancelling order, thank you!

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          @naphman: Are all AVR's from US amazon like that or just onkyo/this model?

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          @Hashstrid:

          Ah - Cool.

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          @Hashstrid:

          Id imagine so.

        • +4 votes

          @naphman:

          Or go Denon from Amazon.de when on sale. Proper IEC socket (although not earthed) so just swap the cable over and good to do.

          TBH who wants to have a huge (and I mean huge) brick they need to find space for in their media cabinet?

        • +2 votes

          yep, amazon DE, just get a new kettle cord for $4 and you are ready to go …… a 500W (MIN) step down transformer is big and expensive if it's a wound transformer and not a switch mode …. 120V amp people won't even take from hard waste collection in the street.

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          these cheapies aren't transformers, they are switch mode power supplies, or they sometimes call them "solid state transformers" for marketing …….

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          @Hashstrid:
          Some AVR’s will have a voltage switch on the back.
          Not sure if any are just dual voltage without the switch though.

      • +1 vote

        Yes. The US model has AC 120 V~, 60 Hz. So not a bargain.

    • +2 votes

      Yup. Which is why people usually post the EU equivalent. Having a massive transformer at 100 bucks is not a bargain

  • +1 vote

    Puts the current Aus retail price into perspective!! Hell of a mark up

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    These are inbuilt plugs, so you need an adapter, and as stated above looks like it could require a step down transformer. Then warranty may be non-existent.

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    I also believe that 120V units don't perform as good as 240V units (regards to power output)

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    I bought one from Harvey Norman last month for 587 as well during specials.
    It is the 676E(European version I believe) and I am pretty impressed.
    Its one of the few models in this price range which can fire your 4 ohm speakers.

  • +1 vote

    FIY Onkyo Australia do not repair or sell parts for grey import.

    • +7 votes

      And a warning… An Onkyo without a warranty is a paperweight before long.

      They keep selling units with known faults. eg: HDMI failure fiasco years back.

      • +1 vote

        Many, many years back. They're fine these days.

        Having said that, 110V rules this out. Point the browser at Amazon.de and see what's going cheap…

        • +1 vote

          But it shows you the company ethos that they are willing to continue to manufacture and sell a product with critical lifespan issues.

          Even though that attitude is far too common with companies, no way am I dealing with anyone like this. Same reason I avoid HP like the plague.

          IIRC Onkyo didn't come to the party with the extended warranty until a LONG time after they should have.

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        I know about the HDMI fault. And I know I’m about to jinx myself,

        My old Tx-sr606 is still running without fault every day.

        ….there I’ve said it……..it’ll die now.

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        And they were no help when I pointed out the Dolby Pro Plus content I tried to play on mine just gives stuttered hissing, rendering my Chromecast and FetchTV useless.

        Would personally not buy Onkyo again as the unit was under warranty when I initially pointed it out.

        Look everything else plays perfect and sounds good I just want everything to work 100% when I buy something. I've had to add an optical cable to the Fetch do get DD instead of DD+ and the Chromecast is now set to stereo. Less than ideal.

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      And shipping these 15kg+ amps back overseas is not practical. I was quoted $400 haha. After owning a 616 and the HDMI fiasco, i'll probably never own another Onkyo unless i can treat it as disposable

      • +1 vote

        I ended up shipping my 609 back to Garmany for about $200 from memory, they paid for the return postage, the good thing was the repair was free (outside of warranty but a known issue) but Onkyo Aus was charging for labour to do the out of warranty repair so I probably wasn't really much out of pocket. The purchase price was almost a third of the retail price here shipped compared the here in OZ so still ended up way better off. I wouldn't (amazing bargain withstanding) buy a local Onkyo due to the way the local distributor acts so they can keep charging their greatly inflated prices

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          Local disty wouldn't touch mine. Luckily, my brother in law lives in London. Sent it home with him in an extra suitcase and he brought it back 8 months later

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          @Matt P: Yeah, they won't even sell parts so others can fix them, hence why I have no time for the Aus distributors. The oversea's contact wasn't fast by any means but they fixed it (out of warranty) for free which the Aus distributor wasn't even doing for local stock and then also paid for return postage.

  • +1 vote

    The price is good but can't be used unless you using step down transformer. Otherwise I would have bought the Pioneer SC-LX501 last year to replace my current one where Video Pro was selling for $1500 during christmas sales but it's $2195 at the moment. It makes me think what the heck is actually going on with the retail here in Australia.

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      so the
      Pioneer SC-LX501 doesn't require a transformer? it comes to $750 AUD, worth it?

      • +1 vote

        it still required step down transformer otherwise i would have bought it

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      The Pioneer LX series are awesome.

      I have 2. The LX57 and the LX86 and both work well.
      The app interface is good; wifi works well (well with an external wifi) and so far been working well without issues for a few years considering I use one of them everyday.

      Ever since that Onkyo has bought out Pioneer, the newer receivers has become a rarity to get (usually used to buy them in HN etc) and also very expensive.

      IMO, if you get a Pioneer, you wont go wrong.

      Cheers

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    I have the older TX-NR737 and it's a great amp but not without it's faults.

    Pros:
    Fantastic phone app
    Great connectivity in terms of I/O
    Lots of inbuilt functionality to suit individual preferences

    Cons:
    In-built wifi is terrible - don't even both with it use a wired connection unless you are on top of the router.
    Forgets it's network connection about once every 30 days - turn it on and off again at the power and it remembers (even though mine is setup with a static IP)
    Onkyo amps get quite hot - make sure you have PLENTY of ventilation particularly on top of this unit as thats where the main vents are. If you have a bit of a google this is what most Onkyo faults relate back to.
    It is quite large compared to other amps

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    The other issue with the US ones is their radio bands don't align with ours so you usually can't tune.

    Haven't checked if it's still the issue with this model, but because of power and compatibility avoid the US models.

    • +1 vote

      yep if it wasn't for the 110V issues we'd be buying heaps of stuff, toasters, coffee machines, etc from the USA.

      Gerry Harvey gets a reprieve.

  • +7 votes

    Not a deal… You don't want to run an amp on a step down!

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    From my experiences and many others, if you are going budget I wouldn't look at Onkyo personally, they aren't as good as they once were, Yamaha, Sony, Denon and Pioneer all have good budget alternatives, if you wanna spend a little more Marantz is nice.

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      If on a budget, don't discount second hand either. You can get amazing high end amps without HDMI for next to nothing. I paid $63 for an Integra 7 channel not all that long ago. Sounds better than the onkyo it replaced (because the hdmi on the onkyo failed). Admittedly, i don't have hdmi passthrough etc.. now, but i have optical connections from blu-ray etc.. and it works really well.

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    Its about $680 shipped from Amazon.de for the correct voltage OP

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      Not that much of a saving from local pricing of about $940. When I picked my avr from amazon it was about half the local price.

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        Yeah, mine was under half price and if you wait a bit might get a similar deal, just posting what is available but it also looks like you can get local stock for $730ish shipped with warranty from eBay so that would definitely be worth the extra fiddy in my opinion.