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Onkyo TX-NR575E 7.2 Channel AV Receiver (Black) $413 + Delivery ($0 C&C /In-Store) @ JB Hi-Fi

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Specs:

Receiver/amplifier - Receiver
Channels - 7.2
Watts (per Channel) - 135
Impedance (ohms) - 4
3D ready - Yes
4K Ready - Yes
Dolby Digital - Dolby Atmos
DTS - DTS:X
AirPlay - Yes
FM tuner - Yes
USB Playback - Audio
USB Music Playback - Yes
HDMI inputs - 4
HDMI outputs - 1
USB Ports - 1
Digital audio inputs - Coaxial & Optical (TOSLINK)
RCA Inputs - 2
Ethernet / LAN ports 1
Bluetooth - v4.1
Wi-Fi - Yes
Manufacturer's warranty - 3 Years

Seems to be over $900 at most places.

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Comments

  • +3 votes

    https://www.zkelectronics.com/receiver/onkyo-tx-nr575(tx-nr575e)/europe/

    Good site for comparing different AVR's side by side.

    This seems like a great price for a decent entry level AVR. HDMI 2.1 AVR's supposed to be coming out later this year so if you want future proofing maybe wait.

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    Can some please say which receiver is better among Onkyo TX-NR575E or Marantz NR 1607?
    Thanks

    • +2 votes

      I would put Marantz or Denon above Onkyo.. they usually have better sound stage, especially for movies.

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        Between these brands I've found it depends on model, price and year. Under the lid you will find they like to use similar components at each price point, and which one is best varies each year.

        If you want sound quality a good rule of thumb is weight. Whichever is the heaviest amplifier is usually, and often by far, the best.

        Apart from features and specs, consider also how much the brand supports old models (it is not uncommon for some to have their support 'sunsetted' and thus be orphaned by its maker). Onkyo list the available updates here, https://www.intl.onkyo.com/support/firmware/index.html but few do bother as their support wouldn't look too flash if they did. They mostly incorporate embedded open platforms, and do so with little to no transparency or support, so if it comes with any vulns or bugs, or develops them over time, you can be on your own to dealing with the consequences even though the required patch is a freely available updated library or binary file.

        It can pay to consider how they match up to your other gear too. Like most others, Denon, Yamaha and Onkyo and Marantz are usually 435mm wide (but occasionally one will make a special range that varies). Examples of other factory size standards are 420mm (Pioneer) and 440mm (Kenwood).

        Oh, and all make some cheaper models in their ranges with plastic front panels, these look different (even when new) to the better models which use aluminium instead. In the brochures they look the same but in real life, the plastic ones are more dull, and do not have the level of finish or durability metal gives.

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      Both good receivers, I know a few people with the Onkyo and they’re very happy, sound is pretty impressive.

      I purchased the Marantz late last year, as I preferred the slimline design and the sound to me through my speakers was better.

      • +6 votes

        The Marantz is twice the price. For $400 I dont think you're going to see better anywhere really.

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      The Marantz ones are better in my personal experience.

  • +1 vote

    good price great machine.

  • +1 vote

    Noob question - what does this actually do - like what do you hook it up to?

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      You connect passive speakers and a subwoofer.
      And on the other side, you connect it to an audio source, like a tv.

      • +19 votes

        Well yeah, I definitely don’t need one - never said I did. Doesn’t stop my curiosity at the upvotes to find out exactly what it does.

        • +39 votes

          This is an audio & video receiver, plus a sound amplifier (built into it). It receives audio and video signals from multiple sources like Cable TV, Blu-Ray player, X-Box or PS, Bluetooth, FM/AM, Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, etc. It then amplifies the audio signal, and plays the audio via the passive speaker setup that it supplies powers to, and send the video to the TV/Projector that you've connected to it. These things often have numerous input ports for video and audio, but the single video output goes to that TV/projector, and the audio output goes to your surround sound setup.

          A proper AV receiver is just about the only sane way to go if you want a 5.1 or 7.1 (or more) surround sound at your home. No, don't get me started on crap like bose cinehome or whatever those things are called.

          This kind of setup has multiple advantages:

          • Excellent audio processing resulting in exceptional quality sound (even at very high levels) that one could only dream about if it were coming from TV or your bluetooth recceiver, etc.
          • Amplification of sound signal, and the ability to configure (Dolby, multi channel stereo, regular stereo, etc.)
          • The aforementioned high quality sound is available to you, no matter if you're watching TV, streaming a movie via Chromecast, or listening to music via bluetooth.
          • This is because sound is always being processed by the AV receiver, and is played via (hopefully) great quality passive speakers that are powered by the amplifier.
          • You could start with just a couple of tower speakers and then build your way up if required, because the receiver knows how many speakers are connected, and will mix the sound accordingly.
          • For example, although I've an AV receiver capable of driving a 7.1 system, I've configured it as a 5.1 system because, well, I only have 5 speakers and a sub.
          • If you have good quality sub and a set of speakers (of course, the amp should be powerful enough to drive them), then watching TV, Movies, playing games, etc. will be a whole different experience.
          • Most modern AV receivers are super intelligent. They could configure themselves so they sound best in the exact environment they're present in with the help of a microphone based tuning system like Audessey, so you always get the best sound.
          • Many modern AV receivers also come with remotes that could "learn" to mimic the TV remote and DVD remote, etc. so you don't need to be dicking around with 4 remote controls.
          • You could switch between sources (you're watching DTV, but want to just switch to Chromecast now) using the same AV receiver remote. In fact, modern AV receivers are intelligent enough to realise that a signal is coming from Chromecast, and will automatically switch source.
          • More expensive models will come with networking capabilities like being able to connect to a Wifi router, or have an ethernet port.

          Cons:

          • $$$ (mitigated by building slowly - start with a pair of bookshelves and a sub)
          • Might be overwhelming if you're just starting out - too many things to choose from, and too easy to get set of dud speakers that don't justify purchasing a quality AV receiver like this one. In the contrary, you may often be able to grab a bargain on gumtree.
          • Might be an overkill if you live in a sudio apartment or such, because the explosions in your movie will rattle the neighbours kitchen cabinet.

          Hopefully this was of help. Do let me know if you have more questions and I'll be happy to answer.

          You wouldn't know what you were missing out on until you set one up for yourself. May be now you need one. ;-)

    • +5 votes

      It connects all of your AV inputs (game console, bluray player, pay tv, chromecast) and then outputs the video onto your TV/Projector etc. and then processes the audio and powers speakers that you need to buy separately,it has the ability to do surround sound and fancy stuff. It can also be used as a stereo without a video source.

      • +2 votes

        it also has inbuilt dacs and since it has wifi i assume it'll work as a network playback machine

        for $400 it has SOOO much tech inside

  • +10 votes

    32 votes already, sounds like this deal has been well received.

    • +1 vote

      It's entry level, but in all honestly would have more than enough capability for 98% of setups out there, for this price it is hard to beat.

      If you'd bought a HTiB you could junk the processor and replace it with this and you'd get a 1000% improvement.

  •  

    I have an old sony DVD 5.1 system. Basically is a DVD player which powers a 5.1 speaker system. The limited connectivity kinda drags the rest of my other connected devices down, and makes it impossible to connect others.
    Anyone know if I could connect my Sony speakers to this unit, and have them powered via this unit as well?

    • +3 votes

      Your best bet is to also buy some decent speakers. This is how I started, but the sound quality just wasnt there. scored some Klipch speakers on gumtree for $250 and the difference was massive, never looked back :)

    • +2 votes

      You will find your elcheapo speakers are rated for 5-10w max and hooking them up to something like this is truely pointless. Lolitsme is completly right buy a decent pair of book shelf speakers etc then later when you add floor standing speakers and them use them as rear speakers etc

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        Thank you lolitsme and solidussnake, The speakers from my old system are good quality, but I was worried about whether the advertised amplifier would be able to power them, as my old DVD amplifier powers the speakers and sends the audio signal via the same cable.
        I appreciate the feedback, and will look for a more substantial solution to my audio needs :)

  • +4 votes

    Got drunk bought amplifier… Damn you Ozbargains… Now have a reason to hook up all those Voll desktop speakers I have bought over the years into the rear speakers of a 7.2 configuration :P

    • +3 votes

      Thats the best way to buy stuff 😁

      • +1 vote

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        damn you all to hell charleton heston style

        i've spend more than $400 on a phone or a watch so…

  • -2 votes

    Where's the component video out?

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    How does this compare to the Yamaha amplifiers selling for around 300ish at HN?

  • +1 vote

    Great price for a very good receiver. Didn't think Aus prices would get this low

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    So…. what speakers should I pair this with?

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      anything halfway decent

      I do think a particular knock against this and other receivers is that power is a bit rubbery (on paper) but its expected. I dont believe this does 7 channels of the power it implies. Its 135w only one channel driven.

      Looking at stereo its 80w x 2 driven 20-20khz at 0.1 thd.

      So you do need fairly sensitive speakers.

      • +5 votes

        I doubt any AVRs can drive all channels at max output. You’d need separates (Bryce etc) or a serious multi-channel amp (e.g. Sunfire) to do that.

        Even a $2K AVR can’t hope to drive 7 speakers at ~140W simultaneously.

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        I can't actually do 7.1 as the layout of my apartment only allows 3.1 does this mean I can get more powerful speakers if I run less?

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    Is there any streaming box that supports EArc at the moment, so that we can get Netflix and Amazon to do Atmos and DtsX etc.

    • +1 vote

      No box has hdmi 2.1 yet. Even adding the EARC to a box with hdmi 2.0 would cost too much money to manufacture. Have to wait a little while

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      If you plug the streaming box straight into the receiver you won't need Earc? I'm new to home theatre but my understanding is that you only require Earc to return higher bitrate audio streams through hdmi out (ie the cable going to your TV)

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        My LG C7 has Arc, and my tv supports Atmos, so if I have a Dolby Atmos amplifier, it should work, but I think, the Arc cable is not capable of transmitting True HD. It did not work for me.
        *when I play dolby atmos from Netflix and Amazon, it shows that on my tv screen display.

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    was tossing between this and the Sony STR DN1080 - and went the SONY route via SONY ebay using code plume15 ~$650ish. hope made the right choice

  • +2 votes

    A bit better than the "Flintstone" box advertised at HN earlier.

  • +1 vote

    I picked one up today. The box price is $1199!!!

  • +2 votes

    Just bought one. Now need to by a good speaker set.

  • +2 votes

    Thanks OP, just bought one too to replace an old 15 years old Marrantz…

  • +1 vote

    Damn almost bought it but found a comparison to my 545 and not worth the changeover.

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    Thanks op. Picked one up I've had a pioneer vsx 1130 and onkyo 856 for a few years and both have performed well needed a cheap 4k reciever with atmos for holiday house and this price was a bargain for what it supports. Considered the pioneer for $50 less but it had no online features so went with the onkyo instead.

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    Picked up from JB for $400 neat.

    Thanks OP.

  • +1 vote

    Got last boxed one at the Glen. They mentioned it had previously been opened and returned same day by another customer, in lieu of getting a higher end model, so I checked and looked fine. Because of that I got it for $398.

  •  

    Any good bargains/sales for a 9.2 receiver?